Friday, December 8, 2017

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 you are entertaining an angel.
(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.
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.  
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. 

You're walking and talking with God only on Sundays and Monday - Saturday, you are dancing with the devil.  The moment we leave the church we get in our cars, turn up the porn on the radio, 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.  We act like we are doing God a favor by attending church.
I once suffered from schizophrenia.  Monday-Saturday, I did smoke weed, cocaine and drank tequila and on Sunday I went 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 that I kept attending church.  Eventually, the Spirit of the Lord won the battle over that spirit of addiction.  All you have to do is raise your white flag, go all in, exchange your will, embrace God's will.
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!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

TAKING TWO STEPS

Good morning, Mighty Woman of God.  I pray that you are blessed and highly favored of our Lord Jesus Christ, as you follow after Him.  I speak peace and abundantly love unto you from our Lord Jesus Christ.
Today, I am going to give you a message that the Lord wanted me to give from my spiritual daughter Nicole Lofton's book titled, "The Women's restoration Devotional".
(Hebrews 12:1), Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us."
How many times has something happened and you felt stuck?  Maybe you felt like every time you even attempted to move forward, something else happened.  Maybe you cried out of frustration or maybe you felt as if you were going to lose your mind.  I have felt that way before too.
I have been in that place where it seemed like taking a step forward really resulted in taking four steps backwards and I began to wonder why.  I realized it was mostly because I was more focused on the problem instead on the problem solver (God).  Sometimes I was so focused on the problem that I could not see that there was a reason for what I was going through; it was indeed for a bigger purpose.
The trials that we face are to make us stronger, but sometimes they confuse us, they also tend to distract us, and eventually they hold us back.  when we put all our focus on the problem, the problem takes over.  We have given that problem strength that it didn't even know that we had.
In the scripture referenced above, God tells us to "lay aside every weight and sin which clings so closely and run with endurance the race that is set before us".  We have to push our problems to the side letting them know that they have no power over us.  We know that we cannot tackle our problems on our own; we need help from God.  In order to receive that help, we have to be willing to hand them over to God and let Him help us.  Let's work to keep our mind on the problem solver instead of the problem.
ME:  The bible says, "I will keep those in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on me."  I was also reminded by the Spirit of the Lord that, a lot of times, in certain circumstances in our lives, we ask God to help us with our problems; but there is also a time that we have to just say, "Father, I won't ask you to help me, I need for you to just take over.  You don't need my help, I'll just mess it up anyway by trying".  That is what God means when He says, "Take your hands off the problem, completely."  I have found that simply saying, "Spirit of the Living God, please do for me what I am incapable of doing for myself, in Jesus name, thank you."  AMEN!

Saturday, September 9, 2017

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!