Don’t Neglect Your Gift

I Timothy 4:14 -Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.

We’re instructed to properly take care of the gift which God has given us. We all have a gift that is to be used for God’s glory. We don’t have the gifts so we can glorify ourselves. We don’t have the gifts so we can get rich in the world. They’ve been given to us for the purpose of kingdom building.

When you neglect something you mistreat it. You take it for granted as though you could care less. You don’t pay attention to it or fail to do it.

How many of you are sitting there reading this post, knowing you have been called to do something for the Lord? You choose to ignore the gift despite the tug you feel on your heart.

What about those of you who sit in church knowing you’ve been called but don’t operate in the gift which the Holy Spirit has placed on the inside of you?

Don’t feel bad because the God we serve gives us opportunities to get it right. Take the opportunity today. Let the Lord use you for His glory. Be that vessel for Him to use as He sees fit.

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Wholesome Conversation

The more I read God’s word, the more the words change which come out of my mouth. My conversations are full of grace. When I’m talking to someone I find myself giving them the benefit of the doubt. Thereby showing grace.

Colossians 4:6-Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone. 

When I think about salt, I think about flavor. It’s tasty just like our conversations should be. Speaking positive things, giving good report, saying things that will build someone up. This is wholesome conversation.

Our God doesn’t want us to talk any other way. His word tells us how we should answer everyone. So the next time you’re at the water cooler having a conversation about one of your peers, make sure it’s seasoned right!

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Be All That You Can Be

I remember a commercial, it was an Army commercial. The commercial said be all that you can be in the army. It had a catchy little beat to it which is why it’s so memorable in my mind. As I was sitting here reflecting on that commercial, it made me think about being all I can be in the army of the Lord. That’s the word I want to share with you on today. I want to encourage us all to be all we can be in the army of the Lord.

Keep that thought in your mind on this day. Be blessed in the Lord!images

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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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