I Found Rest!!!

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Photo By: Austin-Neill

I Found Rest!!!

In the natural realm rest was nowhere to be found, the demands on day to day life is meant, “by the enemy”, to keep me busy, bewildered and bound

My focus was shifted, I chased after my own empty, shallow vision of success, forgetting; it was for Kingdom Business that I was gifted

I found myself never satisfied, always wanting more, I was fatigued, broken and internally empty as I had never been before

Then I read in the book of Matthew chapter 11 verse 28 in the King James version of the Bible; which says: Come unto me, all ye that labor and heavy laden, and I will give you rest. I believed, I received, and I began to give my Lord and His Kingdom nothing less than my absolute best, in the natural realm I’m still flawed, I still fall short, “BUT”, I’m thankful because when my God see’s me, all He see is The Mighty Blood of my Savior, therefore, through whatever demands that may accompany each day, I can boldly say,

I Found Rest!!!

For Me!!!

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Photo by: Joshua Earl

 

For Me!!!

It was for me that, from Heaven to earth my Savior came, He’s Lord of lord’s, King of king’s, He is “The Christ” and Jesus is His name

Though He was perfect in ALL His ways, He suffered the harsh penalty of my sins and transgression, He left behind His Holy Spirit to empower me to overcome the spirits of loneliness, isolation and depression

He lead me step by step, taking me from glory, to glory, to glory; before my mother and father even knew one another, my God knew my name, He had already began to write my story

I am His, He is mine, so my victory rest, not so much in what I do, but in what my Lord has already done, it’s through that Agape Love of my Heavenly Father and His only begotten Son that I can BOLDLY confess: the game of life, for me, is already won

So come; taste and see, my God is no respecter of persons, meaning: He will do for you what He has done

For Me!!!

I Believe!!!

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Photo By: David-Marcu

 

Luke 1:45 (K.J.V.)

And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord

I Believe!!!

No doubt, no fear, because the presence of the Lord is here

He’s perfecting all that concerns me, whatever He said, it “WILL BE”, despite what seem to be impossibility, because to every locked door, it’s my Lord who holds the key

So I stay attentive to every word He say, then I wait patiently for Him to perform those things; in His perfect time, and in His perfect way

I’m fully aware of Satan’s efforts to use life’s hardships to lie and deceive, but it’s the still small voice of my Lord which,

I Believe!!!

Step By Step!!!

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Photo By: Andras Kovacs

 

Step By Step!!!

My God has brought me a long way from where I started, mountains have been moved, and sea’s have parted

Though, to reach that place of destiny, it seems I still have a long road ahead, and discouragement creeps in when I set my gaze on the finish line; therefore I focus on my very next step instead

Meditating on The Word of God continually, so that, in Gods Word my steps may be ordered one at a time, it’s God’s Word through which I’m empowered to move forward regardless how steep the climb, even when it seem as though the climb has turned into a deep decline

My God can use any and every situation to make it work for my good, there’s lessons to be learned even when I fall short, when I don’t do as I should

When I think I see a short cut, and impatiently step off of God’s divine path, though it doesn’t take me long to do the math, to realize I’ve stepped in a direction leading to God’s wrath

Then I step back in line, with patience, and a renewed will to endure, knowing that the promises within God’s Word are true, and in The Word of God, I can stand sure

Knowing; my God is always on time, He’s never late, and He never allow anything to go to waste, He uses even the blood, sweat and tears that fall upon my plate

My God somehow, someway, miraculously use even my deepest pains for my own good, while simultaneously developing an eternal smile of glory on my face, see, I must be totally broken, which brings about a sense of humility, which allows The Spirit of my God to lead me into that destined place

Everyday there’s a spiritual battle going on within me, and everyday I’m realizing more and more that my enemy’s promises are not fulfilling at all, but rather hollow, and I get better at, not just hearing that still, small voice of God, but possessing The Holy Spirit’s power to follow

Step By Step!!!

I Choose To Wait!!!

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My flesh wants what it wants, it wants it now and it wants it it’s own way, Psalm 27:14 tells us to wait on the Lord, but this command, my flesh wants to resist, trying hard “NOT” to obey

But my God has proven His faithfulness to me time and time again; intervening on my behalf, divinely, even when I’ve acted unkindly

Even when, to those sinful, fleshly desires I submitted, even when I fall short of that which, to my Lord I’ve committed

I’ve learned; waiting on God’s perfect will to be manifested in God’s perfect time is always best, see, many of my blessings have been delayed by me trying to avoid preparation and tests

Trying to take the path of least resistance, walking by sight, not by faith with persistence

I’ve learned, and I’ve learned the hard way, but now I’m convinced, so it’s right here that I’ll stay, in the hands of my Heavenly Father being shaped, being molded as a potter does his clay

Therefore, even when I’m anxious, when it seems as though, regarding my provision God is running late, when it seem as though there isn’t enough on my plate, I will not move ahead, it’s still on my God that,

I Choose To Wait!!!

Acquitted!!!

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Photo By: Aziz Acharki

 

Acquitted!!!

I’m free, I’m free, I’m free, born a sinner full of transgressions and iniquity, but I’ve been acquitted through the Blood of The Lamb which was shed on Calvary

This sacrificial action of my Lord and Savior made it possible for me to experience a new birth, I’ve accepted Jesus Christ as The Way, The Truth, The Life and The One in whom lies my worth

Though it’s by the serpent’s poisonous, venomous attraction to sin that I was bitten and injected, now, it’s in the Hands of Him who spoke the entire universe into existence that I’m being shaped, molded, perfected

Yes; I’ve done almost everything under the sun, I confess, I admit it, this is why I give all praise, honor and glory to my Lord Jesus Christ because it’s through His Righteous, sinless Blood that I’ve been,

Acquitted!!!

Not My Will, Not My Way

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Photo By: Aaron Burden

 

Not My Will, Not My Way

 

Life never seem to happen as I see it should, never really as I’ve planned, but as long as I’m in God’s will, I can stand

The eyes of my faith are not as foggy as they once were; in my heart The Father’s only begotten Son has risen, burning away the fog, so I can walk by faith even when I can’t naturally see clear, even when the voice of the enemy is speaking loudly in my ear

My Heavenly Father is revealing to me; His way is better than mine, on the other side of every frustration or disappointment I’ve witnessed God manifest within me a spiritual peace, a inner shine

Now I’m able to wholeheartedly say:

Not My Will, Not My Way

I know, that I know, that I know; God’s not dead, and I trust every word my God has said.

I trust the fact; Father knows best, I believe, I receive, in my Father’s will is total and complete rest

So it’s in Him that I live, move and have my being, no longer moved by what my natural eyes see, but it’s through the eyes of faith that I’m now seeing

This walk of faith is by no means easy, I need the power of God’s Spirit dwelling within me, I need a spiritual ear to hear the words my Heavenly Father’s still, small voice has spoken, the word’s that He may even now say, therefore I need to daily commune and fellowship with Him, I need always to pray, then I can, for the glory set before me boldly say,

Not My Will, Not My Way

 

Seasons Of The Unknown!!!

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Seasons Of The Unknown!!!

 

Life has many seasons, warm and dry seasons, cold and wet seasons, seasons when we know exactly where we’re going, and seasons of the unknown, It’s the unknown seasons that are the hardest of them all, when we can’t see because of the thick fog, we stumble, sometimes even fall, the blustery winds blow when we feel most uncovered, wide open, no protection, no wall, the feeling of hopelessness begin to set in, then, we call out to God, and seemingly, He’s not even answering our call

We cry out: Lord, how long? Lord, what did I do wrong? I really need You Lord, because in this season I’m not feeling very strong

Lord, I really need to know, from here, what do I do, where do I go? and breakthrough still don’t show

I guess this is what faith is all about, so it’s in faith that I will stand as a deeply rooted tree, I will not doubt, digging deeper within to find strength, so praise to my Lord I can sing and shout, I refuse to mope, I refuse to pout

Trusting, believing that even in this season God’s glory “WILL” be shown, knowing, that through it all my Lord is still sitting on His Throne, and I’m His, He is mine even when the enemy refuse to leave me alone, even in the,

Seasons Of The Unknown!!!

 

 

 

How Would We Know

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Photo By: Stacy Tolbert (Kingdom Business)

 

How Would We Know

How would we know God as a Deliverer if we were never bound, how would we know Jesus as the Way if we were never lost with a need to be found, and if we never found ourselves at the foot of that big ol’ mountain going round and round

How would we know our Lord as the Prince of Peace if we were never shaken, if we never experienced a little fear, as a Healer if our hearts were never wounded and we never had to shed a tear

How would we know our Father as Love if we never witnessed the enemy’s hate, how would we know God as an on time God if we move in our own will fearing that, regarding His promises, God is running behind, He’s late, when God wants us to be still and know, and on Him faithfully, patiently wait

How would we know God as a Provider if we never had a need, how would we know Him as the Producer of fruit if we never planted seed, how would we even know what to expect from God if we never picked up God’s Word to read, and posses the willingness to follow His Holy Spirit’s lead

How Would We Know

 

 

 

 

 

 

I Won’t Be Moved!!!

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Photo By: Charmore Nel

 

I Won’t Be Moved!!!

 

Here I stand at the foot of The Cross,

standing as obedient as I know how, though I’ve experienced much loss,

my losses were nothing more than setups leading me into total dependence on my Lord and Savior, “The Big Boss”.

 

I have learned to leave every situation in the hands of my God, then watch Him, out of the bad; manifest good,

in the most deadly attacks from the enemy, it’s faith in my God’s grace, mercy, favor and agape love that I have stood,

I can’t turn back now, but I wouldn’t even if I could.

 

This is where I find peace in the midst of turmoil,

this is where I learn to plant my seed in Kingdom soil,

this is where I find rest after my hard labor and toil.

 

This is where I have found forgiveness for my past, present and future sin,

this is where I regain my assurance that, in the end;

“I Win”.

 

So here I stand at the foot of The Cross;

and I

 

Won’t Be Moved!!!