Let me tell you one reason I know that God is real. I was having a down day. I mean, I was in a funk that I couldn’t seem to get myself out of. I knew that it was an attack of my faith but for some reason I couldn’t shake it. Now, let me be clear… I have so much to be thankful for right now. I mean doors are opening left and right and with little effort on my part. The only explanation for what is going on is that because of my obedience, I’m experiencing the unstoppable, undeniable, unmerited favor of God! No complaints here, but as we all know the moment you enjoy the fulfillment that only God can provide, the enemy is positioned to attack and that he did! He had a hold on my thoughts. I couldn’t relish in all that was going good in my life because I was focused on the areas that weren’t going as planned. I had such a defeated day that I was getting on my own nerves. But I knew it would only last a moment if I continued to seek after His voice. So I shed my tears of sorrow one day and the very next day I’m shedding tears of gratitude… Why? Because God has a way of knowing just want you need and positioning people to make whatever it is come to pass. Continue reading
For some reason today’s entry did not come easy for me. I knew what I wanted to share but I couldn’t seem to find the words to express what I was feeling. Call it writer’s block or distraction…I sat looking at one paragraph for over an hour. It wasn’t until I decided to make it plain that it began to take shape. Like many areas in my life, I was trying to cross 3rd base before reaching 1st. As usual, when I slow down and seek direction, the challenge I’m facing ceases to exist. So let me start with showing how looking up a simple definition led to me finding a simple prayer, which led to a simple revelation. Continue reading
“Love is blind.” Love is blind? Who came up with this saying? What is the idea behind it? What does it mean to you? I was sitting alone thinking of all the people I love or have loved at one point in time and realized I wouldn’t categorize any of them as “blind love.” Love is a strong word and is usually not handed out to just any passerby. I mean, as Christians, we are taught to show love to all people and though we may have love in our hearts for them, it’s not often that they hear the words “I love you.” We save those words for people who have reached our hearts in ways unimaginable. Whether family, friends, or mates those three words are usually reserved for those that hold a special place in our hearts. I can honestly say that the love I share for others is intentional. Continue reading
As we embark on this journey through 2011 let’s press in even more to fulfill God’s plan for our lives. This year is not for the weary at heart. I’m not sure if you can relate, maybe it’s just me, but there were times in 2010 when I just got tired of living right. I got tired of not seeing things come to pass in the times that I thought they should. I knew I was doing my part and all I wanted to see was that God was doing His. In those weary days, there were often times when I would make poor choices. I rebelled. I’ve never liked rules, I never took well to restrictions, and I’ve never been the most patient person in the world. It wasn’t until I began to accept His will over my own that I began to see the benefits of doing it His way. There truly is no comparison but as humans we can grow weary.
Gal. 6:9 So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.