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Release Unto God

Don’t allow anything or anyone to come in between your relationship with God.

Matthew 5:23-25

23 “Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, 24 leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift.

25 “Settle matters quickly with your adversary who is taking you to court. Do it while you are still together on the way, or your adversary may hand you over to the judge, and the judge may hand you over to the officer, and you may be thrown into prison.

Key Points on Forgiveness: These are a few things I’ve learned about forgiveness throughout my walk with God. Unforgiveness is a disease that is rapidly spreading in the body of Christ. It’s hindering us from doing what God has called us to do. Unforgiveness binds you with those who hurt you. You give them power over your life. Don’t lose sleep over anyone. I’ve done it but I’ve learned from it. It’s not worth it. Afterall, they will live their lives and you will sit and cry over spilled milk. Everyone you encounter is for a purpose. You may not always understand the encounter but it was for a purpose far beyond your understanding. Walk in freedom. Pray for those that have hurt you. Understand that you have hurt someone before. We are sinner’s in need of a Savior daily. Surrender the area of struggle to God. Sometimes, people stop talking to you because they are personally struggling with something and many times, it has nothing to do with you. All you can do is pray for them. If you want to reach out to them, feel free to but if they don’t respond, just pray for them. Allow the peace of God to reign in your life. Don’t allow anything to come in between your relationship with God. It’s honestly not worth it. Release the people that hurt you. Say their names. Know that God is in control. Unforgiveness creates a bridge that hinders you from seeing the work of God in your life. Forgiveness is not to heal the person that hurt you but rather forgiveness displays the love of Christ in you. If God can forgive you daily and you are a child belonging unto Him, forgiveness is a must. Wholeness is found in Christ. He is the mender of broken hearts. So come as you are into his presence. Rest in God’s presence. If it means deactivating your social media to focus on God, do it.

Thank you for taking the time to listen. God bless you. Until next time, stay blessed and rooted in God’s word. Don’t allow anything to hinder your relationship with God. God is with you. He cares, loves and has a plan for you 🙂

 

 

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Posted by on July 7, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Happy Father’s Day

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Dear God,

I thank you for this day. Thank you for gracing us with your one and only Son Jesus. I am grateful for your precious gift. Lord, I thank you for your sons here on Earth and for those who you have called home. Today is not an easy day for many of your children so Lord I have come as I am asking that your hands will rest upon each and everyone of your children. Every hurt, pain and tear, we surrender unto you. Your word reminds us that you are a “ father to the fatherless, a defender of widows” (Psalm 68:5) You are the greatest comforter. You are our source of peace. I pray for anyone reading this that you will find rest in Christ alone. For as many whose father’s are alive but are absent in their lives, I ask their Lord for your love and forgiveness to overflow in their relationship. Lord, I ask that they will reconcile with their Father’s. Let your will be done. For those whose father’s are present, may they cherish every moment with their fathers. For those whose father’s are no longer here with them, may your hands touch their hearts. May they experience your love in a deeper and fresh way daily. Father, I pray and ask that you will raise up a generation of men who will be leaders in their home but also in every areas of their lives; men who aren’t afraid of praying and professing your word. Heavenly Father, I ask that you will strengthen your sons. I ask that you will shoulder their burdens and draw them closer to your presence. May they have intimacy with you all the days of their lives. May they never lose sight of who you are. I pray that you will give each of your sons peace, wisdom and knowledge in every decision that they have to make. Your word remind us that “Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.” (Proverbs 4:7).  Father, I thank you every one of your sons. May you bless and sustain them each and every day of their life. Thank you Lord for who are you. In Jesus name, Amen.

With love,

Your Child

 Happy Father’s Day to every father around the world. You are loved. You are   appreciated. You are special. Have a wonderful day. God loves you 🙂

“But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” ~Joshua 24:15

 
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Posted by on June 17, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Single’s Conference 2018

 
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Posted by on May 22, 2018 in Relationships, Uncategorized

 

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Lead Your Children To Christ

“Memorize his laws and tell them to your children over and over.”
Dt 6:6-7 CEV

It’s not easy being a Christian parent in a world where peer pressure feels as if it’s crushing down on you at a million pounds per square inch; where values are at an all-time low and immorality at an all-time high. But with God’s help you can do it! To lead your children to Christ, do these five things: (1) Begin when they’re young, and read Bible stories to them each night. Let them hear you pray for them to know Jesus personally, constantly thanking Him for dying for their sins. (2) As you take them to church, explain what the various rituals and seasons (Baptism, the Lord’s Supper, Easter, and Christmas) represent, and why they’re observed and celebrated. (3) Be sensitive to every spiritual question they ask, and take the time to answer their questions in a way they can understand. (4) Have them watch Christian movies and cartoons that will present Bible truths on their level. (5) Trust the Holy Spirit to give you wisdom at the right time to present the gospel to them, and pray for their salvation continuously. On one occasion D. L. Moody reported “two and one-half conversions” at a service he conducted. Someone said, “I suppose you mean two adults and one child.” “No,” Mr. Moody replied. “I mean two children and one adult. The children can give their whole lives to God, but an adult has only half a life left to give.” And remember, the things we learn best are the things we hear most. So: “Memorize his laws and tell them to your children over and over.”

Devotional//Word For You Today. God bless you 🙂

 
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Posted by on April 2, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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It’s Time To Move On

grace–upon–grace:
“ Tommy Blades
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But forget all that–it is nothing compared to what I am going to do. -Isaiah 43:18

What have you been holding on to? Is it pain from a previous relationship, bitterness from your family or even betrayal/hurt from friendships? Whatever it may be, know that there comes a time when you have to let go. Yes, I must admit that letting go isn’t easy at all. It’s actually one of the hardest things to do for the most part but at the same time it is a blessing. It’s so easy to hold on to everything but we must learn to release everything unto God. We must learn to trust that what we release unto God is for a greater purpose far beyond our understanding. So my question for you today is, what do you need to go of? Why are you clinging on to that very thing God has told you to let go of? What will it take before you release? Regardless of what it may be, you can take it to prayer. There’s nothing too hard for God. Ask the Holy Spirit to bring into mind, the things that you need to release.

For me personally, I’ve struggled with holding unto friendships. It was so hard to let go of those who made it clear to me that they weren’t my friends. I always had this mentality that no matter what trials came along in my friendships, I will forgive and carry on. After all, life is full of many tests. The more that I tried to cling on to these friendships, I was hurting myself. I’ve come to the understanding that not everyone you think is your friend is your friend. Everyone that comes into your life is for a purpose. You can’t fight for everything you want in your life. A friend once told me that “I need to stop trying to maintain friendships with people who aren’t willing to do the same.” I sat down and evaluated myself and the people around me. My friends aren’t necessarily bad friends but they have habits that they have carried on for a while. I always believe that if you desire to have good friends, you have to display the qualities of what a good friend is. We are living in a generation now where people don’t know what it truly means to be a friend. It’s all about benefits. What can this person do me for me? One thing that I have learned over the years when it comes to friendship is that if people don’t prioritize you, don’t make them a priority either. If you find yourself always constantly stretching yourself to maintain a relationship with someone, sometimes you have to step back. You have re-evaluate your circle of friends. Take the time to pray and allow God to do what he needs to do in your relationships. If your desire is to have Godly relationships and the relationships that you have now aren’t up to fit, it may be that some of the people in your life are parting ways with you.  They have played the role they needed to play in your life.Whether it may be that they taught you a few or an ample amount of lessons, either ways, there was a purpose for their existence in your life.  My mentor once told me that God was removing certain people out of my life. I just cried as she told me. At the time, I didn’t really understand because I already had people leaving my life naturally. It was so painful when she pronounced that news to me but sometimes the truth has to be told. It wasn’t easy but now looking back, I’m so grateful. I’m here to tell you that whatever you have been holding unto, it is time to let go. It’s time to release all the bitterness, hurt and pain. Yes, it’s never easy and I’m not here to tell you that it would be but clinging unto pain because you’ve become so comfortable with talking about what others have done to you is causing more pain. In my previous post, I discussed about a disease called unforgiveness. A disease that is spreading so rapidly among our families, friends and most importantly ourselves. This epidemic must come to an end. It’s about time we speak up about what we are going through. Harboring pain isn’t going to give birth to joy, love or peace. If we say we want the peace of God to reign in our lives, we must be willing to leave our gift at the altar and go and make amends with our brothers and sisters. Stop waiting for your offender to come and make amends with you. Rise Up. Be the bigger person not for yourself but for Christ. Ask God for the grace to forgive. We are not called to be like the world. We are citizens belonging to Christ. I believe that this year is going to be a year of reconciliation and restoration in our family, friendship/relationship dynamics. God is trying to renew, restore our relationships but we must also be willing to partner with God in fulfilling his promises. It’s time to let go. Allow God to break the chain of unforgiveness. God is ready to do a new thing. It’s your year. Don’t let anything hinder you from receiving your blessings. It’s your time to rise up.

Verses I Leave With You:

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. -John 14:27

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. -1 Peter 5:7

Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do:forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead. -Philippians 3:13

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

Until next time, stay blessed & encouraged. Jesus loves you 🙂

 
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Posted by on January 28, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Who Are Your Friends?

“A man of too many friends comes to ruin.” –Proverbs 18:24
(Friendship Part 1)
 
With few exceptions, your success in life depends on your ability to establish and maintain relationships with the right people.
 
According to a report by the American Management Association the overwhelming consensus of 200 managers who participated in a survey, was that the most important skill of an executive is his or her ability to get along with people. They rated this ability as more vital than intelligence, decisiveness, knowledge, or job skills.
 
Quite frankly, none of us makes very many true friends in life— at least, we better not! Solomon warns, “A man of too many friends comes to ruin.” Friendship requires time, energy, sacrifice, and investing yourself. And not every so-called friend will prove to be one, as Jeremiah warned King Zedekiah: “They misled you and overcame you – those trusted friends of yours. Your feet are sunk in the mud; your friends have deserted you” (Jeremiah 38:22).
 
The wrong friend will betray you, as Judas proved with Jesus. So here’s a good rule of thumb: “Be friendly to everyone, but don’t have everyone as a friend.” Solomon said, “The godly give good advice to their friends; the wicked lead them astray” (Proverbs 12:26).
 
Charles Spurgeon said, ‘A man is known by the company he shuns, as well as the company he keeps.” The Hebrew word for “choose” is tur, and in the Old Testament it refers to a man like a surveyor who searches out land. So if you’re wise, you’ll explore and evaluate your friendships before you enter into them. You say, “But I’m lonely.” As George Washington said, “It is better to be alone than in bad company.” Devotional// Word For You Today 🙂
 
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Posted by on August 9, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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Rejoice In The Lord

Andrea Howey

“He celebrates and sings because of you.”
Zephaniah 3:17 

CELEBRATE YOURSELF—GOD DOES!

Some of us think so little of ourselves that we’d rather be in a bad relationship than none at all. Being around people doesn’t guarantee you won’t feel lonely. Actually, being with the wrong people guarantees you’ll end up feeling empty and used. Until you overcome your fear of being alone and wait for God to give you the right relationships, you’ll continue to feel lonely. Sometimes loneliness is more about not liking yourself than about not having people around who like you. Otherwise, why would you spend so much energy avoiding rejection instead of building healthy relationships? Perhaps you think if you don’t get involved you won’t get hurt. Or you’re afraid to open up in case people criticize you for sharing anything personal. Such anxieties just contribute to your sense of isolation. Motivational speaker Zig Ziglar said, “What you picture in your mind, your mind will go to work to accomplish. When you change your pictures, you automatically change your performance.” So: (1) You need a true picture of how God sees you. Paul says, “Because of what Christ has done we have become gifts…God…delights in” (Eph 1:11 TLB). Zephaniah writes, “He celebrates and sings because of you, and he will refresh your life with his love.” (2) You need a true picture of yourself. David said, “You…put me together inside my mother’s body, and I praise you because of the wonderful way you created me. Everything you do is marvelous!” (Ps 139:13-14 CEV). Having these two pictures clearly in mind stops you from operating with a devalued self-image, and enables you to ask for what you need in a relationship.// Devotional: Word For You 🙂

 
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Posted by on August 5, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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