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Get Your Garden Right, And Soar To Higher Heights

We do not manifest what we want, but we manifest what is on the inside of us. If we do not like what is on the outside, allow God to change the inside of us to manifest the garden of Eden. Eden was our original state before the fall of mankind. My former coworker Latessa said a phrase that ties in with the blog some time back: “To win, search within.” Allow God to search our hearts, motives and examine ourselves daily.

We manifest the garden of Eden by allowing the word of God and the Holy Spirit to uproot anything that is not like God.

Matthew 15:13: 13 “Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be pulled up by the roots. 

John 8:31-32 New American Standard :So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, “If you continue in My word, then you are truly My disciples; 32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

John 15:1-8 New Living:“I am the true grapevine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch of mine that doesn’t produce fruit, and he prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more. You have already been pruned and purified by the message I have given you. Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me.“Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing. Anyone who does not remain in me is thrown away like a useless branch and withers. Such branches are gathered into a pile to be burned. But if you remain in me and my words remain in you, you may ask for anything you want, and it will be granted! When you produce much fruit, you are my true disciples. This brings great glory to my Father.

Once the inside is right, we manifest Eden with our words. Because out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth will speak (Matthew 12:34).

Isaiah 51:16 New King James Version: And I have put My words in your mouth; I have covered you with the shadow of My hand, That I may plant the heavens, Lay the foundations of the earth, And say to Zion, ‘You are My people.’ ”

Genesis 1:2-32 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. 3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. 4 And God saw the light, and it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness.

Mark 11:23 Amplified : I assure you and most solemnly say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be lifted up and thrown into the sea!’ and does not doubt in his heart [in God’s unlimited power], but believes that what he says is going to take place, it will be done for him [in accordance with God’s will].

Proverbs 18:21 Legacy Standard Bible: Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.

Everywhere, believers should manifest the light of God which is the garden of Eden. A believer’s tree is different from a non-believers tree. Which tree is manifesting in our lives?

Believers tree: Galatians 5:22-23: 22 But the fruit of the Spirit [the result of His presence within us] is love [unselfish concern for others], joy, [inner] peace, patience [not the ability to wait, but how we act while waiting], kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such things there is no law.

The world’s tree/Non Believers : Galatians 5:19-21 Amplified: 19 Now the practices of the sinful nature are clearly evident: they are sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality (total irresponsibility, lack of self-control), 20 idolatry, sorcery, hostility, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions [that promote heresies], 21 envy, drunkenness, riotous behavior, and other things like these. I warn you beforehand, just as I did previously, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. 

Let us attract the goodness of God by meditating the word of God to uproot bad trees, and speak the word of God bringing the light of God (the garden of Eden) everywhere we go. People will see the light and glorify our Father which is in heaven.

Get your garden right and soar to higher heights!

Prayer: Lord, thank you for your spirit living inside me to manifest your will on earth as it is in heaven. I repent for sowing to my flesh and reaping corruption. I sow to the spirit and reap life and peace. I abide in your word to uproot bad trees and speak your word to bring light. I manifest the light of God everywhere I go to draw people who do not know Jesus to Him. I thank you for the victory, In Jesus name, Amen!

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Know That God Will, If You Just Be Still

My power was out this past Tuesday evening. Wednesday morning Psalm 23 came to me. I begin to read it with my battery power fan and push light on praying that the power would come back on. Verse 2 and 3 jumped off the page at me. Psalm 23:2-3 Amplified Version: 2. He leads me beside the still and quiet waters.He refreshes and restores my soul (life);He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. A still small voice spoke to me “Be still and know that I am God; I will lead you through with stillness and quietness, your soul is restored and I will show you which way to go.” Make a practice when getting up early in the morning to just sit quiet and see what God has to say. Romans 4:17 came to me while being still: “Call things that be not as though they were.” I begin to speak to my situation and declared that my lights will be back on at 12. They came back on at 12. I rejoiced. The house remained cool and the sun stayed down until the power came back on. It was nothing but God.

Psalm 4:4 : When you are on your beds, search your hearts and be silent.

Psalm 46:10: 10 He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations,I will be exalted in the earth.”

1 Kings 19:11-13 Amplified Version: 11 So He said, “Go out and stand on the mountain before the Lord.” And behold, the Lord was passing by, and a great and powerful wind was tearing out the mountains and breaking the rocks in pieces before the Lord; but the Lord was not in the wind. And after the wind, [there was] an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. 12 After the earthquake, [there was] a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire, [there was] the sound of a gentle blowing. 13 When Elijah heard the sound, he wrapped his face in his mantle (cloak) and went out and stood in the entrance of the cave. And behold, a voice came to him and said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”

Once you get a word from God, hold on to what He told you. It is easy to get anxious when we want things a certain way. However, God’s ways are higher than our ways and thoughts higher than our thoughts. Abraham, which was Abram at the time, and Sarah which was Sarai, didn’t wait on God. God told them they would have a child but they got anxious after waiting for a child. In Genesis 16, Sarai told Abram to sleep with the maid Hagar to conceive a child. Abram agreed with Sarai. Abram slept with Hagar and conceived. Hagar became full of pride and felt she was better than Sarai. Sarai blamed Abram for Hagar thinking she was better than her. Abram said Hagar is your servant. Do what you think is best. Sarai was cruel to Hagar and Hagar ran away. An angel spoke to Hagar stating that God will raise a mighty nation through her & to go back to to Abram’s house. She bore a son Ishmael. The Ishmaelites are Islamic. They are at war until today with Israel.

When a word from God or revelation comes to me, I get excited. I would be eager to tell someone. I remember the phrase my Aunt Mary told me that an anointed teacher of the gospel said: “Let your emotions subside and then you decide.” God would tell me to hold off and let me know what to release. I am still a work in progress. Thank God for the mentors in my life to correct and guide me. My dad would tell me “In your patience, possess your soul” (Luke 21:19). I am enjoying the journey to where God is taking me. The power being out allowed me to quiet myself down. It taught me to be still without all the noise of life. I was able to to sit and be still ; that is when God spoke to me.

Philippians 4:19 NIV: Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

At the Home of Martha and Mary

Luke 10:38-42As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. 39 She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. 40 But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”41 “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, 42 but few things are needed—or indeed only one.[a] Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.

Take time everyday to quiet down, be still, and get to know God. Let Him speak to you. Worship and praise God. Meditate and read the word of God. Once God speaks, hold on to what God tells you to do. Do not jump ahead of God and prolong your time and make a disaster of your life.

Know that God will, if you just be still!

Prayer: Thank you God for creating me and knowing me before I was knitted in my mother’s womb. I repent for being impatient, anxious, and allowing the things of life distract me. I be still and know that you are God. I am anxious for nothing but everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving ; I make my request known unto God. I let peace rule as umpire in my life. I quiet myself down so I can hear from God. I hold on to what you tell me and the word of God to get to the other side. Through faith and patience I inherit the promise. In Jesus name, Amen.

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God Gave Each Of Us Gifts, But God Does Not Dwell In Filth!

The blog phrase came to me immediately after an anointed pastor said “do not be so close to the world that the anointing can’t flow through.” Every good and perfect gift comes from God (James 1:17) We should use our gifts to glorify God not ourselves. Sin can cause God not to flow through our lives. It is just like filth to God. We do not like to go into a dirty place, neither does God. Some of us are comfortable in our filth like a hog is in dirt. The demons and the devil has made a home in our soul and spirit. My mom would say the devil is picking his teeth and laughing at us. Believers it is time to repent. My Aunt Mary would say “confess and get up out that mess!” You are not too far gone that God can’t pull you up and restore you better than before. What we confess God will cover. Jesus said go and sin no more so an evil thing will not come upon you. Submit to God. Resist the devil. He will flee!

Hebrews 3:7-14 Easy Read: So it is just as the Holy Spirit says:“If you hear God’s voice today,
    don’t be stubborn as you were in the past,when you turned against God. That was the day you tested God in the desert.For 40 years in the desert, your people saw what I did. But they tested me and my patience.
10 So I was angry with them. I said, ‘Their thoughts are always wrong. They have never understood my ways.’
11 So I was angry and made a promise:‘They will never enter my place of rest.’”12 So, brothers and sisters, be careful that none of you has the evil thoughts that cause so much doubt that you stop following the living God. 13 But encourage each other every day, while you still have something called “today.[a]” Help each other so that none of you will be fooled by sin and become too hard to change. 14 We have the honor of sharing in all that Christ has if we continue until the end to have the sure faith we had in the beginning. 

God is a loving and merciful God, but there are consequences for disobedience.

In 1 Samuel 2:12-36 Eli’s sons Hophni and Phinehas did a wicked thing in the sight of God, They were stealing offering from God and sleeping with the women in the temple. Because Eli didn’t deal with his two sons God cursed them with a short life. Eli’s two sons died in battle in 1 Samuel 4. Eli found out about his two sons death and that the ark of God was captured by the Philistines, Eli fell backward off his chair by the side of the gate, broke his neck and he died.

In 1 Samuel 15 The Amalekites attacked the Israelites God’s people. God instructed King Saul to attack the Amalekites and destroy everyone and everything in the city. Saul only did part of what God told him, Saul saved king Agag when he was to destroy everyone and took the best of the goods . The Lord told Samuel “Saul stopped obeying me and I am sorry I made him king.” Samuel wept and interceded for Saul. Samuel confronted Saul and said ‘obedience is better than sacrifice.” 1 Samuel 16 Tormenting spirits came to Saul because of his disobedience .

God restores us no matter how low of sin we have committed when we repent and allow God to be in control of our lives. Thank God we are under the new covenant of grace, God gives us the grace to live right not to sin. We do not want to play around with sin. The longer we stay in sin the harder it is to come out. Some people do not recover from it.

Luke 15 : Jesus gives a story/parable of a father and his two sons. The youngest son asked for his inheritance. The father gave it to him and the eldest brother. The youngest son left, spent all he had on living a wild life without God. There was a famine in the land and he was in need. He became a citizen and worked feeding the pigs. He was so hungry that he wanted to eat what the pigs were eating. The prodigal son came to his senses and said: ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have food to spare, and here I am starving to death. The prodigal son said he will tell his father “I have sinned against heaven and against you and I am no longer worthy to be called your son ; to make him a hired servant. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him. He told his father he sinned against heaven and against his father and he was not worthy to be called son to make him as one of the hired servants. Luke 15:22-25: 22 “But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. 23 Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate. 24 For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate.,

God rejoices over the lost coming to Jesus and the backsliders returning to Him. The Heavenly Father’s love is pure and unconditional. Believers need to be the same when people turn their life over to God. We should not be like the eldest son who was angry and was judgemental. Luke 15:29-31: 29 But he answered his father, ‘Look! All these years I’ve been slaving for you and never disobeyed your orders. Yet you never gave me even a young goat so I could celebrate with my friends. 30 But when this son of yours who has squandered your property with prostitutes comes home, you kill the fattened calf for him!’31 “‘My son,’ the father said, ‘you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. 32 But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’”

All of our righteousness is as filthy rags Isaiah 64:6. We can not do enough to boast. God gets the glory. We are saved by grace not by works should we boast. The eldest son reminded me of how I used to be as teenger, Acting the part but judging others. I often wondered if the eldest son wanted to do the same thing is why he was so hard on his brother. I judged other teeangers because I wanted to run wild. Thank God I repented and realized it is only through Jesus Blood and faith in Him I am made righteous. 1 John 1:9: If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

God gives each of us gifts, but God do not dwell in filth!

Prayer: God I thank you for choosing me and giving me a gift. I use the gift to the glory of God. I repent for being disobedient and allowing sin to make a home in my life. I confess my sins and start on the path of righteousness. I do not live under condemnation because there is no condemnation to those that are in Christ. Friends of the world is an enemy to you God and I do not want to be your enemy, I submit to you God, resist the devil and he will flee. I rejoice when the lost and backsliders return to you. I let the love of God and my life draw people to you. Thank you for giving me grace to live a resurrected life for you. In Jesus name! Amen.

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You May Look The Part, But How Is Your Heart?

My aunt Mary told me something that stuck with me. I told her I wanted my wedding to be like the Garden of Eden. She responded with “Make sure the Garden of Eden is in you and people will remember your wedding.” It really made me examine myself and not focus on the wedding but on me being a loving and godly person. My late grandmother would say “You can be the most beautiful person in the world, but if your ways are ugly, then you are ugly.” My grandmother also use to say “Charity begins at home and it spreads abroad” (1 Timothy 5:4). What are we as believers doing behind closed doors after we leave church? Are we walking in love? Our speech, is it pleasing to God? Are we complaining? Are we gossiping about people? Are we bitter and unforgiving? Are we bound by sin? Can unbelievers see the power of God operating in us? Do people see the joy of the Lord that attracts people to us? Church, let us examine ourselves daily. Ask for God’s help on the areas that we are struggling in. Once you surrender it to God, the struggle is over.

What we say tells us what is in our hearts. Matthew 12:24 Easy Read Version:You snakes! You are so evil. How can you say anything good? What people say with their mouths comes from what fills their hearts. Luke 6;45 New Living Translation: A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart, and an evil person produces evil things from the treasury of an evil heart. What you say flows from what is in your heart.

I looked the part going to church and dressed like I was holy, but Ii was very religious and judgmental. Inside, I wanted to do what I was accusing others of as a teenager. My brother Tom had enough and told me “Who do yo think you are!” “You are no better than anyone else.” I was convicted and cried out to God. I told God to help me. I told God I didn’t want to be the same anymore. God’s word and the Holy Spirit transformed me. It was a process. I am learning that before judging a situation to go to God about it. God knows all. It gives me a heart of compassion and I would go into prayer for people. We as believers must judge through the eyes of God. We should ask ourselves are we judging someone because there is something in us that is similar.

God sees the whole picture through a heart of love and righteousness. .1 Samuel 16:7 New Living Translation:The LORD doesn’t see things the way you see them. People judge by outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”

1 Corinthians 4:4-5 Living Translation: My conscience is clear, but even that isn’t final proof. It is the Lord himself who must examine me and decide.So be careful not to jump to conclusions before the Lord returns as to whether someone is a good servant or not. When the Lord comes, he will turn on the light so that everyone can see exactly what each one of us is really like, deep down in our hearts. Then everyone will know why we have been doing the Lord’s work. At that time God will give to each one whatever praise is coming to him.

Do a self examination daily. Psalm 139:23-24 King James: 23 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:24 And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

Jeremiah 17:9-10 Living Translation: The heart is the most deceitful thing there is and desperately wicked. No one can really know how bad it is! 10 Only the Lord knows! He searches all hearts and examines deepest motives so he can give to each person his right reward, according to his deeds—how he has lived.

We must add action to what we believe in order to see transformation.. James 1:21-25 Living Translation:21 So get rid of all that is wrong in your life, both inside and outside, and humbly be glad for the wonderful message we have received, for it is able to save our souls as it takes hold of our hearts.22 And remember, it is a message to obey, not just to listen to. So don’t fool yourselves. 23 For if a person just listens and doesn’t obey, he is like a man looking at his face in a mirror; 24 as soon as he walks away, he can’t see himself anymore or remember what he looks like. 25 But if anyone keeps looking steadily into God’s law for free men, he will not only remember it but he will do what it says, and God will greatly bless him in everything he does.

The heart of God is through the eyes of love. Read 1 Corinthian 13 daily and examine yourself. Love is a faith walk, not just words. To know God, is to know love. God will correct us because he wants the best for us out of love. There is a gospel song “Work On Me” that came to me. The lyrics that stuck out to me were : Lord work on my heart so I can love everybody. Lord work on my life, so I’ll be pleasing to Your sight. You know what’s up, so fix me up. Please Lord, just work on me You know my faults, my secret thoughts . Please Lord, just work on me.

As believers we are stewards over our heart. When the pressure and temptations come, the word will rise up within us. Proverbs 4:23 NIV Version: Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.

Psalm 119:11 Amplified Version: Your word I have treasured and stored in my heart,
That I may not sin against You.

Matthew 5:8 Amplified Version: “Blessed [anticipating God’s presence, spiritually mature] are the pure in heart [those with integrity, moral courage, and godly character], for they will see God.

We can be praising God one moment and arguing the next. A minister at my church said true worship is obedience to God. Let us be doers of the word. When we fall, ask for God’s help and do not live under condemnation. There is no condemnation to those who are in Christ. The word of God and the Holy spirit uproots everything that is not like God.

You may look the part, but how is your heart?

Prayer: Lord, thank for your word. Search my heart and see if there be any wicked way in me, God lead me to the way of everlasting. God, the areas where my heart has hardened soften it. God purify my heart through your word and the Holy Spirit so I can see things through your eyes. I am a doer of the word and not a hearer only. God I want the Garden of Eden inside me. I walk in love and examine myself daily. Thank you for perfecting me in Jesus name! Amen!

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Some Celebrate July 4th. It’s Freedom Through Jesus I Endorse.

Some of us celebrate July 4th dealing with freedom. However, true freedom is accepting and living a life of freedom through faith and trust in Jesus Christ.

Jesus freed us from hell. When we accept Him as Lord of our lives and obey His word, we spend eternity in heaven with God. Revelation 1:17-18 Living Translation:17-18 When I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead; but he laid his right hand on me and said, “Don’t be afraid! Though I am the First and Last, the Living One who died, who is now alive forevermore, who has the keys of hell and death—don’t be afraid! John 3:16 Living Translation: 16 For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son[c] so that anyone who believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Jesus freed us from sin. 1 Peter 2:24 Amplified Version:24 He personally carried our sins in His body on the [g]cross [willingly offering Himself on it, as on an altar of sacrifice], so that we might die to sin [becoming immune from the penalty and power of sin] and live for righteousness; for by His wounds you [who believe] have been [h]healed. 

Jesus freed us from sickness, pain, sorrow, and grief. Isaiah 53:4-5 Easy Read Version: The fact is, it was our suffering he took on himself; he bore our pain. But we thought that God was punishing him, that God was beating him for something he did. But he was being punished for what we did. He was crushed because of our guilt. He took the punishment we deserved, and this brought us peace. We were healed because of his pain.

Jesus freed us from the curse: Galatians 3:13 Easy Read Version: 13 The law says we are under a curse for not always obeying it. But Christ took away that curse. He changed places with us and put himself under that curse. The Scriptures say, “Anyone who is hung on a tree[f] is under a curse.”[g] 14 Because of what Jesus Christ did, the blessing God promised to Abraham was given to all people. Christ died so that by believing in him we could have the Spirit that God promised.

Jesus freed us from guilt and condemnation. Romans 8:1 Amplified Version:Therefore there is now no condemnation [no guilty verdict, no punishment] for those who are in Christ Jesus [who believe in Him as personal Lord and Savior]. 2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

Jesus freed us from the law and tradition: 2 Corinthians 3:5-6: Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God, who also made us sufficient as ministers of the new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.

Mark 7:9-16:He said to them, “All too well you reject the commandment of God, that you may keep your tradition. 10 For Moses said, ‘Honor your father and your mother’; and, ‘He who curses father or mother, let him be put to death.’ 11 But you say, ‘If a man says to his father or mother, “Whatever profit you might have received from me is Corban”—’ (that is, a gift to God), 12 then you no longer let him do anything for his father or his mother, 13 making the word of God of no effect through your tradition which you have handed down. And many such things you do.”14 When He had called all the multitude to Himself, He said to them, “Hear Me, everyone, and understand: 15 There is nothing that enters a man from outside which can defile him; but the things which come out of him, those are the things that defile a man. 16 anyone has ears to hear, let him hear!

Jesus freed to love and serve one another. Galatians 5:13-15 Easy Read VersIon: 13 My brothers and sisters, God chose you to be free. But don’t use your freedom as an excuse to do what pleases your sinful selves. Instead, serve each other with love. 14 The whole law is made complete in this one command: “Love your neighbor[c] the same as you love yourself.”[d] 15 If you continue hurting each other and tearing each other apart, be careful, or you will completely destroy each other.

We walk in freedom by receiving and believing all that Jesus bore on the cross, and signs follow those that believe.

Some celebrate July 4th. It’s freedom through Jesus I Endorse!

Prayer: Lord, thank you for sending your Son Jesus for my freedom. I believe and receive everything that Jesus died for. I am no longer under the curse because I have confessed my sin and believe in the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. I walk in the freedom from, sin, the curse, sickness, pain and sorrow. Because you bore it for me, I do not have to bear it. I do not use my liberty that God gave me to live a selfish life of the flesh, but by love I serve others through the gift and purpose you have called me to. I repent of areas where I have failed and get back in Christ. In Jesus name! Amen!

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Church Rise From Your Sabbatical. With God, Get Radical!

The phrase came to me by hearing the word of God from a sent anointed vessel.

Webster’s Meaning of Sabbatical: A break or change from a normal routine

Webster’s Meaning of Radical:  Very different from the usual or traditional : EXTREME

Believers it is time to rise from our break and get extreme in becoming all God created us to be here on earth. I have seen people extreme in their beliefs in many ways. However, we have to stay balanced or we will go off on the deep end. People’s souls are at stake and as believers we have to be careful that we are not ruining our witness. I have seen believers on the deep end with traditions , do’s , don’ts, and being overly religious, and negative/judgmental. I have been there. However, instead of winning souls to Christ, I was running people away. I was condemned in my self and that was why I was condemning others. I was miserable. My brother told me “You are no better than I am!” He said it with force and that was my wake up call. I cried out to God that day and asked God to help me. I’m thankful for the transformation at the age of 18. I am not perfect, but I serve a perfect God who makes the crooked places straight through His word and the Holy Spirit.

On the opposite side, we have other believers abusing the grace of God, taking what they want out of the scriptures and not getting wisdom from God. God is a loving and merciful God, but he also lets us reap the consequences of our actions, like a parent who disciplines a child. God disciplines us because he wants the best for us. I have been humbled before because I didn’t listen to wisdom and reaped the consequences of my own actions. However, he is a God of second chances. When we run to him and repent, God restores us.

Believers can get radical with the way we love God through obedience to His word. John 15:10 10 When you obey me you are living in my love, just as I obey my Father and live in his love.  John 14:15-16: 15-16 “If you love me, obey me; and I will ask the Father and he will give you another Comforter, and he will never leave you. 17 He is the Holy Spirit, the Spirit who leads into all truth. 1 John 2 15:-17: 15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.

Believers can get radical with loving all people. John:15:12 Living Translation: 12 I demand that you love each other as much as I love you. 1 Corinthians 13 Living Translation:4-7:Love is very patient and kind, never jealous or envious, never boastful or proud, never haughty or selfish or rude. Love does not demand its own way. It is not irritable or touchy. It does not hold grudges and will hardly even notice when others do it wrong. It is never glad about injustice, but rejoices whenever truth wins out. If you love someone, you will be loyal to him no matter what the cost. You will always believe in him, always expect the best of him, and always stand your ground in defending him.

Believers can get radical with our praise to God. Psalm 103:1: Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Psalm 16:11: 11 You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand. Psalm 100:1-5: Shout with joy to the Lord, all the earth!     Worship the Lord with gladness.  Come before him, singing with joy.Acknowledge that the Lord is God! He made us, and we are his.We are his people, the sheep of his pasture.Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good. His unfailing love continues forever,  and his faithfulness continues to each generation.

Believers can get radical by walking in the spirit and putting our flesh under. Galatians 5:16 : This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. Romans 8:14 : 14 The true children of God are those who let God’s Spirit lead them. Matthew 5:30: 30 If your right hand makes you sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into hell. Corinthians 15:31:I assure you, believers, by the pride which I have in you in [your union with] Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily [I face death and die to self].

Believers can get radical with our faith and trust in God. Psalm 62:2: Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken. Romans 4:19-20: 19 Without becoming weak in faith he considered his own body, now as good as dead [for producing children] since he was about a hundred years old, and [he considered] the deadness of Sarah’s womb. 20 But he did not doubt or waver in unbelief concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong and empowered by faith, giving glory to God, 21 being fully convinced that God had the power to do what He had promised

Believers can get radical by sharing the good news of Jesus. John 3:17: For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. Matthew 4:19: 19 Jesus called out to them, “Come, follow me, and I will show you how to fish for people! Jeremiah 31:3: “Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love;
Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you.

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Prayer: God, thank you for being radical with your love by sacrificing your only Son Jesus to pay for my sins and bear all the pain and sorrow for me. I love others as you loved me. I sacrifice my will and life for your glory. I cut off everything that causes me to fall into temptation. I walk in the spirit and do not fulfill the lust of my flesh. I die daily to my flesh and I am alive to the spirit. I praise and worship you in spirit and truth and I am obedient to you. I stand firm in trusting God no matter what I face. God, lead and guide me in bringing the unsaved and backsliders to you. Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven. In Jesus name! Amen.

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So Glad For My Heavenly Dad!

A minister at my church spoke on the value of worship and praise to God. The phrase came to me as I have been meditating on the message this week. He begin calling the names of God and how he is worthy to be praised. I started shouting and praising God this whole week, not asking God for anything because He is all. I was like David in Psalm 103: “Bless the Lord oh my soul and all that is within me.” Reflecting on the goodness of God and where He brought us from makes us worship Him even more. Not only with singing, shouting, dancing, kneeling, and bowing, but with obedience to His word. I am so glad my Heavenly dad is not like man. He is perfect and the same yesterday, today, and forever. He never changes his character. A true father loves, gives, protects, corrects, guides and provides.

Our Heavenly dad loves us and gave the greatest gift. John 3:16 Amplified Version: 16 “For God so [greatly] loved and dearly prized the world, that He [even] gave His [One and] [a]only begotten Son, so that whoever believes and trusts in Him [as Savior] shall not perish, but have eternal life.

Our Heavenly dad protects us. Psalm 121:8 New American Standard Bible: The LORD will guard your going out and your coming in From this time and forever.

Our Heavenly dad corrects us. Hebrews 12:6 Contemporary English Version: The Lord corrects the people he loves and disciplines those he calls his own.”

Our Heavenly dad guides us. Isaiah 30:21 Amplified Version: Your ears will hear a word behind you, “This is the way, walk in it,” whenever you turn to the right or to the left.

Our Heavenly dad provides. Psalm 23:1 Living Translation: Because the Lord is my Shepherd, I have everything I need!

Receive Jesus as your Lord and Savior. It is the best choice you can make in this life. God is not willing for any to die and go to hell, but that all come to repentance. Read Romans 10:9-10 for salvation. The Lord, the Good Shepherd will lead, guide. provide, correct, protect, and love you unconditionally. If you get off track, repent quickly and use the word of God in the area you need Him. The word of God will uproot anything that is not like Him.

So glad for my Heavenly dad!

Prayer: God, thank you for being my Father, the creator, the great I Am, and the shepherd of my life; I have all I need. I repent for allowing things of the world to get more attention than you. God, I allow you to do the resurrected work in me as I read your word and act by faith. Thank you for loving me unconditionally in spite of what I do. I give you the praise and glory. In Jesus name! Amen!

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Do Not Let Your Mouth Take You South!

Phrase was inspired by my dad as I was speaking to him about how God has been dealing with me with my words. I told God put a check in my spirit concerning my words. God led me to a teaching called “The Power Of The Word.” God has been cleaning up my speech in a small voice and through others. God used my hair stylist two weeks ago to tell me “Don’t say that,” I thank God for His correction. In our casual talking and even joking we have to be careful what we say because words have power to change situations either good or bad.

James 1; 26 Easy Read Version: 26 You might think you are a very religious person. But if your tongue is out of control, you are fooling yourself. Your careless talk makes your offerings to God worthless. 27 The worship that God wants is this: caring for orphans or widows who need help and keeping yourself free from the world’s evil influence. This is the kind of worship that God accepts as pure and good.

James 3:7-12 Easy Read Version: Humans have control over every kind of wild animal, bird, reptile, and fish, and they have controlled all these things. But no one can control the tongue. It is wild and evil, full of deadly poison. We use our tongues to praise our Lord and Father, but then we curse people who were created in God’s likeness. 10 These praises and curses come from the same mouth. My brothers and sisters, this should not happen. 11 Do good water and bad water flow from the same spring? Of course not. 12 My brothers and sisters, can a fig tree make olives? Or can a grapevine make figs? No, and a well full of salty water cannot give good water.

Proverbs 18:2 NIV: The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.

Mark 11:23 Amplified Version: I assure you and most solemnly say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be lifted up and thrown into the sea!’ and does not doubt in his heart [in God’s unlimited power], but believes that what he says is going to take place, it will be done for him [in accordance with God’s will].

Romans 4:17 King James Version: (as it is written: “I have made thee a father of many nations”), in the presence of Him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead and calleth those things which are not, as though they were.

Job 6:24 King James Version:24 Teach me, and I will hold my tongue: and cause me to understand wherein I have erred.

Jesus said I only speak what my Father tells me to speak. Are our words heavenly? Are our words pleasing to God? Ask God to help you with your words. Repent when you miss it and get back on the right path. We can speak life into people who are veering off the wrong way. It is so easy to throw people away when they are doing things out of character. However, we draw people back into the kingdom with love and kindness. Our lifestyle draws people into the kingdom. We can run people away with our words. Be led by God when correcting people and consider yourself that you don’t fall into the same pit. Speak the truth in love. Love people, but hate sin.

Do not let your mouth take you south!

Prayer: Thank you God for speaking things into existence to form the heavens and the earth. God, I repent for being loose with my words. God, put a guard over my tongue even when I am joking. I speak only what my Heavenly Father leads me to speak. I speak the word of God over my situation and turn it into The Garden of Eden. Teach me God and I will hold my tongue. Show me where I have made a mistake. In Jesus name! Amen!

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Why Live Under The Curse, When You Can Experience Heaven On Earth?

God has already made the ultimate sacrifice by sending His Son Jesus to die for us and bear the curse for us. Jesus said “it is finished! Jesus finished it, why are we operating under the curse? It is time as believers to be doers of the word. Believe and act like it is already done. Believe the word of God like we do the news. God’s news is good news because He is good.

Galatians 3:13 Easy Read Version: 13 The law says we are under a curse for not always obeying it. But Christ took away that curse. He changed places with us and put himself under that curse. The Scriptures say, “Anyone who is hung on a tree[f] is under a curse.”[g] 14 Because of what Jesus Christ did, the blessing God promised to Abraham was given to all people. Christ died so that by believing in him we could have the Spirit that God promised.

We bring heaven to earth by obeying God’s word. Deuteronomy 28:1-2 Amplified: 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.

Another way to bring heaven to earth is by speaking the word of God. Romans 4:16-18 CEB Version: 16 That’s why the inheritance comes through faith, so that it will be on the basis of God’s grace. In that way, the promise is secure for all of Abraham’s descendants, not just for those who are related by Law but also for those who are related by the faith of Abraham, who is the father of all of us. 17 As it is written: I have appointed you to be the father of many nations.[c] So Abraham is our father in the eyes of God in whom he had faith, the God who gives life to the dead and calls things that don’t exist into existence. 18 When it was beyond hope, he had faith in the hope that he would become the father of many nations, in keeping with the promise God spoke to him: That’s how many descendants you will have

We praise God to bring heaven to earth. Romans 4:18-22 CEB Version: 19 Without losing faith, Abraham, who was nearly 100 years old, took into account his own body, which was as good as dead, and Sarah’s womb, which was dead. 20 He didn’t hesitate with a lack of faith in God’s promise, but he grew strong in faith and gave glory to God. 21 He was fully convinced that God was able to do what he promised. 22 Therefore, it was credited to him as righteousness.

We bring heaven to earth by prayer. Philippians 4:6-7: Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Believe that you receive to bring heaven to earth. Mark 11:24 NIV:  24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

Most importantly, love brings heaven to earth. Galatians 5:6: Faith works by love. Matthew 11:25: 25 And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.

Why live under the curse, when you can experience heaven on earth?

Prayer: God your kingdom come; your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. I repent for operating under the curse when Jesus died and broke the curse. I obey your word. I speak your word. I praise and worship you in spirit and in truth. I pray without ceasing. I believe and receive your word and it is done. I stay in love so my faith can work. In Jesus name! Amen.

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