Happy Father’s Day to all dads including our Heavenly Father who is the reason why I am here and so are you. Whether you know/have your earthly father or not always remember you have a Heavenly Father. He is one that will never lie, chastise, or stay angry. He created the world and best of all created grace for all of us. And most of all, when we make Him proud there should be a sense of peace in all of us as we walk the path of obedience knowing we are doing right by Him. Be proud, you have a daddy. You may not see him, but you can hear him and feel him 🙂
God Says, “Why do you only expect for me to show up during your biggest situations? I will never leave you nor forsake. I am there during the smallest moments as well. When your heart just randomly feels like crying, when the wind is blowing and your day is okay, and even when someone smiles back at you in the store. I will never leave. I love you more than you could ever imagine love to be. My love for you does not compare to anything and will never be equivalent to anything you will face in life. Nothing and no one can compare to the things I’ve done and will do for you. Most of all, no one knows you, feels you, and loves you like I do everyday all day long!”
I can definitely say that there were a few life changing moments that have captured my attention growing up. I was one who knew what death was at the age of four, saved by five, and had a another life changing spiritual awakening moment at 18. All of these moments served significance but I faced another life changing moment just about a week ago. The other week I had finished class and had to run some errands. There’s a particular road that gives me trouble when it comes to merging in traffic because you have to watch for two stoplight areas before pulling out. I almost got hit going this way before, but it was because of my mistake of not paying attention to the second traffic area. So this time when I came to merge, I looked straight back at the path where majority of the traffic comes from. Then I made sure to look at the area that gave me trouble last time. So I look back and look to the other area and look back again and slowly pull out. Now I didn’t notice how slow I was ago until I thought about this a few days ago. As I was pulling out, I had to be going about 15mph. And as a testimony as well, I don’t know why I was doing 15 but if I didn’t I probably wouldn’t be here right now. As I was slowly merging, the biggest silver truck came out of nowhere along with two others so close to the car I screamed. This truck was going at least 65 in a 45-50 mph a zone. I screamed and stopped immediately and looked and merged quickly into the lane.
To some or most of you, you might be thinking well stuff like this happens all the time or that I am dramatic right now. But for me, I am praising the Lord. You see it wasn’t until the next morning that I realized how life changing that could have been. If I would have pulled out, that trucked would have dragged me down the street, pushed me into the rail, or pushed me over the rail. If I would have pulled out, I would be in the hospital or possibly dead right now. If I would have pulled out, I could have been paralyzed, had broken bones, memory loss, brain damage only the Lord knows.
On top of all of this, true reality set in when a girl that I went to school died a a day or two later from an accident. This girl was the same age that I am now and went to the same school. I thought about how that could have been me. Whether you are a believer or a not, I wrote this to tell you that nobody is exempt from death.
In a matter of a few days I was still struck with all of this saying to myself God kept me through it all. Before I walk out the door everyday, I make it part of my routine to say a prayer and read Psalm 91. This is the reason why. You never know what you are going to face when you walk through the door. You never know what may happen even when you are at home feeling safe. You never know what may happen in the next two minutes. You never know what life may bring. And most of all, you never know what the devil will try to throw at you. This was a life changing moment because it made me aware. The more that I do my best to fulfill the purpose and plan that God has for me, the more that I continue to spread God’s love one heart at a time, the more that I read my bible, the more that I put God first in everything that I do, the more he will get mad. The more I try to do all of these things he will try to stop me.
I say all of this to be honest and tell you the truth. The devil does not want the best for you. He wants you dead. He wants you to be down, depressed, confused, ashamed, hurt, lost, and abandoned. He wants the absolute worse for you. I want you to know this. God has got your back more than you could ever imagine. God is aware of what the devil is TRYING to do to stop you from doing what’s RIGHT! I believe that is why He made His word to lead us and guide us through all of these moments. The devil tried to stop Jesus. He even had the audacity to try to pull some scriptures into his confused little brain of his to detour him. Jesus replied multiple times. God is aware of what you are going through. He is aware that the devil does not want the best for you.
Jesus came to save us from sins and all of the nasty, dirty, filthy, things that the world and the devil will try to stick on us. Jesus died on the cross and as long as we believe that he came, suffered, and died, everlasting life will unlock to us spiritually.
After this incident, I thought to myself how I don’t want my last moment on earth to happen on the day that I was too busy to pray or read my bible. I don’t want my last moment to be when I was not following my heart when Jesus is speaking to me. I don’t my last moment to be tending to something that God has not justified and predestined for me to be or do. Due to all of this, my life has changed once again. I thank God that he will save during moments like this but teach us as well. I know He sent his angels to watch over me, to lead me and guide me, to cause me to do something that I didn’t realize I did to save me. I keep telling HIM, “You saved me, you saved me!” I think of how that simple moment is just like when we take him into our hearts. When we first accept Jesus Christ into our lives, He saves us and never stops. That’s a life changing moment! Thank you Jesus for everything!!!!!
Thank you for the air I breathe.
Thank for the food I eat.
Thank you for the overwhelming love that you have for me.
Thank you for preserving me.
Thank you for protecting me.
Thank you for your grace.
Thank you for your mercy.
Thank you for your love.
And most of all thank you for saving me!!!!!!
It’s New Year’s Eve and you may be out somewhere on your way home, hanging with friends and family, or you could be at home sitting behind a computer live streaming some services like me. No matter what you are doing right now I want you to please read this post with an open heart. I’ve seen a lot of people post about how bad this year has been, but I want you to know this. It only takes a spark! It only takes a spark for your life to turn right side up or upside down. Vulnerability does come in seasons in life, but also there are times when vulnerability must come to an end. Jesus is right there with a hand reaching out to you to say, “My friend, it only takes a spark, and I am the spark in your life. I am waiting to just light your life with my presence, love, and grace like never before!” I want you to know that it only takes a spark and that spark is Jesus!! Times will get tough in our life. Life will be hard. Seasons will come where things will not be in our favor, but we have to keep going and look up, look towards the sky, and look beyond the sky. Life is too short for you to sit and allow your feelings, your mind, and negativity to just drag you through the dirt. God has so many beautiful hidden treasures within the next year that you are not aware of right now, but believe me and you I’m telling you this with so much faith, favor, and love that you will be amazed how He will turn up and turn out in 2017! Take on the New Year with faith, favor, and a spark of happiness because you just don’t know what’s ahead. Life is too short. Come on get up, get moving, and look up for guidance and rely on Jesus Christ for that spark in your life. Happy New Year and God bless 🙂
Immediately after Jesus died and “gave up the ghost” as mentioned in St. Mark chapter 15 verse 37, the next verse says, “And the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom (KJV).”
This is my revelation: Immediately when Jesus died the power of God was exposed. The power of God was so strong that it ripped the veil in the temple in two. Keep in mind that death could not keep Jesus, so when He died the power of God was immediately unlocked and reached hardened hearts. If you look in the verse afterwards, it states, “And when the centurion, which stood over against him, saw that he so cried out and gave up the ghost, he said Truly this man WAS the SON OF GOD.” Once he died, the power of God was unlocked and released among those that didn’t believe proving that Jesus was and still is the son of God. Proving that He was and still is REAL!
My prayer is that the power of God will reach your heart, household, and your entire life and will just carry you through. I pray that you will have access and that your eyes will be open to all of the beauty of his love, grace, compassion, and anointing that He has laid out for you that you haven’t tapped into yet. Will you pray that with me?
Whatever life obstacles that you are facing just know that you do not have to face them alone. Jesus is reaching out his hand to hold you and carry you through. Do you know how to connect with him? Do you know how to talk to him? You can get through this. You are not alone. Let’s touch approach the throne of grace together. I love you and Jesus loves you SO MUCH MORE! Never give up.<3
Instead of crying to God wondering why the little that you have is slipping through your fingers, give Him what’s left in your hands and your heart!
Don’t run after things that He doesn’t want in your life anymore. Remember we are only dust so whatever is around us making our lives dusty needs to be purified to help us continue our life journey.