Thursday, October 30, 2014
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.
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
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
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.
Monday, October 13, 2014
Thursday, October 9, 2014
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
(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.
Friday, October 3, 2014
(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.
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.
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!
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
(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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