Soft Correction


Tonight as I prepared myself to sit up under the hair dryer I went to my book shelf looking for a book to read that would help me endure what I knew would be a lengthy amount of time.
I stood for a moment staring at my books until I felt one jump out at me.
I sat down, adjusted the hood and settled in as I began to read; instantly I felt like I was standing in the presence of God Himself. Reading each word it was as if the voice of thunder was ringing in my ears.

I began to inhale each line. Calling for my husband to bring me a pin and a highlighter. Have you ever been reading and found yourself high lighting whole pages? Under lining whole chapters?
Suddenly it dawned on me, I’ve had this book for over 2 1/2 years. How could I have had this book just sitting for 2 1/2 years without reading it?
I thought how stupid is that.

It seems like I hadn’t even completed the thought when -Whoooooosh……
Holy Spirit spoke to me and said, “I had you buy that book 2 1/2 years ago because I knew you would need it 04/26/2014 @ 9:30pm on Saturday night.”
I was still in my silence because of the tone in which He sounded. I had never heard Him speak to me that way. In a gentle harsh correctness😥.

For the Lord corrects and disciplines everyone whom He loves, and He punishes, even scourges, every son whom He accepts and welcomes to His heart and cherishes. (Hebrews 12:6 AMP)

My mind drifted off to all the times I referred to myself as being stupid for not getting something sooner. Or how stupid I had been in my actions. Or how stupid I had been for this or that.

Holy Spirit showed brought to my memory;
Genesis 1:27
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

Genesis 1:31
And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

He said, ” You were not made stupid because of who made you. Never again call yourself stupid. It’s impossible for you to be stupid. You have not always made wise decisions but you were never at any time stupid. Your actions were not a surprise. From the beginning it was known that you would wake up and come to yourself at the exact time and moment that you did. So there was a grace waiting on you to over come. ”

I quickly repented for speaking evil of myself😥. I quickly repented of speaking evil filled words.
I nullified and voided every evil, idle word I had spoken over myself. And began to speak what God has said about me.

He showed me that I had a poor image of myself. And because of that; I didn’t believe in myself which meant I was unable to believe in Him properly. He said, “I am in you, but I can only do through you what you believe”.

He was right, I lacked confidence. I had been stifled at every turn. I would start and stop. Having to start over again and again. Never making any kind of real progress. I found myself all to often doubting my gift and calling, my ability in Christ. Doubting my ability to hear from God and to be led by Holy Spirit.

Have you ever found any of these things affecting and infecting you?
Have you ever found yourself speaking evil of yourself? Have you ever found yourself speaking against what or who God says you are?
If you are not calling yourself what God calls you; you are speaking evil words.
Have you ever called yourself fat? If so; please know that you are not fat, you have fat.

Today let us correct our speech to line up with the word of grace. Today let us stop letting the enemy use our words against us. Today let us repent and know that when ever you wake up and get it, there is a grace waiting on you to over come.

It may be a surprise to us but it is never a surprise to God. He’s already out in your future preparing the way. Paving your way of success.

2 Corinthians 2:14
Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.

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Check yourself


There will be times when we have to listen without judgement. Actually lay down what we think and how we feel in order for the person(s) we are ministering to, to encounter the grace of God.
I’ve found that if you’re listening to only respond, you’re not really listening merely hearing with absolutely zero understanding.
Add to that fact if while in a conversation with someone all you can do is think to yourself how you wouldn’t have gotten into that situation or how you would have handled it better, you my friend are hindering the deliverance of a soul.
Handling people is a delicate balance that can only be done correctly when we totally submit to the leadership of Holy Spirit.
Compassion and wisdom must be exercised. Not to mention understanding. To many people are walking around bleeding, battered and bruised. It took me many times to get this walk right. And to be honest, my steps are still taken lightly because I’ve come to realize its not my steps that matter but the one whose footsteps I follow after.
Jesus, himself ministered with compassion. His actual gentleness was evident because of the results.

Scripture references:
John 8:1-11
John 4:4-39

So you don’t drink, smoke,or do drugs
Maybe you are still a virgin and have never been kissed.
But when the gossiper in the office comes to you with tales to tell are your ears open?
Do you repeat what you’ve been told in confidence?
Are you on time to your appointments?
When you go shopping do you take the cart and put it in the right place or do you leave it unattended?
What about that tomato you picked up in produce, what do you do with it when you’re on the frozen food aisle and you’ve changed your mind about purchasing it, do you take it back to produce or leave it somewhere else?
Or when the cashier mistakenly gives you back to much change, when you realize it, do you give it back to her ? Or do you take it as a “blessing” not caring that at the end of the night her till will come up short and she may get into trouble.
How about when you see someone who looks down or discouraged, do you take the time to smile or speak ( which neither cost you anything)
Self righteousness has become a nasty part of born again believers. We often forget that it wasn’t by our good works that we are saved.

Romans 3:22
Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe:for there is no difference:
Romans 3:23
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

Romans 3:26
To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness:that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.

Romans 4:5
But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.

1 John 1:8
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

We are praying for a revival to hit the church but every day we are walking past the very ones who need to be revived.
I’m fed up with church as usual. When’s the last time you offered to buy someone something to wear to church instead of criticizing what they wore?
When’s the last time you witnessed to someone who doesn’t look like you? When did we become the very Sadducees and Pharisees that Jesus rebuked?

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Bittersweet


For me every year at this time it’s difficult , My husband and I lost both of our children one on 12/26/2006 and the other 01/23/2012; but this year has been extremely difficult. My grandmother passed away on 12/14/2013 @ 4:00 a.m.

We were able to spend the last hours of her life by her side. When it was time for her to transition we were talking to her as she took her very last breath. I was rubbing her hair telling her how proud of her I was. I’ve never done anything like that before. I’m forever changed by that defining moment. She passed quietly in her sleep.
Before she passed on Saturday she accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior on that Monday the week before. God was faithful to His promise:
Acts 16:31
And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.
Acts 11:14
Who shall tell thee words, whereby thou and all thy house shall be saved.

The enemy thought that he was going to use her death to bring depression on me, but God said not so!!! He spoiled the plot, plan and scheme of the enemy. He didn’t allow me to stumble or fall. His protection was shielding me.
Holy Spirit led me to a scripture that I’ve read so many times but He breathed fresh revelation on it for me.
Isaiah 53:4
Surely he hath borne our griefs,and carried our sorrows:

He showed me that Jesus took my grief and sorrow on His body on the cross, so I don’t have to grieve and I am not to take sorrow. The enemy will use a death to bring in grief and sorrow. He’ll try to come in anyway he can. He’ll wait until he thinks we’re weak. The ultimate opportunist.
And the world will tell you to grieve. The dictionary even uses grieve and mourn interchangeably.
But the bible says, Matthew 5:4-Blessed are they that mourn:for they shall be comforted.

Just reading that the spirit of heaviness lifted off of me.
Psalms 119:130
The entrance of thy words giveth light;it giveth understanding unto the simple.

I’m so amazed at the depth of God’s love and compassion for us. He cares for you and I way more than we have the capacity to understand. He’s constantly revealing Himself to me.
He wants to do the same for you. He is not just some strange God sitting in heaven leaving us alone to suffer things on our own. He made sure I was ok.
I’ve experienced a level of His grace like I’ve never known. Months ago for a period of about 30 days, He had me waking up praying in tongues from 3 a.m. to 6 a.m. I didn’t understand why until I was standing beside my grandmother rubbing her hair and talking to her as she entered our Lord’s presence. He prepared me. He strengthened me so that I could be there for my grandmother and my mother.
Today my family celebrated Christmas with joy, peace and laughter!!!!
Whatever you may be going through please know, that God is faithful!!!!

Psalms 138:8
The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me:thy mercy, O Lord, endureth for ever:

If it concerns you, God is perfecting it!!!!

Blessings & Peace

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New Mercy


I’m so glad that every morning when I wake up their is a fresh supply of God’s mercy. How awesome is that? I mean come on, Great Grace!!! Our Heavenly Father is so awesome. Every 24 hours ; He supplies us with everything we need.

I don’t know about you but that settles me down and allows me to just rest comfortably in Him. No situation or circumstance can shake me. The mountains that would try and cause me trouble I no longer try to climb, I speak to them and command them to move. Every day is not easy breezy but it is doable. Because we are not alone. We must remember that. He promised to never leave nor forsake us.

Lamentations 3:22
It is of the Lord ‘s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.

Lamentations 3:23
They are new every morning:great is thy faithfulness.

Lamentations 3:24
The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.

Lamentations 3:25
The Lord is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.

So today what ever you went through yesterday, just know that when you woke up this morning their was new mercy waiting on you. Lock in on it. Receive it and cooperate with it. Everything is going to be better than ok!!!!

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