This book was a two year process: two years of experiencing loss, set-back, and hurt. It was a very painful process. I’ve never felt so attacked in any season of my life until this journey began. BUT GOD had a purpose for it all.
Happy Valentines Day to everyone reading this. This day is hard for many, but remember it’s a day that we celebrate love. There is no greater love than the love of Jesus, our Christ. He laid down his life so that we may have eternal life with our Father in Heaven.
If you notice yourself feeling a little down today, refocus your attention to Jesus. God is the source of all love. Are you glad we can call him Father and Friend?
Today, I choose to celebrate God’s love and vision for my life. My new book “A Vision of Victory” will be available March 1st. Can’t wait to share it with you all.
Be well. ❤️
You may find yourself in situations where you are down on yourself because you’ve hurt people in our past, or even in your present. The enemy wants you to believe that you cannot be redeemed, that God will not forgive you for your mistakes. That’s the enemy’s trick. He wants to keep you separated from the Lord by keeping you in bondage to your own emotions. Keeping you feeling like you aren’t worthy of forgiveness because of the mistakes you’ve made. Don’t fall for this trick.
Isaiah 43: 18-19 “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing!” Happy NEW Year! Aren’t you glad God is doing a new thing in your life? If not, you most definitely should be. Let me tell you why.
8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”
“If we claim to be without sin , we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1 8-9
A few weeks ago, I posted a blog about obedience to God. I shared part of a story about a tough situation I was in a few months ago. This post picks up where that story left off. I’m sharing because I care about you all. Hopefully you’ll learn from my mistakes and never have to witness such pain as I did. Read, comment, and share…
Psalm 37:4 “Delight yourself in the Lord, and he’ll give you the desires of your heart.” A little over a month ago, I was visiting a friends apartment. We were out by the pool barbecuing and enjoying conversation and sun. It was a beautiful, 80 degree October day here in Houston. While we were conversing, I noticed a group of small kids – they were brothers and sisters, maybe cousins – playing in the pool. From what I gathered, they shouldn’t have been using the pool; either because they weren’t residents of the complex, or maybe someone had forbade them from using it. However, that didn’t stop them. They were “savages” as one of the little boys put it.
Hebrews 3 says, “When you hear His voice, do not harden your heart.” For a long while, I had the misconception that if and/or when God speaks, there would be a loud, clear voice in which He’d use to communicate His desires. As I spiritually matured and actually began conversing with God on a personal level, I quickly learned that my perceived notion of how God would speak was definitely incorrect, at least in my case. I often find that when God wants to communicate with me, He does so very calmly, through my gut. When God speaks, He speaks directly to my spirit. There is a twitch of anxiety, for lack of a better term, that floats radiantly through my belly. It’s God way of telling me to stop and listen to what He is say, to get into prayer, to connect with Him through the Holy Spirit.
The first Sunday of 2016, I was sitting in my favorite section at church ready to receive the pastor’s declaration over the congregation. “The Year of Acceleration!” he says… “The year God is going to take you further, faster than you’ve ever imagined.” Instantly, I was excited. I felt the Holy Spirit and I knew I was going to be a part of this acceleration. What I didn’t know was how much it would hurt in the process.