Something New Is Good For You

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The phrase for the blog came from my dad as we were having conversation talking about God. New toys, cars, houses, clothing, and other new material things are exciting. However, it can also be scary like starting a new career, new relationship, starting a business, being a new parent, etc. It is what pushes and develops us to the next level. We learn and grow. You never know what is in you until you are challenged and put to the test.

A great example is our spiritual father Abraham. Genesis 12 Living Translation 12 God had told Abram, “Leave your own country behind you, and your own people, and go to the land I will guide you to. If you do, I will cause you to become the father of a great nation; I will bless you and make your name famous, and you will be a blessing to many others. I will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you; and the entire world will be blessed because of you.

In order to be a blessing to his family, Abraham had to get away from a familiar place into a new place. Abraham also obeyed what God told him and he was blessed.

Another example was Ruth and Naomi. Ruth left Moab after her husband passed to move with her mother in law Naomi to Bethlehem. Orpah, Naomi’s other daughter in-law, stayed in Moab. Ruth told Naomi your God will be my God and your people will be my people. She knew God was with her mother in- law. Moab was a wicked place. Ruth chose to go to a new place to serve the true and living God. Ruth was a hard worker, humble, obedient to Naomi, and took care of Naomi. Because of it, she was blessed with a wealthy husband, Boaz, who owned the field that Ruth was working in. Please read the book of Ruth. It gives great qualities of a virtuous woman.

Ruth’s family background was wicked. However, God blessed her because she chose to leave behind her past and dared to do something different. In order to go to the next level, sometimes you have to leave behind your old life for a better life. People and things can hold you back from the purpose God has for your life.

Something new is good for you!

Prayer: Lord, thank you for your mercies that are new every morning. God, I leave behind my own way of thinking by renewing my mind to the word of God. I repent for allowing fear and the familiar to keep me from progressing in you. I am willing and obedient and I eat the good of the land. Thank you God that when I go through the fire I will not be burned and when I go through the the waters I will not drown because you are doing a new thing in me. Thank you God for taking me from faith to faith, glory to glory, and from blessings on top of blessings. In Jesus name! Amen.

There is a Trick In Your Stick

The blog title was given to Aunt Mary while listening to teaching from a powerful speaker. Miracles happened in the bible when people used what they had.

In Exodus 14, Moses used a stick to part the Red Sea. Exodus 14:15-18 15 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Why do you cry out to me? Tell the Israelites to get moving. 16 As for you, lift your shepherd’s rod, stretch out your hand over the sea, and split it in two so that the Israelites can go into the sea on dry ground. 17 But me, I’ll make the Egyptians stubborn so that they will go in after them, and I’ll gain honor at the expense of Pharaoh, all his army, his chariots, and his cavalry. 18 The Egyptians will know that I am the Lord, when I gain honor at the expense of Pharaoh, his chariots, and his cavalry.”

Some of us are crying out to God for help and God is saying, use what you have so that He can get the glory.

David in 1 Samuel 17 used a sling shot and a rock to kill Goliath. Saul gave David his armor, but David said he was not used to it. He used what he had and trusted in the power of God to kill the giant.

In Matthew 14-21, Jesus used two fishes and five loaves of bread to feed 5000 people along with the children. Jesus trusted God, blessed the food/gave thanks to God, then divided what he had among the people. The food multiplied and there was some left over.

There is the story of the widow and the prophet Elijah in 1 Kings 1:13-16 where the widow used flour and oil. Elijah asked the widow to make him a little loaf of bread for him first.

12 “As surely as the Lord your God lives,” she replied, “I don’t have any food; only a handful of flour in a jar and a bit of oil in a bottle. Look at me. I’m collecting two sticks so that I can make some food for myself and my son. We’ll eat the last of the food and then die.”13 Elijah said to her, “Don’t be afraid! Go and do what you said. Only make a little loaf of bread for me first. Then bring it to me. You can make something for yourself and your son after that. 14 This is what Israel’s God, the Lord, says: The jar of flour won’t decrease and the bottle of oil won’t run out until the day the Lord sends rain on the earth.” 15 The widow went and did what Elijah said. So the widow, Elijah, and the widow’s household ate for many days. 16 The jar of flour didn’t decrease nor did the bottle of oil run out, just as the Lord spoke through Elijah.

Our miracle is at hand. Trust God, use what you have, step out on faith, and watch the power of God manifest.

There is a trick in your stick!

Prayer: Thank you God. In you I have everything I need. I repent for doubting you. I trust in you and in your power. God, your word says that what a person has, more will be given. I use what I have, take action by faith, and watch you move. I thank you for my miracle! In Jesus name! Amen.

For it to Become Real, Don’t Go By How You Feel

We all want peace, love, health, provision. and joy. It is easy to speak how the situation is instead of speaking what you want it to be. However, in order to receive good things in life, we can’t go by how it looks or feel. We trust and have faith in God to see us through any situation, especially as believers.

Romans 1:17 says, The just lives by faith.

Romans 8:8 says, Those that are in the flesh can not please God.

Hebrews 11:6 says, Without faith it is impossible to please God.

Hebrews 10:38 says, But my righteous one will live by faith. And I take no pleasure in the one who shrinks back.

God is not pleased when we go by how we feel. He wants us to live by faith so we can have every good thing God has already promised us.

It starts with our words. God made the earth with His words. It was dark but God said let there be light. We are made in His image and likeness. We can transform our situations with our words.

Proverbs 18:21 Amplified Version: Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it and indulge it will eat its fruit and bear the consequences of their words.

Ephesians 4:29 King James Version : 29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearer.

Matthew 12:37 New King James Version: 37 For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.” (It stuck with me when a pastor explained that whatever you say, you will come under the judgement of what you said)

Now that we know to speak what we want to have, we also need to watch what we look and listen to. If you have been hurt and you are listening to/ looking at things that feed the hurt, when the pressure comes, corrupt words will come out.

Proverbs 4:23 Message Version: Keep vigilant watch over your heart; that’s where life starts. Don’t talk out of both sides of your mouth; avoid careless banter, white lies, and gossip. Keep your eyes straight ahead; ignore all sideshow distractions. Watch your step, and the road will stretch out smooth before you. Look neither right nor left; leave evil in the dust.

Let us look, listen, and speak things that we want to have. God’s word is true.We walk by faith not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7), and it becomes reality.

For it to become real, don’t go by what you feel!

Prayer: Lord, thank you for giving me your spirit where I can speak what I want to have no matter how dark the situation is. I repent for speaking, looking, and listening to things contrary to what I want to have in my life. I guard my heart for that is where things come and breathe life, whether good or bad. I do not let anything corrupt come out of my mouth. No matter how I feel, I speak the word of God and what I want to have. I surround myself by people and things that uplifts me. God, I am strong in you in your power because I can’t do it in my own strength, so I lean on you. I please you God by walking by faith and not in my emotions in order to receive everything you promised me as a believer. I give you the praise and honor in Jesus name! Amen!

When the Devil Throws You For A Loop, Take It to the Hoop!

This blog was inspired by my co-worker, Temacha. I gave her some of the phrases God gave me for the blog which really encouraged her. Temacha applied the phrases from the blog when encountering challenging situations. One phrase in particular was from my previous blog: “The best support is God in your court.” God gave her a revelation from that phrase to “Take it to the hoop.” No matter what the situation is, God is cheering you on. It doesn’t matter if you have to go to the 4th quarter or overtime, give it all you got. We started praising God together on how powerful God is. While praising God with her, the catchphrase came to me for the blog.

We all have challenging situations that come at us one after the other to get us to complain and be miserable; causing fear and doubt. However, God already won the battle for us by sending His Son Jesus. All we have to do is believe, receive, act, and the manifestation comes.

Just like in a basketball game, the coach gives the team strategies to win and defeat their opponent. God is our coach and he gave us strategies through the word of God to defeat satan.

My coworker told me she put the phrases from the blog in front of her so she can see them. She then spoke the phrases. She acted out the scriptures Proverbs 4:21, Joshua 1:8, and Proverbs 3:3.

Proverbs 4:20-22 King James Version: 20  attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.21 Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.22 For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.

Joshua 1:8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.

Proverbs 3:1-4 NIV My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart,for they will prolong your life many years and bring you peace and prosperity.Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.

Know your enemy/ opponent. Our enemy is the devil. Satan is a thief!

John 10:10 says 10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

When situations come to try and steal your joy, destroy, and kill you, resist it.

James 4:7 says Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Throw the devil a curve ball by beginning to praise God in the midst of challenges. It confuses the devil.

Psalm 68:1 says let God arise and the enemies be scattered.

Do like Jehoshaphat in 2 Chronicles 20, begin to praise God by saying “The Lord is good and his mercy endures forever.”

When the devil throws you for a loop, take it to the hoop!

Prayer: Lord, I thank you for sending your son Jesus to win the battle for me. I repent for letting the devil steal from me. I take authority through the word of God. I don’t let the word of God depart from my eyes or my mouth. I keep it in the midst of my heart. Faithfulness to God’s word and walking in love gives me favor. I am not overcome by evil, but I overcome evil with good. I praise God in the midst of every battle because God is good and His mercy endures forever! I give you the praise and the glory in Jesus’ name! Amen

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Living is Staying in the Light God’s Given

Webster’s definition : Light:  something that makes vision possible.

In order to see, we have to keep the light on. How do we keep the light on concerning our spiritual senses? It is through the word of God.

Psalm 119:105: Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.

Psalm 119:130: The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple.

The key is staying with the light that is given to us.


John 12:35-36 “You are going to have the light just a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, before darkness overtakes you. Whoever walks in the dark does not know where they are going. Believe in the light while you have the light, so that you may become children of light”

Hebrews 2:1 Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.

Personal Testimony: I was prompted on the inside to watch Esther on Netflix. I followed the light that was given to me. I watched Esther and more light came for me to fast. I fasted and God gave me a dream while I was asleep to do freelance writing. I walked into the light I was given and researched freelance writing and blog jumped out at me. I spoke to my writing advisor, Mrs. Nichols, about it and she asked me what am I passionate about? I told her encouraging people. Mrs. Nichols stated that is what you are to write about. More light was given to me as I was walking and the title of the first blog came to me with a catchy rhyme: “Spring brings new things”. The phrases kept coming for each blog as I stayed walking in the light. One of the ladies named Valerie told me I should make t-shirts with the phrases from the blog. I did research on it to build a foundation before going into making the t-shirts. I am now on the journey making t-shirts and other items will be on my site coming soon. I am thankful to be used by God.

Refer to blog titled “Maintain what you gain

Living is staying in the light God’s has given!

Prayer: Lord, thank you for being the way, the truth and the light. God, I repent for not staying with the light when things become challenging. I ask for your grace and your strength to help me. I continue in the Light of your word. Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path when I don’t know which way to go. I stick with the process until it becomes reality. I give you the praise and the glory in Jesus name! Amen!

Freedom Charter Through The Father

This phrase came to me not knowing what freedom charter means.

The Freedom Charter: A document setting out guidelines for human rights and the duties of the state in a democratic South Africa, for many years the political manifesto of the African National Congress, the Charter,

God gave us all free will and a choice. However, in order to be completely free, we have to follow the guidelines of the word of God.

Galatians 5:13 Common English Version: You were called to freedom, brothers and sisters; only don’t let this freedom be an opportunity to indulge your selfish impulses, but serve each other through love.

Deuteronomy !3:19 Easy Read Version 19 “Today I am giving you a choice of two ways. And I ask heaven and earth to be witnesses of your choice. You can choose life or death. The first choice will bring a blessing. The other choice will bring a curse. So choose life! Then you and your children/descendants will live.

Our actions have consequences. Just because we are free to do whatever pleases us, doesn’t mean we should do it. It can end in actual death as well as spiritual death. Some of us are dead people walking because of the bad choices we made. The only thing we should die out to is our sinful nature which leads to destruction. As believers, let us choose life which is the path of Jesus.

Thank God, Jesus has made us free, Who the Son sets free is free indeed!

In honor of Juneteenth and Father’s Day, God gave me a declaration:

The Freedom Charter Declaration

I, _____ declare there is now no condemnation [no guilty verdict, no punishment] for I am in Christ Jesus [I believe in Him as personal Lord and Savior]. For the law of the Spirit of life [which is] in Christ Jesus [the law of our new being] has set me free from the law of sin and of death. I am redeemed from the curse through Jesus’ blood. I have freedom now because Christ made me free. So, I stand strong in that freedom. I do not go back into slavery again. I stay where the spirit of the Lord is because there is freedom. I know the truth of God’s word and the truth sets me free. I am called to be free however, I do not use freedom for evil, and selfish desires but by love I serve others. Thank God I am free. Because the Son sets me free, I am free in deed!

Freedom charter through the Father!

Prayer: Lord, thank you for making me free. Thank you for giving me freedom to choose. I repent for choosing things that brings death. Today I choose life so me and my descendants can live. I refuse to go back to slavery and bondage because you have redeemed me from the curse through Jesus’ blood. Thank God I am free. Because the Son sets me free, I am truly free! I receive my freedom in Jesus name! Amen.

Don’t be Rude. Get A New Attitude!

 

The title was inspired by my dad two weeks ago after spending time with God,
 We all have fallen short at times with our attitude. Even
though we are believers in Christ our old nature can rise. We as believers can
put our old flesh under with the word of God and asking God to help us, It is
almost like going to the cross spiritually because sometimes it is painful and
take everything in us to walk in love. Paul said in 1 Corinthians 15:31 that he
died daily to his evil and sin nature. It is good to read 1 Corinthians 13
daily on love to remind and examine ourselves.

My dad also mentioned that we block our blessing with things in our hearts
that are not pleasing to God. We can be giving offerings and tithes to certain
ministries and giving to organizations, but if our heart is not right it will
not work. My dad told me about Cain and Abel in Genesis 4. God accepted Abel’s
offering but did not accept Cain’s offering because of what was in his heart.
Cain became angry and murdered his own brother.

Some of you are saying I would not murder my own sibling or my sisters and
brothers in Christ. 1 John 3 Voice Version: 11 The
central truth—the one you have heard since the beginning of your faith—is
that we must love one another. 12 Please do not act like
Cain, who was of the evil one. He brutally murdered his own
brother. Why would he do something so despicable? Because his life was
devoted to evil and selfishness, and his brother chose to do what is
right.13 Brothers and sisters, don’t be shocked if
the corrupt world despises you. 14 We know that
we have crossed over from death to real life because we are devoted to true
love for our brothers and sisters. Anyone who does not love lives among
corpses.
Do you ever wonder if you are
just silently sleeping through days, months, and years? There is one indicator
of real life: true love for others.
15 Everyone
who hates other members of God’s family is a murderer. Does a murderer possess
the beautiful life that never ends? No. 16 We
know what true love looks like because of Jesus. He gave His life for us, and
He calls us to give our lives for our brothers and sisters.

We cannot love God and hate someone because God is love. We can despise or hate
a person way but not the person. As believers we should pray for those who
slanders and does evil towards us (Matthew 5:44) which keeps hatred out of our hearts.

Ephesians 4: 31-32 Amplified Version says: 31 Let all
bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor [perpetual animosity, resentment,
strife, fault-finding] and slander be put away from you, along with every kind
of malice [all spitefulness, verbal abuse, malevolence]. 32 Be
kind and helpful to one another, tender-hearted [compassionate,
understanding], forgiving one another [readily and freely], just as God in
Christ also forgave you.

The inner man is new, now work on the other part of you; read previous blog
to remind yourself click link https://adamsfamilyinspirations.com/2018/05/20/the-inner-man-is-new-now-work-on-the-other-part-of-you/

Don’t be rude! Get a new attitude!

Prayer: Lord thank you for loving me in my worst state and forgiving me
of all the wrong I have done recently and in the past. God I am made in your
image and likeness. I ask you to search my heart of any evil and lead me to the
way of everlasting, The heart can be wicked but God you know and searches my heart.
God put a check in my spirit when my motives are wrong. Anything that is
blocking your flow and the blessing you reveal it to me. I continue to remind
myself of God’s love by meditating and showing love in action. I humble myself
before you because you resist the proud but gives grace to the humble. God, I
need your grace every day. I am transformed by renewing my mind to your word. I
thank you for transformation, In Jesus name! Amen
.

 

It’s the Stage, Not the Age!

God used my Aunt Mary for the title of the blog listening to T.D. Jakes’ teaching.

Webster’s meaning: Stage-a period or step in a process, activity, or development

You have some people that are young but are developed more in certain areas than people who are older. My grandmother Luecile would say “there is nothing worse than an old fool.”

Joseph in Genesis Chapters 37-45, started at the age of 17 on his journey and was promoted second in command by the age of 30 through his gift of interpreting dreams. He operated through love when his family and everyone was doing evil towards him, and God promoted him.

Samuel anointed David, the youngest out of his brothers, as king. 1 Samuel 16:7 NIV: But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”

The good news is if you are at a stage in life that you are not developed in, it is never too late.

Joshua and Caleb went into the promised land at the age of 85. Moses was 80 when he led the Israelites out of Egypt.

You are never too young to be used by God and you are never too old for God to use you in a mighty way. God can restore the years that has been taken away from you. (Joel 2:25)

The man at the pool of Bethesda in John Chapter 5, had been at that stage for 38 years, making excuses. Jesus asked the man at the pool, “Do you want to be healed?” The man said yes, and Jesus told him to take up his bed and walk. My Aunt Mary would say to me when I would procrastinate or make excuses, “All you have to do is step.” Certain prices I paid spiritually and literally, were from making excuses. I love the song by Tramaine Hawkins “The Potter’s House.” I love the verse, “You don’t have to stay in the state that you’re in/ the potter wants to put you back together again/ Joy in the potter’s house/Peace in the potter’s house Love in the potter’s house/There is salvation in the potter’s house/There is healing in the potter’s house/There is deliverance in the potter’s house/ You will find everything you need in the potter’s house.

It is a person’s stage, not the age!

Prayer: Lord, thank you for loving me and being patient. I repent for making excuses and remaining in the terrible stage I am in. I take up my bed and walk into the blessing God has already provided for me. Man looks on the outward. I thank you, God, you look on my heart. God, I ask you to search my heart for any evil in me and lead me in the way that is everlasting. Your word says those who have a pure heart receives a blessing from you. I let you Lord do surgery on my heart and restore the years in my life. I praise you in advance in Jesus’ name! Amen.

The Best Support Is God In Your Court

Some of you are familiar with the saying in the bible (paraphrasing) “Good measure pressed down, shaken together, and running over will men give unto you when you give” (Luke 6:38). God works through people to give to you. You don’t have to beg people to do anything for you. God will move on the hearts of people to do it. God will never fail you, but people can and will. As long as you walk upright with integrity and in the love of God, favor surrounds you as a shield. (Psalm 5:12)

You may feel that you should get the support from people you know such as family and friends but the word of God says, owe no man nothing but love (Romans 13:8). No one is obligated to do anything for anyone. It should be a choice. It helps me not get in my feelings and to put my trust in God.

Jeremiah 17:5 says: Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength”

Jeremiah 17: -7-8 “But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him.They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”

Joseph did not have the support of his family, but God was with him every step of the way. He had the God kind of love. He walked in integrity and the gift God gave him. He went from the pit to the palace, even when he had obstacles at every turn. Read Genesis 37-45 on the life of Joseph.

Daniel was thrown in the lion’s den. Daniel trusted in God and would not compromise his love and faith in God. God protected Daniel and the lions did not touch him. Read Daniel 6.

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in Daniel 3:8-25, did not bow to a golden image. They trusted in God. When king Nebuchadnezzar threatened to throw them in the fire for not bowing to a golden image, they said the “God we serve will deliver us from the fiery furnace.” Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were thrown in the fire but came out without even the smell of smoke. The king said didn’t we throw in three? The men said yes, but the fourth one is like the son of the living God. God delivered them.

Operate in the blessing by trusting, loving, and serving God with our whole being. Trusting in people and things is operating under a curse, which makes you miserable. Psalm 8:34 says, happy is the man who trusts in the Lord. If you are miserable, your trust is not in God.

The best support is God in your court!

Prayer: Lord, I thank you for being faithful, full of compassion and mercy. God I repent for trusting in people and things causing me to be disappointed and miserable. God, you are the same today, yesterday, and forever; you do not change. My emotions, people, things, and situations may change, but your character and love fails not. I thank you that as long as my trust is in you when I go through fire and challenging situations, you deliver me and see me through it. I will be like a tree always bearing fruit and my leaves will not wither. I am rooted and grounded in the word. When God is for me, who can be against me! Hallelujah! I give you the praise in Jesus name! Amen.