He deserves it!

Thank you Lord for another day.  Thank you Lord for life, Your protection, favour, healing, provision and blessings in my life. Thank you for the people who visit my blog. May they be blessed by every post they read in some meaningful way. I pray that as they open their hearts that You would touch their hearts, minds and spirits and draw them closer to you.

I pray that they experience Your presence in their lives and their situations in such a way that they would KNOW that God and God alone brought them out of the scary places or moments in their lives. Thank you for the healing that You are bringing to their situations, hearts and their bodies.  Thank you for the financial breakthroughs and the jobs You will be blessing them with over the next few days, weeks and months.

Thank you for being the HOPE in what seems like hopeless periods in our lives. Thank you for giving us the spirit and strength to overcome every obstacle that comes before us. Thank you Jesus for Your LOVE, MERCY and GRACE that comforts us. Thank you for the work You are doing in the lives of those who believe.  In Jesus name, Amen!!!!

As I get ready to go to church, I just had to share that prayer and desire with you.  We should always give THANKS and PRAISE no matter our circumstance because God IS good to us.  We MUST always be grateful for ALL He does for us.  He LOVES us even in our imperfections and weaknesses.

  • Where we see weakness God sees untapped strength.
  • Where we see no hope God sees the possibilities.
  • Where we see failure God sees a lesson.

Give Him the GLORY. HONOUR Him and BLESS His Holy name. All things ARE working for our good. We don’t have to worry but TRUST.  As we let our FAITH fill us, it  will carry us to places our feet and money can’t. 🙂

Heavenly Father, You are AWESOME and my hallelujah belongs to You and only You.  Thank you Lord for ALL you DO for me and IN me. I give You ALL the glory and praise because I would not be here if it were not You. Thank you Jesus!!!!!!

Have a wonderful day and may the peace of the Lord be with you.

Be blessed by the song, “You Deserve It” from JJ. Hairston and Youthful Praise.

Power of Prayer and Your Expectations

Prayers without expectation are just words. 

Feelings of frustration, bitterness and hopelessness can stifle our faith. 

Faith, even as little as a mustard seed, has the power to turn any situation around. Our belief in Jesus Christ to change and improve our situations NO matter how hopeless they may appear; brings hope and activates the blessings of His grace, mercy and favour in our lives.

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It’s time to let our hopes and expectations fill our hearts and prayers, for it is these things that give power to our words and produce the miracles and breakthroughs needed in our lives.

Should you choose to accept it, know that God wants to see and help you overcome every obstacle in your life. Pray over your life and your situations knowing that your faith and belief has gotten God’s attention. My question to you is, what are you going to do with it?

Thank you for making this blog one of your stops on this journey called life.

Have a wonderful weekend.

What does AWESOME mean to you?

According to dictionary.com, awesome means “causing or inducing awe; inspiring an overwhelming feeling of reverence, admiration or fear.”  Thesaurus.com even listed some synonyms for awesome some of which included: “astonishing, breathtaking, beautiful, impressive, majestic, magnificent, stupefying, shocking, overwhelming.”.

What does awesome mean to you?

For different people awesome would mean something different and dear to them based on their situation.  For instance, for some awesome would be becoming debt free in 2018. For someone else, awesome would be overcoming a life long illness.

For another, it could mean seeing a loved one give his or her life to Jesus Christ.  It could be getting out of poverty.  It could be as simple as passing an exam or as serious as beating death.  Awesome, is all of these things and more.

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Awesome” is a word I would use to describe an event or something in my life that has brought or brings me joy and happiness.   If I could use one word to describe awesome in my life I would say God.

God is awesome! He has been awesome to my family and me even when we were not always deserving.

At times, we overlook the little things and sometimes the big things in our lives because we get caught up in ourselves.  Self-absorbed with our strengths, our talents and our own ‘greatness’.   When we do this, we don’t acknowledge how awesome God has been and IS to us. 

All of the success we have ever achieved was because of the grace and favour of God.

  • He is the reason we are still here breathing today.
  • He is the reason why the opportunities are coming our way.
  • He is the reason we commute safely back and forth from destination to destination.
  • He is the reason we experience so much favour in our lives.
  • He is the reason we always have food to eat.
  • He is the reason death has not gotten his grip on us yet.
  • He is the reason we were able to overcome during that season or seasons in our lives when we wanted to give up.
  • He is the reason we are able to keep going even though we’re physically and mentally exhausted.
  • He is the reason our vehicles still work even though there is work to be done on them.
  • He is the reason we still have a roof over our heads when some people are forced to give up their homes because they can no longer pay for them.
  • He is the reason we still have an income even though the economic situation is a mess and people lose their jobs daily.
  • He is the reason why the enemy has not gotten his desire over our lives.
  • He is the reason we can lift our heads up in spite of the pain or trials we may be facing and still do all that we have to do.

It is not because we deserve it but because of HIS undying love for us.

It is HIS love for US that is awesome. You see even in our stubbornness, disobedience, ignorance and brokenness HE loves us as HIS sons and daughters. He only wants what is best for us.

It is HIS mercy for US that is awesome. He is quick to forgive us if we ask Him to forgive us. If we could show that same mercy to others; this world would be a better place.

It is HIS grace for US that is awesome. It is because of HIS grace we are able to be called HIS children.  It is this grace that has kept HIM close to us.

He does for us what we often cannot DO for ourselves.  He is our Father, our Protector, our Lord, our Saviour, our Deliverer and our Healing.

He is my AWESOME and He is yours too.  You just may not have realized it.

Don’t wait for sickness, loss or hardships to call out to Him.  Don’t wait for desperation to seek a relationship with Him.  Don’t wait for sorrow to let Him hear your voice.  Don’t wait for your heart to break to find Him.

He wants you to know Him even in your happiness.  He wants you to know that He loves and cares for You.

God is love. God is hope. God is life and God wants you!

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Have a blessed day.  I pray that this messages blesses someone as much if not more than it has blessed me sharing it.

Thank you for making this blog one of your stops on this journey called life. 🙂

Because of Who HE is

My Prayer:

May this beautiful Wednesday find you covered by the mercy and grace of God. May your day be filled with blessings and favour everywhere you go.  Thank you heavenly Father for all You have done for us yesterday, all You will do for us today and tomorrow. 

May Your praise forever be in our mouths. As we seek You, let us discover Your love, wisdom, understanding, strength, healing and favour in our lives. May Your protection covers us and our families. May my brothers and sisters in Christ who need You find You. In Jesus name, we pray. Amen!

Here are some questions I’ve found myself and others asking:

  1. Why am I so happy?
  2. Why am I so grateful?
  3. Why am I so thankful?
  4. Why am I no longer stuck in my old ways?
  5. Why am I so different?
  6. Why is healing taking place in my mind, body and spirit?
  7. Why is there a sense of peace within me that was not there before?
  8. Why does worry and fear no longer hold me prisoner?
  9. Why am I no longer lost?
  10. Why do I cry tears of joy?

 

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Here are my answers:

  1. It is because of who Jesus Christ is!
  2. It is because He FIRST loved me. 
  3. It is because God has been, continues to be and will remain GOOD to me.
  4. It is because of His MERCY and AMAZING GRACE.
  5. It is because I now know WHO I AM in His eyes.
  6. It is because I SEE myself the way He sees me.
  7. It is because His Word has given LIFE, MEANING and PURPOSE to my spirit and soul.
  8. It is because His love is everlasting.
  9. It is because I believe Jesus Christ is MY Lord and Saviour.
  10. It is because this MIGHTY being chose to love me.
  11. It is because He truly cares about me and I know it.
  12. It is because it pleases Him when I try to BE better than I was.
  13. It is because He healed my brokenness.
  14. It is because He has given me another chance to DO and BE better.
  15. It is because walking in Him and with Him brings life and not death.
  16. It is because pleasing Him is more rewarding and beneficial that trying to please man.
  17. It is because He is the shining light in the midst of the darkness.
  18. It is because He restored what was lost and freed me from my prison.
  19. It is because He and I are now one. 
  20. It is because He is Lord, Our God and I love Him!

Am I worthy of His blessing, love, mercy, favour and grace? No, but He loves and embraces me anyway.  That is good enough for me!

It is His undying love for me that has brought me home to Him.  It is His love and care for me that has me here today. It is because of His love for me that I now want to love and embrace ALL He has in store for me. It is His love for me that causes me to WORSHIP and PRAISE His name the way I do now. For it is because of His love that WE all can now have ETERNAL life, if we want it.

Thank you Jesus for being who YOU are!  I love, adore and worship You without fear.

Lord, You have moved heaven and earth to get me to this place and I will forever be grateful.  Your sacrifice on Calvary Hill would leave me forever singing Your praise.

Dear friends, this is why I now write the way I do now.  It is this understanding and knowledge that has ignited within me a need to do more with my life, my family and my blog.  The great thing is, God truly loves ALL of us.  He calls out to US everyday but unfortunately, not all of us heed His call.

I have chosen to heed the voice of my Father and came home to Him. I magnify Him because He is WORTHY.  Without His grace and mercy I would not be here.

Seek Him and embrace Him the way He has always embraced you.

As you go forth today, remember ALL He has done for you and sincerely thank Him.

Thank you for making this blog one of your stops on this journey called life.