Pray, Always — Faith Unlocked

Pray through all seasons Pray in all circumstances Continually Pray through suffering Intercede for those in pain With joy, fill the gaps “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus” – 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

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Back Again

Galatians 6:9 (NIV) 

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

I have been pressed to write more on my blog. I can’t lie, I have been distracted and caught up with my business. God is so awesome guys. No joke. i’m doing what is known as a run. A run in my business is when you put your head down and grind it out until you look up and your at the goal. My goal seems distant from me, because I set the bar to be at the top. Like life, everything is a roller coaster. I am going through every emotion every day multiple times a day. I have realized the rate of mindset in others and myself. I have recently been speaking to people around the world initiating conversations that are about business and Jesus just take over and the whole conversation roll into one about HIM!!! God is so good guys. I have neglected to write a blog in along while. God has reminded me multiple times. My daughter asked me when  I would write one again because she follows it. Guys she is 9. I was taken aback, I really am slacking if my 9 year old is asking me when I was going to write again. A hard reminder to never forget that God has called me to also continue to keep this going. I have many testimonials to share from the last month or so. Places in which God shows me just how in doubt and times of struggling faith He will always be there. YES, I struggle in points of faith at times. During these points I blast the worship music and remember WHY I must keep pressing forward. My WHY is because God told me to do something. Guess what guys, because He told me to do it, I have the strongest driven passion for it. God will never ask you to do something that He didn’t create you for. He made you specifically to be who you are, to love what you love, to have specific skills and talents, and thought processes. He made you to use all of these to bring Him greater glory and be the fishers of men. (Matthew 4:19, John 21:4-17) All these things is the very thing that drives you, that pushes you, that brings you the greatest joy and happiness in life, what fulfills you and gives you reason to want to live. Don’t allow the enemy to lie to you, telling you that you are unhappy or miserable. GOD is greater. Greater is He that lives in me than he that lives of the the world. (1 John 4:4) What does this mean? This means that whatever you have going on, whatever circumstance is draining you God is greater. That negative husband, nagging wife, friend telling you that you aren’t going to make it, those waiting to see you fail, those who lie about you, or turn their backs to you. YOU BELONG TO GOD…. THAT MEANS YOU ARE UNSTOPPABLE!!! You can feel the hurt f the circumstance but you don’t break to it. I’ve more than taken my fair share before building this business and helping people change the direction of their life and family trees from poverty to wealth (in more ways than just financial). Now that I’m actually doing it I can’t even talk to my family about it, not because I don’t want to help them but because it’s me they want to not even know about it. So to that I say, Luke 4:24, Mark 6:4, Matthew 13:57. A prophet is not without honor EXCEPT in his own town.

Holy Spirit You are Welcome Here

Ok, guys, I know that I have been touch and go on here. I must admit this journey God has me on is awesomely wild. This past weekend was the international convention for my business and company. If you have never been affiliated with a Jesus founded and Bible based company then you haven’t ever lived. Myself and my team were recognized on stage in front of 30 thousand people. All Honor and glory be to God. There is no way I would have been able to do that or lead my partners to do that if I wasn’t following the Holy Spirit. It’s funny how things work out. God has shown me so much transpiring in the back ground. I’ve been given the stories and testimonies and struggles of leaders that are some of the most influential in network marketing and of the world. I saw others for who they really are at points. God revealed to me somethings that aren’t as wonderful. God is of the details. He plans for His beloved to be set up for life in abundance. Subsequently, that means the blessings overflow unto those around them. Couple scriptures come to mind; Psalms  105:15 and 1 Chronicles 16:22 both speak of not doing harm to the anointed and chosen of God. While Luke 4:24, Mark 6:4, and Matthew 13:57 all inform us that a prophet is not accepted in his/her home town. I realized this in a great magnitude when others whom I never thought in a million years to betray or slander me did so behind my back and then smile and plead innocents to me while being promoted through my business because of me. How often do we remember that God is one of details. I thank God for those people. I need them in my life. Without them my life wouldn’t reflect the Word of God. John 15:18-27 is a key factor. At one point even Jesus mother Mary called Him “unstable” and “unbalanced” to the crowd He was preaching to. Matthew 7:16 shows you that you must look at the fruit that a person bears to know their heart. All that has happened in my life and my business has been a strategic plan by God. As I have grown into my walk and strength in my faith I see this more so now than ever before. By His will I was able to attend an exclusive pool party hosted by the leaders of my business. It was here that you realized that these people are the ones who are highly favored by God. So much so that our ENTIRE organization were brought together by God because of how strong and devout our faith in Him is. Because He knows that we would never deny Him and bring others to Him as well as show them how to gain life in abundance with Him. Father God is so AMAZING. and Jesus continuously leaves me in AWE of Him. As the day proceeded and we had tons of fun and networked with the best of the best in the industry, in the company, and as people of faith, God had another plan in mind. There was an impromptu worship. A beautiful pianist sat at the piano and started to play. As she played 2 girls began to sing, though beautiful voices they were hard to hear over the piano. God is one of the details. Soon enough the ones meant to be there where drawn to the room. Even if they couldn’t hear the music. That is when God used my voice. God has blessed me with what is known as a “power house” voice. When He did, Holy Spirit blanketed the room so heavily and thick that a young girl gave her life to Jesus at that moment. Gentlemen, highly respected and successful,  fell into worship and praise. Tears of joyous worship and humbled praise fell from every eye. It was the single most amazing thing God has ever used me for. I pray He uses me again and again and again for bigger and greater things to glorify Him. Don’t take this testimony as a brag. I tell you because God is that AWESOME. Who am I? I am nothing but sin wrapped in flesh if it wasn’t for Jesus Christ who died on the cross for me. I can’t do anything if it wasn’t for God who wakes me up, puts air in my lungs, and tells my heart to beat. I AM NOTHING literally, with my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I open my heart and myself and my life to be used by Him for His Glory.

Holy Spirit You are welcomed here. (place hand over heart) Come flood this place and fill the atmosphere. Your Holy presence is what our hearts long for. To be overwhelmed by your presence Lord.

Verse of the Day

Nehemiah 1:5

5 Then I said: “LORD, the God of heaven, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with those who love him and keep his commandments,

Picture Tuesday — The Devotion Cafe’

Shane and I, this was “Our” book in the Bible. God lead us to this book in the very first of our relationship. Still is spot on.

Picture says it “ALL” Yesterday’s Bible Trivia Question: Who was Ruth? Ruth was a woman who rose from obscurity to riches who became the wife of Boaz,

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Know the Fruit

Matthew 7:16-20(KJV)

16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

I am sorry guys I have been a little distant, I have been following the instructions of God. He lead me to an avenue that He wants me to use for His will. How many of us understand that when God is moving the enemy will try and deter the plans. Distract you from the Will of God. There have been so many messages that God has revealed to me while having conversations with people or watching them. How do you know a person??? By the fruit of their life!! Many things come into mind. First, how can you figure out a if a fruit is bad? Most times we can see it on the outside. Molding, rotten, and spoiled. Yet there are times when a fruit looks edible, then you bite into it and then you get a mouthful of rotten. How can you tell a person by their fruit?? Sometimes you can see it, blessings in abundance, by their character, by their demeanor, how they are with others. Other times, things seem good but once you break it open, taste it, experience it you realize that the inside doesn’t match the what appears. Know a person by their fruit!!! Sometimes that means having to observe it first hand. Pray for discernment, wisdom, POWER, and UNDERSTANDING. I say this for many reasons. Ask for this in the name of Jesus about the Word of God FIRST, then of others. When you have the understanding of the Word and the Power of God (literally), and the Wisdom and Discernment of the Scriptures then you can take it out into the world and stand without fault.

Who Are You?

Matthew 16:12-18 (NIV)

13 When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?”14 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”15 “But what about you?” He asked. “Who do you say I am?”16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”17 Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in Heaven. 18 And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hades will not overcome it.

 

In this Scripture, Jesus is stating that when we understand and get it correct. We stop missing the mark. We are in understanding with the Spirit of God. We have opened our heart and eyes to the the Truth. If something isn’t right then it’s wrong. Basic and as simple as that. When, God comes around then and He asks you who you follow, you should recognize who He is. Jesus also says that there is only one way to know that He is the Messiah, by the Holy Spirit.

Currently, I have a struggle in my life. God asked me this afternoon (about an hour ago honestly) when I was iterating with  my co workers. ” How will they ever believe in the Cross if you conform to their standards?” BE OF THE KINGDOM!!! Do not have any doubt or hesitation for who you are representing to the world, when you are the ambassador for Jesus. At time it will get lonely, and the world will look at you crazy but GOD….. allow me to repeat…. BUT GOD  is with you. I rather have God in my corner than any person.  BE who you say you are in Jesus!!! LIVE who you say you are in Jesus!!! STAY in the Kingdom and forget the world.

From the Mountain Top

Acts 5:20

20 “Go, stand in the temple courts,” he said, “and tell the people all about this new life.”

Today. …. I am Broken

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Today was a very busy day.  Shane’s birthday last week really got to my head.  Been having mind clarity and hard time remembering things.  I really really needed him today and I couldn’t so much as call him. It is not Amy help that a girl from his past messaged me on fb to tell me how in love with him she was. Honestly,  many many women loved Shane.  I was so blessed to be the only one he loved. I’m not used to this.  How do you respond?  Jealousy overcame me.  Fully knowing they had zero romantic involvement, how dare she even think he would be with her. My friend put a perspective on it.  Maybe she thought I would understand how she felt.  I asked the girl for forgiveness for coming off strong. To be honest,  she was the only girl I could actually respond to. The others I could only read their comments on his online obituary. I needed him today.  I needed to know that he was only mine, even though I  know that he was. Today,  I am broken.  Not because of these girls who would  have killed to be his. But because I desperately need him to be my Husband. To help me through this life. To come to my rescue when I do stupid things like lock my keys in my car.  To hold me like he did without moving  during the night.  To kiss me and hug me.  And sit with me for hours studyig the Word and talking about our future. I’m reminded so much of how epically I fail God. And how God only has brought me comfort,  peace, and mercy.  Giving me grace when I know I shouldn’t be doing something or feeling a particular way and I allow it anyway.  I am truly sorry for my jealousy and anger towards that girl.  I ask not only for her
forgiveness but I plead it of God. I keeping hearing how strong I am.  How inspiring I am.  It’s not me people,  never in a million years is me. I am standing because God is holding me up. I am moving forward because Jesus is carrying me,  I can’t move.  I don’t breakdown because everyday I ask for the Holy Spirit to bring me comfort, peace, and joy.  The fruit of the Spirit. Today,  I am broken.  And I allow myself to feel these emotions.  Jesus,  is all that matters.  Where you end up is all that matters.   Everything I feel,  every bit of loneliness, hurt, pain, sorrow, regret, and agony, will disappear.  It sounds crazy to normal ears but I cannot wait until I go home to Heaven. Until then,  I’m trying to stay in God’s will for my life.  It’s OK,  to be upset.  It’s OK to feel things.  It’s OK, to cry.  It’s OK. …. to be broken. Cry out to the Lord and let Him bring you back together.