Wednesday, January 27, 2016

God's there, waiting....

Do you hear God speaking to you?
Do you hear His whispers as you go about your business?
Do you feel that nudge to open your bible?
Do you feel God pushing you to do something? 

There are many times, myself that I have been in these situations and failed to listen and do what the Lord wanted me to do. So what do you do when you are just too busy, have other plans or you're just too selfish to react to His words?  Just stop what you're doing. Listen. Separate yourself from the distractions of the world. Go in your prayer closet. Just pick up the bible. Just talk to the Lord. He ALWAYS listens. He IS waiting on you. Waiting for your first step. 

You just want everything to be taken care of. You want to be healed, you want peace, you want to succeed, you want out of debt, you want salvation for your family, you want a job or a new job, you want a relationship put back together or you're looking for love and you're just tired, emotionally, mentally and physically. Some of you just want to get up and leave. And sadly, some just want to give up. God doesn't want us to live a miserable life, Satan does! The enemy is hard at work on God's children and the unsaved too. It is time to put an end to the enemies schemes. You will NOT be defeated! 

The Lord has truly wanted me to share this with you and to those who needed to hear this. You are worth more than anything beyond your imagination to God. You are precious to Him.  He truly wants the best for you. He hurts for you. Jesus died for you. He has went through everything unimaginable for you. He loves you.

He's waiting for you.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Prayer, Obedience & Blessings

I'm sure quite most of you have heard the saying, "I'm going to start out with a bang"! For me, unknowingly, that quote has most certainly been me since the the first day of this new year of 2016. 

Let me begin by saying that obedience unleashes blessings. How wonderful is that?! When someone is praying for something to happen in their lives whether it be a personal issue, a physical need, etc, God will undoubtedly answer those prayers in his timing.  If you're anything like me, sometimes God has to literally throw something up in your face for you to realize it is Him trying to reveal something to you. And sometimes obedience is necessary in regards to what God is trying to show you. If you need to act on it or say something then you go DO IT! Do not let it pass you by. Because by obeying the Lord and acting upon it, you may just be answering one's prayers! I have learned this and that is a lot to be thankful for!   

Several months ago during a sermon at church, others including myself were called by God for a calling in the church. I knew God had something for me. After God revealed to my pastor about people in the church having a calling within, we all stepped up. When you know, you just know. There's no hesitation because you just do what God wants you to do. After that I was excited but just scared. I didn't know what I was supposed to be doing. I just knew I needed to pray about it and ask God to show me. But that became hard for me. My prayers were dwindling after a while about this. I was praying about everything else going on in my life and not focusing my prayers about what I needed to be praying about. 

And you see, that is how the enemy works. He takes your focus off what is most important even though you may have other things going on. He knows you will still pray but he will shift your mind into the dark in order for you to forget about it. He most certainly did that to me a little while. He even used the spirit of offense on me. The enemy was using my mind as a tool to make me think people didn't care about what I had to say so I remained silent for a time. He also made me think that people were against me and clearly, nobody has ever done anything to me. I was so wrapped up with thinking that I was NOT good enough to do what I should be doing, although I still didn't know what 'IT' was. I was weak, but God is strong. 

As hard as it is for me to share this, I was jealous and I'm not that kind of person. Many times I even had to remind myself that I wasn't because I have the Lord with me and it would always help me. I finally started realizing what the enemies schemes were at this point. I was ready for the day to find out what God's plans were for me and defeat the enemy.

January 1st, I was in deep conversation with a close friend and she said something to me that I just knew it was God. It made me realize what I am good at and that I could use my talents and creativity for HCT Church of God. A stirring was within me and I was becoming ecstatic and tears of joy fell! In that moment, the chains of that evil spirit broke lose and I overcame it! Currently in tears, I can't thank God enough for what He has done! He opened my eyes spiritually, I obeyed and poured out my heart by testifying and He answered my pastor's prayer! And I'm very happy to say that I am helping as a servant, the HCT Church of God's webpage! I will be getting started on it soon! But until then, click on the link to learn more and get information about our church!