More Than Anything Else!!!

robert-nyman-442994                                                                   Photo by: Robert Nyman

 

Acts 4:13 (KJV)

Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marveled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.

 

Psalm 91:1 (KJV))

He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

 

More Than Anything Else!!!

 

The presence of my God in every area of my life,

the power of His living word flowing freely, from the depths of my spirit, through my lips cutting the enemy deeply, as would a double edge knife.

 

This,

this above all else is my desire,

so, of the daily seeking of more of God’s presence, I will not tire.

 

While the majority continue to go hard after diamonds, gold and a prestigious name,,

I will continue to stand in the minority; unapologetically; and with no shame.

 

Though there’s times when the temptation for me to follow along,

is stronger than strong.

 

But, I know The Light, which is even stronger; and, can provide for me the power to overcome those enticing temptations,

and the ability to use godly wisdom in all situations.

 

And it’s this that I want;

 

More Than Anything Else!!!

 

Because in the presence of God is fullness of joy,

though Satan has a host of demons ready to deploy,

ready to steal, kill and destroy.

 

Thankfully there’s a secret place, and it’s found in the shadow of The Most High,

I’m learning; everything outside of this place is a smokescreen setup by the devil himself, who works nothing but deceit; he’s the father of every lie,

therefore, everything within me that’s hindering me from receiving more; “Must Die”.

 

I desire more of the presence of my God,

 

More Than Anything Else!!!

 

Lamentations 3:21-26 (KJV)

21) This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope.

22) It is of The Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed,

because His compassions fail not.

23) They are new every morning; great is Thy faithfulness.

24) The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in Him.

25) The Lord is good unto them that wait for Him, to the soul that seeketh Him.

26) It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of The Lord.

 

 

 

 

                                      FREEDOM!!!                   20171030_172215.jpg

Eternal freedom was given to us at The Cross on Calvary over two thousand years ago,

but; the journey to full understanding of the power in this freedom is a long, dark and winding road, which at times causes us to forget what we know,

the rains fall, the winds blow,

our enemy is ever present trying to steal freedoms righteous glow,

trying to distract us from moving in freedoms perpetual flow,

though;

 

Freedom is a state of mind,

freedom will cause the eyes to open of those who are blind,

freedom is peace, even when the situations of life are unkind,

while the enemy wants us bound, freedom has the power to unbind.

 

This is a freedom which is not easy to receive,

a freedom which is almost too good to believe,

especially when the devil is constantly in our ear speaking words meant for nothing other than to deceive,

it’s in The Word of our God that this freedom is found, so it’s to The Word of our God is to what we must cleave.

 

In this freedom is found the courage to be me,

not the me that others think I should be,

but the me that my God has called, chosen and predestined me to be,

this freedom enables me to see,

not just naturally,

but also the things concerning me spiritually;

not just the here and now, but also those things lasting throughout all eternity.

 

Monetarily, this freedom don’t cost us a thing,

though it does require us, to, on this long road, through it all, to faith tightly cling,

it does require us to leave certain things, that on this road, we just can’t bring,

but it also delivers unto us a self worth that’s wrapped up in God’s purpose; not this world’s riches and bling,

weather rich or poor this freedom enables us, that, to our Lord we continue to gloriously sing.

 

This freedom supplies us with the knowing that “ALL” things are working together for our good,

it assures us, that we won’t miss a blessing for being out of place, for not standing in patient obedience like we should,

this is not a freedom to satisfy our own selfish will, but this freedom empowers us to really do what Jesus would.

 

Unfortunately, this freedom is not manifested over night,

it take time to realize; we don’t have to fight,

the battle is mine says The Lord, and when we wait on The Lord to do it, we can rest assured that it’s done right,

knowing that when we continue to move forward in obedience, we will see freedoms light.

 

But not before, at times; taking a step forward only to take two steps back,

so tenacity,

is a key,

so keep pushing forward believing that God’s strength is made perfect in our weakness, and His hand is never slack,

remember, this is not a sprint, or a quick lap around the track,

and there’s always something to learn when we must, for a season, suffer lack.

 

Who The Son sets free is free indeed,

and freedom was offered to us all when Jesus laid His life down, when our sins caused Him to bleed,

our Savior has already planted the seed,

now we must be willing to follow His lead.

 

It’s ours already,

but we have a responsibility to walk in obedience, and to walk steady;

and even when we fall short, God’s grace and mercy is there to lift us up and set us back on the road to full manifestation of this eternal,

God given

 

Freedom!!!

 

 

 

Marching Forward!!!

I’ve received my marching orders from “The Most High”,

I’m no longer listening to the enemy who does nothing but lie,

no longer deceived by the trinkets that he strategically place before my eye,

with the purpose of stopping this process, but I’m marching straight down the runway preparing to fly,

I’m;

 

Marching Forward!!!

 

I’ve been through the hottest spots of this fire,

preparation is never fun, never easy but the need is dire,

through it all the spirit of tenacity has been developed within me, so before I obtain, I will not tire,

I’ll be;

 

Marching Forward!!!

 

Out of darkness, out of confusion,

marching straight past all of Satan’s optical allusions,

guarding my life against his demons unwarranted intrusions.

So I continue;

 

Marching Forward!!!

 

In more truth, with more love and more zeal,

despite how bad the situation may look, despite how I may feel,

obeying that still small voice which I know to be real,

I’m;

 

Marching Forward!!!

 

Not in any rush, but at a steady pace,

staying in my own lane, running my own race,

daily seeking, not just my God’s hand, but also His face,

and I’m able to continue;

 

Marching Forward!!!

 

Not allowing my own selfish will to get in God’s way,

but rather allowing my God to continue molding me as a potter does His clay,

while I continue to give Him “ALL” the glory for renewing His mercies in my life day, by day,

I’m;

 

Marching Forward!!!

 

Through the valley and over the hill,

courageously moving forward, even when moving is no joy, no thrill,

allowing the enemy to see, that though he may have stolen a lot from me,

my destiny and purpose he “COULD NOT KILL”,

and I’m still,

 

Marching Forward!!!20171019_184041_Burst01.jpg

THE POWER IN LETTING GO!!!

Screenshot 2016-05-28 at 10.57.16 PM

Letting go of those things in which we love is never easy, but sometimes there is great power therein, see, without the Word and Spirit of God being saturated within, our hearts are most deceptive and will lead us into all sorts of sin.

Arrogance, selfishness and pride just to name a few, it takes the Word and Spirit of God to show us, about us, that which is ugly, that which is true.

So many of us miss out on God’s best for fear of giving up on our own dreams, our own will, our own way, so we move full speed ahead not seeking at all God’s face, nor listening at all to what He is trying to say, and it’s “only” when we find ourselves in that dark place that we choose to pray, when God wants continual, perpetual fellowship with His children in every situation, every circumstance, every hour, every minute, every second of each and every day.

Total surrender, total submission, letting go of our own desires, letting go of our own selfish ambition.

Jeremiah 29:11 tells us that God has a prosperous plan for each of us, yet, we refuse to believe, we refuse to trust, when, to walk in God’s will, faith and trust is a must.

I’m not saying that to walk in God’s will is to walk trial and tribulation free, but through the storms we have an inner joy and peace, and spiritual eyes to clearly see.

We see that at the end of the tunnel there is a light, we see that our faith muscles are getting bigger and stronger with every fight, we see that despite all the opposition it’s still God’s will that true, God’s will that’s right.

We also see that it’s complete brokenness that propels God to show, we see that faithfulness to God’s will is what gives us that righteous glow, and of our own selves, we see,

THE POWER IN LETTING GO!!!

(Note: Artwork by Annie Bissett)

FAITH!!!

praying-hands-clipart-3

Faith is a peace, a calm down on the inside, when the storms of life arise, it’s on eagles wings that faith will propel one to ride, surfing the tide, knowing, that this to must be God’s will and in God’s will choosing to abide.

Faith is glorifying our Lord more and more and self, less and less, it’s the ability to look for nuggets in the midst of life’s mess, instead of allowing fear to cause us to hesitate or plainly say no, faith will cause us, in spite of fear, to shout YES LORD YES.

FAITH!!!

Faith can’t be applied without a test, designed, not for us to fail, but to bring out our very best, to reveal to us that it’s only in the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit that we are able to find complete rest, knowing, that past, present and future sins, from “God’s” eyes have been cast as far as the east is from the west.

This, the Bible says God has delivered unto each man a measure thereof, so walk by: faith, in: peace and joy, and with: a whole lot of love.

I’m not talking about that fake humanistic love that we’re used too, but that love which is true, agape love from above which is less about what we say and more about what we do.

Step by step moving from glory to glory, from place to place, you can do it; you can finish this race, by continuing to seek God’s face, and by continuing to walk, not by what you see, but…by,

FAITH!!!

 

 

YOU ARE!!!

space_shining_star_2114

You are a masterpiece fearfully and wonderfully created by our Creator, uniquely made for a purpose, so of no one, be an imitator.

 

Life may not be happening the way you thought it would, things may not be going the way you think they should,

 

but know, for your life, God still has a master plan, I know that the enemy has told you time and time again, that it’s over for you, you can’t do it, but God sent me to tell you, “YES YOU CAN”, because,

 

YOU ARE!!!

 

You are His, and He is yours, He is the way when closed are all the other doors,

 

Yeah, you’ve been through this, that and the other thing, though none of it was meant to take you out, but rather to give you a testimony, and a song of thanksgiving to sing.

 

Our God has been with you through it all, right there to lift you up again after every fall.

 

He’s extending His mighty right hand unto you even now, saying: get up one more time, while keeping your eyes stayed on “ME”, not on the mountain that you have yet to climb; because,

 

YOU ARE!!!

 

You are a jewel, a diamond in the rough, though, to get that polished shine is never easy, but indeed very tough.

 

All that you need is already on the inside of you, but the Holy Spirit is needed to shape it, mold it, and to bring it through.

 

So trust, and know that our God is just.

 

Through the sacrificial Blood of The Lamb you have the victory already, it’s not in your own will and plan, but in our Savior’s  will that you must walk, not perfectly but steady.

 

All of your life has been preparation for such a time as this, so arise to the challenges, so that, God’s divine purpose for your life, you won’t miss.

 

It’s your time to; through the Power of The Holy Spirit, shine like a star, it’s your time to show the world, it’s God’s child that,

 

YOU ARE!!!

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!!!

COMING THROUGH!!!

 

Coming Screenshot 2016-04-05 at 11.59.55 PM Through

 

Believe that you are coming through this hot and dry season, it may not be fun, it may not be easy but it is all for a reason.

Your being prepared for that place of purpose, that place of destiny, from all the bondage your being loosed, you’re being set free, and free indeed.

The Spirit of God is with you every step of the way, so know that you’re not alone, our God is still on His throne, He’s shaping, molding you more and more to be here on earth, Jesus’ clone.

The game is already won, through the perfect, sinless life, death and Resurrection of our Heavenly Father’s only begotten Son.

The ultimate sacrifice that He made, the path to victory that He laid, even when victory seems non-existent, or delayed,

remember, you’re just,

 

COMING THROUGH!!!

 

Going through the wilderness to reach that place of promise is sometimes a must, despite the pain and discomfort, remaining in God’s will is the best place in the whole wide world to be and in that, you can trust, even when it seems as though your dreams, your plans has turned to dust.

Father knows best, He is “LOVE”, He is “TRUTH”, and He has invited the weary to come to Him so He can give us rest, so keep your eyes stayed on The Lord and you “WILL” past this test.

Our Lord will not leave you in this place, so you can keep your faith, know that God is there even when you can’t hear His voice, or see His face.

God the Father, His only begotten Son and His Holy Spirit is using even this to make you whole, make you new, it’s to His will, His word that We are to remain true, knowing that, in the mighty name of Jesus, “WE ARE”,

 

COMING THROUGH!!!

 

 

 

 

 

Jeremiah 29:11

Screenshot 2016-04-02 at 1.06.01 PM

For I know the thoughts that I think towards you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace , and not evil, to give you an expected end.

 

Created With Peace In Mind!!!

 

Created by “LOVE” with thoughts of peace toward us, though sometimes it’s hard to believe, it’s hard to trust, in the midst of this world that’s filled with many distractions and so much lust.

Through it all “LOVE’S” desire is to bring us to HIS expected end, but oftentimes we stray away from “LOVE’S” given path, and “LOVE’S” rules, we tend to bend.

Thankfully “LOVE” is also mercy and grace, “LOVE” equips us, “LOVE” prepares us for that purposed place, It’s through “LOVE” that we are guaranteed victory at the end of this race.

So, don’t let go, but hold fast, only trust in that in which for eternity will last, moving forward step, by step forgetting those things which are in the past.

For, you were,

 

Created With Purpose In Mind!!!

 

Remember this when life is bitter and unkind, know that “LOVE’S” grace is new every morning, so we can continue pressing forward, not rewind.

Now is the time to get up and press toward the mark of the high prize, no more listening to the enemy, because all he speak is lies, your plan, your vision, all the enemy does is criticize.

But “LOVE” has given you an expected end, so when all else seems lost, it’s on “LOVE” that you can depend, He’s always here sticking closer than your closest friend.

Our Heavenly Father and Creator is “LOVE”, and His Holy Spirit has descended down upon you like a dove, empowering you to to fulfill that purpose which fits you like a glove.

The power lies within you to loose the devil’s bind, this Holy Power, nowhere else in the universe will you be able to find, but it is freely offered to us “ALL”, by HIM in which we were “ALL”

 

Created With Peace In Mind!!!

 

 

 

 

That Name!!!

image

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!!!