Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Its All about The Love!!!

GOD has been speaking to me during my quiet times in His Presence about His Love. I love to call that time and place, "God's Zone."  It is a place where I spend quality time with just me fellowshipping with HIM as HE speaks to me uninterrupted from the cares of the world. The great thing about getting together upon the waking moments is that for me anyway, there is no distractions. 

When I first wake up in the early morning hours, I spend a great deal of time with HIM in prayer and allowing HIM to speak through the WORD and a couple of devotions that I read undistracted. Of course, As well I turn on worship music. Here lately my time with the Lord has been really good. A reoccurring worship song always speaks to me and I want to share it all with you today. I love Jesus because HE first loved me. I own him so much!! I owe my all to HIM, including the very first part of my day!!!

The love of GOD is not a trivial affection but enduring grace  which goes way beyond the surface and plunges into the deepest part of your soul.  HIs enduring love brings right up to the feet of Jesus before HIS THRONE.

I do believe, as Spirit-filled believers that we have assess into the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus that was shed to save us from our sins. 

In the word it talks about the priestly duties performed by the Levites which were the priets back in the old Covenant. They could only go in the MOST HOLY PLACE for the sins of Israel, any other person would be struck dead by the ALMIGHTY presence of GOD!!!

Thanks be to GOD!! Who leads us into triumph OVER our sins. By HIS great love and grace, He sent HIS beloved son JESUS, so we too can enter in as HIs kings and priests!!!   Only by the Spirit of Christ can we enter in, WE have to be submerged and baptized in the Holy Spirit, or we would be struck dead on the scene. I am not sure but I know back in the old covenant. they had to tie ropes to the priest's leg, in case they had sin they would die in God's presence. They would have to be pulled out by that rope if the God of heaven and earth struck them dead because of unknown sin.

The priests, im sure, had to prepare themselves accordingly if they did not come out alive!!

Only by God's grace through His beloved son Jesus!!! The blood of Jesus cleanses us from all sin..

God still loves the world, HE just HATES THE SIN. He loves you that are reading this very much. If He did not love you, "You would not be sitting here right now and neither would I!!!"  I have not arrived by far. I am just a devout and humble student of the Holy Spirit!! I have to die to my sin daily as we all have to die to the sins of the flesh. That is the only way one can enter into God's Zone as I like to call it. God is very patient with us in His tender love and care and wants us all as believers to have a intimate relationship with Him.

You know, a relationship goes too ways. Its not a give and take relationship. WE give our 100  percent of our heart to HIM, and He gives back His heart to us...not that we deserve it in our sin, but through His grace He embraces us and wants to teach us how to come into that place of sacred place, that God's zone. Thank you for listening and I pray that you make uninterrupted time for God....He will pour out His love on you when you are not even aware of it!!!

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Walking in Courage!!

For many years, I lived paralyzed in fear.  Often times, I think about those times and I wondered "why?" because I really and truly did not want to live that way.  I wanted to live and have a full and happy life.  There are just some things I just didn't understand or have the answers. After 3 severe mental breakdowns, satan made sure that I had given up on moving forward. Just living from day to day seemed very difficult and tough to see any future in sight for me. I was unsure of which way to go.  all I could see was the end of the road.  It seemed as if that I could not rise above the cloudiness of life. As a result, I lived a very isolated and reclusive lifestyle. I resigned to a life of deep depression and loneliness. But still deep within me was a still and silent determination to keep going from day to day and not give up and make it through those tough days. I just knew that if I had a chance I would indeed take to. I needed to rise up and out of my situation if or when I saw any glimmer of a chance.

Finally, after many years of living like this, with the God Almighty's help, I was able to break through with God's supernatural strength to make a quality decision that I was not going to let fear rule my life any more. I was sick and tired of being sick and tired.  It was on that day that I stood firm and moved forward in courage. I can tell you that I have never been the same since. It was by far the most difficult and yet liberating time in my life. There are times when I still struggle with that fear but not as bad. I learned to overcome fear by moving out in courage even when I was afraid.  I am talking about in 2010 when I  my life was resurrected and I boldly moved from Arkansas to Mississippi and got remarried to a wonderful lady. It was that great act of courage that had a powerful "domino effect" of moving from one faith moment to the next.

Courage is the deep quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to "daily" face difficulty, danger, pain, etc., without fear. Opposition and hard times will come into our lives.  We cannot get around it. Those obstacles will attempt to eat our lunch. Are we going to let those detriments determine our future, or are we going take the ground that is rightfully belongs to us? The last thing we need to do is procrastinate and allow fear to stifle us. To move out in faith can be as tough or difficult as we make it. Delaying what we know to do only makes it harder to do. When its time for us to move as God prompts us, we need to move!!!

How we react during those times of fear will define us. We are all at different stages of our lives. What may be difficult for one person may be easy for another.  We should not judge others until we have walked in their shoes, we have no clue what that person has gone through.

What I am here to tell you is that you don't have to live in fear, or loneliness or isolation any longer. You can have a good life with God at your side.  I pray that you take those steps of faith in courage that will lead you out of fear. It is going to be awkward and fearful at first.  God wants you to step out of  your comfort zone to a place where you are no longer fearful to live your life!!

"The more you walk in courage the less you walk in fear."  

There are many doubts to be afraid of, but God knows where you are and what you are capable of. He is on your side no matter what you are going through.  

Maybe you are scared to walk into those areas God has for you.  You know that God has promised you things and HE will make a way.   What I do know is that the enemy of your soul does not want you to walk in courage.  He would like nothing else but for you to sit around and procrastinate your life away. God has made a way to bring you out of whatever situation that is bringing you down.  

Father I pray for the people who read this. They have isolated their lives and they have no one. Help them to move out in faith, whether it's one step or a leap from one level of their live to the next. Help them to turn to you and take your lead. You set a great example for us Jesus, help us to walk in your footsteps as the Holy Spirit leads us.  You want us to have a abundant life. Let it be so and help us to do those things that seem impossible to us. in Your holy name we pray, AMEN!!

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Unlocking the Doors of the Kingdom

Why are you here on this earth? God has strategically set you up in the place you are in for a good reason.  No one else can fill your shoes.  No one can tell your story like you can.  You hold the keys to that door. You have the power to open that door, or close it... The keys to the kingdom are not hidden from your sight.  Jesus went to the grave to get those keys for you. Don't hide your story from those around you...

     There are doors that only you can open.  Don't you think it is time to stop trying to hide from the world around you?  As a christian you are not of this world. Let your light shine so that the people around you will see that the hand of God's blessing is upon you.  They will be drawn to the light inside you. That light is Jesus!

     When you accepted Jesus as your Savior, you let Him, by your own choice, into the door of your heart.  Now is the time to not shut Jesus out of your life, He can do so much in and for you!  It is never too late to open the door of your heart to the wonder working power of the blood of the Lamb. He can and will give you hope, and give you the courage to move on with your life.

I do talk a lot in my blog about being "stuck." The fact of the matter is that Jesus helped me to get out of those spiritual ruts.  I did not do it in my own energy, but by the power of holy boldness in God, I opened the door of my life and let the Holy Spirit have control. Only by the Spirit of the Lord can He take you on the mountain heights.

     There are many doors in your life. Jesus is one of those doors. He has not locked you out, but He has graciously opened the door, and you can experience all the gifts that Christ has to offer. Now is not the time to give up. Now is not the time to close the door and reject all that God has for you.

     I don't believe that God has locked any door to us, we can experience the many treasures that God has for us.  If we are willing to share what God has given us, He will shower us with more treasures that only by His grace and mercy can offer to us!

     I believe God has put a light within each of us; His light, and He desires to display our lives as we live and walk in His light. I believe that may just be why we are here on this earth.   We spend so much time and energy praying for God to open the door of opportunity...the door is open if you will look closer.

 You're here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world.  God is not a secret to be kept.  We're going public with this, as public as a city on a hill.  If I make you light-bearers, you don't think I'm going to hide you under a bucket, do you?  I'm putting you on a light-stand.  Now that I've put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand---shine!  Keep open house; be generous with your lives.  By opening up to others, you'll prompt people to open up with God, then generous Father in heaven.  Matthew 5:14-16 (Message)

Saturday, January 5, 2019

KICK Worry OUT of your MIND!!!

"Trust in the Lord with all our hearts..."  Proverbs 3:5 

     I believe the opposite of trust is worry  When we worry, we take on situations that only God is meant to handle, they become great weights and unnecessary yokes upon us.  We need to learn to release those things tha cause us to worry and fret, and trust in the Lord. I know by experience that is easier said than done.

     Our great God and Father created us with a supreme destiny, and the Lord Jesus is more than capable of handling all of our past, present and future.  In fact it was all nailed to that cross. We need not to carry our weighty sins, we can let them go as we ask God to forgive us, and give ALL our hearts to Him 100%!   He did not create us to waste our life away with worrying.

     If you are continuously worrying, it robs your mind of peace and rest.  You lose sight of trust in the Fathers love and grace. Worry will attempt to take a 'backseat' in your mind, then rear its ugly head when you go through a rough time.   You have to demolish that stronghold of worry.   That can only be done by the powerful anointing of God's Holy Spirit. He can and will grant us peace in the midst of the storm. No matter how severe the storm is, you can find rest and peace, as  you trust Jesus with all your heart!

     If you do not let God deal with worry and fear they will work together daily to make us miserable and stagnant in our faith and trust in God.  Kick worry out of your mind once and for all, and rest in the Lord with all your heart! I believe this can only be done by abiding in the grace of God!

    God would have us to step out into all he has for us with "all our hearts" not just a part. His grace is greater as we walk in faith and trust in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ..

Why can we not trust God in the hard times?  Why do we have fear and worry? God is speaking through this message for you to once again put your trust in Jesus.  It is time for you to take His hand as He leads you.  Do not let go, but trust God no matter what.

     We cannot trust a little bit, it is 'all or nothing.'  Satan can come and steal the 'little bits of trust,' and before we know it we are right back where we started with worry at the center of our universe. That is a sure indication that we have placed ourselves in the enemy's territory, especially our minds.  We cannot just halfheartedly trust the Lord to get us by, because there is always something around the corner where we will have to have a greater measure of trust to get us through. 

Father in heaven, we come to you and ask you to break the burden of worry from our minds. It has corrupted our soul. Help us we cry out to you, Help us to move into a supernatural faith and trust in you that sweeps our souls clean. Empower us by Your Holy Spirit. I pray and lift up those reading this right now. Help them Lord to quit worrying, we demolish that strong hold of worry in the mighty name of Jesus...We can trust our Abba Father in a deeper level with our whole heart, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN!

Its All about The Love!!!

GOD has been speaking to me during my quiet times in His Presence about His Love. I love to call that time and place, "God's Zo...