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Fear Has No Room Here


Hi loves,

I hope you are all doing well. Today, we will be looking at Exodus 4. There’s so much to take away from this passage. First, we will back track to Exodus 3. Let’s take a look at it.

Exodus 3

12 And God said, “I will be with you. And this will be the sign to you that it is I who have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you will worship God on this mountain.”

13 Moses said to God, “Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ Then what shall I tell them?”

14 God said to Moses, “I am who I am. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: I am has sent me to you.’’

15 God also said to Moses, “Say to the Israelites, ‘The Lord, the God of your fathers the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob has sent me to you.’

“This is my name forever,
    the name you shall call me
    from generation to generation.

16 “Go, assemble the elders of Israel and say to them, ‘The Lord, the God of your fathers the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob appeared to me and said: I have watched over you and have seen what has been done to you in Egypt. 17 And I have promised to bring you up out of your misery in Egypt into the land of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites a land flowing with milk and honey.’

18 “The elders of Israel will listen to you. Then you and the elders are to go to the king of Egypt and say to him, ‘The Lord, the God of the Hebrews, has met with us. Let us take a three-day journey into the wilderness to offer sacrifices to the Lord our God.’ 19 But I know that the king of Egypt will not let you go unless a mighty hand compels him. 20 So I will stretch out my hand and strike the Egyptians with all the wonders that I will perform among them. After that, he will let you go.

21 “And I will make the Egyptians favorably disposed toward this people, so that when you leave you will not go empty-handed. 22 Every woman is to ask her neighbor and any woman living in her house for articles of silver and gold and for clothing, which you will put on your sons and daughters. And so you will plunder the Egyptians.”

Exodus 4: Signs for Moses

Moses answered, “What if they do not believe me or listen to me and say, ‘The Lord did not appear to you’?”

Then the Lord said to him, “What is that in your hand?”

“A staff,” he replied.

The Lord said, “Throw it on the ground.”

Moses threw it on the ground and it became a snake, and he ran from it. Then the Lord said to him, “Reach out your hand and take it by the tail.” So Moses reached out and took hold of the snake and it turned back into a staff in his hand.“This,” said the Lord, “is so that they may believe that the Lord, the God of their fathers the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob has appeared to you.”

Then the Lord said, “Put your hand inside your cloak.” So Moses put his hand into his cloak, and when he took it out, the skin was leprous it had become as white as snow.

“Now put it back into your cloak,” he said. So Moses put his hand back into his cloak, and when he took it out, it was restored, like the rest of his flesh.

Then the Lord said, “If they do not believe you or pay attention to the first sign,they may believe the second. But if they do not believe these two signs or listen to you, take some water from the Nile and pour it on the dry ground. The water you take from the river will become blood on the ground.”

10 Moses said to the Lord, “Pardon your servant, Lord. I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue.”

11 The Lord said to him, “Who gave human beings their mouths? Who makes them deaf or mute? Who gives them sight or makes them blind? Is it not I, the Lord?12 Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.”

13 But Moses said, “Pardon your servant, Lord. Please send someone else.”

14 Then the Lord’s anger burned against Moses and he said, “What about your brother, Aaron the Levite? I know he can speak well. He is already on his way to meet you, and he will be glad to see you. 15 You shall speak to him and put words in his mouth; I will help both of you speak and will teach you what to do. 16 He will speak to the people for you, and it will be as if he were your mouth and as if you were God to him. 17 But take this staff in your hand so you can perform the signs with it.”


Exodus 3

  • God promises that he will be with him. He promises us time and time again that he will never leave us nor forsake us.
  • God instructs and always has a plan. God instructed Moses and told him exactly have to say.
  • Obedience is very key.

Exodus 4

  • Moses questions God because of fear of how the Egyptians will react.
  • God in return asked Moses “What is that in your hand?.  A staff, he replied. “The staff represented Moses identity, as a shepherd. God was asking Moses to surrender all that He had in his hands.”
  • God used what Moses had. Still yet, he asked God what  if the Egyptians still didn’t respond to his call.
  • When we look at verse 8, “Then the Lord said, If they do not believe you or pay attention to the first miraculous sign, they may believe the second. But if they do not believe these two signs or listen to you, take some water from the Nile and pour it on the dry land. The water you take from the river will become blood on the ground.” God had a plan for the unbelief. He has a plan for everything. Moses was afraid of what will happen but God had a solution.
  • When we take a look at verse 10, “Moses said to the Lord, “O Lord, I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue. Here we learn that sometimes, we may not be prepared for the assignment that God has for us but he equips us. Moses spoke about his flaws but God used his insecurity for greatness.
  • When we look at verse 11, “The Lord said to him, “Who gave man his mouth? Who makes him deal or mute? Who gives him sight or makes blind? Is it not I, the Lord? Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.” But Moses said, “O Lord, please send someone else to do it.” Even though God told Moses all that he created, Moses still felt that he was not positioned for the assignment. He asked if he can send someone else to complete the assignment. This was all because of fear. Moses response caused God to be angry. Then the Lord asked “What about your brother, Aaron the Levite? God made a way for Moses. God wasn’t going to allow Moses insecurity  to stop him from completing his assignment. Many times, God sends destiny helpers. A destiny helper can come in the form of a friend, coworker or even your sibling. God was aware of Moses setback but he sent his brother ahead of him to meet him for the mission. Something that one of my Professors told me while I was in college was that “I can run away from my calling but my calling will always find its way back to me.”
  • Just like Moses, we have an assignment here on this Earth. We can’t run away from everything. We can’t tell God use someone else yet still be upset when someone else is doing the assignment we refused to be obedient to do. We have to ask God to help us. We have to bring our fears to the Cross. Lay them before the Lord. For some of us, God is calling us to share the Gospel to our friends and loved ones but because of fear of what they may think, we withhold the instruction that delays our blessing. The assignment is not about you. Its about God. When you have an understanding of your assignment, you won’t belittle/doubt God’s instruction. May we hear the voice of God clearly and may God give us the boldness to do that in which He has called us to do.

Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. -Philippians 1:6

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

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I hope you can take something away from this post. God bless you. Until next time, stay blessed & encouraged 🙂

With Love,

Karen 🙂







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Posted by on March 8, 2018 in Uncategorized


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Endless Praise

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Sing to the Lord, all the earth; proclaim his salvation day after day.  Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples. For great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the nations are idols, but the Lord made the heavens. Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and joy are in his dwelling place. Ascribe to the Lord, all you families of nations, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; bring an offering and come before him. Worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness. Tremble before him, all the earth! The world is firmly established; it cannot be moved. Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let them say among the nations, “The Lord reigns!” -1 Chronicles 16:23-31

  1. We Will Worship: Like Oil

  2. Todd Dulaney: The Anthem

  3. Isabel Davis: Wide As The Sky

  4. Bethel: Stronger

  5. Jesus Culture: Flood The Earth

  6. Mali Music: All I Have To Give

  7. Jason Nelson: Forever

  8. United Pursuit: Need You More

  9. Travis Greene: While I’m Waiting

  10. Joyful Way: Settle Less

  11. Bethany Worship: Speak

  12. Joe Mettle: All I Want Is You

  13. Morgan Harper Nichols: Lead Me Back

  14. Deitrick Haddon: Amen

  15. Jaye Thomas: Hymn (John 1)

  16. Kelontae Gavin: No Ordinary Worship

  17. Kalley Heiligenthal: You Know Me

  18. Amanda Cook: So Will I

  19. William Murphy: Your Reign

  20. Vashawn Mitchell: Conqueror

  21. Matt Maher: Faithfulness

  22. Bethel: The More I Seek You

  23. Red Rocks Worship: Right Here, Right Now

  24. Upper Room: Joy Of Surrender

  25. Jekalyn Carr: You Will Win

  26. Free Worship: Your Name

  27. Nathaniel Bassey: Casting Crowns

  28. Spirit Of Praise: Ngena

  29. Nicole C Mullen: Call On Jesus

  30. Brian Courtney Wilson: All I Need

  31. Deitrick Haddon: He’s Able

  32. Elevation Worship: Fullness

  33. Joe Mettle: Bo Noo Ni ft Luigi MACLEAN

  34. Phil Thompson: My Worship

  35. Ayo Davies: Awesome God

  36. Antioch College Worship: First Love

  37. Hillsong: I Surrender

  38. Sinach: Strong Enough

  39. Tauren Wells: Hills And Valley

  40. Micah Stampley: Be Lifted

  41. Bri: Jacob’s Song

  42. Kim Walker: I Need You More

  43. Citipointe: Heart On Fire

  44. Vertical Worship: No Turning Back

  45. Psalmist Raine: The Great Shepherd

  46. Tasha Cobbs: The Name Of Our God

  47. Free Worship: Strong Enough

  48. Dr. Tumi: Forgiven

  49. Elevation Worship: Mighty Cross

  50. Kirk Franklin: Silver And Gold

  51. Bethel: For The One

  52. Geoffrey Golden: Glory To The Lamb

  53. Hillsong: In Control

  54. Kristene DiMarco: It Is Well

  55. We Will Worship: Nothing’s Impossible

  56. Sinach: The Name Of Jesus

  57. Dante Bowe ft Jesse Cline: Potter

  58. William Murphy: Sacrifice Of Praise

  59. Hlengiwe Mhlaba: Living Waters

  60. Jaye Thomas: Draw Near

  61. Aaron Moses: Breathe

  62. United Pursuit: Lay It All Down

  63. We Will Worship: This I Will Know

  64. Every Nation Music: We Stand In Awe

  65. Jaye Thomas: Fill Me

  66. Christ For The Nations: Consuming Fire

  67. Muyiwa: Your Majesty

  68. Free Worship: Christ Be Revealed

  69. Shana Wilson: Give Me You

  70. Tasha Cobbs: Break Every Chain

  71. Nicole C Mullen: My Redeemer

  72. Sweet Symphony: Dreaming Of A City

  73. Dr. R. A Vernon: You Covered Me

  74. William McDowell: Show Me Your Face

  75. Forever Jones: He Wants It All

  76. Bethel: Shepherd

  77. William Matthews: Glory To Glory

  78. JJ Hairston: You Deserve It

  79. Sonnie Badu: My Soul Says Yes

  80. Kalley: Good Good Father

  81. Casting Crowns: Great Are You Lord

  82. Passion: Even So Come

  83. Brian Courtney Wilson: Worthy

  84. Hillsong: Christ Is Enough

  85. Jonathan Nelson: I Believe

  86. Bethel: Ever Be

  87. Consumed By Fire: He Waits For You

  88. William McDowell: Spirit Break Out

  89. Sinach: Way Maker

  90. ORU: Let Praises Rise

  91. Hillsong: You Are My Strength

  92. Maurette Brown Clark: It Ain’t Over

  93. Elevation Worship: Resurrecting

  94. Housefire: This Love

  95. Jaye Thomas: We Love Your Name

  96. Patrick Dopson: Keep Me

  97. Eddie James: Overcomer

  98. Brooke Vandervoort: Set A Fire

  99. Isabel Davis: The Call

  100. Elevation Worship: First And Only

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I pray that these songs will minister unto you. I have more on the way but for now, 100 will do. Until next time, stay blessed. If you have any prayer requests, please feel free to leave me a comment. God bless you all 🙂

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Posted by on February 18, 2018 in Uncategorized


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Position Yourself

“The wise listen to others.”
Pr 12:15 NLT


Positioning yourself to receive makes all the difference! For example, as you read this, if you position yourself to receive by saying to the Lord, “I will take action on what You show me,” you’ll benefit more than if you read it just to be motivated or inspired. To resist or to receive that’s a choice you make every day. Nothing dies quicker than a new idea in a closed mind. It’s impossible to learn, if you think you already know it all. One of the reasons Jesus reacted so strongly to the Pharisees was because they refused to receive what He had to say. A wrongly positioned mind is like a microscope that magnifies trifling things but can’t receive great ones. Every situation, properly viewed, is an opportunity. But opportunities can only “drop into your lap” if you position your lap where opportunities drop. When you don’t position yourself to receive, it’s like asking for a bushel while you’re holding a cup. Too often our minds are locked on one track. We’re looking for red so we overlook blue; we’re thinking “tomorrow” and God is saying “now.” We’re looking everywhere, and the answer is right under our nose. When a person is positioned correctly, he or she is ready to receive all God has for them. The Bible often uses the word simple. The original term means “thick, dull, and sluggish,” and it describes those who are insensitive and unreceptive to the thoughts of others. God will speak to you through people, but unless you listen you won’t hear what He has to say. So today position yourself to receive.

Devotional//Word For You Today. Have a blessed day 🙂

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Posted by on February 9, 2018 in Uncategorized


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Poured Out For You

Jesus Anointed by a Sinful Woman

When one of the Pharisees invited Jesus to have dinner with him, he went to the Pharisee’s house and reclined at the table. 37 A woman in that town who lived a sinful life learned that Jesus was eating at the Pharisee’s house, so she came there with an alabaster jar of perfume. 38 As she stood behind him at his feet weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears. Then she wiped them with her hair, kissed them and poured perfume on them.

39 When the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would know who is touching him and what kind of woman she is—that she is a sinner.”

40 Jesus answered him, “Simon, I have something to tell you.”

“Tell me, teacher,” he said.

41 “Two people owed money to a certain moneylender. One owed him five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. 42 Neither of them had the money to pay him back, so he forgave the debts of both. Now which of them will love him more?”

43 Simon replied, “I suppose the one who had the bigger debt forgiven.”

“You have judged correctly,” Jesus said.

44 Then he turned toward the woman and said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I came into your house. You did not give me any water for my feet, but she wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. 45 You did not give me a kiss, but this woman, from the time I entered, has not stopped kissing my feet. 46 You did not put oil on my head, but she has poured perfume on my feet. 47 Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven—as her great love has shown. But whoever has been forgiven little loves little.”

48 Then Jesus said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.”

49 The other guests began to say among themselves, “Who is this who even forgives sins?”

50 Jesus said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”

Key Notes:

  1. This woman was not invited but she came because she knew that Jesus was in town.
  2. There is power in one name (Jesus).
  3. This woman came with her most precious accessory. As you and I know, the cost of perfume isn’t cheap but this woman poured all she had on the feet of Jesus. She wasn’t worried about who was around. She was focused on Jesus.
  4. The Pharisee’s on the other hand were too busy worried about the woman’s sinful nature. “If this man were a prophet, he would know who is touching him and what kind of woman she is that she is a sinner.”
  5. This woman came with a broken and contrite heart. Her posture reminded me Psalm 51, David’s outcry for the Lord to have mercy on him. “You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it; you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings. My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise.” When we read this passage about the woman with the alabaster perfume, the main focus isn’t about the perfume but the condition of her heart. She was desperate. She must have been tired of the life that she was living. She was ready to come in contact with her helper, the one and only name above all names. His name is Jesus. He is waiting for you.
  6. The Pharisee’s were too focused on why she poured the perfume. They were rather judgmental. I love Jesus response. “Do you see this woman? I came into your house. You did not give me any water for my feet, but she wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. 45 You did not give me a kiss, but this woman, from the time I entered, has not stopped kissing my feet. 46 You did not put oil on my head, but she has poured perfume on my feet. 47 Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven as her great love has shown. But whoever has been forgiven little loves little.”
  7. Your faith has saved you. She believed that she can be delivered from her sins. She just didn’t come to meet Jesus and see what he can do but she was sure that she will not leave the same way she came. She received her deliverance.


  1. What sins do you need to expose?
  2. What sins are you sick and tired of living in?
  3. How far will you go to receive your deliverance?
  4. Are you comfortable with living in darkness?
  5. What are you waiting for before you get the exposure of light?
  6. Aren’t you tired of the enemy holding you hostage?
  7. Have you prayed about your battles? Have you asked someone in faith to pray over you?

*If you haven’t prayed take the time to pray. If it means that you have to partake in fasting/prayer, seek the Lord before you do so. I have faith that you will be delivered from whatever battles you are facing.

The Prayer of Faith

 “Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise. 14 Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven. 16 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” -James 5:13-16

Thank you for taking the time to read this post. God bless you. Stay Blessed & Encouraged 🙂

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Posted by on January 16, 2018 in Uncategorized


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Heart Of Praise

In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. -1 Thessalonians 5:18

The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy. -Psalm 126:3

How has this year been for you? As I sat down to reflect, a lot of questions flooded my mind. Below are the questions. If you can, take the time to reflect alone or with a friend/loved one. I don’t know what this year has looked like for you but I’m here to remind you that no matter what storms came your way, God is still with you. It may not have been easy but by the grace of God, you are alive. Many times, the trials we face are connected to our calling. Some seasons are much tougher than other but this all a part of the preparation.

Reflection 2017 (2)

18 “Forget the former things;
    do not dwell on the past.
19 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

Song of the day: God I Look To You (Kalley Heiligenthal)

God I look to You, I won’t be overwhelmed
Give me vision to see things like You do
God I look to You, You’re where my help comes from
Give me wisdom; You know just what to do

I will love You Lord my strength
I will love You Lord my shield
I will love You Lord my rock forever
All my days I will love You God

Hallelujah our God reigns
Hallelujah our God reigns
Hallelujah our God reigns
Forever all my days Hallelujah


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Posted by on December 30, 2017 in Uncategorized


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Fan, Follower or Disciple?

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“You will be my witnesses.”
Ac 1:8 NIV


A witness is someone who sees and experiences an event, then testifies to it in court in a way that convinces others. And that’s what you have been called to do! You say, “But I don’t feel qualified.” God doesn’t call the qualified, He qualifies the called. And don’t let Satan convince you otherwise, because he will try. He will tell you God has an IQ requirement, or an entry fee; that He employs only specialists, experts, and high-powered personalities. No, Jesus said to His disciples, “You will be my witnesses…to the ends of the earth.” You uneducated and simple folk. You temperamental net casters and tax collectors. “You will be my witnesses.” The one thing the disciples had going for them was their willingness to take a step when Jesus said, “Follow me.” So if you’re more plumber than executive, or more blue jeans than blue blood, you’re qualified! “Few of you were wise in the world’s eyes or powerful or wealthy when God called you. Instead, God chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And He chose things that are powerless to shame those who are powerful” (1Co 1:26-27 NLT). So pray: “Lord, You’ve called me into Your Kingdom to serve You in this specific place, at this specific time, and for this specific purpose. Despite my ordinariness I belong to You—and You are anything but ordinary! Today help me to pour out Your grace and compassion upon others, that they too may experience the richness of Your love.”

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Posted by on December 9, 2017 in Uncategorized


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Present In Every Situation

“I was not aware of it.”
Ge 28:16 NIV


One night Jacob had a dream. He saw a ladder with angels on it extending all the way up to heaven, and God said to him, “I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go” (v. 15 NIV). The next morning Jacob said, “The Lord is in this place, and I was not aware of it.” When it comes to recognizing God at work in your life, you can be spiritually tuned in, or be like Jacob and not be “aware” of Him. It was business as usual for Moses the day he noticed the burning bush—not an uncommon sight in a hot desert climate. Except this time the bush kept burning, and “when…he turned aside to look, God called to him” (Ex 3:4 NKJV). You’ll have some of your greatest encounters with God in the everyday experiences of life. But you have to be open and receptive, otherwise you’ll miss Him. Author William Barry says: “Whether we’re aware of it or not, at every moment of our existence we’re encountering God…who is trying to catch our attention…to draw us into a reciprocal conscious relationship.” And you never know where He’ll appear, or through whom He’ll speak. After the resurrection, Mary Magdalene thought Jesus was just the gardener. Paul writes, “Wake up…sleeper” (Eph 5:14 NIV). You can be awakened by a miraculous healing, a restored relationship, or even a great trial. Don’t just look for God in your triumphs; look for Him in your troubles too. Theologian Frederick Buechner said, “There is no event so commonplace but that God is present, leaving you room to recognize or not to recognize Him.”

Devotional// Word For You Today

Takeaways: Sometimes, God will cause things to happen in our lives that will cause us to position our eyes on him.

Familiarity of who God is and what he does can hinder us from truly experiencing him.

Jesus loves you. Have a blessed day 🙂

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Posted by on December 6, 2017 in Uncategorized


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