Monday, September 5, 2016
Words. They're everywhere. We hear them everyday; some are disproving and some are approving. Nevertheless, every word released in the atmosphere has to land somewhere. It is given life by the person who's spoken it, but it can be cancelled out or received by the person it was spoken for or against. We get to decide whether someone's words about us successfully land in our hearts or if they fall by the wayside. We have the power and authority to override words.
Louann Brizendine, a researcher from the University of California, conducted a study to see how many words the average person spoke each day. She concluded that women speak an average of 20,000 words a day, whereas, the average man only speaks 7,000 words a day. There are other researchers out who argue that these claims have never been validated, but as a woman, I think it's safe to say that women do talk remarkably more than men (on average). Therefore, with so many words being released into the atmosphere, can you imagine how many weapons are released every day? Can you imagine how many of them have been released against you in your lifetime? Think of it this way. According to reference.com, there are a total of 3.52 billion women in this world. If each woman speaks 20,000 words a day, that would mean that over seven quadrillion words are spoken a day by women alone and only 30 percent of them are Christian.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
I have to share my testimony with you so that you will not only be encouraged, but you will pass this test that you are enduring. I'm sure you've heard the adage, "The way up is down...." This sounds like nothing more than a cute play on words, but I can honestly say at this stage in my life that those words are true. It's funny; we all have our ideas about what God intends to do with and for us, but the truth is we have no real idea of what God has planned for us. The reason for this is because we have a tendency to think that our lives are centered around our wants and needs, therefore, when we imagine God working things out on our behalves, we oftentimes imagine Him working hard to give us the desires of our hearts. Of course, God does give us the desires of our hearts, but He does this after He has changed our hearts, or better yet, renewed our minds. In other words, we don't always get what we want when we want it; we get what we want when our desires match God's will for us. Any prayer that does not match God's will for us is a prayer gone amiss.
Sunday, April 17, 2016
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
It was the weekend and I'd decided to visit a popular restaurant in my area with a friend of mine. We were both very hungry and I couldn't wait to order one of my favorite menu items. After we were led to our seats, our waiter proceeded to tell us about the different alcoholic beverages that were popular at that restaurant. Of course, I don't drink alcohol and neither does my SIL (sister in the Lord), but we had to wait for the waiter to stop his long, rehearsed speech before requesting our soft drinks. "Oh," said the waiter. "I'm over here wasting my breath and telling y'all about alcohol and here it is that y'all want soft drinks." We laughed and I explained to the waiter that we were both non-drinkers. I told him that I was in ministry, and with that, he gave me an expressive look before saying, "Well, praise the Lord." After that, the waiter let us know that our food would be out shortly, and then, he walked away.
Saturday, February 13, 2016
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
You've been waiting a long time for your appointed man of God to find you, but he seems to have gotten lost somewhere. You perform the duties of each day that you find yourself in, hoping that today is the day that your wait finally ends, but it doesn't. The sky darkens to signal the close of another day and you still haven't been found. It's beginning to look like you're playing a silly religious game of hide-and-seek all by yourself. You're hiding, but no one's looking for you but the wrong guys. Your faith is tested even more when you find out that your shacking cousin, Tammy, has just announced her engagement to what appears to be a pretty good man. How could that be? Tammy has been in three relationships within the last three years and she doesn't even know what abstinence means! And now, she seems to have found the one man in the whole world who's perfect for her. Even the pastor seems to be happy for her and you're left feeling like you've missed God somewhere... somehow. What if the wait isn't worth it? What if abstinence isn't necessary?
Friday, October 23, 2015
Disclaimer: You're probably gonna need one of those hand-held church fans with Harriet Tubman's face on the front because this message is gonna set some lukewarm Christians on fire, nevertheless, you can't escape the truth.
Lately, I've been seeing a lot of memes on Facebook depicting muscular, secular-looking men praying. Of course, these memes are going viral because they project the very thing a lot of believing women want: secular men with a hint of righteousness. Amazingly enough, the Lord dealt with me some time ago about the heart of His daughters. He showed me how many handsome, secular men were rising up and sharing "their versions" of the gospel, but these men weren't right with God. They were double-minded and full of worldliness. Their hearts were turned away from God and they saw ministry as a "career opportunity". They came to the church and began to share many of the SAME messages some of the God-appointed leaders had been sharing all along, but they became popular because of their outer appearances. They were religious parakeets, mocking many of the men of God who have gone before them, but their predecessors words had fallen on deaf ears because they hadn't come wrapped in attractive flesh. The Lord always reminded me of the appearance of Christ Jesus.
Isaiah 53:2 (NIV): He grew up before him like a tender shoot, and like a root out of dry ground. He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.
Saturday, September 19, 2015
One prayer that I prayed to the Lord a while back was that no matter where He took me to never let me be in a place where I think I don't need Him. I asked the Lord to make it where I will always need Him because I truly understand that a lot of people get the wealth and stability they think they need to live their lives, and from there, they stop serving God. Some of them begin to worship God in their flesh, meaning, they become religious. They begin to speak scriptures and a bunch of Christian idioms, but their hearts are far from God. Some are even charismatic in their delivery of the Word, but they don't practice the same Word they preach. I don't want to become that person... ever.
Monday, August 31, 2015
Well, she's finally here...my newest book entitled Sex, Lies and Soul Ties. This book has pulled on me to the point where I had to tap out of me and tap into the Lord. When I tell you that this book is going to bless you, I'm not just saying this because I'm the Author; I know it's going to bless you because it blessed me as I was writing it.
The topic of sex and soul ties is a sensitive one, because our society considers any discussions of sex to be somewhat taboo. Additionally, most people don't truly understand soul ties. They know what they've heard about soul ties, but they don't understand what soul ties are, how soul ties are truly formed and how soul ties affect their lives. That's why I couldn't pass up the opportunity to let God pour information into me that would allow me to write such a powerful and informative book. And let me tell you, when the Lord pours the truth in you, it offends every lie you've been told.