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Thursday, October 28, 2010


Good morning fam!  I hope this post finds each of you blessed and highly favored.  I wanted to ask if you appreciate the blog would you please take the time to sign up as a follower so that you can leave comments.  It's not for my benefit, but for the benefit of the site as a whole.  I think this is a great opportunity for us to support each other and fellowship together.  Hearing your testimony just may increase my faith.  And if you're going through a storm, don't forsake the power of a group of God's children praying together.  If you would rather contact me on an individual basis you can email me at  The message will come directly to my phone and I will be sure to get back to you in a timely maner.

Love you!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

New Page: Song of the Week!

Hey guys!  Hope everybody is having a great day so far.  Well I've been thinking a lot lately about how one of the biggest struggles for many of us early in our Christian walks is our music choices.  So I decided to add a page dedicated to Christian music.  I will add a new song every week that I have personally found uplifting and entertaining.  Hope you all enjoy!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

New Devotions!

Just put up two new prayers in the devotional section:  prayer for health and healing and prayer for searching for a mate.  Hope these are a blessing to you.  I hope you all had a great day and continue to have a great week!

Monday, October 25, 2010

A call to action

Hey fam!  It was a busy weekend but I'm back :-)  I hope you all had a safe and enjoyable weekend.  As for myself I had an amazing day yesterday!  Just thinking about it fills me afresh.  So I told you guys that we had houseguests this weekend (thankfully Auburn won :-) ), and we took a couple of our guests to church with us yesterday.  Now usually when I take people to church with me, I am so caught up in hoping that they are comfortable and receive a message that I miss out on my blessing.  Well this time I caught myself before I started worrying and committed them to God.  Besides, the way I figured, it would do more harm than good if I looked just as uncomfortable and nervous as they did.  I decided that the Lord would do what he would with them and in the mean time, I was going to get my worship on!  Well we went to Sunday school first.  The lesson was awesome.  We learned about the power of God and how we don't have to fight our own battles.  My pastor in Philadelphia used to say, "Remember when you were little and you used to tell people, 'You betta not mess with me or Imma get my big brother'?  Well now we have a big brother named Jesus, who rose with all the power of heaven and earth in His hands!"  We don't have to cower before satan or the evil of the world.  The bible warns those that intend to do us harm, "Touch not my anointed ones...!" (1 Chron 16:22).  Let me tell you, if there is one bad side you do not want to be on, it's God's.  People often think of the forgiving, gracious, merciful God; and forget that God is also just and righteous.  The same God that gave His only begotten son for us; also destroyed whole cities, turned a lady into a pillar of salt, and opened up the ground to swallow whole families!  God is not playing!  I have actually started to feel bad for my enemies.  I feel like I need to wear a t-shirt and warn them.  You know, a plain whit tee with a cross on the front and a warning on the back, "Anointed by God:  Do not touch!"  I'm just trying to help them out.  And I'm not cocky, I'm just confident in God.  I know that I have accepted His gift of righteousness,  He has a purpose for me, and I'm trying my best to walk in obedience and submissiveness.  If God has a purpose for me that means I am anointed to do SOMETHING*, and the word says God permitted no man to do them (His anointed) wrong and even rebuked kings for their sake. Now if for some reason you feel like the Lord is allowing someone to treat you wrong, the first thing you need to do is search yourself and see if maybe you did not get yourself in that position.  Second, you need to repent of anything you did knowingly or unknowingly to offend God, and third you need to remember that the Word says everything works for the good of those who love God and are called according to His will.  Many times the things and situations that are intended to tear us down are exactly what God uses to build us up.  Use these opportunities to get closer to God, pray that he increases your faith and your trust in Him.  Remember the story of Joseph, whose brothers hated him, threw him into a pit, and sold him into slavery where he was beaten, threatened, lied on, and thrown into the dungeon before he was given a miraculous promotion and made the second most powerful man in Egypt.  When Joseph finally saw his brothers again, he harbored no bitterness in his heart but informed them that what they had meant for evil, God meant for good.  My husband confirmed this for me last weekend when he said, and I paraphrase, "When you're living for God and it still feels like you're running into obstacles on every side, and nothing you're trying is working, just put your faith and hope in God because He is getting ready to work a miracle in your life!"  Hallelujah, we don't have to depend on our own strength! 

Ok, I've gotten waaaayyyyy off track.  I guess the Holy Spirit wanted someone to hear that.  But back to church.  After Sunday school we went down to the main sanctuary for service where we were blessed by an awesome praise and worship.  Then after praise and worship something amazing happened.  I know the gifts of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:7-11) are a divisive issue among Christians, but we believe in them whole-heartedly in my church and I pray that the idea of the Holy Spirit working in us to perform wondrous works does not divide the fellowship that we have here on this site.  Anyway, after praise and worship and before the pastor could start speaking a woman walked on stage with a message for the pastor.  She began to whisper in his ear, but half way through the message the pastor turned and pointed to the crowd and said, "You tell them."  The lady looked at us and it was as if her whole body was aching.  She took the microphone and she started quietly and she said (paraphrase), "The Holy Spirit gave me a message for His people,"  she hesitated and then her voice got stronger, "Awake!  Awake my people!  Awake!  Turn back toward me.  I want you hearts.  Give me your hearts again.  Your hearts my people.  Your heart."  And she repeated this mantra for 5 or 10 minutes alternating between speaking in tongues and interpretating in English.  It was amazing.  It was like you could see the anointing on her, she was not only getting a message from God, He was showing her His heart.  You could feel His heart breaking as He pleaded through her for His people to turn back toward Him.  I have been at this church for 3 months now and that was my first time witnessing such a thing, but I believe that it has so far been the best example of how the gifts of the spirit are supposed to be used.  1 Corinthians 14 says that the gifts of the spirit are for the edification of the entire church and that in public, tongues are really only to be used along with the gift of interpretation so that the entire church gets the message.  But I do not want our focus to be drawn to the debate of tongues, but rather stay focused on the message that was delivered.  God is calling us to awaken!  One of the biggest problems in Christianity is passivity.  We just don't care about much.  We say we believe in Jesus because we are afraid of going to Hell, but then we go out and live any kind of way we want.  We have no self control, few morals, no power, and we look just like the rest of the world.  The world has road rage and we have road rage.  The world cries over the recession and we cry over the recession.  The world hates their boss and ignores the poor and guess what we do?  We are getting beated down by death and disease like the Lord has no power over our bodies.  We have no confidence in our Christianity and we have no confidence because we confess one thing with our mouths but believe something completely different in our hearts.  Or maybe it's just that we don't know what we are confessing.  We say, "I confess that Jesus is Lord", but do we really believe that?  The definition of Lord is: one having power and authority over others or a ruler by hereditary right or preeminence to whom service and obedience are due.  So do we really believe that Jesus is Lord?  The bible says, "Why do you call me lord, lord and do not do what I say? (Luke 6:46)"  So if we really want to confess and believe that Jesus is Lord we must first know what it is He tells us to do, meaning we must read our Word, and second we have to realize that Jesus knows we don't have this kind of obedience inside of us, but all things are possible through Christ and the Holy Spirit.  Quit saying you can't stop drinking, partying, and having sex; because if you have accepted Jesus as your Lord and savior you are no longer just talking about your weaknesses, you are insulting the Spirit that lives inside you AND you are outright calling the God who said all things are possible, a liar!  As I have submitted more and more to the Word of God I have seen a great change in my own life and trust me it is sooooo much better.  You get the joy of living in expectancy, not because you deserve it and not because you trust in the works of your own hands, but because God is faithful to His promises and His Word says He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him (Heb.11:6).

We cannot be enslaved by sin and have the confidence to speak boldly for Christ.  Now I know some of you don't consider yourself evangelicals so maybe speaking boldly for Christ isn't really your goal.  So let me make this a little more personal.  You cannot be controlled by sin and boldly appeal to God for wisdom on your tests, or boldly forbid diseases to enter into your body, or boldly declare prosperity in your life.  The longer we submit to sin instead of God, the longer we block our own blessings.  But more importantly, the longer we kill our own testimony.  I have heard many times that the reason people don't give Christianity a chance is because they see so many people who call themselves Christians but live exactly like the rest of the world, sometimes worse!  I used to be one of these hypocrites, but I can tell you since I've been on both sides, that not only are you killing your testimony, you are also making it increasingly difficult for others to win lost souls.  In Revelation 3, God speaks of His disgust toward the lukewarm believer.  That is really not the attitude we want the Father to have towards us.  Let's get it together.  One pastor describes it like this instead of trying to see how much sin we can have and still keep our salvation, we should be trying to see how much Spirit (power, purity, and authority) we can have while we are still here on earth!

I love you guys. My posts are never intended to disrespect or offend anybody, but it is my hearts desire for us to really understand not only what God wants from us, but also what's in store for us if we surrender to His will.  I also realize that we are never going to turn the world to Christ if we walk around confused, depressed, sinful, and powerless.  We need a revival.  We need to be inspired to really chase after God so we can learn how to bless and not curse, how to have faith during trials, how to help and not hurt, and how to wield our God given power and authority.

*Many of us don't know what our anointing is, but trust me, if you are a child of God you are anointed to do something, and shame on you if you KNOW what your anointing is and you are not using it for the advancement of the kingdom.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Good Morning!

Good morning fam!  I hope everyone is enjoying their weekends so far.  I have to run to step practice at the church in a minute, but I wanted to take time out before I left to wish you all well since I haven't posted in a couple days.  I want to thank God for traveling grace and mercy as my husband and I made it home safely yesterday (he had a business trip in Cali) and I also want to thank Him for extreme favor in getting us seats beside each other for 3 out of the 4 legs of the trip (one leg we weren't even supposed to be on the same plane!).  We got in late last night and our two bedroom apartment was soon full of people because a couple of my husband's fraternity brothers are visiting.  This should be interesting, we will have a living room full of Auburn fans to watch the Auburn vs. LSU game.  I hope they don't break anything. Somewhere in the middle of all that I hope to find time to get back to my computer, as I have a lot of thoughts I want to share with you.  Until then, be safe, be smart, and enjoy your day :-)


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Breaking Ground

So I just wrote my first bible study post!  I'm so excited, it was an awesome blessing for me, and I hope it will be for you as well.  It is amazing to me how the Holy Spirit will give you insight into the Word if you ask for it and just spend a little time studying.  I remember when I used to just read a couple scriptures a day out of obedience; never really understanding its application in my life.  I never thought I would be able to apply the Word the way I can today, but I love being able to see my growth because it reminds me that the Lord is working on me and I don't have to "fix" myself.  All I have to do is yield to His will.  The Word says that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ (Phi. 1:6).  Amen to that!  I'm not where I'm gonna be, but I'm not where I used to be either!  I'm going to update the bible studies at least once a week, maybe more depending on the Holy Spirit, so be sure to check back often.  I love you all and pray that the Spirit deposits great insight and power into your lives so that together we can bring revival to the world.


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Encourage Yourself

One of the great things about Christianity is God not only created and delivered us, but He also gave us power and authority in the world.  I have only recently come to truly understand this concept, but it has already been a great comfort and encouragement to me.  I used to worry about what I would say if God called me to evangelize or how I would react when (I use when instead of if because the bible says we will all have our crosses to bear) I had to suffer for His name's sake.  I thought that I did not love Jesus enough because of my fears and uncertainties.  But I found out that the issue was not a lack of love but a lack of knowledge.  As Christians it is our duty to learn and understand the promises and the power that God has given us. This understanding releases us from the bondage of fear and empowers us to walk in the spirit and manifest our destiny.

The book Prayers that Avail Much has a section entitled  Personal Confessions, which is basically a list of biblically based prayers that I use as encouragement and reminders of my divine inheritance through Christ Jesus.  Here are a few that I especially like:

I am the Body of Christ.  I am redeemed from the curse, because Jesus bore my sicknesses and carried my diseases in His own body.  By His stripes I am healed.  I forbid any sickness or disease to operate in my own body.  Every organ, every tissue of my body functions in the perfection in which God created it to function.  I honor God and bring glory to Him in my body (Gal. 3:13; Matt. 8:17; 1 Pet. 2:24; 1 Cor. 6:20).

I fear not, for God has given me a spirit of power, of love, and of a sound mind. God is on my side (2 Tim. 1:7; Rom. 8:31).

Jesus has been made unto me wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption.  I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me (1 Cor. 1:30; Phil. 4:13).


Now I'm not a theologian by any means, but I do study the word, pray, and put myself in the position to be fed by God's people.  These efforts have allowed the Holy Spirit to reveal wonderful insights about the Word of God and His presence in our lives.  With His help I would like to share some of these thoughts with you.  I invite your questions, comments, and concerns, but again I reitorate I am not a theologian and am by no means a substitute for reading and interpretating the Word for yourselves.  I do however believe in the power of fellowship and look forward to growing and sharing with each of you.

In all sincerity,