I had a conversation with God.
As I asked what to do, He responded with “a move”.
“Whew, that’s gonna take a step of faith,” I said.
“So step,” He replied. “Jump and watch Me catch you. You’ll end up in the land you’ve been praying to enter. A land that you envisioned. No longer do you have to stand on the other side of the gate as you dream. Now you can walk into all that you spoke and believed. You came to Me and I saw your heart. You put time in, you did your part. You allowed Me to be first in your life, so it’s now up to Me to add all of these things as I promised. It’s time for Me to do what I said, because you were obedient to everything I said. You followed My Word everyday. Even behind closed doors. Now, that’s integrity. That’s smart. You now have My heart. You desire to do My will over yours. I am pleased to give you more. Because I know that you will build My kingdom up and give Me the glory as I fill your cup. Thank you for being faithful to Me, My child.”
Dear heavenly Father,
I come before You interceding for Your people. Someone is going through. Someone is having a hard time. Someone is down. But I come before You, God knowing that nothing that we face, is too big for You. Nothing that we face is too hard for You to fix. Nothing that has happened or is happening is news to You. You hold our world in Your hands. You know our endings from our beginning. You are a good Father. Help us to look beyond our fears, hiccups, and pain and push to give You the praise in the midst of it. Help us to worship from a deeper place. Help us to honor You with the fruit of our lips. Help us to hold on to Your word knowing that it won’t return void. Many things will change in this world, but one thing is guaranteed, You will remain the same. No matter what is going on, You remain good. No matter how we feel, You remain good. No matter the test, You remain good. In lack, You’re good. In sickness, You’re good. In sadness, You’re good. In the midst of the storm, You’re good. You’re good when all is going well and we will claim the same when we hit a trial. Lord, how mighty are You. Your thoughts and ways are higher than ours. Give us the patience that we need for you to complete a perfect work in us. Give us the joy that will be our strength. Give us the endurance to remain in the race. Give us the peace that will surpass all understanding. Give us Your Word, for it is true and dependable. We will forever give You the praise and the glory. In Jesus Name. Amen.
Who are you?
A person that is defined by the clothes you wear?
The latest car, latest watch, the style of your hair?
The fact that the world glorifies outward appearance is sad.
We are rated and categorized based on how well we perk our lips, raise our brow, and [snap]
“Like. Like. Like.”
“Like. Like. Like. Like. Like. Like”
Pops up on your screen.
You smile because this temporally raised your self esteem.
Don’t you know your worth?
Don’t you know you are a gem?
We have become slaves to a social scam.
We say “I don’t care what people think’…but are constantly worrying about what people think.
When will we realize the worlds opinion doesn’t matter.
How you feel about yourself when you look in the mirror is the only opinion that really matters.
Run away from the facade society created.
There’s more to you then the short skirt and heels.
Pick up your head, smile, and learn to love you.
You’ll never be happy if you wait for the validation of others.
You, my dear, are wonderfully and fearfully made.
You were created in Gods image.
Let me say that again….
YOU ARE WONDERFULLY AND FEARFULLY MADE.
YOU WERE CREATED IN GODS IMAGE!
The more you say it, the more you’ll believe it.
The more you believe it, the more you’ll see it.
So, Who are You?
YOU ARE a winner!
YOU ARE an overcomer!
YOU ARE a success!
YOU ARE beautiful!
YOU ARE smart!
YOU ARE a gem!
YOU ARE unique!
YOU ARE one of a kind!
YOU ARE more than a conqueror!
YOU ARE extraordinary!
YOU ARE an achiever!
YOU ARE fabulous!
YOU ARE dope!
YOU ARE kind!
YOU ARE fearless!
YOU ARE worth it!
YOU ARE worth loving!
YOU ARE more than enough!
YOU ARE destined for greatness!
YOU ARE fearfully and wonderfully made!
YOU ARE Gods masterpiece!
W H O A R E Y O U ? ?
Dear young lady,
You are loved! I know, I know. I can hear your question…I am loved? I can hear your “yeah right.” But don’t stop reading. Please, hear me out. I know things my be a little rough. I know life seems unfair. Yeah, it’s hard to smile genuinely. No one sees the pain you carry. No one hears the “help me” through the fake laugh. No one hears the “I’m over life” when you say “I’m ok.” So you think….
Your eyes tell your deepest secret. They long for an ear to whisper to. They reach in hopes they will find an individual that will care. You don’t say “help me” with your mouth because you don’t want to be a burden. So you stay burdened. Hindered. Stuck. Depressed. Down.
But, I see you!
“No you don’t”, you say.
Yes I do. How? Because I have been in your shoes. So please know that there is hope. There is light at the end of the tunnel. There is a hand reaching out waiting for you to grab. This hand wants to save you from sinking any deeper. This hand is being extended by Jesus.
He is the way. The truth. The life. He came that we might have life and have it more abundantly. No weapon formed against us shall prosper for We are more than conquerors through Him. His joy is our strength.
Reach out and grab His hand. He loves you. He cares. Trust Him with your life.
So many are hurting. Whether they go through the pain privately or silently, encouragement is needed. How can we encourage someone who doesn’t ask us for it? How do we know when they need it? What do we say?
There are three words that will answer all of these questions and more: The Holy Ghost.
When we have Him and move as He says, there’s no question that we have what the person needs exactly when they need it.
Quick story #1…
A friend of mine (we will call them Friend..creative, I know haha) prayed for a woman that was pregnant. Friend was led by the Holy Ghost to pray for woman. This was 2/3 years ago. Today, March 14, 2016, Friend ran into woman at the store. Woman brought up the time Friend prayed for her and child in womb and how much it blessed her and she saw the manifestation of that prayer in child. She thinks on that moment often. Friend told me that she remembered this moment clearly because the Holy Ghost was operating through her.
Friend had no idea what to pray for, but because she allowed the Holy Ghost to move freely, He gave her what she needed to be a blessing.
As you can see, having the Holy Ghost makes a difference. We are no good to anyone when we are operating in our flesh. Stay in the spiritual realm, and be led.
Let’s not only keep others lifted in prayer but reach out (actually pick up the phone and call) to those that God places on our heart. Just hearing your voice can be exactly what they needed. Something so small to you can mean the world to them. Your call can be what stops that knife from slicing a wrist. Your voice can be what stops an emotional breakdown. Your voice can be what stops a divorce. Your voice can be the very tool that brings a soul to Christ.
Be used by Him. When you hear Him, move. Someones life may be on the line.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Allow those eyes to be yours.
Embrace your uniqueness.
You are dope.
Beauty. Its more than appearance. Allow it to radiate from within.
When you value yourself, others will too.
Be the person that make things happen.
You are capable of doing great things with your life.
Jesus loves you.