A question I get asked often.

Q: How did you become so consistent in your walk with Christ?

A: I was tired of living in sin. I knew I didn’t want to go to Hell, but I was living a “trash” life. I had to decide which was more important:

Please God or please flesh?

I knew that if I lived according to my desires any longer, I would die and my life would have been lived in vain. So I decided to move forward in Him.

But please know that I didn’t have to choose between “please God or please flesh” one time. This is a daily decision. I (or all children of God) have to choose between Spirit and flesh, good or evil, blessings or curses on a daily basis. I just choose to walk in Christ. I lived my life on my own before and it was TRASH! I can’t afford to live in sin and please my fleshy desires. It’s not worth it. My soul and salvation isn’t with it. I have one goal in mind and that’s to make it to heaven with as many people going with me as I can take!


Galatians 5:17 • Deuteronomy 30:19 ❤️

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Walk It Out

I’m in too deep to quit now

I’m in too deep to stop trusting God

I’m in too deep to believe what people say

I’m in too deep to not obey

I’m in too deep to not fast

I’m in too deep to not pray

I must press towards the mark that was set for me

I must speak the Word in faith so I can see

Because my faith will produce miracles for all to witness

It’s about God getting the glory

It’s about His story

About how powerful and mighty He is

He can do an unlimited amount of things

He’s just looking for some people to trust Him

Be obedient and keep walking

So I’m here raising my hand in agreement

I’ll keep walking out this faith

Keep trusting God

He will do just what He said

Because He’s a promise keeping God

Amen

So…you got this one, eh?

Why do we choose to take matters into our own hands? Why do we say, “Take a coffee break, Jesus. I have this one under control.” We forcefully take whatever we placed in His hands back. We send Him to our other issue(s) and keep this particular one because we feel we can handle it, it’s not that serious to give to God, or we are tired of waiting on God to work and think we can make things happen faster.

Let’s think for a moment. In life, we all have tried to fix one thing or another. When we did, we failed. Or we temporarily fixed the issue with our solution. I remember getting having an issue with my radiator in my car. It had a leak which caused my fluid to leak. Fixing it was about $350. I didn’t have that at the time. So I spoke to some people and they recommended putting an adhesive fluid in my radiator that will flow through and attach itself to the issue. If this worked, the leak would be fixed. But only for a moment. It would just buy me time until I replaced the radiator. But if I chose this route, the fluid of course doesn’t just stay in radiator, but the fluid will flow through the system. Now I would risk clogging up other parts of my car because of my quick and easy patch work.

Can you see where this is going? Taking the situation from God to fix it yourself will cause other areas in your life to be affected. Not only is your faith in God now rocky, but your trust is shaky. Your determination is now depleting. Your destiny has now taken a back seat to your now. We take our eyes off of the bigger picture to “fix” our now. By patching up our now, we hinder the blessing from flowing to our future.

The Bible says, “to acknowledge Me in all of your ways and I will direct your path. “It also reads, “cast all your cast into me.” The keys Word in both these verses is all. Not some. Not only the “big” things. Not just things that seem out of your reach. But ALL. Why does He want all of your ways and cares? Because His thoughts and ways are so much higher than ours could even be. His wisdom is too great. If we need to have surgery, we go to the hospital and lay down on the bed so the doctor can work on our bodies. But first they put us to sleep. Imagine taking the scalpel from the doctor while saying “I got this”. No you don’t have this. You will bleed to death if you make the wrong incision. Because you have no idea what you’re doing. The doctor has the schooling and knowledge to know that where they need to cut here. I need to do xyandz to fix this problem and make this person healthier.

So I say all of this to say, let God reign freely in your life. He has everything under control. Trusting Him is the best thing you can do in your life. He is God. A God that is able to do above all you can ask or think.

Supply

Lord supply.

Supply my need.

I don’t have have just one.

More like a ton.

I have the need to healed.

The need to be free.

I have the need of a higher self esteem.

The need of your presence.

The need of Your Spirit.

It’s more than the love from people.

It’s more like humbleness.

I need actually a double dose of that.

Because when they don’t call my name to recognize me for all I’ve done good, I’m ready to get hood.

Lord I need more of You in order to make it through.

I can’t fight this war in the natural.

I need Your expertise.

Lord it’s me.

Singing.

Worshipping.

Trying to Do everything right.

Its Your son. Your daughter.

Answer me please.

Lift this heavy burden.

I don’t want to feel this way.

The struggle.

The lonliness.

I need a new day.

Cause it will bring about new mercies, right?

It will bring with it joy.

I would like to smile from my heart again.

I forgot what that feels like.

Lately All of my smiles come attached with a “like.”

I wanna be set free from this marriage to society.

I tried to play by their rules, but I can’t win.

They set me up.

They sold me on a dream.

Keeping up with the next person wasn’t easy.

It was draining. Temporary. And left me poor.

The need for more kept boxes at my door.

I didn’t order clothes and jewelery online.

I actually ordered likes, compliments and envy.

Once the pics were released in media, people would want to be me.

Not knowing that my reality isn’t very glamorous.

So Lord, I tried everything in this world to feel the void. 

I sought after it all, but Your love.

All I need is You.

Im ready for more.

Send an outpouring  of Your Spirit.

I give up my will for Yours.

Supply.

Can you hear Me now?

It was 2011. I was cruising through life. Caught up in doing things my way knowing good and well I was going against God. But I was ok with this. Why? Because my God is soooo gracious. Yupp, I was doing my thing and didn’t care. I had SOME nerve!! 

So one night around 10 pm, I was chilling. The room completely dark. The room was quiet. I was alone. So I thought. All of a sudden, I  heard “don’t take advantage of My grace.” I jumped up and looked around the room. I got up and turned the light on. Looked around some more. Now, I did all of this knowing that I wasn’t going to find anyone in the room but me. I knew it was God. I sat on the bed. Thought about what I heard and immediately repented.

This would be first of many times I heard Him.

Now, I wish I could say that I got my act together right then and there. I wish I could say I became this great Christian… nope! (But thats another blog for another day)

After the moment I just told you about, years passed before I heard the voice of the Lord again. Sure, I knew His hand was on my life. Yes, I would see signs of Him being present. But He wasn’t speaking. Or was He? It wasn’t until I joined my church on a months fast in January 2016 that I began to recognize His voice. As I was fasting and praying (because they go hand in hand) I would take a moment to stop and listen. The more I tried to hear, the more I heard. Now during this time of fasting, I needed to make a decision in life and needed to know if this was Him or not. At times, I would think I heard Him , then would brush it off. Like naaaa, that was just me talking. This happened a lot during that month. Then one day I was sitting in the living and I said something (I can’t remember what) , but His response was “I’ve been speaking all along.” My mouth dropped. Clarity. This is all I wanted. To hear and recognize my Lords voice. This was a humbling experience. I wanted to cry and smile at the same time. Who was I that He would decide to visit me, sit with me, and talk. I was grateful. 

As I grew, I looked back on the event. I realized that I made myself available. I sought after and found Him. I called and He answered. As I quieted the noise around me, the volume of His increased. 

When was the first time you heard God speak? When was the last time You heard Him? Have you ever heard Him? How do you know when He is speaking?


You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
Jeremiah 29:13 NIV

Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
James 4:8 NIV

But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.
John 14:26 NIV

Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”
Revelation 3:22 NIV

The Lord said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord , for the Lord is about to pass by.” Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord , but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper.

1 Kings 19:11‭-‬12 NIV

Know it.

Do you know love? Real love. Not lust. For this fades along with our feelings. But love holds on. Love is patient. Love is kind. Love is not scared. Love is not abusive. Love is not manipulative. Love is gentle. Love is forever. It does not make you wonder. It doesn’t bruise. It doesnt hurt. It doesn’t ache. Love is doesnt boast. Love isn’t easily angered. Love isn’t self seeking. Love protects. Love trusts. Love hopes. It never ends. Real love is only experienced when you experience Love. God is love. Know Him and you’ll know Love. 

1 John 4. 1 Corinthians 13.