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Where was HE?

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Where was your GOD? I have heard this far too many times. I have been asked this question personally and sometimes the answer isn't easy but I always know in my spirit that HE was right there. We don't always know why but we can stand firm in the truth that GOD knows. The situation that happened this month, with some church congregation members along with their pastor being killed, was heartbreaking. I had a friend tell me, "You can't go anywhere to escape the devil... even church!" That appears to be the truth to the naked eye.  Why would someone be so cold-hearted and bring this type of pain to innocent people? We will never know the detailed answer to that question. The fact remains that these are the end days. There will be things that happen that confuse us and cause us to question the motif. The truth is, we can't rely on what we see. I don't know if the victims had a relationship with God but it is written, "to be absent in the body is to be pre…

When nothing else could help...

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Love Lifted Me I was recently in one of the darkest areas of my life. I felt helpless and hopeless. I was broke and broken. I didn't see how God was going to fix my situation. Truly, I was living just to exist. I did everything I could to feel better internally and then I realized... I was only sinking deeper and deeper in the pit of sorrow and gloom. I thank God for growing up in church but I thank him more for the church growing up in me. You can be around faith all your life but until you utilize the power for yourself it will do you no good. Thankfully, I remembered that I could call on someone bigger than me. I still had access to Him but I thought that I could handle the situation on my own. I am still in difficult situations but my spirit is not there. LOVE LIFTED ME. Love, being God, heard my prayer when I openly and wholeheartedly admitted my humanity. I realized I couldn't but HE CAN. All of us deal with situations that can cripple and possibly paralyze our spirit. Don&#…

Lay It Aside

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Lay It Aside  Ask yourself, "What do I need to lay aside?" Yes! We need to get rid of things that displease God, myself included. We don't need to entertain people, things, or activities that pull us away from God's embrace and the shelter of HIS protection. However, sin is not the only thing that can consume you or "beset" you. Hebrews 12:1 tells us: "Therefore then, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses [who have borne testimony to the Truth], let us strip off and throw aside every encumbrance (unnecessary weight) and that sin which so readily (deftly and cleverly) clings to and entangles us, and let us run with patient endurance and steady and active persistence the appointed course of the race that is set before us..." (Amplified Version) Take this into deep consideration. The text says that we are surrounded by witnesses. There are people in our lives who are watching our actions and critiquing our words - whether good, bad o…