Your present condition does not dictate your future, your faith in God does.
The Word of God is living and active. If you confess the Word of God over your heart and life, it will not return void. We encourage you to meditate on these confessions.

Confession


And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou art my people. (Isaiah 51:16)

The Lord has put His words in my mouth therefore I shall be his mouthpiece, and because He covers me I shall not be afraid to speak.

August 23, 2008

Who are You ?

When I checked my mail this morning, I found an email from my sister and after reading it I knew I had to share it with you today. It made me chuckle but then on the serious side, there are some truths that we just can't ignore,It makes us ask ourselves who we really are.

Carrots, Eggs, & Coffee!

A carrot, an egg, and a cup of coffee...You will never look at a cup of coffee the same way again.

A young woman went to her mother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up, She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed as one problem was solved, a new one arose.

Her mother took her to the kitchen. She filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Soon the pots came to boil. In the first she placed carrots, in the second she placed eggs, and in the last she placed ground coffee beans. She let them sit and boil; without saying a word.

In about twenty minutes she turned off the burners. She fished the carrots out and placed them in a bowl. She pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl. Then she ladled the coffee out and placed it in a bowl. Turning to her daughter, she asked, ' Tell me what you see.'

'Carrots, eggs, and coffee,' she replied.

Her mother brought her closer and asked her to feel the carrots. She did and noted that they were soft. The mother then asked the daughter to take an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard boiled egg.

Finally, the mother asked the daughter to sip the coffee. The daughter smiled as she tasted its rich aroma. The daughter then asked, 'What does it mean, mother?'

Her mother explained that each of these objects had faced the same adversity: boiling water. Each reacted differently. The carrot went in strong, hard, and unrelenting. However, after being subjected to the boiling water, it softened and became weak. The egg had been fragile. Its thin outer shell had protected its liquid interior, but after sitting through the boiling water, its inside became hardened. The ground coffee beans were unique, however. After they were in the boiling water, they had changed the water.

'Which are you?' she asked her daughter. 'When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?

Think of this: Which am I? Am I the carrot that seems strong, but with pain and adversity do I wilt and become soft and lose my strength?

Am I the egg that starts with a malleable heart, but changes with the heat? Did I have a fluid spirit, but after a death, a breakup, a financial hardship or some other trial, have I become hardened and stiff? Does my shell look the same, but on the inside am I bitter and tough with a stiff spirit and hardened heart?

Or am I like the coffee bean? The bean actually changes the hot water, the very circumstance that brings the pain. When the water gets hot, it releases the fragrance and flavor. If you are like the bean, when things are at their worst, you get better and change the situation around you. When the hour is the darkest and trials are their greatest ?do you elevate yourself to another level? How do you handle adversity? Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?

May you have enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human and enough hope to make you happy.

The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their way. The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past; you can't go forward in life until you let go of your past failures and heartaches.

When you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling.

Live your life so at the end, you're the one who is smiling and everyone around you is crying.


May we all be COFFEE!!!!!!!

August 21, 2008

Blog Site Award


Once again My blog has been blessed with an award, this time its the Awesome Site Award.
I received this award from my new friend, Minister Mamie L Pack at The Life I Now Live

As I have been blessed with this award I would like to pass it on to some blogs that have ministered to me. Please visit my blog to pick up your award.
Congratulations to you all
Remember whether or not you have witnessed you are still a witness in everything you do.

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Be blessed and continue to touch lives for the kingdom.

August 10, 2008

How to keep spirtually in shape

Believers are supposed to keep spiritually in shape the same way they strive to keep physically in shape, if they are going to gain victory in their lives. It's easy to get lazy and begin to slip up, and when that happens you become spiritually malnourished, you begin to dry up


There are some basic things one can do to stay in shape

Meditate on the Word

Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
You have to keep in the word, its not a hit and miss business, but a daily dose of the word. The word is spiritual food, which you cannot survive without, it is life. The devil doesn't want you to find out that you are full of the resurrected life of Jesus, the prospect of that frightens him.
The word tells you how to live, take a scripture verse and read it and read it until you get a revelation of what God is saying to you, he will give you understanding
The Lord told Joshua that if he would meditate upon the word day and night and obey its instructions that he will be prosperous and successful.


Pray

You must spend time in prayer, ten minutes here and there won't work. We are talking about commitment here. After praying, you should take time to sit quietly to hear what the Lord has to say to you.Too often we run out after praying, not waiting upon the Lord to speak to us.


Fellowship with believers

The word urges that you do not neglect to fellowship with each other in order that you might strengthen one another. You are to come together with people like yourself who know God, to worship Him.


Endure hardship

Endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
Trials and tribulation will come but we need to know that God will use them for our good, they come to make us strong.So endure the testings and hold unto your faith because the enemy will try to get you to give up.


Avoid arguments

Avoid all empty, idle, useless talk, for it will lead people into more and more ungodliness.
Useless arguments undermines your faith, don't get involved in conflicts over doctrines

No entanglements
Do not get entangled in the affairs of this life, instead choose to spend time with God. The cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches will take the word right out of you.

August 5, 2008

Which King is reigning on your throne?

In the year King Uzziah died, Isaiah saw the Lord.


Isaiah was unable to see the Lord before because someone else had his attention While King Uzziah was alive Isaiah was unable to see God all he saw was Uzziah, the earthly King he couldn't see the King of Kings.He allowed everything around him to hinder his vision of God, when the hindrances were removed Isaiah could see himself in comparison to a great and holy God. A man that was sinful a man with unclean lips, he never recognized that aspect of himself before.

It is only as we have an encounter with the Lord can we truly see ourselves, that we are as filthy rags. As Isaiah was able to recognize his sinfulness he became aware that he was without power and felt inadequate to do anything without God. So he submitted himself to God and allowed God to take control. As Isaiah was cleansed, God was able to commission him to go forth to be his messenger. Allowing God to purify us may be painful but we must be purified in order that we can truly represent God, who is pure and holy


So the question today is, which king is reigning on your throne? What is holding you back from seeing God as He is? Is it your friends, money, family, job or fear ? This king in your life needs to die, lay it on the altar of sacrifice. Our daily struggles and pressures of this life narrow our view of God, but we need to see God the way Isaiah saw him high and lifted up

Whatever has your attention and is causing you not to see God in his power and holiness, you need to remove it from the throne today.
Today is your day for change, you can't serve both God and mammon, someone will be neglected. If the truth be known Jesus is the one most times that gets the back seat.

Which ever king is there he is taking up God's place, remove it and put Jesus back on the throne and see your life begin to change. If your are going to be about the Father's business, to tell what He has spoken unto you, Its time to put things in order. When Jesus is on the throne of your heart your life will be controlled by Him.

August 2, 2008

Prayer Request


Brothers, Sisters and Friends,

It has indeed been a pleasure serving you, and I thank God that He has allowed me to touch your life in some way. Today I come to you and ask for your prayers.

My pastor is on a month's vacation this month and I have been asked to preach two Fridays at the Miracle and Healing Service and at two Sunday Worship Services besides teaching my regular Bible Studies on Tuesday nights.
I can only do this through Christ that strengthens me.
Please pray for guidance, health, strength, direction and whatever other areas the Holy Spirit ministers to you


Thank you for your prayer support.

Be Blessed

God wants you well

"For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the Lord"
(Jeremiah 30:17)

God wants you healthy and strong in every single area of your life.

. He wants your body to be well. He wants you free from the bondages of pain, sickness, and care. Free from the worries and woes of this earthly life.

In this day and hour, He needs you well. He needs you living in victory and healing so that you can teach others how to do it too. We're living in a time when that kind of knowledge is an absolute necessity. There's no more time to be uninformed and unprepared for the devil's attacks. .

Jesus gave Himself in death so that we could be well. He was raised in life, ever making intercession for us now so that we can be well. And He wants us to be healthy and strong as a witness in these last days to a world that's filled with terror--a witness of His love, His grace, and His power.

Receive Jesus' healing power in every area of your life. Start applying it by faith right now. Commit yourself to getting well and growing strong in every area of your life today.
Repentance is a God given opportunity to enter into the blessings of the Lord and escape from the oppression of the enemy.
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A Christian who loves to write about christian living, natural health and self improvement. I pray daily that the love and grace of God will be poured out through my life to others. I remind myself daily that whether or not I have "witnessed" I am still a witness in everything I do.