Give Birth to Goodness and Walk in Glory, in the Name of Jesus Christ

I am not alone.

Yes, that is right. I am not alone. In the Name of Jesus Christ, I am not alone.

This season has been a rough, but vastly abundant for me. As I am giving birth to all things new, the Holy Spirit of God is renewing my mind by the grace of God. This means that ALL HEALTH ISSUES HAVE TO GO!!

~”And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”~Revelation 21:5, ESV~

That’s right. The Spirit of the Lord spoke to my heart. Even in the past, He fell afresh upon me. The Spirit of God has the power to convict. Conviction, dear reader, is what Jesus Christ did throughout His years of ministry on earth. He convicted many of sin, bringing many into the kingdom of Jesus Christ, because of the power of the Truth of God that was found in His ministry, that drew the multitudes into the heart of God.

As I prayed, a question came into my mind: “How can I be a witness of Jesus Christ to world if I do not give birth to these good things?”

~”Jesus replied, “This kind can be cast out only by prayer.”~Mark 9:29, NLT~

The above Bible verse is the answer to my problem: I must pray and remain steadfast in prayer in order for this desire that God put in me for it to give birth to blessings and not curses. God is faithful. Therefore, I have to trust what is written in His Word.

This past week, I participated in Rosh Hashanah, which is time of consecration and prayer, unto the Lord. I was encouraged to participate in it because my friends from my church, First Baptist Church of Atlanta, and others Facebook friends participate in it.

I prayed: a lot. I consecrated myself as I prayed. I even fasted from beef and pork and did not listen to secular music for this past week.

It is amazing of the Way that God works in you when you obey Him. He parted a sea for me this week. I chose to walk in it and as a result, God convicted me of the following things as I chose to enter into Him:

The Spirit convicted me to make my body a temple for Him. He has convicted me of this many times. I listened, but did not do. I was just a listener, but not a doer of the Word of God. The Spirit of God convicted me to take care of my health in the following ways:

  1. Drink more water.
  2. Get back into exercise.
  3. Eat healthy foods.
  4. Fast and pray.
  5. Repent.
  6. Live forgiven and free.
  7. Do.

Since I chose to fast and pray this week, the Lord has blessed me richly as He has shown me these parts of myself that I need to adjust. I am giving birth to newness. I am giving birth to glory. I am His, as two friends from my church wrote to me in a Thank You card. 🙂

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A Thank You Card from my friends from Church. 

 

I rebuke the devil from stealing my blessings in this season of my life, for such a time is this. I will take care of my body as I eat healthy foods and rely on the fruits of the Holy Spirit of God to preserve and make my health whole. God is healing me. The Truth of Jesus Christ allows me to see past my own sins and as He has shown me who the Ultimate Forgiver is. Jesus is a God of Second Chances.

~”Let my vindication come from you: may your eyes see what is right.”~Psalm 17:2, NIV~

I am not my past. God has the power to turn bitter into sweet as the fire of God burns up the pages of my past. My past is not remembered. I am a new creation. I am spring. Winter no longer comes into my thoughts. I walk in the fullness of God today so that I can be a living testimony of the goodness of God from the inside and out to the multitudes. I now write a new book and a new page as I live the abundant life that Jesus intended for me live out on this earth. 

“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”~Isaiah 43:18-19, NIV~

This means that as I lose weight, I will not only be an example of Christ from within. I will be able to show who Christ is to the world by my weight on the outside. Let me explain with this encouragement. 

Jesus lived the perfect life that no one could live. He walked in perfect health. He ate healthy. He encouraged His disciples to not just be hearers of the Word, but doers of the Word too.

~”Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to accomplish his work.”~John 4:34, ESV~

I cannot be an effective missionary if I do not repent of sins that I have committed in the past. I cannot be an effective missionary if I do not care for my body on the outside. I must practice what the Word of God preaches and live by what it says (from the inside and out). 

This coming week, I am going to schedule an appointment with a personal trainer and be sure to post pictures of the progress I make later as God transforms me, from the inside and out. His Spirit is renewing me, from the inside and out. Praise God! 

~”Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.”~Romans 12:2, NLT~

Let us pray. 🙂 :

Dear God,

Thank You that You are a God of breakthroughs. Thank You that You have made the Way out of the wilderness that I have been in these past years and into my Promised Land. Thank You for showing me areas of my life that I need to repent of and adjust as You make my thoughts and physical body new. Make me accountable for my behavior and send me prayer warriors on my Facebook, church, and blog to pray for me as You make me ready to walk into this Promised Land. You are the Way-Maker because of what Jesus did for me on the cross. I remember this as I pray this, in the Name of Jesus. I pray for readers of this blog and that they will seek the Kingdom of Jesus Christ. May they make it a daily practice and not just something that they put off and do every now and then. Use my story to be a testimony to them, even as they read this and remember me by name and in prayer. Make the Way of Jesus Christ known to them so that they do not remain stuck in the past and embrace Your goodness. May each reader choose to make wise choices as they walk in abundance and fullness and give birth to glory and goodness. I pray that even as I make these changes from the inside that readers will see the change in me on the outside. Do not stop with me until You accomplish the purpose You meant for me to fulfill in this lifetime. Do not stop with every reader until You say, “It is finished!” I give You all of the glory, the honor, and the praise.

In Jesus’ Name,

Amen!

God bless you. Thank you for reading.

 

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Touch the World, in the Name of Jesus Christ

I am ready! I am ready for this season now, in this name of Jesus Christ!

“~A person’s steps are ordered by the Lord. How then can anyone understand their own way?”~Proverbs 20:24, NIV~

Yes, dear reader: I am in a season of transition. This season of transition is beyond my own human understanding, but I thank the Lord God for it because it is growing me into the woman and follower of Jesus Christ, who the Lord ordained for me to become in such a time as this.

I work at a daycare for children. Working at the daycare has allowed for the Holy Spirit of God to give me discernment as to what my calling is: children and serving children is all a part of God’s special calling for my life. I have seen the Holy Spirit of God, alive and at work, in the lives of the children at the daycare. The Holy Spirit of God through the children have even helped me to understand a part of God’s plan and purpose for my life.

~”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.”~Jeremiahs 29:11, NIV~

At the daycare, the Holy Spirit of God has fallen afresh on me. I have prayed, both silently and outloud, for the infants. I sang the song, “This Little Light of Mine,” to them. I wanted to be more than just about myself, but allow the Holy Spirit of God to enter into me at the daycare as I am the empty vessel and Jesus is Lord. I also bless the food by praying in front of the preschool class before I eat lunch (yes.—–I’m not ashamed to pray in front of them).

Dear reader, the Lord has used me in mighty ways to proclaim who Jesus is to the infants, toddlers, preschoolers, in other ways too: even the smallest of ways. Whether it is by giving the toddlers a hug or by pushing the preschoolers on the swing on the playground, the goodness and love of Christ are proclaimed at the daycare: everyday.

That’s right. Every. Single. Day. You may be wondering why I go to great lengths and depths to make the love of Jesus Christ known to these little ones. I want to make everyday count. I want to make every breath I breathe and every word I speak into the atmosphere matter because my character is a reflection of the image of God that is in Jesus Christ. I want to give an offering that is only found in the eternal life of Jesus Christ.

I remember when I was feeding a young baby a bottle of milk. As she was resting in my arms, she gazed up at me and I looked down at her. I sang the song, “Jesus Loves Me,” to this sweet little baby. and rocked her and rocked her to sleep. About twenty minutes later, this precious baby fell asleep! Hearing the Word of God being sung to this baby brought the peace of God to her soul! 

~”And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”~Philippians 4:7, NIV~

You see, dear reader: the Holy Spirit of God is alive and active. He is definitely at work and doing mighty things so that the children can see and know who Jesus is at the daycare. I am humbled by everything that God has accomplished and will not stop until His Holy Spirit says, “It is finished!”

God is good! My hope is that He can use you, dear reader, in whatever situation or circumstance that you are in to bring the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to your friends, your family, and beyond! Let us pray! 🙂 :

Dear God,

Thank You for each reader who read this blog post. I bless them and cover them in the blood of Jesus Christ. Let each reader know how much that You love him or her and that no matter what his or her occupation is, the Holy Spirit of God is always alive, active, and at work and doing a mighty work through him or her. May Your Holy Spirit work in and through the secular and non-secular parts of this world. Let the lights of every reader, who is reading this blog, shine so that they can be a blessing to others in their daily lives. Show them their calling and may each reader not stop pressing into You as their destinies are fulfilled and until Your Holy Spirit says, “It is finished!” I give You all of the glory, the honor, and the praise.

In Jesus’ Name,

Amen!

God bless you where you are, dear reader! May the love of God flow in you and out of you wherever you are at today!

 

 

How He Loves You and Me, in the Name of Jesus Christ

Praise God!

Today, I am thankful to God for many things. I thank Him for the sunshine, the flowers, and especially for my personal relationship that I have with Jesus Christ.

Dear reader, my personal relationship with God the Father is of utmost importance because of the Best Friendship that I share with Jesus Christ.

I have many other friends in the world, at church and outside of church, BUT Jesus Christ is MY Best Friend. Period.

People are imperfect. People have flaws. I mess up. And you make mistakes because you are only human. But Jesus lived the perfect life that no other man could have lived on earth. He died the death that I deserved. He took my place. For me. All for me, in the Name of Jesus Christ.

~”For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in Him.”~1 Thessalonians 5: 14, New International Version~

One day, I will go to heaven. One day, I will be with my Eternal Best Friend. One day, I will fall at my Sweet Savior’s feet and kiss them. One day, I will give Jesus a big hug and tell him, “Thank You for your goodness on earth!”

~”You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”~Psalm 23:5-6, New international Version~

I will make it to that day, in the Name of Jesus Christ. I cannot wait until that day, in the Name of Jesus Christ. I cannot wait until that day I sing and shout praises to Almighty God as I constantly worship the Father. With peace, in solitude, and with loud breath. Praise the Lord! 

~”Praise the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens. Praise him for his acts of power; praise him for his surpassing greatness. Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise him with the harp and lyre, praise him with timbrel and dancing, praise him with the strings and pipe, praise him with the clash of cymbals, praise him with resounding cymbals. Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.”~Psalm 150, 1-6, New International Version~

Praise the Lord!

God is watching over me , in the Name of Jesus Christ. He is watching over me, even now. From Heaven, His Holy Spirit falls afresh on me so that my eyes are anointed to see past the faults of my offenders and give the greatest Love of Jesus to everyone I meet (from my family to the the poorest person on the street).

I remember going to work on the Marta bus the other day. A poor man was asking Marta bus passengers for .25 cents.

I prayed to God the Father how I could bless this man. As I prayed, the Holy Spirit of God led me to give him $1.00. So, I kindly gave him $1.00 and told him, “God bless you!”

I prayed for this man and for God to give him safe traveling mercies on the Marta bus. After I got off of the Marta bus, I went to work.

This story that I just shared with you, dear reader, is an example of the goodness of God and how much He loves you. He loves me. He loves us, in the Name of Jesus Christ.

I presently reflect on the goodness of Jesus Christ in the present. God is good, in the Name of Jesus Christ.

God loves you. Always has and always will. He will always love You, dear reader. Nothing can separate you from the Father’s love. You cannot escape it. 

~”And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow–not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love.”~Romans 8:38, New Living Translation~

The love of God is so great because Jesus is constantly pursuing us. The cross gives us, dear readers, a reason to be thankful and to rejoice in the Lord in every season! God is sooo good! Keep pressing on and don’t give up. God has great plans for your future, dear reader. He loves you very much! 🙂

~”I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”~Philippians 3:14, New International Version~

Let us pray, dear reader. 🙂

Dear God,

Thank You for the readers, who are reading this blog post. Thank You for Your goodness in the lives of every reader. Continue to show every reader who You are and the God that You are, in the Name of Jesus Christ. Show readers what the love of Jesus Christ is so that they can taste it, see it, and know it in every season of their lives. May each reader know that Your love is great because of what Jesus did for the world on the cross. May the resurrection of Your Son be enough for every reader to know who Jesus is, as Savior of the World. May my testimony draw each reader into Your great love today. Thank you Jesus! I give You all of the glory, the honor, and the praise. 

In Jesus’ Name,

Amen.

God bless you!

 

 

 

Speak Lovely Things, in the Name of Jesus Christ

 

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You are beautiful, in the Name of Jesus Christ.

Reader: You might second-guess yourself and wonder if you have a place in this world. You may question if you should love yourself in the image that God made you. You might even wonder if God loves you.

The Holy Spirit of God has the power to convict yourself of the Truth that is found in the Scriptures of God. The Truth of God brings revelation to who you are, in the Name of Jesus Christ. 

~”When I called, you answered me: you greatly emboldened me.”~Psalm 138:3, NIV~

You are special, in the eyes of the Living God. Jesus, the begotten Son of God, died for you, dear reader. Speak and declare this Truth as You uplift yourself with the Truth and nothing but the Truth, in the Name of Jesus Christ.

The Truth of God can set you free from yourself. The Truth of God can raise you up. The Truth of God delivers you from sin. You are no longer a slave. You are a child of Jehovah, in the Name of Jesus Christ.

Jesus loves you dear reader. Very much. So much, that He also rose from the grave and went to Heaven for you. His eyes are watching over you as His Holy Spirit falls afresh on you.

Open up your eyes and gaze into Heaven. Listen because the Truth of God will bring understanding, wisdom, and unlock the Truth of who you are, as a child of God, in Jesus’ Name.

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

Your identity is in Jesus Christ, dear reader. This brings forth peace that is found in the streams of the Living God. Just lie by those river streams and rest in Him. It is well with your soul, in the Name of Jesus Christ.

Rest quietly in the arms of Jesus. Let him rock you softly and quietly as He shows you who you are in Him.

In Him, you are beautiful. In Him, you are not a spirit of fear. In Him, you are precious. In Him, you are the apple of His eye. 🙂

~”Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings.”~Psalm 17:8, NIV~

Rest in the arms of Jesus and remember this (even as you pray). Remember that you are loved. Remember that Jesus sees you as you close your eyes and remember Him. Just meditate on the Word of the Living God. Trust in God, in the Name of Jesus Christ.

Even as you dream give the Holy Spirit of God permission to enter into you (your heart, your mind, and your soul), as He speaks to you of your identity in Jesus Christ.

Let God lead you as you dream. Let His Holy Spirit give you eyes to gaze into the prophetic and to bring healing to yourself. Let His Holy Spirit touch you tonight. 🙂

~” In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety.”~Psalm 4:8, NIV~

~”For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime! Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning.”~Psalm 30:5, NLT~

Wake up and be joyful. Stay joyful for God and the multitudes, in the Name of Jesus Christ. Go and make a joyful noise to His people today. May they listen and heed Your Word as He gives you courage, love, and a sound mind to speak lovely things, in the Name of Jesus Christ.

Think about who you are in Jesus Christ. And Remember that. 🙂 Jesus lives forever in You. He shed His blood for you. He died for you. He rose for you. He is watching over you. You are special, dear reader. 

God is good. He reigns forever. Forever, in the Name of Jesus Christ.

Now Let us pray. 🙂

Dear God,

Thank You for Jesus. Thank You that Jesus loves each and every reader and considers him or her a lovely creation in Your eyes. Encourage the readers of this blog post to meditate on what Your Word says about who Jesus is. Encourage readers to go forth, multiply, and share the identity of Christ Jesus locally and across the globe. Gently and Boldly take away any false beliefs and lies that the enemy wants each reader to believe of himself or herself. Do not let Your Word return void of the plans that you have for each reader today. May each reader go forward in boldness and gently reflect on the goodness of what Your Holy Spirit is doing now and what Your Holy Spirit has done all of these years. You Know the plans You have to bring tidings of joy to each reader today. May each reader go forth in victory today and walk in Your peace today. I give You all of the glory, the honor, and the praise.

In Jesus’ Name,

Amen.

God bless you! Remember that You are loved. Walk in His agape love.

 

I am Victory (Always), in the Name of Jesus Christ

I am not defeat, in the Name of Jesus Christ.

For readers of this blog post, you may be wondering why I tell myself this: it is because of the victory I have that is found by the power of the blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection.

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There is power in the cross, in the Name of Jesus Christ

The timing of God is everything, especially in me knowing that I am a child of the Most High God. For this reason, I am joyful, in the Name of Jesus Christ, because of the power that is in the blood of Jesus. I am covered by the blood of Jesus Christ, in His precious and Holy Name. And it is for this reason that I will walk in victory. I walk in victory, in the Name of Jesus Christ.

~”For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man’s heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end.” (Ecclesiastes 3:1, 11, ESV)~

I am a person, but I am not my past self. I am not my past sins because of the victory that I have in Jesus Christ. I am a constant work in progress, in the Name of Jesus Christ. A good friend told me that God has really grown and stretched me over the years. 🙂 I believe my friend and thank her for the encouragement. It is up until this point that God really grew me and I thank God that His Holy Spirit is my Helper. The Holy Spirit of God is my Teacher, in the Name of Jesus Christ.

I look forward and not backward as the Holy Spirit continues to grow me. My identity is not in the opinions of other people or the lies of the enemy, but in the Word of God because it is the Truth. I know who I am as a child of the King. The Word of God is power, in the Name of Jesus Christ.

~”For the Word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow, it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.”~Hebrews 4:12, NIV~

No person will tell me who I am and confuse my identity in Jesus Christ with the identity of the world. No person will cause me to even consider or to even question that I am not a follower of Jesus Christ. I know God. I know Jesus Christ. And I know His Holy Spirit. I testify, by faith and not by sight, of the power that is in the blood of Jesus Christ and in the Word of God that I am a child of the King. I testify the love of God to you and the rest of creation, in the Name of Jesus Christ.

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

Even if people do not see me as a work in progress, for the valleys I have walked through, the mountaintops that I have climbed, or for the victory that God has given me, I know who I am as a child of God. I tell myself this everyday because of the victory that I have from the blood shed by Jesus Christ on His cross.

I take up my cross daily for this reason. The life of Jesus Christ shows me who God is because of the life that Jesus led on earth. The cross and the shed blood of Jesus Christ is proof that I am not my past sins. The resurrection of Jesus Christ is living proof that I am alive because Jesus is alive. It is well with my soul, in the victory of Jesus Christ.

I have the peace of God, knowing that God has forgiven me of my past sins. I rest in His open arms and in the Truth of Jesus Christ daily. His Word gives me blessed assurance that I am not alone in this battle that I fight.

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Now you may be wondering, what is this battle that I fight? It is a war against depression and other lies that the enemy wants me to believe about myself. The Holy Spirit of God is testing me and refining me so that I live out and practice the Word of God that is in Jesus Christ everyday.

~”Catch for us the foxes, the little foxes that ruin the vineyards, our vineyards that are in bloom.”~Song of Songs 2:15, NIV~

I am not depression. It is believable if I choose to believe it. I refuse to believe that I am depression, in the Name of Jesus Christ. I WILL NOT tell myself that. I will not believe the lies of depression or the enemy. I am victory in the power of the words that I speak into my life that fill me with the life of Jesus Christ and the Truth of the Word of God.

~”Your throne was established long ago: you are from all eternity.”~Psalm 93:2, NIV~

I rebuke the lies of depression and speak the Truth of God that is found in Jesus Christ. I declare these Truths of the Word of God that I speak over my life. There is power in me when I speak the Truth of Jesus Christ over me:

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I speak the life of God into my Life, in the Name of Jesus Christ

I speak life. I speak the life of Jesus Christ into my life. I unlock the gates of the Heaven of God into my life and bind every power of hell and the devil from my life, in the Name of Jesus Christ. I am not defeat. I am victory, in the Name of Jesus Christ. I know that I have already overcome the world, in the Name of Jesus Christ because of the victory that I have in Him. I walk in victory now, in the Name of Jesus Christ. 🙂

~”All who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.”~1 John 3:3, NIV~

Now, I want to pray for you, dear reader, if you are struggling in walking in the victory of Jesus Christ today. Let us pray. 🙂 :

Dear God,

Thank You for victory. Thank You for the forgiveness of sins that is found on the cross of Calvary and the death and resurrection of Your Son. May every reader believe in himself or herself that there is power in speaking Scripture and the name of Jesus Christ over their lives. May each reader know that they can walk forgiven and free if they believe in Your Word and speak it over their lives everyday. May the Word of Jesus Christ breathe Your Holy Spirit and speak life over every reader, in the Name of Jesus Christ. I rebuke the lies of the enemy from every reader so that they may walk in the Truth of Jesus Christ daily. May they walk in victory daily, in the Name of Jesus Christ. I give You all of the glory, the honor, and the praise.

In Jesus’ Name,

Amen.

Thank you for reading this blog post, dear reader. God bless you! ❤

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My Identity, in the Name of Jesus Christ

 

We are Free, in the Name of Jesus Christ

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~”Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.”~2 Corinthians 3:17, KJV~

Happy Independence Day everyone! We are free. 

I could go on a tangent about the meaning of freedom and what it means. Dear reader, let me tell you a story about the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ and what that means for me and you.

Jesus lived the perfect life that no one lived. For 33 years. For 33 years, Jesus lived in the perfect will of His Heavenly Father that no human on earth has lived. He did ministry, He healed the blind, He healed the sick, and many other encounters He had with people of all different walks of life. The multitudes followed Him. Jesus loved them back.

~”Then a great multitude followed Him, because they saw His signs which He performed on those who were diseased.”~John 6:2, NKJV~

That’s right. Jesus loved all of the people who He encountered throughout His life. He made the blind people see. He made the deaf people hear. He drew MULTITUDES of people into Himself so that they could experience Abba and His great love for themselves.

And even though Jesus loved the multitudes, there were some of those multitudes that followed Him that did not love Him the same way that He loved them unconditionally. Jesus met the sick and all kinds of people where they were at. He knew that this road that His Heavenly Father meant for Him to walk on for 33 years of His life would change the world. He knew what it meant: freedom for all through Him, the Son of God.

Jesus paid the price for the multitudes of this world to have freedom in Him. He did this though His death on the cross. He shed His blood for all of the human race to see, experience, and take in freedom as His gift for all of humanity to embrace: For eternity, in the Name of Jesus Christ.

And that brings me to my next point: America is a free nation. A nation of which is free to worship God. America is free to go to church. America is free to pray in public and behind closed doors. America is free because the Son of God, Jesus Christ, set her free from oppression on the cross.

On the cross, Jesus died. On the cross, Jesus wept. On the cross, Jesus shed His blood for peoples of every tribe, tongue, and nation (including America) to come to know Him.

Jesus died for you. Jesus died for me. Jesus died for freedom. 

This is what makes America a special nation. You see, dear reader, God worked it out for America to be a free nation. All things, including the birthing of America, worked out all for the purposes of Jesus to be glorified. This brings me to my final point.

Jesus rose. Jesus rose from the grave, giving victory a name for all the multitudes who follow Him. Jesus rose from the grave, giving victory to those who do not know Him even though they freely do whatever they want in the name of freedom. Jesus rose from the grave, giving victory to every tribe, tongue, and nation. This is where the freedom of America comes from: the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. And that is how freedom came into being: Through the eternal salvation that is offered freely in Jesus Christ. 

~”So if the Son sets you free, you are truly free.”~John 8:36, NLT~

We are free. We are free, in the Name of God. We are free, in the name of the Holy Spirit. We are free, in the Name of Jesus Christ. 🙂

Now, I want to take the time to pray for America, dear reader and that God will continue to bless this great nation. Let us pray!:

Dear God,

Thank You for sending Your Son, Jesus Christ, into the world to die for every nation, including America. Thank You that through the precious blood of Jesus Christ that everyone can find freedom through His eternal salvation. Thank You for the blessings You showered and continue to shower on America. Thank You for making this nation great. I pray for continued blessings upon America and that You will bless everyone, who lives in America and regardless of whether he or she identifies as an American. You love the Europeans, the Latin Americans, the Africans, the Asians and other races who come to live in this melting pot called America. Bless them, in the Name of Jesus Christ. Bless the immigrants, who come to live in America too, and give them the tools that they need to continue to make America a nation of abundance. Bless the readers, who opened up this blog post, and let this prayer bless them, their friends, and their families richly. Bless America, in the Name of Jesus Christ. I give You all of the glory, the honor, and the praise.

In Jesus’ Name,

Amen!

God bless America! Thanks for reading and may God bless you too!

 

 

For Me and For You, in the Name of Jesus Christ

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~”I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”~John 8:12, NIV~ 

I am not anxiety. Anxiety does not define me. My relationship with God the Father defines me.

~”Cast all of your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”~1 Peter 5:7, NIV~

Yesterday, I went to a pool with my Sunday School class. It was very calming and peaceful for me as I put my feet in the pool and reflected on the goodness of God in my life. I talked with my friends, who came to this gathering at the pool, and enjoyed the time and fellowship that I spent with them. This was very therapeutic for me. 🙂

It felt freeing for me to be able to relax and enjoy myself with my Sunday School class members rather than remain in my bedroom and pity myself over things that did not matter (what others thought of me, my finances, and MAINLY my anxiety that kept me in bondage……until June 30, 2018). 🙂

You see, dear reader, anxiety is what hindered me from being able to enjoy my relationships with the Body of Christ and people that matter, such as my family. Anxiety kept me enslaved to fear, which was the root cause of my anxiety. Anxiety kept me depressed. Anxiety caused me to cry……so I chose to cry out to Jesus.

Every tear that I cried was not in vain. All of the times I stay shut in my room in prayer with Jesus mattered deeply to God. He sees, He knows, and He felt my pain. 

Jesus’ pain that He endured on the cross is my hope. Every nail that pierced straight through his hands was for the anxiety I felt. Every nail that pierced straight through his feet was to keep me from running into anxiety and into myself. The thorns on His head were meant for me to keep me from thinking untrue thoughts about myself  and to think pure thoughts instead so that I keep myself focused on the One who died for me: Jesus. This was why God sent Jesus to die for me and my anxiety. The sacrificial act of Jesus’ death on the cross was for my ultimate best. 

At the resurrection, Jesus not only overcame death and its sting: He overcame anxiety and because of this Truth, I overcame anxiety too. I nail anxiety to the cross today, in the Name of Jesus Christ. I put anxiety to death, in the Name of Jesus Christ today. Anxiety no longer has a place in my life moving forward, in the Name of Jesus Christ.

Anxiety is dead, in the Name of Jesus Christ. And now, I am free because who Jesus sets free is free indeed. 🙂

~”…If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth and the truth will set you free. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.”~John 8:31-32, 36, ESV~

I am free. I am free from anxiety, in the Name of Jesus Christ. I now want to pray that Jesus will free you from anxiety too so that you too can experience the ultimate healing that is found in having a relationship with Him. Let us pray! 🙂 :

Dear God,

Thank You for the death and resurrection of Your Son, Jesus Christ. Thank You that it is significant in the role it played in my life and in the role that it plays in each of these readers’ lives today. Thank You that that every reader is special in the way that You created him or her. Thank You that every reader is precious to You and that he or she matters very much to You. I pray that through the power of the blood that is found in Jesus Christ that every reader will overcome anxiety today. Do not let anxiety have any place in each of these readers anymore. Do not let anxiety define how each of these readers relate to others and those who matter to them, including themselves. I pray that You will send Jesus in the Way that You sent Him to die for me to let each of these readers know that Your Son already overcame anxiety and that it is because of this Truth that anxiety is dead. I declare that anxiety no longer has a place in any of these readers anymore and that love, joy, peace, and every fruit of Your Holy Spirit will flow forth freely from each of these readers today. I give You all of the glory, the honor, and the praise.

In Jesus’ Name,

Amen!

God bless you dear reader! Jesus loves you! ❤

 

Beloved is My Name, in the Name of Jesus Christ.

Rejection is pain. Rejection is painful. Rejection is a real emotion. 

It hurts to be rejected, whether it be from your best friend or a family member. All of us will experience rejection at some point in our lives (whether Christian or non-Christian). I remember when I experienced rejection from my ex-friends from college. I felt very hurt and deeply wounded. It took me one year to grieve the loss of losing my best friends not just because the pain was so deep, but because I was friends with them for five years.

Even though it hurt me to be rejected by my two ex-friends from college, this experience drew me even closer to the Lord. This is because God can use our deepest emotional wounds to draw us closer to him. So, I decided to pray to God. I asked God:

Q: Me: What is the root cause of the rejection I feel?

A: God: Fear.

After spending a lot of time with the Lord in prayer, He allowed me to identify that the root cause of the rejection that I feel is because of my fear of being rejected. You see, beloved, this is because rejected people push people away. This can happen to you without you realizing that it is happening. I even began to notice that this was a cycle that I was experiencing, particularly with my church friends and family. Because I was rejected by my ex-friends, I pushed my church friends and family away from me. Those closest to me saw that there was a problem, but I refused to acknowledge the problem.

It was then that Father God brought me to a turning point: He brought me to a point where I had no one to comfort me or to console me from the rejection that I felt. I had to bring the rejection that I felt to the feet of Jesus Christ and His cross……And surrender it all to Him.

Yes, I surrendered rejection to Him. I gave up that demonic spirit called rejection to Father God. I nailed rejection to the cross. Rejection is not the heart of Jesus Christ. I am accepted by my Heavenly Father, in the Name of Jesus Christ.

Rejection is not my name. Beloved is my name. Cherished is my name. Adored is my name. Precious is my name because Jesus paid it all for me at the cross.

I am loved by my Abba. I am His princess by my Most High God. He accepts me into His Kingdom because He is Jehovah. Rejection is not my name because God erased that from all of me with His cleansing blood. 

~”But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.”~Isaiah 53:5, .KJV~

Jesus was rejected by the world, but He gave His life for me so that I could receive approval from Him. My approval does not come from my ex-friends. My approval comes from my Most High God. He will always accept me because He already accepted me into His Kingdom 2,000 years ago at the cross.

At the cross, rejection lost its power over me. At the cross, rejection lost its sting. At the cross, rejection was nailed by the hand of God. At the cross, rejection has no place for me as God’s child. At the cross, rejection died. At the cross, Jesus triumphed over rejection and rose: victorious for me. I can now walk in victory because by His stripes, I am healed, in the Name of Jesus Christ. I am free. 

~”Where, O death, is your victory? Where O death, is your sting? The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is in the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”~1 Corinthians 15:55, NIV~

I now want to pray for the feelings of rejection that you may be feeling, dear reader. Let us pray!: 

Dear God,

Thank You that this reader made the conscious decision to open up this blog post and read it. Thank You that the reader today chose to let go of rejection and let God heal the innermost wounds that he or she is facing regarding rejection. I pray over every reader, who has experienced rejection in any way, shape, or form, and that Your healing hands will bind up the wounds that they feel. I pray that every reader will acknowledge where the rejection came from and that he or she will bring it at the foot of the cross. I declare the rejection will no longer have a place for any of these readers anymore, in the Name of Jesus Christ. I declare that by the power of Your blood that these readers are healed, in the Name of Jesus Christ. I declare now that every reader will walk in freedom and victory today, in the Name of Jesus Christ. I speak peace over each reader as he or she goes in peace today. I give you all of the glory, the honor, and the praise.

In Jesus’ Name,

Amen!

God bless you, dear reader! Peace be with you!

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I am Beloved, in the Name of Jesus Christ. 

I Am Brave, in the Name of Jesus Christ.

Fear.

I am fearful of many things. I tremble in fear at times. I go into my bedroom and cry over all of my fears that plague me, which in turn has had a negative effect on my self-esteem and how I see myself. Every time that I feel fear, I pray. I pray in order to fight off the fears that face me so that I have no fear of the future and whatever comes. This is because I know that whatever comes, fear will not control on my life anymore.

~”For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”~2 Timothy 1:7, NKJV~

Today, I have decided to not give into fear. I had a choice to make: I could either allow fear to control my thought patterns and how I think or I can take the thought of fear captive to the Lord and allow for Him to deal with it in the way that He wants to handle this negative emotion. Fear has run my life for far too long, pushing away my friends and family and holding me in bondage to myself and the devil.

Even though I could go back to the old way that I used to think (which were most of the times thought patterns related to fear), this would be a hindrance in my walk with Lord because it would hinder me from walking in the victory that my Father bestowed upon me, as His adopted daughter.

I am not afraid. I am unafraid. I am not frightful. I am brave. I am not fear. I am fearless, in the Name of Jesus Christ. This is because God gave me, His daughter, a spirit of power to put fear to death, unconditional love for people of all different walks of life, and a sound mind (meaning I can control the thoughts that I think and the words that I speak over my life with unshakable confidence).

This means that in this moment, I am not going back. I won’t go back. I am never ever going back because God meant for me to live out and walk out in victory all of the time. Therefore, I have no reason to surrender my life or give me up to fear. Fear has no control over my life anymore. I am brave by the power of the Holy Spirit. I am brave for Jesus Christ. I am brave by the saving grace of my Heavenly Father. I am brave, in the Name of Jesus Christ.

~”Jesus replied, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.”~John 9:62, NIV~

I thank God for freeing me today. I thank God for delivering my soul from fear. I thank God for liberating me from that controlling and demonic spirit called fear. I thank God for freeing me from the control that fear had over my life. I have a spirit of self-control, by the power of the Holy Spirit. Therefore, I think brave thoughts instead of fearful thoughts as I give up fear at the feet of my King.

I don’t do fear. I don’t do fear because I am not fear. I am brave for my friends. I am brave for my family. Fear no longer controls my soul. I won’t let it dictate my life. The power of the Holy Spirit broke this thought free from me today as I took it captive to the Lord. Therefore, I am free because my Deliverer set me free from fear today, in the Name of Jesus Christ. THANK YOU JESUS! HALLELUJAH!

I now want to take the moment to pray for you, dear reader, and any thoughts of fear that you may be struggling with today. Let us pray!:

Dear God,

Thank You for every reader, who opened up this blog post and read it. Thank You that by the power of Your Holy Spirit that You healed the reader, who needed to be healed the most. Thank You for delivering that reader from fear, who needed to be experience deliverance today. I pray that every reader will share it not just because of my testimony, but because that person is convicted by the power of Your Holy Spirit for his or her friend or his or her family member to experience deliverance from fear today. May compassion for those in the world who need to experience deliverance from fear thrive in this world. May the hearts of those who see a dear loved one, who is living in fear, be broken so that he or she will know of ways that he or she can pray for victory for that loved one. May that person know that fear has no place in a child of You, O Most High God, because You drove it out of every reader already. I pray the blood of Jesus over each reader today as he or she seeks You and Your Kingdom first for deliverance from fear. I give You all of the glory, the honor, and the praise.

In Jesus’ Name,

Amen!

God bless you, dear reader. Go in peace!

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I Am Not Fear. I am Brave, in the Name of Jesus Christ.

 

 

 

I Live Because He Lives, in the Name of Jesus Christ

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“~Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.”~Proverbs 31:30, NIV~

Be still and go in peace. 

~”Go in peace.”~2 Kings 5:19, ESV~

Throughout life, I have learned many valuable life lessons. I have learned that people will disappoint you. Material things do not last. And even money cannot fill the void of the human soul, regardless of how much money that you spend or how much money that you have in your checking account.

My relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ is what matters the most because He is my peace. He gives me peace in the good times. He provides me peace in the bad times. He instills within me a peace that is incomprehensible to the human mind and soul that gives me a reason to live this life. I live because He lives, in the Name of Jesus Christ.

For me, Godly peace is what allows me to forgive those that have hurt me in the past. Godly peace is what allows me to be able to look at someone in the face without harboring harsh feelings towards them. Godly peace is what gives me authority to triumph over unrest in this world. I live because of this Godly peace that I experience.

Godly peace allows me to experience all of my life to the fullest. Godly peace allows me to be able to unconditionally love————at a distance and to a person’s face. Godly peace is what overcomes doubt, fear, mental illness, and other unfounded phobias. Godly peace is still. Godly peace reigns within me.

~”Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it.”~Hebrews 4:1, KJV~

At 27 years old, I have gone through many valleys. I have climbed many mountaintops. I have victory every time because of the Godly peace that is still within my soul. I am not emotionally broken because of this Godly peace that is within me. I am emotionally strong and can do ALL THINGS in Christ because of this Godly peace that is within me.

~”I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”~Philippians 4:13, KJV~

As I search deep within myself, I have found that this Godly peace that I feel is what surpasses my understanding of what has happened in the past. Even though I cannot change the past, I can live in the present and face the future because my heart and my mind is guarded in the peace that I experience in Christ Jesus. 

~”She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.”~Proverbs 31:25, NIV~

This Godly peace is what provides me great joy too. I have Godly joy because of this Godly peace that I experience, which makes me smile every time that I contemplate how unspeakable that it is. I can close my eyes and meditate on the Truths of what the Word of God states. The Word of the Lord is Godly peace. It is Heavenly and serene. 🙂

~”Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”~Philippians 4:6-7, KJV~

Let us pray, dear reader:

Dear God,

Thank You that You are peace. Thank You that You sent Your Son, Jesus Christ, to die for the sins of this world and to resurrect from the grave so that people of every tribe, tongue, and nation, can experience Your peace. Allow each reader to know that he or she is loved because of this gift of peace that Your Son, Jesus gives. Allow each reader to experience Your peace as Your hand draws them close to You. May each reader see that Your peace is everlasting and is what allows them to conquer sin and death because of this peace that You provided Jesus when He went to the cross. Nail the sins of each reader to the cross so that he or she can experience Your peace today. Give each reader victory today! I give You all of the glory, the honor, and the praise.

In Jesus’ Name,

Amen!

God bless You, dear reader! Go in peace!