Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Let Him Love You: Anniversary Edition

This is still one of my favorite posts, and in honor of this blog's near 1 yr anniversary, I thought I'd share it, enjoy!

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
1 John 4:18

He has taken me to the banquet hall, and his banner over me is love.
Songs 2:4

Good Morning,
I will keep it brief today, but I just wanted to leave some words of encouragement, especially for those of us who have been debating about doing or producing something. Sometimes we allow our fear to cripple us and to convince us that what we plan to do is unobtainable, unmanageable, or just an imagination. I believe that God, the Creator, gives us creative ideas so that we can bring them to life. But we have to allow His love to drive out the fear so that we can go forward in what He has placed in us to do.

First, we have to believe that He does love us--and He does!
16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being,
17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love,
18 may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ,
19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge-that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
Eph 3:16-19

But then, we have to receive His love and let is cover us. His banner over us is love. He's so bold that He wants to display His love for us to everyone. So, I encourage you to work on the things that the Lord has given you to do. Let His love drive away any fear that may cripple you, and let Him parade His love for you for all to see.

I pray that just from the reading of God's Word in this letter that many writers, artists, ministry leaders, and others are birthed.
Have a wonderful day in His love!


A Big Thank You!!!!

Thank you so much to all of you who have been diligent in reading and sharing these posts! Please continue to do so as I attempt to commit more time to consistently posting. I really appreciate the support, and more than anything, I appreciate your co-laboring in sharing the Word. Have a blessed day!

With love,

Thursday, July 28, 2011


(Rom 8:5)  For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.
(Rom 8:6)  For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
(Rom 8:7)  Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
(Rom 8:8)  So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.

(Joh 14:30)  Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.

(Eph 2:2)  Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:

     I was reading the other night, and I thought it important to share some of the scriptures the Lord gave to me. In light of all the mixture many of the saints find themselves entertaining, I became very grieved. If we are called to be set apart and take no part of the unclean thing, I simply could not understand why so many saints were willing to play with fire. But as the Word is a double edged sword, I realized that we all do it, so this is an exhortation to us all, including myself.

     The very first scripture is the one that stood out most to me. To understand that to be in the flesh means that we cannot (are incapable of pleasing) please God adds a new layer of seriousness to the issue. As one who has been freed from the law of sin and death, I would not want to become a slave again simply because of the attractiveness of the things in this world. Giving up my inheritance for temporary satisfaction on earth (or for a morsel of bread as my friend, Tia puts it) is not an option, but so many are forfeiting the prize for the temporary satisfaction here.
    Our pattern and our goal in all things should be to be like Christ who proclaimed that the prince of the world has "nothing in me." That means that the enemy who dictates the system of this world had no portion in Him. We too should strive for this lifestyle. Ephesians 4:27 tells us to not give place to the Devil, yet so many of us play games with this. But if we believe that the words of the Bible are true, we have to believe that God gave us these warnings for a reason.
    I know personally, I don't want to be bound. Knowing freedom is awesome, and understanding the freedom that we have in Christ is motivation enough to not defile myself with mixture. Many people use the excuse that it doesn't take all that and that people are being to extra. I too, am sometimes tempted to think this way, but I fear God and refuse to take Him lightly; in short, it does take all that. We can't do what we feel like doing and only pray and study when its convenient. To do this would be like offering our minds up to carnality. Jesus did NOTHING from Himself. If Jesus is far greater than we are, and even He knew that it was best to do the Father's will and not His own, then why do we set ourselves up to believe that it is in us to direct our own way? (Jer 10:23)
   If we want bondage, we are free to go back to it, but if we want to walk and remain in freedom, we must walk after the pattern of Jesus, not giving any place to the devil. Like Jesus, I want to be able to say that the prince of the world has nothing in me!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Mixture Vlog

I Did this vlog a few months ago. Thought I'd share it with some of you readers. Be blessed!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Change Your Mind

[I had fainted], unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.
Psalm 27:13

Hello All,
As I was praying today, I considered some of my own difficulties and how some of the dread we feel toward those difficulties are partly a result of our mindset toward them.
The scripture above exposes David's desperation and near fainting, but just as David did, we must trust that we too will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Goodness may mean different things to different people, but we must trust that despite the warfare, and despite the pressure, we will see it.

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Romans 12:2

Have a wonderful day! Rest in His love, and let your mind be renewed to believe that you WILL see His goodness!


Saturday, November 20, 2010

Abide in His Shadow

He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
Psalm 91:1

I had prayed this scripture this morning, and as I was praying, I felt that there was another layer to this that I had never acknowledged. Of course this scripture is referring to us being able to go to the Lord for refuge and protection, but I had not paid attention to the empowerment that was in this scripture.

Abiding in God's shadow doesn't just mean that His shadow is a place where we sit still and where He fights on our behalf, but it is a place where we remain. To abide is to live, dwell and remain there, and if we remain in the shadow of the Almighty, we must acknowledge that we are being overshadowed by His might. We don't just go there to avoid trouble, we live in and abide in His might. When we walk into a place full of torment and darts, we know that the Almighty is overshadowing us and not only that those things will not touch us, but that they must also flee. Abiding in His shadow means that we will walk in His power, but the key here is to make Him our habitation--not just the place we go when running from trouble. If we make Him our habitation, trouble itself will run, because instead of seeing us, trouble will see the shadow of the Almighty.

5Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; [nor] for the arrow [that] flieth by day; 
6[Nor] for the pestilence [that] walketh in darkness; [nor] for the destruction [that] wasteth at noonday. 
7A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; [but] it shall not come nigh thee.
8Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.
9Because thou hast made the LORD, [which is] my refuge, [even] the most High, thy habitation; 
10There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. 
11For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
12They shall bear thee up in [their] hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. 
13Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet. 
14Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. 
15He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I [will be] with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.
16With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation. 
Psalm 91:5-16

Let's purpose to make the Lord Almighty our dwelling place!