How Long Are You Slack? Take It All Back

 

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Are you tired of being in the situation you are in? Have you been in the situation so long that it doesn’t seem like you can get out? Have you been pushing certain things back for later because of your situation?

It’s time to move.

Friday morning I heard a voice say “How long are you slack to receive your inheritance?” which is found in Joshua 18. There were 7 Israelite tribes who hadn’t received their inheritance. The question was asked “How long are you slack to take possession of the land?”

It dawned on me that there are 7 of us in our immediate family. He also gave me the scriptures to meditate on and I jumped right into them. I said to myself “God I am not going to be slack anymore. He gave me the instructions and I obeyed. I am expecting suddenly; at any moment my situation is turned around! When God speaks you have to move. Delayed obedience is disobedience.

Proverbs 27:1 – Don’t boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring.

Meditating the word of God day and night according to Joshua 1 is being diligent. Every morning and every night before going to bed, read the word of God. Consistency is the  key to receiving the promises of God.

Obeying God immediately puts you in position to receive from God.

Deuteronomy 28 28 “Now it shall be, if you diligently listen to and obey the voice of the Lord your God, being careful to do all of His commandments which I am commanding you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth. All these blessings will come upon you and overtake you if you pay attention to the voice of the Lord your God.

Hallelujah! If you immediately obey God, the blessings will come and overtake you. You receive revelation by meditating on the word of God day and night. Then God speaks and when God speaks, you obey immediately.

If you are tired, my dad taught me this and I have grabbed ahold of it. I download the app on my phone Tecarta, put in the scripture or chapter I want to meditate on, highlight the verses, and play it on repeat on my earbuds while I am asleep. It is going into my spirit while I am  asleep. God will wake me up at the right time to spend time with him in the morning.

There are no excuses. Take time out in the morning. Even if you have to do it while you are cooking, driving, or you can listen to it on your ears at night while you are asleep to get the word inside you. The word of God says now is the time. Now is the day of salvation.

Hebrews 11:1 King James Version  says now faith is the substance of things hoped for; the evidence of things not seen

Faith is always now!

How Long Are You Slack? Take It All Back!

 

Your Capacity To Receive, Is What You .Believe

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Capacity: The potential of storing or holding. The maximum amount or number that can be contained. 

Everyone has the potential to obtain everything that is good according to the word of God. However, everyone will not  receive the same amount beyond what they truly believe.

Matthew 19:26  26 Jesus beheld, and said to them, With men this thing is impossible; but with God all things be possible.

Some things that are possible for you may not be possible for the other person. It is only possible if you believe.

Matthew 13:8 But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.

How much you receive is according to your faith.

I want to go all the way and receive the hundred fold blessing so I can be a blessing to as many people as possible.

How do you know you truly believe something?  Your actions will follow it according to Mark 16:17: actions follow those that believe.

A good example of believing is Romans 10:9-10 9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

Matthew 12:34 says out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.

That’s why we should fill our hearts with the word of God and listen to the word of God daily to build our capacity to receive.

Romans 10:17 says faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.

Mark 4:24 says pay attention to what you hear.

You can’t listen to or be around negative things and get the capacity to receive good things.

Whatever you need and desire according to the word of God, you can obtain if you fill your heart with the word of God. Remember all things are possible to them that believe.

Your capacity to receive, is what you believe!

 

 

Awake! It’s Time to Take!

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Webster’s meaning: Awake: To become aroused or active again. To become conscious or aware of something.

Take: 1.  To get into one’s hands or into one’s possession, power, or control.  ato seize or capture physically.  dto acquire by eminent domain. 2.: Grasp or Grip 3. a: to catch or attack through the effect of a sudden force or influence. To receive or accept whether willingly or reluctantly

We awake by becoming active in the word of God so we can become spiritually aware and  receive instructions to take what God has already provided.

Psalm 119:130  King James Version says The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.

Joshua 1:8 New King James Version says This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but youshall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.

The word of God is like natural food: the more you feed on it, the more spiritually aware we are of the spiritual realm.

In Matthew 11:12 it says the kingdom of God suffers violence and the violent take it by force.

We have been accepting and putting up with evil long enough. It is time as people of God to take what is rightfully ours.

Most believers are familiar with Mark 11:24. However, there is another a translation that says take,which  is the meaning of the word receive.

Mark 11:24 Wycliffe Bible Version 24 Therefore I say to you, all things whatever things ye praying shall ask, believe ye that ye shall take, and they shall come to you.

Whatever you pray about at that moment according to the word of God, rather it is healing, finances, or  wisdom, take it and it is yours. Begin thanking him each time it comes to your mind until it manifests in the natural.

Awake! It’s Time To Take!

 

 

When Things Seem Bleak, The Word Of God We Speak

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Webster’s definition Bleak:1 exposed and barren. 2. cold, raw 3. (a) lacking in life or warmth. (b) not hopeful or encouraging., depressing. 

There are things in life that will have you feeling cold, barren, exposed, lacking, not hopeful, and depressed. Praying alone is not enough. To get through a trying situation, speak to it with the word of God.

There are a few examples in the bible where Jesus spoke to His situation. It was how the earth was formed. Jesus left us an example to follow in his footsteps.

Jesus speaks to the storm :Matthew 8:25-27:  25 And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish.26 And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.27 But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!

Jesus speaks to the fig tree: Mark 11:12-44 New King James Version: 12 Now the next day, when they had come out from Bethany, He was hungry. 13 And seeing from afar a fig tree having leaves, He went to see if perhaps He would find something on it. When He came to it, He found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs. 14 In response Jesus said to it, “Let no one eat fruit from you ever again.”And His disciples heard it.

20 Now in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots. 21 And Peter, remembering, said to Him, “Rabbi, look! The fig tree which You cursed has withered away.” 22 So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God. 23 For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. 24 Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.

It is time to face our storms and mountains by speaking to it.

Speak to that illness and say with Jesus’ stripes I am healed. Speak to grief and say God you took my grief and carried my sorrows. When dealing with emotional pain, say God you are near to the brokenhearted and save the crushed in spirit.Speak to debt and say I owe no man nothing but to love. Do this while you are experiencing lack, emotional hurt/pain, and sickness. The more you speak it, the more it take root in your heart and then whatever you speak manifests.

When things seem bleak, the word of God you speak.

 

Set The Bar Above Where You Are. God Will Take You Far.

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In order to go far with God, we have to go to another level with our time with God by worship/ praise, fasting, meditating on the word of God, walking in love, and spending time with him.

Joshua 1:8-9: This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Proverbs 4:20: 20 My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings.21 Do not let them depart from your eyes;Keep them in the midst of your heart;22 For they are life to those who find them,And health to all their flesh.

Increasing our intake of the word of God causes us to have success and prosper in whatever we do. The word of God gives life and health to our entire body.

Just like athletes that train hours and days to become the best, we have to do that with the word God to receive and become the best in life.

This is a very powerful scripture to live by:

Psalm 1:1-3: Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers,but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night.That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
    which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither—whatever they do prospers.

Not only do we have to meditate the word day and night, we also have to watch the company we keep. Proverbs 27:17 says 17 As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. Very powerful words of wisdom to live by.

If you want to go higher in your faith, you have to listen to and hang around people of faith. There are many gifts God gives His people. We can celebrate and learn from each other.

Set the bar above where you are; God will take you far!

From Ordinary To Extraordinary

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God is a God of creativity because He is the original creator. All we have to do is bring  our needs, hopes, dreams, pain, fears and our abilities over to God and He can do something that is above what we can do.

Webster’s meaning: Ordinary:1of a kind to be expected in the normal order of events : routine, usual. 2a: of common quality, rank, or ability

Webster’s meaning: Extraordinary: 1agoing beyond what is usual, regular, or customary. bexceptional to a very marked extent

The way God does things is not boring. I am amazed by Him using me for almost two years with the blog. The way God put a thought in my mind to watch Esther on Netflix  and then instructed me to fast. While I was sleeping, He gave me a dream to do freelance writing. Researching freelance writing,  the idea of a blog jumped out at me.  I asked my writing adviser what I am I going to write about? After speaking with my writing adviser, she asked me what are you passionate about? I told her I like to encourage people. After that, the phrases started coming out of nowhere.

The word of God says His mercies are new every morning. I love living a life of  faith in God, Jesus His way of doing things is not like everyone else.

1 Peter 2:9-10 King James Version: But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light;10 Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.

As people of God, we are not like others. We are royal. We are people of light. We are peculiar (which means we don’t do things like others usually do). We are chosen. We are holy (which means our lives are dedicated to pleasing God) and  we have the mercy of God. If you have not accepted Jesus into your heart, it is time to join the family of God. Your life will never be the same.

Jesus did something extraordinary with the miracle at the wedding in Cana

John 2 :1-11  Jesus, His mother Mary and his disciples were at a wedding in Cana of Galilee. When they ran out of wine  Jesus mother Mary  said “they have no wine.” Jesus told his mother  that it was not their concern and that the time is not yet. Then Mary said to the servants “whatever He says to you do it.” Then Jesus told them to fill the water pots with water. They filled the pots to the top of the brim as instructed. Next Jesus told them to draw the water out and bring it to the feast. When they tasted the water it was wine. After the people were satisfied the master of the bridegroom said “everyone contributed wine but yours is the best.

Jesus took something ordinary and made it extraordinary.  Notice that Jesus’ mother Mary brought her situation to Jesus. He told her the time was not yet so she had to be patient. Then mother Mary said whatever He says to you do it. Then she obeyed what Jesus said and received what she came for.

God wants us to come to Him and trust Him with our entire life. He wants us to be patient until He gives us what to do. When God tells us to do something, we should obey immediately so we won’t miss our opportunity to receive.

Read Isaiah 55. He Tells us to come to God and listen and you will eat what is good. You can come to God without money. His ways are higher than our ways and thoughts are higher than our thoughts. 

We come to God because He is the Creator. He knows how we are designed.

I love the gospel group with Fred Hammond and Marvin Sapp  called Commissioned; the song is titled “Ordinary Just Won’t Do”

I love this verse :

Lord I need a special touch
That will mean so very much
Close friends they don’t seem to understand
Problems in your life
So complexed you say who can comprehend
Tragedy when you need relief
Only Jesus Christ can supply your need
Sweet and gentle touch
That will speak a word of love and mean so much
The ordinary just won’t do
I need someone, Lord I need someone
That someone is you

That someone is you

The ordinary just wont do
I need a love that’s pure and true I
Can always find it in you Jesus
The ordinary just wont do I
Gotta have a touch from you I
Can always find it in you Jesus

That song sums it up.

From Ordinary To Extraordinary!

 

 

Things Come Unexpected; Stay Connected

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We keep security cameras, bodyguards, security guards, police, and the armed forces on watch concerning things that are in important and of great value to us. We must do the same with our inner man. We must keep watch because things can come at us immediately that we didn’t see coming. As soon as you get good news, hear an encouraging word from a speaker/pastor, or win a victory, something will come out of nowhere that can cause you to stumble, go into depression, cause paranoia/fear, cause anger and other chain of negative emotions. We have to daily feed on the word of God to combat this.

Mark 4:15 NIV Version: Some people are like seed along the path, where the word is sown. As soon as they hear it, Satan comes and takes away the word that was sown in them.

Satan comes immediately for the word. We have to hold on and endure to receive, like the seed on good ground.

1 Peter 5:8 says Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.

Devil is looking for an opportunity to catch you off guard.  However, as long as we stay connected to God, we can deal with the things that come at us..

Matthew 26;41 Watch and pray, that you enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

A good example is Joshua after he won the battle of Jericho. After winning, he came under another attack: The battle of AI.  Joshua did not stay connected to God and lost the battle.

Joshua 7:3-5  When they returned to Joshua, they said, “Not all the army will have to go up against Ai. Send two or three thousand men to take it and do not weary the whole army, for only a few people live there.” So about three thousand went up; but they were routed by the men of Ai, who killed about thirty-six of them. They chased the Israelites from the city gate as far as the stone quarries and struck them down on the slopes. At this the hearts of the people melted in fear and became like water.

This is an example when we don’t stay connected. Joshua didn’t consult with God until after they lost the battle and they trembled in fear.

We defeat the devil by putting on the whole armor of God (Read Ephesians 6:11-18 )

John 15:1-7 is a great example of staying connected.

John 15:1-7 Easy Read Version:

Jesus said, “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch[a] of mine that does not produce fruit. He also trims every branch that produces fruit to prepare it to produce even more. You have already been prepared to produce more fruit by the teaching I have given you. Stay joined to me and I will stay joined to you. No branch can produce fruit alone. It must stay connected to the vine. It is the same with you. You cannot produce fruit alone. You must stay joined to me.

“I am the vine, and you are the branches. If you stay joined to me, and I to you, you will produce plenty of fruit. But separated from me you won’t be able to do anything. If you don’t stay joined to me, you will be like a branch that has been thrown out and has dried up. All the dead branches like that are gathered up, thrown into the fire and burned. Stay joined together with me, and follow my teachings. If you do this, you can ask for anything you want, and it will be given to you. Show that you are my followers by producing much fruit. This will bring honor[c] to my Father.

The word of God transforms, heals, delivers, sets free, and gives us joy. Stay joined with God  and you will see results. Without him you can do nothing.

Things come unexpected, stay connected!