I was not going to write a prophetic decree tonight. However, the Lord is pressing it upon my heart to share some words of encouragement.
It is so close; I can taste it.
Have you ever prayed and believed God for something? I mean, for years on end, you have prayed, fasted, and believed, and now, the time of walking into the promise is closer than ever. However, although the promise is closer than it has ever been, this season is also proving to be the hardest one yet.
As my birthday is quickly approaching **Coughs** July 13, I can not help but reminisce about the time where I nearly had an anxiety attack. In the past, the moment the clock strikes June 1, I would feel sad and inadequate. I felt as if I was not where I ‘wanted’ to be. For me, I believed my life was moving too slow. As a result, from June 1 – July 13, I would panic. I could not believe I was getting older while staying stuck.
Have you ever found yourself asking God if He has forgotten you or even His children?
There is no reason, so feel ashamed; most of us have. We have all been placed in situations where it seemed as if we were dealt the lesser end of the deal.
Many of us have experienced an unjust situation. These situations can leave us feeling burdened, abandoned, confused, hurt, mad, angry, and full of anguish, to name the least. All emotions are valid, and in the height of things, we tend to question God. ‘Lord, why did you allow this to happen?’ ‘Father, bring your vengeance?’ ‘God, Why me?’ ‘Lord, where are you?’
Wheeeww listen!! It’s been a minute since I last blogged! I’m finally at the tail end (for now) of my assignment. I was studying for a major test which is now behind me, in the process of writing my second book – it’s finished and will drop soon, WHOOP, WHOOP! All while planning for books 3 – 7. Yes, three through SEVEN! When it rains, it pours. Just imagine trying to finish your second book, and oodles of ideas flood your mind! Listen, the fight for concentration was REAL! Lol.
Hey, Hey!! Welcome Back!! In this blog, I want to have a bit of a chat with you and encourage you from a personal standpoint while also sharing a Word from the Lord. In this walk of life, that is, walking with Jesus Christ and committing to submit your body, mind, and soul as a vessel in which He can dwell and use, is not easy! You deal with; temptation, persecution, rejection, isolation, being outcasted from the church and sometimes the body of Christ.
Have you ever put your all into an assignment that was connected to your purpose? Or, how about a time where you worked tirelessly on a project that you were extremely passionate about? Now, imagine going full out on this desire only to meet a dead end. After months or even years of hard work, dedication, pursuit, and consistency, it all seems as if it were for nothing. It appears as if your hard work went unnoticed and your efforts yielded no results.
Just imagine, you’re inside of the Throne Room you hear a sweet but authoritative Voice, a Voice so powerful to shake you, yet gentle enough to calm you. This voice gives you the play by play moves concerning you and then tops it off with saying, “this is you before you were ever thought of." Next, He calls you His own and then commissions you because He trusts you. Yes, He has faith in you but wants to work on your trust in you and your trust in Him, so He tests you.
Child of Mine, what do you see?
You tell Him
Child of Mine, again, what do you see?
You tell Him.
You’ve been tested, tried and true, now, He’s ready to perform His Word.
As of late, I’ve been meditating on Jeremiah 1:5. This is such a familiar verse and frequently quoted. However, just recently, my eyes caught something that settled within my soul, I would like to share such with you. The scripture of reference goes like this…
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.” I could stop here, but I would like to take it a bit further with the next few verses as the young prophet Jeremiah and God shares a few more words.
Looking at scripture, Hebrews 11:1 says, “now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. In our previous blog, Faith that Produces … Series, we detailed the meaning and power of faith, as it pertains to Hebrews 11:1. Today, we’re going to highlight hope as it connects to your faith.
I believe it's safe to say that at some point or another – if not every day – you've had your hope in something or someone. This longing, this hope is a natural element that everyone experience.
In your Confidence He’s Faithful
So, a few weeks ago the Spirit woke me up to a song titled, ‘A Great Work’ by Brian Courtney Wilson. At the time, that song was the last thing I wanted to hear. I was frustrated, waiting, waiting and still waiting on the Lord, to the point that my confidence in what I heard was slipping. I believed God, but unlike the lady whom we mentioned in the last blog, my resilience and persistence in faith fizzled out.
I did everything in my strength to rebel against the nudges of the Lord. I avoided that song, sulked in my frustrations and pretty much did Jesus like Martha, I blamed Him. It seemed as if my faith-based confidence was useless and unnecessary to hold on, especially after another year of unfilled promises. But A Great Work.
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