The Harvest…

Believing and sowing go hand in hand. To all the folks with a green thumb-you all plant seeds and expect to harvest a bountiful crop, right? To the students-you all study so that you can pass your exam, right? To all the chefs-you spend hours preparing a meal and expect that it will be tasty, correct?

For the gardeners, bakers, and students-all expect to see a harvest that is relevant to their sowing. So children of God, when we sow in our faith-do we expect to see the movement of God? Believers, when we pray-do we expect to hear the voice of God? Daughters of God, when we cry out “Abba, Father”-do we expect to see God our Father?

Saints, we should be expecting a harvest! The Word of God tells us that we should expect to see when we believe! John 7:38 tells us that we will see rivers of living water flowing from us. John 11:40 tells us that we will see His glory. When we believe, we will be made whole. He is Lord of the Harvest!

Sisters, let’s labor before the Lord. We won’t labor in vain. Our reading, our fasting, and our praying will absolutely yield a bountiful crop! And we know it can be hard in the waiting, we know that we are down right tired of closed doors and “no’s” at every turn-but the harvest is coming!

Why can we count on the harvest? Because we belong to Lord of the Harvest! We shall have living water accessible to us at all times, we will see His glory, and we will be healed and made whole.

Our sister, don’t grow weary in well doing. Don’t stop sowing. Don’t stop seeking. The Father sees you! He hears your cry! He sees the budgeting you are doing for your family, He sees your long nights of crafting that book, He sees the negative balance in your bank account-the harvest is right around the corner!

To the faithful, make room for the harvest!

Peace and Blessings

The Sowing…

Let’s start by saying: there is NOTHING too hard for God, Amen? Amen!

But sowing is not easy work. It takes concentration, focus, and intentionality. Sowing often yields a beautiful creation-when completed with skill and love. This is how the Father worked when He created us-when He created you! He was intentional, He was careful, and He was focused. It says so in the Word:

You as the finished product is just as important as the time and tenderness the Father provides to you as He created you. When sowing, if one detours, if one uses threads that don’t match-it disrupts the creation, the finished product. One doesn’t sow with their eyes close, they are careful and driven.

You, beautiful sister, deserve attention, care, and focus. The Father deemed it so! This is vital to our identity as children of God. The world wants to tell us that our very creation is a “random assignment”. Oh no sister! The Father knew full on well who we were going to be!

He carefully designed the beautiful shape of our faces, our lovely hair, and our unique skin color. He knew every line of our fingerprint, the curve of our fingers, and the careful placement of the freckles on our skin. His intentional design of our ears and nose was not by chance but on purpose.

Sisters, know that the Father knitting you in your mothers womb, matter just as much as His finished product. There is nothing accidental or random about you-we are fearfully and wonderfully made.

Peace and Blessings

Word of God: Eternal

All that we can see, touch, feel, hear, and taste will all pass away, however, the Word of God will forever remain:

His promises, His story of redemption, the beauty of His restoration, and the truth of His victory is forever etched into time. The Word of God is not empty-it is full. The Word of God does not return to Him void-it accomplishes all of its intended goals.

In a world where things burn up, get stolen, and get destroyed-the Word of God does not. It impacts us forever. It manifests always. It stands the test of time until the end of time. Once etched on your heart, it cannot be erased.

This is good news sisters! The very word that saved our lives burns on forever. It’s not just a good word, it is THE good Word! It’s eternal. It lives. It is active. The Word of our Father endures the test of time!

The firmness of the Word is where we can anchor our hope and place our faith. The Word is forever and eternal, Selah.

Peace and Blessings

Word of God: Life

Isn’t it amazing what a kind word can do for your day? Think about the last time someone genuinely complimented you-how did it make you feel? What did it do for your day? Research shows the power of gratitude, the wonder of appreciation, and the art of thankfulness-it has health benefits, affects your productivity, and alleviates sadness.

While science made have just discovered the benefits of a positive word, believers of God through Jesus Christ should know the power of words. The Word of God is life!

Words are living, breathing, and active. Need to feel better? Speak God’s Word over you! Need to be encouraged? Go to the Word! Need to comfort someone? Use the Word of God! Facing a tough situation? Declare and decree the promises of God over your situation.

We must remember the power that is in God’s Word. Maybe the social sciences are just getting the program but we cannot afford to forget that our salvation story starts with the Word of God! We spoke and believed that God did it. We overcome by the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony! The Word of God is life.

It’s not just an positive affirmation. It is not just a positive statement or quote. It is living, breathing, and active.

Peace and Blessings

Chosen.

Whether you are chosen or not all depends on you…

This has nothing to do with who you present yourself to be, your status, or your educational attainment. Being chosen in Christ is not like being in the world. The world selection process is all about tangible and temporary things. Thank God that He does not function in the same capacity!

We are chosen in Christ when we say yes! We are chosen when we agree with what the Father says about us. We are chosen when we choose to believe in the promises of the Lord! Your degree and your childhood experiences do not automatically enter you into the Father’s kingdom. We are chosen by admitting that we cannot survive with God through Jesus Christ.

Rejoice and be glad! The Father is waiting to accept us with open arms. He is willing to choose us if we are willing to be accepted. He receives us as we receive Him. We should be glad to know that He loves us unconditionally!

Maybe you grew up in multiple foster homes, perhaps you were rejected by a parent. Maybe you were passed over for the promotion, or rejected by a friend. Maybe your dream school denied you or you were denied for that loan. No matter the circumstances, we promise that you have been handpicked and chosen by the Father!

He sees you as chosen, holy, royalty, and a special possession. All you have to say is “yes Lord, I am available, choose me!”

Peace and Blessings

Location: At Work…

When someone attempts to contact us between the hours of 9am to 5pm, most of us would say that we are at work-and for the over nighters, they are usually preparing for work.

Whether you are self-employed or work for an organization, work requires so much of our time. Work is exhausting. Work is time consuming. Work is demanding. But work is what we must do.

We can view it from the natural perspective, right? Work provides for our families. Work helps us operate in our purpose. And although it is demanding, work is fulfilling. Work is also required in the supernatural. Let’s look to the Word:

Jesus’s command is for us to work until He comes. While one can interpret this from a natural perspective, we must know that the Savior means that we are to do His business until He returns. Work is demanding, but necessary. Work is time consuming, but it’s our appropriate position. People are dying without knowing Christ because the people of God are not doing their job by planting and watering. It’s time to get to work!

As a blood washed, born again believer-the charge has been given: Occupy until Jesus returns. We cannot afford to retire from ministry, it’s our service! Preaching the Word of God through Jesus Christ is our lifelong service.

We preach when we give of ourselves. We preach when we encourage someone with the Word of God. We minister by caring for our families. We work as we testify about the goodness of Christ. We preach by living out the Word of God. We work by exuding joy, choosing patience, and loving our enemies. We are working when we are fasting and praying. We are working when we are declaring and decreeing the promises of God.

We should always be at work, not at our secular place of employment but doing our Father’s business. Whether it’s 5pm or 5am, when someone is looking for us, we must be at work.

Peace and Blessings

Cling Tenaciously…

Tenaciousness can carry an negative connotation at times. Someone being considered tenacious can be linked to being rude, aggressive, and without care and concern for others. Isn’t it amazing how the Lord can turn whatever He desires from negative to positive for His glory? Let’s consider this verse:

“Inasmuch then as we [believers] have a great High Priest who has [already ascended and] passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession [of faith and cling tenaciously to our absolute trust in Him as Savior].” Hebrews‬ ‭4:14‬ ‭AMP‬‬

The amplified version of Hebrews 4:14 exhorts believers to cling tenaciously! Let us cling tenaciously to our absolute trust in the Father! Let’s be firm, aggressive, and without care or concern for the things of the world when it comes to trusting in our Father! Let’s be unwilling to yield or compromise when it comes to holding to our confession and our faith in the Lord our God.

The world will want to define you as foolish, naive, and silly for clinging to Someone who you cannot see, touch, or feel. This world will want us to loosen our grip and grab on to the tangible and the destructible. The Word gives us that warning:

Be tenacious for our Father! Cling to our Creator! This concept of clinging requires focus, strength, patience and love. Your firm grasp is power! Your faith will move the mountains of your life, if only we can remember to cling tenaciously.

Be unwavering in articulating about the power of the Lord our God. Be passionate about demonstrating the love of God through Jesus Christ. Be immovable about declaring the goodness of God.

Sisters, let’s cling tenaciously to the very One who saved us from the brink of death. Let’s cling to our Savior.

Peace and Blessings

There is a name…

In order to experience life, you must know about death. In order to experience healing, you must know about pain. In order to experience abundance, you must know about not having enough. In order to experience victory, you must know about being defeated.

The more we live, the more we realize that there is power in the name of Jesus. We know He is the life giver. We know He is the healer. We know He is the provider. We know He is victorious. We know that there is a Name that is above all names.

His Name is Peace. His Name is Lord. He is the Provider. He is Victorious. The Lord, our Banner. Jehovah Jireh. Jehovah Nissi. Jehovah Shalom. Jesus. Messiah. Lord. Savior. More than A Conqueror.

There is a name that saves:

There is a name that will bring us to our knees, the name of the Lord our God! How blessed are we as we cry out to our Father, He comes to our rescue? What name on Earth or Heaven has the power to move mountains? The name of the Lord, our God!

“Help me, Jesus“ can be the start to our breakthrough! Let’s call on the name of the Lord instead calling on the issues that weigh us down. Instead of calling on the name of diseases and diagnoses, let’s call on the Name of our Healer. Instead of calling ourselves “a hot mess”, let’s proclaim that we are blessed!

There is a name…

Peace and Blessings

Shhhhhhh….

This can be the hardest task for women. Silence. Let’s face it, we have the gift of gab! Extroverts and introverts alike…we either enjoy talking to many people or our one favorite person, we can go a mile a minute or need a reboot after a conversation, but we enjoy talking. And why not?! The Lord did give us a voice and words to use. Our words and our voice have power!

But there are those moments when the old adage reigns true: silence is golden. While we are not sure where the saying comes from, we do know that the Word of God says it first:

Sometimes we have to choose silence. Oh challenging that can be! We want to say what we gotta say. We want to be heard, especially when we are upset-if we can be transparent-we are ready to speak our mind and stand our ground!

So naturally (well actually supernaturally), the Lord tells us to be silent-the absolute last thing we want to be. Ah, but it is in the silence where the Lord can speak the loudest. And when we are engaged in battle with the enemy, when we are steaming, we need to hear the voice of the Lord. He is the voice of wisdom. He is truth. He is our protector.

As you engage in spiritual warfare, before speaking-choose silence. Your silence will signal the Savior!

Peace and Blessings

Dethroned: Shame

There are nooks and crannies of our past that we do not want anyone to see. The enemy desires to magnify those dark areas of our past to keep us from pursuing our desires and goals. Essentially, whether we realize it or not, we place those dark things of our past on the throne seat of our hearts.

At the root of it all is shame. We are ashamed of the choices we made, the connections we created, and the consequences of our decisions. Shame cannot sit in the place that was created for our Father. Sister, shame cannot be magnified. Shame cannot take the place of the Lord and Savior of our life.

Sister, did you see the declaration of the Lord your God?! He says you will forget the shame of your youth! So it has to be removed from the nooks and crannies of your life! Shine the Father’s light on those dark and hidden places. Make Satan and his minions bow to the truth of the King! Shame has been dethroned! You are no longer bounded by the foolishness of your past.

We have been redeemed, sister. We have been set free as we declare Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. Let’s dethrone that ugly face of shame. We must live unashamed! We must live set free. We must remember that we have been forgiven by our Good, Good Father.

For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.” Romans 10:11

Peace and Blessings