You Must Be Confident

This is culled from a 2016 post. I Am A Confident Woman! Are You! Edited for the purpose of this moment of Truth That Set Free!

You should know dearest Sisters that you are a vessel of honor in your Saviors hands! You have been blessed with a wide shoulder to lean on, a helping hand to hold another, lift up and wipe off others tears.

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You have a sensitive and listening ear, a tender heart to love yet strong enough to stand against wickedness. You have a bridled tongue, lips seasoned with salt, a mouth filled with words that sustains the weary.

You speak truth always, you are not a gossip or rumor monger. You say things the way it is, you are not a hypocrite, far be that from you! You own up for your mistakes, and you are not afraid to say you are sorry for any wrong done!!! You are enough! You are a gem! A treasure!

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Dear Sisters, you are not perfect though! Do you know your weaknesses? Examine yourselves and then take up Christ strength as a shield, draw from the wellsprings of grace constantly, I mean live in it, joined in, embedded, enclosed, get my point? Immerse yourself in Christ strength on a daily basis.

Even though you might have a tiny winy faith, these are the kind that can move mountains, for you are the seed of Abraham. I know you love our Father, for He first loved us and counted us worthy by grace alone, not by any works on our part, solely His love. A love that cannot be explained, unconditional, unchanging and always constant!

Thank the Lord Jesus Sis! You are blessed and highly favored!

Shalom!

Life Is A Gift!

Many a time, it takes the passing of someone else for us to appreciate life, our life, this moment that is ours!

Take pleasure with every breath!

Friends, learn to savor the breath in your nostrils, feel the beating of your heart, take in the sight around you and say thank you Jesus!

From the depth of your heart give God the glory due to Him!

Shalom!

Will To Live! Hope!Not Giving Up!

In any war there are always casualties. May we not be casualties of war, and for those that will be, may they find someone who will not give up on them, someone who will nurse them back to life, someone who will inspire them with the “Will to Live”

That is the phrase I woke up with this morning. In the dream of the night, I saw two factions, a group of military personnel and what seems like civilians, gang members of sort under tension.

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In the twinkle of an eye, fight broke out, and some people were caught in the cross fire. I saw body bags in Humvee. To me it seems these bodies are not been helped as much. They were given up on too easily, too soon. One person’s last word was to her mate to take her valuables to pass on to her family as life was slipping off of her and her mate just took the items to pass on without so much as assisting her to stay here.

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I went to this body and felt rapid heartbeat and the other body also with life color off, yet with a heart beat. I touched both and spoke thus, “summon up the will to live”! I kept repeating this phrase while touching these two until they both seem to regain color on their faces, one got up and was repeating the phrase, “will to live”! Will To Live! Will To Live!

You can speak life to dead situations around you. The power of life and death is in the tongue. Proverbs 18:21 The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.

In whatever situation or circumstances, may you receive grace to Will the dead situation in your life back to life. Many a time we give up so easily without a fight, we abandon projects, difficult tasks, hurting relationships, goals, ideas. and the likes. We bury seeds that only need a little scent of water to blossom.

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Job 14:7-9 “At least there is hope for a tree:
    If it is cut down, it will sprout again,
    and its new shoots will not fail.
Its roots may grow old in the ground
    and its stump die in the soil,
yet at the scent of water it will bud
    and put forth shoots like a plant.

I don’t know where you have been written off, forgotten, or left for dead, I have a message for you, receive life this moment. By the help of the Holy Spirit receive grace and the Will TO LIVE!

The Word says you shall not die but live to exalt the Lord In the land of the living- Psalm 118:17

Shalom!

An Onesimus In Us!

In reading Philemon, I realized that we all have an Onesimus in our lives. And we are an Onesimus to some people too! How you may ask? We do not own slaves anymore! This is modern times! Absolutely!

An Onesimus is someone that have stolen something from us! They may have stolen ideals, money, or precious moments from us.

They may have stolen a piece of our trust in people, system, or relationships due to betrayal. They may have stolen our self esteem by emotional, and psychological abuse.

An Onesimus is someone that has chipped away some of our social perception by spreading untruth, gossips, bad-mouthing us or speaking ill of us in our community.

As Paul appealed to Philemon, we must forgive such. Perhaps the reason they were separated from us for a little while was that we might have them forever as brethren, said Paul in verse 15.

Friends, the truth is that we hold grudges against all that have stolen from us. There’s a part that thinks we have forgiven but then, when we remember the action, the pain they have caused us, we realize we still hurt.

The people that we have helped in the past, been a friend to, a confidant, been close to, housed, been kind to, intimate with, when they turn their backs to us, and stab us in the back, it hurts!

Apostle Paul says we should forgive this debt, debt of apologies and restitution that we may never get. This is for our own good. They may have met Paul, Christ Jesus and are on the narrow path while we are still slugging with us the pain they caused us!

Jesus Christ also thought us in the Lord’s prayer to forgive so we can be forgiven Matthew 6:9-15.

This season, I implore us to make up our minds and ask God for grace to forgive all debt so all ours will be forgiven too!

We need clean slate to run this race! May we all find it in our hearts to forgive and receive forgiveness in Jesus mighty name Amen.

Shalom! Shalom!

Sow Fairness!

We often talk about Israel’s slavery in Egypt. Can it be said that what Joseph sowed, he reaped for Israel? For Pharaoh he reduced all Egypt to slaves in their own land for food.

What might have reduced you to a shadow of yourself?

What position are you now that you are exerting authority to reduce others to a shadow of themselves? What role are you playing in the lives of others?

What you sow you will reap friends? It’s the law of creation! What you are sowing now your generation unborn will feel the ripple effect of it! Repent!

Repent now and restitute. It is never too late. Israel ended up being slaves for much longer than the Egyptian were slaves in their own land.

Joseph didn’t have to buy the Egyptian land, he could have given them seed to sow and rightly get a fifth of the produce, but he waited until the people in desperation sold themselves and land for food.

“Power corrupt, absolute power corrupt absolutely”

Only genuine love of God will prevent you from taking advantage of people in their misfortune.

Genesis 47:20 So Joseph bought all the land in Egypt for Pharaoh. The Egyptians, one and all, sold their fields, because the famine was too severe for them. The land became Pharaoh’s, 21 and Joseph reduced the people to servitude, from one end of Egypt to the other.

We need to learn to conduct and execute our affairs, wedge given authority with tact, fairness, diplomacy, and most especially love.

The Lord is a God of fairness and justice. He always repays!

Shalom!

Secured! God’s Promises!

Despite and inspite of your faithlessness, doubt, and unbelief, the Lord has ordered goodness and mercy to follow you all the days of your life – Psalms 23:6. Who can annul it?

Sarah laughed at the words of the Lord/ the angels Genesis 18:12.

You may be laughing at the promises, others may be laughing at you holding on when all odds are stacked against you!

I have come to assure you that ALL that was ordained of you before the foundations of the earth was laid shall be fulfilled for this year,  the years ahead, and all the decades earmarked for you!

Somebody should praise the Lord!!!

God will fulfill what His mouth has spoken concerning you despite and inspite, to prove to you and others that He is sovereign and rules in the affairs of man!

As stated in today’s Bible In One Year:

God did not just say once to Abraham that he would have a son. He confirmed it time and time again (Genesis 15:4; 17:16; 18:10).

You can expect God to speak to you about major matters in your life and confirm them many times over.

This is to assure you that His promises are Yeh and Amen. He shall bring it to pass!

Hallelujah! Amen!

Shalom!

Free To Lead!

Psalms 37:23 The steps of the righteous are ordered by the Lord; and He delight in his way.

Therefore, for you and I:

▪️We will not miss our way this year

▪️We will not depart from the path of righteousness

Also, because we have the mind of Christ – 1 Corinthians 2:16

▪️We shall not be confuse

▪️We shall always be attune with heaven

The Lord is our burden bearer- Matthew 11:28 and, we have been instructed to “Look unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith – Hebrews 12:2 Therefore;

▪️ We shall not be weighed down by anything whatsoever

▪️Our heads shall not be bowed down in anyway whatsoever this new year and decade in Jesus mighty name

We have been set free to live a life that is worthy of the call of God – Ephesians 4:1

Shalom!

Love, Yet Obey!

Unlike Jonah, love held me back from Nineveh.

There is no other way to throw a punch. The truth often bite and there’s no way around it. Truth must always be told regardless of who it may hurt! Remember, it’s to keep US all from harms way!

Jonah 4:1-4 But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was very angry.

And he prayed unto the LORD, and said, I pray thee, O LORD, was not this my saying, when I was yet in my country? Therefore I fled before unto Tarshish: for I knew that thou art a gracious God, and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repentest thee of the evil.
Therefore now, O LORD, take, I beseech thee, my life from me; for it is better for me to die than to live.
Then said the LORD, Doest thou well to be angry?

This new decade:

▪️Be bold
▪️Be courageous
▪️Be confident
▪️Open your mouth
▪️Let God fill it
▪️Speak as He gives utterance
▪️Do not hold back
▪️Love enough to speak
▪️Fear not!

Shalom! Shalom!

Jonah! Joan! ….! And You!

Just before this decade walks away from us all, and especially for anyone with a call on his or her life running away from God like Jonah did – Jonah 1:1-3

I want you to reflect and ask for forgiveness from everyone and anyone that your disobedience has cost fortunes.

You see, your disobedience, running away from God was what made that man, woman in your life to operate contrary to expected.

The merchants had to throw their wares overboard. The essence of their journey to Tarshish, their livelihood, wealth, and treasure – Jonah 1:5

You my friend, left a trail of loss, waste, fear, destruction in your path running away from God.

You had the whole picture, you knew what you have done, you knew the cause, you knew you were running from the Lord, and even in the stormy seas you were calm enough to fall into a deep sleep while others ran frantically here and there, afraid, and in panic acted contrarily.

Can anyone really run from God? Why would you think you could? Why put all these people that crossed your path in jeopardy?

You need to ask the Lord to restore that which they lost as a result of your own disobedience.

Oh, you thought you lost relationships? Marriages? Homes? Wealth? Career? Honor? …….?

How about the innocent people on that boat with you? They lost much more!

And the fish?

See! God used everything, and everyone to get you back on track. Instead of being hurt, pained, disappointed with them, be grateful! I say it again, BE GRATEFUL!

Almighty God, Ancient of days, Immortal, Invisible, the All Knowing, Only Wise God. You were there before time and will be when time stops for humanity. Father I thank you for your goodness, working ALL out for the good of your anointed.

Daddy, I ask in Jesus name, that you will restore all that anyone and everyone has lost on my account. Rebuild broken walls, altars, ruins, and fortune.

Thank you Father for I know you have heard.

Let your power manifest mightily in and through US all for the glory of your name alone in Jesus Christ mighty name. Amen

So shall it be!

Shalom!