Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. (John 4:23 NIV)
Have you noticed that we can make time for everything that we WANT to do. Seriously someone literally just woke up, rolled over and checked social media(guilty). Someone turned on their favorite music to get their morning started. Someone woke up extra early to get a morning workout in. Someone going into work early. You get my point though. We make time for what’s important to us.
I was laying in the bed and in my spirit jumped Convenient worshippers. I’m like what the heck. Because I literally was thinking about what snack I was gone have before I went to sleep(fixitJesus). Anywho I’m like what does this mean?! I worship, I sing, I dance, I write inspirational post. What are you saying to me.
And it hit me. I do all those things when it’s convenient for ME. After work, after the kids are in bed, after I watch my favorite show, if I don’t fall asleep.
It was like God was telling me I don’t want your convenient Worship!! I want you to want me like you want everything else. I want to be a priority in your life. Schedule me like you schedule your dinner dates, your hair appointments, your meetings, etc. Why am I on the back burner when I’m the first line of defense when you have a problem….
So what does this mean you ask? It mean that our relationship with God is more important than anything else. It mean you may have to walk away from something’s and people that you hold dear to you. It mean that you may need to prioritize your life better. Cut the TV off, shut your phone off, cut the crazy music off and spend time with God! He does not want your leftover time. Spend time with God because you want too. I promise you, it’s the best relationship you can have!! No more lazy Worship!! ❤️
“Each year on February 14th, many people exchange cards, candy, gifts or flowers with their special “valentine.” The day of romance we call Valentine’s Day is named for a Christian martyr and dates back to the 5thcentury, but has origins in the Roman holiday Lupercalia”(via the history channel)
Per our Calendars today is the day for romance, love or whatever. People will be out shopping and buying things to “show” their Love. People will feel unloved because they are single and not receiving “things” from a special someone. Women will use their sons as a scapegoat stating he is all she need(bullcrap). Don’t even put that kind of pressure on your child.
Listen, do not allow a day on the calendar to tell you what Love is!!! According to (1 John 4:10 NIV) “This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins”. Wait! So God loved you so much he gave up his son for you. I’m gone let that sink in for a minute……..think about your child… now imagine giving them up for a stranger!!! You can’t even fathom it… I know I wouldn’t!!!! Can I tell you there is NOTHING a Man or Woman can do to top that!!!!! So don’t be sad or depressed.
You have AGAPE(unconditional) love. The Love that says no matter what you have done in the past. No matter who you are. No matter how you look. No matter how much money you have. No matter what kind of car you drive. No matter what body type you have. No matter your skin tone. God still love you and he gave up his only son to prove it!!!!! How dope is that!!!!
So if you’re single or married!! Enjoy today like you do every other day. Material things do not equal love. You are alive so everything is well!!! ❤️😍😘
“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ (Matthew 22:36-39 NIV)
Wait!! So you’re telling me Jesus said above all things to LOVE?!?!? That’s interesting because it seem like people do everything but that. Women hating on other women because they “seem” to have it all together. Men hating other men due to materialistic things. Kids hating each other for whatever reason they can think of.
People reaching a certain status and feel they can’t deal with certain people anymore. People thinking they are better than others because they have more “things”. It’s crazy to me. No where in the bible does God say because you have all things you are granted access to the Kingdom. But LISTEN, he does say; For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. (Romans 12:3 NIV)
What am I getting at?! It’s simple. Be humble in everything that you do. Stop hating people for status and materialistic things. Stop raising hating kids. They see you hating everybody, guess what they gone do… HATE. Love your brothers and sisters. Nobody has it all together. Everybody lack in some area. So guess what?! No need to be jealous! God said before you were formed in your mothers womb he had a plan for you. So seek him and trust that he will help you in the areas that you lack. And as Jesus stated, LOVE one another. Don’t hate!! No seriously,don’t do it, don’t even entertain the thoughts. It’s really simple. ❤️
Then the disciples came to Jesus in private and asked, “Why couldn’t we drive it out?” He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you. ” (Matthew 17:19-20 NIV)
Faith is kind of easy when someone else is going through. It’s easy to tell someone I’ll pray for you when they lost a loved one. I’ll keep your family lifted in prayer. I understand what you’re going through. But what about when that thing hit home? When you’re looking at your loved one on their death bed. When your check just isn’t enough to cover all the bills that you have. When you are ready to knock your kids out because they acting crazy. When you are feeling depressed, lonely or insecure Is your faith still on 1000.
I’m sure in most cases it’s not. It’s not as easy when it’s you right? But I’m here to tell you that no matter what you are going through. No matter what your situation look like. You have to remain faithful. You have to trust God with every ounce of your being. Knowing, no matter what the outcome may be he got it under control.
I come before you this day asking for forgiveness of my sins. Asking that you forgive me for all the times I have doubted you. All the times I depended on someone or something else instead of you. Father I pray for whomever may be reading this. Father I pray you increase their faith. I pray you show them that you are the only way. Father God allow them to stand before you boldly knowing that no matter the situation you will handle it. Father remove all doubt and frustration from them. According to (2 Samuel 22:33 NIV) “It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure.” We know that you will give us the strength to withstand whatever. We are standing on your word with everything that we have. Trusting and knowing that it will not come back void. We love you and we adore!!! In Jesus mighty name I pray and ask it all. Amen
Don’t let this be you!! Keep your relationship and communication with God open. It’s the most important relationship in your life. He is not a Genie to call upon when you need more “stuff” he is your life line.. Happy Tuesday!!! Love you mucho💓
The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” (Deuteronomy 31:8 NIV)
It’s so easy to think that because you are doing your “thing” whatever that may be, that you can’t have a relationship with God. You may think that he don’t want to hear from you or think that he won’t bless you. You may even think that he won’t help you overcome that “thing”. But let me be the first to tell you that all of those are lies.
God loves you no matter what. He will meet you wherever you are. All you have to do is turn your focus to him. When you seek a relationship with him, it will make you want to turn from those things that YOU think are important. Trust me I know!! I use to love sex. And that was the first thing stripped from me. I’m like God wait a minute. Nobody will want to be in a relationship with me if I’m not giving it up… He basically showed me the wrong man will not want to be with me but the man that HE has for me will understand and know that sex should come after marriage. Was it easy? Heck no. But I did it!! I am now married and my husband waited!! (Insert a high praise👏)
Now, that may not be your story or your thing. But trust me when I tell you whatever it is, it’s not worth a relationship with God. We think we have all the time in the world to get it right when in actuality time is super short. We are burying more young people than ever before. I’m not a preacher and I’m definitely not trying to preach to you. I just want you to understand if a person like me that was a complete mess (still a little crazy) can be changed by God, you can too!! Nothing that you are doing or going through is too big for God!!! He will get you together!!!💓
Good morning my loves
1 Peter 4:11 ERV
If your gift is speaking, your words should be like words from God. If your gift is serving, you should serve with the strength that God gives. Then it is God who will be praised in everything through Jesus Christ. Power and glory belong to him forever and ever. Amen.
This weekend I had the great Joy to participate in a women’s conference designed to help women make up their mind about things in their lives. I am mentally exhausted, the spirit of God filled the sanctuary and women who came in broken, broke down and hurting let us into their lives to help. The words that came forth from the speakers were powerful, meaningful and relevant to the issues we are dealing with.
The one thing I love about being in the presence of the Holy Spirit is that you are FOREVER CHANGED. Sometimes the change is mind blowing and your life course is altered and sometimes your life is changed in little tiny increments that are so subtle you don’t realize the change until you look back and realize that THING, has no more power over you.
I’m so grateful to the women who had the courage to walk out of their own pain and into the Love of God.
Titus 3:4-6 ERV
But then the kindness and love of God our Savior was made known. He saved us because of his mercy, not because of any good things we did. He saved us through the washing that made us new people. He saved us by making us new through the Holy Spirit. God poured out to us that Holy Spirit fully through Jesus Christ our Savior.
If you’re called by the spirit to hug someone, hug them.
If you’re called to give them words of encouragement, say the words.
called to stand next to someone or sit by them, do it.
We don’t know what God is using us to do but I can tell you, your life will be better for doing it.