Week of March 31, 2019
Whether we are seeking forgiveness for our own sins or asking God to help us forgive others, prayer is the first place to start when seeking restoration and healing. Paul clearly stated that restoration must be done by the qualified those who are spiritual. If it isn't done from a spiritual heart of gentleness and wisdom, the one who's seeking to restore can harm the one being helped and be pulled into temptation.
To find restoration or to restore someone spiritually, we need to understand what being spiritual is.
"Spiritual" in this context means seeking God's assessment of the problem, allowing God both to define the problem and to provide the solution.
A spiritual solution comes when the Holy Spirit illuminates God's truth from His Word in your heart, your mind, and your life.
A spiritual approach is necessary if you desire to be restored and made whole again. Our outward symptoms aren't the underlying cause. Our behaviors towards another are predicated on what we have allowed in our spirits to contaminate us in holding on to unresolved forgiveness!
In your prayer time with God ask Him to show you your heart. Next, I encourage you to ask Him to restore and heal you.
Week of March 24, 2019
This month The American Women's History Initiatives to celebrate women's voices in honoring the past, inform the present, and inspire the future.
These stories deepen our understanding of women’s contributions to America and the world; it shows us how far women have advanced. We as a country, value equality and the contributions of all our citizens. As women, we still have unresolved issues that dampers everything our women's voices from the past stood for. How can we make this year's Women's History meaningful?
Jesus tells us that the greatest apologetic, or defense, for the Christian faith is love: “By this, all people will know that you are my disciples if you have a love for one another” (John 13:35). He does not commend an invisible love but one that is fully evident in our embrace of Christians who are different from us. Christ has embraced us, and we commit a great sin when we do not embrace others whom He has redeemed.
We shed light on this "germ" that has grown in our families, communities, and churches. The germ of deception, betrayal, jealousy, and envy most go. It's time for us to let God heal us from our past hurts to embrace true love of being apart of a meaningful Sisterhood.
Week of March 17, 2019
Psalm 139: 23-34 (NIV)
"Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting."
Have you ever felt.....
That you're absolutely at the end of your ability to deal with things?
That you’ve come to the absolute end of your strength and hope?
That your circumstances are absolutely monstrous and insurmountable?
That the people involved are absolutely monstrous and unmovable?
That your situation or the people involved will never change?
You’re tired of the battle. You’re tired of the hardship. You’re tired of your limitations. I get it. I understand insurmountable circumstances and monstrous people.
Our God offers far more than His perfect understanding and unfailing compassion for us when we’re dealing with monstrously insurmountable circumstances and monstrously unmovable people! However, our God does so by, first, dealing with us! God’s love, grace and truth come to us most fully and freely as we, first, let God search us. Change us.
Cleanse us. Lead us in life healing, life renewing, and life transforming ways. In order to overcome your limitations in dealing with anything and anyone, We must, first, invite God to search, change, cleanse and lead us! Because sometimes that insurmountable circumstance came from our own wrong thinking, speaking and acting. And sometimes that monstrously unmovable person is what we needed in order for God to get our attention!
Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. Psalm 139:23-24
God offers us His strength, courage, and constant presence so that we may follow His lead!
I encourage you on this week to meditate on this scripture🏼🏼🏼
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9
Father help us to not box you in certain area of our lives. Help us to trust you with all our hearts and not to lead on our understanding for you are the Infallible God! You are never failing. You are effective in all your ways! And I Declare and Decree that those reading this will receive You as their Infallible God who has no Limits in the name of Jesus, Amen
Week of March 10, 2019
Scripture: Proverbs 18:21" The tongue has the power of life and death."
Our words are so important! They can lift people up or they can tear people down. They can draw people close or they can push them away. They can breath life into a situation, or they can… well.. do the opposite. I think you’re getting my point.
My prayer is that we will watch our words and only speak those full of life! I charge you to guard your tongue by creating a list of positive Affirmation to help you make a positive deposit in the live of others!
Father in the name of Jesus as we create a list of positive Affirmation to share with our love ones open their hearts to receive. I speak healing to their broken- hearts this week. I speak life to those that are depressed and suicidal. I speak life to those that are weary because of life choices. LORD of Host send your Healing power to the minds and hearts of your people in Jesus name Amen🏽
Week of March 3, 2019
Psalm 23 :1-4
"The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me."
There is one thing that we all can be sure of God is always at work. When you are at some crossroads in your life, when you are forced to face the trials and tribulations of life, when you are at the point of not knowing what to do you can always trust in God because He does. Every one of us go through valley experiences in our lives, in fact these valley experiences are a part of life. Every time we go through these valley experiences we tend to wonder why God allows us to go through them. In this 23rd Psalm, David is speaking of a deep, dark valley where there seems to be no ray of light and you feel like you are not going to make it. But, valleys are not dead-end streets and the disappointments, frustrations, discouragements, and dilemmas of life although they are valleys, shouldn’t be classified as a diaster. David even refers to them as a shadow.
Nonetheless, I submit to you that the valley is the only route to your personal promise-land; there is no alternate route. When the Egyptians chased the Israelites to the Red Sea there was no way for them to go around it. But God made a way for them to cross. When you are in your "Valley" keep in mind that God will make a way. Keep in mind that His grace, His leading, and His mercy will never fail. His way may not always be the same as the one you imagined. In other words, He may do the opposite of what you expect Him to do. And sometimes inadvertently or otherwise you have acquired the habit of trying to tell the Lord exactly how you want Him to help you. Don't ignore the fact that He knows just what to do.
I know this because I am guilty of it myself, I don’t know how often I’ve moaned the words Lord why won’t you help me? But I was overlooking the fact that all I have to do is trust Him and stop holding on to the thought or better yet fear that God will wait too long to do something. David here, the writer of this beautiful Psalm takes a personal and possessive view of just what God means to Him. He does something that we all should do in respect of God and who He is. David says, the Lord is my Shepherd.
As you embark on a new journey this month know that God is your Shepherd.