I Surrender

Blog fam! I pray all is well since my last post. When we think of warfare we think of missiles, tanks, foot soldiers and many other things. The goal of the war is to dismantle the opposition to the point of surrender. We are all familiar with John 10:10, 

“The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”

‭‭The devil has declared war and your physical and spiritual life is hanging in the balance. His goals are to steal, kill and destroy everything you hold near and dear. Just like the military, he has devised a plan to weaken you to the point where you’ll do anything to release the pressure. For some of us, he has declared war on our finances. It seems like every time you make a step out of the red, you’re pushed back 10 more. Others he has not only attacked you but your families. The level of conflict from your core supporters is at an all time high and there doesn’t seem to be a resolution. While others the attack has been a mental one. You’re losing sleep, your blood pressure is off the charts and you’re warring within you’re self looking for a solution. I say that it is time to surrender. No, I do not mean surrender to the devil. Surrender all of your issues to Jesus. The second part of John 10:10 tells us that Jesus has come that you might have life and have it more abundantly. Jesus is the ultimate power! There is no one more powerful or mindful of you. 

When you’re feeling a financial strain remember Malachi‬ ‭3:10,

“Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.”

When it seems like your family is unraveling before your very eyes remember ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭26:3‬,

‭“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.”

Lastly, when the devil comes against your mind think about 2 Timothy‬ ‭1:7,

“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”

God we come before you today thanking you for the reminder that you have come to give us an abundant life. Thank you for being on our side and guaranteeing us the victory! We speak peace over every situation in the mighty name of Jesus. As we are faced with battles help us to remain in your will. In Jesus’ name, Amen! Be blessed peeps!

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The drought is OVER

Blog fam! Happy New Year! I have a few topics on my mind but I’ll stick to this one for now. A drought is defined as a prolonged or chronic shortage or lack of something expected or desired. I live in Texas, so I know a thing or two about droughts and the condition they leave the land and people in. The flowers lose their brilliance, springs run dry and fires tend to start with the smallest spark. Like the Earth, we need the rain or provision God offers us. Without that provision, we become dried up skeletons of our former selves. During seasons of drought the simplest task become daunting. We lose the desire to go outside or even socialize because of the conditions around us. Lately I’ve observed drought-like conditions from the people of God. Because of adverse conditions we have lost our brilliance and become dull representations of the mighty God we serve. Depending on the severity of the drought, a certain amount of rain has to fall to end it. Scattered showers won’t end a three year drought! We cannot settle for a spiritual encounter with the Lord every four to six months and expect a major shift. We go to church to get a spiritual fix but have no intention on putting in the work to grow with Christ once we leave. Once God begins to move in our lives it’s up to us to continue to seek Him. 

‭‭Matthew‬ ‭7:8 says, “For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.”

The ball is literally in your court. When we begin to ask God to fill us we will receive! When we push things away that aren’t like God and seek him, we will find Him! When we knock on His door with our prayers he will open himself to us! God, I come to you on behalf of my readers and myself. First, I thank you for being You! I ask that you condition our hearts to receive you. We give you permission to enter the dry places in our lives and rain. No longer will we settle for scattered showers. We will seek you God knowing that your water is the only thing that will quench the thirst of our dry souls. We believe it done in Jesus’ name. Amen. When you share this with your friends and family, let them know the drought is over! Be blessed peeps!

Will it ever END?!

Blog fam! I’ve heard many people say they’re ready for 2016 to be over for various reasons. People have made the statement that this has been the worst year of their life. I don’t have that testimony but I do have a thought I want to leave with you all before the year expires. In the third chapter of Daniel we run across the story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego. King Nebuchadnezzar in the beginning of the story made a golden image for the people to fall down and worship when they heard the music play. Word got back to the king that these three Hebrew boys refused to worship the golden image. Nebuchadnezzar had Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego brought before him and told them if they did not bow, he’d have them thrown into a burning fiery furnace.

 “And he commanded the most mighty men that were in his army to bind Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed–nego, and to cast them into the burning fiery furnace. Then these men were bound in their coats, their hosen, and their hats, and their other garments, and were cast into the midst of the burning fiery furnace. Therefore because the king’s commandment was urgent, and the furnace exceeding hot, the flame of the fire slew those men that took up Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed–nego.” Daniel‬ ‭3:20-22

This part of the story goes to my first point, the mighty men that threw Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego into the fire died! You have faced things this year that have caused others to die or lose their grip on reality as we know it but you’re STILL here!

‭‭ “And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed–nego, fell down bound into the midst of the burning fiery furnace. Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonished, and rose up in haste, and spake, and said unto his counsellors, Did not we cast three men bound into the midst of the fire? They answered and said unto the king, True, O king. He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.” Daniel‬ ‭3:23-25

Sometimes when we are in our personal fiery furnaces we are bound and don’t necessarily know what’s coming next. The amazing part of feeling like this is realizing that we aren’t in the fire alone. Jesus will step into the fire with us and free us in the midst of our furnace! 

 ‬“And the princes, governors, and captains, and the king’s counsellors, being gathered together, saw these men, upon whose bodies the fire had no power, nor was an hair of their head singed, neither were their coats changed, nor the smell of fire had passed on them.” Daniel‬ ‭3:27

Though the fire is hot and suffocating at times you will come out unscathed! I cannot promise that 2017 will be a bed of roses but I can say if you keep God first you’ll never be alone! Happy New Year peeps!


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Where’s Your Hope

Blog fam! I pray all is well with you all. A lot has happened since my last post. It’s as if the nation is spinning out of control. With everything going on I began to think about hope. One definition of hope is to expect with confidence

As people we place our hope or confidence in many things. Our relationships, family, careers and politics are all things that have our hope. We confidently expect our girlfriends/boyfriends to be there when we need them, we expect family to always have our backs, we expect to get paid for the work we do and lastly we expect the government to act on our behalf. When something from the above list fails, it can send our lives into chaos. If you don’t believe me, tune into the news and watch what has happened as people have lost their hope. 

The common trend in the calamity we are seeing in politics and our personal lives is a lack of hope in Jesus Christ. ‭‭Luke‬ ‭18:35-39 says, 

“And it came to pass, that as he was come nigh unto Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the way side begging: And hearing the multitude pass by, he asked what it meant. And they told him, that Jesus of Nazareth passeth by. And he cried, saying, Jesus, thou Son of David, have mercy on me. And they which went before rebuked him, that he should hold his peace: but he cried so much the more, Thou Son of David, have mercy on me.” 

The man in this story is minding his business begging for money per his daily routine when he hears that Jesus has come to the city. Immediately he forgets that he’s a begger and realizes Jesus has everything he needs. He knew if he could get Jesus’ attention, he would be healed. He begins to cry out to Jesus.  This disturbed the people around him but he cried out louder to get the master’s attention. Unlike us, the man was not distracted by the thoughts of others. He was determined to get Jesus’ attention. In Luke‬ ‭18:40-43 Jesus responded, 

“And Jesus stood, and commanded him to be brought unto him: and when he was come near, he asked him, Saying, What wilt thou that I shall do unto thee? And he said, Lord, that I may receive my sight. And Jesus said unto him, Receive thy sight: thy faith hath saved thee. And immediately he received his sight, and followed him, glorifying God: and all the people, when they saw it, gave praise unto God.” 

When this man placed all of his hope in Jesus he was healed. I encourage you to place all of your confidence in God just as this man did. Despite the naysayers cry out to Jesus! People may look at you strange but know it will not be in vain! I love you peeps! Share with your friends!!!


Do you need a heart transplant?

Blog fam! I pray all is well with you! I have an array of interests. I love researching and finding out how things work and why they work that way. I began to think about the heart. This organ is solely responsible for pumping blood throughout the rest of the body. You can live with one lung, one kidney, one leg and the list goes on and on but you can’t live without a heart. When people go into heart failure for whatever reason the push is on to find a new heart for them. Heart transplants are performed when other treatments for heart problems haven’t worked, leading to heart failure. How many of us are in spiritual heart failure but haven’t realized it? We are experiencing different levels of fatigue but continue to push forward and not seek help for the issue. We try various treatments to heal the issues to no avail. We’ve dated thinking that would strengthen our heart; we’ve become successful in our careers yet we’re still in heart failure. With every remedy we try our heart gets weaker and weaker. David said in Psalms 51:10, 

“Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.”

 In this instance in David’s life he’s asking God for a heart transplant. He has slept with one of his soldier’s wife and had him killed to fix the situation. Prayerfully you haven’t had anyone killed but we can all relate to David in needing a clean heart. Throughout our lives we experience things that weaken our hearts and produce a spirit that isn’t Christ like. When we surrender and ask God to help us, he begins to teach us and purify us. God will take out our battered and diseased heart and replace it with one that is wrapped in his very essence. He will replace the nasty spirit we’ve picked up along the way with a spirit of peace. God, we thank you for the knowledge we have received. We give you permission to work on our hearts. Help us to be the willing vessels you have called for. We want your will to be done in every area of our lives. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen! Be blessed peeps!

The List

Blog family! I pray all is well with all of you! We all have a checklist of things that we want to accomplish. Whether you’ve written it down or have it memorized, there is a list. I read a quote by Steven Furtick that said, “Until Jesus is enough for you, no person or thing will ever be”. Being young and career driven, we have set goals and standards for our lives. I agree that we need a general plan for our lives. The problem we face is we are resilient in our approach to check things off of our list. We go and graduate from college; check. We work and get a masters degree; check. We find that dream job making six figures a year; check. Lastly, we get married, have children and become the embodiment of the American dream; check. We raise our families to this same standard and all is well. What happens when winds and waves of life come and shake your perfectly put together list? When you arrive to work you find out your six figure salary job has started making cuts. You find out that your well put together marriage is hanging on by a thread. What do you do then? In ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭7:24-27 Jesus has this to say to the people, 

“Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.” 

In our search for success let’s be sure that Jesus is the foundation. We do not want to become so committed to our list that we make it our driving force. When Jesus is the focus, we can take whatever life throws at us and have the success we have worked so hard for. Be blessed! 

Relationship Goals

Blog fam! I’ve avoided this topic for almost two years! I think it’s about time to address relationships! I mean the dating ones. The life isn’t life unless I have you relationships. We are living in an era where relationship goals is one of the most used hashtags on social media. Everyone wants to be the next Stephen and Ayesha Curry. I think it’s great to have positive relationship influences but we can’t lose ourselves in our search for the perfect mate. I heard a quote today that rocked me. The Prophetess said, “Don’t compromise your walk with God because of loneliness.” We as people long for companionship. Even introverts enjoy the company of another person every once in a while. I know I’ve found myself a bit anxious for Mrs. Moore lately. Expecting is one thing, but becoming anxious will lead you down an entirely different road. We often find ourselves thirsty for that relationship. We put up with so much not to be alone that we lose our walk with God. We leave his path to pursue our own. Only to get lost and caught up with someone that wasn’t meant for us. Cut the distractions! If the relationship isn’t bringing you closer to God, it’s blocking you from his presence and killing your spiritual man! Being single really is not bad. This is the best time of your life! It allows you to walk closer with God and seek his will for your life. 

Matthew 6:33 says, “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” 

Could our problem be that we are seeking the things rather than the giver? When we seek God for who he really is, he begins to manifest himself in our lives and gives us everything we need! I challenge you to begin to seek the Lord in this single season. Watch Him begin to pour into you both spiritually and naturally. Be blessed!