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To Be, in the Name of Jesus Christ

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Good morning and happy Friday everyone!

Dear reader: Have you ever had moments in which you felt stuck: moments, in which your life felt stagnant and everything was at a standstill and you did not know what to do or what God was up to in your life? 

It is those moments that push me to draw closer to God in my prayer closet. It is in those moments that push me to praise God for the good and bad moments. It is in those moments that push me to give thanks to God for circumstances, such as this one, as the Holy Spirit of God shows me what He wants to teach me.

~”Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”~1 Thessalonians 5:16-19, New International Version~ 

I ask God what exactly it is that He is trying to teach me in dry seasons of my life, such as this one. I cry, even as I pray, knowing that God sees and knows my broken state. You see, brokenness leads to repentance. And it is really in those moments that I allow the Holy Spirit of God to teach me how to be more like His Son, Jesus:

To be……more compassionate, like Jesus.

To be……more loving, like Jesus.

To be…….more joyful, like Jesus.

To be…….kinder, like Jesus.

To be……..more peaceful, like Jesus………

I strive towards that high mark of the calling of the Most High One that is in Christ Jesus.

~”But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.”~Galatians 5:22-23, English Standard Version~

I read the Scriptures for a confirmation from the Holy Spirit of God. One Scripture that I read sticks out to me:

~”I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”~Philippians 4:13, English Standard Version~

This means that I can:

  1. Praise God in Christ who gives me strength.
  2. Pray to God in Christ who gives me strength.
  3. Thank God in Christ who gives me strength.
  4. Worship God in Christ who gives me strength.
  5. Do anything through Christ!

You see, dear reader, dry seasons push me to draw closer than I ever have to the LORD. They push me to want to be more like the begotten Son of God, Jesus Christ. They push me to die to myself in order as I strive to be more perfect, even as God the Father in Heaven is perfect.

Even as I struggle financially, I die to myself. Even as I eat ramen noodles as this is what I can afford to eat, I die to myself. Even as I cry myself to sleep at night, I die to myself by thanking, praising, and worshiping God through blasting worship music in my bedroom.

Worship music keeps my mind at peace with God. Worship music keeps my heart and my mind guarded from any form of evil. Worship music gives me the joy of the LORD as the strength of my innermost soul. The Holy Spirit of God pursues me to love the LORD more through worship music. Worship music makes all of the difference in my life. 🙂

So, dear reader, I encourage you to do a hobby that you enjoy doing, such as listening to worship music (as I do),  painting, journaling, and other hobbies that keep your mind focused on God above and away from the distractions and dry seasons of life.

Keep your mind focused on God through Christ Jesus!

~”And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me–everything you heard from me and saw me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you.”~Philippians 4:8-9, New Living Translation~

Let us pray! 🙂

Dear God,

Thank You for the readers, who are reading this blog post. Bless them richly and abundantly for choosing to read this blog post and let it bless their innermost being. I pray that whatever dry season that any of these readers are passing through that Your Holy Spirit will show each reader what it is that You want to teach each reader. I pray that Your Holy Spirit will show who God is through Christ Jesus to every reader so that they will know who God is through Christ Jesus and worship You and You only. I pray that each reader will be still and know that You alone are God as Your Holy Spirit reveals to him or her what it is that You want Your readers to know as a result of reading this blog post. Let each reader know that he and she is loved as Your Holy Spirit allows for each reader to love themselves in the Way that you created them to be in Your image and for Your glory. May each reader glorify You today, whether it be through song and dance, theater, poetry, painting, or another hobby. I give You all of the glory, the honor, and the praise.

In Jesus’ Name,

Amen!

God bless you today, dear reader!

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It is the Knowledge of His Heaven that I Seek, in the Name of Jesus Christ

Thank you Jesus.

I thank God for empowering me in this season. I thank God for giving me the kingdom keys to know what His Heaven is like. I receive the Heaven of the Throne Room of God in my life right now, in the Name of Jesus Christ. 

Let the Heavens open now, in the Name of Jesus Christ.

So he said to me, “This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the LORD Almighty.~Zechariah 4:6, New International Version~

Yes. I believe in the Kingdom Keys. I believe that Heaven real. I know that Hell is real too. I’ve seen and experienced both.

One year and a half ago, I had a seizure. I do not remember everything that happened when I had this seizure, but I do remember this: that I saw black and nothingness. This black and nothingness that I saw was empty. It felt lonely. It was like a void. It was hell. 

This is what hell is like for those who do not know the kingdom of God: they are lost in darkness and in hell.

~”And he said to them, “Truly I tell you, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see that the kingdom of God has come with power.”~Mark 9:1, New International Version~

You see dear reader: When you choose to, “check out,” from your relationship with God, you regress. You regress from the Word of God. You regress mentally and emotionally, causing many mental and spiritual strongholds to develop in your mind as well as in your thought processes. It is in those moments where Satan fights to kill you physically, mentally, and spiritually, and that you must fight back with the Truth.

That Truth is found in the Word of God: the Bible.

~”Blessed be the LORD, my rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle.”~Psalm 144:1, English Standard Version~

This was something that I had to learn the hard way as I strive to overcome the demon called mental illness in my life. Since the beginning of 2017, God has pressed me. His hands have pressed me and pressed me so that I can be my best self for the Kingdom of God and for ministry. I have a high calling on my life, as His chosen daughter. I can’t help other people face their demons if I do not face mine. 

And it is now that I claim the Word of God as I let the blood of Jesus wash away my guilt and shame as His Holy Spirit heals my mental wounds. 

I know and claim these Truths from the Word of God:

I am loved by God.~Jeremiah 31:3 (ESV): “the LORD appeared to him from far away. I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.~

I am dear to God.~Psalm 56:8 (ESV) ~”You have kept count of my tossings; put my tears in your bottle. Are they not in your book?”~

I am special in the eyes of God.~Numbers 6:24-26 (NIV)~”The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace.”~

Friends and family have left me. I am alone. And it is now that I take every thought captive to the Most High God as I strive to know Him and more of Him through His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ.

~”I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”~Philippians 4:13, English Standard Version~

And it is in moments like this that challenge me to think deeper. And deeper. And to go deeper a little bit more as I become more intimate with the LORD. To think even deeper about Heaven so that I receive the Promises of God in my life. I don’t just want Heaven: I want the Throne Room. 

And now, I let the hands of God put me back together as I enter this season of grief, cry upon the name of the LORD and receive His healing as I enter this season of grief.

There is Hope. And that Hope is in Christ alone. 

I stand on the promise that I will receive my open Heaven in this season. God will mend my broken state.

Let’s pray. 🙂 :

Dear God,

I thank You for that there is a time for grief. I thank You that there is a time for tears as I openly surrender all of me to you so that You can heal me. Let my story be a testimony to other men and women so that they can know about your Son, Jesus. I have been through many things. I trust that they are for your purpose and so that the men and women who are reading this blog post become followers of Jesus. I also trust that the men and women who are reading this blog post are inspired to be more than conquerors by the power of the blood of Your Son, Jesus. Let the light of Jesus Christ shine through this blog post. I thank You God, in Jesus’ Name. I give You all of the glory, the honor, and praise.

In Jesus’ Name,

Amen.

Thank you Jesus! God bless you dear reader!

 

 

His Heart is My Heart And Your Heart, in the Name of Jesus Christ

I pray to God. I praise God. I thank God.

This is what I do. Every. Single. Day. I pray, praise, and thank God for the overflow of goodness and mercy that is overflowing in my life right now. The LORD God has definitely allowed for my faith to be tested and tried. Right now, it is refined gold.

~”These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold–though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world.~1 Peter 1:7, New Living Translation~

I pray to God to supply for my needs. Whether it is a financial need, health wise, or for something as big as going on a missions trip to Africa (I am trusting God to provide for this great financial need),  I ask, seek, and knock on the door of God so that He can provide for my needs in Christ Jesus Alone.

I fear many things. I fear the unknown, I fear rejection, but I also fear change. Yes. That’s right. Change. Change is one thing that I fear because it allows the Holy Spirit of God to challenge me to come out of my comfort zone and pray more. And even fast. My needs cannot be supplied without much prayer and further fasting. That is how the gates of Heaven open upon the earth and whatever I bind loose where I am now is what will be loosed to me from Heaven above.

~”He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”~Matthew 17:20, New International Version~

I pray for the will of God to be done in my life. I pray for my family and friends around me to know the unknown God that is in Jesus Christ. I desire for the desires of the heart of the LORD God Almighty to become my desires. His Heart is my heart, in the Name of Jesus Christ.

~”Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.~Psalm 37:4, English Standard Version~

As I pray, I then praise God. I praise Him for making my heart into His heart. I praise Him for taking me into His hands and taking out anything that is not of Him from my life. I praise God for making me into a woman filled with the agape love of Jesus Christ.

I praise God in the sunshine. I praise God in the rain. I praise God in the smiles. And I praise God in the tears. It is in such a time as this that I learn to be content in every circumstance.

~” I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.”~Philippians 4:11-12, New International Version~

I know what it is like to starve. I know what it is like to stand outside in the rain and let it drench on me without a roof over my head. I know what it is to have friends. I know what it is to have no friends……..and it is in such a time as this that I trust God.

I now thank God. I thank Him for the good memories made with friends and even the seasonal friends throughout the years. I thank God for the times that He allowed for me to love on them in that season. And now. The Love of God goes on and on, in the Name of Jesus Christ.

And it is with the strength of God that I press forward, in the Name of Jesus Christ. Let us pray!:

Dear God,

I thank You for the good times. I praise You for the bad times. I pray that every reader who is reading this blog post will experience the love of God through the hands of Christ. Allow each reader to experience what agape love is like so that when the appointed time comes for each reader to witness who Jesus is, then others will come to know Jesus too. Allow for each reader to come to peace with You as they make peace with themselves. Give each reader understanding as to what it means to be content with their lives so that they can share the same contentment of Jesus Christ with others locally and across the globe. Thank You for the readers who took the time to read this blog post. May the words of this blog post free any readers from anxiety and other fears that are not of You, O King Jesus Almighty. Give these readers Your unconditional agape love today. I give You all of the glory, the honor, and the praise.

In Jesus’ Name,

Amen

God bless you! ❤

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The Road Less Traveled is the Way, in the Name of Jesus Christ

This is the day that the Lord has made, in the Name of Jesus Christ.

What day is this, you may ask me? This is the day of rejoicing to God! This is a day of glory! This is a day of praise!

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

I thank God for healing! I thank God for my family! I thank God for my friends! I thank God for my community! I thank God for deliverance! I thank God for all of the good that He has done in my life, in the Name of Jesus Christ!

Even though there have been moments of which I have stumbled and walked the road more traveled (which is the harder way instead of walking in the Way which is His will for my life!), I have learned the ultimate lesson as I approach the end of this chapter and begin a new chapter in my life: walk the road less traveled because that road is the Way to see and experience Jesus face-to-face and from glory to glory.

~”Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow is the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.”~Matthew 7:13-14, New International Version~

As I enter into this new dimension of glory, I see the hands of God destroying a tapestry and making a new one.

Yes. A new tapestry. This new thing that God is allowing me to give birth to is ministry. Yes. Ministry. The ONE THING that I have been pleading for the angels of God to message God in Heaven. To begin ministry.

I must admit, I am multi-faceted. God has gifted me in many areas. I am a news editor for Atlanta Christian Voice, studying for my second Master of Arts degree in Pastoral Counseling from Liberty University, work full-time at a daycare, and am even doing something that may surprise you later (I will talk more about this in a future blog post).

And these are the reasons why I praise God, in the Name of Jesus Christ. It is because He is doing a NEW WORK in me and it is being woven into my new tapestry of art. Watch and see with your own eyes the hands of God painting for me a new beginning. The canvas is a painting of my new life. The canvas is a new me. A new self. I die to my old self. I die to my old ways. For the former way of things is past.

For such a time is this. I begin a new work. I am a new creation in Christ Jesus.

His love is great. I enter into the love of Jesus Christ which is His will of my life. It is His will for the ministry, calling, and anointing, that He has put on my life. O so great is the love of God as I let these words of Scripture purify me in the blood of Jesus:

~”If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. And if I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I surrender my body to be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing. Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffereddoes not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails; but if there are gifts of prophecy, they will be done away; if there are tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be done away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part; but when the perfect comes, the partial will be done away. When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things. For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known. But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love.”~1 Corinthians 13, New American Standard Bible~

And it is in this moment that the unconditional love of Jesus Christ becomes a part of the ministry that God meant for me to walk in. Yes, even as I partake in this special anointing, I becoming unconditionally loving towards my family. I become unconditionally loving towards my friends. I become unconditionally loving towards everyone around me because God is love. I finally meet the world where they are at with humility as I cry out to Jesus on my knees in prayer and fasting. 

~”And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.”~Mark 9:29, King James Version~

I must confess that before I wrote this blog post that I did not know how important it is to pray for others. I pray for myself and others, but what I pray to God through intercession as His Holy Spirit leads me is essential for breakthroughs to happen. I must intercede as the Holy Spirit of God is my Helper.

~”In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.”~Romans 8:26-27, New International Version~

The grace of God is good. The grace of God sustains me. It is all a part of His great love and plan for my life. I walk in the Esther anointing now, in the Name of Jesus Christ, for such a time is this.

The appointed time is now! What about you? Are you ready to walk in your anointing, dear reader? Let us pray:

Dear God,

Thank You for testimonies. Thank You that Your grace is enough and that with Your great love that it covers each reader reader today. May each reader experience the grace of God and give birth to his or her calling that Your hands have blessed upon each reader’s life. Allow them to go from valley to mountaintop and from mountaintop to valley or wherever that the reader is in this appointed time of life and spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ in ministry. Do not let any principalities or spiritual forces of darkness hinder any of these readers from walking in their calling or ministry today. May the blood of Jesus Christ wash away any impure thing from the hands of these readers today so that they can walk pure, healed, freed, and delivered from sin and shame. Empower each reader by Your Holy Spirit to receive and walk in Your Promises of Scripture today. I give You all of the glory, the honor, and the praise today.

In Jesus’ Name,

Amen!

God bless you!

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.

 

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!