Thanksgiving Day 2015!!!

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I thank You my Lord for allowing me to see yet another Thanksgiving Day,
I thank You my Lord for bringing me to this point where I’m doing less of my own and more your way,
I thank You my Lord for your grace and mercy which covers me even when Your perfect “will” I don’t obey.

I thank You for the roof over my head,
I thank You for a nice warm bed,
I thank You for my faith being fully alive, not dead.

I thank You my Lord for the good times and my tribulations too,
I thank You my Lord for your faithfulness being ever so true,
I thank You my Lord for the power of Your Holy Spirit guiding and leading me through.

I thank You for all the wonderful people who unconditionally loves me,
I thank You for setting me free,
so that I too can love unconditionally.

I thank You my Lord for washing me and making me clean,
I thank You my Lord for “ALL” that You have done and for “ALL” that’s still unseen,
I thank You my Lord for this;

Thanksgiving Day 2015!!!

Would You Rather Not Know?

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Truth is truth rather or not truth is received,
truth was sent to keep the seekers of it, from being deceived.

Truth was, Truth is, and Truth will be for ever more,
will you accept Truth when Truth comes knocking at your door,
or, when Truth speaks will you ignore?

See, Truth requires change,
Truth has caused the lives of many to be totally rearranged.

All for the good though,
because peace and joy comes when we know, that we know, that we know.

It’s Truth that set’s us free,
Truth has opened blinded eye’s, that now see.

Truth cannot, Truth will not be stopped,
grace and Truth are a team so it’s grace that keeps us, even when truth is dropped.

Truth is a seed that we are called and commissioned to sow,
but there are so many that would rather this seed not grow,
so, what about you, will you beleive, will you receive, or,

Would You Rather Not Know?

Midlife!!!

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   I’m “44” yrs old and I’ve been doing some serious soul searching lately. Searching the depth of my being from as far back as I can remember up until today, “Sunday Sep. 27th”
   I’m in a place where I wouldn’t have particularly chosen for myself at this point in my life. I’m truly out of my comfort zone, but I know ultimately that I’m in a good place despite the discomforts.
   I have heard the saying: We must lose in order to win, and at “44” I have a better understanding of this statement than ever before. See, over the last decade I have lost more and more things, and most importantly, more and more of me; my will, my way, my prideful thiughts, as well as some people.
   As I sit here empty and isolated, I shout at the top of my voice: “THANK YOU JESUS”, because I have finally reached this place where He can do within me whatever it is that He need to do…

Midlife!!!

I am out of His way,
it’s only His voice that I’m seeking to obey.

For it is He who has kept me, it is He that has brought me through,
and from this point forward it is He that I will stick to like glue.

Casting away all division, confusion and strife,
It’s official, I’ve reached,

Midlife!!!

Shifted has been my paradigm,
I’m dancing to a new rhythm, a new wryme.

If I never get back all the things that I had,
I promise I won’t be mad.

If it’s not God’s will for me, I count it but dung,
it’s true, those things caused me to sing but it wasn’t a righteous song that I sung.

I’m not where I would like to be,
but I’m no longer deceived, I mean, I can clearly see,
mind, body, soul and spirit…I’m free.

Yes, things have been carved away from me, and it seem as though it was done with a butcher’s knife,
all for my good and God’s glory, and I realized this now at this place called,

Midlife!!!

He’s Here!!!

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He’s Here,

The presence of the Lord is here,
His still small voice I can here,
it’s spoken ever so clear in my ear,

Even when this presence is not physically felt,
Caused possibly by the cards that our enemy has delt,

I stand in faith knowing that my God has not left me here to fight alone,
this faith provides peace and rest, so I’m in a zone,
not moved by those wicked hearts that the enemy has already turned to stone.

They can do what they will, they can do what they may,
as for me, I will continue to speak, thus the Lord say,
Knowing that His perfect will, will be manifest in His perfect time, and in His perfect way,
so until then I continue to pray, pray, pray.

Though my vision may not always be so clear,
still, as I walk through the valley in the shadow of death, I shall not fear,
because I know that, my God,

He’s Here!!!

No Other Glory!!!

It’s in the glory of God that we obtain true contentment, it’s in “this glory” that our hearts are purged and become truly repentant,

in the glory of God is where we find grace, the glory of God will set us on high, after lifting us up out of that low place,

I’ve seen many imitations, and they were “ALL” with many limitations,

the glory that money seem to bring, position, power and prestige can all deliver a deadly sting,

there is one glory that’s everlasting and true, this glory is offered freely to me, and to you,

to live in peace and not worry, to fulfill our “God written” story, we need this, because there is;

No Other Glory!!!

Faith Is The Substance Of Things Hoped For, The Evidence Of Things Not Seen!!!

The enemy comes to still our hope and destroy our faith, he wants us to believe that our God is not in total and complete control of every situation, in every place, he wants our hearts to fear and the look of terror upon our face, the enemy wants us to run at his pace, but it’s in the process of waiting on God that we obtain  what’s needed that we may finish our race,

the enemy knows that he has already lost, but he don’t want to experience defeat alone, so he uses deception to knock you and I off of our God given earthly throne, it’s this deception that turns a warm and loving heart into a heart that’s cold as ice and hard as stone,

it may seem as though the enemy is someone to fear, but not if we have that spiritual ear, to hear,

what the Spirit of the Lord has to say, then commit ourselves to obey, continuing to pray, by faith living life God’s way,

we can’t lose hope, we can’t allow our faith to be destroyed by the enemy’s team, we must know that the darkness is not as dark as it seem, we must know that it’s God who gives us visions, it’s God who causes us to dream, we must know that;

Faith Is The Substance Of Things Hoped For, The Evidence Of Things Not Seen!!!

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!!!

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…