Feeling Weary?

“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” (2 Corinthians 11:9)

Feeling Weary? Jesus Christ, the Word of God made flesh (John 1:14) says, “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you (the battle is not yours, it’s the Lord’s) and learn from Me, for I am gently and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy (His work is finished) and My burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30 NKJV.

Do you know why there is rest in Him, well according to Isaiah 40:28-29 and 31, “The Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary.” The word goes on to say that, “He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.”

Believers if you find yourself feeling weary cease from your works and effort and rest in Christ’s efforts and finished work, His yoke is easy because when you come to Jesus, who never faints or gets weary; you draw on and receive His strength, His unshakeable, unwavering faith, belief and power. Christ is asking you to come to Him and He will give you rest. Rest from your weariness, rest from your burdens, rest from your efforts, your struggles, your faith and belief and He will be your faith, Christ will be your belief, He will be your strength, He will fight your battles, He will be all that you need and more, HE WILL BECAUSE HE CAN.

Be free men and women of God, let go of yourself and your works, the word of God says that it is by His stripes (His efforts not ours) that we are healed. Let go, put your trust and hope in Him, knowing that He is able.  Give it all to Christ and Rest in the Great I am.

Let us therefore, make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will perish.” Hebrew 4:11

Now Is Your Time

Now Is Your Time

There was a pool called Bethesda where a multitude waited for the stirring of the water, the word says, “For an angel went down at a certain time into the pool and stirred up the water; then whoever stepped in first, after the stirring of the water, was made well.” (John 5:4) NKJV

It was there that Jesus came across a man who had been suffering with his infirmity for 38 years. Jesus asked him, “Do you want to get well?” The man replied, “I have no one to help me into the pool when the water is stirred. While I am trying to get in, someone else goes down ahead of me.” Jesus says to him, “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.” (John 5:6-8 NIV)

There is so much revelation in this, but allow me to share this one with you. God has stirred the hearts of many. Some felt the stirring, heard God’s call and with great courage boldly stepped into God’s will for their lives. Then there are some of us who felt the stirring, know they’ve been called but like the infirmed man had a mountain of excuses stopping them from moving forward. If you look at the scripture Jesus did not coddle or comfort this man He commanded him to get up and move forward.

God has called some of you to ministry, He’s given you a vision, some have simply been nudged to spend more time in His word, and while it’s clear what God wants to do in your life, you’ve placed obstacles in your path before you’ve even started. God is saying to you get up, take up His vision, take up the call and walk! Walk toward your destiny, step into His will, God is not going to ask you to do anything He hasn’t already equipped you to do.

Move forward knowing that, “He who has begun a good work in you will complete it.” (Philippians 1:6) Now… is… your… time!

A Declaration Prayer

A Declaration Prayer

To my sister-in-law Jean, an angel on earth.

“Now fear the Lord and serve Him with all faithfulness…”

“If serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve…”

“But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” (Joshua 24)

I have the most amazing sister-in-law who has served as my Angel on earth on many occasions. She has faithfully loved and served the Lord for almost 30 years. When we first met she told me about the covenant that God made with her while she was in her teens, He told her if she faithfully served Him her family will be saved. It took some time but one by one her brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and other loved ones all came to Christ. The other day I asked her how does she stand so strong in the gap for the “tough” ones you know the ones that seem impossible to save? She explained to me that every day she makes this prayer declaration, “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” (Joshua 24: 15) NKJV

When you dig deeper into this statement you’ll see that your house is not limited to the four walls you live in or the people who are in it, your house consist of everyone who God placed in your heart. This statement was made by Joshua after he and the Israelites entered the Promised Land. I found it interesting to learn that the Israelites served the Lord throughout the lifetime of Joshua and the elders who worked with him. It would seem that everyone who was connected to Joshua faithfully served the Lord.

I share this with you to encourage you to make the same bold declaration for all of those who are in your heart. Claim your loved ones and all who are connected to you, continue to faithfully serve Him and then watch Him faithfully move in their lives and yours.

As for me and my house we will serve the Lord!

Be blessed God’s people.

New Year’s Revelations

New Year’s Revelations

“Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.” (1 John 3:2) NKJV

About two years ago, my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. As you can imagine the news rocked us all. At the time I was going through my own personal trial, I felt pressed on all sides and when I first heard this I thought to myself, “This too God! I know you said that You wouldn’t put more on me than I could bear but come on!” The Lord said to me, “For I know the plans I have for [her], plans to prosper [her] and not to harm [her], plans to give [her] hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11). God assured me that my mother’s illness was not unto death but to draw her and reveal to her who He is. I didn’t know this at the time, but He was talking to me too.

It has always been a tradition of mine to make a new year’s resolution but that year I desired God’s revelation. During the time of my mom’s surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and recovery God revealed to me what it truly meant to stand and live by faith.  There were times when things looked really grim but instead of giving up I gave in to standing in the gap and praising His holy name. I’m not sure when or how it happened but I suddenly became this unbreakable, unshakable superwoman, able to be that shoulder my mom could lean on, able to boldly and confidently claim my mother’s healing no matter what I saw or heard.

God revealed to me that in Him I am strong. For the first time ever I saw myself as a warrior, conqueror, and an ambassador with Christ. I saw myself through God’s eyes!

Let this new year be the year that you declare no more resolutions, God give me a revelation! I pray with you in Jesus name that God will reveal to you His will, His purpose and His vision for your life. May you see yourself through God’s eyes.  Have a blessed and victorious New Year!

What is Love?

What
is Love?

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always, preserves. Love never fails.”( 1Corinthian 13: 4-8) NIV

“Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed His love among us: He sent His one and only Son into the world that we might live through Him. This is love. (1John 4:8-10) NIV

A Prayer For Today

Father God because of love you redeemed me; took my sins to the cross and died for me. You forgave me, restored me, You set me free and blessed me abundantly. Through it all you never left me or forsake me. God I love You and I thank You for loving me.

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.