Did You Fast?

fastingOften people make the biggest decisions of their lives and don’t really seek God fully. They go by how they feel. The Lord just dropped this in my spirit for someone. Fast and pray and shut in THIS WEEKEND and I will answer you!!  God said you are not exempt from prayer and fasting!

Mark 9:29

King James Version (KJV)

29 And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.

Thatisall. lol

We Can Do Better

This powerful message posted to Facebook and I wanted to share!

WE CAN DO BETTER! by Tyler Perry

A couple of days ago a storm came through here that was crazy. I’ve never seen that much hail and rain. It reminded me of when I was living in my old house. Every time there was a bad storm I had to go through some major things to get the lights back on in the house. One time there was a storm so bad that lightning hit the house and all the power went out. I looked across the street and my neighbor had power, so I knew the problem was just in my house.

Stay with me, I’m going somewhere here…

I knew I had to get to the circuit breaker to fix what was going on. Now, in my old house, the breaker box was in the attic, and in order to get to it I had to climb a ladder, go up a flight of stairs and then climb over an air conditioning unit, all the while trying to not step through the ceiling joist or I would go straight through the sheet rock. And imagine trying to do all of this in the dark. But I had to do it if I wanted lights on in my house.

I got to the breaker box and started turning the breakers back on. For those of you who are not up on your DIY (do it yourself, LOL), the circuit breakers protect the house from further damage by turning themselves off if they get too much power or pull too much power to them.

As I was thinking about this yesterday I started thinking about us as people, as souls… me, you and any other human on this planet. What is common about us all is that we all, at one time or another, will go through or have been through a storm, and sometimes the storms are so bad that they turn off circuit breakers in our lives. We can look at others who have gone through the same storm and they are fine, like my neighbor across the street. They had power, but I was in the dark. Same storm, but it affected me differently. Many people can have the same experience and get over it but it affects each of us differently. Never let someone tell you to just get over it because they did. It’s not that simple.

When circuit breakers shut down in our lives they usually turn off to protect us from trauma, but just because they turn off doesn’t mean that they are supposed to stay off. A lot of times we leave them off because we don’t want to do all that is necessary to reach the breaker box to turn them back on. So what happens? We begin to live a life that is not as bright and fulfilling as it was originally designed to be. You just stay in the dark because it’s easier to not go through what you need to go through for healing. Trust me, I’ve been there, lived there for a while until I realized that I wanted all the lights on in my soul. I had to get these breakers back on.

Why am I saying this to you? Well I know that God designed all of us to live the fullest life that we can, to live in the light, love and joy. It is my hope and prayer today that you will start to do the work to turn on some of the breakers that may have been turned off in your life by difficult moments. What do I mean by that? If you have a dream and you stopped dreaming because it got too hard, that’s a breaker that went off. Turn it back on. If you decided that you wouldn’t love anyone else because you’ve been hurt, that’s a breaker that’s been turned off. Turn it back on. If you have decided to give up on life because nothing seems to go right, that’s a breaker that went off. Turn it back on. If you have given up on your kids because they won’t do the right thing, that’s a breaker that went off. Turn it back on.

You see what I mean? Go through your life and look at all the people who have hurt you. Look at all the situations that have left you in the dark. Turn those breakers back on. Live in a full house. One of my favorite scriptures says, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father, which is in heaven.” Light up your soul!

 

The Difficulty of Letting Go Pt. 2

letting-go-of-a-relationship (1)God is giving me an education on breaking a soul-tie. I’m having to let go of my little toddler because God said so. Honestly, this is much harder than I thought it would be. I think it would be easier if I had a clean break. But I’ve given his mom two weeks.

My heart is breaking. I have bonded with this child and I don’t want to let him go, but I have to. As I am going through this it’s giving me more compassion for someone I know who is going through something similar  only its a heart matter which is ten times worse. But the truth is deep down inside people know when they have to let go and the longer they hold on and cave into the pressure, the worse it’s going to be.

What I am trying to do is keep my heart. I don’t want to cave in and obligate myself further. I had the privilege of caring for this little boy for this time and I am grateful. I am questioning myself, but the truth is, I need to earn a real living and that helps me know it’s time to let go. But it’s that unconditional love that pulls on my heart strings. I just gave him some grapes and he said “thank you” in baby talk and it melted my heart.

But here is the truth. This child does not belong to me. He’s not mine. This was just a season and it’s over. God has more income, more life, and my own family. I have to let go.

God has something or someone better for you. It’s hard to let go of the familiar to move into the unfamiliar. But trust God! He has a plan, but you won’t receive it until you let go of what feels comfortable to receive the new! It’s not going to happen until you LET GO or the thing you love!

Genesis 22:1-2

Amplified Bible (AMP)

22 After these events, God tested and proved Abraham and said to him, Abraham! And he said, Here I am.

[God] said, Take now your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the region of Moriah; and offer him there as a burnt offering upon one of the mountains of which I will tell you.

The Battle for a Great Man

king and queenThere have always been battles to see who will stand beside great men. People are always wondering,who the woman is who will grab his heart, or who the woman is, who is chosen.

I remember so well one New Years Eve visiting a church and that night it seemed to have been a battle for me to get there. But after getting there I understood why. The Pastor prophesied to me and told me “people are wondering who the great woman is, who is going to stand beside that great man. God said YOU are that woman! But there is a great price to pay and it is called rejection and persecution.(that last sentence are my words)

The problem with great men is that they are flawed. And so they choose their mate in their flawed state not realizing what seems good for them now will not be good for them a year from now. I want to say six months from now. But God has a plan for the great man. You see the calling is too great for God to allow him to make a mistake, so God steps in and stops things from taking place. Now that great man can push past the stops signs but he will end up paying the consequences.

No one wants to get married only to have it end. No one wants to get married and be miserable. God is looking for longevity in relationship with partners who can handle the next level. God is bringing about kingdom marriages. Not one based on looks, or even age or stage of life. Not partners who put their best face forward for a few minutes in cyber-space or on a brief phone call or date.

If you are a great man, know that your calling is even bigger than you can imagine. And it’s important that you have the strongest woman besides you. God’s choice. Not even your choice. Not one pretending to be strong who will become a drain to you.

Many woman want to stand beside the great man of God. But is God calling you to that place?

Esther 2:1-4

New International Version (NIV)

Esther Made Queen

2 Later when King Xerxes’ fury had subsided, he remembered Vashti and what she had done and what he had decreed about her. Then the king’s personal attendants proposed, “Let a search be made for beautiful young virgins for the king. Let the king appoint commissioners in every province of his realm to bring all these beautiful young women into the harem at the citadel of Susa. Let them be placed under the care of Hegai, the king’s eunuch, who is in charge of the women; and let beauty treatments be given to them. Then let the young woman who pleases the king be queen instead of Vashti.” This advice appealed to the king, and he followed it.

The Power of the Prophetic Pt. 2

heartbreak.jpg 2I woke up this morning to see some stuff that in the past would have disturbed me and made me want to respond, but actually it had quite the opposite affect. What it made me want to do is STEER CLEAR. You see the prophetic ministry from last night took me to another level. That’s the power of prophecy. Yesterday’s words clarified and settled some things and brought great confidence and peace. God knew exactly what was needed in this season. I am not moved. In fact I found it laughable, because if a man REALLY wants a woman, he would be with her. No one could stop him, but God. But God has stopped it. But that is my next blog post.

You see God is about to bring something to a violent end. Last year after fasting and praying, I had a dream and God showed me a violent end to something. I don’t know the how and what, but I saw this baby fall off an elevated train like the ones they have in NY. And we know if that happens that the baby would die. In the dream I looked away and missed it, but I will be watching, and not participating. But I am NOT moved..

The truth is I am observing a situation where the two people do not belong together. They have a so-called love and “lust-filled” relationship on a public message board and God is not in it. They have connected on a flesh level and it has nothing to do with God’s will for marriage. God has another purpose for this ‘relationship” but it won’t be marriage.

But after listening to the prophet, I have my instructions and I know it must run it’s course. The purpose of the relationship must be done. But the ending will not be good and that is why God told me to steer clear. I am not going to blamed for the demise of it  (probably will be anyway). But those two people may have formed a “connection” but they won’t marry. And the mouth of the LORD has spoken it.

Often people don’t live committed to God.They are laden with sin and lust and then they get upset because you can see what they don’t. They fornicate with other people and say they are in love with each other and want to say you are the cause of their problems. lol It’s funny. It’s called SIN. Silly woman laden with lust, lured in by men taking advantage of them. It’s in the bible. I’m going to follow the instruction of the prophet fast and pray and break the soul-tie and watch GOD work.

This it he POWER of the prophetic! GLORY!

Amos 3:7

New King James Version (NKJV)

Surely the Lord God does nothing,
Unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets.

The Power of the Prophetic

I was just sharing in my last blog post about being ministered to prophetically for 30 minutes and now that I am lying here in bed, I sense God’s peace. There is nothing like a Word from the Lord from someone who doesn’t have a clue who you are.

A lot of the word was about God taking me higher and I can feel Him drawing me to rise above a lot of the things that are hindering me and affecting me emotionally.

Then God spoke to my womanhood and reminded me of how special I am. This was so important because when you have be rejected by someone, you tend to lose your sense of worth.

I was looking at something a few minutes ago and it just all started looking like a lot of nonsense and that is because God is causing me to rise above it. I’m not even sure if I’m to observe it anymore. It just feels inconsequential in light of the Word of the Lord.

That is the power of the prophetic!