ABOVE THE STORM!!!

Screenshot 2016-04-11 at 11.32.20 PMStorms are a part of life, but not sent to destroy,rather to usher us into total surrender, submission and ultimately a place where peace passes all human understanding, and unspeakable joy.

Storms are sent to strengthen our faith and develop godly character and integrity, but we must keep our eyes on the Trinity, while being led into total serenity.

And this is how we fly,

ABOVE THE STORM!!!

In the midst of the bitter and cold, this is how we stay warm, by staying focused on Him who gives us grace when within our flesh lies a great thorn.

The mighty hand of God is upon you and I, He’s perpetually preparing us for when it’s above the storm that we must fly.

These storms are not meant to kill us in the midst thereof, but to teach us how to soar like an eagle by remaining focused on our Lord  who looks low but is seated at the right hand of The Father, who is seated high above,

in Heavenly places, where our spirit can also dwell, being captivated by angelic faces.

All while being surrounded by the demons that the storm has brought in, sent to steal, kill and destroy by offering us a deceptive way to win, they would have us to focus on the storm, causing fear and a greater temptation to sin.

But it’s,

ABOVE THE STORM!!!

This is where we were created to soar, defeating the enemy in his game of war.

Boldly professing God’s word, but God’s word can only be professed when God’s word is heard.

We must study to show ourselves approved, we must stand as the tree that’s planted by the water of the river and not be moved.

Victory is yours, victory is mine, “this” we must stand on right in the middle of the storm where the sun does not shine, but the Power of the Son is ever so strategic, ever so divine.

It’s His Holy Spirit that will lead us every step of the way, our part is to trust and obey, listening diligently to the words that the Holy Spirit say.

If you can’t hear His voice at this particular time, then stand still on what He has already said, knowing that His promises to you are not dead,

but fully alive indeed, and the storms bring water and nutrition to your planted seed, the storms are not at all comfortable, but for the storms, there is a need.

These storms we must go through, I believe these are to see if it’s to our faith that we’re willing to remain true, if we are willing to allow the Holy Spirit to lead us through.

It’s the witnessing of our Heavenly Father bringing us through the storms that builds muscle to our faith, and character to our spiritual form, it’s then that we are ready to soar like an eagle,

ABOVE THE STORM!!!

That Name!!!

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That Name which is above every name, in Heaven, and here on Earth,
This is the Name that holds the highest value, it holds the most worth.

There is healing in That Name, deliverance in That Name, total freedom in That Name,
It’s now over two thousand years after the sinless life, crucifying death and His resurrection, and That Name still has world wide fame,
though many “still” reject His claim.

In That Name lies salvation,
it’s to That Name that we are to give hours upon hours of meditation,
it’s in That Name that we find strength and courage to move forward with no fear, no hesitation,
it’s That Name that gives us hope in a hopeless situation.

It’s to This Name that “EVERY” knee will bow, “inevitably”,
this is That Name that has ultimately,
set us free,
free from the consequences of our sin and iniquity.

He’s The Lord of lord’s, King of kings,
joy deep down in one’s soul is what He bring,
and from that point it’s songs of thanksgiving that we sing.

It’s through the power of That Name that we are able to go straight to our Heavenly Father to plead our case,
He gave an invitation, saying: come to Me when you are wearied in your race.

At the mentioning of That Name satin himself will flee,
if you don’t believe me,
then taste for yourself and see.

The Lord “is” good,
His Name is Jesus and I promise, you will never again be the same,
once you call out, submit and surrender to;

That Name!!!

Year “23”!!!

May 23 2015 was year “23” of my marriage anniversary, and it looks as though year “23” will be the year that we experience our biggest defeat from the enemy…

I have fought hard, and for a very long time, with no unity, no rythem, no ryme, waiting patiently for the glory of God to brightly shine…

Waiting, waiting, waiting to no avail, so I asked myself; in being a husbman, did I fail, has the love that I’ve offered become stale?

I don’t know! but I have no more stregnth to fight; I really don’t won’t to let it go,though, it seems we have torn each other down, not propelled one another to grow…

Three broken souls are a result of this mess, “23” yrs. ago I thought the attacks were just test’s, but now I can’t help but wonder if we both just settled for less than God’s best?

So here I stand, listening closely for God’s next command, praying for the stregnth to move in faithfulness and obedience to whatever it is that my God may demand…

We are to walk by faith, not by sight, and it’s this faith that has motivated me to stay and fight, fight, fight, but hope’s light has become very dim, no longer shining bright…

Despite me and what I’m going through, I know that God is still on His Throne and He is still in complete and tolal control, He is the keeper of my soul, so pleasing Him is my only goal, in-spite of who I may win, or whom I may lose, it is with my Lord that I will “ALWAYS” choose to roll..

Victory, victory, victory, it’s not always easy, but victory “WILL” be, as I pray for you and yours I ask that you also pray for mine, and me, in this very trying

Year “23”!!!

Profound Revelation!!! (Don’t Be Deceived By The Ambiance Of Darkness)

I am a 2nd shifter, and as far back as I can remember the majority of my writing has been done late at night. I have always loved the night. I’m able to fully function in the night hours. So when I write, late night, I prefer the ambiance of minimal light.

Well, this worked fine until a few weeks ago when my eyes would begin to water, the words on the page would become blurred and I would get a slight headache (evidence of getting older :)). My very fist thought was that I would have to change my writing schedule from the p.m. to the a.m.. Then the Holy Spirit spoke to me gently, saying, if you gave yourself more light by turning on the bigger ceiling light then you’ll be O.K. (duuugh, that should have been my first thought).

Nevertheless, I turned on the bigger brighter light and haven’t had a problem since, but the Holy Spirit continued dealing with me in regard to this Light and darkness thing. He used my preference of the ambiance that is ushered in by using minimal light to reveal to me other areas of my life where I preferred the ambiance of the darkness rather than the truth of the Light.

I was then led by the Holy Spirit to 1 John 1:5 (amp)

And this is the message [the message of promise] which we have heard from Him and now are reporting to you: God is Light, and there is no darkness in Him at all [no, not in any way];

then I was led to John 3:19 (K.J.V.)

And this is the condemnation, that Light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than Light, because their deeds were evil.

Yes, I admit, I do like the ambiance of a dimly lit, romantic setting, but through this experience the Holy Spirit brought back to my memory, that in Heaven, we will live, move and have our being in the fullness of the Light of  God’s countenance, 24/7, where there is absolutely no darkness at all, and NO SIN. Now what greater ambiance and romance is there than this?

My Prayer:

Father God, I thank you for this revelation on Light and darkness in which you have graciously given to me. Father, forgive me for those dark areas of my life in which I love rather than Light. Father, give me the willingness and ability, through the power of the Holy Spirit which dwell within me to walk out of these dark areas straight into your Marvelous Light; in Jesus Mighty name I pray, AMEN…

Next Chapter!!!

This present chapter of my life has been very long, and full of pain…strong winds and heavy rain…it was only the grace of my God that kept me from going insane.

Finally, I can see relief…but not without one last stagger backwards caused by a blow from the murderer, the destroyer, the thief.

The enemy may think that he has won this war…ohhhh, but little does he know, there’s so much more…in store.

Yeah, I’m walking away naked and bare…but with victory, because I’m walking away, and in the face of Jesus I continue to stare.

All that the enemy has stolen from me in this chapter he can surly have, because my future, he can’t touch…what my God has revealed to me about Himself in this chapter has been much…I pray for Jesus to reveal Himself “MIGHTILY” to “ALL” those who think He is just a crutch.

Though I would not want to go through this again, I thank God for allowing this season…I’ve learned so much already, but only time will reveal the full purpose and reason.

Despite the pain and confusion in this chapter there’s still so much that I’ve been working toward…one foot in front the the other is the only way to move forward.

Old things has passed away, behold, all things becoming new…it’s to my destiny and God’s purpose that I vow to remain true.

I won’t be destracted by the enemy, a.k.a.the great destractor…I’m walking out of the old straight into this,

Next Chapter!!!

Against All Odds!!!

The chips were stacked against me…all I had was a cloudy vision of my destiny,

un-educated, and I had no real plan…I even put my faith in me, and in man.

I tried that, and I tried this…now I stand here today…and I say…it was all amiss.

Chasing after successs…while putting my soul in a deeper and deeper mess.

Trying to obtain all the things that this world told me I could…trying to get all that they say I should.

I walked by sight, not by faith…thinking that it was my way that would usher me into that destined place…not knowing that I was getting further and further behind in this race.

I thank my God, because He didn’t allow Jesus to come, “just” for those who have everything together…those who are already standing strong in the midst of the rough weather,

but rather Jesus came to set captives free…those who’s chips are stacked against them, those like me…He came for those who are blind, but really want to see.

My Lord and Savior came for those of us who are fighting;

Against All Odds!!!

If this is you too…don’t be discouraged by your situation; know that God is faithful and true.

My God chooses those of us who are tore-up…from the floor-up so He can get the glory…from our story.

If you’re already a “Made” man…then people will think that it’s all you-your will, your plan.

Nine times out of ten this you won’t deny…because you forget that your blessings come from Him who sits in the Heavens above the sky.

It’s the struggle in the storm of dust…that bring us to the point where we “KNOW” it’s in God that we can trust.

It’s not profitable to despise where you are, or the things that come against you…know that with you…God is not through.

In the word of God He didn’t just use men of high degree…but rather, He used men who were below average, average, or just plain ordinary…like you, and like me.

I encourage you today, don’t get impatient when waiting on the “ONE” True God and turn to other false god’s…”STAND”  knowing that God is preparing you even now to win;

Against All Odds!!!

Blessed Assurance!!!

Once you have accepted Jesus as Lord over your life, and given Him your whole heart…then from you, His Holy Spirit “WILL NOT” depart…know, that a lifelong process is about to start…it won’t be easy, you WILL make bad decisions, you WILL stumble, you WILL miss the mark…to walk with Jesus is not neccessarily a walk in the park.

Through it all…your bad decisions, your stumble, and even your fall…you can get back up with endurance…believing that your wrapped in God’s

BLESSED ASSURANCE

God won’t leave you…niether will He forsake you…your in His hands being made whole, being made new.

Your being made in the image of God’s only begotten Son…so in all actuallity your battle is already won.

It’s the Holy Spirit that’s leading you through…remember, patience is a virtue…so don’t give up on God, because God won’t give up on you…within you, God WILL continue that good work in which He has started to do.

No height, nor depth, nor any other created thing shall seperate us from the Love  of God. Don’t take my word on this…because I’m human, subject to miss…but rather read for yourself in the book of Romans chapter eight verse thirty nine…when you seek, you WILL find…and when it’s God that you seek, you’ll have peace of mind…reasurance…and,

BLESSED ASSURANCE

Which is, the knowing that you are God’s workmanship…and this knowing gives us the power to praise God, not murmur, complain and give Him a bunch of lip.

Hold your head high, knowing that you are Heaven bound…you once was lost, but you’ve been found…though that ol’ mountain, once or twice more, you still may have to go around…hold on, don’t let go…stay in faith, stand on what you know.

It’s only in God that we go from true glory, to glory, to glory…so relax while He divinely writes your story.

You can rest in the knowing that God is in control, and He is full of love, grace and mercy…even after you have missed the mark, you can go to Him on bended knee…God sent Jesus to us to set us free…and who the Son sets free, is free indeed.

This is better than full coverage insurance…this is,

BLESSED ASSURANCE!!!

Back Roads!!!

In our journey of following Christ, He often leads us into a detour. Off of the brightly lit highway where there’s fellow trvelers and activity all around, straight into the back roads of life.

The back roads is where there’s darkness, isolation and quietness. Though the back roads may seem a little scary at first, it’s a great place to be, because it’s these very conditions that awakens our faith.

See, it’s on the congested, fast pace highways of life that we are easily destracted, we lose focus, we grow weary, and our Lord know our frgile state of existance; so He does what He does best, which is divinely intervene on behalf of His children.

Our Heavenly Father sends us on a back road detour, where we must apply our bright lights, (which is the word of God). He removes us from the congested, fast pace of the highway so that we can find that place of rest and peace, that many times, we didn’t even realize we needed.

It’s then that we are able to hear that still, small voice of God clearly saying: This is the way, walk ye in it, when you turn to the right hand, and when you turn to the left. (Isaiah 30:21. So don’t despise the seasons in your life when God sends you down a back road detour, but rather embrace the oppertunity to sit peacefully and quietly in the presence of our Lord.

You may be suprised at how you are able to move and navigate through the traffic and congestion once back on the highway, through the insite that was given to you on that dark, quiet, isolated back road detour.

Back Roads!!!

LOVE…GRACE…PEACE…

Revelation Through Our Occupation!!!

In Febuary 2015 I will have earned my keep as a driver in the state of Michigan for “12” yrs. Here in Michigan we experience some of the worst winter weather in the world. Our weather here is very unpredictable. One minute it can be a pretty pleasant day, then the next minute it can be a major storm brewing.

In my almost “12” yrs as a driver I’ve driven through some of the most treacherous weather imaginable. Over the years I’ve learned how to make necessary adjustments in my driving to make it to my destination safely. I’ve also learned, or should I say, in the process of learning how to make these very same adjustments when driving through the storms of life, which can be just as treacherous.

The first adjustment would be to slow down so that my tires wont lose traction, and I end up ultimately losing control of the vehicle. The storms of life warrants that same first response. It is always harder to hear the voice of God when moving through life at a fast pace. We should be slow to speak in these seasons because our first natural response would be to speak on the power of the storm, instead of the power of our God.

We should also be slow to wrath, being conscious of the fact that the storm has the potential to ignite that anxiety that provokes wrath. See, in the midst of these storms it’s a natural response to allow the spirit of anxiousness to creep in, because we are in a hurry to get to that piont of destination, that place of comfort and safety.

This brings me to the next adjustment which is removing my eyes from the clock inside the vehicle so that I wont get destracted by the time, and fixing my eyes on the road in front of me. Not worrying about the extra time that it’s taking to reach my destination. I would much rather keep my wheels moving forward at a slower pace than to find myself sitting in a ditch. That would definately provoke anxiety and wrath.

Removing all distractions from our view, and fixing our eyes on, The Way, The Truth and The Life, also known as Jesus is vital in making it through the storms of life as well. Jesus Desciples were inside of a boat and saw Him walking on the water towards thier boat. The Apostle Peter asked Jesus to allow him to walk out to meet Him on the water. Well Jesus told Peter, COME, and Peter began to walk on water successfully as long as he kept his eyes fixed on Jesus, but began quickly sinking when he had taken his eyes off of Jesus and fixed them on the storm instead.(Matthew 14:24-31)

These are just a few of the revelations that God has given me through my occupation. I believe that God is speaking to His people all the time, giving insites and revelation through the occupations of His people. Jesus told the apostle Peter, before Peter became an apostle, that He would make Him a fisher of men. See Peter was a fisherman,therefore he understood that concept very well.

Jesus also used the analogy of seed planting many times troughout His ministry because thier were many farmers in that day who would fully understand this concept. I believe that our God is still giving insite and revelation through our occupations even on today. So I encourage you to listen closely for the voice of God which just may be trying to give you revelation through your occupation.

Blessings to you…

LOVE…GRACE…PEACE…

Welcome 2015!!!

The year 2014 was a very ineresting year for me…I learned some very important lessons throughout the year, with one lesson being: the victory…the victory that we recieve over our situations when we stand in faith, when we choose to wait on the Lord to loose us and set us free…faith is not neccesaritly easy… It’s not easy to believe for that in which we can’t see, that in which our situations tell us can’t be.

It’s not easy to stand…it’s not easy to stand alone in a dry and desolate land…when it feel as though we’re standing in quick-sand…it’s not easy to stand…it’s not easy to stand when out the window has been thrown all that we have planned.

It’s not easy to stand, but in 2014 I stood…I didn’t think that I had the ability to coninue standing, but God kept telling me that I could…I would…well I did, and what He gave me in return was all good.

Now 2014 is in my rear view…and 2015 has ushered in more hope for what my God will continue to do…not just for me, but if you believe, it’s for you too.

God has been preparing His People for a mighty work that has yet to be seen…and I believe that it’s time for the manifestation of that mighty work, and this is why I say;

Welcom 2015!!!