Monday, November 15, 2010

Only Believe!

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Do you ever find it is hard to Trust in God? Life will sometimes make you feel like you are all alone, and that just because you cannot trace God, you can't Trust Him! I am constantly inspired by the testimony and song by James Fortune—"I Trust You"… The song is more than lyrics, but a Testimony! "I'll Trust you, Lord it is not easy, and sometimes the pain in my life make You seem far away…" James Fortune simply ends this song with the words of "I Will Trust You!"

So today, when it is hard to Trust God, just Only Believe that you will make, and that He will see you through! Decree and Declare today, "Lord, I Will Trust You!"

 

Only Believe

 

Jesus said to him, "If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes."
24Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, "Lord, I believe; Help my Unbelief!"
(Mark 9:23-24).

When the report is so bad and Jesus is still on His way to you but you haven't seen Him show up yet, only believe.  Some situations in life will necessitate that you have an "only believe" in your spirit.  Only believe: Believe that God is for you and that He is more than the world against you.  Believe that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of His coming.  Only believe your child is coming back home and coming off drugs. Only believe your husband will be delivered.  Only believe that your marriage will be made whole.  Only believe that your body will be healed.  Work your "only believe" faith.  You can make it, because God said that you would.

Help! My Unbelief!  The word help is a powerful word; it signifies our limitations and weakness, but speaks to God's strength.  When you shout "Help!" the Father sends forth His warring angels to undergird and protect you.  Many of you would say to the Father, "I believe, but help my unbelief, the part of me that still looks at the natural (the temporary) and not at the spiritual (the permanent), that which is eternal and unseen."

The father was essentially saying to Jesus, "Help me not to give up right when breakthrough is within reach, especially since everyone else has failed me. Help me to believe in you, no matter what.  "If you can believe, all things are possible, to him who believes."  The things that you truly desire and need will happen the moment you decide to believe, because it is at these moments that you actually visualize yourself achieving it all.  When you shift from no faith and no belief into an "only believe" place of life, nothing will be impossible to you.

Immediately, the father cried out, "Lord, I believe; help my unbelief." This was when his miracle came forth.  Sometimes, all you have left is a cry, some tears, and a little belief, but just shout out loud to your Father, "Help me!" The Bible says, "He is a very present help in the time of trouble."

In your time of trouble, God will hide you and send help to you: help to lift you out of a pit, out of a prison, out of despair, out of depression, out of a storm, out of a shipwreck, out of addictions, and out of the chains of your past.  Right now, shout, "Lord, I Believe; Help my Unbelief!"  Notice, the father did not say I believe but…rather he shouted, "Lord."  If he had said "but" then that would have signified doubt.  Therefore, he just shouted, "Lord, help!"  Sometimes the situation is so bad that you don't have time to shout out any "buts"; you just have to get right to the point and shout, "Help!"

Asking for help does not make you weak, but suffering because of your pride and not asking God to help you does.  There is strength in your situation that you have to tap into in order to come out of it.

 


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Choose to Believe During the Waiting Season

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"They that WAIT upon the Lord you shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles they shall run, and not be weary and they shall walk, and not faint" (Isaiah 40:31).

 

I believe that the hardest thing for us to do is to wait on the Lord.  I know for myself that waiting on God has probably been one of the hardest things for me to do in my Christian walk.  I have learned that His time is not my time.  I know that if we could grab a hold of the fact that God is Never Early (Premature) and He is Never Late (Delayed/Denied) with anything that He has promised us.  I know it has been hard for you to wait on God for that blessing and that need in your life.  I know you have had prophecies, visions, and discernment that it is your time and that your Harvest is near.  I am writing today to bear witness with you and confirm that Help, Miracles, Blessings, and Security is on the Way. However, you must first learn how to patiently wait on the Lord and do it with Joy and Expectation. The Wait is a Weight sometimes!  The virtue of patience brings about strength and happiness.  Learn how to wait on your appointment.  It is how you wait that determines the outcome.  What you are waiting on requires time (it is a process).  The mindset of waiting says, "God help me in my frustration and in the temptation of doubt."  God's word to you and towards you impregnates you with hope.  Do not rape your seed of expectation by planting it in doubt!  Stop trying to figure it out and allow God to work it out! 

 

Happiness in the Waiting Period

 

"Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when the desire is fulfilled, it is a tree of life"       (Proverbs 13:12).

 

The word Waiting means to remain in expectation, to be ready for use, and to remain or be in readiness.  The period of Waiting is the condition of being temporarily set aside.  When you are truly waiting on God, He will Renew your strength!  The word Renew means to make new again, to regain or restore the physical or mental vigor, to revive and to replenish.  When you wait on God, He will renew and transform you into the person you need to be in order to receive the gift, blessing, and miracle that you need.  God does not have you waiting just because He can; He already knows what you need, even before you know that you have need of something.

 

If you are waiting on the Lord for something, I urge you not to resent the Process because you will abort His Purpose.  The Process is a series of actions, changes, or functions bringing about a result.  If you resent the process, you will not be able to have a result.  Anytime you are in a waiting period with God, you have to discover your Purpose!  Your Purpose is what you were created and set apart to do, it is your calling!  If God has you in a waiting period then your strength is being renewed, which means God is equipping you with power because strength is power. I decree to you today the blessings over the Lord to overtake you, goodness and mercy to follow you all the days of your life. It is Already Done!! Only Believe! Remember, You are Waiting IN God and not on God!

 


Tuesday, March 30, 2010

A.D. 33 “The Year that Changed the World!”

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I remember one day in college during one of my Biblical studies classes, my teacher asked, "Why did Jesus come to the Earth?" Hands flew up all over the classroom, many said, "to heal, deliver, bless, preach, teach, make disciples, and so on." My teacher with the great frustration said, "People, He CAME To DIE!" Now, I did not raise my hand, but all the answers previously said were in my mind, but so was the paramount moment when my professor said, "HE CAME TO DIE!" Many of us come to do many things in life, but not to die, especially not to die for others so that they can live. That is why Christ came for you and me, He came to Die that we might Live and have Life more abundantly (John10:10).

Christ had a choice in the matter, but He chose to suffer a painful death (crucifixion) in order to give us a chance at life, redemption of sin, peace, joy, access to God, and eternal life.

"But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.  6 All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one, to his own way;
      And the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all"
(Isaiah 53:5-6).

 

Christ allowed himself to endure all kinds of unspeakable pain in order that we might live. It is amazing that even though they tortured him, abused him, beat him, pierced him, and nailed him, but they did not break him, not one bone in His body was broken. NOT ONE BONE WAS BROKEN!

"For these things were done that the Scripture should be fulfilled, "Not one of His bones shall be broken" (John 19:36).

Christ allowed them to beat, pierce, and even nail Him, but not break Him… He has given us that same power and strength today! Life might beat you, pierce you, and even nail you, but it will not BREAK You, Not one Bone in your Body! I am so glad that Christ stayed on the Cross-until it was Finished! Until our destiny was signed, sealed, and delivered. But the greatest gift is that He is coming back for us! He has prepared a glorious home in Heaven with Him and the Father.  May you remember all that the Lord Jesus Christ has done for you and remember that Life might bend you, but it will not Break you!


 
"Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the Lord delivers him out of them all.
 20 He guards all his bones; Not one of them is broken"
(Psalms 34:19-20).

 


Monday, March 22, 2010

A New Season that will take You to the Next Level

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"Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. 19Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth and ye shall not know it! I the Lord thy God will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert" (Isaiah 43:18-19).

 

In the span of one-week, we have shifted in time (springing forward one hour), and shifted into a new season (Springtime). Just as it is in the natural, so it is in the spirit. God has shifted you in time and in a new season, so you could move forward in life in order to obtain your destiny. This is the time and the season in which you will finally live out your dreams.

 

It is a good time to make a change in your life! It is time to Stop sitting down on your Destiny. It is time for you to Spring Forward. Keep Moving Forward, and stop looking back. Your life was never meant to be lived out in the rear-view mirror. There is more in store for you than what you have already gone through. The past is over and it is time for you to Begin!

 

There are 5 seasons that we as human beings experience in our lives.  There is Spring, when things begin to grow and blossom.  Then there is Summer, when we experience the heat and exhaustion of things. Fall season, when things begin to fall away and change that we don't need anymore.  In Winter, we learn how to tough out some things and learn how to survive.  Then there is DUE season, a time when harvest and promises must come to pass. This is the season that I want to talk about.  Due Season is all about the New Season that God is about to bring forth in your life. Remember, Due is all about the New!

 

Tell yourself it is time to Go!  If you never go or start then you will forfeit your new season and the next level God is calling you to.  It is time for you to GO! God is calling for us as saints of God to have the Go action! Many talk about Going, but few really get into motion and go. I know you have felt like you can't go because of the disorder of your past, your finances, your family, your age, your social standing, your weight, your children, your insecurities, your lack of knowledge, and whatever else you are dealing with, but I Declare to you as a woman of God that it is your season to Go! The word GO means to MOVE, TRAVEL, and PROCEED FORWARD and to PASS FROM ONE PLACE INTO ANOTHER PLACE! "Are you ready to go, move, travel, and proceed into another place?" The Lord has the word GO in Heaven with your name on it!

 

Access has been granted to you in this new season on a different level than you have ever experienced before. It is Your Time and This is Your Season.