To everyone reading this: I pray super natural provision to be released in your life. That prayer that you’ve been praying; I want you to know that God hears you and answers EVERY prayer. It may not look like what you expected but its all part of the process. Accept it! Savor it! Don’t hoard it. He will give us “THIS day” our daily bread. There is always more coming tomorrow.
If its healing you pray for: take that pill, do the sugery, join that gym.
If it’s money you seek, take that offer. (Do Not despise small beginnings) It may be your testimony that God took you from the basement to the executive suite in supernatural time.
If it’s a spouse you seek, give that man or woman a chance. Sure they may have bad credit and make minimum wage but inside there could be a King that needs a Queen in order to inherit his Kingdom.
Just because it don’t look like much, doesn’t mean it’s worthless. Priceless jewels come in small boxes. (Engagement rings come in boxes that fit in your hand)
So as I pray for your release, I beseech you …
DON’T GIVE UP 5 MINUTES BEFORE YOUR MIRACLE!
(Forgive any typographical errors, this just came through)
I recorded BLVCK JESUS a few months ago, as a warning of things to come. If I had only known that the conflicts in Ferguson, Gaza, and the Middle East would soon erupt, maybe I would have screamed louder.
When I say, “we need us, Blvck Jesus” I am not talking about race. I am speaking to all of us. Black is the most complete color since it encompasses all colors, and the work that is set before us will take everyone working together.
We don’t need a miracle. We don’t need more money. We need unity. We need BLVCK JESUS.
I found love on a two way street, and lost it on a lonely highway.
That is the first line to this iconic soul classic. It was the lyrics that were in my head as I awoke this morning. I have been moved by the situation in Ferguson Missouri, and my heart has been leaning towards all parts of the world that are in turmoil. When I hear these words, they began to tell a story of the world we live in.
We live in a very SELF-ish society. If there is an accident on the highway, we are upset and want it moved because it delays us. We don’t even consider those they may be injured. When tragedy strikes, we are not concerned about those directly affected miles aways, yet we are upset that our favorite television show is not airing. We are so SELF-ish that the word “selfie” is now part of our vocabulary. Our timelines are all about SELF. “Look at me!” “I am here!” “I am important.” These are the mantras of our society, and sadly we are lonely.
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son… (John 3:16)
LOVE GIVES! Not only does Love give, but love gives complete and sacrificially. Foe Love gave his only.
What shall I render unto the Lord for His goodness and benefits towards me? (Psalm 116:12)
We don’t give that which costs us nothing. It is a cycle. Love gives sacrificially, and in return, we give sacrificially. We give our time, our energy, our prayers. We cannot just pray for iPads and new cars. We must Love some of our prayer time, not for self, but for others. I often replace the word love with give. It’s my reminder that real love gives, and that giving involves more that just me. Giving or “loving” is a two way street. It’s the coming and going. It’s the looking around and seeing others that are moving in the flow of Love.
I dare say that this is why so many of us are lonely. Our whole world is about SELF. It’s all about me, myself, and I. What a lonely existence. That is why the songwriter said, “and I lost it on a lonely highway.” There is no view. There is no conversation. There is just you.
There is nothing wrong with being punctual or taking selfies. But we must be like “Good Samaritan” of our time. The ones whom are willing to Love sacrificially of our-SELF. I encourage you as I encourage myself: If we truly want peace, love and harmony in the world; let us return to Love. Let us get off the solitary access roads and pull back onto the bustling highway. The view and the company are always better on Love’s two way street.
I have often ministered to others and told them that, “God never wastes anything.” Every experience that I have made it through has taught me and gave me an invaluable wealth that I needed in order too get “here”.
Recently I found out that a young lady and her kids are living in an abusive household. Their father is physically and emotionally abusive towards their mother, and God only knows what he is towards the children.
This situation is very familiar to me. My stepfather was a very angry and bitter man. Although he was never physically abusive to me, his verbal abuse and psychological warfare were just as destructive. My siblings and I often joked that when the verbal attacks would start; we would go on a mental vacation. We became experts at hosting poker faces, suppressing emotion, and gaging the energy in the room before we even knew what it was.
What we became is prepared. Living with a ticking time bomb taught us to watch for the slightest movements that would precede danger. It taught us to tune into the energies of a space and to trust our gut. It taught us the importance of not reacting to every comeuppance. It taught us how to get through and how to go through.
We’ve all heard that if you are attacked by a bear that you should play dead. We know that many animals won’t even go near an animal that is already dead. They eat only live prey. We were taught the importance of when to fight and when to play dead.
Sure I could sit and tell you all about my stepfather’s antics, but I choose to own my story. I wasn’t a victim of abuse. I was a warrior in training. I was simply being prepared for the life that I live today. This is not to say that if you or someone you know is being abused; you should do nothing. This is simply to encourage you.
Every situation and circumstance that you have experienced in you life has a divine purpose. It often has less to do with you and more to do for you. You may not know it immediately and the pains may run deeper than you can reach at this moment, but pray that in time you will come to know the preparation and power of your experience. For that is how you are can truly overcome.
And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
I saw this video and it jolted me to this thought.
“But this kind does not go out except by fasting and praying” Matthew 17:21
Matthew 17 and Mark 9 tells a familiar story about faith. “If you just have the faith of a mere mustard seed…” you know. But what I find is that there is a hidden gem inside Matthew 17:21. In the King James version it only exist as a footnote. In many translations it does not even exist. And in The Gospel of Mark 9:29 the word “fasting” is left out.
This is subtle but echoes what a wise woman once said to me, “Some things only come through fasting and praying!”
"Pray" is derived from the Hebrew verb hitpallel meaning to “judge oneself.” Fasting, meaning to abstain or go without food or drink, is a biblical way to humble yourself before God. In simple terms, it means that we must first examine ourselves and then humble ourselves to sincerely call upon the Lord with reverent singleness of God. Take note that fasting normally went on for 40 day periods. This means it takes time. But I caution that it’s not about doing your time, but about going through the process. I can testify to this with my own life. It’s has not been about the destination. It has been about the journey. You may have also heard of it as “paying your dues!”
Jesus started His ministry about the age of 33, da Vinci didn’t finish “The Last Supper” till he was 46, and Oprah Winfrey was 32 when her show went national. Ellen was 45 when her talk show started. Julia Child didn’t learn to cook till she was almost 40. Andrea Bocelli didn’t start to singer opera, seriously, until he was 34, and Ricardo Montalban didn’t build his dream house till age 68, when he was financially able to do so. There are many more stories just like these. (12 Great People Who Didn’t Find Success Till After 30)
I say all this to encourage you, at any age: In a world where technology has decreased the time in which we do many things, the child prodigies are hailed, and the 20 year old CEO is celebrated. Somethings like fine wine, a hand-made work of art, and life aren’t about who finishes the fastest. It’s about having the faith (or diligent patience and belief in the final outcome no matter how long it takes) that you will make it if you wait for it… wait for it…
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