Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Are you in the Center of God's will?

What does it mean to be in the Center of God’s will? Have you ever really thought about that question? I hear so many people say, I want God’s will in my life.  Many people say they want to be in the center of God’s will; however, when the storms come rolling in, many panic and want to jump ship. To be in God’s will doesn’t mean everything is always going to be easy. What it does mean is that God has you. That’s good enough for me. He tells us in His word, "I will never leave nor forsake you".  (Hebrews 13:5).
When I was younger, trying to do things my own way, I ran into disappointment, disappointment and more disappointment. I still run into disappointment from time to time; however, it’s a joyous disappointment because I know I am in the center of God’s will. I would rather be disappointment in the center of God’s will than doing my own thing and become disappointed. It’s like a child who wants a new bike, but the parents say no. The child was disappointed about not getting that bike, so he goes out and steals a bike. He gets caught and is put in a juvenile home. Rather than accepting the no from his parents, he goes outside of their parental guidance and tries to do his own thing. Now he is suffering the consequences of His actions.

When we are in the center of God’s will He knows what is best for us and the end result will be victorious. Whereas, when we are out there doing our own thing, the end result may result in a tragic outcome. The good news is that Jesus loves us and will help us get back on the right track, if we ask Him, but why go through that, if you don’t have to.

Jesus, the son of God, our savior even had a moment of exceeding sorrow. “Then He said to them. “My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death. Stay here and watch.” He went a little farther and fell on the ground, and prayed that if it were possible, the hour might pass from Him. Abba, Father, all things are possible for you. Take this cup away from Me; nevertheless, not what I will, but what you will.” (Mark: 14:34-36).

Imagine where we would be if Jesus had said to His father “you know what I know it’s your will, but I can’t do this.” It’s too hard. I don’t want to die. Personally, I can’t even imagine that for a second. We would all be lost.

Lord, “let your will be done, not mine.” That is so easy to say but is its not so easy to do?  For me it’s not easy, but it’s the best thing I have ever done in my life. It’s worthwhile, because I know that if God said it, He will do it.

For those of you are facing challenges because you said Lord, “Let thy will be done” know that there isn’t any challenge greater than God. God leads us and guides us all the way. He told us in His word “In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.” (Proverbs 3:6)

Faith is the substance of all things hoped for and the evidence of things unseen. God is beyond our circumstances. What we see are circumstances. What does God word say?  His word says if I be for you, who can be against you? His word says, “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord and those whose hope is in the Lord. For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, Which spreads out its root by the river, and will not fear when heat comes; But its leaf will be green, And will not be anxious in the year of drought, Nor will cease from yielding fruit. “(Jeremiah 17: 7-8).

Trust God. Everything we go through is for God’s glory. He has you. He has me. It’s been four months since my lay off. Do I have challenges? Yes I do? Am I stressed? I can honestly say no, I’m not. I learned to cast my cares on the Lord. I believe God will do what He said He would do. It’s that simple. I am in the center of His will. I don’t doubt that for a moment. He is leading and directing my path. This is not about me. We are overcome by our testimonies.

There is a song titled "Say what you need to say."  I say that God is who He said He is.  I say that God sent His only begotten son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life."  I say that God will never leave nor forsake us, because He said He wouldn't. 

God's word is good enough for me.  His word keeps me in the center of His will not stressed out by circumstances, walking by faith and knowing that my help cometh from Him.  I can't think of a better place to be.  Can you?

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Improv "Blind Date" Don't Settle for Less "


I don’t have to settle for less.
Because God wants to give me His best.

In God’s house there ain’t no shortage.
He will abundantly supply.
There is no lack.
So I don’t have to go back.

I don’t have to look through the garbage cans searching for a man.
Or break the Covenant rule.
Taking another’s woman’s husband as my tool.
When I get lonely, I know I’m never alone.
Because I have a wonderful God,
Who will never forsake or leave me.
That’s why I stay on my knees praying to God above,
To send me my true love.

Nothing is impossible for God.
I will never have to rob the garbage cans for yesterday’s left over’s.
I don’t have to stand in heartbreak’s sea or waddle in
Disappointment’s waters because I didn’t give my body and soul
For a story that can never be told.

If I wait on God with perseverance,
I will become the woman God has ordained me to be.
He will send me a man that He has prepared for me.

A man that has a heart after Him
That is gentle to the touch and knows how to love me
Because He loved God first.

So you see, we don’t have to settle for less.
In time if we wait God will give us His best.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Vision of two Valleys~ Which Valley are you living in?

While standing on a mountain, I saw two valleys.

The first valley was the Valley of Despair.

In the Valley of despair there was misery, pain, hopeless, devastation, depression, pride, plagues, poverty, greed, sickness, divination, grief, distress, agony, desolation, gloom, unhappiness, sadness, wretchedness, sorrow, misfortune, distress, worry, eternal damnation. I also saw fame, power, money, fortune, materialism and the selling of souls for the things of this world.

The ones that had sold their souls appeared to have everything. The people worshipped them. They wanted to be like them.  All of a sudden, a lighting bolt came out of nowhere and struck them.  Nothing was left but ashes and dirt. 

The second Valley was the Valley of Hope.

In the Valley of hope, there was love, trust, faith, goodness, mercy, grace, protection, covering, rightness, provision, repentance, humility, redemption, deliverance, salvation, forgiveness, restoration, healing, prosperity, peace, happiness, fullness of joy, praise, fulfillment, completion, contentment, freedom, obedience, eternal life, and God’s word, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

The people were humble; they were complete. The joy of the Lord was their strength. There was no worry or despair. They walked in faith, love and trust. There was a peace like I have never seen before. They worshipped God in fullness of joy through praise, singing and dancing. They spent time at the hem of His garment listening to Him, desiring to be like Him. Then a magnificent cloud ascended from the Heavens, and a man clothed in white appeared. The light went all throughout that valley. It was the most beautiful site I had ever seen. He caught the people up with him on the cloud and they disappeared into the heavens.

I cried for the people that had been struck by the lighting bolt.  My heart went out to them; but atlas it was too late.

The good news is that if you are reading this blog today, it's not too late to choose whom you will serve.  God never forces himself on us. The choice always remains up to us.

I went to a zuma exercise class yesterday with a very good friend of mine.  I must admit I’m not the most coordinated person in the world.  However, I didn’t let that stop me from trying the class. I had a lot of fun and burned many calories. We shouldn’t be afraid to try new things in life, as long as those things line up with what God is telling us to do.  God does new things everyday.  I am a living witness of new things.  Many people prosper in material possessions and there is nothing wrong with that; however, there is a problem when people began to worship material possessions instead of God. They are in jeopardy of loosing their soul.

"For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works." (Matthew 16:26-27)

God does desire that we prosper. "Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospered. (3 John 1:2). Although God desires that we prosper it is also made clear in His word, "but seek the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you." (Matthew 6:33)

What Valley are you living in today?

Sunday, October 3, 2010

What Foundation is your house built on?

Is your foundation built on solid ground or sinking sand? 

Our trust should be in the Lord.  The things of this world are temporary.  God’s kingdom is eternal.

"God loved us so much that He sent His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)

But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great. (Luke 6:49)

What foundation is your house built on today? The house that I speak of is your soul?    

I had the following dream a few weeks ago:

“ I was standing in line with several people that I have never seen before. They were having a discussion about God. Many were saying there wasn’t a God. I heard one lady say that God didn’t exist. In the midst of their conversation, ‘the earth began to shake violently. I could actually see the dust, particles, and building posts falling. I saw one woman go against a wall violently and disintegrate. People began to disappear one by one, as if they were being torn apart. The room continued to shake for what seemed like forever. I was calling on the name of Jesus while the shaking was taking place. I never stopped calling His name the entire time. It seemed as if the shaking would never stop.
When it finally stopped, I was the only one left. To my amazement, the building was still standing. I open a door and left out. Although, all the people were gone, the building didn’t fall with me in it. There was one little girl that had not been in the building on the outside. A woman came and took her away quickly. My thoughts were on my children.  The Lord assured me that my children were good.

I actually woke up in tears from the realness of that dream. I immediately began to pray. I shared the dream with two beautiful, anointed women and ministers of God.

The dream was interpreted as God is getting ready to shake some things up. But for those who have their houses, meaning our spiritual house built on solid foundations, we will be fine. Those who don’t have their houses build on solid foundation will disappear like a vapor into the night. They are here one day and gone the next.

God is a God of forgiveness, mercy and grace. “Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.” (Isaiah 55: 6:7)

God is just to forgive us of our sins. “I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins.” (Isaiah 45:25)  

It’s not too late. Love is the most powerful gift in the universe. The Lord loves us. He doesn’t desire that any should perish. "Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.” (Matthew 18:14)

The Lord is calling us to repentance. “If my people which are called by my name, shall humble themselves and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, and forgive their sin, and heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14)

So many people have tried to prove that the Bible is not real. However, it can’t be proven wrong. The bible is the true word of God. He gave it to us. We don’t have any excuses for not obeying Him. I pray that people will begin to pick it up and start reading it for themselves. As your read, pray and ask God for understanding of His word. He will give it to you.


We have already begun to witness the earth shaking in many parts of the world today. Many people have died. Only God knows when the earth will shake again. I pray that all of our houses are built on solid foundations.

What Foundation Is Your House Built on Today?