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Word from the Lord

Hi everyone and bless you. I was in prayer this morning, (10/31/2019) praising God and sitting quietly before Him when He gave me a word to release:

Write these words my daughter. I am coming soon and my reward is with me. Don’t be dismayed. Don’t fret. Hearken to my voice. Stay in my word. The world is changing rapidly, but I haven’t changed. I am the same forever. There are those wishing to change the times, seasons and even my word. Hold fast to what you know. Hold fast on what I’ve shown you. Don’t believe the counterfeit. He is coming. Don’t fall by the wayside. Stay strong in faith. Those in the valley of decision, choose a side.

I will spit lukewarm out of my mouth. I desire faith. What will I find when I come? Will I find faith? Go forth in the assignments I’ve given you. The world is waiting. My sons and daughters are being revealed. Those hidden are coming out. Harvest is here. Revival is here. Greater than you’ve ever seen. Miracle, signs and wonders .

Greater works will my people do. They will speak and mountains will move. I’m calling them forth. Dreams. I’m pouring out my Spirit. Children seek me with your dreams. I desire to speak with you. Turn off the noise.

Great deception is coming upon your land. Stand firm. Stay close to me. I will tell you truth.

The slight of the eye. Like a magic trick. To fool the masses. I am forewarning you. Don’t believe it. Don’t follow man. Follow me. Only the strong in faith will survive what will come. Even my elect will be fooled. Your desires aren’t my desires. Don’t idolize man. Look to me. I am your help. Call on me and I will answer

Yeshua

End of word

Bless you all

Your sister in the faith

Tara

Scriptures for reference

“And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.”

Revelation 22:12 KJV

“And Joshua said unto them, Fear not, nor be dismayed, be strong and of good courage: for thus shall the Lord do to all your enemies against whom ye fight.”

Joshua 10:25 KJV

“And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.”

Daniel 7:25 KJV

“Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision.”

Joel 3:14 KJV

“For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.”

Romans 8:19 KJV

“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.”

John 14:12 KJV

“Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;”

2 Thessalonians 2:3 KJV

“And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.”

Mark 16:17-18 KJV

Is Jesus still on the throne?

Have you ever wondered, if Jesus was still on the throne?

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This is October and has been designated breast cancer awareness month. I am a 2 year survivor and thankful. I think daily of my deliverance from cancer and the new eyes that it has given me. I have a new respect for life.

When I did a self-breast check in my shower in 2016, I felt a lump and was instantly alarmed. I did get checked and further test revealed that cancer was indeed present I my breast. During surgery it was discovered that not only was it in my breast but it had invaded the lymph nodes under my arm. I was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. The surgeon was confident that he removed all of the tumor, but not that there weren’t active cancer cells floating about in my body, hence Chemotherapy was proposed to me, and after that, Radiation therapy. I was confused and scared. I had received a word that I would not die, that this wasn’t unto death, but that I had to go through with it. Did I want to? Oh no. I cried and I prayed to God, Please take this away. I don’t want cancer Lord. I don’t want this trial. It’s too hard. I’m scared. All of that and more was coming out of my mouth and on my heart. The Lord, being the good father He is, comforted me. He sent me words of comfort through others, and the presence of Himself which was and is amazing

Trials

Cancer kills people every day. It has not political affiliation, no gender or race target; It gets everyone. Your finances are not a factor. Millionaires die of cancer also. Cancer is a pestilence and the bible speaks in Matthew 24 of pestilences in various places. Even through cancer sickness and death, has Jesus stepped off the throne? No. We don’t understand the many trials and tribulations that we encounter, and knowing that others are going through the same doesn’t always make us feel better. We don’t want to go through anything life threatening. Who would choose if they had a choice? I wouldn’t. If I had a choice, my parents would still be alive, my friends, my cousin…my body wouldn’t have been attacked by the disease of cancer.

Everything that befalls us is not Gods will. God is good! We are in a fallen world, with a fallen nature. Sin is rampant. Food, water, and the air is polluted. We have a very real enemy that wants to take our lives by any means at his disposal.

We don’t know when our days are up, but we know our life is in God’s hands. We know that there are appointed times of everything as it says in Ecclesiastes. 

Do we get angry with the Lord for the trials that befall us? Why me Lord? Then the infamous saying of “Why not you” comes behind it. 

Mindsets

My mindset was most important during this time. I realized that I could let anger and depression set in. I was not a foreigner to these emotions. I suffered depression in the past, and was even medicated for it. The time of my cancer diagnosis, I lost my mother suddenly and my dad soon after. My finances were in disarray.

Now who would chose that? I made a decision to trust God. I could have stayed in my head, crying and wallowing in my misery being alive for all intent and purposes but dead inside. Dead because many days I would be moving through the days with no life. Just walking through making the appropriate responses, but having no joy or peace. The Lord didn’t say that we wouldn’t be without trials, in fact He specifically said that we would be. However, He also said that He would be with us and never leave us. (John 16:33| Deuteronomy 31:8)

Jesus is still on the throne; He hasn’t lost His power. We aren’t here for nothing. There is purpose in us all. He chose us before the foundation of the world. Our life is to bring Him glory; we are His witnesses. Even through trials we show that He is real. These last 2 years were difficult but they catapulted me in my faith and trust in my God. They took me to higher heights and deeper depths knowing that I could only depend on God.

I am encouraging you today that no matter what the situation is, look to the hills where your help comes from. We have seasons of quiet and peace, but there are also ones of turmoil and pain. What do we learn during those times? Do we self-reflect? Are we spending it saying why me Lord. Questions are ok, but move on to thought provoking self-reflection. Think on the Lord and His word. What does it say; what is He trying to accomplish through you.

We tend to think of ourselves as single entities apart from others but we are all intrinsically connected. I’ve learned that one person can affect many. We’ve seen it throughout history; one person can bring change. Our position of faith can encourage others. Even if our external situations aren’t changed right away, know that God is still there. Many things didn’t go bad overnight, nor will He always change them for the better overnight. Can you trust Him in the middle?

They’re lessons to be learned in the process. Whether it’s sickness, finances, unruly children, marital problems, etc. Allow God to be God, and stay in position of prayer, love, trust and complete dependency on Him. The enemy is counting on us walking by sight, and not faith and he makes sure we see and focus on the external. God is concerned about our internal. He changes people from the inside out. He’s concerned about our heart.

Our position

Jesus is still on the throne. He is in power regardless of what external situations may say. Let your heart not be troubled. The Lord says to believe in Him. True belief is a position. It’s a determined place; a mindset, a choice. Its faith, and it doesn’t waiver because of external circumstances. We will never know everything God is doing, and that is where the uncomfortable part comes in. Even in receiving a word, He reveals by and by, even prophets know in part.

Imagine yourself closing your eyes and falling backwards. You don’t know if someone will catch you or not. The thought is uncomfortable at the very least. But this is how we live every day. Every day we are falling backwards throwing caution to the wind, trusting and knowing that our God will catch us. With this reassurance in Him, we can stand the torrential rains and winds that befall us. We have each other to lean on, and our Lord who will never leave or forsake us. Don’t walk around sad because of external circumstances. The best thing we can do for anyone is to pray for them and trust that God will handle the situation. We aren’t God, and I remind myself of that regularly when I interfere too much in what He’s doing in my family’s life. It hurts to be a bystander and watch them go through, but it will be for their good, and ours.

In closing

Jesus is still on the throne, and we must never forget that. When we look at the world, and all that the enemy is doing we tend to glorify him instead of Jesus. We talk so much about what he is doing and he loves it. He isn’t bigger than Jesus. The word says darkness would rise, but our light, individually and collectively will shine even brighter. We shine when we don’t hide our lamps. Instead, we sit on the hilltop for all to see, and that isn’t based on circumstances. We shine despite circumstances to show who our God is and what He can do. We shine in a world of darkness, sickness, violence and turmoil. We shine because Jesus is real and He chose us.

We accepted his call. We belong to him and we trust the path that he has set for us. We shine being a living witness of the realness of our Lord and Savior as those we love, and some we don’t even know reject him in the world. The world is changing, many keep saying that, but understand that Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever. The world lowers it standards, but God hasn’t’.

Throughout biblical history there has always been a remnant of those in the world who take God at his word regardless of the changing times. Even still, our position is that of love and compassion, yet a firm foundation and holding on to truth.

Stay strong and be quick to give a response to what you believe. Hold fast to what you’ve learned and witnessed with your own experiences and those around you. Jesus is still on the throne!

The Authenticity of the Writer

Why I write

I enjoy writing immensely. If I could just write and that was all, there would be no issue. Regrettably, that is not the case. Being obedient to the call that the Lord has placed on me is exciting and uncomfortable at the same time. Granted, I have been speaking my mind, and posting scriptures for years on my personal platform. However, using a professional platform to showcase my writing leaves me vulnerable and open in a way that I didn’t feel before. Even so, this is what has been asked of me.

I know that I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength. This is not in question. At the same time, I am being pulled to the front for all to see. As a result, I feel butterflies in my stomach after I publish my posts. I wonder if it will be received and if people will actually get it? “Am I qualified to write books as the Lord says that I will do?” These thoughts and more cross my mind. In any case, I believe the word when it says that God does not call the qualified, but qualifies the called. I can’t boast in myself, but in God! (1 Corinthians 1: 27-31)

The power of my Testimony                        

My testimony is powerful and will help many. I believe that with all that is in me. Be that as it may, it will also get me some side eye from the church folk. Yet I must fearlessly forge ahead! In addition, God blesses and adds no sorrow, so it will definitely work out. That is not the issue. He told me that I would have to be bold and courageous for this next season. Strangely enough, I happen to be both bold and courageous LOL. Truly. If you are a follower of my blog or even my personal social media, you can attest to that.

Authenticity is important in the christian walk. I remember being one way at home and another in public. Do you know how taxing that is? I’m sure some of you do. Some of you are that way. I am thankful to be continually pressing forward in the freedom that truth has given me. In fact, being truthful and leaning on God is how I live my life now. Of course that wasn’t always the case, yet I’m thankful to say I’ve progressed in the Lord during my Cancer journey more than I ever have prior to. (Psalm 107:1-2) (image source: Google.com)

My Progression

As a matter of fact, tragedy opened my eyes and ears to see and hear Him. Furthermore, I am home and not running the streets or in the salon from sun up to sundown. Instead, I am with my family. The growth that has been attained in my household is enough for me to shout, “Hallelujah!” Of course nothing is perfect, but let me tell you! The way my husband and I communicate with each other now versus a year ago is amazing progress. We are applying the word to our marriage, and as a result we are seeing the fruits. (Matthew 19:4-6) What gets me the most irritated in my home is not my husband but my children LOL. Discipline and consistency is what I am working on with them. (image source: Pinterest)

Who I’m writing to

I speak and write on these things to be encouraging to the body of Christ, but especially to married women. Consequently, I mostly relate to married women, as I have been married and divorced and married again. I write to the married christian woman who is not where she wants to be in God.

I also relate to women in general who are fighting the good fight of faith! (1 Timothy 6:12)

These women have a past that they need to forgive themselves for. As a matter of fact, they may have a “present” that needs forgiven. A “present,” that is rocky and bound with strongholds. I’ve been there too.

Jesus has already forgiven us, but we need to forgive ourselves and go forth with what He has called us to do. (2Corinthians 5:17) (Ephesians 1:7)

Transitioning

God is calling us higher as a body, and I recognize that. He is moving in a beautiful and miraculous way. The sermons the last few weeks at my church had many confirmations for me. In fact, this past Sunday spoke volumes to my spirit. It was the Spirit of God speaking through Pastor.

The Lord has revealed Himself to me in ways that have blown my mind. For this reason alone, my life will never be the same. He has changed the entire course of my life.

For example, I am a full time homemaker and writer. Who would have thought that would be my life? Not this lady. I just wanted to be in the salon, and write at my leisure as I’ve been doing for years. And not to knock housewives, because my mom was one, but that was not my plan. (Proverbs 16:1)

Still, it has been a great experience thus far. At home and the writing aspect. Of course with the writing, I have to keep learning the professional way to do things to pen a book. In fact, my writing keeps improving every time I sit down and type. Thank you Jesus! I am smiling as I write this because I know what He said to me. The vision is big and I only know in part, yet without the Lord it will not happen. (Proverbs 16:1) (Psalm 127:1)

At this point it’s all about obedience. It’s not about how I feel. All things considered, if you leave it up to me, I would still be in the salon and writing my little tidbits here and there on my facebook page. 

But God!

In conclusion

Finally you guys, I want to thank you. I know some look at me as if I’m crazy walking away from my salon to sit home and write. You know how I know that? Because I see some doing it when I tell them that I am not returning to the salon. They ask how can I leave something that was certain, for uncertainty? I try to explain this faith walk that I am on; however, everyone can’t receive it.

If you happen to know me, and you’re wondering what is going on, I will tell you like this: I am living my life in a way that I never have before. Freely! I am loving myself in a way that I wasn’t capable of before. Truly! In fact, my husband is loving me in a way that I didn’t know was possible. I would tell you that God has been working on me and through me, and I am letting Him. He’s stripped me bare and turned me to the mirror to face myself. Furthermore, I trust God. I am on that staircase walking up when I can’t see the next step. (Hebrews 11:1)

 

 

 

The enemy invaded my thoughts

I have a word to share about the enemy that comes each time God is elevating you. He whispers words to you that go against what you know to be true and also what you know God said.

Today, I spoke at a service and I’ve never been to a “Testimony Service” so it was interesting. I’ve been in service where people have testified but this entire service was focused on testimonies and praise and worship, which was awesome. My background is Jehovahs Witness so I’m still not that familiar with church protocol. I’m still learning.

I went first. I have such a vast testimony that I had to condense it as much as I could. I think I did ok, but I was questioning it too, because I was saying so many different things. At least it seemed that way to me.

Instantly the enemy said, “You can’t do this. You’re no speaker. You will fail” I will be honest, I listened at first and said to myself, “I didn’t do well. I was all over the place. I should have said it this way…”

Then, I rebuked the spirit of doubt and refused to listen. It had to go! It could no longer take residence in my mind. It wanted me to believe that I can’t go to this next level that God is taking me and I actually entertained it! I became scared that I couldn’t do it. It’s new. It’s uncomfortable. 

HoweverI said, “I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHO STRENGTHENS ME.” 🙏 And I said, ” I cast down every thought that raises itself again the knowledge of God and call it unto submission.” It’s not a direct quote but they knew what was up. I just started speaking the word.

Furthermore, I heard in my spirit, “I am with you” I heard it 3 times. I started to raise my hands and praise Him.

See, I have to stay in a place of looking at Jesus so that I don’t sink like Peter. God showed me that I will see a lot more and as He continues to pull me to the front to share my testimony that I will be warring in the Spirit.

I thank God for today. I thank Him for allowing me to see and hear. It’s not easy but I’m fighting the good fight of faith!

I told my cousin what happened and she said, “Not you! You’re always so positive” and I told her that I am not immune to the enemy coming to me. He may get a hit in  but he not knocking me down! No one is immune! Please believe it. But we must rebuke and bind the enemy. Cast those thoughts down. Recognize the strongholds the enemy tries to set up. That’s what he was doing with me–attempting to set up a stronghold in my mind.  I thank God that I was aware. Rebuke the devil and he will flee. And most of all TRUST GOD AND THE PLAN THAT HE HAS FOR OUR LIVES. 

Three ladies came to me directly letting me know my testimony helped them. Glory! Because even if one person was encouraged I feel great about that.

The enemy wants to silence my testimony but he can’t. The Lord has been too good to me! God has gone before me and set my path straight. The Lord will continue to develop me and all I say is, “Yes God to your will and to your way”

In conclusion, it was a blessing. Jesus was magnified! I was blessed by the testimonies that I heard. And I appreciated being included.

The word says at Revelation 12:11

“And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death.”

Be Blessed! ❤️

It’s Time to Transition

 

A white beautiful butterfly landed on my right shoulder this morning. I was outside moving a chair around so that I am not directly in the sun while having my coffee and morning scripture. Direct sunlight for me hurts my skin terribly. I miss it-the warmth of sitting in the sun typing on my laptop;however, It’s temporary. Trusting God, knowing, spiritually I am healed, yet It still has to manifest in the natural.

My body has been attacked throughout the years, with this cancer being the biggest attack yet. I can withstand because God is with me. He has given me strength and a strong bold voice. As a result of walking seriously with Him, I know who I am and what I am supposed to do. I am ready to transition. Actually, it has already begun. In the midst of this cancer journey, I have matured and blossomed into a beautiful butterfly.

I have left the cocoon.

I have entered into a new season in my life. I’m sensitive to the shifting. We as a church body have entered into a new season as well.

God is taking us higher in:

  • worship
  • prayer
  • our sensitivity to hear Him
  • understanding of our gifts and callings
  • our knowledge of sanctification
  • bringing us from the back to the front
  • seeing and hearing the world with spiritual eyes and ears

A revival is coming all over and those who are called by God’s name will rise up. That’s a word that I received during prayer a few months ago. He is raising up His people all over the world. It doesn’t matter about race or gender. It will be those who are His. Those who belong to Him. It’s not about titles either. God will use the foolish to confound the wise. He is raising and also removing as it relates to titles and positions.

His Spirit is moving. Spend more time with Him. Go in your prayer closet. Read your word. Stop riding the fence and the line and get in position. We are called to be separate. Remember we’re in the world but not of the world. We can’t be deceived and so caught up by what’s going on out here either. There will always be something because of the times that we are living in. That’s another topic for a different day, but be watchful and careful. Keep your eyes on the Lord.

 

Don’t miss what God is doing by being carnal. He does not operate in that. You will miss it. God is calling us higher!

 

I am writing to the church body, as a sister and a fellow follower of Jesus. You cannot do as the world does. Sanctification is required! Obedience is required. We as Christians are great about wanting God to save our souls, but not about Him being Lord over our lives. We don’t want to be told what to do. One wonderful thing about our God is His love and mercy for us. He forgives us. But we can’t live in continual sin.

Do you want to do right? Cry out to the Lord for help. He will help you. But if you are so intent on doing what the world does, suppressing the truth by your wickedness, guess what He will do? He will give you over to your reprobate mind. (Romans 1:28 –And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;)

 

I am saying this all in love. From someone who has experienced so much, both in and out of the church. I was the one who thought I could dabble in the world because I did so much for God in His church-working and doing whatever was asked of me. I was baptized and Holy Ghost filled. A saved Christian. But I was lukewarm and rode that fence. You know what that is called? It’s called having a form of Godliness but proving FALSE to it’s power. Don’t fool yourself. I thank God for waking me up. I thank God for His mercy in my life and yours. As a child of God, my commission is to love God and my neighbor.

God has put a word in me, and called me to be obedient to what He said. He has given me gifts and is stirring them up.

Our souls are at stake. The enemy is a cunning, manipulative LIAR! I used to believe the lie. It’s so subtle, while you’re thinking it’s innocent. He uses the same old tactics he used with Eve. It’s “Oh you can have this every now and then.” Also for me, “You have a marijuana card so you legal. You following the laws of the land. You can smoke,” and “The bible doesn’t say this or that.” I used to look for specifics, as many of us do to justify our actions. We get upset by a message like this. Don’t get upset, get convicted so that it brings about change.

Some things are principles in the bible, and just because we can do anything doesn’t mean we should. (1 Corinthians 6:12)

I believed those lies. You think of your church attendance and your activity, not understanding that doesn’t mean a thing if you are separated from God by carnality.  We are dealing with an old foe and we need to know how to fight Him. God is loving and merciful but He is also a God of judgement. He is our Father and we get disciplined by Him.

Hebrews 10:26 says, “For if we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins. God was still with me even through my mess, but once I fully committed to Him, my eyes and ears were spiritually opened and I truly am seeing who He is and who I am.  As a result, I DO NOT want to live in sin. I want to live right, and I do it out of love for Him.

Make up your mind. He won’t force you.

Will He hear your prayers? Can you get one up? Do you have power?  Dunamis power! Ask yourself these questions. Are you going through the same things over and over? Do you have joy? Or are circumstances weighing you down? Jesus said that we would do even greater things than He did. He said that we can have an abundant life now. Have you seen this manifest in your life?  Can He trust you? Will you be obedient to Him? He doesn’t want you bound. Are you dealing with something that you can’t break free from? I know what it is like to have strongholds.

It feels amazing to be free!

You think I am judging? I’m not. You guys need to read your word. I am speaking on what I know from reading my bible, experiences, word from the pulpit and directly spoken to me during my prayer time. Sin is Sin. James 4:17 says, “So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him, it is sin...” Hence, don’t live in it. If you look at your life and the only difference between you and a worldly person without God is the fact that you go to church, then reevaluate your life.  What does it profit a man to gain the whole world but lose his soul? (Matthew 16:26)

I pray for us all. I pray not only for my natural family, but my spiritual family, in and out of the building of my church. God has called me to write. I write when He says write. Furthermore, when He wants me to verbally speak, He will open the platform for me to do so.

He wants us to rise up. This is a spiritual war. There are only 2 Gods, Jehovah and Satan, and 2 roads: Wide and narrow…

Matthew 7:13-14 says “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.  But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.”

So many talk about us in the church. They call us hypocrites. So did I at one point. I saw people that were ‘in the church’ living as I did. They partied, smoked, drank, and fornicated as I did, among other things.

Why do I want to go to your church again? Why do I want to follow your God again?

This is about saving souls! This is about God. I love you all, I promise I do. I will be obedient to God and I care what HE thinks about me, consequently, so should you. Why do I say that? The word says at Matthew 10:28, And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.~

Matthew 7: 21-23 says “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’

Don’t be a worker of lawlessness. It’s time to transition into your rightful position in God. He is taking us to another level in this season and seasons to come. You must submit to His Spirit. Submit to God. Be willing to let Him use you. Be Obedient.

People need you, whether in your family, community or job.

 

We are the light. Let’s shine!

 

In conclusion, If you want to do better and you are trying but find it hard to do, go to God. Tell Him that you want more of Him and less of you. Tell Him that you repent and want to do better. Mean it. He will know. Make sure that your circle of influence consists of people that are doing better, so to speak. People that you can learn and grow spiritually from. That is a major piece that I will discuss in another post. Get in a bible believing and following church. Don’t forsake the gathering at the building. Contrary to what some say, it’s necessary. You cannot do this alone, nor can you do it watching preachers on tv all the time. Basically, you need to be real. Real with yourself and with God. Be honest about where you are and where you want to go. God will help you. He will send the right people to you , and create the right circumstances for you. God may give you instructructions, follow them. Obedience is key in our walk with God. And never forget that He loves you.

Let’s be humble and seek God’s face.

 

(I originally wrote most of this August 19, 2017, and added to it today. I cannot alway release what I write right away-)

 

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“You want me to do what, God?”

How many of you have received a word from the Lord that gave you pause? That made you say, “You want me to do what, God?”

I have.

I have received a few of those words, that I didn’t quite understand, yet most times, I obeyed. The times that I didn’t obey, I paid the price. We do suffer many things, not from the enemy or the Lord, but by our own decisions. You do know that, right? Some things are just us. We need to get out of our own way.

The Lord says that obedience is better than sacrifice. (1 Samuel  15:22)

Also, understand these 3 things. (I cited these 3 from jolly notes.com, but agree with them 100%)

#1 God is still God – God is still on the throne
Psalm 46:10, ESV Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!

#2 God Knows. God Understands.
It may not make sense to us, but it makes sense to God. There are some things that we just don’t have the capacity to fully understand right now. God may have allowed something to happen, but it doesn’t mean it makes God happy.
Isaiah 55:8-9, ESV For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.

#3 God loves you very deeply – His love for us is profound, incomprehensible, unfathomable and everlasting
Jeremiah 31:3, NIV …I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.


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Knowing these things, and also referencing the many times that He has shown up in my life, leading and directing me, making things work out for my good, I know that I can trust Him.

Trust and faith is necessary to be obedient to God. You must believe that He will do what He says He will, even if it doesn’t look like it. You must trust His word.

Are there scenarios in the bible that I can reference? Sure, lets take a look at a few of my favorites from the Old and New Testaments:

  • God told Noah that He would cause it to rain and flood the earth for 40 days and 40 nights and to build an ark. Noah hadn’t experienced those weather conditions on earth before. He built it. He was ridiculed, yet he was obedient. He and his family were saved. He did everything God told him to do. Regardless of what he actually saw. He trusted God.
  • What about Moses? He was told to lead the people out of Egypt. Moses was not well spoken and did not think himself qualified. He said as much to God. God allowed his brother Aaron to assist but he still used Moses. Moses was successful in leading the children of Israel from Egypt. God did many signs and wonders thru Moses,
  • Abraham was told to sacrifice his son. His only son. The son of promise. He was obedient. He walked 3 days with his son to the mountain. His son asked where the sacrifice was and He told him that God would provide. He had so much trust in God. That was trust from a hard place. Can you imagine? All of the families on earth have been blessed because of Abraham, the father of faith.
  • Gideon was hiding in the cave when he saw an angel. The angel called him brave. He said for him to go boldly and save his people, the Israelites, from the hands of the Midianites. He said that the Lord was with him. He obeyed. He was victorious, and of all the fifteen men who ruled as Judges of Israel, Gideon, the fifth Judge, was the greatest, in courage, in wisdom, and in faith in God.
  • Joseph was told that his wife would be pregnant by the Holy Spirit. He was told that he had to stay with her. You know Joseph had a hard time with that one. He was obedient and Emmanuel – God with us, Jesus, was born into the world. Hallelujah!
  • Peter when asked to meet Jesus on the water is another example. I can just imagine his face LOL. “You want me to come out there?” “How?” (paraphrasing and emphasis mine) He was obedient and he walked on the water just like Jesus!
  • Ananias was asked by God to go to Saul aka Paul. Ananias had heard of Saul and he was hesitant. Sauls reputation as a murderer of those in The Way, or the Christians was well known. God told him that Saul was chosen by Him. He blinded Saul and wanted Ananias to go lay hands on him that he may regain his sight and also so he can be filled with the Holy Spirit. He was obedient.

There are many more throughout the bible. I want to show a history of how God deals with us. Obedience is absolutely necessary. Do not make mistakes about it.


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God told me to leave my salon. A salon that He gave me. He said that He was shifting me-closing that door and opening another. I did not understand at first. I understand now. My clients, some family and friends, didn’t understand, and probably still don’t. My answer to them is that I’m being obedient. He didn’t give them the vision, He gave it to me. So I can’t expect them to understand. That is the best way I can say it, because that’s the truth. There is a scripture in John where Jesus says to his disciples that you may not understand now but later you will. Isn’t it like that? We don’t always get it at first. Sometimes we do, other times we are left asking, “What’s going on?” Let us never lose sight that Gods ways are not our ways, nor His thoughts our thoughts. Although we must have the mind of Christ, our Father in Heaven is still way higher than anything we can imagine. We are limited but we serve a LIMITLESS God!

It is imperative to walk in faith. If we walk by sight we won’t move. We will be fearful because of what we see. Or what others may say. We would be fearful because our mind will tell us that we can’t make it. Or that it’s too uncomfortable. I thought I would be a hairstylist and then teach hair for the rest of my life.  I was ok with that. I love doing hair. God had a plan all along. The more I walk with Him, the more I gain understanding. Even allowing this cancer to hit my body. He allowed me to suffer. But I am thankful for this suffering. It has opened my eyes and brought me to a level that I never was prior to this. He never left me, but told me it’s a process I must go through and it will be for His Glory! I am still going through, but all is well. I am clay. I am on the Potter’s wheel.

I used to write when I was younger, and my mom was a writer, but she didn’t do anything with it. God told me the same gifts He gave her, He gave to me but greater and I will do something with mine, for HIS GLORY! Glory to God!!  As Believers, we know that God knows the plans that He has for us. He knows. Even if we don’t. Our position should just be, “Yes God!”, ” Yes to your will and yes to your way.” Now, in saying, “Yes”, we don’t know which way things are going to go. It’s a faith walk, regardless of what is happening. He says if we put Him first all other things will be added. I’m putting Him first and believing Him on His word. Whatever is in store for me will be good. No doubt about that. It has already started to manifest. I see it in the Spirit. I see so much in the Spirit now. I’m less attached to the world, more attached to Him. The visions I have received concerning my life are scary, because they are big. I have written down what I want (making it plain.) I know that they can only take place with God spearheading, going ahead of me and making my path straight. It takes me being obedient to His will and living my life the way He requires. There is no compromise with God.

The Anointing cost! 

Have you received a word that you don’t quite understand? Is there a decision for you to make? Don’t trust in anything or anyone more than God.

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We like to stay where it’s comfortable. But all progress takes place outside the comfort zone. You may have a dream or some desires that have not been fulfilled yet. Seek God. Trust Him. Walk in His ways. He is the one that gives us success. He is the one that causes us to be promoted. (Deuteronomy 8:18) His answers are yes, no and wait. His way is always better. Better than anything I could imagine. Our scope is so limited. We limited by what we see around us. He is a God that does not grow weary. He is an everlasting God. He sees the end from the beginning. There is comfort in that. There is comfort in knowing that the Creator of Heaven and Earth loves us so much. That He knows the number of hairs on our heads. He knows what we need. He says that He knows how to give good gifts to us. He can’t lie.

Trust Him.