When we look at today’s generation and compare it to an older generation, we can see the change that has occurred. Respect towards themselves and others has diminished. Entertainers and the media have more of an influence on teenagers and young adults more than their parents. When we take the time to build relationships with our children whether they are children or young adults, we open the door for them to receive our teaching. (more…)
He shall cover thee with His feathers, and under his wings shall thou trust(take refuge): his truth shall be thy shield and buckler (small shield).
Each of us will have faith in someone or something whether we’re a believer or a non-believer. Faith can be negative or positive; either way, faith will be in action. Faith is what we all need in order to be successful naturally or spiritually, without faith we will not reach our goal or destiny. Take the patriarch Abraham, who lived in the city of Haran was called by God to leave his family and friends to go into a land he was not familiar with nor did he know exactly where he was going, but he was depending on God to direct him. Abraham was original called Abram prior to God changing his name to Abraham, prior to God’s call on his life, he lived in a city who worshiped the moon-god, Sin. Abraham was 75 years old when he departed from Haran, most likely he too was serving the moon-god. God had a plan for Abraham and He couldn’t get him to his destiny living with his family or the city he was living in.
Abraham left his family with his wife and nephew, Lot. When Abraham was living in Haran he received the call, but he didn’t get into the presence of God until he left his family and the city he was living. In the land of Shechem, the Lord appeared to him and promised He would give the land to Abraham and his descendants. In the midst of the wickedness of Shechem where the Canaanites lived, Abraham built an altar to the Lord. Abraham wasn’t ashamed to publicly worship his God.
Abraham gives us an account of one who was chosen out of the family to be a blessing and receive a covenant promise from God for himself and his descendants. Mind you, when Abraham departed from his family and land, they didn’t have children, but God promised him land and a child.You are the one God has chosen to leave the family spiritually to inherit a promise for you and children and your children’s children. Through you, your husband, children, grandchildren, as well as other people who are not of your family, will receive salvation through your commitment to God (And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house – Acts 16:31), (The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise – Proverbs 11:30). Your calling wasn’t just for you, but for your family and to reach others to bring them to God to enter into the promise land.
You maybe having all types of circumstances and situations happening in your life that is hindering you from focusing on your spirituality as well as the spirituality of your family. You have an adversary whether you’re a believer or non-believer. With the non-believer, he’s trying to hinder you from reaching your goals in this life and keeping you blinded to the life after death. God has called each person who will be receptive to the call of God to enter into a land their not familiar with. This land is spiritual, you can’t see it with the natural eye, it’s a call that will bring sacrifices from you to God to enter into the promise God has for you and your family, co-workers, community, city, state and country.
The calling of God will sometimes be difficult, you will have to pray when you don’t feel like praying, fast when you want to eat, be quiet when you want to give the individual a peace of your mind and give them the direction they can go. Having more task to complete than the time you have to do it, this is when you have to make time, to acknowledge God to give you what you need to carry the load. You’re going on a spiritual journey with the Lord, a place where He wants your attention to follow the directions and assignment He has given you. Your life has been designated by God and He has given you the assignment to be righteous to bring others into the family of God.
You can no longer live life hap haphazardly but know you have been called with a purpose and agenda by God, in order to get the direction you too must build an altar. The altar can be your bedroom, living room, kitchen, bathroom or car, whatever you have designated to be your prayer closet. In order to get direction, the chosen has to have a consistent pray life, time must be spent in reading and studying the word of God to get familiar with His attributes, Spirit and His voice. As the chosen seeks to please God, He will give directions in how to win your family, how to win others for the kingdom of God. He will give directions in how to minister to your children no matter how old they may be. He will give you strength and courage when it seems as though your faith has failed to reach your love ones and others.
God has chosen you and has given you His Word to be successful in life both naturally and spiritually. God is your refuge when you get weary on this journey, His word is your shield to fight against the attacks of Satan who is coming after your faith. Satan doesn’t care about anything else you have but your faith, he knows without faith you can’t please God, without faith, you can’t get your request answered neither your prayer. Take the Word of God and use it in prayer and confession; faith is not seen, but it is brought from the spiritual realm into the natural realm when the chosen one continues to fight for what they want to be manifested. Fighting is not with people, but with unseen forces that only acknowledge the Word of God. Just as God blessed Abraham with a child and made Abraham a father of nations, He will bless you to birth spiritual children to connect with their Spiritual Father.
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven – Ecclesiastes 3:1
Experts tell us that timing means everything whether it’s in business, politics, sports, or a career. Timing is also is important spiritually whether it’s ministerial positions, starting a ministry as well as marriage. Failure to understand God’s timing regarding a matter we’re praying about can lead to spiritual disappointments and missed opportunities. God usually answer our prayers by yes, never, or it’s not the time. At certain times a particular action is the only proper course to take; at other times even our good intentions can be inappropriate because the Lord is saying “not now”. Our inability to understand and obey these prompting is a mark of spiritual immaturity and carnality.
We must be able to discern through our spirit what God is saying; when we fail to acknowledge God in our decision making, sometimes it will lead us to suffer emotionally, physically, mentally as well as financially. We’re either lead by our own spirit, God’s Spirit or Satan; whether we believe or don’t believe something is making us make the decisions we make. When we’re being lead by the Spirit of God, we will not have fear, but when we’re being lead by our own spirit or the Spirit of Satan, we will be fearful or have hesitations. As believers, we must place our faith in God and in His Word, He has given us a promise if we need wisdom ask Him (If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him – James 1:5). We need the wisdom of God when we’re making decisions to any area of our life. An example of this, say, for instance, you need to confront your manager or supervisor about a concern or a matter. The time you may want to approach the matter may not be a good time. You will first determine whether or not this is something that can be put off for a later day or another time or should it be addressed promptly. If it needs to be addressed promptly, you will check with your manager what would be the soonest they can meet with you rather than bombarding into their office.
When deciding to further your education, one would first make sure they can afford it, can they adjust to going to school and working full-time, and if they’re married, children and spouse time has to be included in the schedule. When confronting a problem with our spouse, what would be the right time to address the problem, when confronting our children timing is just as crucial.This is why we pray and ask God for wisdom to everything thing that we say or do that will leave a residue.
Timing and wisdom are needed even when actions or words that have been spoken at church, we may not agree with. We need the wisdom to know whether it’s our emotions getting in the way, was it really intended to be an offense or if was intended to be offensive how and when to confront the person or persons. Wisdom is precious, it’s better than having gold or silver, because when you have wisdom, it will teach you how to get the gold and the silver. Wisdom can open doors that money can’t buy, wisdom can bring peace in a chaotic situation, wisdom can exclude words that shouldn’t be spoken that we can’t be retrieved, wisdom can eliminate problems rather than being the problem. Wisdom will assist in who to befriended and who to keep out, wisdom is crucial in every area of decision-making, and God will give us the wisdom we need when we ask for it.
Obstacles may appear to come from everywhere to hinder us, but when we purpose in our hearts to obey the will of God, we are unstoppable.
What an awesome feeling it is to complete a task or to see a goal through to the end or to give birth to a dream. According to the Word of God (Being confident of the very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ – Philippians 1:6). You were called from your mother’s womb with destiny, God has spoken accomplishment over your life prior to your birth. God’s Word will never return to Him void.Just as God has spoken, Satan has heard what has been spoken, and his goal is to try to influence you; you can’t make it. Just as God promised the land of milk and honey to the Israelites, but they had to fight the giants in the land before they could receive their promise. You have giants of failure, weariness, I can’t do it, unbelief, you name it, Satan will influence you with it to try to stop the plan of God for your life.
In the race towards divine destiny, obstacles seem to appear at every turn. Those obstacles can be manifested in any number of ways, but their purpose is always the same. they are Satan’s devices to hinder us along the path to our destiny. Obstacles are intended to distract you so that you will not achieve all God has planned for you. The dream on the inside of you is so big that the enemy would rather destroy you than allow you to succeed. This is why you will observe many women that have became drug addicts, alcoholics, Satan uses this to destroy the dream and the plan that God has for them rather than looking down on them, we should be praying that God would break through in their lives and destroy the chains that have them bound. Whether you believe it or not, someone has or is praying for your destiny to come into manifestation.
Today’s Christian don’t believe in Satan, but he is just as real as God, Satan is real as well as his purpose is to defeat you and anyone else that he can. This is why we don’t have time to be envying and being jealous of one another but should be praying and encouraging one another. As a woman of God, you have entered into a covenant relationship with God, and He has given you a covenant anointing to fulfill His purpose for your life. We must have a made up mind and believe there is nothing the enemy can do to distract us from what we are here to do, the perfect will of God for our lives. No matter how the adversary throws darts and obstacles, we must know and believe the Word of God, that no weapon formed against us shall prosper. God didn’t promise us we wouldn’t have anything or anyone coming against us, but He did promise that we’re more than conquers through His Son, Jesus, the Christ.
Your race towards any goal requires maintaining a winning mindset. Your ability to focus on the task at hand will determine your end results. Since you are aware that Satan’s plan is to distract you. You must prepare your mind and heart to win the race, regardless of what comes your way. Focus determines mastery. Whatever can keep your attention will master you. If you allow doubt and fear to enter your heart, you will not be able to see yourself win the race. If you can’t see it, you can’t receive it. Once you have prepared your mind and heart to win, you must develop a routine of discipline to build your strength and endurance. In the spirit realm, this endurance is built by being obedient to God, especially through trials and tribulations. When things get tough, it is always easier to give in to temptation and quit. If you just hold on to obedience, your blessing is on the other side, waiting for you to exit your trial or tribulation with a reward. For every blessing there is testing and for every opportunity there is adversity.
Two common hurdles that can cause us to stumble in the pursuit of promise are carnal mindedness and low self-esteem. Carnal mindedness is walking in the flesh, which means succumbing to the desires of the flesh rather than listening to and obeying God’s instructions and directions for your life. Carnal mindedness is being ruled by your emotions, we should be ruled by God’s Word and not by our feelings. We must stop living by our feelings, but by what God’s say. The perception you have of yourself is sometimes more powerful than the reality of who you really are.
Unto to the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee – Genesis 3:16.
Priority in Creation denotes man’s authority over woman. God could have created the woman first or both simultaneously, but He didn’t as it was always His intention for man to lead and woman to follow. Meaning the man’s wife, as it was in the Garden of Eden since there was no another woman in the Garden, but Eve, Adam’s authority was for his wife and no other woman.Many have taken this scripture and have made women inferior to men. (more…)