Sunday, April 12, 2015

Joyce Meyer Conference, Columbia, SC - April 10, 2015!

Joyce Meyers

Matt Redman and Christy Nockels
Change to Transform - "Change can initially be frightening but eventually refreshing." Yes, there is a blessing in the process. Be more excited in where you are than be discouraged in how far you were. If we keep the faith, go through Jesus Christ, our converter to His Father, we will be a lot better off. I enjoyed seeing and hearing Joyce at the conference.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Thoughts for Holy Week!

Praise, Jeers, Denial, Silence, Death and Return! One moment Christ is being praised at his entrance to the city and there is celebration. Fast forward, He is jeered and an innocent life traded for a murderer’s. His closest confidante denies him. Christ answers his accusers with silence, is crucified and returns!

How many times have we all been through these dramas? We might not have physically died but we lost what we had due to some wrongful accusations and hit rock bottom.  Some of us, by the grace of God and His divine destiny for us, came back.

Let us all take some time to reflect on what happened during the days before Resurrection Day!

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Bring Your Burdens to God!

Last week was like being in a sandstorm. My environment seemed to change each moment of the day. From good news to sadness, discouraging to encouraging and all other mixed emotions.Each day had its own theme. Each time I took my hand out of God’s I was being swept away by the powerful wind of anxiety. I do not know how many times I wept, but I knew what it was about. And during those times, I kept praising and thanking God for His mercy. Living is not easy but life could still be a lot worse to us. We all go through something, good and bad and we get through it. We are here to see another day and we should rejoice and be glad in it. When the dust started settling and I thought I was falling, God held me up. I am still standing and I announce publicly thank you Lord! He never left me. Even though I am still in a storm, I can see in front of me. The walk by faith and not by sight is taking some time to get used to but I will. I am learning not to get distracted from taking my eyes off the Lord by looking at the stormy waters. I am learning to reach out my hand for His even when things seem alright. I constantly remind myself how many times God has saved me with miracles and mercy. By His grace I make it through the storms. I have a mission and His Will be done. It has already been rewarding.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Rest In Peace, Mr. Spencer!

Mr. Spencer had a wonderful life in 90+ years. He will truly be missed!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Rest In Peace!

The world lost Leonard Nimoy (The original Star Trek's Dr. Spock) and Anthony Mason (Former New York Knicks Basketball Power Player). Spock, 83, died of complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) at his Bel-Air home. Anthony Mason, 48, died of a massive heart attack. There were many others this past week that was known to someone. God grant them all peace.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

What is God’s Will For Me Today?!

I just started saying that yesterday morning and I hope it will be my daily mantra for the rest of my life. It’s a strong statement but one I pray that I will never forget. So far, it has helped me get through some rough times in my service with those who are less fortunate. I have always tried to be in control of myself but get frustrated whenever things do not go my way. This can be stressful at times but foolish all of the time. I have been given a powerful gift and I am afraid of it. This walk with God is supposed to be a confidence builder and a faith healing process. But the more I see in others I realize how small I really am. God is working through me and I am just catching on.

When you lose control, you get impatient, frustrated and temperamental. I noticed that I was having good days, better days and draining days. The draining days were the times I allowed the negativity from the environment to pull the joy out of me. Notice that I said allowed. I started reviewing the differences in the days and to be honest with myself, I found that they all had their equal share of drama, intensity and compassion. I had no control over any of them. The only differences were none of the situations had a set schedule and time. My revelation was hearing that voice that told me that it was never my will but His Will that will be done. The Lord’s Prayer says it all, “Thy Will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”