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Welcome to my blog! I am a born again worshiper! My life is dedicated to God, Family, Friends, Music Ministry and spreading words of encouragement!!
In all things...ALWAYS PUSH FORWARD!

Phil 3:14 "With my eyes fixed on the goal I will PUSH on to secure the prize of God's heavenward call in Christ Jesus -"

Jul 19, 2010

In the Valley-You are Not alone

I woke up this morning with the words, “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil for though art with me. Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Psalm 23:4

I asked why these words? Answer: First and foremost, God is our Shepherd. We live in the valley of the shadow of death. Life and death are inseparable and inevitable. It’s not something that we continually think about or that we should fear. God reminds us in HIS word that we are to have no fear for HE is with us. HE is protecting and restoring us. We do not have to WANT for HIM for HE is with us eternally and internally.

As we go THROUGH life & its situations, GOD is comforting and guiding us. He anoints us and our cups runneth over with His Goodness and Mercy. We will dwell in HIS house forever! Now that’s GOOD NEWS.

Word for today: No matter what you're going through, THE comforter is with you! You are never alone.

Jul 12, 2010

Naysayers-Watch Your Mouth

I am of the opinion that some people just don’t’ know what to say. I’ve always been told that if you don’t have anything good to say, then don’t say anything at all. Why do people do that though? Just start speaking without thinking. The word says, “Set a watch O Lord before my mouth; keep the door of my lips, Psalm 141:3. In other words, Lord please watch over what I say. In the book  Spiritual Growth by Don Clowers, it states that sometimes we open our mouths and speak according to what we see thus giving the enemy resultant authority. What we don’t realize is that a great deal of what we see with our natural eye is not what the Lord would intend for us to see. We tend to see things with our own agendas. I won’t call it selfish but sometimes our vision is clouded by what we want versus what the Lord has in store. What about looking at the inner person or the inner beauty. Whatever happened to looking for the God in people versus the enemy . Seek the good versus the bad.

There are some people that don’t want to see others succeed. It may be due to reasons unbeknownst to them. They may not realize that they are tearing others down with their words. The enemy will slip in and steal your dreams if you let him and he will do it through the words of others. Be careful who you listen to. Are they speaking out of love for you or love for themselves? Do they really have your best interest at heart? Some people will always say negative things. They will fill your head with “You CAN’T do it!” or “You CAN’T win!” How will you ever know whether or not you can win if you don’t ever get in the race! I say go for it. Don’t allow others to hold you to a standard that even God doesn’t hold you to. Don’t allow it. God is in you! He is LOVE and HE is pushing you and rooting for you in all that you do. HE doesn’t want you to fail. When you hear some negativity spewing venomously from someone’s mouth, rebuke the enemy and keep pushing forward! You CAN DO IT! I know you can and GOD DOES TOO!

Jul 2, 2010

Drawn to Greatness

I just finished reading Bleachers by John Grisham. It's the story of a group of football players, the Spartans, coming home to pay their respects to their football coach. He was a legend in his own right.

A great deal of the book was about the men re-telling the football stories of their time. Each of them could re-live their plays and movements down to the minute. As I read the book, I am often reminded of hearing my brother re-tell football stories or my step-dad re-tell war stories. I am amazed at the detail that they are able to give after all of these years. I notice now how when my brother is watching football, it is as if he is on the field running with the players. When he watches football he is on the field once again.

Why is that? It's because we enjoy successful times. We get pleasure from remembering times where we are motivated and moving forward. Times when we are doing things that we couldn’t conceivably do on our own. Times when someone or something motivated us to stretch beyond ourselves into greatness. It is at these times that we see GOD doing HIS work.

GOD works wondrously when we allow HIM to be God. When we get out of HIS way and allow HIM to move in us. Most of us recognize greatness when we see it but how many people realize that it is God at work. Whenever we see these gifts in motion, we are drawn to them. We are drawn to the gift that God has placed in them. Drawn to HIS greatness.

The next time you see someone with a magnificent gift, look a little closer. Do you see God’s handiwork? How about you? Look within yourself. He’s placed HIS gifts in all of us. HIS greatness! HE is GOD!!