Random Thoughts

As I sit here thinking over how blessed my family has been in 2014. I can’t help but praise Him for His faithfulness. I’m so grateful!! Everyday of this year He showed up for us. Not one day did He leave us alone. Keeping His promise to never leave or forsake us. Believe me, we have had some rough days this year and in each of those moments we never had to face any challenge alone.

I’m looking ahead into 2015 for the greater. I’ve begun to get my calendars and planners together as well as seeking God for the new year. Asking Him what He would have us to believe Him for? Whatever, He has planned for us we are on board with helping Him accomplishing through us.

What about you? Have you begun to seek the vision for your household, finances, career, ministry etc?
I’m learning to be more specific. That’s something I have not done in the past. I have been vague which produced vague results. In some ways I set myself up for failure without even realizing it. A lot of course corrections and adjustments had to be made. Thank God for His Grace.

I want to take the time to thank each and everyone of you who have taken the journey with me. I’m honored that you share apart of your day with me. Together we have made it through. I know I have not blogged a lot this year. ( That will change in 2015) I made a decision not to give you quantity but quality. In the days that I was quite I was listening and seeking the will of God on so many things. I needed to just be still. Have you ever been there? Have you ever found yourself in that place? Of just needed to be alone with God. Shutting out the world and just being still.

I walked in rebellion and disobedience for so long that I had to retrain my ear to hear the voice of my Father. The world can be so loud and He speaks in that still small voice. I had to just get away with Him. Sometimes it was hard to come out of those quite times and come back into the day to day of it all.
But, I came out reinforced, strengthened and FREE!!!!

I want to encourage you,

No matter where you find yourself today, don’t give up! It does get better. Breathing gets easier. Your steps get lighter! Some moments you have to take one breath at a time. Just remember to breathe!

2 Corinthians 12:9
And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Shalom my friends!!



Great Is His Faithfulness

I remember last year at this time I was so focused on getting what I want when I wanted it.
Exhausted much !?!? Yes! I was absolutely worn out. I was an emotional wreck. Explosive out bursts of tears, excessive sleeping, and isolating myself from everyone/everything.
But, this year I’m no where near where I was. I don’t feel sad or empty, I don’t feel like I’m missing something. It’s almost surreal. I think I’m content.

My husband and I are closer than we’ve ever been.
I no longer have a negative association with Christmas because it was around this time that our 1st baby moved to heaven.
For the first time since 2006 I’m excited about Christmas.

Don’t get me wrong I’ve been given every opportunity to feel sorry for myself. The enemy has tried to bring discouragement and depression. I just decided not to take it. I had to stand against it with The Word of God.

Getting up every morning praising God for His faithfulness. I open my curtains/blinds and let the brightness of the sun spill through my windows.

I still want to be a mommy more than anything. That hasn’t changed, I just made up my mind to trust God. It’s already done. It’s Finished! I’m no longer battling with when will it happen for me. It has already happened. I believe to see the goodness of The Lord in the land of the living.

I was holding onto my desire for children so tight, finally I can let them go and cast the care of them over onto Him. I understand now how Hannah could release Samuel. I get it. {Heavy Sigh}

I’m so thankful for where we are right now! I’m so grateful for everything we have been given. I’m just happy! I didn’t think I would ever be happy again. God has given me my joy back. 😄

Lamentations 3:23

New Living Translation
Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning.


Lifestyle Of Learning

Part 2-

When God begins to deal with me in the difficult areas of my life I’ve learned that He is S-T-R-E-T-C-H-I-N-G me. That stretching is necessary. It increases my capacity to receive and be enlarged.

Isaiah 54:2

His desire is to take me from where I am and what I know into a new realm of revelation and wisdom because there is something that He is trying to get into my hands.

I am learning in my walk with The Lord that He has a great desire to teach me. In these lessons at times it can be uncomfortable because I am leaving behind old ways of doing things, old traditions, and what has been familiar.

Just because we have done something for a long period of time does not mean that it is right. Or I could say a long time spent doing something doesn’t make it a right thing to do.
Old mind sets and strongholds are brought to nothing as they are weighed against The Word of God.

In all of this He is not teaching me through hardship or struggle. He’s not using anything harsh to teach me. No accidents, injuries or punishment.
He is not using tribulation to teach. He is using revelation. He is teaching me through His Word. The eyes of my understanding are being enlightened.

Ephesians 1:18

Revelation-(Merriam’s Online Dictionary)
a : an act of revealing or communicating divine truth
b : something that is revealed by God to humans

God is using His Word to set the standards by which I live and operate in my life.

My part in that is that I make The Word of God first place and final authority. I put the Word of God in a place of honor in my life. It’s becoming like a mirror. As I find areas in my life that don’t line up with the Word I’m seeing, I don’t change that Word to fit my life; No, I change my life to fit The Word. I allow the Word to have priority in my life. Not my opinion or popular opinion.

Man you talk about a different way of living, for me this is absolutely foreign. I’ve seen so many areas in my life that I had a wrong way of thinking which lead me to live in a wrong way. Because I lived in a wrong way I set into motion spiritual laws that activated The Curse. I had no idea. I didn’t do it on purpose. It was done through ignorance. But never the less the enemy took full advantage of my ignorance and exploited it. Using it against me as entrance into my life and the affairs of my life. God had not cursed me or caused bad things to happen to me, I was in violation of His Word.

I know,some may say, “You’re a Christian you can’t be cursed”

My answer:

Yes, I’m born again. Yes, I am saved. Yes, Jesus is Lord over my life. Yes, I am redeemed from the curse. But, by violating the Word of God in certain areas I activated and set into motion the curse in my own life. The Curse is still active and in the earth. And through choices that I made knowingly or unknowingly I caused doors to be open to the enemy in my life. The enemy works through choices that we make. Holy Spirit gave me that weapon. I am now armed with better decisions.

Proverbs 26:2

Hosea 4:6

I was being destroyed by what I didn’t know. The enemy is a legalist. He will use your words against you. He will use what you don’t know against you. He will use the smallest thing as a way into your life. Sometimes it isn’t some huge thing in your life that is out of order it can be something so small. But that small thing can cause HUGE amounts of damage.

Those doors (well cracks) that were open to the enemy had to be closed. Thank God for His Grace. He is walking me through the closing of doors and showing me through my words how to activate The Blessing.

Holy Spirit has shown me that sometimes He has wanted to bring deliverance to His people but they have not wanted to change. They didn’t want to do something new. They have been afraid to learn. Some people just don’t want to do the work. Everything we do for God will take faith.

Good News: He supplies the faith to get the job done. Everything that God tells us to do will take obedience. We must be willing AND obedient in order to eat the good of the land. It’s conditional. But we want to skip all over the condition and get right to eating the good of the land.

Yeah, ok! How has that been working for you? For me it didn’t work at all. I spent so much time spinning my wheels.

I am determined to live my Christian life victoriously. Jesus died to set me free and I am going to glorify Him by living free. I refuse to live broke, busted and disgusted.

3 John 1:2

My situations did not begin to change until my mindset changed. So many people think this walk with God is some magic trick, or like rubbing a genie in a bottle. It doesn’t work like that. He loves us to much to let us stay the same.
That love is not one of human emotion. It is one that wants what is best for the one who is the receiver of that love.

Negative patterns of behavior had to be uprooted. I no longer violate principles and plead the promises of God.

2 Corinthians 2:11

2 Corinthians 2:14

Photo by: Antoine Beauvillain



If Holy Spirit is The Great Teacher,and He is, what have we learned this year? 

John 14:26

2014 is rapidly coming to a close, we are right on the heels of a New Year. We have spent almost 365 days with the Holy Spirit, what have we learned? How have we grown? What goals have we accomplished?

You see, if He is The Teacher that means we must yield to becoming students and either learn something new that we haven’t previously known or have a refresher course in things we have known but let slip and we no longer put into practice. 

This morning as I was going about my day Holy Spirit began to speak with me. (How cool is that, He is present with us in our day)

God deals with me alot in the area of the renewed mind. Tearing down strong holds that have held me captive, most I had no idea were even there. 

Personally I have to admit that I have learned many invaluable lessons. Honestly I feel as if I’ve been in Holy Spirit Boot Camp if you will.

We as the Body of Christ cannot afford to remain scripturally illiterate. There are many things that are about to take place that will require us to live from within. By that I mean we are children of the Supernatural, we must begin to live from the inside out. 

Colossians 1:27

We have got to spend time in The Word of God. That can be challenging ; the world around us is constantly pulling & tugging vying for our attention. But, we have to choose God as our priority. We have got to get the wisdom of God and begin to operate within the Kingdom.

We must become Kingdom of God minded. 

Kingdom of God-God’s way of doing things.

We cannot afford to remain the same. God is ever growing and increasing. That means we must stretch and not become lazy and complacent.

Stretching is uncomfortable and it has a purpose.

Stretching-the result is a feeling of increased muscle control, flexibility and range of motion. The more we stretch the greater our range of motion and our flexibility. It increases our capacity to receive. 

Example: You can’t put 10pds of sugar in a 5pd bag. It will not fit. You will have sugar spilling out all over the place.

I hope that analogy works for you? Because God cannot put 2015 revelations into a 2009 mindset. It’s time to come up higher. 

Hosea 4:6

satan is against Godly wisdom. he does not want us learning and maturing in the things of God. he thrives off of our ignorance and laziness. he wants the church ignorant, sick and broke. 

The saying, “The Battlefield Is In The Mind” is not just some cute cliche’. It is truth. 

We are tri-part beings. We are spirits who have a soul and live in a body. Our minds-house our souls. That’s our thinker, feeler and chooser. We must prosper in our souls. Our thoughts form our words, our words in turn frame the world we see around us. 

3 John 1:2

In order for our results to change we have to change our minds. Our thought processes. How we send & receive information. 

Romans 12:2

We accomplish this by spending time in God’s word and allowing Holy Spirit to teach us. He’s pretty cool to hang out with. He has a funny sense of humor too. Get to know Him, I promise you; you’ll never regret it. Life gets so much easier. It doesn’t have to be hard. We don’t have to get all the bumps and bruises.

It’s all about relationship. Do you share personal information with people you are not intimate with? Neither does God. Think about it.

Until next time, 

May the peace of God and the sweet communion of the Holy Spirit guard your hearts and minds.

Shalom my friends


Season’s Change

Ecclesiastes 3:1
​ To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

The smell of freshly brewed coffee is coming from my kitchen as I type this.
Few things in life smell better to me. As I am waiting on my cup-of- joe to finish I am sitting here looking out my window; the leaves have fallen off the trees, what once was green grass is now brown. The colors of summer are now long gone. The vibrant greens have now changed to autumn oranges, yellows and reds.
Today the sun isn’t shining brightly but never the less today is still a gorgeous day.

This moment is reflective of life as I see it. Everything hasn’t gone my way, in the time frame I would have liked but as I take note of the natural progression of things I’m comforted in knowing that my season like the 4 Season’s of The Year are changing as well.

2014, is coming to an end-My how this year has gone by quickly; I have this overwhelming sense of expectancy about the things to come. I hold dear these precious moments that I can just take the time to sit still and pay attention to the things that matter.

My heart is filled with gratitude for the wonderful things God has done. He has kept me and my family all year long. Keeping us from danger, hurt and harm. He has provided all of our needs and He has been FAITHFUL in every way.

How about you, what season are you in? How have you decided to approach this new season of life? I encourage you in whatever season you may be in to find the peace that is so readily available through trusting in The Lord’s Love towards you.

I pray that we will be like the sons of Issachar who were wise and knew how to discern the seasons (times).

1 Chronicles 12:32
And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do; the heads of them were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their commandment.


What Does It Mean To Be Saved?

Before I was born again I would always hear people say that they were “Saved”.
I always wondered what that meant.

“Saved”, from what? From who? It never really made any sense to me.

When I would ask I always received the same answer.

They would always refer to the part of salvation that saves one from going to hell. So I gathered that “saved” was saved from going to hell. But, that only sparked more questions. Hell? Why would I go to hell?
I remember learning that the only reason you go to hell is for rejecting Jesus Christ.

I wanted to know how to be saved.

I was asked three questions:
1. Do you believe that Jesus is The Son of God? (Yes)
2. Do you believe that Jesus died on The Cross ?(Yes)
3. Do you believe that He rose from the dead? (Yes)

After I answered these questions I was led in what is called The Sinner’s Prayer.
I repeated this prayer with a sincere heart. I was so happy. I was now “saved” .

For years I had no clue of all my being saved included. I’m so excited sitting here writing this to you I could do back flips. I’m really trying to calm myself down 🙂

Why am I so excited? Because when I signed for my salvation package I received way more than “Fire Insurance” (My Not going to hell policy). I received at that moment all of what salvation included.

Are you ready to have your wig twisted? LOL

Salvation comes from the Greek & Hebrew words Soteria and Sozo.

Soteria & Sozo are the same word-one is the verb & the other is the noun form (in case you decide to research for yourself).

Part of Speech: Noun
Phonetic Spelling: (so-tay-ree’-ah)
Definition: welfare, prosperity, deliverance, preservation, salvation, safety

Part of Speech: Verb
Phonetic Spelling: (sode’-zo)
I save, heal, preserve, rescue

sṓzō (from sōs, “safe, rescued”) – properly, deliver out of danger and into safety; used principally of God rescuing believers from the penalty and power of sin – and into His provisions (safety).

Definition given from The Strong’s Greek Concordance

As I look at the definitions I believe that we have had more of an understanding of sozo as it pertains to rescued from the penalty and power of sin but we have not understood soteria deliverance, safety,preservation, healing, soundness and wholeness.

Salvation is the great inclusive word of the gospel. It gathers into itself all the redemptive acts and processes as:

Justification-the act of pronouncing righteous

Redemption-to buy,to release by paying a ransom price, to redeem

Grace-To be in favor with, unmerited favor

Sanctification- separation to God

Glorification-to magnify, extol, praise

Propitiation-Through the “propitiation” sacrifice of Christ, he who believes upon Him is by God’s own act delivered from justly deserved wrath, and comes under the covenant of grace.

Imputation-“to reckon, take into account,” or, metaphorically, “to put down to a person’s account,

Forgiveness-denotes “a dismissal, release” ; it is used of the remission of sins, and translated “forgiveness”

Gospel-“the good news” itself.

Definitions taken from The Vine’s Expository Dictionary

Whew I’m excited just talking about this. As I meditate The Word of God something new and wonderful is happening in my life. And the same is going to happen for you.

So now when we hear someone say, “I’m saved”, we should hear them saying, “I am delivered, I am safe, I am preserved, I am healed, I am sound, I am whole”.

Because we said Yes to Jesus we got all of what Salvation included.

I wish I could take the time here to go into greater depth on that. Maybe I’ll write the book (wink)

And that salvation is a FREE gift (because we didn’t do anything to deserve it) that came by Grace (God did us a FAVOR) through Faith (It takes faith to receive) in Jesus Christ.

Every time that we confess our salvation to someone we are in fact saying, “I confess, that I am delivered, I am safe, I am preserved, I am healed, I am sound, I am whole.”

Salvation = The Work Of The Cross, The Finished Works of Jesus Christ

My God! My God! My God! Hallelujah!!!!

This is the Good News!!!! The Gospel of Grace!!! The Gospel of Christ!!!!

Are you saved?
Would you like to be? It’s the greatest decision you will EVER make in your life.

If you do not know Jesus as your Savior and Lord, simply pray the following prayer in faith, and Jesus will be your Lord!

Heavenly Father, I come to You in the Name of Jesus. Your Word says, “Whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Acts 2:21).
I am calling on You. I pray and ask Jesus to come into my heart and be Lord over my life according to Romans 10:9-10: “If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God has raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” I do that now. I confess that Jesus is Lord, and I believe in my heart that God raised Him from the dead.

I am now reborn! I am a Christian—a child of Almighty God! I am saved! You also said in Your Word, “If ye then being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: HOW MUCH MORE shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?” (Luke 11:13). I’m also asking You to fill me with the Holy Spirit. Holy Spirit, rise up within me as I praise God. I fully expect to speak with other tongues as You give me the utterance (Acts 2:4). In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

If you prayed that prayer: CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!

You are now saved and have signed for the package. I with all of heaven now rejoice with you. Welcome my brother! Welcome my sister!

Do you know any one that could use some good news today? Share this Good News with them.