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Molestation

A fancy title was unnecessary for this unpleasant topic. As I begin to type there’s such a fear for me to continue but I am sure based on God’s secure words that He has not given me a spirit of fear but of peace and a sound mind.

So here we go. Did you know 1 in 10 children have been sexually abused before the age of 18? Click here

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I wanted to touch a few points regarding molestation as well as share my story in hopes to help someone receive necessary healing and freedom from the pain that’s associated with experiencing it.

1. It’s NOT your fault. If a person touched you or performed any sexual acts with you as a child (or against your will) it’s not your fault. Grown ups should protect children at all cost. Unfortunately we live in a very sinful, sexual world. Some people have a desire to seek sex from a child and force themselves to steal a child’s purity and it’s not ok and it’s not your fault. It’s that person’s wicked desire to engage in something God did not make right.

2. Secrecy turns to shame. The violation that one experiences regarding this topic causes some to keep it a secret (especially if they’ve been threatened or asked to). Sometimes horror stories of not being believed causes one to keep their mouth closed until the pain outweighs their shame. The violator May ask for the child to keep it a secret from fear of being exposed to the wickedness they are for sure isn’t right.

3. Confront it- This may be hard but is absolutely necessary for you or the person/child to move on. Accept the fact that it has happened and sadly the past can not be changed but you can absolutely walk in complete freedom the pain. Counceling may help you. Talking about it is one way of confronting what happened and processing it.

4. Forgive the violator. A lot of people think forgiving a person is giving them a pass to continue on misbehaving, or saying that they are right and that’s not the case. Being molested is not right and when you forgive that person that violated you, it will FREE you from the pain they afflicted upon you.  I saw a fb post the other day, ‘when we don’t forgive it’s like drinking poison expecting the other person to die.’

5. Enjoy life– The past can not be changed but your future can be. There’s so much in life for you to experience and I want everyone that has experienced molestation to know that there’s such a beautiful World for one to experience. The pain you encounter doesn’t have to be a weight you carry for a lifetime. You can enjoy life and live a healthy life although you’ve experienced this tragedy as a child. I am a living testimony.

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On to my testimony:

Around the age of four I was molested by an extended family member. Looking back on it; it seemed normal. I was a child and he said, ‘let’s be friends.’ And then he did what he did to me and said, ‘it’s our secret, don’t tell anyone.’ The last time it happened I guess my little child self was fed up and I told him. ‘I didn’t want to be friends anymore.’ And He never touched me again (actually I think a family member suspected something and eventually he was removed from the household). I remember going to school one day and the school had a puppet program and it was about molestation (kid friendly). At the end of the program the question was asked, ‘Has anyone touched you?!’ And I remember wanting to say something (in fact I used to have a lot of black outs from my memory around that time so I am not for sure if I did or not.) At the age of 11 I shared with one of my friends what happened and she shared that she too was molested. Sharing with my friend gave me the courage to share with another friend and she was molested to. When I got older I did alot of research and found some devastating statiscs on molestation. It happens so often and usually with someone in the family or close to it. The violated can easily become the violator and it turns in to vicious cycle.

Sharing with my family wasn’t done in a pleasant way at all. In fact it was messy, chaotic and disrespectful. I was 21 years old and the guilt of my own sins (having sex before marriage, doing drugs, not honoring my Dad) and the shame of molestation was such a heavy burden for me to carry. I literally told my family and later wanted to commit suicide (I’ll be doing a blog on suicide at a later date.) Later that week I gave my life to Jesus and entered such a loving relationship with Him. Jesus not only healed my heart but freed me from all the pain I encountered as a child!

 

How did I forgive the man that violated me? I just remember struggling with a particular sin and meditating on the scripture, ‘all fall short of the glory of God.’ And I thought about all the bad things I did and how out of control I was and felt. I mean I was a thief, liar, backstabber, drama starter, disrespectful and much more. Jesus died for and forgave me just as he died for the man that molested me. Soon my heart was softened. I don’t think anyone truly wants to hurt a child however I believe being controlled by a sinful nature can cause a person to do ungodly things.  This thought allowed me to whole heartedly forgive him and move on. That moment has also caused me to be more understanding and merciful regarding people’s choices to choose wickedness over righteousness. I take great comfort in knowing, ‘that all things work together for good for those who love God.’ Being molested didn’t destroy me but I do believe if one isn’t healed the pain associated with the violation will kill the person; Unforgivess, shame, and pain can cause physical sickness in the body. We can get the counseling we need to move forward and enjoy the life God has gifted to us.

 

Check out this blog on how to spot a molester :

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I hope this helps you or helps you understand molestation a little more. I pray that the Lord heals your heart completely if you’ve been violated in any way shape or form. I pray that you truly walk in the freedom God has planned for your life. Please feel free to leave me  comment or a DM if you would like through social media.

 

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Viva Los Cabo

Omgoodness where do I begin.

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Okay, okay I will  begin with the knowledge I received while in Cabo that I wish I had known before.

Los Cabos consist of 2 towns: San Jose Del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas. San Jose is way cheaper and is more chill. San Lucas has about 20 mile passage of beach front resorts. San Lucas resorts include everything you would possibly need like food, drinks (small bar located in RIU Santa Fe rooms) , beaches, tour reservations, pool, clubs, and pool parties. If you can’t find what you need on the resort then a Walmart is central to the resorts and taxis are always available.

My friends planned their trip in advance and I literally planned my trip the month of us leaving. I did not stay in the resort although I visited (not knowing that I couldn’t visit!) #whoops Since I wasn’t allowed on the property without buying a day pass (price range $95 to $125 just ask the front desk if you’d like one) I traveled to my Air BNB and man Oh man it was “Trouble, Trouble” (in my Bernie mac voice. Neither myself nor the taxi driver could find the Air bnb so I ended up booking a hotel last minute, thank the Lord I didn’t visit Cabo during the busy season. I ended up spending an additional $175.00 for the hotel (my air bnb was $68 in all but I got a full refund). Lets talk about this later; back to the details I wish I knew before hand.

 

“The Cartel is going to get me!” Ugh such a false statement. I was thoroughly educated regarding the Cartel and they do not attack the Americans in fact they protect them #PlotTwist. The reason they protect the Americans and want  them to have a good time is because ‘Americans buy drugs” WELP, why kill off your biggest clients? Dear Americans you have nothing to fear (fyi I don’t do drugs but I am still protected by the Cartel lol.) Now I still recommend that you stay cautious of your surroundings. I traveled by myself and I was fine. The mexican people are friendly towards the tourist

My travel plans: I bought 2 one way tickets. Spirit DFW (Dallas, TX) to SJD (Cabo) for $110.63 and SJD to DFW on American Airlines for $100.35. Yes you read that correctly in all for a round trip I paid $211 to go to Cabo! #Winning. I left Dallas to Cabo on Sunday and returned to Dallas on Thursday. Play around with google flights to find the best price for you.

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I purchased my round trip airport shuttle for $34 and ended up cancelling my return trip and caught the bus to the Airport for about $3 to to $4 USD. The service is legit. I purchased a shared ride in a van and I didn’t have any trouble. You will also receive confirmations and receipts via email. I have trust issues with giving my money to people in foreign countries (lol my own country too) so I was thankful to find this legit company.

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Buses and Taxis – I felt as if the taxis were a tad bit on the expensive side. I got hit with its $10 USD for a one way trip a few times and I immediately learned how to use the bus transportation; Its about 1.50 up to $4.00 for one trip.

My tours: I used Priceless tours for 3 of my tours and 1 tour was purchased from a guy on the beach that my friends chose the first night. In all I paid a little under $200 in tours. The tour I purchased with my friends was a glass boat tour (we paid $20- you can buy it online for cheaper). The tour guide allowed me to stay over and snorkel while he did other tours and he came back to come get me ( I snorkeled without my friends, they really weren’t feeling it).  I purposely bought my own snorkel gear to well ugh snorkel.  I am so thankful I snorkeled that first day because I wasn’t able to snorkel any other days due to the beach conditions (the waves were too aggressive for swimming.) I LOVE THE BEACH so hearing the news that I couldn’t swim for the last 2 days of my trip was not pleasant news. SN: Alot of the Beaches in Cabo aren’t swim-able and I was advised this happens a lot.

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My dry land tour was freaking amazing I rode a freaking camel… in the desert. YAY! Now about this tour “they will say that you can’t take pictures but in actuality the tour guides can not take pictures of you so partner with another couple and ask them to take pictures of you and you can return the favor.

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My last tour included visiting 4 of the best clubs in San Lucas with transportation. It was interesting how N. American Music gets a club turned up no matter the country. If you are a party person this is the tour for you its called party hopper.

I had a blast in Cabo. Please visit my gallery for more photos from my Cabo trip! I hope this blog post gave you a little insight on traveling to Cabo. Feel free to drop a comment. Thanks for visiting my page.

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We are being sent to dangerous environments! Are you prepared?!

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Look, I am sending you out as sheep among wolves. So be as shrewd as snakes and harmless as doves.“ Matt 10:16

Wolves are natorious for preying on sheep. Wolves will hunt and eat a sheep. This gruesome message from Jesus isn’t something to take lightly. I am sending you to very dangerous situations. I am sending you to a situation where the people would like to devour you. Be as clever (shrewd) as snakes and harmless as dove. Be strategic. Be aware. Be sober of people and your surroundings.

 

Oh I am so thankful for the Bible. Every word provided in it is so  critical for our understanding and walking by faith.  The warnings and messages will serve as important treassures to live by, to be gaurded in, and to meditate on. It’s beautiful because the Lord not only thought of everything so we might have success as faithful children but God also provided the very tools so that we would have the ability to walk it out. The very best resource we have is the Holy Spirit that perfectly teaches us all things, warns us about all things, convicts us, leads us, and comforts us. The Holy Spirit is such an amazing resource.

The things that lurk for us in the darkness can be exposed. The advice is clear be as shrewd as a snake.

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Be sharp, be smart, be wise and be clever. Be a sharp player on defense. Don’t lie and wait to be devoured. We have been given the resources to pass the test and to endure to the end. We can do this! How am I so confident?! Because my hope and Faith is in His Word. His precious words that haven’t been found to be a lie even today. We can do ALL things through Christ. It’s time to put on our Holy warrior equipment and endure.

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We must be wise and be as harmless as doves remembering that though these evil spirits are operating through man at times we must remember who the enemy is. Every Human on this Earth has an opportunity to receive Jesus as their Lord and savior and the moment they do makes them our sibling. We must be harmless because this war isn’t against flesh and blood but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:12

 

Are you prepared to fight? Are you aware you are in a war? Are you acknowledging that Jesus is sending us as sheep amongst wolves? Don’t be shocked when an attack comes (because it will come), be ready! We have no need to worry or fear any enemy because the Lion (Jesus) not only walks with us but lives in us.

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What are you listening to?

What’s ringing in your ears? What’s on repeat on Spotify? What tv show are you scheduled to watch this week? What sermon are you meditating on? What scripture is flowing through your mind?

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My Pastor (Tim Ross) said that when He was speaking to someone they mentioned Fox News  this and Fox News that and immediately He had a thought oh Fox News is your Rabbi. I totally understood how that conclusion could be made just from listening to her speak continuously on what Fox News shared with her (subconsciencly it was shaping the way she thought). So personally I am not someone who watches the news often and this blog post wasn’t written to tell you what not to listen to; However it is written to encourage you to be intentional about hearing the Word of God, good and pure things every chance you can.

BCD257DD-2ED4-4A00-8FB6-A76EFCEC61EDThe Bible is firm to advise us that Faith comes by hearing…! Let’s stop here for a moment and discuss what faith is.

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So faith (my complete trust) comes by hearing. P E R I O D. So what should I be tuning my ear to? What should I be listening to? In this very dark World where at any giving moment I could hear an impure sexual comment, injustice statement, war, crooked politician or fear driven announcement about food being released with some unhealthy bacteria at work/school/Church/TV/Radio.

SN: I read a title of a blog where it stated that “Too much bad news can make you sick.” I disagree with this statement. Here is why: What happens to the people that work in a ‘bad news industry’ like a shelter, counseling agency, or CPS? For 40 hours one in those industries can hear a lot of bad news. I believe it’s our faith  in Christ that helps when we hear bad news. When hearing bad news that’s just a fact but what is the Truth? What does the Word of God say regarding that situation? In the Bible it informs us that we will hear about ‘rumors of wars’ (Matt 24:6) almost like it’s saying ‘hey you are going to hear ‘bad news’ but stay focused don’t be distracted, meditate on pure things.

Full circle: We can put our faith in anything we hear, that’s why I’m thankful Paul left us with some guidance in Romans 10:17 ‘Faith comes by hearing and by hearing the Word of God’. When we hear things on a day to day basis if we are not careful and use discernement we can begin to meditate on things that eat away at our soul. Words we hear can easily become our truth if we are not making an intentional decision to take thoughts captive and make them obey Christ (2 Cor 10:5). But how would one know what thoughts to take captive? That’s easy! The ones that don’t add up with God’s Word, the truth in the Bible and the Words the Holy Spirit speaks to us (which aligns with the Bible).

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#HeartCheck101 What are you listening to? What’s playing in your earlobes that the Devil will use to distract you and pull you away from our God. That’s  been the Devil’s aim when causing words to be spoken/sung/rapped contrary to His word. Remember this scripture ‘life and death is in the power of the tongue.. and they that love it shall eat the fruit of it.’ Proverbs 18:21 You wouldn’t intentionally eat something that’s poisoned right? So why speak poison or allow yourself to meditate on it? Fight that spoken poison that enters your ears with the Word of God and most importantly do your best to be careful what you tune your ears to hear and meditate on pure things to the best of your ability.

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I hope this blesses everyone who reads is and encourages you all to continue (or become) Intentional about what you listen to.

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Have you ever felt like you were taking 2 steps foward only to end up 5 steps backwards?

 

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Have you ever felt like you were moving ahead only to be knocked back to the starting line? Some people say that they feel like they are taking 2 steps forward to take 5 steps backwards. Well I’ve had this mindset too many times to count.

One day I had a very long talk with the Lord and I believe God directed me to the story of Joseph in Genesis 37 to 47. Joseph was a son of Jacob aka Israel. Joseph had 11 brothers and he was also his Father’s favorite. One day Joseph had a dream about him being a ruler; he shared that dream with his family. Joseph brothers already despised him due to their father’s favoritism toward Joseph and that dream caused them to dislike him even more; so they plotted to kill him. SIDE NOTE: The Bible has so much drama and action I just love it. Okay back to the regular schedule. The brothers plotted against Joseph, it turned from ‘let us kill him to let us sell him into slavery.’ They decided to go with the latter so Joseph was a salve in Egypt. Joseph rose to a position as managing Potiphar’s (his master) house. One day Potiphar’s wife tries to take Joseph’s goodies and Joseph wasn’t having it and he fled. Potiphar’s wife lied and said Joseph tried to take her therefore Joseph was thrown into jail. Sounds like 2 steps foward and 5 steps backwards right?

Joseph had a turn of position in jail as well as he rose to leadership once again. Ultimately He was released from jail and became 2nd in command to Pharoah ( basically He was acting as Pharaoh) ruling the land! Talk about dreams coming true, right?

Many times we are given a vision or dream from God and I think we believe it’s supposed to promptly happen with no suffering, hardships, or set backs. If we look at successful people even in our day and age, they had sufferings, set backs for days/weeks/months/years. One would think our setbacks aren’t part of our plan but what if it was all part of God’s plan? What if even our mistakes and struggles are taken into consideration before we are given the dream or the vision? God may give the promise but usually he leaves out the little details.

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Every person on this Earth will endure some sort of hardship. The poor and the rich, famous and the unknown, children and adults, believers and unbelievers. Since we are believers we must remember that God will absolutely use all things to work for our good (Romans 8:28). I believe Joseph’s journey prepared him and built good character within him for his role as leader of Egypt. If we take time to look over our life we can see where our life experiences have prepared us for where we are. Don’t get too comfortable though, we are still on the journey of a lifetime and things will change; we will rise to new levels and we may have setbacks along the way before we arrive at our dream. We can all rejoice no matter the situation because we know that God is well aware of every situation we have, are in and will encounter. Our mission is to trust the King. Trust that God has the entire World in his hands and that nothing will come against us that God himself isn’t prepared to handle or to have us handle. We are his children and God takes care of his own… perfectly!

So yes it may appear that we are taking 2 steps foward only to take 5 steps backwards but in reality it’s a preparation for the next level of life. Every experience is needed for the very fine details of our life. We as believers are in the unique position to not be in the dark about hardships and set backs. We know that it’s all part of God’s plan. So lift your head up Child of God, if you feel as if you’re in the 5 steps back season be encouraged you will not be there forever, it’s only an intricate season that’s needed for growth. All things work together for our good and that is #GodsPlan because He orders our steps💜

 

If you have never made the decision to accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior and want to, feel free to ask your local pastor or believer. Or you can PM me on social media. Or you can pray right now. Lord Jesus I believe you love me with an everlasting love. I believe you came into the World to die for my sins and forgive my sins. Please come live in me and  dine with me. I choose you to be my Lord and Savior! In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

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Nothing dirty bout my thirty. #Classy360 #360Months

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I gracefully walked into my 30’s today #Jan28.

I purposely made my birthday activities to include Classy, relaxing and fun things. I went to the Symphony De la cirque with the Dallas symphony (pics in my gallery), Spa Castle, and Church then brunch at Grand Lux in Dallas, Texas.

I wanted to enter into my 30’s with a clean slate and nothing dirty about it. I wanted to walk in the finished product of the growth from my 20’s today NOT tomorrow. I had plenty of dirty in my 20’s and I refused to bring that in my 30’s. I am so very thankful for all the life lessons that my 20’s taught me. I was like a sponge in my 20’s and I believe it’s bc I had no idea what I was doing so I was trying to learn. 21 is when I rededicated my life to the Lord so I spent most of my 20’s following Jesus; The rest of the time I spent following others or doing my own thing (whether it was the right path or not).

I felt the molding of God’s hands in my life in my 20’s as I stumbled into adulting. I believe there’s adulting and then there’s adulting God’s way. My pastor Tim Ross of Embassy City Church shared with us ‘Our parent set us up to leave the house and become independent but God always wants us to be dépendant on Him.’ How amazing is that? God is a forever walk with us God. I don’t believe I would be the woman I am today if it wasn’t for God being intentional about walking with me.

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God stripped me, invested in me and molded me and I blossomed into someone I didn’t think I could become. I became a woman of faith. Of course my journey isn’t over but the plans I had for my life are definitely not being lived out today through me bc My God intervened, redirected and ordered my steps. Allowing God to wrought himself into me has been great pain and pleasure but I am beyond convinced it was/is worth it. I completely did a 360 because who I am today isn’t anywhere near the girl I was.

Side note: My birthday theme was called Classy 360 to remind myself I’m a classic and 360 is 30 Years Times 12 months. Also to symbolize the 360 full circle transition into my 30’s. 

I am in a different place all together where I have no clue to what’s ahead. I am literally walking by faith. I am not sure what the Lord has planned ahead but I do know it is to cause Christ to grow in me. I am extremely excited to continue this journey of walking with the King of kings. So no I don’t have the house, the spouse, kids, degree, career or car I planned for but I have God who knows the beginning and the end, who makes crooked paths straight, the Promise keeper and the perfect leader leading my life. I know I am right where God intended for me to be right smack dab in the middle of Irving, TX, USA, member of Embassy City Church, Pharmaceutical Patient care coordinator, riding public transportation,  and living with 10 to 12 maybe 13 room mates at any given time. So I may not be where I planned but I’m where I’m needed to grow. My life is being written by the perfect Author and I’m loving the chapters thus far.  I’m ready for my 30’s adventures and I am so excited that God has given me G R E A T friends to enjoy this journey with. I know one thing I’ll be doing and that is enjoying life with God and them. 🥂 To turning 30.

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What was your ‘turning 30’ experience like?

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When was your last revelation concerning Christ?

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Today I worked both of my jobs in Downtown Dallas, Texas, USA. Thankfully I had about a 3 hour and 30 minute break. I’ve been exhausted from my shifts and to add to everything I’m moving!

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14:27.

I’ve heard scriptures about the peace from God but I’m not sure if I’ve acknowledged that this is something I’ve received from God or even thanked Him for for giving me peace. Right now I am going through a pretty hard season in the physical realm but spiritually I feel as if I’m walking on water!

What does any of this have to do with a bicycle, Sherry?! Well I’m glad you guided me back to that lol. Yesterday as I was riding a bicycle in Downtown Dallas, Texas, USA, I had so much peace as I let the breeze caress my face. I felt like a kid with endless positive possibilities. I began to reminisce on my first time riding a bicycle and how I taught myself. I started with just one training wheel (borrowing a neighbors bike) and then as I kept riding (almost all day) the other training wheel fell off and I was on my own. I was riding the bicycle with no training wheels! And I thought about my life with Christ, no one taught me about how a relationship with Christ should look like. I just loved Him and He loved me back. I just knew that I wanted a relationship full of love and here was a person willing to give it to me.

My relationship with Christ started much like my experience with riding that bicycle for the first time, I just hopped on the bike and tried something and it seemed to be working. Now I’m sure everyone’s first bicycle experience didn’t happened like mine but what I do know is that you at least just tried it out and eventually got the hang of it. Now it had been a while since I rode a bike and yesterday riding the bicycle was a skill I did not lose, the saying is true, “Its like riding a bike.” That saying refers to something that is second nature and is something so easy it’s hard to forget.

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My relationship with Christ is just like riding a bike it was so natural (second nature) for me to treat Him like a person because that’s how He was introduced to me. I’ve never thought of Him as this far away God because He never felt far away. Jesus is truly my best friend and I talk about anything with Him. Having a relationship with Christ is so easy. I found out quickly that being obedient to God is easy as well, when you enjoy someone’s presence it’s kind of hard to offend them because you don’t want to hurt them. I enjoy God and He blesses me with His presence and as I am enjoying Him spontaneously things that I struggle with are no longer a concern and making the right choices become so easy because I’m doing life with Christ.

Is your relationship something that’s so second nature or do you feel the need to have to conjure up something to be able to talk with Him, pray, sing/dance with Him?! I want to challenge you to treat the Lord like the person He is and I’m telling you that YOU won’t be disappointed. He is truly the best person on Earth- Just taste and see!

This revelation of how easy life with Christ is came while I was riding a bicycle. Christ is immeasurable hence you will never have enough revealations of who He is. Almost everyday I have a revelation of Christ. When I am expecting to see Him in some form or fashion I receive revelations from somethings someone says or does, something I see or do, or some man made thing in this World. The Lord is all over the place and He is waiting to reveal Himself to you. My prayer is that your spiritual eyes would be open so you could see how wonderful and magnificent our God is!

If you have never made the decision to accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior and want to, feel free to ask your local pastor or believer. Or you can PM me on social media. Or you can pray right now. Lord Jesus I believe you love me with an everlasting love. I believe you came into the World to die for my sins and forgive my sins. Please come live in me and  dine with me. I choose you to be my Lord and Savior! In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

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In the Spirit, Travel

Have you ever found yourself running away hopelessly?

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I tried to run from the calling of God on my life, and destroy the anointing while traveling to foreign countries. Satan was happy to help me out. And God allowed it because He knew He would get the Glory!

I found myself fed up with the way my physical life was going (my spiritual life and growth was great). My physical life was giving me a headache. I was fired from 4 jobs in the past 2 years and those last 4 jobs, co workers lied on me causing me to completely shut down and crawl into my shell. My light was totally dimmed. I couldn’t handle another attack in Corporate America. I couldn’t handle one more lie, deceit, or backstabbing. I couldn’t handle giving my all to a job and finding out that I’m unappreciated and hearing those words, “We’ve decided to let you go” one more time. I couldn’t handle adopting a negative attitude because the environment I was in would NOT let me be great. I thought to myself “Okay ‘Miss Can’t get right’ let’s go travel the World”. And I did just that. I rented out my apartment for 1 month and traveled to Mexico and Belize and got in the “belly of the whale” aka UA’s airplane. I found myself indulging in the ways of my old life. I tried just about everything in the song “Cranes in the Sky” by Solange. I found myself partaking in death by enjoying the things of this World more than enjoying My King who died to set a free from the very thing I was binding myself to.

The very thing that had me once in chains and at the alter singing at the top of my lungs, “break every chain” by Jesus Culture, I willingly chained myself to it… again. There is where I experienced Grace and Mercy at its fullness. I had an extra dose of it in that season.

As I arrived in “the belly of the whale” I found myself walking straight back into my calling. I found myself trying to fight it away and run it away but it kept finding me. As I spontaneously began to pour out Christ from my speaking and being, I knew that I would never get away. And I believe I began to embrace Christ even in that dark season I was in. I continued to love Him and spend time with Him. I found His Love to be MORE potent in that season- of course His Love is always the same but I found myself in plenty of undeserving situations where I KNEW I didn’t deserve His Love, mercy, grace or His presence. Jesus didn’t withhold anything from me in this season. In this season where I tried to “Cranes in the Sky” it away, away, away By Solange Knowles.

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Consciencely I didn’t know all of this was going on until I looked back at how I lived through this season. Unconsciencely I tried to run a way from the calling of God! Consciensely I went away. Consciencely I thought it was the hurt from being fired 4 times, and the pain America’s hurting people I wanted to run from. It was so much pain and still is so much pain in this World and I “just knew” My answer was in traveling and escaping the US of A! Boy, was I ever so wrong!

I found my answer in Jesus upon my return. On 6/23/17 I took my relationship with Jesus to a new level as I chose to ask the Lord to make me a living overcomer. The most liberating decision I made was to surrender completely to Jesus. Clearly the day I decided to follow Jesus on May 6, 2009 I picked up some old habits again and I needed to “run to the Cross, run to the Cross” by rapper KB Fokus (voice of the youth). I found myself purposely running to the cross each day and my life began to overflow with peace and the abundant life. I am still running to the cross daily and resting in the arms of my Savior while enjoying/experiencing decreasing and allowing Him to increase within me.

I found purpose in my efforts of trying to run away. I found purpose in the spiritual attacks I received in Corporate America. I found out that no matter the situation or circumstances God would get the glory and what the enemy meant for harm God would truly turn it around for my good (Gen 50:20).  I found out that I am truly called by God and there is no where I can hide from Him. I found out that even when I run I’ll find out that my answer always runs with me. My answer’s name is Jesus and His promises are true! I found out that no matter how much I try to ________ it away, I’ll always be able to find my answers in Jesus!

I’m so very thankful for that season because literally I feel like I’m walking on water now. Sure I have ups and downs like all people but I’ve definitely made a purposeful decision to keep Jesus in the boat with me as I travel through these human life experiences. So instead of _______ing it away, I Christ it away lol and it seems to be working. I come to Christ and lay my burdens at His feet like He has always said I (We) could do! Matt 11:28.

Well I hoped you enjoyed my transparent testimony as I totally exposed my entire life in this post.

If you have never made the decision to accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior and want to, feel free to ask your local pastor or believer. Or you can PM me on social media. Or you can pray right now. Lord Jesus I believe you love me with an everlasting love. I believe you came into the World to die for my sins and forgive my sins. Please come live in me and  dine with me. I choose you to be my Lord and Savior! In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

The Bible says, “anyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved” Romans 10:13. Please share with a believer if this is your first time to pray that prayer! And please feel free to let me know by leaving a comment!

 

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“I ‘posed to eat’ says almost 2 years old- Kaylin

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I was scrolling through posts on FB and I came across one of my old co worker’s post and she shares this about her daughter:

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I was extremely impressed with the fact that this child and like all children know how to express their need to eat! Kaylin is almost 2 years old and she says “I posed to eat”. Her little tummy was letting her know she “posed to eat”. I thought it was funny when I first read the post but then reality crept in real quick. Lord am I aware when I need to eat? Sure I’m grown so when I’m hungry. I know what those hunger pains feel like but what happens when I’m spiritually hungry, I am aware?

I had a Pastor one time that had an entire series called “Eat that book”. Well let me back up.

1. Do we know that we can get spiritually hungry?

2. Do we know the signs for when we are spiritually hungry?

3. Do we know where to get our spiritual food?

4. Do we know how to eat spiritual food?

Question #1 yes we can get spiritually hungry and thirsty. In fact if we are not careful we will feed ourselves something of this World that will NEVER be able to satisfy our souls!

In John 6:51 Jesus said, “I am the living Bread.”

In Rev 7:16They will never again be hungry or thirsty;”

Question #2 Just Like we have signs in our physical body that tells us it’s time to eat and drink, we have signs that tell us it’s time to eat and drink Jesus. We may become easily frustrated/angered, unmotivated, not wanting to Love people or ourselves. Have you ever just been so filled with the Holy Spirit You just want to LOVE everyone. This is God’s heart that we will be filled to overflow and flowing Him out on this dying World.

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.Romans 15:13

Question #3 The answer is simple. Jesus is our supplier. 

I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats this bread will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.” John 6:51

Jesus says “but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.John 4:14

That means when we touch the Lord through His Word, His presence, singing, praising, talking about Him etc we will feel spiritually fed and our thirst will be quenched.

Question #4 When we touch the Lord through reading the Bible, making music to Him, dancing for Him, Living for Him, serving His people, Living Christ out, Worshipping Him, the supply is in us touching Him, allowing the Holy Spirit to flow through us, and receiving the things of God.

 

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We “posed to eat” that living bread that nourishes us! Have you eaten lately?! Thank you so much for reading my blog post I hope it encourage you to get your eat on. Taste and see that the Lord is good! Psalm 34:8 Our God is tasty!

If you have never made the decision to accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior and want to, feel free to ask your local pastor or believer. Or you can PM me on social media. Or you can pray right now. Lord Jesus I believe you love me with an everlasting love. I believe you came into the World to die for my sins and forgive my sins. Please come live in me and  dine with me. I choose you to be my Lord and Savior! In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

The Bible says, “anyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved” Romans 10:13. Please share with a believer if this is your first time to pray that prayer! And please feel free to let me know by leaving a comment!

 

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The Way is not limited to a path, He is a person and His name is Jesus!

 

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So many times I hear Jesus being limited to a path we should take. In one sense of course this is true. This blog post is not to disclaim this truth but to shine light on how “The Way” is so much bigger than a path we should take.

In John 14:6 NLT “Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.” There is only one way to God and Jesus is the key! Here is where we see Jesus to be one path to one destination. Okay so Jesus gives me access to the Holy God so when will we ever need “The Way” again? I’m so glad you’ve asked that question! Everyday we have choices set before us and as we enjoy Jesus as Life aka “The Way” We spontaneously choose “the Life Way”. In Deuteronomy 30:19-20 God says this:

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When we are in Jesus (the matter of position) we are enjoying Him as our Life and we spontaneously choose “The Way” which is always the perfect Way, always the right path, always choosing blessing! Now if we are honest with ourselves, we know sometimes in our life we do not choose Life, we choose death by being in the flesh and making “fleshly” desire decisions. We may choose death in the way we choose to react when someone is rude to us by responding in a way that Christ would not want us to respond; However on the flip side God has a plan for when we are operating out of our flesh which leads to death and it’s this scripture:

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So when we make bad choices aka flesh decisions, God works turns those decisions to work out for our good. When the enemy has a plan to kill, steal and destroy us- God works that out for our good! How wonderful is this?! This is why we should worry, because even against all odds we come out in top walking on water because God is absolutely for us winning! In fact the Bible says we are MORE THAN CONQUERORS IN CHRIST! (Romans 8:37).

The more we exercise ourselves to purposely focus on Christ, the more we will spontaneously choose Life. Earlier this week I was in a small car accident. A young girl was speeding, weaving in and out of traffic and hit my car. She was frantic when we stopped our cars to exchange information and was extremely hype and in a calm tone (which is absolutely NOT normal for me) I responded to her and she became humble! How was this? Who calmed this storm? I was enjoying Jesus as my Life by singing to Him in the car right before the accident and He was so present during this entire matter (as He is in all of our lives).

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I was able to befriend this young woman and tell her a little bit about the Lord and how she should value her life and not be so reckless driving as it could it end very badly for her. Now this was absolutely Christ operating in me as my life because this is just something I wouldn’t do. So it isn’t a matter of thinking of “WWJD” aka “What would Jesus do” and doing it but letting Him operate in you and flow out of you as Life and afterwards your response will be “Oh that’s what Jesus would do!” Jesus was always reaching people no matter the situation. Jesus is “The Way” to reach people. He is always the answer! (John 3:30). The more we spend time with Jesus by reading the Bible, singing to Him, praying, listening to hmHis voice etc.., the more we began to walk and talk like Him. We must be intentional in our relationship with Christ, because that’s what you do when you are in a relationship. If we truly decrease and let Him increase then He can operate in us and God’s will WILL BE DONE and we will have heaven on Earth. (Matt 6:10) So choose “The Way” today and all day by enjoying Christ as your Life and keeping your focus on Him All day!

If you have never made the decision to accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior and want to, feel free to ask your local pastor or believer. Or you can PM me on social media. Or you can pray right now. Lord Jesus I believe you love me with an everlasting love. I believe you came into the World to die for my sins and forgive my sins. Please come live in me and  dine with me. I choose you to be my Lord and Savior! In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

The Bible says, “anyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved” Romans 10:13. Please share with a believer if this is your first time to pray that prayer! And please feel free to let me know by leaving a comment!

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Back to the basics- I want You Christ and real Faith!

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Recently, well today, I had a friend ask me what did God show me on 6/23/17? I’ve been telling people- friends, family and believers, that the Lord has recently woke me up.

6/23/17 I was awakened! Before “my awakening” I didn’t even know I was sleep. I didn’t even know that Believers could be sleep. I mean I was loving the Lord, I was somewhat following the Lord, I was in the Church meetings! How could I be sleep?

I was unbothered when I heard about girls living in sex slavery, children in MY VERY OWN  CITY cutting themselves, people on drugs, and prostitutes selling their souls!

But God woke me up. And I love Him differently. I love His people differently. I love my enemies differently. People’s pain affect me. I find myself weeping more because it. I find myself praying more. I find myself DYING to selfishness. I find myself saying Lord use me. And really meaning it!

This is what the Lord has been showing me since 6/23/17. I pray it blesses you, encourages you and empowers you to find your identity in Christ and to walk in Christ enjoying Him as your life!

6/23 The AWAKENING Choose to be a living overcomer! Aka “To live victoriously Daily”

6/24 thru TODAY The Lord has showed me- I was allowing myself to be a defeated Christian  by choosing to love the World, indulging in the pleasures of my flesh, seeking my own will above God’s will.

QUICKLY after 6/23 He began to bring me back to the basics, coming o Him first, believing in Him, Trusting in Him. Allowing Him to take the lead basically letting Him be God and not becoming god myself!

SLOWLY after 6/23 He began to show me my purpose, pull this purpose out of me causing me to seek Him like I’ve never sought Him before. Causing me to love Him and others like I’ve never done before. Causing me to want to die to myself/ decrease so He can increase! Helping me find my identity in Him

SURELY giving me the confidence to walk in Him boldly and use my gifts to bring Him glory while inspiring a generation to do the same

THANKFUL– I’m so very thankful He would wake me up to be alive in the age and apart of the generation and God’s plan to cooperate with the Holy Spirit to build His Church aka His beautiful Bride!

TAKE AWAY – Jesus overcame the World! And now the overcoming One lives in US! We should be spontaneously overcoming enemy, our flesh, and any obstacle meant to destroy us. As we enjoy Jesus as life we spontaneously overcome. THIS HAS BEEN MY EXPERIENCE since 6/23/17❤️

Would you choose to be a living overcomer?

If you have never made the decision to accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior and want to, feel free to ask your local pastor or believer. Or you can PM me on social media. Or you can pray right now. Lord Jesus I believe you love me with an everlasting love. I believe you came into the World to die for my sins and forgive my sins. Please come live in me and  dine with me. I choose you to be my Lord and Savior! In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

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You worship differently! “let that boy worship” written and rapped by Adrion Butler

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I can not remember where I was when I first saw “Let that boy Worship” performed by Adrion Butler in DFW, Texas but when I heard the words and saw his passion being expressed through the song, I was extremely encouraged. The song really ignited more freedom within me. So this is random but still on topic I love to dance for the Lord but I just do not know how to dance other than twerking; And personally I’m not going to twerk in the presence of the Lord. So I jump around moving my arms in a wild and free way and this is how I dance in His presence. However I have been told by a Pastor (she was telling a group of us) to not move our hips when we praise. I remember reading about how David danced his clothes off and I wondered what that Pastor would have told David. Praising God freely is something I believe we should do in His presence while worshipping Him in truth and in Spirit. Praising Him freely is a freedom I began to express after seeing others express themselves freely in God’s presence.

The song impressed me because I’ve heard so many believers talk badly about rappers who are Christians without trying to understand the heart of the one’s who are expressing themselves through the music titled “Christian Rap Music”.

When I first rededicated my life to Christ in 2009, a lady told me to get rid of the music I listened to and I did. I purchased music that expressed praise to Jesus by singing. And then I heard about the rapper Lacrae and the 116 clique and man was I happy. I grew up in the “r and b/rap” age/culture so to hear a rapper rap about God, I was hyped aka krunk aka lit. I was inspired and hopeful. I was impressed that the Lord would even use someone like Lacrae to rap for Him. Like how could rap be used to  glorify God? How was this even possible? It wasn’t the norm however I am familiar with the scripture “Behold I make all things new” (Rev 21:5) and personally I never want traditional concepts to make me box in the God of this universe. The trees praise Him (1 Chronicles 16:33). All of His creation can praise Him. Why should we limit worshipping and praising God in the ways that “we are used to”? The trees don’t praise the way I do but it’s still praise to our Heavely Father! All of creation has been called to praise God and I’m sure your praise looks different than mine but praise is praise!

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I had composed some questions and Adrion was open to answering them. Please find my questions and his answers below. I hope Adrion’s answers encourages you and helps you understand “Christian rap”. I have been encouraged through His responses as well as to appreciate how others and all of creations praises God!

1. Were you a rapper before you met Christ? No

2. When did you get saved? I grew up in church so I’ve been saved longer than I can remember lol. I can remember as a child going to the altar for salvation at least 4 times lol.

3. When did you begin to follow the Lord? I rededicated my life in 2008 while I was in college.

3. When did you encounter someone trying to hinder the way that you praise? I grew up in church and it seemed to be a reoccurring theme- “The generation before us doesn’t like how we praise.”

4. When and why did you decide to rap for God’s Kingdom? It was all I was good at. I felt left out of church and worship because I couldn’t play an instrument or sing, but God gave me freedom through examples like David, and King Solomon, who used their words in a poetic/ rhythmic way to express their worship.

5. What made you write the song “Let that boy worship”? Please see questions 1,2,3, Lol jk But seriously, I saw a generation without identity in Christ and a portion of it was due to the lack of support and acceptance. Most young people I encounter have already began to develop unique gifts and abilities that set them apart from the crowd. But unfortunately those gifts don’t traditionally fit into a worship service so they aren’t considered “worship.” This song gives the listener freedom to use their life as worship. So no matter what the gift is as long as its used to glorify God….it’s worship. Worship must be in Spirit and in Truth, and that is not limited to worshipping God with the organ and Background Vocals.

6. If you could tell a new believer in the Lord anything what would it be? “Trust the Process” At times it may seem like following Jesus is pointless and not what you expected…. “Trust the Process.”

7. What keeps you seeking Christ’s face in these evil distracting days? You answered it. “these evil distracting days”

8. What is your purpose with the music you send out? My music’s purpose is to glorify God and encourage others to find a way to do the same.
9. What would you like to say to our generation? Find Purpose…..

10. What would you like to say to the sinner who feels like he/ she can’t come to God? I would say, “ok, great, you’re human too.” Truth is there are many times I’ve felt this way. I was born in sin and shaped in iniquity. Adam and Eve walked and conversed with God on a closer level than most humans could even imagine and when they were caught in sin they hid. David was caught in sin and tried to cover it up. Jonah was disobedient. Judas knew he was going to sell the messiah of for some silver. I guess what im getting at is even the holiest of holy saints feel this way lol. At the end of the day, God already knows you’ve fallen….he wants to help you get back up. Learn from the examples in the bible of people who hid their sin and then read Luke 8:17. Then read Luke 1:50 and it will explain that he has mercy that is endless and flows in wave after wave. He can’t fix it if you won’t give it to him. The oil light in your car won’t go off until you take it into the mechanic. ijs

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Such a beautiful way to express the Lord! I’m so very thankful Adrion was available and open to share his heart with us regarding His praise towards our Heavenly Father! I hope you have been encouraged.

If you have never made the decision to accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior and want to, feel free to ask your local pastor or believer. Or you can PM me on social media. Or you can pray right now. “Lord Jesus I believe you love me with an everlasting love. I believe you came into the World to die for my sins and forgive my sins. Please come live in me and  dine with me. I choose you to be my Lord and Savior! In Jesus name I pray, Amen.”

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My view of who God is so limited. I want to know God the way Christ knew God!

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I have been seeing that some believers and unbelievers through conversation with them that they have boxed in their view of God. Meaning the way they view God is how they have heard of Him or experienced Him. But this is such a limited view. I personally don’t remember of being healed of any disease but God is still the healer. I’ve been telling myself I truly want to believe in the God of this universe.

When the Bible says He is my provider I want to believe beyond any doubt. He is our King, Lord, Father, Creator, and so much more. He is I AM. And I haven’t even heard of everything that He is, let alone truly have I believe! He is the All in all. I truly want to believe this. I don’t want to just say it with my mouth, I want to believe. Well I’ve been sharing this with close friends and I came across this scripture today: Matt 11:6 “And blessed is He who is not stumbled because of Me”

Wow Jesus did a lot of things contrary to people’s belief of Him. He turned over tables in a temple (thats a little wild) but some wouldn’t dare call Jesus’ actions wild. He healed a man on the sabbath and the Pharisees were stumbled because of this. But we have to truly know Christ bc what if He does something contrary to our boxed view of Him. I’ve been telling people I want to take my limitations of God off of Him. He is not limited by my view, my circumstances, my resources, or me period.

Jesus said “blessed is he who is not stumbled because of Me” capital M in Me which means not stumbled by Christ. May we all take our boxed view off of Christ and truly see Him for who He reveals to us He is. This has been my experience lately seeing Him for who He reveals himself to me and it is so BEAUTIFUL. My experience and view has been heighten and enlightened.

There’s this singer Steffany Gritzell who was singing spontaneously and she had begun to sing:

There’s a line and I’ve crossed it,

some will say that I lost it,
But who cares what the World thinks,
I’ve found my joy”

I’ve definitely crossed “the norm” line and I’ve found such a fantastic, wonderful, fulfilling joy in Christ and I WILL NEVER be the same AGAIN. I want that Paul faith, that Peter Faith and Abraham Faith. I want to truly believe regardless of how unpractical it may seem. I just want Christ! YES the Lord is practical but some things according to my view is unpractical in my eyes. But He is God and He isn’t limited by my view of Him. He will still be God and be the One fills all in all regardless if I believe, regardless if I limit my view of Him; However I have made a choice to not limit my view of Him anymore. God is the I AM. I want to experience the I AM. Lord reveal to us who you are?!

If you have never made the decision to accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior and want to, feel free to ask your local pastor or believer. Or you can PM me on social media. Or you can pray right now. Lord Jesus I believe you love me with an everlasting love. I believe you came into the World to die for my sins and forgive my sins. Please come live in me and  dine with me. I choose you to be my Lord and Savior! In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

The Bible says, “anyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved” Romans 10:13. Please share with a believer if this is your first time to pray that prayer! And please feel free to let me know by leaving a comment!

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Dear Church! Let’s have True Oneness- This is God’s desire!

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Dear Church,

What would happened if we had true Oneness and met with each other in Truth and in Spirit. We are in One Body, having One faith, One baptism, One Father, One calling, One Hope, One God. Surely we at least have this in common. Let’s meet on this ground! Let’s fellowship according to this.

Let’s grow in our faith together, separately locally, but together in One body. With man this is impossible but with God ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE. I believe we can have a Oneness that puts the enemy to shame.

I DONT CARE what local Church you meet with, WE HAVE THE same Father, same Spirit, so let’s enjoy Christ together as life putting our differences aside and love the Lord and others together! You may have arrived at a different level of knowledge of Christ, so keep that to you until the Lord says I’m ready for it. But what do we commonly know about Christ together- Let’s fellowship on that ground! No more divisions. No more arguments.

Let’s just pray for one another. We can do this my brothers and sisters! WE MUST DO THIS my Brothers and Sister- this is God’s desire that we WOULD BE ONE as God the Father and Jesus the Son is One we too must be one. We can do this Church! Let’s do this.

Lord keep us One in YOU! Only In You can we be truly ONE! #TheChurch aka #BodyOfChrist aka #BelieversOfChrist #WeAreOneInSpirit #LetsGrowInOneFaith ❤️

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If you have never made the decision to accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior and want to, feel free to ask your local pastor or believer. Or you can PM me on social media. Or you can pray right now. Lord Jesus I believe you love me with an everlasting love. I believe you came into the World to die for my sins and forgive my sins. Please come live in me and  dine with me. I choose you to be my Lord and Savior! In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

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How to fight the enemy in these evil days?!

Do you have all the tools you need to be successful in a fight against the enemy in these evil days?! Loving God above all else and walking in the Spirit you spontaneously put on the Armour of God!

Ephesians 6:13-20 tells us how to fight against the enemy:

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14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, (Practice speaking God’s Word which is Truth and be found in Christ which is our righteousness) “For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “BUT THE RIGHTEOUS man SHALL LIVE BY FAITH.” Romans 1:17

15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. (Go into all the World and preach the Gospel to all creation (this includes Satan and the enemyMark 16:15 [Preach the gospel Your local grocery store, gas station, bus stop, school, work and on vacation])

16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. (Faith comes by hearing and hearing the Word of God. Romans 10:17. Position yourself to hear the Word of God. Reading the Word and Hearing God speak is needed)

17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. (God’s salvation, His speaking and the Bible is needed for this war) If you don’t know Scriptures get some planted in you by memorizing them (it helps me if I sing them, any way you can remember them do it)

18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. (The quickest way to get in the spirit is to say, “Lord Jesus” The Bible says that no one can say Jesus is Lord except for by the Holy Spirit 1 Corinthians 12:3 and “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.“) John 1:1

19 Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, (Pray)

20 for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should. (déclare the gospel boldly in the Lord Jesus)

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Why knowing God’s name is important?

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Who do you say the I AM is? Matt 16:13-20

“But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am? Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” Matt 16:15-16. What a revelation to discover who God is through seeing it in His Word and experiencing  I AM!

Who do you say I AM?

I say He is The Choosing One– Who am I that you would choose me! “You didn’t choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for, using my name.” John 15:16

I say He is The Perfect Rescuer– I remember wanting to commit suicide and He came to me and delivered me and led me to salvation! “Anyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved” Romans 10:13 #SavedFromDeath

I say He Is The Forgiver– ALL my sins forgiven in His beautiful name! “Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14

I say He is The Perfect Joy Despensor- The day I was saved… again I skipped around the parking lot with such joy! “This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” Nehemiah 8:10 #PerfectJoy

I say He is The Perfect Shepard– Who else can completely satisfy? I’ve searched all over and I’ve only found everything I needed in God. “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.” Psalm 23:1

I say He is Light that delivers and heals– He exposed the dark with in me and immediately brings deliverance and healing in my life! He doesn’t just show me my short comings, He heals my heart and He empowers me to overcome them. “Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the LORD will be your rear guard.” Isaiah 58:8

I say He is the One that doesn’t leave me– No matter what I did! Jesus walked with me! No matter the season He was there with me. I may not have always been IN him but He was always in me. The quickest way is to get In the Spirit is to say, “Lord Jesus” 1 Corinthians 12:3. “Therefore I want you to know that no one who is speaking by the Spirit of God says, “Jesus be cursed,” and no one can say, “Jesus is Lord,” except by the Holy Spirit.“. “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” 1 Corinthians 12:3

I say He is for me– He was for me, when I wasn’t for myself. He is for me when people lie on me, when they cheat me, when they try to stumble me! “And If God is for you THEN WHO CAN BE AGAINST YOU?!” Romans 8:31

I say He is The Overcomer In me– In My Christian Life I couldn’t believe that I was getting entangled in sin. I couldn’t believe that as a Christian I was living a defeated life with the undefeated one. Jesus is a gentleman, He waits to be invited into you (Revelations 3:20) He is waiting for you to surrender your life so HE can be the overcoming One in YOU! What’s defeating you? If you have Christ in you, YOU ARE NO LONGER SUPPOSE to live a defeated life. We should be enjoying Jesus as our Life and this Life should be spontaneously causing us to be Living Overcomers. You have the opportunity to choose to be a Living Overcomer! Ask God to make you a living Overcomer and cooperate with him in what he tells you! I never would have made it without this overcoming one in me. Surrender it all! Surrender your life and your love for this World! And watch how free YOU will be! “Because who the Son sets free is free indeed” John 8:36 “Do not fear because I have overcome the World” John 16:33 “Greater is He that is in me than He that is in the World” 1 John 4:4.

I say He is the One who likes my praise– His presence is so thick when I praise Him. Its like He is all around me! “Yet you are holy, enthroned on the praises of Israel.” Psalm 22:3

WHO DO YOU SAY HE IS?!

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What “Daily Bread” means for us today?!

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This prayer is mighty powerful!

The daily bread is literally Christ Himself! In John 6:35 “Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.” And here is what he says about the Living Water, “but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.

The Lord is saying, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with me.” Rev 3:20 The Lord is literally knocking at the door and he wants to come into YOUR BEING and dine with you! The Bible tells “Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.” Mark 16:16 Believing is important and so is being baptized so please do both asap because the end is near! I know they have been saying this since we were little but Christ is truly coming soon the signs of the times are adding up with the Bible! I’ve youtubed some stuff about the signs of the times and it’s quite enlightening. I don’t have the links but you can YouTube it for yourself just make sure you are in the spirit when listening!

The quickest way to get in your spirit is by saying “Lord Jesus”. 1 Corinthians 12:3 “Therefore I want you to know that no one who is speaking by the Spirit of God says, “Jesus be cursed,” and no one can say, “Jesus is Lord,” except by the Holy Spirit. So we here you are you can be in the spirit by simply saying Lord Jesus!

How to eat and drink Jesus?! You must be in the spirit to eat and drink. You can eat and drink by singing spiritual songs to Him! You can read your bible, fellowship with believers! The end is near so cease the opportunity to be built into God’s marvelous Church aka His Body!

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Another thing is praise! Praise is the highest work of God’s Children! When we pray the enemy can get into our mind but when we praise the God the enemy has to flee he has no access to this realm! Praise click the link to know more about praise believe me it’s worthy click!

Open your entire being to the Lord, ask the Lord to forgive you and eat the living bread and the living water. This is the way! Also if you want to experience the abundant life ask the Lord to make you living overcomer! Would you choose to be a living overcomer?

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Why praising God is super important?!

 

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So the Lord has been completely wrecking my life in every way possible since Friday 6/30/2017.

I told the Lord that I wanted to experience the Lord in every way that He wants me to experience Him! I have no idea why when I have told some people this, they immediately say be careful for what you ask for! Maybe it’s because the of the story of Job in the Bible and all of the afflictions he experienced but he also experienced God’s deliverence and reward. But I do know that God has not given me a “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” 1 Tim 1:7. So the enemy might creep in and try to give me fear about telling God that I want to experience him in every way that He wants me to experience Him! I believe that this is God’s will! So I’ll simply say Amen!

Recently, I started to get anxiety and  I believe I was led by the Lord to study the Bible by seeing who in the Bible can relate to my experiences and how they dealt with it so I brought to the testimony of “Saul where David played the lyre / harp for him when an evil spirit from God came upon him and the enemy came and tormented him and then Saul was refreshed and the evil spirit left him.” 1 Sam 16:23. I began to listen to  Be still by Steffany Frizzel and my nerves was calm. Now I also listen to classical music as well! It is soothing!

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Then that led me to believe that music has to have a wonderful use in the Kingdom of God, (seek first the Kingdom of God and its righteousness and the rest will be added to you.) Matt 16:33.

So I googled praise and I came up on this blog 7 reasons why singing matters and it really blessed my life. This blog provided some scriptures why praise / singing is important. Remember the Walls of Jericho? How did the walls come down?! By being obedient to God commands / instructions saying “circle the city of Jericho one time for 6 days and in the 7th day circle the city 7 times, on the seventh time the walls came tumbling down and when the 7 priest sound the trumpets and on the people shall shout!” Joshua 6:1-27. Music gets you ready for war and can be very tools you use for war!

My best friend was telling me how the Devil was basically the music director in Heaven before he was kicked out of heaven and that’s why the music industry is the way it is. She told me music enters our beings without permission! Look at the music you hear when you go into stores, or the music you listen to in your car, or the music you listen to at home. My BF told me that that’s why we can wake up with that same song in our mind! How great is this if we use music in the way God intended for music to be used. How terribly district I’ve if we use music in the way Satan is using because he only comes to steal from us, kill us, and destroy us. But “Jesus has come that we may have Life and life more abundantly” John 10:10.

I’m on a mission to enjoy the Lord in every way he has intended on me to enjoy Him and I believe one of the highest ways to enjoy Him is praise and worship and this is from my on personally experiences, “Let everything that has breath praise God” Psalm 150:6. This is a command not a suggestion. There is spiritual significances to praising! My Auntie told me recently that the enemy can get in when we pray but when we praise, depression leaves, anxiety leaves, the Devil flees, we become encouraged and empowered in praise. God likes praise! I think that’s the reason he commands it and it is something we actually spontaneously will do when see who He is! “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Jesus, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples!” “I tell you,” he replied, “If they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.” Luke 19: 38-40. Its something about God’s creation that feels compelled to praise. I believe God wants us to choose to praise Him! Deuteronomy 30:19-20 “For I have set before you Life and death and blessings and curse; therefore choose life that you and your seed may live!” I believe we can choose life even in the music we listen to.

My question is who/what are you praising?!

 

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How to deal with anxiousness

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Greetings my fellow readers,

The Lord has done a lot in my life since last Friday 6/23/2017. And I have been seeking first the Kingdom of God and I am in this why did he say this phase and what should I do when I experience this.  In the sense if it is commanded in the bible I want to know why and when to use the tools He has provided in His kingdom.

I had this spirit of anxiousness come upon me and I didn’t know how to get rid of it. I thought that I needed to fellowship and sometimes if the Lord is leading us to that then that is what needs to be done. However this time the Lord was not leading me to fellowship. Hmmm Where is the peace then Lord? I would pray and I would be fine and then the anxiousness would come back. I began to listen to this song:

Be Still By Steffany Frizzell Gretzinger and Bethel Music- This song has scriptures being song- Be still my heart and know that YOU are God alone stop thinking so much and just let go.

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Oh this song helped usher me into a peaceful place in Christ. Singing it calmed my nerves, this was truly a beautiful experience. We need to know how to use the Word in a way that helps us defeat the enemy and also why the Lord commanded us to do what we do. After using google to search scriptures regarding anxiety. The Lord reminded me how David would sing and then the Lord reminded me about the story with him and Saul, so I began to search the scriptures and found “Whenever the spirit from God came on Saul, David would take up his lyre and play. Then relief would come to Saul; he would feel better, and the evil spirit would leave him” 1 Samuel 16:23. What is this?

I am learning there is a why behind everything the Lord does and I want to be a living overcomer here on Earth overcoming this World and my flesh. Thankfully the Lord is giving me wisdom to seek Him. Because I am so weak and His strength is made perfect in my weakness. The lord also showed me how I tried to make the Church my God and this is evil. For he alone is God. Sure the believers have God in them and that’s why fellowship is essential to our Christian life. But we must follow the Lord’s leading in everything we do ( I am definitely still learning). God is THE perfect Shepard.

If you want to learn more on why singing matters click here. That blog post is from a blog site called unlocking the bible and I found it quite refreshing to see why singing matters from a biblical view. This blog included 7 reasons Why singing matters. And the reason were backed up by scripture, pretty cool huh?

May God be your peace. “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7

God said he is “I AM” He is everything we need He is all and all. He alone is God.

Disclaimer: Please do not take this blog and think that I am saying if you take pills for anxiety to stop. I am simply writing about my experience and how the Lord led me to these truths. I would strongly encourage you to talk to the Lord and pray about what you put in your bodies.

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No weapon formed against YOU shall prosper

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Once I heard a Pastor tell us that the bible says, ” No weapon formed against YOU shall prosper. That doesn’t mean that the weapon won’t be formed/ created against what this scripture means is that it will not prosper. The weapon that is formed against you will not succeed against YOU. The weapon will not PROSPER for those that are in Jesus Christ.

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“No weapon formed against you shall prosper,
And every tongue which rises against you in judgment
You shall condemn.
This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord,
And their righteousness is from Me,”
Says the Lord.”

 

Lord I pray right now that the people of God be released in the name of Jesus and that they rise up and be the overcomers because you are the overcoming One in them. Lord let them be open to YOU to be the Overcoming One in them and live through them causing them to spontaneously overcome.

No weapon formed against Christ prospered. Not even death could hold Christ. Christ is indestructible. This Christ now lives in His believers HENCE the reason the enemy is trying to kill His dear believers and he is actually killing their body but he can not touch their soul. “Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.” Matt 10:28

May YOU surrender all and withhold nothing from God. May you be grounded in the Lord. May your entire being be found in Him. “Oh, my dear children! I feel as if I’m going through labor pains for you again, and they will continue until Christ is fully developed in your lives.” Galatians 4:19 

The Lord has overcame this world and has proven to us that know weapon formed against Him prospered against Him. The World intends to kill Jesus and He keeps multiplying through His believers. Lol They are trying their best to take Him out but He is indestructible. They will never win. He has proven this even by placing His holy spirit in us. The very life that Christ has is now our life. Jesus says in John 10:10, “The enemy has come to steal, kill and destroy you, but I have come that you may have life and life more abundantly.” Jesus is Life. Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6
My question for you is WHAT is being formed against YOU? What is the enemy trying to do to you. Now remind the enemy and yourself that NO weapon formed against you shall prosper in Jesus name.  The Overcoming One who is indestructible lives in you. Thank the Lord that we have the Indestructible life in us. May God’s grace and peace meet you right where you are.

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Would you choose to be a living overcomer? By Sherry Thorpe

IMG_3132Oh the power in just this question. Someone in the Church life recently asked me at bible study, “If I asked the Lord to make me a living overcomer wouldn’t He make me a living overcomer!”

When he asked me the question, I couldn’t even answer the question. Because I knew that the Lord would make me a living overcomer.

Why did this question bring so much fear to me? Have you ever heard someone say, “Be careful what you ask for because you might just get.” I knew that if I said yes Lord make me an overcomer he would make me one. I knew that He would be faithful in doing this. Later while driving home, completely wrecked in a beautiful way the Lord exposed my unhealthy love for this World. My fear of losing it. This World has failed everyone that has touched it. And this World personally showed me it’s fallen and it has nothing for me.

The Lord said we must love Him more: 

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The Lord through dear Believers and God’s word showed me how this World is death and God is calling me out of this World into His marvelous light. All I needed to do is say yes! Once the Lord showed Me my love for the World and how my love for it leads me and has led me straight to destruction, that alone made it so easy for me to say, “Lord make me an overcomer!”

Once I did that the Lord began to show me how being an overcomer is something He intended for us all to be in His Son.  Not only was this God’s intention but it’s his desire. Let me show you where it says this in His Word.

These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 The Lord has overcome the World so it only makes since that we should overcome the World sense we are believers and have His life within us.

“‘He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches To him who overcomes, to him I will give some of the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone, and a new name written on the stone which no one knows but he who receives it.‘” Rev 2:17

“For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world–our faith. Who is the one who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?” 1 John 5:4-5 

Let us be glad and rejoice, and let us give honor to him. For the time has come for the wedding feast of the Lamb, and his bride has prepared herself.” Rev 19:7 The bride here is the overcomers/ Also the reality of the 5 bridesmaids who were prepared in Matt 25:1-13

Choosing to be a living overcomer today is different than just being a Believer of Jesus today in this age. The overcomer in this age aka age turner goes against the World in this age while choosing to be a living overcomer in this age. The believer who chooses to befriend the World will be perfected later in the next age. So eventually ALL believers will be overcomers! The living overcomer in this age made a decision to allow the Lord to make them an living overcomer of the World in every aspect of their life before the Lord returns. The living overcomer chose/chooses Jesus over the World in this age. The overcomer surrender(s)(ed) their life to the Lord Jesus and he helped them become an overcomer in this age, this can not be done in ourselves! To be an living overcomer in this age the Lord truly becomes our everything in this age. Eventually all believers will be overcomers after the next age!

The Church life plays such an important part in us becoming overcomers because their going on in the Lord serves as an empowerment and encouragement to keep us going on in the Lord. And we are One with them as the Bible tells us He who is joined to the Lord is one spirit. 1 Corinthians 6:17 May we practice the Oneness because this serves as a perfecting factor in our personal life. Being that the Lord wants to Build His Church the Oneness is crucial to being an overcomer as well! The perfecting process starts now! I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one–as you are in me, Father, and I am in you. And may they be in us so that the world will believe you sent me. John 17:21

Daily we can enjoy the Lord as our life. In enjoying the Lord as our Life, He becomes our life. In becoming our life we are being transformed. In being transformed in Christ we are constantly building God’s church because we are In Christ. In being transformed through Him we overcome this World daily and eventually totally. The moment we notice that we aren’t in Christ we should repent to restore the uninterrupted fellowship and flow with God and enjoyment of Life so we can continue growing in Christ and being built into Christ’s beautiful body aka the Church! One thing we should openly admit is we are not always in Christ. He is always in us but we are not always in Him. “… And may they be in us” John 17:21.  In knowing this it helps us to be aware to the fact we may not always be in Him and to check ourselves. This is something I’m learning myself but if you are ever in doubt just say Lord Jesus. “We can only say Jesus is Lord in the Holy Spirit” 1 Corinthians 12:3. Actually calling His name should be part of our daily activities. Calling His name turns our hearts and being to the Lord. This should be our daily practice being in Him. Being in Him we spontaneously overcome. Lol Enjoying the riches of Christ by being In Christ causes us to overcome this World. Letting Him be our ruler, by guiding us as we are respecting and loving Him as Lord. What a beautiful design! This is to overcome daily to be In Christ at all times! This is to be a living overcomer.

So would you choose to be a living overcomer?

“Who is the one who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?” 1 John 5:5

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You are a target! By Sherry Thorpe

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So the Devil is hater! We know this right? We know that the Devil and his demons number 1 mission is to take us OUT! No matter the cost! He will lose his own demons to ensure he takes us out. You are his favorite target.

He will do whatever it takes to make sure you don’t reach Christ. And if you meet Christ, he will do what it takes to make sure you don’t spend time with God to get to know Him and His character. And if you do spend time with God, he’ll make sure you spend minimum to no time in the Bible, so you will never learn and become équipt to defeat The evil spirits. I’ve experienced the distractions so I know the Devil just doesn’t give up.

Satan has a plan for you. That plan is to try to kill you. If he can’t kill you then he will try to destroy you. If he doesn’t destroy you then he will try to steal everything God has for you. I heard a person recently say regarding racism in America that they feel like they have a target on their back and they were absolutely right. Satan wants to take you out. Jesus said this with His own lips in John 10:10 it says, “The thief comes to steal, kill, and destroy you but I come, that you may have Life and life more abundantly.” It is so easy to think that our fight is against people in this World that do us wrong, the government and its officials or the people that are against God but the Bible is sure to let us know that THAT is definitely not the case, “For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.” Ephesians 6:12.

The evil spirits we are fighting are équipt to lead us into temptation, to steal from us, to distract us, to keep us in sin, to keep us addicted to sinful things, to pervert us, to keep us from God, to keep us blind to the truth, to deceive us, to deafen us to God’s voice, to kill us, to enslave us, to overwork us and most importantly to defeat us. And they will do all of this and MUCH MORE. If we don’t equip ourselves with the Word of God and position ourselves in Christ, they will win. We choose. We get to choose our destiny. The Bible tells us that “God has set before you life and death, blessing and curse, therefore choose life that you and your seed may live. In loving Jehovah our God, by listening to His voice and holding fast to Him for He is our life and the length of our days.” Deuteronomy 30: 19-20.

Death and life are presented before us each day, blessing and curses are laid before us each day and WE choose daily which portion we will have for our life. Choosing Christ was not a One time decision. NO, we must choose Him every day-all day and choose Him above everything else. If we don’t choose Jesus who in the Bible is called the way, reality/truth, and life (John 14:6) then we are defaulted to choosing death and curses. There is no in between with God.

Now please don’t get discouraged choosing Christ as your life is easy when you are enjoying Him as your daily bread. When we are In Christ/In the Spirit we spontaneously choose the right path, the way, life, and blessings. So we shouldn’t have anxiety over this, NO we should just enjoy Jesus as our life and we will spontaneously be transformed, renewed, refreshed, and empowered to defeat the Devil and his demons. This is awesome sauce! In Christ WE WIN. Remember when Jesus said, “It is finished” on the cross? John 19:30. He defeated the Devil. All we have to do is position ourselves In Christ and we will overcome this World just Like Jesus has overcame the World. John 16:33.

Prayer (aka contacting God) helps in knowing which way to take. Fellowship with believers is important to our taking the right way. Loving Jesus is the way. Spending time with Him, getting to know Him through His word, listening to Him speak to you, and gathering and growing with believers is the way. These things keep us in the Light. These things keep us on the right path. So today will you choose whom you will serve?!

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Dear Church, May We be perfectly in Spirit. – Sherry Thorpe

Dear Church,

I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought.” 1 Corinthians 1:10 The only way to be perfectly united is to be In Christ/InTheSpirit. The Bible tells us, that “He who is joined to the Lord is one spirit.” 1 Corinthians 1:17.IMG_3044So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” Galatians 3:26-28

Oh silly racism that is dividing the World, may it not enter the Church. May we keep the Oneness in Christ. May the Lord continue to renew our minds and build us up in one another. Last night a few of us had the opportunity to address racism in the  USA. It’s becoming quite ridiculous and although racism is very much alive in the World may it not become alive in the Church. Culturely we may be different, race we may be different in the physical sense but those that are in Christ are One in spirit. May we never forget this. May we be united in the Church and shine bright as the Sun so the World may see our oneness and praise Our Father who has. Given us the ability to be one.

May we not fake the oneness, may we truly be one in Spirit. May we practice oneness. I’m so very thankful for a ministry that continues to practice oneness and realize that we are not One in ourselves but only in Christ. A ministry that realizes that we must practice being in spirit by turning our hearts and entire being to the Lord. We are divided in ourselves you all and we must be totally disqusted with this so we may turn to Lord immediately when we realize we are not in the Lord. Remember we are being perfected and have not arrived at perfection so if division arrives within you REPENT, seek forgiveness. This Oneness is beautiful and sacred.

I remember this one time we had a meeting with believers in Houston and one of the believers said to me that she was deeply impressed by all of the different nationalities and ethnicities. But I will tell you that I was impressed that I met a people that had were One in spirit. I met a people that agreed on the basics in the Bible (John 3:16). Sure one might say oh I don’t eat meat and another might say Oh I eat meat and this is fine even the Bible says this in Romans 14:23 that we must do what we do according to faith.  But let us not be divided when it comes to the basics of the Bible that God so loved the World, loving our neighbor as we love our self (Mark 12:31) Loving God above all else, seeking first the kingdom of God and It’s righteousness (Matt 6:33) THESE are not up for to debate in the church.

The World will never know oneness. Sure the World will fake oneness or even agree on certain things or have some common ground. Some corporations try to make it look as if they are one team with one goal and this may be so for a while but surely their thoughts aren’t the same. BUT in Christ we are truly ONE even down to our thoughts we are One. Christ and God there was no separation as there should be no separation in ourselves. “On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you.” Oh may we continue to come into the realization we are truly One in Him.❤️

Church, we must get in formation. Paul wrote to Churches regarding division because He wasn’t blind to the World’s condition but very aware that we are not of the World anymore because we are new creatures born of the spirit. Through faith in Christ may we practice Oneness and be quick to repent when any thought of divisions arises. The Bible tells us that, “We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”

Lord Jesus continue to make us One! Continue to be the head Lord reminding us of your Word. May we not be shaken but stand firmly in One spirit as a testimony to this World that “He who is joined to the Lord is one spirit”. May we enjoy you daily as our portion being washed clean from all evil and being built together as One body, your beautiful Bride the Church❤️ Amen.

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Morning Devo- Best part of waking up is Jesus in my cup. By Sherry Thorpe

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Is Jesus in your cup? No! Not your physical cup of coffee. But your cup cup-You?

The Bible suggest that we are containers aka vessels that God can pour Himself in. “Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit..” Ephesians 5:18. In order to fill us with the Spirit we must be a vessel. In order to be filled we must be an open vessel. In order to be filled we must go to the coffee house aka which is God himself.

The Lord Himself waits for you to come to Him. Early in the AM He is waiting (all day He is waiting) for us to come to Him. Even Jesus met God early in the AM. “In the early morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house, and went away to a secluded place, and was praying there.” Mark 1:35. #WWJD This is What Jesus Would Do.

Too many times We limit ourselves to what Jesus would do by caring for the poor, serving in Church, and being a generous giver but I want to encourage you to be a begging receiver. I heard a pastor refer to being a Christian is telling “one begger where to get the bread.” Being that Jesus himself called himself the Living Bread! John 6:35. WOW! Living Bread? I guess up until eating Jesus, my bread has been dead aka lifeless bread lol. We have the opportunity to drink living water and eat living bread. No more morning blues when YOU HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO DRINK LIVING WATER. So be filled to the uttermost. “Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.” John 7:38. Drink up my dear Friend!

Be ye thirsty! Don’t be selfish or shy fill up at God’s coffee house and go out into all the World and let the living waters flow. Let these living waters flow out through YOUR blog, through the ministry that God has given you, may it be your job, home, local grocery store/gas station, children’s school, gym. Oh did you think you only needed to be filled for yourself? No we are filled because we need to be filled AND the living water flows from within us and out into others. Have you ever felt that feeling of being drained? Yes?! You wanna know why you feel drained it’s because this dying World is sucking all of God’s goodness out of you. But don’t worry, remember I told you to be a begging receiver lol it’s BECAUSE we always need to be filled. Guess what? God’s coffee house NEVER closes! You can be replenished aka you can be filled again right where you are. God is YOUR very own personal coffee house. He is forever with you and if you feel like you are running low on living Water remember that He lives in you and you can just turn to the Lord and ask Him Lord please fill me? Fill your cup Lord. The Lord is faithful to fill you. Just simply say, “Lord Jesus” and you can be filled.

So this morning as you are getting dressed, while you are in the shower, while you are eating breakfast, while you are drinking your cup of coffee DRINK your TRUE coffee aka Jesus Christ! Let the Lord be your very supply for the day, everyday. At Lunch time enjoy Jesus as your living bread and at dinner eat Jesus again. Jesus should be our very portion ALL DAY long since he is our very source.

How do I drink Sherry? I’m glad you asked. You can sing to him a song, read the Bible, say Lord Jesus etc… By touching Jesus in these ways and whatever else way you choose to touch Jesus- THESE are examples of drinking Jesus, this is eating Him as the Living bread, this is the way to get filled, this is being supplied by God! Drink up my friends and remain a thirsty beggar! #Unashamed😌 Jesus will truly be the best part of waking up! #JesusInMyCup

Is Jesus in your cup this AM?

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Are you in position? By Sherry Thorpe

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Have you heard the saying, “Dress for the position you want”? This saying refers to if you are going after a job, don’t dress for the position you believe you are qualified for or that entry level position; Dress for that position that you desire to have. I want to add be prepared for the position check out my view on the preparation aka process for the position we want.

For the longest time I felt left out of having a “dream”. I would dibble and dabble in this and that as a Christian and while still being in the Church life but I felt like the Lord Himself was not leading me in what I was intending to do for Him. I literally had the experience similar to the guys that was casting out demons in Jesus name but the Lord said, “départ from me I never knew you.” Matt 7:21-23. I felt like I was doing God’s work but He wasn’t leading me. Before we get super defensive and deep about “my feeling” I believe that we can jump too soon into where/what the Lord is calling us to do/be and complete the mission in ourselves rather than completing it in Him and that was my experience. The good thing is anything that benefits the Kingdom of God still builds the Kingdom no matter who does it. A non believer could talk about the Bible and a believer like myself could still be touched (I’ve had this experience). Anywho I wanted the Lord’s leading and support in whatever I do. The experience is just different and better in Him.

Hmmm who in the Bible could relate to doing things and not being led by God at first. MOSES!

Moses was raised with the best teaching. He wasn’t birth into the position to receive the best teaching and up bringing however he was divinely placed in the position to be raised by  Pharoh’s daughter. You can call Moses “education and upbringing” that he received in Pharoah’s kingdom “the best that money could buy.” However the Lord did not use the unprocessed, non transformed Moses to lead the Hebrews out of slavery did he? In fact Moses tried to jump to his calling by defending a Hebrew man by killing the oppressor. Hmmm but certainly this was not the Lord’s leading. So Moses ran. He ran away to hide but was placed into a position to be processed by God and transformed.

What I’ve noticed is that the Lord has stragically placed us in the families we are born in. The color of our skin and our gender, our gifts/talents, careers all purposely given by God. We ALL were “born for such a time as this” Esters 4:4. Moses was placed in the hands of Pharoah’s daughter to be taught by the best to stand against the best. With God’s leading the prossesed Moses was able to lead God’s people out of slavery and into the Promise Land.

What I’ve noticed is we all have gifts. We could be a Beyoncé or a Kim Walker. Both have gifts but one has been processed and humbled by God himself and the other well #nocomment! The process is beautiful! And the great thing is the Lord doesn’t take our gifts and store them away, NOOOOO he processes us, renews our mind, transforms us on the inside which is reflected on the outside. The gifts are returned to be used In Christ. This process can and will continue to happen only in Him. Please don’t think once you are operating in your calling that time with the Lord stops. Nooooo if you needed him before the process and during the process, you will certainly need Him after the process. In fact WE ARE STILL in the process as believers. Moses didn’t get to enter the Promise Land because the Lord had to still deal with him. Although Moses had been processed the transformation process was not complete. Perfection is the standard (Matt 5:48) so since we have not reached perfection common sense should tell us we better stay in the process. We should continue to put in intentional time with God so we can be ready when Jesus returns. We don’t want to be like the 5 foolish bridesmaids who weren’t prepared. We want complete access to the wedding and the feast, Don’t you? We want to hear, “Look the bride has made herself ready.” Rev 19:7.

The good thing about being in the process is it is quite simple, we should be seeking God and His Kingdom (Matt 6:33) and God himself will complete the good work he started in us. Phil 1:6. Hallelujah Jesus will complete the WORK!!! Yes I should be touching Christ and eating Him as my daily bread by reading His word, singing to Him, praying etc.. but this is so enjoyable. Even when the Lord shines His light on my icky, evil areas in myself, it’s good for me because it is perfecting me. It may hurt my feelings but it’s for my good. Constructive criticism is good isn’t it? How much more is it good for the Lord to shine His light on us so that we may be exposed of our icky parts so that we may depart from these things. THIS IS TRANSFORMATION. THIS IS THE PROCESS. And we should love it! We should enjoy it. Just enjoy God and the process. Enjoy that position He has placed you in. Enjoy that sucky job especially if the Lord has placed you there. Enjoy the place God has divinely placed you because He is totally preparing you for the position He is going to place you in. The best way to enjoy sucky situations is to BE IN CHRIST. It’s like being in paradise in a hellish situation. Being In Christ causes chaotic places to be calm, hellish places to be heaven, death to be life.

Position yourself in Christ while doing your work and spontaneously He will give you the desires of your heart. Spontaneously you will get that position, spontaneously you will end up exactly in the position the Lord promised you!

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The Depressed Christian By Sherry Thorpe

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What happens when you feel like joy has completely ran out? What happens when it’s hard to crack a smile? A smile is on my face but joy definitely isn’t in my heart in fact I’m actually hurting tremendously.

First let me say that I do NOT fake it with God, ever. He isn’t some Work corporation that says check your feelings at the door before coming into work. God knows the depths of our heart and the best part about this is, He is also the healer of our hearts. So whatever I am feeling I bring it to God FIRST, he created me so I’m sure He knows what needs to be fixed so I include him. And sometimes we just need to check our feelings because they might be from the Devil like worrying for example. The Bible strictly tells us not to worry Matt 6:25-35.

I’M STILL DEPRESSED!

Okay let’s address a few things

Are you living in sin, making a lifestyle of sinning? Be honest before God because your Pastor or even your bestie may not know what you do or what’s going on behind close doors but God knows. I remember struggling with a particular sin and I found myself trying to rid myself of it but I felt trapped in it. Not only did I feel trapped but I also felt comfort, so in some actuallity I really didn’t want to rid myself of it. I was honest before the Lord and I told him, “Lord I like this sin, but I know it’s bad for me, I know you are not blessing this so please help. Please help me turn from this sin.” And the Lord was faithful to deliver me from that sin of course I had to cooperate with Him by not putting myself in that situation to commit that sin. Sin can absolutely take us straight to a depression state of mind hence one of the reason God tells to not sin and to confess our sins. Despite what the World and Devil tries to tell us SIN slowly and sometimes quickly destroys our inner and outer being. Confession should be part of our lifestyle because we aren’t perfect. Let me clarify that choosing to LIVE in sin and oops I sinned are 2 different things.

Living in sin– I know I am sinning and I am okay with this and I am not trying to turn from my sin. I’ve convinced myself that this sin is ok because guess what everybody sins. (These are dangerous EVIL thoughts) Salvation includes being saved from Sin. So if Jesus is our savior He most definitely did not die for and as our sin, for us to continue indulging in sins after He saved us.

Naturally Sinning- Just going about your day by walking in the Light and you sin realizing your mistake and you are aware of it and you don’t make a habit of it. Instead you can/will confess your sins. We are sinners by nature so yes the Lord is renewing us but we have not been COMPLETELY PERFECTED yet so failures aka slip ups aka sins will come but we must NOT become a FAILURE  and a good practice is to not put yourself in a situation to sin. If your sin is doughnuts then don’t go to doughnut shops. Remember if you fail, confession is good for the soul❤️

The Lord’s light is there to shine on our darken areas and guide us. You may have confessed that Jesus is Lord and have been baptized and this is awesome, now you have received eternal life and eternal salvation that saves you from everything that’s not God. The reason light is needed is to keep us on the right path but to also show us areas that need cleaning or a doing a way with. Pride is one of the sins we really don’t talk too much about but it can destroy us causing unnecessary heartache. “I’m feeling myself” is not cool in the eyes of the Lord. What happened to the realization of WHO AM I God that you are mindful of me? We must remain humble before God and others. If the Lord shines light in a certain area remember confession is good for the soul. Confess, turn away from it and carry on with your life In Christ.

I found myself in a state of depression! Nothing was going according to my plans (submit your plans to the Lord – a blog for another day). It didn’t seem like the Lord was for me. Despite what I did I would take 2 steps forward and I would be knocked down and dragged 10 steps backwards. I felt like I would have a taste of success and despite what I did it wouldn’t fully succeed. So my soul became sadden and I faked a smile. I put on that Church “I’m blessed” attitude even though I didn’t feel blessed. Since I didn’t feel blessed my time with the Lord decreased. And actually I had a job that limited my time with Church gatherings (praying about job schedules and careers is so important but that’s a blog for another day). I found myself in need of fresh air. I found myself in need of a revival. I knew I needed a huge revival in my life. Don’t worry about quiting the job, leaving the relationship, or dropping the addiction, simply ask the Lord to shine the light on those situations and to help guide you. It’s ok to repeat this prayer before the Lord until those situations are dealt with. He dealt with those things in my life as I would pray and spend time with Him and the depression left. I had to come back to the Lord. Quite frankly I didn’t know I left and maybe I didn’t leave Him completely but I definitely limited my time with Him. But the Lord led me back to Him and slowly but surely my depression left.

Another thing that I felt like caused my depression was a comparison of my life according to America’s standard. This is DANGEROUS. America demands and expects a lot from us. But what does Jesus our King of kings demands? It’s quite simple “seek first the the kingdom of God and it’s righteousness and THEN all these things will be added to you” Matt 6:33. Simply pray Lord show me how I can seek you in my daily life. Praying, singing to Jesus, talking to Jesus, simply saying Lord Jesus has brought me so much peace and joy instantly.

Conforming to this World (in my observations) causes depression. You may not be trying to keep up with the Kardashians but are you trying to keep up with the Americans? YOU my friend are not of this World, you are just in it. This is our temporary home❤️ Why store up treasures here when thieves can break in to steal it? Matt 6:19. The Bible in Romans 12:2 commands us “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect ” We must be renewed in our mind. The old mind aka old self is okay with the World’s low standards, okay with sinning, okay with pleasing people, okay with putting things before God, okay with having idols (FYI anything you put before God is an idol OUCH right?), okay with putting jobs/careers/people/school/knowledge of the Bible before God. Side noteDid you know that the Bible was not made for doctrine it was made so we could know God’s word and eat His words as our daily bread? 

The Word aka Jesus is our daily bread. The Lord said we should pray this way:

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What’s being said in this prayer and how can we apply it in our daily life:

1. Thy will be done– His way, His will, He leads We follow! It’s His way or the highway honey!

2. Daily bread- Jesus is our bread, our daily nourishment, our supply to go on for the day, He is our life so don’t be surprised if you feel lifeless when you haven’t touched the life giver! Jesus is edible and you can eat Him in multiple ways by reading the Bible, saying Lord Jesus, writing/talking about/to Him, simply loving Him in whatever you do! THIS is taking Him in daily as our bread😌

3. Forgive us as we forgive- grudges are dangerous so just forgive and if you need help with forgiving others ask the Lord for help he is faithful to help you. Forgive yourself, yo we are jacked up and sometimes WE mess up, forgive yourself ITS OK! Ask others for forgiveness. Since we are not perfect, I’m sure along the way we might offend or hurt someone. So just seek forgiveness from them. Ask God for forgiveness, the Lord is just to forgive us 1 John 1:9. The Bible says, “as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.” Psalm 103:13 and He will forget our wickedness THIS IS PRETTY COOL “For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.” Hebrew 8:12

4. Lead us.. deliver us.. – Lead us not into temptation. Asking the Lord to lead you into a place that is not tempting um that’s great leadership Jesus❤️ But deliver us from EVIL. Just deliver us from any and all evil. Uh yeah I’ll take that! Deliver me from my unnatural love for “doughnuts”

The Lord Himself taught us that prayer so wouldn’t He be faithful to fulfill it as our God? This is part of believing into Him. Believing that He is capable to do the very things that He did in the Bible. And if He doesn’t do the things in the Bible we should be completely satisfied and okay with His decisions! (Depending on the situation sometimes mentioning it a couple of times is ok- Let the Lord lead you in this)

Lord bless me with me with a new car? Didn’t get it? Be ok with this saying Amen Lord.

Lord bless me with a spouse? Didn’t get it? Be ok with this saying Amen Lord.

It’s ok to be hopeful but I have made the decision to practice being satisfied with Jesus alone. This helps me to not be .. well depressed! The Lord is my Shepard I shall not want… Because when I’m in want and do not get it I’m either sad or mad.

Rest– I mean c’mon even God himself rested on the 7th day after creating the World. So if God rested I’m sure He intends on us taking a rest. Just chill. Sit down and rest. Be calm and rest.

Disclaimer: If you take MEDS for depression or an illness this post is not to say don’t take your MEDS. I am not a Doctor however I would strongly encourage you to ask the Lord and the Elderly believers about anything you inject into your body! 

Take away: Simply taking the Lord as your daily bread and Life is the CURE for everything. ❤️🙌🏾😍

Have you accepted the cure as your Savior?

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Morning Devo- Perfect paradise By Sherry Thorpe

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I have been blessed with the opportunity to travel to some pretty amazing places and I’ve made the decision that My favorite created place to visit so far is Belize.

Belize is a country located in Central America and oh yea, it’s an English speaking country. The people are influenced by the carribean and Britain. Feel free to browse my other blogs about Belize. You Betta Belize it!

I love Belize because it’s so natural and authentic country! The food is fresh and the People aren’t trying to impress you with the things they own or the things that they posses that hides their true face. Those people are genuine, down to Earth, and super duper authentic. They seemed to be calmer, more relaxed, less stressed than people I usually meet in the USA. These people were transparent in their speaking and their actions. Silence only occurred when you took time to think or enjoy your surroundings. There’s so much Natural beauty around that it’s hard to ever forget the creator. I’m so surrounded by man made things here in the US that if I look away and get distracted I think more about the man/woman that created the thing rather than the Creator Himself.

Thats the created place on Earth that I love the most! However the best place that I have discovered  is in Christ. To me this is a physical place where I feel protected, all of my shame and failures are addressed and gone. All of my pain is comforted away. The Perfect One who knows me in and out, how I operate, and  what I need lives in Me. I have the opportunity every morning and throughout the day to choose to be in Him, In His presence, and conversing with Him. Jesus is my paradise on Earth.

I have tasted Jesus and I’ve felt alive so I can confess that He is the bread of Life and He is good for food like His word proclaims in John 6:35. I have tasted this Bread of Life and I can confirm that He is good. Since I’ve tasted and seen that God is good the choice that I have to make is do I want to be with Him forever. Does my living reflect this choice? Does my daily decisions reflect where I want to go?

It’s ok to fall, but it’s not ok to stay down. The Lord Himself will come and get us when we fall because He is the faithful Shepard but it’s our choice to get back up again. It’s ok to be in the process of being perfected and it’s ok for us nkt to practically perfect that’s what forgiveness and mercy is for. The Lord is merciful but His mercy is not to be abused or misused. Paul warns us in Romans 6:1-2 “What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer?” Romans 8:37 We are to be more than conquerors through Christ who strengthens us to get back up and endure In Christ to the end. To the Lord returns to us. Failure will come because we still have our fallen flesh but we are to “submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” James 4:7 We want to resist the Devil in order to be In paradise experiencing our wonderful Christ as Life. We have to remember that Christ is better than anything that this World has to offer us. He is our perfect place to travel to In the Spirit our very own Universe to travel to. It’s our escape zone, our safety net, our secret place, our healing factory, our renewing zone, and our transformation place.

So what should we do to remain IN CHRIST? Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness… Matt 6:33 (this is not to seek first “The American Dream” And guess what? When we seek Him first He ALONE gives us the desires of our heart. Psalm 37:4 Take delight in Him first and YOU WANT BE DISAPPOINTED. You can delight yourself In Him anywhere at work, at school, in the restroom, in the kitchen, at home, at a friend’s house etc.. The Lord has given us total access to Him wherever we are we can say Lord Jesus and enter into this Beautiful paradise!

Have you experienced the perfect paradise?

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Morning Devo- God loves us simply because He loves us. By Sherry Thorpe

IMG_2960I think this might be my fave blog yet and I haven’t even completed a sentence yet lol. Any blog, message, song, or speaking that refers to God’s love for the World just causes my heart to melt and to go deeper In Love with my Lord!

His Love is what every human seeks regardless if they know it or not. His love simply put is so amazing. His love is actually different than human’s love because the substance of “God is LOVE!” 1 John 4:8. The very thing that God is – is Love. This means if you were to cut God open LOVE would pour out! Isn’t that marvelous?!

Did you know that when Jesus walked the Earth He wasn’t this attractive person? Isaiah 53:2. He was a plain John type of man and something about Him still attracted people to Him. His Love is attractive! Drawing near to Him is so easy because everything within me desires Love. Deep within my being desires a perfect Love. God is perfect Love. True Love is God. The best Love is God. And guess what?! He never runs out of Love!!! Despite Him loving all of humanity I never feel short of His Love. I actually sometimes feel like Jesus loves only me lol I know this isn’t true but it is what I feel. That’s just how good and personal God’s love is.   That’s powerful.

Okay you get it now that God is Love BUT there’s more… He loves us so much he died for us. Maybe you’ve heard this so many times but have you meditated on this scripture lately, “For God so loved the World that he gave His only begotten son that who so ever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting Life.” John 3:16

The Lord gave His son for us. Would you give up your son for all of humanity? Umm I would NOT and I don’t even have kids. I would not give up my son for a people who were my enemies and for some who will remain enemies because they won’t believe in me. Did you forget that before you accepted this Love to be yours you were an enemy of God? The Bible says, “Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior.” Collosians 1:21 Jesus died for His enemies, you and me. If this isn’t love then what is it? Right now there are people in this World who doesn’t know God’s love personally. The best Love in the World that they have total access to, they don’t know anything about it. They don’t know perfect Love! This is why I write. This is why I speak. This is why I post. Because I want ALL people to know this Love! The manufactured human love doesn’t come close to God’s Love. Don’t you feel compelled to tell a dying, pleasure seeking, money chasing World that God loves them with a Perfect Love?!

His Love makes everything better. His love heals us. His love causes us to love. We love because He loved us first. 1 John 4:19. We can operate in this Love, live in this Love. This Love empowers us.

I remember before I got saved all of the terrible things I did because in reality I lacked His love. I remember being so desperate for love. And it wasn’t that my parents and family didn’t love me, it’s that for some reason it wasn’t enough. I needed a deeper love. A love that totally satisfied me and I found that in God!

Wait!!! It gets better! Nothing can separate YOU or ME from this perfect Love. Whaaaaaaaat? Nothing? YUP nothing. The Bible says, “And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow–not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love.” Roman 8:38 #ForeverInLove literally get it? Because God is love and I’m in Christ which makes me In Love❤️

In all of this Love, the Captain of Love wants to be loved back…. By YOU. My goodness. Lord Jesus I LOVE YOU! Thank you Lord for simply loving us.

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Have you experienced this Love for yourself?

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Morning Devo- Lord, all I have is mustard seed sized faith. By Sherry Thorpe

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Dear Lord,

I am writing to you today to let you know I struggle in believing in what you can do sometimes. Please understand Lord Jesus I want to believe your words, but I think this World has damaged my belief. Or maybe it’s fear crippling my belief in you! Or maybe it’s the Devil attempting to steal my faith. I really don’t know Lord.

I am writing you to ask you for help! I want to believe in every single word that comes from you. So what must I do, how can I grow my faith? I’ve seen those that go before me, my friends, and family member’s faith, and it seems that they have big faith. But my faith is small. Like really small Lord. Like small as a mustard seed. How do I get the faith to walk on water like Peter, Lord? I mean I don’t really need to physically walk on water but in my life right now I feel like I’m in the boat and the opportunity is there for me to get out of the boat aka step out on faith and trust fully in you but I feel paralyzed!

Lord, I thank you for taking time to hear my prayer! I thank you that you want me to believe and humbly I come before your throne asking for help. I thank you Lord that you are faithful to help me in my request by pointing me to your word! I thank you that right now as I am typing you are bringing up scriptures planted in my heart to remind me of your words.

Answers in Scriptures: Lord, I thank you that your word says, “faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God” Romans 10:17. So I should place myself in a position to hear your Word. I thank you that you said in your word that if I have “faith as small as a mustard seed I can move mountains and nothing will be impossible for me” Matt 17:20. I thank you Lord that your word says, “you go before me and I should not be afraid.” Deut 31:8. In your word it says that “you are the Way!” John 14:6. In following You I am following the Way, well that’s cool.  Thank you for reminding me that “if you are for me who can be against me.” Romans 8:31. Thank you Lord for simply being for me. Thank you Lord for placing me in your Church that I may hear your good word and be built up into your body. Thank you Lord for placing me in a country where I have complete access to your message to the World anytime and anywhere. Thank you Lord for reminding me that just like Esther, “I was born for such a time as this.” Esthers 4:14. Despite what’s going on in the World, you stragically made sure that I would be this age, at this time, in this place, to spread your Word and be a testimony to all creation that you are good and merciful. Thank you Lord for letting me know “you will never leave me nor forsake me.” Hebrews 13:5. Thank you Lord for being the good Shepard that will leave the 99 sheep just to come and get little ole’ me. Lord thank you for being 100 percent faithful to your Word. I am grateful that you are the best promise keeper. Thank you Lord for sending me a helper, the Holy Spirit, to remind me your Word and help guide me.

Okay I get it now Lord when I am feeling low, I can just go to the Bible and read your word. I can also pray to you anytime I want to which is great. #UnlimitedAccess. I see that it’s actually good to already have scriptures planted in my heart for times like this. Even through this simple blog that I started to write reviewing these scriptures totally brought peace over me. I see that it is true that “Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” Psalm 119:105

Hey Blog reader! Yeah YOU! Do you have faith as small as a mustard seed? Well I have good news, NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR YOU!

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Morning Devo- Those who endure to the end… By Sherry Thorpe

In February of this year I decided to take a trip to Honolulu, Hawaii. I was not disappointed with my visit, Hawaii has everything. Hawaii has the ocean, volcanoes, hiking trails, scenic views, and much more. Hawaii was simply beautiful.

While in Hawaii I decided to hike up Diamond Head. Diamond Head is Volcanic tuff cone and is a state monument in Hawaii. I woke up before the sun rose that morning ( I read in blogs that its a good place to see the sunrise). I caught the bus to Diamond Head from Wakiki Beach (about a 10 min ride) and I believe I paid $1 or $2 to enter (By car you have to pay to park). I started the journey in the DARK (picture below) and when I say it was dark I had to use my phone’s flashlight just to see the path that I was walking. I met a man on the journey and we began to walk together. I actually felt safer and I am glad that he was there.

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Do you see the fear in my eyes? Lol

I WAS TIRED! This was a 1.5 to 2 hour hike round trip and I am not a person who hikes at ALL. Half way through I wanted to quit but the journey back to my hostel wasn’t worth giving up since I had already started the hike.  I called on the Lord a lot. I began thinking why did I sign myself up for this, I am so out of shape. I was tired and hot thinking to myself surely seeing the sunrise after this is not even worth the journey. Feeling defeated I began to take charge and just focus my thoughts on getting to the top, because there was no need for me to complain about taking the journey since I had already began it. I started to see more people on the hike and they provided unspoken encouragement as they continued on the path and didn’t turn around to quit and return home. A determination came over me and I wanted to make it to the top. I wanted to be at the top of the Diamond Head.

 

Hiking the Diamond head is similar to my walk as a Christian. I started this journey in Christ in 2009 and while I was walking I’ve had days where I wanted to give up and throw in the towel. I started to think but I’ve worked too hard. I’ve suffered too much and sacrificed a lot. It made so much sense to continue the mission appointed to me In Christ. Even my tired days I continued on because I wanted to reach the top. I strategically planned my days to be around the Saints just to receive energy to continue on.  I wanted to hear the words “Well done“- Matt 25:21. Thankfully even when I didn’t want to carry on the Lord’s angels ushered me into God’s presence to give me strength to endure. A desire to endure to the end increased well within my being. And soon again I wanted to be at the table where the Lord serves His people. I wanted to meet my God face to face. No matter how much sweat or tears I suffer(ed) through now, I believe it will be worth it, more worth it than my view at the top of the Diamond Head.

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The Top❤️

Are you determined to endure to the end? The bible says, “But the one who endures to the end will be saved.” Wait I am already saved right? Yes if you have confessed that Jesus is Lord and have been baptized you have received eternal life and you have been saved from the World’s power. Now the journey includes you to choose Christ every day of your life making Him Lord of everything in your life. This is enduring to the end! Choosing Christ even to our very last breathe. Don’t worry if you fail that is what grace, mercy, love, and forgiveness is for. If you fall just don’t stay down. You may lose some battles but remember IN Christ we are more than conquerors. Romans 8:37 YOU can make it to the very TOP in Christ if only you would just believe and place your faith in the Great I AM. I once heard “Your going on is my going on” there is an unspoken encouragement when I see other believers continuing there journey in Christ determined to endure to the end.

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God is jealous for YOU! By Sherry Thorpe

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Did you know God is jealous for you? The Bible says that “You must worship no other gods, for the LORD, whose very name is Jealous, is a God who is jealous about his relationship with you.” Exodus 34:14

You must not worship no other gods! You must not make any idols!

You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below.” Exodus 20:14

What does that mean when it says the Lord is jealous for us? It means that God wants you. Not a partial part of you but you wholly (fully). He wants and deserves FIRST place in your life. This means God becomes before your father, mother, siblings, grand parents, job, career, studies, dreams, money, cars, television, social media, school etc… These things if we are not careful can become our idols. So we must remain in the light where the Lord can expose our shortcomings and wash us clean of our unhealthy love/desire for idols. The Lord wants first place!

He is the only one who actually deserves first place because He thought about us all the way to the cross and even afterwards.

I have been bold enough to pray “Lord if it distracts me from you then take it from me or help me manage it better.” I’ve lost good paying jobs, good jobs with great benefits, nice people in my life and I look back and it’s because I slowly but surely began to place them and their needs, request, time before my God. I’m prone to wander off God’s path the Bible says in Isaiah 53:6 and He is merciful towards us but we must not test Him.

The Lord wants your attention so please don’t be shocked if things are taken away and don’t complain because our God who giveth also taketh (Job 1:21). If it’s taken it’s for our good and we are given the opportunity to turn our hearts to God and who knows the Lord might set you up like Job in the Bible – he lost everything and got so much more from the Lord in return. Job’s portion increased lol.

God wants and deserves and waits for you to give Him your attention. You can simply call His name to place your attention on Him. When you give Him your attention it’s actually the best position to be in. When your attention is on Him (when you give Him first place) you are in a secret place, you are in peace, you are comforted, you are washed clean, you are BLESSED!

God is not selfish, He WANTS to bless you. The Lord says, “If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!” Matt 7:11 The lord wants to give you gifts!

God wants ALL of you and He is not into settling. Thank the Lord for His mercy for the things we put before rather it be unconsciencely or purposely. We should thank the Lord for His mercy and also be soberly aware not to put things before Him. The Lord’s mercy endures forever and each morning His mercy is new. Lamentations 3:22-23

This is our God and He wants you. He wants to spend time with you. He wants you to know Him in a personal way. He wants you to love Him. He wants first place. He wants to bless you. He wants to protect you. He wants to comfort you. He wants to be YOUR GOD!

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Morning Devo- We are the champions – By Sherry Thorpe

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Last night I had the opportunity to witness the Warriors vs Cavs game, and I must say it was a very interesting game. The last 2 games in the final are the only games I was truly tuned into. And I’m glad I watched those games!

Game 4 of the Finals: My observation as well as others observations the refs were clearly blind to many of the Cav’s faults, fouls, and back court errors lol. And yet the Warriors continued to give their all. Continued to behave as a team and support each other. Actually both teams did this. Well duh Sherry what are they suppose to do be against each other that’s not team work!

Side note: Are we supportive and cheering our brothers and sisters on In Christ? Are we cheering them on to continue their walk In Christ or are we calling them out when they foul. Sherry, Christians can’t foul.

Side note: Lets say a foul is when a Christian falls into sin, or says a scripture wrong or teaches something wrong, or says something wrong or writes something offensive on social media. Are they still our brothers/sisters in Christ? Shouldn’t we correct them In Love. How can the NBA created by men get this right but the Church, God’s prize possession, light of the world, get this wrong?

The endurance from the warriors despite their adversaries (the refs) continued to bring their all. I believe their very best was given in these games because they wanted a W. They wanted the title “Champs”. So much practice, blood, sweat, tears, pain, and much prayers went in to these games. I learned a lot In Christ from watching this game!

Dear Christians we already have the W aka Win. The Bible says, in Romans 8:37 “We are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.” Wow! And sometimes we go crazy because this scripture isn’t ringing in our ears. It’s like we or others fail and we forget mercy waits for us, forgiveness never runs out and love covers a multitude of sins. We forget that Christ is perfecting us and will never leave us or forsake us. How can we lose when God is on our side. “If God is for us than who can be against us?” Romans 8:31 The demons can’t beat us. Satan can not defeat us. As long as we are In Him, we will not lose and if we fail we should get back up in Christ! Turn to the Lord, seek forgiveness, offer repentance from a pure heart and “the Lord is just to forgive us.” 1 John 1:9 We should encourage our team mates In Christ aka In Love.

Side note: One time Ayesha prepared confetti in her hand and after a loss for the warriors, she threw the confetti up in the air as her husband Steph Curry walked by with his head down. Cheering her husband on not only cheered her husband up but those were around out a smile on his team mates faces as well. Fast forward to last night that loss probably wasn’t on his mind or his team mates. They may have lost the game that one night but they won the war! Can you relate this experience to your Christian Life. You may lose here and there, you may fail here and there BUT DONT GIVE UP. In Christ WE WIN! “Even when the bad stuff happens the Lord is able to turn it around to work for our good for those who love the Lord” Romans 8:28 Do you love the Lord? Than even the bad things work out for your good!

What would happen if the Church operated in Christ like they have been called to do? What if we cheered each other with God’s word like we’ve been called to do. What if we corrected each other in love because we know we are all team mates in the Church. Each of us have been called to expand the Kingdom of God by building God’s Church while allowing the Lord to flow in us and out to others. We have One calling. We have one goal. We WIN In Christ. Let’s behave like team mates on and off the court. No matter what local church you belong to, if you believe in Christ you are a member of Jesus body aka The Church!

If you are experiencing good sportsmanship in your local church kudos, continue to enjoy Jesus as life. If you are not experiencing good sportsmanship pray to God and ask him what must I do?

Just a reminder if you are In Christ YOU WIN! Hallelujah for the win!

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Morning Devo- What if you were sick and you didn’t know it? By Sherry Thorpe

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What if you were sick right now? Wouldn’t you do whatever needs to be done to be in good health?

I started this blog with the original audience being those that travel or enjoy reading travel blogs but through my visit to Hawaii, Mexico and Belize I discovered that being in Spirit is my favorite place. In Spirit aka In Christ is my favorite destination.

The only way to this destination is through Christ as he says in His word, “I am the truth, the way and the life” – John 14:6 and The says that “Anyone who calls on His name shall be saved.” Romans 10:13. That means if you call on Him you WILL be saved, no membership card needed, no need to make donation, no need to go feed the homeless. You call, you are saved! If the Lord leads you to do the above do so firmly In Christ!

I’ve recently discovered through conversations, listening to music and tv that people really don’t know how to find that place in Christ or they are pretending to be there and they are not or they’ve simply never been In Christ. My observation wasn’t just of unbelievers but believers too. How could a Christian enjoy any place other more than they enjoy being In Christ? Or how does one fake “Being In Christ?” It was shocking to me. It was also shocking that a lot of people couldn’t relate to my simple experiences in Christ, the feelings, the realizations, and the truth.

STOP FAKING! I’m begging you if you are faking, stop it. You don’t have to fake it. Screw what this World says about believers. Being in Christ is OUR safety place. It’s our secret spot. It’s our heaven on Earth. How can you fake being here In Spirit? And you really don’t have to fake it, just turn your focus to Jesus and tell Him I want to be In YOU (In Spirit). I want to worship you there! And He will place you there spontaneously! Call His name and it will take you to our secret place.

This is a no judgement zone but sometimes we need to be called out when we are faking it or simply deceived. I want you to know what is real. I want you to experience Him for yourself. I want Him to be your Life, your peace, your joy, your enjoyment!

But then I met a people who knew they weren’t perfect but had no idea that they were sick. I’ve actually met sick Christians who behave as if they don’t know Jesus is the healer.

The same Jesus you read about in the Bible is saying TRY ME! I will LIVE in you. I will guide you. I will be with you always. I will love you and take care of you. I will heal you. I will restore you. I will transform you. Behold I make all things new. I will make you NEW! I will give you a loving family (the church) to support you and build you up In Me. I will give YOU LIFE.

The problem lies in that some people think that once you’re saved that they no longer need any more saving. Yes on one hand we are saved, but we are also being saved RIGHT now and the Lord goes before us and will continue to save us from the Devil and His wicked schemes against us. Needing Jesus isn’t some need that just appears Sunday morning. This is an everyday dosage that’s needed. We NEED Jesus! E V E R Y D A Y!

• We are sick and need to be healed from loving ourselves, things and others MORE than God! #NoIdolsBeforeHim

• We are sick and need to be healed from being prideful, coveting our neighbors possessions, lying (little white lies too), deceiving, always being right, showing fake love, being fake, laziness, living in shame, murdering people in our hearts, backstabbing, chasing money/success/men/women/ etc…

• We are sick and need to be healed and washed from what we’ve said, what we’ve done, what we’ve heard, what we’ve seen etc…

Its ok if you can relate to any of those I’ve written about above. The Lord is waiting with open arms for you. He is a loving God. Be humble and come to Jesus by calling on His name Right where you are! The Lord is the best Doctor and his healing touch is the best cure… for everything!

The Lord said, “It is not the healthy that need a Doctor, it’s the sick. I have not come to call the righteous but the sinners to repentance.” – Luke 5:31-32 Be unashamed to admit you are sick and receive healing from my fave Doctor❤️

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Morning Devo- I don’t feel like being a Christian anymore. By Sherry Thorpe

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Nothing is working. I haven’t changed. I can’t “feel” God anymore. Maybe He has left me because I’m too much of a sinner. I don’t want to be fake. I just want to live my life and be a good person, but I don’t want to be a Christian.

If you’ve accepted Christ in to you, you are a Christian and those feelings may or may not come. Feelings where it seems like everything is going wrong and you keep failing at things you are trying to do right! Hmm I wonder if anyone in the Bible can relate?

Paul begged the Lord 3 times to take “a suffering away” and the Lord simply replied with, “My Grace is enough, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Meaning you don’t need me to take “it” away from you, you just need my grace and it’s good to be weak and acknowledge it. When we admit we are weak, we allow the Lord to come in and His power is exposed in our Life. Indulge yourself in His grace- In the person of Christ and watch how those negative feelings will change. It’s something about being in the Person of Christ that takes us straight to paradise. This has been my experience! Regardless of the day I’ve had if I would simply turn my focus to Christ, the Lord is faithful to bless me with His peace and overwhelms me with His Love every single time.

When negative feelings like “I just want to throw the towel in” comes in to your mind, into your feelings just turn your focus completely to the Lord and watch how He strengthens you In Him.

” if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14

We may not see it as wicked but it is wicked to not trust completely in the Lord. It’s wicked to not believe that He will do what He said He will do in His Word. So when these thoughts or feelings come in to our mind we need to fight back in Christ because Satan sure wants you to throw the towel in. Christ wants to empower YOU in Him to defeat the devil. He wants to show out in your Life but He needs cooperation from you. The Lord is a gentleman and He will do what He needs to do when He has our permission to do so. Crazy He is Lord and still waits for us to say, ” Take the wheel Lord!”

Being around believers who love the Lord helps soften your heart so it’s easier for you to turn to Him. I would encourage you to meet with local believers often whether it’s in a Church setting, small group or just a hangout. The Lord lives in and uses His believers too. So many times I felt like giving up and found myself around believers and those thoughts simply disappeared without me confessing to them my thoughts. Awesome right?

Just a small recap: The Lord will never leave you nor forsake you! – Hebrew 13:5 He will not fail us but He does require our cooperation first. Open up to the Lord, confess your sins and let the Lord heal your mind so He can empower you to walk In Him and defeat the devil who comes to steal from us, kill us and destroy us! But remember Jesus said, “I have come that YOU may have Life and Life more abundantly.” – John 10:10

Jesus is life! In the Bible (John 14:6) it says, ” I am the truth, the way, and the life.” So just open up to Life aka  Jesus and watch your perspective change. Turning our focus to the Jesus makes Him Lord over us and that situation. This is the cure❤️

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Morning Devo – Despite what’s happening in this World, I’ve still been called to go into all the World…! By Sherry Thorpe

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I don’t want to get to the end of my earthly life and turn back and say, “well done Sherry, you succeeded in completing all of your goals!” No I want a “well done” from God. I want to please Him. In order for this to happen I practice being In Christ spontaneously by enjoying Him as my Life, so I can be lead to do exactly what God has ordained me to do.

I try to always bring “the process” up to Christians because I want to remind them, myself included, that we are in the process. God will complete the good work He started in us (Phil 1:6) but it isn’t complete yet. Wanna know how I know? Because we still have our fallen nature. In Christ we are more than conquerors (Roman 8:37) but in ourselves we are still fallen. And although we practice being In Christ, we are not always In Him. Some times we are in ourselves in our feelings. If we could just be honest with ourselves to see our imperfections we will see the Lord is still working on us and this is okay. It’s actually good news! Who else would take their time perfecting YOU? His standard is perfect and this perfect standard can only be met In Christ and He is more than willing to bring you to it spontaneously as you spend time with Him.

My number 1 goal is simple and it is to know God. In knowing God, I find out everything I need to know (Matt 6:33) “the rest added to you”, comes after “seeking first His Kingdom and His righteousness“. So first I seek Him and then He reveals Himself, His plans, and my individual purpose in Him. Did you know God wants you to KNOW Him (Hosea 6:6). He wants you to come into the full knowledge of who He is. My prayer for you is simple, it’s a prayer that you may KNOW God for yourself!

How would any of us know anything about God or Know that He wants us to know Him, if no one ever tells us? I have the opportunity to be able to travel often and I’ve visited places because someone mentioned it. I actually didn’t even know some places existed until someone mentioned it to me. Some people have this very small idea that God wants to save them and that’s it BUT He wants to do much more. He wants YOU to be saved into His Kingdom operating in your purpose for the building up of His Church. This takes priority over everything. This is what people mean when they say “God over everything”. But there’s a difference in saying it with our mouths and living it out.

The Lord is merciful so please don’t beat your self up if you’ve put your own interest before Him. Just confess your sins, open yourself to Jesus, so He can wash you clean and build you up in Him. It’s quite simple.

Now as the Lord leads you, tell others about Him in whatever platform He places you in, through speaking, writing a blog, fb post, twitter, in school, at work, at the grocery store, at the gas station, passing out a gospel track- This is going into all the World. You don’t need a passport to tell your coworker(s) or fellow classmate(s) about Jesus. Talking about God should be so normal to believers. After all He is our very foundation and is becoming our very substance. Just let the Lord flow in and out.❤️

Go into all the World and preach the Gospel to all creation” – Mark 16:15

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It’s National Best Friend Day! By Sherry Thorpe

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Today is National best friend day!

lets see what google has to say about “Best Friend”

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I’m blessed to have 2 best friends!

1 of my best friends lives in me. Nope not a baby, my Lord is my best friend.

He is truly my closest friend. I TELL HIM EVERYTHING. Regardless if it’s disgusting or pleasant I don’t with hold anything from Him. He knows everything anyways right? He is literally called Wonderful counselor in the Bible (Isaiah 1:9). So I vent to Him and he counsels me. God has the BEST advice and He knows the future so that’s super cool to get advice from someone that knows what is going to happen.

When I’m feeling down and I just want to be by myself, if He feels like I need to be alone he creates the opportunity, if not He’ll provide unwanted company that I end up not regretting in the end. The Lord is perfect at creating the perfect situation. He is great at everything and He wants to be my friend and YOURS TOO! Not many people can handle being my friend and I’m ok with that (I’m a work in progress). But God wants to be my closest friend. ” Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.” James 4:8 The more I came (drew) near to God the more He revealed Himself to me, the closer He drew to me.

The Lord in His complete transparency is constantly revealing Himself to me. I believe it’s because I’m thirsty for Truth and He is the Truth. Jesus said, “I am the truth, the way and the Life” John 14:6. I’m thirsty and in His word He says, “If anyone thirst come to Him and drink!” #ThatsMyBestFran

I have been blessed to have an Earthly best friend too. And we are totally opposite and I love it. A great balance❤️ She is young and hip and I’m a little older but clearly I’m not hip lol. Some reason the Lord has placed us in each other’s life and I know He made a great decision. This girl brings so much joy to my life and she teaches me life lessons in her caring action towards others. We converse about the Lord together and she keeps me up to date on new trends, lol I don’t google I ask my best friend. I love her! So friendship is good to have with Christ and people here on Earth. If you are a Christian I strongly encourage you to continue and maintain your friendship with Christ and other believers. I was without a Best Friend for a long time and that’s okay if that’s YOU, that just gives you more time to become acquainted with God❤️

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Morning Devo- Are there any side effects to being a Christian! By Sherry Thorpe

 

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I live in a country where if you’re sick and you take medicine you may get some crazy side effects. You might get healed in one area then in another area you need some more medicine to cope with the sickness you just received from the medicine you took. WHAT?! I just want to be cured with NO CRAZY SIDE EFFECTS. If I have a cold, I would like to take some cold medicine without experiencing dizziness or drowsiness lol.

So what’s the side effects of being a believer in Jesus Christ? Sorry, I have to break the news to you, but believing in Jesus comes with side effects! I’ve experienced the best side effects from believing in Jesus. One day I remember being tired, like really tired, like wanting to go and take a nap nap! I met with some girls I knew in high school and I was telling them my experiences about accepting Jesus as my Lord and Savior, and would you know that ALL of that tiredness went away, in fact I experienced a joyful strength of endurance.

Isaiah 40:31 “but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

I needed to be used in that very moment to tell friends about my Best Friend, Jesus Christ and He alone supplied me with strength (#noRedBull) and I ended up talking to them for hours about Christ lol nap nap time was irrelevant.

I remember facing situations, facing days like I CAN NOT GO ON. Ready for the Lord to take me out this game called life. Through fellowship with other believers, prayers, and time with the Lord I was strengthened. I felt empowered to go on. No pills for my depression and suicidal thoughts, Just Jesus.

DISCLAIMER: Please do not feel like I am advising anyone to stop taking any pills of any kind given from their Doctor; however I would like to encourage you to pray about pills you do place in your body and allow the Lord to lead you in what you should take.

Negative side effects are turned into a positive for those that are in Christ (Romans 8:28). Now Christ was a humble guy so if we are IN CHRIST we will be humble.  In Christ, we Christians are always displaying Christ. However we Christians are not always in Christ (this is different from Christ being in US, He never leaves us). When we are in ourself, we display ourself. Before the comments flow in, let me ask you this question are you perfect? No, we are not perfect (without sin)! If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.” 1 John 1:8. Christians are practicing being IN Christ and sometimes unconsciensly/ purposely we wander off from Christ but don’t worry the Lord has an awesome gps track system on us (Jesus in us) and He will come get us or he’ll send His workers to direct us back to Him❤️

I don’t really understand myself, for I want to do what is right, but I don’t do it. Instead, I do what I hate.” Romans 7:15

If you fail remember this, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28 Simply confess your sins and the Lord is faithful and just to forgive you and cleanse you from sin(s). 1 John 1:9 AND then carry on with your life IN CHRIST!

So being a Christian has its side effects but trust and believe like State Farm we are in good hands!

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The Lord is setting you up to take the shot! The #NBAFinals tho! By Sherry Thorpe

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Whoa Kevin! First let’s just have a moment of silence for this game being it was so exciting and stressful to the Nations lol.

Towards the end of the game Kevin comes down the court with one determined motive, get the ball in the net. Successfully shooting a 3 his head is still in the game and back to defense he went! No time for celebration. Bringing the GS back to the lead he knew the game wasn’t over because the TIME WASNT OUT!

The clock is still running!

I enjoy watching basketball because it excites me to watch good players give it all that they have to come out with a W!

I wanted to take the time to remind you that you are still in the game of “Life”. And the Lord is either trying to get your attention so He can train you or He is training you to win. Kevin says while being interviewed after the game, “I been working on that shot my whole life”. The opportunity was placed in front of him and he knew exactly what to do to get the ball to successfully sink in to the hole! #AllNet #Whoosh Uno, dos, très points please! Good job Kevin👍🏾👍🏾

Right now you are in training (or can be in training) to be stragically placed to put the team back on the winning side. Where ever you are, the Coach Lord is setting you up to WIN if you are IN Him! The bible says “The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” – Deuteronomy 31:8

Seeking first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness.. (Matt 5:33while you are doing your earthly work the Lord is preparing you to step out on faith and take that 3 point shot you’ve been practicing for YOUR WHOLE LIFE. The opportunities are endless in God’s Kingdom and He is (or wants to) prepare you to WIN in Him. Thank you Coach Lord for preparing us!

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I’ve been REBORN and now I have 2 Dads! Who is Sherry Thorpe?

Allow me to (re)introduce myself!

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Photo Cred: Andrew Garcia

I’m sitting here listening to “Wonder” by Bethel Music and Amanda Cook and I love the lyrics.

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“May we never lose our wonder”, “You are beautiful in all your ways” she spontaneously sings “You fascinate me”

This is our Lord and I charge YOU to never lose your wonder! He is simply marvelous. This is the person who chooses to live in you. The Lord says, “Here I am, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.” – Rev 3:20 The Lord desires to dine with YOU! The King of kings and the Lord of lords wants to dine with you. The creator of the entire universe patiently waits to dine with you. 

Allow me to reintroduce myself to any of you who might’ve known the old Sherry. My name is still Sherry Thorpe however I am a NEW CREATION, constantly being transformed in Jesus Christ my Lord and Savior. I am truly In Love. Lol get it God is Love (1 John:48) so I’m in Love #Literally❤️

I was supposed to be telling you who I am but clearly the Lord wanted me to talk about Him lol. The above paragraphs were a complete freestyle lol Thank You Jesus! He amazes me.

Who I am is who I am to God.

I’m a daughter of a king with a great deal of sisters and brothers stragically placed all over the World. We are working together to build God’s Church!

That’s my value, that’s my worth. I’m still learning this. I haven’t grasped this totally because God is endless the more I learn about Him, the more I learn about myself, it’s actually quite wonderful. I was seeking God (after I was saved) and found Him and myself. “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” -Matt 6:33

Check out how I experience God as my Father by clicking this link: Have you experienced God as your Father?

My hobbies: I like to watch tv/movies, listen to music, travel, learn and teach, and converse aka conversate about God. #ImSimpleAndILikeIt Oh yea and I like to laugh A LOT. 😂❤️😂

Y’all I promise you I’m a regular person who feels like I’m an alien in a foreign country #ThisIsOurTemporaryHome!

I hope you enjoyed a small (re)introduction to me. So now you know “Who is Sherry?” I’m still growing in Christ so stay tuned to witness how the Lord continues to transform me!

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