To Be Called And Chosen

I find it an honor and a privilege to be called and chosen by God to do His will.

Matthew 22:14 – For many are called, but few are chosen.

God chose us according to His purpose which He placed in us.

Ephesians 1:4 – According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love.

Count it all joy my friends no matter what you go through in this life. You’ve been given a purpose according to God’s divine plan. You are victorious and nothing can stop what God has predestined for you.

To Be called and chosen means God knows you can handle it and knows you can accomplish it.

To Be called and chosen means God trusts you.

To Be called and chosen means God loves you, values you and has something specific just for you.

Again, it’s an honor and a privilege to be called and chosen by God!

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Surrender All

Lord take all of me, because I surrender all to YOU today. Everything that I am is because of YOU. Everything that I have is because of YOU.

I throw up my hands in adoration unto YOU. I surrender all, I surrender, in Jesus name, amen.

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I Hear You, Lord

We always ask the Lord to speak to us and when He does, do we listen? I mean really hear the Lord with our inner ears?

When we hear the Lord, it causes us to act. We are obedient to do what He says do. We go where He says go and when He says.

I hear you Lord. Thank you for speaking to me. I will do what you say do, go where you say go, when you say, in Jesus name, amen.

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The Middle Man

The other day at work I said to myself, “I don’t like being the middle man”. I said this because on my job, in ministry, even at home I’m the go-in-between. I’m the one who gets beat up. I have to take it in, filter it, then send the good stuff out. That takes work and I sometimes feel like I’m not the best one for the job.

But then I heard in my spirit, “what do you think Jesus is for you?” I said, “He’s the middle man”. Yes, indeed He is. Jesus was beaten, bruised, spat on, hung, bled, died, arose, ascended, and seated at the right hand of God; and still intercedes for us. Jesus is the man in the middle filtering things which makes it easy on us.

I thank you Jesus for being the middle man for me. I couldn’t handle feeling the wrath of God for the sin I commit everyday. Because you are my liaison, I don’t get what I truly deserve. Instead I receive grace and mercy, love, understanding, as well as, another chance. So, forgive me for complaining about being the middle man. I ask that you will continue to show me how to be a liaison just like you, in Jesus name, amen.

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What Precedes You Should Follow You

Lord, you preceded me on this life’s journey leaving footprints for me to follow. I pray that you go before me this day. Remind me that it’s you who has allowed me this opportunity to do your Will. Let others see your light before they even see me. Allow them to feel your presence. Lord let your light be so bright that they can’t see nobody else but you surrounding them. Bless them with a peace that’s beyond all understanding.

Lord as I leave this day or leave this place, let your love, joy, grace, favor, and mercy follow me. Lord I thank you right now for your protection which follows me all the day long. Thank you for having my back and always being there, never leaving me alone.

I thank you God for reminding me that You should precede me and that You follow me. When I put you first, I’m keeping you where you deserve to be; Lord of my life. I want others to see you and only you, not me. So with that being said, I give you the glory, in Jesus name, amen.

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A Sure Place

I was reading Isaiah last night and came across a scripture which I began to pray out loud to God. This scripture comes from Isaiah 22:23 - And I will fasten him as a nail in a sure place; and he shall be for a glorious throne to his father’s house.

Wow! Those words struck me to the core! I began to pray, Lord fasten me as a nail in a sure place. Lord, let me not be shaken from the palm of your hand. Lord let my feet be planted in your word as though they’re planted in concrete. Let me not waver off the path. Let me not miss my destiny. My sure place is in you, oh God. My sure place is walking out your purpose and your plan. My sure place is being in your Will. So fasten me oh Lord, as a nail in a sure place. In Jesus name, amen. 

Stay in the will of God and allow the Holy Spirit to nail you in a sure place. Be blessed!

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Praise The Lord, My Soul

PSALMS 103:1-14

Praise the Lord, my soul, all my inmost being, praise his holy name.

2 Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits—

3 who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases,

4 who redeems your life from the pit

and crowns you with love and compassion,

5 who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

6 The Lord works righteousness and justice for all the oppressed.

7 He made known his ways to Moses his deeds to the people of Israel:

8 The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love.

9 He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor his anger forever;

10 he does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities.

11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him;

12 as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.

13 As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him;

14 for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust.

 

My soul blesses the Lord for the love He has towards us. I couldn’t imagine what it would be like for me if the Lord repaid me for all the wrongs I’ve done. Not ever having the opportunity to get things right. I would have been gone a long time ago.

But God. His mercy, compassion and grace, not giving us what we truly deserve goes beyond words of gratitude. So I echo the psalm and say, Praise the Lord my soul, Praise His Holy Name!
















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Fire Shut Up In My Bones

I haven’t posted anything in a while and all this time I’ve been feeling as though I lost my way. I felt disconnected. No longer can I use the excuse about my just moving, having a new job, a new car,  new bills and a new house. No, there’s something going on inside of me. 

I’ve been reading the bible each day, praying, praising but still I feel like something’s missing. I feel as though I’m about to explode! It’s like fire shut up in my bones. I prayed and asked the Lord what was wrong with me. What is happening to me to make me feel this way? My answer is that I’m not doing what the Lord has called me to do.

Even though I’m reading my word everyday and singing praises to Him, I stopped writing which is what I’ve been called to do in this season. I was allowing the cares of this world to hold back that fire within me. 

You too will feel like there’s fire shut up in your bones when you try to suppress the works of the Holy Spirit in your life. See the Lord wants to use us and blesses us with many gifts as He chooses. I can’t even begin to explain the feeling I have right now writing this post. 

Lord, I come to you now with a repentant heart, asking you to forgive me for trying to shut down the gift you want to operate through me. Forgive me for focusing on the blessings instead of YOU, who freely gave them to me. I thank you for releasing the fire within me to do your Will. I pray and ask that you keep us doing the works you have given us to do. I pray that many others reading this post will be blessed and encouraged to not give up, and not quench your fire. I love you with all my heart and thank you for giving me another chance, in Jesus name, Amen.

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Practice to Perfect

There was a time when I first began writing posts I would have many errors. Well now with practice, there are no errors. I got so use to seeing the screen pop up showing me how many errors were found that when there were no pop ups, I thought something was wrong with the system. I thought that can’t be right, there’s got to be some errors somewhere in my writing.

I tell this story because it reminds me of how God perfects us through practice. We pratice and practice in life until we get it right. We’re going to keep praticing until the Lord takes us home.

The definition of perfect is without faults, errors, or flaws. I can write a post without errors, or flaws. It blew my mind that my writing was able to acheive such a feet. I didn’t think I would ever arrive to this place. Now that I’m here, I’m finding new areas in my writing to practice to perfect.

Oh how we must do this in our daily walk as believers. Oh, how we should pratice what we preach to others in order to perfect the very word we beleive. Practice to perfect the manisfestation of the gift God has placed on the inside of us. Practice, practice, practice, until that glorious day comes when we all shall be made whole.

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Stay Connected

We just bought a new house and have been living out of boxes for about the past three weeks. I also recently started a new job. There’s so much going on in my life right now, I feel disconnected. I feel as though I’m out of touch with my church family and friends. I’ve even been out of touch with this blog for quite some time. I don’t know if I’m going, coming, or already been. Have you ever been there?

Even though I feel disconnected from family and friends I know how to stay connected to God! I’ve stayed connected by reading my word daily, praying and communing with Him. I’m staying connected by worshipping and praising His Holy Name! He alone is worthy of all the glory, honor and praise.

Now that things have settled down, I just wanted to encourage myself along with everyone else. No matter what you’re going through in this season stay connected to God. It’s okay to disconnect from this world but don’t disconnect from Him!

Blessings!

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