Tuesday, December 2, 2014

REPENTANCE . . . FORGIVENESS

Good morning, Mighty Woman of God!  I speak that the blessing of the Lord will overtake you as you seek after Him.


Today is a message that is truly dear to my heart.  Sometimes when I think about the people that are stuck because of the BIGGEST LIE that the devil constantly uses against us.  So bare with me, I am so praying that this message will FREE you from being a prisoner of your own mind.

What if Jesus were to come back today and say to you, "Daughter, I've missed you, your prayers, the way you used to worship Me, then you stopped.  Why?"

DAUGHTER:  "Lord, I tried to come back but I just felt like a hypocrite.  Even when I tried and my hearts desire was to do better, I couldn't face you knowing that all the while, I've got this demonic spirit to fight.  Lord, I felt like I let you down.

JESUS:  "Don't you know that you can't fight that battle alone.  You need to fight spirit with spirit.  You are not fighting against flesh but against principalities . . .  Why didn't you believe my own words?  (Isaiah: 43:25, "I even I, am HE who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more.  (Matt. 26:41, "Watch and pray, that you enter not into temptation: the spirit is indeed willing, but the flesh is weak).  I know your spirit, my daughter and I also know that there are some days that you give it all you've got to be obedient but that flesh is still dying.  While your flesh is dying, your best weapon is ME.  Don't you know how much I love you, my daughter?  Didn't you believe (Rom. 5:8, But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us).

Woman of God, not only have I heard from people that they don't pray or attend church anymore because they have not repented.  When the man or woman of God stand before us and read "unless we repent, we will not enter into the Kingdom of Heaven.  Now I'm not taking that scripture and turning it around to serve our purpose or contradict your pastor.  But the Holy Spirit gave me a revelation on that scripture.  This is exactly what the Spirit of the Lord says to you, God says, even a just man falls seven times, as long as your hearts desire is to repent, that's the heart that HE can use and work with.  God says that we don't accept HIS FORGIVENESS.  We read about it over and over and tell others, over and over but when it comes to ourselves, we are too hard on ourselves.

Now, I not stating this for the people that continuously say, "God knows my heart" and you purposely sin and do wrong and you don't even pray about it.  I'm talking about the ones that lay on their face before God and pray, worship, praise and scream out, LORD HELP ME!!  God even though they know that they have to work on some things.  A hypocrite is the person talking about everybody else sins and still dealing with the same thing.

The reason why I wrote in my book, "Breaking Shackles", a lot about the sins that I struggled with, prayed about and was delivered from is because 1st I love God so much that I am willing to put myself out there to be an open book for you.  I love God so much that I care about what He cares about most and that's you.  The longer you stay away, the easier it becomes for satan to trick you into thinking that you let God down.  I'm so glad that we serve a God that is never nor will ever be surprised by what we do and the trouble that we sometimes get ourselves in.  If you are someone that stop doing the things that you love doing (praying, singing in the choir, praising and worshiping) because you think that you're a hypocrite, GO BACK, you have a heart that God can work with.

Ladies, if you are interested in attending the 2015 Women's Day Event, please sign in through my facebook event or my email (deirdrehunt506@gmail.com or deirdrehunt506@yahoo.com.  Come on out, no matter where you are in your spiritual walk.  God has something for you.  Don't let the enemy trick you into thinking that you are too far gone.

Heavenly Father, I thank you for your love and strength that you show towards me.  Father I pray that as the women read this message that they come to you with a loving heart and accept Your forgiveness.  I pray that they accept Your love.  I speak peace over their mind right now and no weapon formed against them shall prosper..

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

EVEN IN YOUR DARKEST HOUR

Hello Mighty Woman of God!  I pray that you are blessed by our Lord Jesus Christ and that you will follow after Him everyday.  Make everyday of your life count for something in the Kingdom of Heaven.

(Isaiah 41:9-10), I took you from the ends of the earth, from its farthest corners I called you.  I said, 'You are My servant; I have chosen you and have not rejected you.  I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

With this testimony, I fought with God like Jonah.  "Lord, is there something else that I can tell?  Lord, this is a mistake and something that I want to keep for myself.  I don't want anyone to ever know that about me.  God reminded me that it's not about me, it's about the ministry and those that will read today's message. 

Even after teaching Bible Study, preaching on Sundays and striving to do what is right and keep God besides me, I mess up big time.  While living in Las Vegas, I not only had to deal with the demonic spirit of gambling but I had to deal with my anger issues.  Mind you, my life changed dramatically when I left Chicago.

I was definitely in my darkest hour.  I never thought that the Lord would still be watching out for me.  So even though He called me, anointed me, set me aside for His glory, I MESS UP.  What I learned during that period of time (38 days and 37 nights), God still got the glory.  I ended up in 3 different jails, facing charges in each one.  But the one thing that I kept saying to my family was, "God is keeping me comfortable".  When He could have turned His back on me for straying so far away, He didn't. 

I ended up teaching bible study, which the Lord used me greatly to blessed the women, there were over 20 women that I ministered to.  Even when I was tired, they helped me along the way.  With no money to pay me, my bed was always made by someone.  They would order goodies for me and even make sure that I had tea every night.  God used me in a might way and I was comfortable.  There were even times that I laughed harder than I had in a long time.  The second move was lock down in a cell for 22 or 23 hours a day.  Still God kept me comfortable, He really did.  I read more and during my 1 to 2 hours out, the women surrounded me to pray for them or to tell them what God had to say to them.  I should have lost my mind staying in a cell for over 22 hours a day, but I didn't.

What you should get from this is that I messed up.  I had to pay the price according to the law but according to God's law He didn't leave me alone.  He set the ground work for me before I was born and He knew that I was going to go to jail someday (I didn't but He did).  The difference between the saints of God and those that are not saved is that God will keep you comfortable, no matter what, even in your darkest hour.  Even when you mess up so bad, He will keep you comfortable.  The above scripture applies to you and to me.  If you find that you are in your darkest hour repeat that scripture to yourself and believe it with your whole heart and soul.  PRAISE GOD!

Heavenly Father I thank You and give you all the praise for keeping, even in my darkest hour.  Thank You for keeping me comfortable even when I mess up.  Lord I pray that I receive Your love and forgiveness when I ask and I thank You that You uphold me with Your right hand and cover me securely with Your left hand.  Father I pray that You help me to forgive myself as You have forgiven me, in Jesus name, Amen.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

HAVE YOU NOT HEARD?

Good morning, Mighty Woman of God!  I pray that you are all blessed by our Lord Jesus Christ.  I speak blessings of peace and security in the Lord Jesus Christ as you continue in Him on your spiritual journey.

(Isaiah 40:28), Do you not know?  Have you not heard?  The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth.  He will not grow tired or weary, and His understanding no one can fathom.

There will always be times in our lives where we grow weary, tired of waiting on God to move or bless us in our circumstances.  Some people say, "pray until something happens".  As for me, I believe that there will be times that we should pray until something happens and other times where we should pray, give it to God in trust and let it go.

Why do I feel that way?  If you have a relationship with the Lord, I mean you hear from Him without a doubt on a daily basis, then you will also know when you are in spiritual warfare and have to keep praying for a breakthrough or keep battling until that things comes to pass.  Daniel prayed the same prayer for 21 days, Daniel did not give up on God.  He had the faith that God was going to bless him with an answer.  Then the Angel of the Lord appeared to Daniel and said, God heard you 21 days ago but I was fighting demons on your behalf and I finally had to get some help from the Archangel Michael.  So at last here I am with your answer from God (that scripture is paraphrased).  Daniel prayed until something happened.

Remember the man that approached Jesus asking for Him to heal his daughter because she was very sick.  That man had faith that Jesus was the Son of God and healing was all in His hands.  Jesus asked where the man lived and the man said, "Just speak the word and I know she will be healed".

Sometimes we get tired and grow weary while we wait on the Lord to answer our prayers.  Have you not heard, God never grows weary or tired.  God says that we should not let the fact that our prayers are not yet answered get in the way of our sleeping or resting.  We have to get to the point where we pray that prayer and rest in God.  God says that there are so many of us not resting and that a spirit of heaviness comes in and that will cause depression to come into our lives.  God says that resting and sleeping are two different things.  Some of us spend too much time trying to understand why, when and where God will bless us (His understanding, who can fathom).

If a spirit of heaviness is trying to creep into your house (your body, mind), the bible says to put on a garment of praise.  Praise God anyhow.  Praise Him for your answer.  Praise Him for your blessings, even when you don't see it, it's on the way.  God knows what He doing.  He has been at it for a long time.  Trust Him, He does not need to sleep for an hour.  He won't call in sick.  He is in this race with you and He will carry you when you are weary.  AMEN!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

HUG THE LITTLE GIRL WITHIN ME

Hello Ladies, I'm back.  Even though I don't post everyday, I am always praying for you.  There are a lot of names for me to call out so don't worry, God's got you.  God bless you and you'll love this devotional.

Today's devotional though is from a book titled, "When I'm on my knees" by Anita Corrine Donihue.

Dear Lord, hug the little girl within me - the little girl mistreated and abused.  Encircle me with Your everlasting arms.  Still my silent sobs.  Anoint my head with Your healing oil; free me from nightmares of memories.  Touch my scars with You healing stripes.  Soothe each muscle that suffered in anger and pain.  I know You suffered, too.  Piece together my broken heart.  Your hear bled and You died for me.  In sleepless nights, wrap me in Your comforting presence.  Let me rest in the shadow of You, the Almighty.  Hug the little girl in me as you cover me with Your feathers like a mother hen does her chicks.  I find refuge under Your wings.  Help me to face yesterday (wrong as it was), to forgive as You forgive me, and to look toward tomorrow with hope.  Your faithfulness will be my shield and rampart.  Le me not feel terror by night nor arrows that fly by day.  Take my weakness and grant me Your strength.  Make my feet swift at the dawning of a new day to do service for You.  I go now in praise.  But please, Lord, don't ever stop hugging me.

PRAISE GOD!

Heavenly Father, I pray that You forgive me for me sins.  Even the times that I don't talk or act like You are my Heavenly Father.  Lord thank you for hugging the little girl in me even when I don't pray daily.  Lord thank You for hugging the little girl in me, even when I don't think that I deserve to be hugged, in Jesus name, Amen.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

SIDE TRACKED

Good morning, Mighty Woman of God.  I speak blessings upon blessings over you.

We all get a little side tracked when it comes to our spiritual journey and that's okay.  In that stage of 'side tracked' the devil is not prejudice.  He doesn't care who you are, your racial background, your age or what your title is in church.

I started in the Prayer Ministry (Prayer Warrior) and I went to church every Sunday.  I went to Wednesday night bible study, I went to any classes that I felt would help me in my spiritual journey.  I graduated from a 16 week Teacher's Course and I attended Sunday School regularly.  Now that sounds like I had it all together.  Oh, and don't let me forget the Senor Citizens home I went to once a week for bible study and having a prayer closet that I stayed in prayer for a number of hours a day.  So what happened?

That title I have in front of my name doesn't make me immune to satan's tricks and lies.  I moved to Las Vegas to be closer to my family.  I used to go to the gambling boat a little bit and I loved it. So Vegas and you don't have to travel far to get to a slot machine.  The devil knew what I liked and he also knows what you like.  He will make it readily available to you.  Then I started smoking weed again.  I would have never thought that I would get that far away from God.  I love the Lord God so much, He was always in my heart.  The devil speaks to us by say, "You can't go back to being a minister.  You can't get back in the choir.  You can't go back to teaching the Word of God. God won't accept you back into His arms.  You have really messed up this time. You mind as well forget it.

The Lord has anointed me to be His voice, His mouthpiece for the ministry that I had on the inside of me.  I did not ask for the gifts that He has given me, He just knows what gifts you need to accomplish what His will is for you life.  God has anointed and appointed you for ministry work.  No matter what you may be going through in your life right now, God has a plan for your life.  The Holy Spirit has equipped you with everything that you will need for your spiritual journey.

The most important thing for you to remember when you are in that 'side tracked' mode is that you left the Lord arms.  He did not leave you, the Lord will never leave nor forsake you.  The problem is that we don't fully believe that.  We hear testimonies of others of how God has brought them through some challenges and difficulties, we believe that God is able, but in the back of our minds, we wonder will He do it for us. God will never unfriend you.  THE LORD GOD IS WAITING FOR YOU.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

THE BEGINNING TO AN END


Good morning, Mighty Woman of God!  I pray that you are all blessed and highly favored and that you are looking, and expecting our Lord to watch over you and your family.
 
(2 Cor. 5:17-19) Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.  And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to Himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto Himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
 
I remember the day that I got baptized into the Body of Jesus Christ.  I was expecting something so miraculous to happen to as soon as I was brought up from that water.  And since the bible says that I would be a new creature in Christ Jesus, I was expecting to be delivered from everything.  Actually, I was expecting to either be delivered and healed right away or burned right away. 
 
Well needless to say, as soon as I was brought up from the water, I didn't feel any different.  So I said to myself, "That's okay, maybe I'll be the new creature once I leave the church and get home".  So, I am waiting to get home and throw my weed away and pour out what was left of my tequila, because I was a new creature and old things will become new.
 
So now I'm home and I think the best thing for me to do to start fresh with drinking, smoking cigarettes and everything else is to get rid of all those things; yes, finish the tequila, cigarettes, and whatever else and then I will start fresh on tomorrow.
 
Well that tomorrow took about a couple of months to actually come.  So what did I get when I was baptized?  I wasn't delivered from my sinful nature.  So what am I supposed to do now?  Well, it took me a while but I learned what I actually got when I was baptized.  Calm down, I'll tell you.  I got a beginning to an end.  I got a start to a finish.  What do I mean?  I had the chance to begin to change, begin to become that new creature in Christ because I was reconciled by God.  Being baptized was the beginning to an end of that sinful person that I was.  A start to a finish in the race that Paul talks about.  I was now in the fight for my life and not sitting on the sideline anymore.  It was a beginning to end my reckless behavior to my body, to my spirit-man.  LET US PRAY!
 
Heavenly Father I thank you for my life on today.  Forgive me for my sins and Father I am praying that You do for me what I am not able to do for myself.  Save me Lord Jesus from myself.  I pray that each day I strive more and more to be the woman that You saved, Father I pray that you remove from me anything that does not bring glory to Your name, and if I mess up, I know that I am reconciled to You therefore, there is no condemnation for me, in Jesus name, Amen!
 
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Monday, October 13, 2014

IS YOUR CUP CLEAN?

Good morning, Woman of God.  I speak blessings upon your life on today and that God will give you peace and joy as you follow after Him.
(Psalms 19:12 and 51:10), "Who can understand his errors?  Cleanse thou me from secret faults.  Create in me a clean heart, O God: and renew a right spirit from me.
While washing the dishes, I observed the cup that I was cleaning.  I washed the inside really good, and just ran the rag over the outside of the cup.  Then I heard the Holy Spirit say, "Clean the outside of the cup just as well as you clean the inside".  My reply was, "Well, we don't really use the outside of the cup".  I did what the Lord told me to do, washing the outside as well as the inside.
Then I heard the Spirit of the Lord say, "That's the way my people are presenting themselves to the church and the world.  They only cleanse the outside of themselves because that is what people see first and my people are dirty on the inside".
My Testimony:  I used to be an Administrative Assistant at my job.  I dressed very well; suits, heels and the whole nine yards.  If you were to see me on my way to work, you would never ever think that I had a drug problem.  I was clean on the outside, little did anyone know how dirty I was on the inside.  Little did my employers or co-workers know that I was carrying joints laced with cocaine in my purse.  Little did anyone know that I would go buy drugs on my lunch hour.  This was a weekly routine for me.  You talk about someone that should have been dead and gone, it was ME.
Once I started attending church, I keep the same drug routine.  The only thing that changed was that I didn't get high before church.  Once I got home, that's when I would smoke and drink.  Don't think that my church was lacking anything, it was all about me.  Did I want to change, Sunday after Sunday getting in the deliverance line?  I expected something miraculous after laying out on the alter, slapped with oil, but that didn't happen.  It was still up to me to hold on to it.
One Sunday, the Sunday School Teacher was anointing everyone with oil before we went into the classroom.  Once I sat down, something so different began to happen to my spirit.  That's the way that I can explain it.  I began to cry, not only did I just cry, but I cried the whole time (not out loud, tears just streamed down my cheeks.  I couldn't stop, even if I wanted to.  The minister placed a box of tissue on my desk, but she didn't say a word.  She just continued teaching the lesson.  I cried for one hour straight, I am not kidding, a whole hour.  The Holy Spirit worked on me the whole time.  Even after class, the minister didn't say a word.  That was the day that the Lord cleaned the inside and outside of my cup.  I was delivered, never drinking or doing any kind of drugs.
The ten-step programs did not keep me from using drugs, abusing what God gave to me.  It was the Spirit of the Living God, (the Holy Spirit) that cleansed me, washed me, and welcomed me in His loving arms.  Keep going to church don't let the devil speak to you in your ear saying, "I don't know why you're going to church".  He will remind you of all your faults, making you feel guilty everyday and every time you try to clean the inside (your spirit-man) of your cup.  Satan's job is to kill you with the spirit of shame and defeat. There is a saying when you go to AA or NA meetings, "Keep coming back, it works if you work it".  Keep going back to church, it works if you work it.
Woman of God, our Lord and Savior does not put a spirit of shame upon you.  No matter what you have done, He is always willing and waiting to forgive you.  The Lord wants to encourage, comfort and love on you.  His compassion for you is never-ending, it will never end.  God is full of mercy, it's up to you to receive His mercy; that's the first step for your deliverance.  I have heard women say that they don't attend church or pray because they know in their hearts that they will do the same thing again, smoking drugs, drinking, cursing and sleeping around.  Imagine how I must have felt day after day, Sunday after Sunday, Bible Study after Bible Study.
I pray that the Lord's message and my testimony will be encouragement and comfort.  I love you with the love of our Lord.  God bless you, my sisters.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

PEER PRESSURE

Good Morning, Mighty Woman of God!
I speak blessings of peace and joy upon your lives.  I pray that you are all blessed and highly favored and that the ministry has been a blessing to you.
 
(1 Corinthians 15:58), Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm.  Let nothing move you.  Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.

Christians deal with a lot of peer pressure.  Once you have decided to dedicate your life to Jesus Christ, your friends and family that are not saved, will always try to pressure you into doing the same old things.  They don't want you to try to change.  For some reason, being a Christian can be intimidating to people that are not.  Peer pressure comes in because just like your friends don't want you to change your life, neither does Satan.  He will use your peers to try to keep you in darkness and keep you from getting delivered from things that you need to give up in order to live righteous before the Lord.  Christians deal with a lot of peer pressure because the enemy knows that he just lost a soul and Christ has gained a sheep.
 
Sometimes we tend to try to play both sides of the fence.  When want to keep our friends that we know we should not hang around, and we want to praise and worship the Lord.  It's very difficult to play both sides of the fence.  I tried it and it doesn't work.  What will happen is that the greater spirit will eventually win your soul.  If you are having difficulty dealing with peer pressure, keep going to church.  Keep your bible even closer because the enemy will try to use people to keep you from fulfilling God's purpose for your life.  Your peers don't even know that the enemy is using them to keep you from reaching your destiny in Christ.  If you are dealing with peer pressure, pray that the Lord God will put people in your life that will be able to keep you lifted up and will accept your decision to become a Christian.  Pray that God will lead you to the right people that will be able to make positive deposits in your life and not withdraws.

Once I decided to give my life fully to the Lord, I mean make a decision to stop partying, doing drugs and drinking the peers in my life changed.  God gave me some new friends.  God gave me a new dance and song in my heart.  I never looked down on people, I just knew what I wanted for my life and that was to fulfill God's purpose for me.

Sometimes we just need deliverance from people.  We need to stop listening to people that don't have our best interest in mind.  Maybe you have been friends with that person for many years, maybe your season with that person has passed.  We need deliverance from trying to please people and live up to other peoples' expectation of us.  Stick with the Lord, stay on course and pray for discernment that you can know the difference between a real friend or a friend that is only in it for their value and needs.

Heavenly Father, I thank you for keeping me in perfect peace while I am in transition to becoming more like you.  Father, I know that the road ahead can be difficult so I ask you Lord to keep watch over me and my family.  Father, I pray that you put positive people in my life that can help me and not hurt me, in Jesus name, Amen.
 
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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

THE RIGHT INGREDIENTS

Mighty Woman of God, I pray that you are blessed and highly favored as you follow whole-heartedly after our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

(1 Corinthians 3:13-15), His work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light.  It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each man's work.  If what he has built survives, he will receive his reward.  If it is burned up, he will suffer loss; he himself will be saved, but only as one escaping through the flames.
When I was 19 years old, I had a friend that knew how to make pizza from scratch.  She would buy all the ingredients she needed, including the toppings.  Everything was fresh, nothing out of the can. We would get together on the weekends and she always had that pizza.  Well, pizza is one of my favorite foods so I never complained about eating too much.  One day I asked her for her recipe.  She wrote down all the ingredients and step by step instructions to follow.  My first attempt to make that pizza was a disaster.  My second attempt was worst.  I couldn't figure out what I was doing wrong, what step was I was missing.  Finally, she actually came to my house so that we could make the pizza together, then I got it right.  It turns out that I was not letting the yeast sit long enough to rise and I was letting the oven pre-heat, which was burning the crust way ahead of time.
Mighty woman of God, if you keep putting the same ingredients in your oven (you spirit), and things don't work out right, you have to change the way you put your ingredients together.  You keep doing the same thing wrong you will get the same results (a disaster).
Now, let's look at this from a spiritual point of view.  You are wondering why you seem to be going around in circles, going through the same bitterness, turmoil and challenges over and over again.  You are not changing the ingredients but you want different results.  You are asking God for the same things over and over again.  Not only that, but you need to look at your instructions again (read your bible).  If you keep doing what you're doing, you'll keep getting what you're getting. 
You need to invite the Holy  Spirit to your kitchen (your spirit) and show you what ingredients to keep and what to throw out.  In other words, what are the things you need to let go of to receive God's best for you.  What ingredients do you need more of?  What friends to let go and which friends to keep.  Maybe you need more water (blood of Jesus, Word of God).  Maybe you need more oil (anointing).  Maybe you need more heat (the Holy Spirit), maybe you need more yeast (prayer), maybe you need less eggs (unevenly yoked, worldly things). 
If you are missing some of the ingredients then every time you are tested by fiery darts of the devil you will not rise up.  Until you have the right ingredients in your oven (your spirit, body, heart), your yeast (spirit) will not rise.
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Friday, October 3, 2014

A NEW ENGINE

Mighty Woman of God, I pray that you are blessed by today's message and that you are able to apply today's worth to your life.  Be blessed.

(1 Peter 3:3-5),  Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes.  Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight. For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in God used to make themselves beautiful.
 
I can remember my first car.  I was so excited to have it that I drove all the way home singing a song to my car.  Mainly because I had no radio, but I was intended to use my pocket radio as soon as I got some AA batteries. LOL.  As soon as I got home, I ran upstairs to tell my parents to look out the window and see my new car, I was so proud.  They looked out the window and the look of wonder covered their faces because they didn't see the car that I could possibly be so eager to show off.  What they actually saw was a little 4-door, Nova, Chevrolet, covered in rust but what they didn't know was that it had a new engine.  I was still smiling, admiring my new car.
 
My point to this story is that sometimes not everyone sees things the way you do.  Sometimes not everyone will accept the new you.  They are looking at you from the outside and have no idea what you are actually working with on the inside.  They don't see what God sees on the inside of you.

You were the friend that they used to get high with, party with and gossip with, but the more you seek out Christ, the more He changes you from the inside.  So they are looking at you with their naked eyes but God is looking at you with His spiritual eyes.  God does not see your outside, nor does He care about your outside, God is concerned about your heart, whatcha working with on the inside.  You see, God doesn't care what you are wearing, how good your nails look or how much you paid for your jewelry.  God is so beautiful that you can never outlook Him.  You can spend thousands of dollars on your outward appearance and still you won't impress God.   You may be able to impress your friends, but to God, you are wearing cheap clothes and jewelry.
 
Woman of God, I know that some of you have friends and family members that are clean on the outside but their inner most parts are dirty.  They are unloving, talk about you behind your back, tell all your secrets and are no where to be found when you really need a real friend.  That is the total opposite of God.  His innermost parts are beauty, loving, kind, compassionate and friendly.  He will never tell your secrets, talk about you behind your back and He's always there, wherever you are when you need Him.
 
Just like my car, it had a new engine and it ran better than most new cars.  Once you start living your life according to biblical principals and glorify God with all your heart, it's like getting a new engine.  The outside may not look rich, but the inside is very rich and you won't every go bankrupt.  When tough financial times hit, your new engine will sustain all the challenges of life. 

DO YOU HAVE A NEW ENGINE?  If not, you are going to run out of oil and your car will break down in the middle of the expressway.  Just like old and bald tires, you will eventually run out of air.  The last place you will want to break down at is in the middle of heavy traffic (in the middle of spiritual warfare).  PRAISE GOD!

Heavenly Father, I praise Your Holy name on today.  Father I pray that You get rid of anything on the inside of me that doesn't glorify You.  I pray that you create in me a clean and righteous heart.  I want my life to glorify You Lord.  From this point on Lord, I pray that you are working on the inside and I will yield myself to You.  In Jesus name, Amen!
 
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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

THE STORMS OF LIFE

Good Morning, Mighty Woman of God.  I pray that you are all blessed and highly favored by our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

(Psalms 46:1-3) God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.  Therefore we will not fear, though the earth gives way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.  (Psalms 27:5) For in the day of trouble He will keep me safe in His dwelling; He will hide me in the shelter of His tabernacle and set me high upon a rock.

Peter notices Jesus walking on water. Peter says to Jesus, "If it is you Lord tell me to come to you on the water.” Jesus tells him to come and Peter begins walking toward Jesus.  But then Peter noticed the wind and he was afraid and began to sink, he cried out to the Lord and IMMEDIATELY Jesus reached out his hand and caught him then says, "You of little faith, why did you doubt?”

You are able to see the wind and the storm in your life. But do you see Jesus? As the wind blows harder, don't take your eyes off of Jesus. Peter had the faith to step out, but he lost his faith as soon as the winds picked up. He saw the wind, which means he took his eyes of Jesus.

We all go through storms in our lives. At times it could be so windy that we can't see what's right in front of us, bidding us to keep going.  Imagine being in the desert and a sand storm comes.  From what I've been told you can't see your hand in front of you. The sand can be so hard on you it can cause death if you don't find shelter.

From the Old Testament to the New Testament, God's word never changes.  The above scriptures say that even when everything that you are being challenged with; keep going.  Don't pay any attention to the devil that roaring like the sea.  Don't pay any attention to the devil that's throwing stones to make you want to give up; you keep on going.  I replace the word thee in the scripture to me.  Make it personal when you read that scripture.  When you make it personal it kind of will make you hold your head up a little bit higher and stick your chest out.

Keep your eyes on the Lord and when you feel like you don't feel his presence trust in His promise. You may be going through a storm in your life right now. You can't see your way out. The walls seem to be closing in on everything around you. You feel like throwing in the towel. Through all of this the Lord wants to remind you that if you cry out, IMMEDIATELY, He will catch you.  Take a deep breath and give God a chance. I mean really give Him a chance. Not just for today's problems but for tomorrows promise. LET US PRAY!

Heavenly Father, I thank and praise You for Your strength in my life.  Lord I want to walk in Your peace and joy on today.  Whatever is troubling me today, I now let go and give them to You.  The battle is not mines, it's Yours.  Lord Jesus as I go through the storms in my life, I will continue to have faith in You, that you are stilling the waters, so that I can continue to walk, in Jesus name, Amen.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

ASHAMED


Good Morning, Mighty Woman God!

I thank God for you, pray for you and your families daily.  I pray that you will be blessed today by the Lord's message.  This is one of those messages that I ask you to keep an open mind and also to be honest with yourself. 
(John 7:8-11) So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.  And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground.  And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience went out one by one, beginning at he eldest, even unto the last; and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.  When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?  She said, No man, Lord.  And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and in no more.
One day my closet friend and I were laughing and reminiscing about our past lives.  We began recalling thing that we used to be involved in that was not righteous before we decided to rededicated our lives to the Lord Jesus Christ.  As we were laughing, all of a sudden my friend said something to me that really hit home.  She said, "I was delivered from drugs and you were delivered from being a whore monger".  I stopped laughing and said, "I wasn't a whore monger."  She then went on to say, "Yes you were, you were not married and you slept around".  It was at that time that I had realized how dirty I was until the Lord came and got me.  God accepted me and cleansed me from all unrighteousness.  I felt really ashamed.  I said to her, "You mean I am one of those people that the pastor speaks about when he says that some people were delivered from whoremonging".  I felt even worst.  Even though I was delivered, I felt horrible because I was always praising God for the person next to me.  I did not put myself in that category.  I was already in a lot of other categories, I didn't want to be in another one but I was.
 
You see, I dedicated my life to Christ when I was 19 years old, but as you well know, I backslide, fell, tripped and stumbled.  It has taken me a while to get where I am today in the Lord, not saying that I have arrived because I have not.  One thing that God told me was that I was not the only woman on this planet that has been delivered from that particular demonic spirit.  The good thing is that I did feel ashamed.  Once you feel ashamed about what you are doing then God can work with you.  There's nothing wrong with feeling ashamed about your sin because if you are not ashamed, then you are still being deceived by the enemy.  It is the Holy Spirit that touches your heart and convicts you.  It means that God wants to help you go in a different direction than the path of destruction that you are currently travelling.

The scripture for today, is mainly for myself.  When the Holy Spirit told me to write about my promiscuous behavior, He gave me that scripture.  I did not want to write this because I did not want to be judged or talked about by the women reading today.  I also know that some of you know my children and I did not want them to be ashamed.  God says, "Let her that is without sin, cast the first stone".  LET US PRAY!
 
Heavenly Father, I thank and praise you for the message on today.  Lord I pray that as your message go forth that there is a release in the spirit realm for the women of God today.  I pray for their release in any situation they might be in that will cause them to feel ashamed.  Lord I pray for their peace of mind on today.  Lord , let your will be done in their lives.  I pray that sexual sin will not have any part in their lives, in Jesus name, Amen.
 
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Monday, September 22, 2014

CIRCLE OF LIFE


Good morning, Mighty woman of God!  I pray that you are blessed and highly favored of our Lord Jesus Christ.  This blog is taken from my book, "Breaking Shackles".
 
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CIRCLES OF LIFE - YOU WILL KEEP GOING AROUND IN CIRCLES UNTIL YOU CHANGE DIRECTIONS, CHANGE YOUR COURSE OR BREAK FREE!
 
The other day, I was enjoying one of my favorite movies.  As a writer, I am always on duty, and I am always looking for the next message from the Lord, with pen in hand.  I get a lot of these catchy titles from the Lord and what to write to enable the people of God to grasp what God is showing them or the point that He wants to get across.
 
Anyway, in the movie, there is a scene that the Lord had me to focus on.  He said, "That is what many of my people are doing this very day.  Okay, so let me set the scene for you.  This man was in the Sanity Ward of a Turkish prison.  He was not as insane as everyone else in that ward but he was getting there.  And the longer he remained there, the more he began to look and act like the others.
 
There was a pole in the center of this room and about 20 of the insane prisoner would just walk around this pole going clockwise.  All day long, they walked in a clockwise motion around the pole. They never spoke and they never changed directions.  The new guy finally decided that he was going to try to change the direction that they were walking.  He got in that circle and started walking in the opposite direction.  They didn't pay him any attention, they stayed on course.  At one point, he even tried to physically turn them around, but they just didn't get it.
 
Today God says to you, "I am trying to turn you around but you just don't get it.  You keep going around and around in circles.  You just don't get it."  You put God in a box when you have the mindset that you have always done things like this or like that.  God wants you to change course, change the directions that you are going, because you are headed for a big fall.  If you do not change your ways you will only have gone around in circles, ending up in the same position (state of mind) that you started, when you first got saved.  If you don't change course, you will began to look and act just like the Christians that only remember that they are saved on Sundays.
 
Some of you repeat the same prayer (repetitive prayer almost like you have it written down on a piece of paper.  You sing the same songs and say to yourself, I've been doing it this way all my life, why change now?  Why do something new?  You want God to do something new in your life, but you keep God in a box.  CHANGE COURSE MY SISTER, CHANGE COURSE!
 
Heavenly Father, I thank you for loving me enough to speak to my heart today.  Father, I pray that you forgive me for my sins in the name of Jesus.  Father, I realize that I have not changed since the day that I first received you as my Lord and Savior and I am praying now Father that you help me to change the course and direction that my life is going.  Father, I do not want to remain in the same state, day after day.  My desire is that I get to know you more intimately through prayer and worship.  Today Lord, I am changing direction to move in the way that you need me to move, in Jesus name, Amen!

Friday, September 19, 2014

WE FALL DOWN

I pray that you are all blessed and highly favored of
our Lord Jesus Christ.  And that you are growing spiritually.

Proverbs 24:16, For though a righteous man falls seven times, he rises again, but the wicked are brought down by calamity.

I was talking to my oldest son the other day and he told me that when he looks at my life, he is able to be encouraged.  You know sometimes it takes a real person, someone not famous to look at and say to yourself, "I can do that, I can make it". 

You see my oldest son and daughter were with me when I lost my apartment due to drugs.  They were with me when I had to give them to family members because I had to go to rehab center.  They can recall the times that lights were off.  Even though I had a great job, it went to drugs.  They can recall watching me get abused by ex.

When I left Chicago to move to Vegas, I had a servant of the Lord spirit.  I was used to teaching bible study and ministering every other week in church.  But when I got to Vegas, that all went out the window.  I enjoyed those darn slot machines.  I lost sight of my Lord Jesus.  I would say that I had definitely fallen again.

Each time that you fall down, get back up stronger.  Let that fall mean something.  Each time that I fell, it seemed to me that I got stronger and stronger.  The Lord lifted me higher and higher.  The way that you can get stronger is because you grab a hold of Jesus a little bit tighter, just touch the hem of His garment.  The next time you fall down, let that fall mean something, get back even stronger. Put up your dukes and say to the devil, "Is that all you got?"  A just man/woman falls 7 times.  

Jesus is my BFF and I won't unfriend Him and He won't unfriend you. PRAISE GOD!


Thursday, September 18, 2014

WRONG TURN

Good Morning, Mighty Woman of God!
 
My prayer for you today is that you are under the umbrella of the Lord's peace.  I pray that you are blessed and highly favored of the Lord Jesus Christ.
 
I have noticed that most of you are between the ages of 25-30, so I want to remind you of God's grace and mercy that He will always have towards you, unfailing.
 
When I was in my early twenties, I accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior (I was saved).  I thought that since I was saved that I wouldn't do anything else wrong in my life.  That all my sins were washed away.  I didn't think that I would have to participant in the washing of my sins.  When I realized that I had a lot of work to do in my life, things didn't go well for me right away. 
 
Somewhere in my life, I made a wrong turn and I didn't know how to change the circumstances in that wrong turn.  I didn't know how to go back and follow after the Lord.  I thought that I was too far gone.  I got married at a very young age, 19.  After our divorce I met someone else that was very familiar with drugs.  I can't say that he made me do them, because I had a choice and the choice that I made was wrong.  Do you ever feel like everything is going wrong at the same time?  Well that's the way that I felt. I spent rent money and any money that I had on drugs.  I didn't know how to back up and take a different route, the one that the Lord wanted me to take.  The only thing that kept me sane was knowing that the Lord already knew that I would take a wrong turn.  God already knows whatever you are going to do and whatever you won't do before we do it.  Knowing that still didn't get me back on the right road.  I messed up so many times and had broken so many promises to the Lord.  Sometimes I felt like the Lord was sitting up in heaven just shaking His head at me.  The Lord knew them that I would not keep my promise, but I still continuously made them, time after time.
 
Now let me fast forward.  I am 48 years old and I am just now starting to finally get my life together.  I am also able to keep some of my promises to the Lord.  But I thank Him everyday that He is not done with me.  One day I asked my daughter if she was embarrassed by some of the blogs I write when it concerns my past life.  She said, "no mom, I think about it not how you go in, it's how you come out".
 
Woman of God, the reason why I have given you a short testimony of my life is so that you can come to the realization that the Lord knows all about you and every thing that you will do way before you do it.  The Lord's grace and mercy is what we live by.  You don't have to be perfect, you just need to have purpose.  What I mean by that is that you just have to have it in your heart that you will try to do better.  Your main purpose in life is to get to the point where you aren't breaking any promises and if you do, don't be hard on yourself just keep going.  I want you to know that if you make a wrong turn have your heart set on your will to do right, that is what the Lord is looking for.  You will never be perfect but the Lord will accept you striving towards perfection.  As they say in drug rehab, take it one day at a time, keep coming back.  If you keep coming back, taking one day at a time, the Lord can still use you in whatever state that you are in because He knows your heart.  PRAISE THE LORD, AMEN!

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

THE LIGHTHOUSE


Good Morning, Mighty Woman of God!  I pray that you are well and that you have had a joyous holiday.  I thank God you and continue to pray for you daily.

(Psalms 119:105), Your Word is a lamp unto my feet.

(Psalms 27: 1), The Lord is my light and my salvation whom shall I fear?  The Lord is the stronghold of my life of whom shall I be afraid?

(John 8:12), When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, "I am the light of the world.  Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."

Lighthouse - A tall structure topped by a powerful light used as a signal or beacon to aid marine navigation.
 
Navigate - To record, plan or control the position and course of a ship or aircraft. To follow a planned course on, across, or through.
 
Hold on now, I'm going somewhere with this.  I just need to set the stage.  If I were to put those two definitions together, I would say that a lighthouse is a large powerful structure used to keep ships on course.  I can also use those definitions to say, "Jesus Christ is a powerful Light that can keep us on course or guide us to follow the plan that He has for us; before we were born.
 
If I were to describe how my life used to be without Jesus Christ navigating me through the windstorms of my life, I would say that I was lost at sea.  I could not see His beacon of light to put my life back on the planned course.  I couldn't see His powerful Light that eventually guided me through my drug addiction.  I couldn't see the Lord holding back the raging sea of physical abuse (that could have killed me) so that I could passed safely through the waters.
 
I have seen movies where a ship was lost at sea, and it was too dark for the captain to tell how far it was for them to reach land and suddenly there is a powerful beacon of light shining bright enough to navigate the captain to the dock.
 
Woman of God, when you are going through difficult times and your circumstances seem too dark to bare; trust the Lord to navigate, and keep watch over you.  He will guide you to the Light (Himself) safely.  Just because you don't see the Light doesn't mean that He is not there.  Maybe you need to change your course and follow the Lord's  plan.  Maybe you are at the point where the Lord is telling you to stay on course, but you can't see Him.  The Lord's message for you today is to stay on course, follow His plan for your life and you will see His powerful Light that is navigating your through the dark seas.  You see, Jesus Christ's Light is stronger than your darkness.  Amen!
 
Heavenly Father, I thank you for sending Your Son Jesus Christ to be my Light.  My prayer today, Father is that you continue to be my guiding Light.  Everywhere my footstep travel You Lord are with me.  I thank you Lord that through the rough seas of my life, You are with me.  I know Lord that you will never leave nor forsake me through my darkest hours.  I love you Lord, I pray Lord by the power of the Holy Spirit that I walk in a Spirit of Peace right now, in Jesus Name, Amen.
 
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

HOW DID I GET HERE?


Good Morning, Mighty Woman of God!

I pray that you have been blessed by "Spiritual Growth for Women Ministry" and the Lord's messages.  I speak peace into your lives and pray that your relationship with the Lord is growing during your spiritual journey.
You were raised in the church.  Your parents went every chance they had the opportunity.  You sang in the choir and went to church revivals.  You have a voice for the Lord and you read your bible faithfully.  You prayed for others and watched as the Lord God did miraculous things in their lives.  The only time you weren't in church was when the doors were locked.  You had a personally relationship with the Lord.  There was no way that you would even think of living your life without His presence.
 
A woman's downfall always seems to be a man, or significant other.  Satan knows that one by heart.  He doesn't even have to doubt whether or not you will fall when he sends the right person in your direction.  We get blind-sided by love, lust, loneliness, money and other things that will not last in the long run.  You're no longer with the man that used to care about you, when you first met.  Your love for him has not changed but his love for you has turned into emotional and mental abuse.  He moved into your home with you or you and your children and now he just stops by.  You don't know where he is for days, but when he shows up with the perfect story, you are all of a sudden just happy to see him.  You don't want to mention where's he's been and that womans intuition tells you that he is definitely lying about whatever comes out of his mouth.  You don't say anything, in fear that he will leave for a couple of more days again.
 
He somehow convinces you that you are just a jealous person and are out of your mind.  The truth is, you are out of your mind because you keep going through the same thing over and over again, hoping that things will change.  Things will not change for him, because he's happy.  Things won't change for you, because you have been blinded by the enemy.  You know it, but fear keeps you in that revolving door cycle; in love, out of love, in love, out of love. You have been told that he is the best thing you will ever have, says him.  No one else will treat you better and you will be alone, say him.  For some reason, you have not realized that you are already alone and a good man will never treat you the way that he does. 
 
All of a sudden, you realize that you don't even know where your bible is and you don't have one gospel song to listen to.  What happened?  How did I get here?  When did I let go of Jesus?  Will Jesus forgive me and accept me back?
 
I have asked myself those same questions.  The only answer I could come up with was that Jesus would forgive me and take me back if I ask Him. I have to run and not walk to Him, begging Jesus to have mercy on me.  Pleading with Him to help me out of the relationship with a man that will take me to hell with him, if I don't find my way back.  I no longer asked myself, how did I get here, I just wanted to know if I could make it back.  I stopped looking for a man to make me me happy, I had to wait for God to send me a man of God.

Sometimes you can go through this life so fast, that you will forget what is really important.  God has a purpose for you, way before you were conceived and the enemy has a way of taking you for the detour of you life. God's purpose and perfect will for your life will ultimately get the victory if you have started and the right place, you won't have to ask yourself, "how did I get here?"  Just know that you don't have to stay there.  GOD BLESS YOU!
 
Heavenly Father, forgive me, I have strayed.  I did not stay on the course that YOU set before me, I trusted man and not YOU.  Forgive me Lord Jesus for not accepting your love for me. I pray now Lord Jesus that I accept Your love for me.  I will take one step at a time and always keep You in my heart, in Jesus name, Amen.

Monday, September 8, 2014

FAIRIES & FAIRYTALES

Mighty Woman of God, I pray that you are blessed and highly favored of our Lord Jesus Christ and that you prosper both spiritually and financially.

Today's message may hurt a little bit as it also did for me.  I try very hard to allow the Holy Spirit to speak to you through me, so I know that you will be blessed by the message.

Lamentations 1:2, Bitterly she weeps at night, tears are upon her cheeks.  Among all her lovers there is none to comfort her. All her friends have betrayed her; they have become her enemies.

I saw something on television once where the commentator asked a little girl that was about four years old what she wanted to be when she grew up.  The little girls eyes lite up and she yelled out, "I'm going to be a 'fairy princess'.  While the audience laughed that little girls had no reason to think that she couldn't be a fairy princess.

As little girls, life seems to us very simple.  We don't fix in our minds or hearts that we want to grow up we want to marry a man that will hit, kick and shove us.  We don't yell out we want to marry a man that will not respect us by cheating on us.  We don't shout out that we want to be put out of our home because we are hooked on drugs or trying to numb the pain of a bad relationship with drugs and alcohol.

When I was a little girl, I was very loud and didn't tolerate anybody mistreating me.  I was not the kind of girl that would let you get away with putting your hands on me in a bad manner.  I was what my family and friends called 'bad', I mean I fought everybody, missed curfew and didn't care.

I don't know what is inside us women that allows a man to mistreat us in any way.  I do know this when my friends were talking about their relationships I said nothing.  I always said that besides homosexuals, battered women are definitely in their own little closet.  You can't just spot us from looking at us at first sight.  You might not even spot us when we are in a circle of friends.  What makes us stay in that type of relationship when weren't raised in that type of household?  What makes us love an abusive man more than we love ourselves? I can't tell you how many times I changed door locks only to give him the key.  Countless nights looking out the window waiting for him to come home that night, but he didn't come home for day.  Countless lies that I knew were lies but to me I justify it by accepting the lie, I will feel less stupid.

I don't have the answers to those questions but I do know that God, our Heavenly Father, did not create woman to be a man's punching bag.  I do know that God says, "In the time of trouble He shall hide me". When I got out of my 10 years of domestic abuse, I said to my ex-husband, "Maybe you do love me, the best way that you know how, and right now that's not good enough".  You see they may love you the best way they know how.  They don't know any other way to let out what makes them less of a man.  I've heard this saying before, "hurt people, hurt people".

There are no fairies, unicorns, prince that will swipe you off your feet.  There's no Cinderella.  When you decide to leave, if it is not your decision, but family or friends, you will go back and the cycle will continue until you're mentally strong enough.  Don't think about all the stuff you're going to lose, think about the soul (yours) that you will gain. 

Heavenly Father, I pray right now for my sister's that may be going through a bad situation in their homes.  Father I pray that you guide and protect them, send your warring angels to cover them, keep them safe and their children, Father.  I pray for healing in their hearts and mind, in Jesus name, Amen!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

TOO FAR GONE


Good morning, Mighty Woman of God!  I pray that you are all safe, blessed and highly favored by our Lord Jesus Christ.

"There is no way she has done half the things that I've done; God will not look at me the same"

"God did it for me, He will do it for you"

You've either heard that or you thought that phrase in your mind.  I can remember while at the lowest point of my life hearing a woman preaching and saying, "God did it for me and He will do it for you".  I'm shouting and praising God for my deliverance, my relief and my release but in the back of my mind, I'm thinking, "No God will not do it for me.  My case is totally different.  I'm sure you've never been where I've been.  I have literally sat with the devil on occasions, nope my case is different.  I'm just at this retreat hoping and not really believing".

So, for those of you that are new to this ministry and for those that I need to remind, I am going to throw myself under the bus again to give you my testimony.  You are never 'too far gone' if you keep that glimmer of hope open.  Don't close that window.  Each time

Each day I loaded my body with drugs (cocaine, marijuana) and alcohol, being very specific each day I still prayed.  I was not taking advantage of God's grace and His mercy, I was accepting it.  I never just viewed God as just being God, I viewed Him as my Heavenly Father.  And I mean Father in every aspect of that word, His love.  I did so much cocaine in my late 20's early 30's that I should be or could have been dead.  I put cocaine on my weed and put it in my cigarettes. 

I'm telling you about me, who I was.  So don't ever look at me as some super-saint or a woman who hasn't been through some rough and tough times.  I will never forget where I came from because it's my testimony.  Where I came from is a part of who I am.  I am choosing to make that good.

So I'm not special.  God has blessed me with spiritual gifts that I need for you.  To bring you out of darkness, to carry you, to teach you, comfort you and pray for you and with you.  You are never too far gone.  God saw what I didn't see.  God sees what you don't see.  God doesn't love me anymore than He does you.  The difference may be having a relationship with Him.  If your mother and father found out that you were addicted to drugs, prescription meds or whatever, they would not disown you.  God will not disown you and His love for you is more than your mother and father.

I'm not special, no more than you, I just kept praying even when I was addicted.  I left that window open, even if it was just cracked, it was open.  My sister, woman of God, no matter what, leave that window open, you'll find your way back, I promise.

Heavenly Father I pray right now that your message is received as a blessing a glimmer of hope for your people.  I pray Father that you cover them, keep them safe as they go through life.  Father I pray that you blessed them where they are Lord whatever chapter of life they may be, blessed them Father and send your angels to encamp around them, in Jesus name, Amen.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

YOUR ARE POWERFUL, YOUR ARE BLESSED

Good Morning, Mighty Woman of God!  I thank God for you always and Spiritual Growth for Women Ministry.  I pray often for you and your families.  My prayer for you today is that you allow the Lord to use you for his glory.

(Proverbs 8:32-36) Now then, my sons (daughters), listen to me; blessed are those who keep my ways.  Listen to my instruction and be wise; do not ignore it.  Blessed is the man who listens to me, watching daily at my doors, waiting at my doorway.  For whoever finds me finds life and receives favor from the Lord.  But whoever fails to find me harms himself; all who hate me love death."

We are so powerful when we are in church.  Do you ever notice how happy you are when you are in church worshipping and praising God?  You are so elated and you feel like you can take on the world.  You feel the troubles of the day, slightly lifting off your shoulders.  It is always a good feeling when you hear the choir sing your favorite song and you began to feel deliverance through your tears.  You are so happy for 2 hours of worship services and sometimes you wish you could stay in the church all day.  You know that as soon as you leave the church, the mean world is waiting for you right outside those doors.

Now that service is over, you try so hard to follow God's instructions. Your try your best to live righteous before the Lord.  But then here comes the old habits and old nature.  You messed up again and now you feel so bad that you think that God will not bless you.  You think that you wasted your time going to church.  You think that you have blown all your blessings.  God knows all your shortcomings and He knows what pitfalls you are facing.  As long as you keep trying, God will always be there for you.  I don't care how many times you mess up right after church, God already knew you would face whatever dilemma you are facing.  Just keep your faith in God, knowing that He has made provisions for you and your mistakes.

Woman of God, let the above scripture be a word of encouragement for you.  God clearly states that you will be blessed as long as you listen to Him and keep His ways.  As long as you are searching for Him, He will always be there for you.  Keep going straight and don't let the devil make you doubt whether or not God will bless you.  God is true to His word, always.  God is not a man that He should lie.  The devil is the father of lies.  If you work on the days that services are held, find some time in your day to spend alone with God.  If you have Tuesdays off of work, then God will accept your Tuesdays as your day to worship and praise Him.  Don't get caught up in what day everyone else go to church.  Church is just a building and if you decide to have church in your bedroom then now that's church to you.  Don't let the enemy trick you into thinking that you have to wait until  Sunday to have your worship experience with God.  God is not concerned about what day it is.  LET US PRAY! 

If you are in need of prayer, someone to talk to or just touch and agree with, the prayers of the righteous avails much, two are better than one.
 
Heavenly Father, I thank you that you are with me through all my shortcomings.  Lord, I pray that you forgive me for my sins.  Forgive me Lord for the things that I can not seem to get right for you.  Lord, I am asking that you have mercy on me as I am growing more in you.  Lord, I thank you for your blessing and thank you Lord that you keep blessing me.  I will keep seeking after you, in Jesus name, Amen.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS

Mighty Woman of God!  I pray that the Spirit of the Lord rest upon you and your family. I speak peace and joy into your life and that you are blessed and highly favored of the Lord as you follow after Him.
 
(Psalms 17:8-9 and 27:5), Keep me as the apple of thine eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings, From the wicked that oppress me, from my deadly enemies, who compass me about. (27:5), For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me, he shall set me up upon a rock.
 
First of all, let me just say this; these are some of my favorite scriptures.  If you really study those scriptures and believe exactly what the Word is saying, then you will always find peace in God.  When I was a young adult there were times when the troubles of this life had such a hold on me and I thought that I would never come out.  I was definitely "Young and Restless", knowing that God would hide me under His wings gave me a sense of hope and security.  I would imagine myself sitting under God's wings where the troubles of life would not even see me. 
 
If you have a relationship with God, then you also have the same protection.  God considers you the apple of His eye and hidden under the shadow of His wings from your enemies does not have to be just people.  It can also include things that you are suffering from, health issues, deliverance and even abuse problems.  God has a way of keeping you hidden until He is ready to release you out into the public.  While you are hidden in the pavilion, He is working on your character, your discernment, deliverance, health, your spirit and anything else that you will need to fight the good fight in this world.
 
The reason why this message is titled, "The Young and the Restless", is because in your twenties you are considered a young adult.  This is the period in your life where you have left your home and have ventured out into the world.  A lot of people always tell their parents, "I can't wait to leave this house". Then you find out that you have been protected by your parents from the real world.  This world can be a very scary place for some of us.  Even if you leave home and attend college, you still have to make your own decisions, make your own mistakes and correct your own mistakes.  Maybe you got pregnant before you had anticipated and now the dreams that you had as a child have to be put on hold or you have to completely change your direction in life.  Whatever direction that you have chosen, at some point in time you will be "Young and Restless". It is so easy for young adults to feel defeated by life's curves, turns, tricked and scammed by some man, that says he loves you.
 
Sometimes it may seems like no matter what you do you are in the enemies territory.  There was a moment in my life where I was going through hell, I mean I thought that I was never going to come out.  My boss told me, "One day you will look back on this moment and laugh".  I looked at her like I wanted to jump across her desk and strangle her.  I thought to myself, "I will never look back on this and laugh'.  Well, she was right.  I don't exactly laugh about the situation, but it is over and that situation will never come back again. 
 
Whatever you are going through, it will end, as long as you trust in God and let Him handle it.  It is very hard to do that because we don't see what God sees.  We see how horrible the problems is now, but God sees the outcome.  It seems like as soon as you overcome one mountain, here comes another, "The Young and the Restless", what do you do?  It is easy to become "Young and Restless" when you are going through troubles, as you grow in God, He will give you a spirit of discernment.  You need discernment if you are going to make it through this life.  Discernment can keep you out of some of the situations that you encounter. When things get to the point where you really get restless, remember (Psalms 17:5) and imagine yourself resting in the wings of God.  Hidden from all life's problems.  The bible says that God knows the thoughts He has towards you and they are that you prosper and not fall.  His Word does not return to Him void.  Meaning, since you are the apple of His eye, He has sent His Word out concerning you and whatever He decrees then it is so. I promised you, what you think is the worst thing that you can handle, it's nothing compared to what lye's ahead.  So you mind as well gird up your loins, wipe your tears and keep on moving, you'll make it.  Even in my late forties, there are times that I bury my head in my hands and think that I cannot make it any further, then Psalms 17:5 comes into my heart.  Read that scripture and put your name, make it personal.  PRAISE GOD!

Monday, August 11, 2014

TOO MANY RULES


Good Morning, Mighty Woman of God! I pray that you are all blessed today.  I speak blessings of peace and love in your life.  God bless you, richly.
(Proverbs 22: 17-19), Pay attention and listen to the sayings of the wise; apply your heart to what I teach, for it is pleasing when you keep them in your heart and have all of them ready on your lips.  So that your trust may be in the Lord, I teach you today, even you.
I have heard a lot of people say that they did not want to be a Christian because there are too many rules to follow.  They think of God as some big judge, writing down every single thing that they do wrong.  God is not taking notes, He already had the notes before you were even in existence.  In fact, if God were taking notes, He would have run out of paper just on me alone.
 
Being a Christian is not a religion, it is a way of life.  It simply means that you have decided to try to live a Christ-like life, a life that is pleasing to the Lord God.  God is not caught up in whether or not you are following all the rules, He is concerned about your soul.  The reason why Jesus Christ died and rose again was because you won’t be able to follow all the rules.  Christ stands in that gap between us and our Heavenly Father.
Being a Christian can be a lot of fun. Try settling in a church on a regularly basis and getting involved in some activities.  You will find out that you can have a lot of fun.  The music is not the same.  These days all you hear on the radio is "let me rub you down, get in between your thighs and lick you up".  Try getting high on Jesus instead of drugs.  Becoming addicted to Jesus Christ leads to life, addicted to drugs leads to death.
Let me tell you something, when I walked down that aisle in church to give my life to Christ Jesus with the pastor holding his arms out to welcome me and my family into the kingdom of God, I did not go home and throw away all my weed, give up buying cocaine, and pour my tequila down the sink.  That was me and I'm not ashamed to tell you that if it means that you will work harder each day to leave the worldly things behind.  And out of all the steps I took meaning 12-Step program meetings, I fell down the stairs, got back up to take 2 more, fell down 3 and back up again.  It was not until I started attending Sunday church service and bible study that I was delivered from drugs and drinking.  If it had not been for my Lord watching over me, I would be dead.  It seems like He was watching me and saying to the Father, "she's going to come, she's going to be my Prophetess,".
 
This is a spiritual journey and you will make mistakes, but God is so compassionate and merciful that He gives us grace and mercy. He is not taking notes.  It's the devils job to make you think that being a Christian is no fun.  Living an ungodly life may be fun for right now, but what are you going to do when Jesus Christ comes back for His bride?
 
Heavenly Father, I give thanks to you on today for my life.  Thank you Lord for watching over me even when I didn't want you to see what I was doing.  Thank you Father for keeping Your promise even though I didn't keep all my promises to You.  Father, I pray that you lead me each day that you wake me up.  Thank you for Your love, Your compassion, Your mercy, and Your grace that you show towards me and my family each day.  I love you Lord and I want to do what's right in Your sight.  Thank you Father for loving me even when I don't always do what is right, in Jesus name, Amen.