Monday, September 23, 2013

WHO ARE YOU FOLLOWING?


Good morning, mighty woman of God!  I speak blessings of peace, love and joy upon your life and may you prosper as you follow after Jesus Christ.
 
(1 John 2:27), But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.

 Since we've all seen the Wizard of Oz, I want you to put on your spiritual cap and “ease on down the road” with me.  When Dorothy finally reaches her destination, the Land of Oz, she realizes that the great and powerful Wizard is a phony.  For some reason no one in the entire town of Oz ever met the great Wizard but they followed him and his laws.  They sang and danced all about the great and powerful Wizard.

Let’s suppose that you are Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz is the minister or pastor of your church.  You have put all your faith in him to show you the way to Jesus Christ.  You eventually discover that he has been putting up a front for the Land of Oz (the congregation).  He has been stealing the building funds, instead of counseling he’s committing adultery, and leading you down a yellow brick road to nowhere.  You are disappointed and lost because you put your faith in the creation, not the Creator. 

Here’s my story:  I was helping out a friend with the birth of their new ministry.  I knew the Word of God and had been practicing to live by the laws of God’s Word.  I studied my bible daily and through my time of praise and worship with the Lord, I developed a relationship with Him.  Although I had those aspects under my belt, I got stuck in the wrong ministry.  I saw all the warning signs but I compromised what I knew to be true and righteous when it came to what the bible says about leaders in the church.  I got caught up in all the hoopla and fa├žade that was put on in the church and found myself following after the creation and not the Creator.  My punishment for doing so was more than I could have ever imagined.  I could not blame anyone but myself because I should have done what I knew to be righteous according to the Word of God.  I lost sight of the Creator and held on to the creation.

There are certain characteristics and requirements which are written in the bible that explains in detail how a pastor or leaders in the church should act before starting a ministry.  (Titus 1:6-8), An elder must be blameless, the husband of but one wife, a man whose children believe and are not open to the charge of being wild and disobedient.  Since an overseer is entrusted with God’s work, he must be blameless, not overbearing, not quick-tempered, not given to drunkenness, not violent, not pursuing dishonest gain.  Rather he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined.

The Lord God wants you to know two important things: (1) God is the only one that you should be following.  If the pastor/minister is not following the Word of God, then you should not be following them.  You have an obligation to yourself to study the Word of God and follow the right path to Christ. (2) You have the power to get to Jesus Christ yourself.  You have the owner’s manual, it’s called the bible.  It does not take the great OZ (pastor/minister) to get you there.  Jesus says, “Knock and the door shall be opened to you, seek and you shall find. 

I don't care how great and powerful you think your pastor is, he is not God and therefore he is imperfect.  When you put your pastor on a pedestal of perfection, you could possibility be setting yourself up for a big fall.  People tend to forget that their pastor does make mistakes.  When your pastor makes a mistake it is only because he is a man, not God.  Your pastor should only be a guide to you through your spiritual journey.  The bible says, "study to show thyself approved."

A lot of women tend to get hurt in their church because they have forgotten the fundamentals of the Word of God and decided to follow after the creation instead of the Creator.  We are emotional creatures and sometimes we tend to follow our hearts and not what we know to be true and righteous.

Your pastor is not going to be standing beside with you when you are called home by the Lord Jesus Christ.  You have to be accountable for your own actions.  Don’t be like Dorothy, looking for something that does not exist or finding out that you have wasted your time sitting under a ministry that has only a form of godliness.  PRAISE GOD!

Friday, September 20, 2013

CHARITY = LOVE

Good morning, Mighty Woman of God!  I pray that you are all blessed by the Lord's message for you today.
 
(1 Cor. 14:3-8), Even if I dole out all that I have (to the poor in providing) food, and if I surrender my body to be burned or (in order that I might glory), but have not love (God's love in me), I gain nothing.  Love endures long and is patient and kind; love never is envious nor boils over with jealousy, is not boastful or vainglorious, does not display itself haughtily.  It is not conceited (arrogant and inflated with pride); it is not rude and does not act unbecomingly.  Love (God's love in us) does not insist on its own right or its own way, for it is not self-seeking; it is not touchy or fretful or resentful; it takes no account of the evil done to it (it pays no attention to a suffer wrong).  It does not rejoice at injustice and unrighteousness, but rejoices when right and truth prevail.  Love bears up anything and everything that comes, is ever ready to believe the best of every person, it hopes are fadeless under all circumstances, and it endures everything (with weakening).
 
Wow, what a message.  Yesterday I mentioned how the Holy Spirit that teaches us all things use scriptural references to comfort and encourage us even in today's time.  Although we are not living in the times of the biblical days, the Spirit of the Lord will teach us how to live according to the principles of the bible, today.  I want to talk about two different relationships that we engage ourselves in (marriage and friendships).
 
I'll start with friendships.  Most of us will not have a huge circle of friends.  You may have a circle of associates but not friends.  I have one friend and I don't mind that at all.  A true and real friend of over 25 years.  We have watched each others kids grow up as well as watching each other grow.  The type of love that Paul is writing about is called (Godly love).  What is Godly love?  It's simple, its written in the above scriptures.  If you have people around you that do not produce the same type of love that Paul has written about then you are wasting valuable time and energy with them.  Your friend should not be envious of you when you grown in Christ and prosper because of Christ.  Your friend should not be boastful about themselves or what they have.  Your friend does not bring up past hurts or wrongdoings.  Your friend should not be conceited or be able to forgive.  If you have a friend that meets those scriptural qualities then you will be blessed.
 
Marriage seems to be lacking most of those qualities.  I will definitely say that I am sometimes guilty of taking account of evil done. Meaning I am not too quick to forgive of pass offences.  The bibles states that we are to pay not attention to wrong done to us in the past.  So I have a little bit more work to do in that department of (Godly love).  Believe it or not, sometimes I am not patient and sometimes I am not kind to my husband.  I spit out things on my tongue that I know to be wrong, so I need a lot of work in that department.  You see there is nothing wrong with admitting that you need help or growth in certain areas of your life.  The problem and the wrongdoing is pretending like you got it all together and you have wings . 
 
Ladies, before you think about marriage or getting into a long-term relationship to prepare for marriage, read Paul's message to the saints in Corinth.  If your husband or significant other does not even try to possess those biblical qualities, maybe it's time for you to rethink your relationship with him.  Things are not going to just get better with God and Godly principles.  You can love all you want, cry all you want, beg all you want, but that will still not bring love (Godly love) into your relationship if you are not at least trying to find a man that at least has the potential to posses those characteristics.  Women always make the biggest mistakes when looking for our future husband and that is trying to fit him in our world, instead of seeing if he fits into God's world.  Some of us have picked a man like opening a box full of thousands of broken pieces and expect to put him together the way that we want, instead of realizes that we picked a box that has missing pieces (Godly love).  No matter what you do you can never influence someone to posses (Godly love).
 
Choose your friends and husbands according to Paul's teaching on charity (love).  All spiritual gifts will eventually fade away but love (charity) will never fade away.  AMEN!
 
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Thursday, September 19, 2013

ESCALATORS

Good morning, Mighty woman of God!  I speak blessings of peace in your life and that you will walk under the guidance of the Spirit of the Lord, Jesus Christ.  May you prosper as you follow after Him.
(Psalms 119:105), Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. (Psalms 119:106), Amplified, I have sworn (an oath) and have confirmed it, that I will keep your righteous ordinances (hearing, receiving loving and obeying them.
I love the Word of God.  I love the fact that the Holy Spirit has a way of bringing the scriptures to light even in today's time.  Even though our circumstances and situations may change from day to day, the Holy Word of God does not.
The other day the Holy Spirit gave me a parable about escalators.  Now you have to put on your spiritual caps and just envision this message.  Do you remember the first time you got on an escalator?  Were you afraid that the stairs would suck you right in?  Imagine being a child and your father is holding your hand before getting on the escalators.  You have  never been on an escalator before, but you are watching the stairs go way up in the sky.  It seems as though the stairs are just disappearing and re-appearing right before your eyes.  You don't want to express to your father that you are afraid to get on the escalator, so you begin to hold his hands a little bit tighter.  You  don't fully understand how to get on and how to get off the escalator.  But you do notice that the stairs are disappearing and going somewhere that you cannot see.  You think to yourself that if you don't get off in time you will be sucked in and you don't know where you will end up.  So you trust your father to guide you on and off the stairs.
Woman of God, our Christian life is somewhat like those escalator stairs.  The moment that we become a Christian we are excited.  It's just something about knowing that Jesus Christ is your Lord and your Salvation.  It's just something about knowing that Jesus will be with you everyday.  As you ride up to the top of the escalator you are trusting your father that he will help you once you get to the top.  As soon as you get to the top, just before the escalator stairs disappear, your father says JUMP!  And you jump.  Now, I know that you are following what I am saying, because if you think about the times that you get on an escalators with your child; when you get to the top, you say jump and they jump.
After awhile your child gets used to riding the escalator because they realize that they won't get sucked in to nowhere.  They have learned how to get on and off of the escalator ride.  It may take a couple of rides to get it down-packed but eventually they are even excited about the ride.
God wants you to get excited about your spiritual ride with Him as your Heavenly Father.  God wants you to live just like a child that gets on an escalator holding their fathers hand all the way to the top.  God wants you to allow Him to guide your footsteps all the way to the top.  God wants you to trust Him to get you through any anxieties that you may have today.  Trust Him to tell you will to JUMP.  And when your Heavenly Father says, "JUMP", you are leaping over your adversary (the devil).  You are jumping into your blessing from your Heavenly Father.  You are jumping over that mountain in your way.  You are jumping right into your spiritual gifts.  AMEN!
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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

TWO FACED

Good morning, Mighty Woman of God!  I pray that you are blessed and that you will walk in the grace of God. Be kind to everyone you meet, you never know when an angel is in your presence.
 
(Revelation 3:15-16), I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou were cold or hot.  So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
 
Back in the day, when I was growing up, people would say, "She's two-faced".  Being called 'two-faced', was definitely words that will start a fight.  The term 'two-faced' meant that one minute you are friends with one person and the next minute you are talking about them behind their backs to another friend.  That always cause a fight.
 
Some of us suffer from "schizophrenia".  We act one way when we are in church and another way when we are at home or work.  We put on our big Christian smile and act like our life revolves around Christ only when we are around our sister's in Christ.  Are you walking and talking with God in front of church people?  Monday - Saturday, you are dancing with the devil and then on Sunday you put up a front in church.  But the moment we leave that church building we get in our cars, turn up the porno on the radio music, curse at the person that cut us off in a lane, yell at our kids, curse out the person in Burger King because you ask for no onions.  On Monday, we go to work and act a complete fool.  Your co-workers have no idea that you are a Christian or even attend church.  We only go to church on Sundays thinking that we are washing our sins away from the week.  And get ready to continuing sinning the rest of the week.  We act like we are doing God a favor by going to church.
 
Some of us play the role of a saint very well around others, but you cannot fool God.  Some of us have literally missed our calling for a Hollywood movie because we are such great actresses around people that don't know us.  In fact, Hollywood ain't got nothing on you, nor the role that you play daily.  The term, "fake it til you make it", is not going to work with God.
 
I once suffered from schizophrenia.  Monday-Saturday, I did smoke weed, cocaine and drank tequila and on Sunday I wen to church. Right after church I continue with my routine of drinking and doing drugs.  So I am not writing to you about something that I have not struggled with myself.  The reason why I am not still suffering from schizophrenia is because I kept attending church.  Eventually, the Spirit of the Lord won the battle over that spirit of addiction.
 
If you are struggling with some things and your hearts desire is to one day appear righteous before the Lord, He is deliver you.  But if you have decide to keep playing the "two-faced" game, you are not fooling anyone but yourself.
 
Think about your behavior.  Are you just a Christian on Sunday?  Will God call you two-faced?  It's time for you to pick a side.  PRAISE GOD!
 
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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

THE HEART OF THE MATTER

Good morning, Mighty Woman of God!  I pray that you are blessed and highly favored of our Lord Jesus Christ and that you are walking according to His purpose and plans for your life.
(Psalms 139:1-4), Amplified Version: O Lord, you have searched me (thoroughly) and have known me.  You know my down-sitting an my uprising; You understand my thought afar off.  You sift and search out my path and my lying down, and You are acquainted with all my ways.  For there is not a word in my tongue (still unuttered), but, behold, O Lord, You know it altogether.
I'm sure you've heard from a lot of people you know and even those you just heard in passing by conversation say "God knows my heart".  When the harsh truth and reality of that statement is that you are absolutely right, God does know your heart, better than you do.
Search me oh Lord and know my heart Lord.  Is that what you really what?  Are you truly ready for God to search your heart today?  Or how about yesterday?  One of the things that I remember to pray for everyday is that God forgives me of all my sins, even the sins that were on my heart. Lord forgive me for the thoughts I had that did not bring glory to your name.  I know that oftentimes I say things that are not pleasing to God even in my mind.  I may not speak them, because the Holy Spirit will stop me (or better yet, I will quickly listen to the Holy Spirit say, "shut up, don't you dare say that").  But it was still on my heart. 
The bible says that we don't even know our own hearts, so how can we sin and just simply say, "Well God knows my heart".  Yes, He does and He knows that there is nothing good coming from it.  Some people can just openly sin and then say, "Well the Lord knows my heart".  That's should be a pretty scary statement to make, if you truly think about it before you say it.  We justify how we feel in our hearts or justify the nasty attitude or way that we treat someone else by saying, "The Lord knows my heart".  God knows your thoughts afar off.  That means way before you even thought it or said it, God knew that you were going to think it or say it.
Another thing that we saints tend to do is try to justify our actions by saying, "God knew or knows that I was going to mess up, or not be able to keep my word or promise.  In other words, you are simply saying that it's okay for you to sin, because God knew you were going to do it anyway.  Just because God knows your every move does not give you the license to sin.  You do not get a "get out of HELL free card".  God will not be mocked. It's like taking advantage of a friend, by pretending to be their friend just because they always foot the bill or watch your kids for free.  Some of you think that you are going to just slip under God's radar, because He knows your heart.
Some of you need to be in constantly prayer begging for God's mercy because of your corruptible heart.  AMEN!

Heavenly Father I pray that You forgive me of all of my sins.  Even those things that I have done that I didn't think was a sin, forgive me Father.  Lord I pray that You please have mercy on me and that Your favor will be with me.  Thank You Lord Jesus for dying on the cross for all of my sins, way before I was even born, You knew.  Lord I thank You for waking me up another day so that I could try it again today.  I know Lord that we all fall short of Your glory and I don't want to think about what others may have said or done to me, but that I also forgive them, as You have forgiven me.  In Jesus name, Amen!

Monday, September 16, 2013

S.G.W.M. Edifying

Good morning mighty woman of God!  I pray that you are all blessed on today.  "Spiritual Growth for Women Ministry" was founded in January 2012.  I have noticed that a lot you have been with me that long and reading the daily messages. 

As a Prophetess of our Lord Jesus Christ, He has commissioned me to teach the young women, raised them up in the Body of Christ.  So that you will be empowered by Him to walk in your calling, your assignment that He has given to you.  To speak to the women that are hurting to encourage them.  My point in saying all of that is that, I have in know way set myself up to be all that, or that I have arrived or achieved anything on my own, but through the Spirit of the Lord.  It would be unfair for you and myself if I only speak (feel good) messages.  Some times just as our parents taught us, they guided us through the bad and good.  We were punished because we were to be taught a lesson, that would later help us through life.  If our parents or you as a parent does not tell you children right from wrong, then later in life, the world will teach them and it will be a hard lesson.

(2 Cor. 13:10), This is why I write these things when I am absent, that when I come I may not have to be harsh in my use of authority - the authority the Lord gave me for building you up, not for tearing you down.

If I did not say what the Spirit of the Lord is giving me to say (or better yet) teach you then I sin against God, not you.  This ministry that God has built up is not just for you but also for me.  "Spiritual Growth for Women Ministry" will not die or disappear.  You may request to block my messages, or I may go from 130 followers to 2 but this ministry will not die.  One of the reasons it that I am (with all that is within me) trying to be a blessing to you and be obedient to God.  I did not wake up one day and say, "Hey, let me start a ministry".  God told me to do this, and believe me, I had no ideas what to do or where to start.  I did not pick my assignment, it was given to me.  And since it was given to me by God, I will move by His Spirit, (and try not to move by my flesh).

All of this just to say, get ready for an awesome learning week.  Only to bring you up in Christ and not tear you down.  Jesus destroyed the temple because the people where not doing what they were supposed to be doing.  But Jesus also built it back up.  I am not the kind of Prophetess that will speak to you about gaining money, cars, jobs, etc.  It doesn't take a genius to speak about cars, home, finances and marriages.  Who wouldn't want that or need that?  So I don't prophet-lies.  There are times when the Lord needs to tell you about you.  There are times when the Lord needs to tell you to get your house in order, then you will be blessed.

I pray that those of you that have chosen to keep reading this truly understand what I am talking about.  In fact, this may be the last time you may want to hear from me again.  Those of you that I have had the opportunity to speak with personally or pray with, you know who I am in Christ and there is no doubt in your mind that I will speak what thus saith the Lord.  And no matter what, you have grown in this last year.  I love you all with the love of our Lord.  PRAISE GOD!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

GOD WILL BLESS YOUR BEST

Good Morning, Mighty woman of God.  I pray that you are blessed and highly favored by our Lord Jesus Christ.  I speak blessings of the Lord's favor upon your life and that you finish this spiritual race and gain righteousness by our Lord.
 
Today is one of those feel good messages.  I know that everyone does not like to hear bad news all the time, whether it is worldly or spiritual.  So today I have a funny story to share with you.
 
Most of you have probably heard of Valley Kingdom Ministries, Int'l.  That is the church that I came from and grew in Christ.  My family and I were there when they were just in South Holland and was called New Christian Valley.  I was at the ribbon cutting ceremony in Oak Park.  Anyway, here's my story.
 
As a prayer warrior in the church we were all assigned certain Sundays to go in the prayer room and pray while Apostle Wilson was preaching the word.  Most people don't even know that the room back there even exist.  Well, it was my turn to pray while he preached the word.  We have to pray the whole time that Apostle Wilson is giving the message, no matter how long it may take.  Sometimes there may be more that one of us in the prayer room.  Before Apostle gets into the sanctuary he comes in that room, to kneel and prayer for a minute, then he leaves.  This particular Sunday, I felt so honored to be in that room when he came in for his few minutes.  So I say to myself, he's going to be real proud of me, knowing that I'm in this room praying for him.  I was used to praying for hours because  of my prayer closet in my own home.  I would be in there for hours, just worshipping, praising and praying.
 
Anyway, I in there just praying up a storm.  Prayer every prayer that I could think of.  Sometimes kneeling and sometimes just walking around, you know, just doing whatever the Spirit led me to do.  I kneel down on the three steps, thinking to myself that I am going to just lay there on the stoops spread out in prayer.  I stayed there for quite awhile.  I had no idea how much time had passed and there is no clock in the room.  All of a sudden the door opened and  the service was over.  I feel asleep.  Yep, I feel asleep for about 1 1/2 hours.  I only prayed for about 20 minutes.  I was knocked out sleep on those stoops. 
 
As I started to leave out of the room I started crying. "Oh Lord, I'm so sorry!. Help me Lord!  Please forgive me!  I'm so sorry! I'm saying all this while I am literally crying as I left to go home.  I thought that because of me, the Apostle and the whole church was in trouble because they were counting on me and I let God down and all the people in the church.  "Please forgive me Lord".  Oh Lord, take me now".  I truly thought that God would never hire me again to pray for anyone.  I also thought that God was going punish me harshly.  I felt bad the whole day.
 
The point of me telling this story is that, once my life with God got stronger, I realized just how merciful and loving that our God truly is.  He is not sitting up in heave taking notes on how many times we are called to do something and don't do it, or may not get it right.  I had to know in my heart that God knew that I was going to fall asleep.  God knew that I was going to fall asleep way before I was even born and way before I was even thought of in existence.
 
Today, the Lord wants you to understand with your spiritual being and all that is within you that He knows all things that you were going to do before you were born and He still chose you.  He still chose to give you life through your mother.  God knew you and God knows you.  There is not always a punishment for not getting something right, when you try to do your best.  The key phase is "WHEN YOU TRY TO DO YOUR BEST".  I laugh about that story all the time.  I could imagine the Lord sitting in heaven, shaking His head and laughing too.  Don't ever think that God is going to disown you because you made a mistake.  He is not taking notes on you or else He would have run out of legal pads on me.  When you are doing your best, God will bless your best.  PRAISE THE LORD!

Monday, September 9, 2013

USE THOSE MEMORIES FOR YOUR STRENGTH

Good morning, Mighty Woman of God!  I pray that you are all blessed and highly favored of our Lord Jesus Christ.  I pray that today's message will be of comforting and encouraging to you.
 
(Matt: 26:34-35), Jesus said unto him, Verily, I say unto thee, That this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.  Peter said unto him, Though I should die with thee, yet will I not deny thee.  Likewise also said all the disciples.
 
I am assuming that at least most of you know the end of that story, (read Matt. 69-75).  Peter did deny Jesus three times.  Peter even wen on to say, "I do not know that man".  Imagine how Peter must have felt when he heard Jesus' words come back to him, when the cock crowed.  I know at that very moment Peter wished that he had an eraser to erase the times he denied Jesus.
 
A lot of us will disown our friends if they denied even knowing us in a time of crises.  And when come out of whatever trouble we were experiencing, we definitely don't want to see our backstabbing so-called friend.  Peter denied even knowing Jesus, when asked three times and Jesus knew that Peter was going to deny Him, he told Peter that.  Peter's response to Jesus was, "Oh no, I will die for you".  All of the disciples made that pledge to Jesus.
 
Here's my testimony:
 
I think that my late 20's and early 30's were the worst times of my life.  In drug rehab, out of drug rehab.  Ten steps up, three steps back.  Beat down, beat up.  In a shelter, out of shelter, back on drugs, back off drugs, over and over again.  Quite a circle I created for myself.  I sometimes think about having an eraser and just erase those years, just wipe them out of my memories.  To be perfectly honest with you I have prayed to God to just erase them, you know, just give me a miracle.  But God doesn't work that way.  We wonder why He just won't block out those memories, and then we can move forward in our lives. 
 
As I progress in my relationship with God and allowing Him to have His way in my life; I realize that all my life's trials and tribulations are my strength.  My testimonies are not for me to hold my head down and wish I hadn't done this or that; they are to be a witness about God's love and mercy towards all of us.  I want you to say to yourself, "Wow, if she could go through all of that and God still loves her and is using her as a vessel; then I have a chance.  Yes, you have a chance because Jesus shed His blood so that you can have chance after chance after chance.  So if you mess up along the way, pray for forgiveness and kept on moving.  Satan would like nothing more than to whisper in your ear and lying to you about your shortcomings.  Never forget that as long as your are going through some tough and rough times your are going through them.  Meaning you are not staying where you are and allowing the enemy to do whatever he wants in your life.  Going through trials that you may be facing right now, simply means that you are moving forward.  Moving forward is always a great thing.
 
You much allow God to strengthen you through those memories that you want to be erased.  If you wonder why I talk about my past so much; it's because God is using my testimonies to help break curses that keeps us in spiritual bondage.  God has your best interest in mind and even when it seems as if God is not listening or that God is not moving fast enough you must hold on to His promises.  If you are a Christian (if you have pledged to follow after Christ), then remember, Peter denied Jesus' and yet Jesus' never brought it back to Peter upon His resurrection.  How much more do you think that Jesus would forget all about your transgression, when you have pleaded for mercy and ask Him to forgive you.
 
All this just to say that I am so happy and will continue to be humble because Jesus shed His blood so that little ole me can be forgive. Jesus will always forgive those that are humble.  Those that know that everyday they need Jesus' love and forgiveness.  It is the ones that sitting around, turning their nose up at you because you may be going through some things that Jesus will not use.  The ones that think they got it all together and don't need to be humble and nice to people.  PRAISE GOD!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

RIGHTEOUS

Mighty woman of God, I wish you all well, blessed and highly favored of our Lord Jesus Christ. This might be one of those OUCH messages, but I pray that you will keep an open mind.
 
(Psalms 23:3), He restores my soul: he leads me in the paths of Righteousness for his name's sake. (Psalms 37:25), I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, or his seed begging bread.  (Prov. 21:21), He that follows after righteousness and mercy finds life, righteousness and honor.
 
Let me first dig a little deeper and bring those scriptures to life for today's day and age.  The bible says, that no one is righteous, no not one.  So sometimes people look at that scripture and make up in their own mind that they will never be able to feel the presence of God because they are not righteous.  On the other hand you have some people interpreting that scripture to say that, if no one can ever be righteous, how will they ever get to the point where they may feel the presence of the Lord in their own life.  Since the Lord knows that no one will ever be righteous according to worldliness, He is saying that one can be righteous with Him leading you.  If you allow the Lord to lead you in everything then He will direct your paths into righteousness 
 
Abraham was counted righteous by God because he was willing to do whatever it took to please God, event to the point of sacrificing his own son, that he waited years to have.  (Ps: 37:25), the writer goes on to say that he has lived many years and as far as he knows, God has always taken care  of the righteous ones.  (Prov. 21:21), the writer goes a little further, by stating that a person that follows after, seek after God with all their being will obtain righteousness, God will give them favor in this life.
 
In other words, God will count a person righteous. God is looking for a people after His own heart.  His is seeking the type of person that will do whatever it takes to appear righteous.  God counted Abraham, Noah and Job righteous because they loved Him and trusted Him, therefore doing whatever it took to please God.
 
So many people say that they desire to have a closer relationship with God, but do they make themselves available to God?  Only you can answer that question.
 
Some women say they desire a closer relationship with God.  They stand in the anointing line and say that they want prayer to have a relationship with God, but they don't receive the prayer by strengthening their prayer time, spend more time in worship and praise to Him. So they constantly keep getting in that line.
 
Some women's priority list goes a little bit like this: boyfriend, boyfriend, boyfriend.  Or boyfriend, self, kids then God.  Could you imagine that?  Me either.  Some people will love their significant other so much that they even go to the point of checking email messages, phone messages, keying cars, stalking, busting windows, knifing tires (etc.).  If they have so much time to do those things, then God should definitely be somewhere in that time.  I know I'm not talking about you, but maybe you know someone that this does apply to.  PRAISE GOD!