A Woman Who Says Yes to God

For the past few weeks I’ve been reading this book, What Happens When Women Say Yes to God by Lysa TerKeurst, it was a book club pick from my Church’s book club. It’s a great a book and must read  for women. The title is what drew me in you see when a woman says yes to the Lord she is surrendering her entire self to God. She trusts Him in her frustrations, in her pain, in her lack; she may not understand it all but she trusts Him to take care of her. “Trust in the Lord with all of your heart, and lean not unto your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your path.” (Proverbs 3:5-6) 

When a woman surrenders herself to God, she resists the urge to take matters into her own hands, she dies to the old self and embraces the new creature (Ephesians 4:22-24), not her will or way, but she surrenders completely to God’s way. She prays, “Your Kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth (in my life, my family, my job, my future) as it is in Heaven (God’s realm, His will, His way).” (Matthew 6:10)

She is a woman who recognizes that God is the Great I Am and He is able to do what He promised and His word is sovereign and true; “God is not human, that He should lie, not a human being, that He should change His mind. Does He speak and then not act? Does He promise and not fulfill?” (Numbers 23:19) She is a person who recognizes that all things are accomplished not by might or power (her works and efforts) but by the Spirit of the Lord (God’s works and efforts) (Zechariah 4:6) so she says, “Yes Lord, I can stand, I can wait on You, I can hope, I can believe, I can press forward, I can because God, my Shepherd, my Help, my Lord…CAN!

 I can because God, my Shepherd, my Help, my Lord…CAN!


Mother’s Day


On behalf of my Chief Editor, Jesus Christ, and I,  I would like to celebrate all  Women and wish each and every one of you a Happy Mother’s day. Whether you are single or married, young or perfectly seasoned, with or without child we celebrate you all as mothers for you are all nurturers, carriers, fruit bearers and givers of life.

 You are blessed (like Sarah) “I will bless her so that she will be the mother of nations; kings of peoples will come from her” Gen 17:16

You are prophets and leaders (like Deborah) “Villagers in Israel would not fight; they held back until I, Deborah, arose, until I arose, a mother in Israel.” Judges 5:7

 You are effective prayer warriors (like Hannah) “My heart rejoices in the Lord; in the Lord my horn is lifted high.” 1Sam 2:1

 You are more than a pretty face; you are brave and courageous (like Esther) “I will go to the king, even though it is against the law. And if I perish, I perish.” (Esther 4:16)

 You are smart, savvy, purposed filled woman (like the Proverbs 31 Woman) “She is worth far more than rubies.” (Prov 31:10)

 You are a vessel for God (like the Woman at the Well) ready to be filled and willing to share and deliver the good news of our Lord. “Come see a Man who told me everything I ever did, Could this be the Messiah?” (John 4:29)

 You are daughters of the Most High, ambassadors with Christ; you are Mothers, fearfully and wonderfully made!

 To all of  the Women and Mothers out there Happy Mother’s Day!


Dedicated to my daughters Nia & Andrea

Contrary to popular belief you are a vital piece to God’s divine plan. Created with divine purpose given the power and authority to carry out God’s will here on Earth (Genesis 1:26-28). You are a chosen ambassador, chosen to represent the Kingdom of Heaven. You are Man’s helper, yes a  helper (Genesis 2:18) and though this word has been used to devalue you, you wear the title  proudly because you know that a helper is someone who is stronger or as strong as; smarter or as smart as the person you’re trying to help. Contrary to popular belief you are not the weaker link.

You are trusted by God. Trusted to carry, nurture and protect God’s most precious creation, life, trusted to carry His only begotten Son. Yes the child-bearing process is painful but you are incredibly strong and able to bear this burden. Contrary to popular belief it’s not a Man’s world. You are a daughter of Abraham (Luke 13:16), a “mother of nations” (Gen.17:16) and co-heir with Christ. His blood, His Spirit, His peace and abundant life, your inheritance, it was rightly given to you too. (Zelophehad’s daughter’s Numbers 27:7)

You are a powerhouse my Proverb 31 sister. Able to make and close deals, successfully raise the next generation (Virtuous Wife), lead an army (Deborah), lobby before kings and intercede for a nation (Queen Esther). You are a powerful and influential woman able to save a nation or topple a government (Delilah, Jezebel, Herodias and Salome). By the way ladies this is a power we need to keep in check use them for good not evil (smile!).

Contrary to popular belief you are more than a pretty face, more than your sensual curves, you’re a warrior, a minister [Many women minister to Jesus: Luke 8], a teacher, a passionate deliverer of the good news. “Come; see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Messiah?” (The Samaritan Woman by the well (John 4:28:30 NIV).  You are a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother, a good friend. You are a savvy and smart individual with God’s gift of patience, endurance and selflessness skillfully embedded inside of you.

So the next time someone tries to devalue you, deny you, limit you or try to ignore the power and the gifts of the Most High inside of you. Remind them who designed you, chose and trusted to bring forth life through you, redeemed you and elevated you, you daughter of Abraham, my beautiful Proverb 31 sister. Boldly say to the ones who try to oppose you, I am a daughter of the King of Kings, able to do all things through Christ. I am Woman, fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14). Amen.


A Sister’s Faith

It was the winter of 1977 I was about 2 ½ years old when my dad was rushed to the emergency room because he was having trouble breathing. The doctor’s said that he had some form of pneumonia but they couldn’t figure out what type of pneumonia he had and on top of that his lungs were filling up with fluid. His blood oxygen levels were extremely low so low that he should have been unconscious but by grace he was still with us. My father’s condition was something this doctor had never seen before so he quickly got on the phone and spoke with doctor’s and specialist throughout the nation and in Europe and not a single one could figure out what strain of pneumonia he had or how to properly treat him. Around 2 am that morning the doctor pulled my mom aside and told her that my father will not make it through the night and that now was the time to notify his next of kin. She called my dad’s sister, my Aunt Sadie in Florida, it was around 6 am her time. When my mother told my aunt what was going on, my aunt boldly declared, “My brother will not die!” When my aunt hung up she got back on the phone and left a message for the school she worked for to let them know that she would not be in that day. She then fell on her knees and cried out to God and entered in to a
holy fast and prayer for her brother. She made a vow to God that she would not move until He moved in her brother’s life. Around 10:30 am (Florida time) my aunt’s phone rings and she’s led to answer it, it was my mom who told her that my dad made a spontaneous recovery, these were the doctor’s exact words. It was a miracle according to them but I know it was the victorious hand of God and His response to “a sister’s faith”.

The Doctor’s still don’t know what exactly happened to my father or how he recovered but I believe that my dad’s story is like the story of the man who had been born blind that Jesus healed. The disciples asked Jesus, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” And Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of God should be revealed in him.” (John 9:1-3 NKJV) My dad became deathly ill not because of sin but so the mighty works of God and the power of intercessory prayer can be revealed in him.