Friday, March 29, 2013

"God Is Going To See You Through"

Isaiah 61:3, "To comfort all who mourn, to console those who mourn in Zion, to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness."

Ladies, in this season of your life you have got to stay focused and speak life over your life! I need you to decree and declare over your life that God is going to see me through! No matter what you're going through, this too shall pass. God doesn't make any doors without an exit, remember that in the darkest hours of your life. If you sow in tears, you will reap in joy. God will send you the Holy Spirit as a comforter to hold you in the midnight hour, to console your troubled heart and if you hang in there and trust Him at His Word, He will give you beauty for your ashes! Meaning, if you press through the fire, God will make good on His Word and give you more than your heart can contain. I know things are heavy and sometimes you would like to throw in the towel, but you have got to stay in the game and know that God is going to give you a garment of praise to aid the spirit of heaviness you are having to endure. Be blessed and have a wonderful Easter!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

" From Disgrace to Grace"

Isaiah 50:7, "For the Lord God will help Me; Therefore I will not be disgraced..."

Ladies, no matter what you've done in your life, always remember that you are a candidate to be helped by the Lord. Many times we get discouraged and embarrassed to go to God about the things we have done, but I assure you that whatever you have done or gone through, He can handle it and won't judge you. What I love about God is that whatever you tell Him will not end up on the streets. He has proven to me over and over that He is a Man of His Word and that we can find safety in the secret place that He has set aside for us all as believers. Don't worry about what you could have or should have done, God will take all of our sins and cast them into the sea of forgiveness. He ain't thinking about what you did, He wants to help you overcome! Will folks talk about you, absolutely, but you stay prayerful and focused! God is going to take you from disgrace to grace and when He does, be ever so careful to give Him all the glory! You don't owe man nothing! Be blessed and Be a Blessing!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

"It Is Well With My Soul"

2 Kings 4:23, "So he said, "Why are you going to him today? it is neither the New Moon nor the Sabbath." And she said, "It is well."

Ladies, in this season of your life we are going to have to remain professional in our pain and take nothing personally. Those around you may not understand what God is doing in your life and those closest to you may question the God in you. Don't you sweat nor stumble! Every season of your life won't be easy, but God assures us that He will make things easier. Your dreams and circumstances may not make any sense to man, but God understands them all. Sometimes God separates us spiritually and physically from those we love to push us into a deeper relationship with Him and to show us how we are to lean on His understanding and acknowledge Him in all of our ways. God isn't like man, He can see beyond our NOW and plan for LATER. No matter what you're going through and how others question your trials and tribulations, simply smile through the tears and say, "It is Well." In spite of how BAD things are, God can make them WELL. Be blessed and be a blessing!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

"Take Several Seats"

Luke 10:42,"But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her."

Ladies, in this season of our lives, if we truly want to hear from God we're going to have to sit down and listen to Him speak. Martha was so concerned about how things looked on the outside that she lost focus of how her spiritual house looked on the inside. As women, we often struggle with trying to be everything to everybody and trying to prove a point to others that we are strong and have it all together. Many of us need to examine Mary's preparation of welcoming Jesus into her home and act accordingly. Mary wasn't concerned about everything being together because she knew He would work all things together for her good. Along this journey, you can't be focused on what the people around you are doing, including family, you've got to focus on getting your own blessings and doing what's required to receive them. It's one thing to feel what you are doing is right, but always seek God to make sure you are righteous! It doesn't matter who comes up against you nor who questions what you are doing because what God has for you can't be taken away from you. Always remember, if you do right, He'll handle the wrong. Be blessed and be a blessing:)

Monday, March 25, 2013

"I Give Myself Away"

Ruth 1:17, "Where you die, I will die, and there I will be buried. The Lord do so to me, and more also, if anything but death parts you and me."

As we enter upon the week we have designated to honor and observe the preparation,crucifixion and resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, let us reflect on the trials and tribulations God has brought us out of and the victories that lie ahead. In this season of our lives, we're going to have to become more serious about giving ourselves away to the God who gave us His Only Begotten Son. Your salvation is a personal decision and we only change when we desire to see change within ourselves. This journey is not for little girls, we have to be willing to put our big girl panties on and be sold out to God no matter the cost! At a time where Ruth had lost everything she valued and regarded as precious, she walked in faith and womanhood and made the decision that she was willing to travel the distance with God and the woman He used to help her get to where she needed to be. Let's decree and declare over our lives that we give ourselves away to be used by a God who has allotted us a second chance at redemption. Be blessed and be a blessing!

Friday, March 22, 2013

" Here I am God, Show Me The Way"

Psalm 86:11, "Teach me Your way, O Lord; I will walk in Your truth; Unite my heart to fear Your name."

Ladies, in this season of our lives, we're going to have to sit down, be silent and ask God to show us the way! God is rich in wisdom and knowledge, but we have to be humble enough to ask for it. What I love about God is that His Ways are not our ways and His Thoughts are not like our own. As a little girl, the choir in my childhood church sung a song that simply said, "Lord show me the way, I am down here Lord and I need your power." In spite of how you were raised, the mistakes you have made, and the heartache you have experienced, God is still awaiting to give you wisdom and understanding on why you had to go through and the reason you were worthy of bringing out! On every day that God gives you the opportunity to walk in His statutes, walk in His Truth and not in the knowledge of man. God's Word will speak for itself and will lead you to an expected end, man's words will lead you to a dead end. In all your ways, always remember to unite your heart with God and fear Him in a healthy manner. For the wages of sin will always be death, but the gift of God is eternal life. Be blessed and be a blessing!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

"There is Still Hope For Me"

2 Corinthians 4:1,"Therefore, since we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we do not lose heart."

Ladies, in spite of how you feel, there is still hope for you! Sometimes God takes us through trials and tribulations to simply show you that He can bring us out. The calling on your life can be overwhelming at times, friends may become few, and sometimes you may be isolated from the world. In those times, you've got to draw your strength from the Word of God that you received through God's Mercy upon our lives. Find eternal strength in knowing that the joy of the Lord is your strength and in due season God will give you a garment of praise for all the hell you have had to endure along this journey. It doesn't matter how many people FORGET about you, God will always REMEMBER you:) Don't lose heart, many are the afflictions of a righteous woman, but if you hold on to God and His Word,He assures us that He will deliver us from them all. Be blessed and be a blessing:)

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

" A Woman After God's Own Heart"

Psalm 139:23-24, "Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting."

Ladies, in this season of our lives, we're going to have to be still and know that God is God and besides Him there is none other! Take some meditation time and ask God to search and seal everything that is not of Him from your heart. Ask God to search and seek through the innermost parts of your heart that you felt were incapable of being healed and ask God to create in you a clean heart and renew the righteous spirit of God within you. Only God knows who you are truly because He created you and He will take you through tests to show you who you are. Ask God to take away the anxious thoughts you get when someone attacks you, when the family member betrays you and those feelings you have towards the friend who walked away without a just cause. Sometimes we have issues in our hearts that lie dormant until someone picks at them and brings them to life. That's why we have to be ever so careful to ask God to wash our minds and renew our hearts of sin and ill feelings daily to ensure that we are in good standing with our Creator. For it is only God who can lead us in the way of everlasting. Be blessed and continue to bless others:)

Monday, March 18, 2013

"God, it's in your Hands."

Luke 1:38, "Then Mary said, "Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word." And the angel departed from her."
Ladies, in this season of your life you are going to simply have to place everything into God's Hands and allow His will to be done in your life. Some things you won't understand, but if you trust God He will give you the wisdom to know the difference. What I love about the Biblical Women is they had such a tenacity to do God's Will and serve and worship Him in spite of not knowing how things would turn out. That's the definition of true faith, when you can walk with God and not have the slightest clue of where you are going. When you stay with God, He will never lead you to a dead end, but a divine route is always in His plans. Whatever you are going through and growing out of, be like Mary and stand firm on the Word of God and say "Let it be to me according to your word." When you stand on the promises of God, He is not short concerning His Word. I pray you be blessed and continue to be a blessing to others!

Friday, March 15, 2013

"Get On My Level"

James 5:20, "For the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God."

Ladies, if you truly want to go higher in God we're going to have to stop going down to other folks' level. We're in a society that feels you have to fight every battle and start every war with false information and half of the truth. Let's never forget that the battle is not ours, it will always be the Lord's and when trials and tribulations come, we should throw the people involved directly into God's Hands. Many of us forget that God can bare and deal with anything we are going through and bring us out! At times, it is discouraging when our enemies look like they have the upper hand, but you still have to keep them in God's Hands! You can't worry about their wrath, God will wrap things up and work everything together for your good! Always remember, our wrath produces pain, God's works produces purpose.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

"A Woman Of Order"

Proverbs 31:27, "She watches over the ways of her household...."

Ladies, in this season of our lives we are going to have to focus on our household and maintaining order in our marriage, children, finances, and cleanliness of our homes. When I was a little girl women honored their households and said with such pride that "You could eat off their floor." We often get so involved in what others have going on in their lives that we neglect our own livelihood. One thing is for sure, if you don't run your home, the enemy will take over and set up shop! Our young ladies and young men have grown unaccustomed to ironing, washing the dishes, taking out the trash, etc...because as women of the home, many of us haven't done well in those areas. When our homes are out of order, the people who abide therein are out of order and there is no peace. Order brings peace into our lives and according to the Word of God, blessed are peacemakers. In your down time, establish a plan of order to gain a healthy balance of control over the ways of your household. Seek God in prayer for directives on the way you should go- a good woman's steps are ordered by God-not Girlfriends. Be blessed and be a blessing to your home:)

Monday, March 11, 2013

"Speak Life Over Your Life"

Luke 18:27, "But He said, "The things which are impossible with men are possible with God."

Welcome to another week of expectation of receiving the best that God has for your life! In spite of how tough the economy is and the hardness of our society's heart, God will keep His Own! You don't have to worry about tomorrow because God holds tomorrow in His Hands. Along your journey, you will feel left alone and defeated in some seasons of your life and it may seem impossible to go forth. In those times, know that God specializes in things that are impossible!  is quick to serve a death sentence over one's life and circumstances and make one feel that there is no way that they can bounce back from the hell they are encountering. That's why we have to be ever so careful of being mindful of what we speak on our life and over other's lives because many folks have murdered people by the words that spring forth from their tongue. Always walk by faith and not by what the enemy wants you to see! God places us in IMPOSSIBLE situations to prove and show to us that He is a Possible God!  Be blessed and be a blessing!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

"Moving Forward in Faith"

Philippians 3:13,..." Forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead."

Ladies, I pray you all have pushed your clocks forward and also yourself:) Time isn't the only thing that should push forward, we have to find the endurance to do so as well. 2013 may not feel good, but if you continue to press forward, it will work together for your good! We can't go back and forth with family, friends nor folks concerning our lives in this season. We have to forget those things which are behind us from past seasons and reach forward to those things which are ahead! What's coming is better than what's been if you stay focused and keep your eyes on God. Pain affects every person differently and the best thing we can all do is adjust accordingly. In spite of how it may feel, weeping may only endure for a night and there are more people for you than against you:) Be blessed and be a blessing!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

"Girl,Get Your Fight Back!"

2 Timothy 4:7, "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith."

Ladies, in this season of your life it's time to fight not flight! Whether it be your marriage, relationship, household, children, family, job, finances, illness, etc...girl it's time to get your fight back! You have come to far to give up on God's promises for your life! You have to hold on, press your way through, be discreet and fight in faith and not fear! God hasn't given a WOMAN the spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind. Don't ever allow the enemy to come in and take over what is rightfully yours! You have to fight the good fight when you are tired, discouraged and feel all alone! Fight through the fears and tears and pray, only you can walk out your salvation. You have to fight and run in a way that is graceful and victorious. Defeat is not an option for a Woman of God, keep the faith and know that it may not feel good, but in due season it will work together for your good! Be blessed and be a blessing:)

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

"Woman of Worship"

Job 1:20, "The Job arose, tore his robe, and shaved his head; and he fell to the ground and worshiped."

Ladies, 2013 has become the year of transition and change and in spite of everything we endure and encounter, we have to bless the Lord at all times and His praise has to be continually in our mouths! Most women today don't want to go through or grow out of anything because most haven't been taught the art of sacrifice. When Job finances were attacked, his children were killed, and his livelihood was destroyed he acted in maturity and did what was the godly thing to do. He arose, got naked before God and fell down to his knees to worship God! When going through your circumstances, we should take the blueprint that Job has set before us and arise from the problem and worship God! Anybody can praise God, even birds sing, but true worship is our sacrifice to God and isn't prompted by music, it is triggered through pain. I encourage you all to continue to look to the hills and stay focused and don't look back. It may get lonely, you may feel isolated and discouraged, but it's in those times that you truly learn that the joy of the Lord is your eternal strength! Be blessed and be a blessing!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

"Woman of Excellency"

Titus 2:3, "That the older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things."

Ladies, we are God's Chosen Vessels of Leadership and with that comes much sacrifice, prayer and not getting along to get along. You nor I have time to be straddling the fence in this hour. God has given us a blueprint of excellency and we have to live on a higher standard of sisterhood. No woman gets a pass out of womanhood-there is no opting out of the sisterhood. Our generation and the upcoming young ladies need a solid foundation and vision of what a Woman of God is and how she is to operate in a society that has thrown God to the back of the agenda. We are to be reverent in our behavior meaning we have to fear God and live a righteous lifestyle among others. We don't have time to be slandering our sisters with our mouth nor do we have time to be getting drunk at clubs. God has called us to be teachers of good things which requires God's Word. Let's teach our young ladies and little girls how to walk and talk with the Mind of Christ and how to be the standard that others are seeking. Always be excellent and a living testimony of the power of God! Others are watching our walk, much more than our talk! Be blessed and be a blessing!

Monday, March 4, 2013

"Leaning and Learning"

Proverbs 3:5, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding."

Ladies, in this season of your life, you're going to have to discipline your mind and heart to trust in the Lord! We are quick to trust a man, but slow in trusting the Son of Man. In everything you plan to do or pursue, you're going to have to guard your heart and allow God to defend it. Learning to lean on God is a level of maturity that takes patience and experiences to truly develop your faith. We have grown accustomed to seeking Girlfriends and not God, but if we expect to go higher in our marriages, relationships, careers, education, etc...we're going to have to start leaning and learning from God! God is the only Man who can give us perspective and understanding on the things we endure and encounter on our daily journey. People can give us reasons, but God gives us understanding-there is a difference. Take some time this week to study the Word of God and to seek Him for understanding on the things you don't understand. Be blessed and Be a Blessing!