Sunday, November 23, 2008



1BUT NOW [in spite of past judgments for Israel's sins], thus says the Lord, He Who created you, O Jacob, and He Who formed you, O Israel: Fear not, for I have redeemed you [ransomed you by paying a price instead of leaving you captives]; I have called you by your name; you are Mine.
2When you pass through the waters, I will be with you, and through the rivers, they will not overwhelm you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned or scorched, nor will the flame kindle upon you."

Isa 43:1 & 2

In other words--HE WILL MAKE A WAY WHERE THERE IS NO WAY! If you believe Him-if you expect Him-you will see Him!

What we can't learn from each other--We Can still Learn from Jesus!

As we all begin to settle into these 'Years of Lean' that are Here Right Now, I Thank Our Father in the name of Jesus for the preparation that He has provided to me and my family to ready us for this season.

I praise God, thanking Jesus for opening up the eyes, ears, hearts, hands, and feet of everyone He has called and is still calling. To open up these people to hear His directions, His guidance. So that they will know to start helping/continue helping others as He is helping them.

To Hear what He is saying so that they Will obey what He tells them. To Hear AND to Do--it's the only way to navigate through this mess that these mere mortals have created for all of us to live through....or in some cases to die through.

Anyone that tries to tell you that the Lean Years are still on the way is a liar. The Lean Years are here and they will touch everybody in one way or more--everyone will be hit, pinched, and will have to re-direct their 'ways' in order to keep order, balance, stability and faith.

"From His dwelling place He watches All who live on earth."
Psalm 33:14

As my family continues to do without more of so many little things - some I'm sure we took for granted that we would always be able to get; And, as we continue to thank Jesus for having them in our lives to begin with--We know that we can 'live without' a few, many things.

Look-See past the surface my friends--go deeper, deeper into His love for us.
I thank Him for more room being made in us, for More of HIM!

One thing that we Need to Increase in our lives--as we are Decreased in the material stuff-- is our praise and thankfulness to our Father God in the name of Jesus! Not just to 'get through' these lean times--but for your lifetime.

We need to increase our time with God -- increase our time praising and thanking Him for This Day! Increase the time we want Him to change us--abiding in Him.
Let us see Who Will Abide on The Day....?

"ARISE [from your bed], Cry our in the night, at the beginning of the watches; Pour out your heart like water in the presence of The Lord. Lift up your hands toward Him for the lives of your young children, who faint from hunger at the head of every street."
Lamentations 2:19

Before you look in your hands and find that they hold not enough--offering Him Your praises would be a good start. Open your mouth and offer the seed that you do have-your confessions of faith and trust in Him, your testimonies of how He has helped you in your past or others that you know He helped, your thankfulness to Him for you know that, had He not helped you--you would not be here right now, your praise for He is God and He is concerned about you--He Cares. He Is Concerned about you-me-each and every one of us that belongs to Him Is Important to His plan. Spending quality time with Him will allow Him to reveal His plan-His will to you. It will be in your heart.

17May Christ through your faith [actually] dwell (settle down, abide, make His permanent home) in your hearts! May you be rooted deep in love and founded securely on love, 18That you may have the power and be strong to apprehend and grasp with all the saints [God's devoted people, the experience of that love] what is the breadth and length and height and depth [of it]; 19[That you may really come] to know [practically, [a]through experience for yourselves] the love of Christ, which far surpasses [b]mere knowledge [without experience]; that you may be filled [through all your being] [c]unto all the fullness of God [may have the richest measure of the divine Presence, and [d]become a body wholly filled and flooded with God Himself!" Eph. 3:17-19 AMP

Speak out your acceptance of His Will be done in your life as He has ordained It to be. That you will stop fighting Him and begin to honor Him with your trust and your love.

Would you like to be in a relationship with someone who does not believe in you? Who does not obey your smallest, wisest desires? Who defies you at every turn?
If you had a child like that--RIGHT! That is how the Father feels when we act like that.

We all have a lot to offer God, we have a heart for Him. When you allow your heart to spend more time with It's Creator--this will strengthen not just your heart, but your hands, your feet, your whole body, your soul will be prepared for the winds and the storms that come with the Lean Years.

Some things need to be removed in order that His voice Will be heard by those that He is speaking to.

Everybody is talking about what they 'need'. We all do it.
Our immediate need. Most people are speaking of material items, things that make our life more convienent--more appealing to others,. Things that soothe the flesh and the eye--not the heart, the spirit and the soul.

The Spirit of the Lord spoke to me that our need is so large and great that we can only see it day by day-if we could really see what we "NEED" starting from inside out---We would be overwhelmed from the start of knowing.

To know and rest in the truth that our Father is faithful AND He sees what we need for years and generations to come -- AND has already supplied that need when I get to it--when you get to it--Is a huge load off my shoulders when I came to Trust ad Rest within His faithfulness--Rest in His love.
That is what I believe He will do and does all the time.

What people need is to be 'there' for another--that is part of our greatest need. To sotp being so self-centered and more selfless.

What many people need is to start facing the lies they have been living--face the fears, face the hatred that lives in their hearts. They need to examine themselves daily in order to be more like Him. People need to remember that His Peace and Joy Is Our Strength.

The other part is we need is more of Jesus living in us--more of His love in us to continue the changing of our hearts.

Want to know what you need? Ask to know His heart--tell Him what you already know about Him--He will take it from there.
He Will supply your need-from the inside out.

Forgiveness is the key to a door in the heart of God. Ask for it-give it to yourself--give it to others, receive it from the Father.

The depth and width of His Love for us is always ready to be poured out to us as we pour out--He pours into us from His Love-His heart.

When you get the time ToDay Start praising Him; under your breath, in your head, outloud when you can, low so only you can hear it--louder so others can hear it--PRAISE HIM for Everything that you need given to you Right Now! Remember, He is going to work on your inside, your heart first--then move to the outside.

We are His beloved-His Children of The Way, that Jesus provided for us.
I John 3:1-9 Amp



SACRIFICE OF PRAISE by Dorothy Norwood

HE WILL DO IT AGAIN! -Shirley Ceasar

Resting In His Faithfulness,
One Day At A Time By Faith.
Joshua 1:9

Thursday, November 20, 2008


...AND I have the audacity to believe! Teach me my LORD so I will learn.

Greetings my friends in the name of our Lord.

After being Divinely Interrupted from what I was working on and re-directed to find the Rev. Dr. Martian Luther King’s Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech yesterday; Inspiration has settled in to produce for a while.

Dr. King’s words have been echoing in my spirit since being re-introduced to them yesterday. How very true his visionary words are for us today. It is so fitting that I would come across them at such a time as this. To be reminded of what the Lord taught him so that we are able to see His presence in Dr. King’s life and to know that His purposes are still being fulfilled now; is a gift that only the Lord could give.

‘THANKSLIVING’ comes to mind as I offer praise to our Father for His love and calling on Dr. King’s life.

The inspiration is always seeking those that Love and trust in the Father-those who belong to Him-those that have the audacity to have abiding faith in Jesus--ThanksLiving is every day!

I pray that the spiritual seeds that He sows and waters In And through my life to you have fallen in fertile soil and that in the hours, days, weeks, months and years ahead they will produce a crop of goodness worthy of The Lords happiness. This is my hope, in the name of Jesus, Amen!

Psalms 32:8 “I Will instruct you and teach you in The Way you Should Go; I Will guide you with My eye.”

I must confess, that I have the Audacity to believe in the Son of God (Matt. 3:17).

This audacity is fueled AND driven by the fullness of my faith AND trust in the Father and Son. Day by day I wait before Him in humbled quiet expectation. With the childlike obedience that He speaks of—that I have Learned (and still learning) to be full of. As a servant waits to hear the voice of her master’s directions and desires, I stand ready. To wait as a lover does who is eager to have revealed the hint of need so to quickly supply it. I wait.
The Lord, my Jesus encourages us-His followers and believers to wait for His orders AND commands. To wait for His guidance AND supply; this is what we are to live day by day—One day at a time. JOY Is our strength!

His desire IS that our lives may be full of the fruit of happiness that rejoices in expectation of what He Will reveal of Himself to us.

Having the audacity to believe in, trust in, to lean on and wait for the guidance from the Father; Is to be filled with Watchful Expectancy.

How could your life be dull and sad when you are full of and expectancy that watches for Him to destroy any and all walls that are before you?

I encourage you to hold tight to your anticipation-born from your faith-of His handling of everything you bring to Him that is blocking your forward movement; your anticipation of His revealing A Way for you where there was no way!
We are taught to stay filled with AND to use His full measure—the supply of His power through the gifts of His Spirit.

**keep praising your way through with thanksliving!**

As we are faced with and confront the walls that block our forward movement for the day, we must remember that our faith together with His Power are the only two essentials necessary to bring down All walls in our path.

**we are getting through the storms!**

We must remember that we have the audacity to believe that Jesus Will Do what He said He would! As we live one day at a time—staying in the Divine boundaries of Today—we will cross paths with the pettiness from man’s heart. This narrow-minded, selfish opposition is always seeking to create weapons, devices, schemes, and plans to stand in our way—to Hold onto us—keeping us from moving in God’s Divine Flow.

Once we have stood in our faith together with the Fathers Power and destroyed the enemy’s walls—any petty hold that still exists—does so to be used by God in order to guide us toward a different direction. Like a warning—a Divine detour-keeping us from making a terrible mistake.

Now is the time to Celebrate with praise and thanksliving--to confess how Good our Father IS! Amen!
Our HOPE is in the LORD! (Matt.6:34)

No matter what each of our futures hold—we Should set and keep our HOPES in Jesus. One thing that I know is that whatever is planning to show up in each tomorrow of my life—I Expect more of God to be there First!

His Joy AND Love await my entering into tomorrow on the wings of my faith—not in the darkness of doubt that follows fears. To enter through fears will blind me and I will not see what I seek-His Face.

My Joy overflows into excitement because I Am expecting My Lord to Be With me at each step I have the audacity to take!
This is the place He desires All His children to reach.

Are you on your way?

I have Learned Not to try and find answers to the many mysteries of the world. It is a day full of productivity when I seek to learn more about Him than seeking worldly things. Answers I seek and answers I had not asked the questions for are supplied; growth is produced-wisdom and understandings are strengthened and knowledge is increased—Always, All my answers are Found In the Creator.

This is true for any child that is seeking His Way.

Jesus has been and still is the Answer through time to all mans’ questions about The Father and His Laws. We are encouraged to push past learning only theology—but to know Him our Lord through an intimate relationship with Him. Jesus Is the Word of the Father—All we need to know about God we know In Jesus. He told us that isf a man/woman knows Him not-then that person knows not God.

We are to leave that heart in the hands that the person has put it in—Till such a time as to need the help of the Father.

ThanksLiving is To Bear fruit that is consistent with the change of heart that God has worked in us! (Matt. 3:8)

Resting In His Faithfulness,
One Day At A Time By Faith.
Joshua 1:9

"Because He Has inclined His ear to me, Therefore I Will call upon Him as long as I live."
Psalms 116:2

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The Nobel Peace Prize 1964 Acceptance Speech

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King's Acceptance Speech, on the occasion of the award of the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, December 10, 1964

Your Majesty, Your Royal Highness, Mr. President, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen:

I accept the Nobel Prize for Peace at a moment when 22 million Negroes of the United States of America are engaged in a creative battle to end the long night of racial injustice. I accept this award on behalf of a civil rights movement which is moving with determination and a majestic scorn for risk and danger to establish a reign of freedom and a rule of justice.

I am mindful that only yesterday in Birmingham, Alabama, our children, crying out for brotherhood, were answered with fire hoses, snarling dogs and even death.

I am mindful that only yesterday in Philadelphia, Mississippi, young people seeking to secure the right to vote were brutalized and murdered. And only yesterday more than 40 houses of worship in the State of Mississippi alone were bombed or burned because they offered a sanctuary to those who would not accept segregation.

I am mindful that debilitating and grinding poverty afflicts my people and chains them to the lowest rung of the economic ladder.

Therefore, I must ask why this prize is awarded to a movement which is beleaguered and committed to unrelenting struggle; to a movement which has not won the very peace and brotherhood which is the essence of the Nobel Prize.

After contemplation, I conclude that this award which I receive on behalf of that movement is a profound recognition that nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral question of our time - the need for man to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to violence and oppression. Civilization and violence are antithetical concepts. Negroes of the United States, following the people of India, have demonstrated that nonviolence is not sterile passivity, but a powerful moral force which makes for social transformation. Sooner or later all the people of the world will have to discover a way to live together in peace, and thereby transform this pending cosmic elegy into a creative psalm of brotherhood. If this is to be achieved, man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.

The tortuous road which has led from Montgomery, Alabama to Oslo bears witness to this truth. This is a road over which millions of Negroes are travelling to find a new sense of dignity. This same road has opened for all Americans a new era of progress and hope. It has led to a new Civil Rights Bill, and it will, I am convinced, be widened and lengthened into a super highway of justice as Negro and white men in increasing numbers create alliances to overcome their common problems.

I accept this award today with an abiding faith in America and an audacious faith in the future of mankind.

I refuse to accept despair as the final response to the ambiguities of history.

I refuse to accept the idea that the "isness" of man's present nature makes him morally incapable of reaching up for the eternal "oughtness" that forever confronts him.

I refuse to accept the idea that man is mere flotsom and jetsom in the river of life, unable to influence the unfolding events which surround him.

I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality.

I refuse to accept the cynical notion that nation after nation must spiral down a militaristic stairway into the hell of thermonuclear destruction.

I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right temporarily defeated is stronger than evil triumphant.

I believe that even amid today's mortar bursts and whining bullets, there is still hope for a brighter tomorrow.

I believe that wounded justice, lying prostrate on the blood-flowing streets of our nations, can be lifted from this dust of shame to reign supreme among the children of men.

I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits.

I believe that what self-centered men have torn down men other-centered can build up.

I still believe that one day mankind will bow before the altars of God and be crowned triumphant over war and bloodshed, and nonviolent redemptive good will proclaim the rule of the land. "And the lion and the lamb shall lie down together and every man shall sit under his own vine and fig tree and none shall be afraid."

I still believe that We Shall overcome!

This faith can give us courage to face the uncertainties of the future. It will give our tired feet new strength as we continue our forward stride toward the city of freedom. When our days become dreary with low-hovering clouds and our nights become darker than a thousand midnights, we will know that we are living in the creative turmoil of a genuine civilization struggling to be born.

Today I come to Oslo as a trustee, inspired and with renewed dedication to humanity. I accept this prize on behalf of all men who love peace and brotherhood. I say I come as a trustee, for in the depths of my heart I am aware that this prize is much more than an honor to me personally.
Every time I take a flight, I am always mindful of the many people who make a successful journey possible - the known pilots and the unknown ground crew.

So you honor the dedicated pilots of our struggle who have sat at the controls as the freedom movement soared into orbit.

You honor, once again, Chief Lutuli of South Africa, whose struggles with and for his people, are still met with the most brutal expression of man's inhumanity to man.

You honor the ground crew without whose labor and sacrifices the jet flights to freedom could never have left the earth. Most of these people will never make the headline and their names will not appear in Who's Who. Yet when years have rolled past and when the blazing light of truth is focused on this marvellous age in which we live - men and women will know and children will be taught that we have a finer land, a better people, a more noble civilization - because these humble children of God were willing to suffer for righteousness' sake.

I think Alfred Nobel would know what I mean when I say that I accept this award in the spirit of a curator of some precious heirloom which he holds in trust for its true owners - all those to whom beauty is truth and truth beauty - and in whose eyes the beauty of genuine brotherhood and peace is more precious than diamonds or silver or gold.

From Les Prix Nobel en 1964, Editor Göran Liljestrand, [Nobel Foundation], Stockholm, 1965


My friends, let us Also Be Mindful of The Ultimate Power of Our Father God In The Name Of Jesus--that Once 'a thing' is put into His hands, Nothing will be able to stop the Will of God from seeing it come to pass! Yea, Amen!

16"Your Words came to me, and I ate them; and Your Words were to me a Joy and the Rejoicing of my heart, for I am called by Your Name, O LORD GOD of Hosts."
Jeremiah 15:15-16

Be Well my friends!
Resting In His Faithfulness,
One Day At A Time By Faith.
Joshua 1:9

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


9 For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly: therefore from henceforth thou shalt have wars.


“Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of YOUR law.” Psalm 119:18

“YOUR Word I have hidden in my heart that I might not sin against You!” Psalm 119:11


Greetings to you my friends in the name of our LORD!

With boundless faith you will expect Him and you will see Him.
You cannot receive any blessings without faith in Him that delivers all blessings.

There are many times in which God will prepare you-(teach you)- in order to receive the blessings that He has for you. We all should be willing to Be prepared to receive the blessings that have been prepared for each of us.

There are many times in which The Father will have to move you to the place where He has placed certain blessings. Where you are physically, spiritually, emotionally and mentally will have to be moved—Changed, or you will not be given the blessings that you have prayed for or the ones that God gives us that we do not ask for.

If you do not allow Him to change you in any and every area of your being that He deems necessary to be changed—then you will be stagnant and not obtain His glory for this day. Living things GROW. We are His living children. We are to grow every day in some way, form or fashion that Offers Glory to Him that has set our paths straight and narrow. Growth may be small or medium or large--either way it's growth! TO LEARN!

There are many people who feel that just doing good works, being a good person, caring for the sick and the materially poor, the oppressed, will be enough for them to live a happy, carefree type of life. This is what I have heard many say. They don’t need to believe in God, Jesus or the Holy Spirit to live a good life or to go to heaven. They refuse to walk through the narrow gate.
(John 1:12 Amp)

And I’m sure that is truly what they believe. This is a life that has no aspiration of going HOME to The Father at the end of their physical life. . (I Cor 1:18 Amp)

Then, there are those like myself and possibly you, who have learned to NOT lean on our own intellect and understanding. People like us that want more than just doing good works that give temporary and false security--living a good carefree life in which we 'feel good' about what we have done–We want to be able to Go Home to Our Father at the end of our physical life here. We want to be able to live and die by FAITH in our Father and His Son and His Holy Spirit that Lives within each of us.

We know that good works, being kind, giving and helping the materially poor and oppressed, is not enough to please our Father. We know that the materially poor will also need hope, faith, mercy and grace to continue in their days here. That just doing good works for the materially poor will not help them get into heaven or lead a life that is pleasing to The Father. A life that He can use as His vessel.

It is a choice that one has to make. Not everyone you help will want to be Saved—Praying for others, and doing a kind deed in the name of Jesus by the Holy Spirits leading is all we are asked to do many times. Planting a seed of His Spirit—His Living Waters from The Well that never runs empty is often times, all we can do—and believe me—that is more than enough in the eyes of God. Amen. (James 1:21-27;
James 2:17-26 Amp)

When we discipline ourselves—this increases our self-control over ourselves. We are able to handle more—do more—understand more and love more. Without discipline we will fall to the whims of our mind and flesh, chasing our tails so to speak.

Dwelling with Him – learning His Ways—repeating His Word over and over till we know it and believe it -- raises and strengthens our faith in His word, and in Him. Doing what we can do and leaving the rest to God is all that He asks of us.

To follow the WAY. To know that we are Children of The Way! Thank You Jesus.

7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you

In every situation—we are to call upon His wisdom so that our intellect is aligned with His steps for us. Moving-making decisions on my intellect will lead to Un-necessary failure, hindrances, delays, trouble, mistakes, doubt, and human manipulation of His plans for me. Training our intellect by discipline is growing in our self-control!

I say to You Father, Thank YOU, for my beauty is matured by Your Living Waters that pour out of my belly! Amen. (Gal.5:22-23 Amp)

Every day, God insists that I (we all) be a channel of His Love, Joy, Laughter, Hope, Faith…, in this broken world. Even through our own pain, heartbreaks, hurt, disappointments, frustrations, physical lack, worrying, and concerns—He asks that we be His vessels to pour out the Living Waters that His Spirit dwelling in us provides for those that are in need.

It is not always easy to push past our own physical, emotional, spiritual and mental needs to help others that are also in need. To be selfless obedient vessels is the Way to grow through and past our own issues and situations in order to be fully healed ourselves. To know that we are suffering as Jesus did for His name sake is to be aware of how much God loves us.
We Are Children of The Way! Amen!


By His Spirit does one learn to expect our Lord to provide. Many people are apt to think that God’s miracle working power was only evident in times of old. So they do not expect Him today. Many people also think that God is here to give them stuff and to take them out of the problems and situations that envelop their lives—that is not true by itself--that is His purpose often--But many times He Will not move you from within a situation--He Will calm you while you are in the problem-in the storm, being hit by circumstance after circumstance.

He will teach you--and you will either Learn or not. If you do not learn, rest assured that many people need re-medial classes/lessons.

That many people have to have things proven to them from the "hard side of a thing."
I have learned that I don't like the re-medial way of learning from The Father. I have decided to do my best to "get it" the first time, or at least after the second time He brings a thing my way..again.
Love is a Choice that we must make and take! And If I love God then I will obey Him fully and completely! I have Chosen to accept and recieve HIS LOVE.

Have you?

God will give you what you need from the inside out. That is His Divine Order.

Many live under the guilt and condemnation that the enemy speaks to them and they do not expect The Father to Be or Do in their lives.

His Spirit teaches that those who Trust Wholly in Him and leaves to Him the details of every hour of every day will witness and reap His miracle-working Power! Speak His Word over and over again until you believe it. Study His Word, Dwell with Him—And He Will teach you!

His miracle-working Power will manifest as marvelously abundant today—revealing His love for us as it was seen and known in the past times. Just as this miracle working Power was with Jesus when He was on the earth—setting His Apostles Free to work miracles of wonder and healing through them; it is ours today to do the same through us.

For those who trust wholly in Him- boundless faith will bring us to places that we have not known before. Our boundless faith Will cause The Father to straighten crooked roads, Will cause Him to bring water to the desert, Will cause Him to move on our behalf. When we live in boundless faith in Him, How could He not show up and do for us? Faith is what moves Him! Amen.
We must remember that He has taught us to remind ourselves—to encourage ourselves by repeating His promises to us over and over – “NOT BY MIGHT, NOR BY POWER, BUT BY MY SPIRIT SAITH THE LORD.”

We are to dwell with Him often-every day- He is our Lord and our friend. He Will and Can accomplish this now in our lives—To expect Him is to know that He Will not let us down. When we apply these miracles to our lives, today’s need, we Will know that our help and salvation are Sure in Him.

As God’s Spirit orchestrates His Divine Changes in us and for us—He prepares us until the time to insert us fully and wholly into the Flow of that Divine Change!Remember that Jesus left us His Joy—His Joy is the result of our trusting acceptance of His Will.

Joy is the daughter of Calm!
Yea Amen

Resting In His Faithfulness,
One Day At A Time By Faith.
Joshua 1:9

Saturday, November 15, 2008




Isaiah 42:16 “I will bring the blind by a way they did not know; I will lead them in paths they have not known. I will make darkness light before them, and crooked places straight. These things I will do for them, and not forsake them.”


GREETINGS My friends in Christ,
my HOPE is that by sharing what the Spirit of The Lord has taught me, that Your life will be enriched and that you will be strengthened and encouraged to continue this good fight of faith that we have all been called to be. In the name of our LORD, Amen.

Day after day the Spirit of the Lord comes to cheer me-to give me His Joy and a New Courage that is the impetus for my carrying on in this privilege-this honor of working for Him.

He inspires me with His promises for my present and future days. He helps me, cheering me through all obstacles and any unbelief just as He did for the first followers that loved Him.


How I cling to the VINE that is connected to the ROOT of our Fathers love. As I dwell in Him and taste of His beauty I am refreshed, restored, re-filled till I overflow with His goodness. I know that my Lord expects good things of me (and you) and that He is Ever Ready to Help me to achieve them!
(John 15:1-17* 7&8;

Romans 11:17-24)


The Lord our God is our friend, our comforter, our provider, our Teacher. He explains to us that we are to learn and be trained not by life’s difficulties and trials as much as by the times that we withdraw to be alone with Him.

Difficulties and trials alone are not of total Spiritual value for our learning. Daily contact with Him is the Only Way to gain Spiritual value—which provides All of what we need to Grow Through and from the difficulties and trials that we face.

When we share with our Father our Joys, sorrows, and difficulties, this will provide a great Spiritual value for us to LEARN from. To grow from within—this allows King Jesus to Rule His Kingdom—that lives within us. Our hearts and spirits are His Kingdom.

“To Share with Him” means to Include Him in on all the areas of our life- Our good days and the not so good days. Are you having a celebration—Invite Jesus! Are you having a bad day and nothing seems to be going right—Invite Jesus!

Our living with God on a daily basis does not give us immunity from difficulties, but our living with Him gives Him the right to Add into our days of difficulty- His Peace. As we give to Him—He claims all things—Joyful things and troubles-then He works it all out and He also accepts everything that we bring to Him which is in need of His help that we need.

All of the Spiritual values that we require can Only be gained by sharing with Him everything at every moment. He encourages us to SHARE All with Him.

He has called us His friend and true friends share everything together. We must remember, that a True friendship is based on sharing and trust and is Mutually given. As we share with Him-He shares with us in Ever-Increasing Measure with those who Wholly share with Him. Within His Ever-Increasing Measure is His Love, His Grace, His Joy, His Secrets, His Power and His manifold Blessings—This He shares all day every day to those that He abides in and who abide in Him. Yea, Amen.

Jude 1:24

My thanksgiving do i offer to Your abiding in me, my Lord.
I am humbly grateful my Lord to know that because I abide in You and You in me; that YOU are able and willing to keep me from stumbling or falling and to present me blameless and faultless before YOUR presence.

Be Well my friends.
Resting In His Faithfulness,
One Day At A Time By Faith.
Joshua 1:9

Tuesday, November 11, 2008






2= STOP! = Do Not Think About Yesterday, tomorrow, next
week, next month, or Any time further than TODAY!










"Yet this I call to mind
and therefore I have hope:
Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed,
for His compassions never fail.
They are new every morning;
great is Your faithfulness.
I say to myself,
'The LORD is my portion;
therefore I will wait (rest in) for Him.'
The LORD is good to those whose hope is in Him,
to the one who seeks Him;
it is good to wait (rest in)
quietly for the salvation of the LORD.
It is good for a man to bear the yoke while he is young."
~Lamentations 3:21-27

Wallking On Water, One Day At A Time By Faith.

Sunday, November 9, 2008


James A Porter
"Woman with jug" 1932-oil on canvas


My Beloved sisters and brothers, My HOPE is to be an encouragement to you to share with you what I have learned in order to bless your life today. In turn I also learn from what you have learned from living a life by faith in God through Jesus our friend and brother.

Although there are many that are sick in body, there are many others who are emotionally ill and physically exhausted. Confusion and fear sent to discourage, has settled into many of our sisters and brothers hearts—keeping their faith under fire day by day. Keeping their minds on things that are not in our control and away from the Truth of Who can help them.

Some have problems that only God can solve. I am compelled to pray for the "whole" person. I Remember, that the effectual fervent prayer of a righteous woman or man availeth much. (James 5:16)

We are His vessels and have been called To serve others with what God has provided for us. To do the work and greater just as Jesus came and did. (2 Cor 4:7)

To be a blessing on purpose, is what we are called to do. (I Thess 5: 15; 11-21)

By dwelling with The Father, desiring only His Will and to do His work-His Spirit will always pass through the channel of my life into the lives of others. I have been filled up with His Living Water -- His Holy Spirit and He pours out of me-His vessel- at the times He knows I will be a help to others. (Eph 5:18b-21)

It is pride not humility when some think and say they do little and are of little value to His world. For by His Love and purposes-with our flaws, we are chosen to be the vessels of His love.
Only He can and will take the flawed people and use them to bless another. We are Encouraged to bury all thoughts of fear, bitterness, poverty and failure and He Will Surely guide us one day at a time. And on each day we allow Him to lead us He will Supply all the wisdom and the strength that we need.

Remember, that is not us, but the Water that passes through us that saves and blesses. All that we are to do is to see that nothing is blocking the flow of that water through us. ‘Self’ is usually the main block that prevents the water to continuously flow through our channels to those expecting.

Make sure that others are better for coming into contact with you and His Spirit that lives in you. See this and know this, that others are being helped not by you but by His Spirit that is flowing through you as a channel. (2 Cor 4:7)

“And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption”. Ephesians 4:30

My HOPE is to be an encouragement to you to share with you what I have learned in order to bless your life today. The LORD asks that we look around with our spiritual eyes and speak about what we see.

Look around you. Do the aims and ambitions that people strive for bring peace to them? No! Those, whom the world has most rewarded, with name, fame, honor, and wealth, are weary and disappointed. They are bitter and discouraged as they have trusted in and placed their faith in other people & things--which have failed them. And why would they think otherwise? No discipline lives in their hearts and souls. The trust does not dwell within their souls.

We have been taught that to live with rejoicing We must be of service to others.

The season of changes has been upon us for a while, but so many are not prepared for the acceptance of these changes in our natural states—as they have not allowed the changes necessary in their hearts to take place in completion. God has been beckoning to them to Come and spend time with Him so that His Spirit will provide all that is needed. But few have heeded His call for righteousness. They seek relief from the troubles and situations that they find their lives within now--as They are seeking treasure that will tarnish and fade.

This is why so many are crying about lack, the inconvenience, the shortcomings and worrying about all that is going on around us in the world in which we live. They have allowed the world to live in them, they have been tricked into thinking they belong to the world. Instead of living in it but not belonging to the world as we have been taught to know.

God’s Gifts put the best of human dreams to shame.

What we throw away because of flaws, God picks up and sees the beauty in all our flaws. He then cuts us up in ways that showcase our flaws and then He use us, flaws and all as blessings to so many others.
To be able to see others as God sees us all is a blessing.

When you enter into a new era, a new season, into a new Move by Gods Will and Purpose; walking into all this newness will produce uncertainty and will show us volatility on many levels of our experiences. It seems sometimes that the closer we Move to God- the more things we don’t know about——That We fully and securely Trust in Him and have Faith in Him No matter what we see or know to be ahead of us. Confidence and faith to believe in What He directs us to do.

We are His Beloved and we must use discipline to learn that being calm and staying steady in the face of unpredictability is His power in us. We are His-and He is unchanging. He Is our place of stability and certainty in All things and times.

Lamentations 3:21-24 This I recall to my mind, Therefore I have hope. Through the LORD'S mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. "The LORD is my portion," says my soul, "Therefore I hope in Him!"

I have Learned that I must have growing discipline in my thinking, and my actions concerning my walk and growth with Jesus. In order for my growth to progress as He has purposed within the Calling placed on me; I have to have sufficient faith to continually see what is ahead based on what God’s Word has to say concerning that. I also have to have sufficient confidence in what I believe to stand no matter what storm I face.

To have one but not the other is a lack of discipline and will throw off balance my Call to dominate in the Spirit with prayer and praise that leads to actions here on earth. We are to demonstrate the Kingdom; an assignment from the One Who Is The Kingdom. Seek the Kingdom of God First!

I am (as we all are called) to influence others – no doubt about this truth. I have to make sure that the purpose from God-His mandate of my demonstration of His love, does not fail day by day. It will stand based on what I mentioned above-my faith to believe and my faith to stand.

If I take my eyes off of Jesus and look to the rising waves that surround me, or take advice from others not as mature in Jesus as I am, concerning what should I do next- then I may slip, fall, fail and/or give up. My strength may lessen and completion of the influence will be hindered.

But because I spend time with the Father daily, and receive revelation of who I am and my purpose In God and His Word, neither the waves nor the crowd can move me.

Faith is not my belief nor is it my hope—Faith is revelation of His written Word, which is activated in my heart daily to build upon that which I HOPE for. And it also a reward for what I believe. FAITH is disciplined to stand and go the distance. It is powered by His love. Faith does not move with the wind controlling it as on a whim or under a threat or fear. Faith is the real thing operating above the storms that come our way. It comes with a divine perspective that from my seat in heavenly places I see as God sees our hearts and our victories in all things and all matters.

BLESSED are those that lean on and trust in the LORD for they Will be supplied from His treasure of Goodness, in the name of Jesus.

BLESSED are those that hunger and thirst for His Righteousness, For they Will be fed in order to feed others, in the name of Jesus.

BLESSED are those who dwell in the Father’s Faithfulness, for they Will be strengthened and used to bless others, in the name of Jesus.

BLESSED are those that dwell in His presence, for they are His vessels and Will be re-filled with His Living Water in order to be poured out blessing others in the name of Jesus.

BLESSED are those that hold tightly to discipline over themselves, for they are of a teachable heart and Shall produce much fruit bringing Honor and Glory to The Father in the name of Jesus.

"Now to Him who is able to keep you from falling, and to make you stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy, to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen." Jude 1:24-25



Friday, November 7, 2008


Isn't it a wonderful season to be alive in?
I know there are some that are going through trials and troubles, and may not feel the same about being alive right now.

And that is a topic for a different day.

Right now, I want to give God All the Glory and Honor that He is so deserving of in the name of Jesus!

I am still feeling the high from Americans electing a black man as president of the USA. I keep thinking about my grandparents and how much they worked for God to help so many people. They would have loved to cast their vote this past Tuesday. So I did it for them when I voted. I was born in '62, a time when so many jim crow laws existed--on top of just general hatred toward people of color. So many things came back to my mind about my own childhood and the many stories i've heard the older family members tell me as i was growing up.

We need to remember to stay grounded in times such as these. I've noticed even before the actual election and winning the seat happened, that many people seemed to be worshipping Obama. They may not realize- it but they are.

We should all be aware of our motives and the many truths that are being revealed -about ourselves also. Lifting a man up so high as if he is the one with the power instead of the vessel, is dangerous. He is not our Jesus. He has said so himself. And, I caution people not to start complaining because Obama may not get to the issue at hand for you right away.

He has a very large house to clean and it is filthy!

There is still much more trouble for this country to Get Through!

And I know that our main job--God's people--is to pray Obama's way and our way through and praise through to the victory that God has placed in our hands. Of course, doing the works that help the most, starting with the one closest to you.

We are at the begining of The Begining!

This is not really a place to stop and celebrate, lingering too long.

I can tell you with certainity, that satan has not stopped to celebrate our win--he jumped right back into his missions of; steal, kill and destroy as soon as he knew his evil plans had been re-made for our good.

Glory Always Belongs to God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit In the name of Jesus, Amen! For everything Good that happens and everything bad that happens, we are to Glorify our Father!

"Do not put your trust in princes, in mortal men, who cannot save.When their spirit departs, they return to the ground; on that very day their plans come to nothing."

Psalm 146:3-4

The point is that even the best of people are not adequate help in times of terrible stress.
Even princes (national leaders) are mortal, and are not able even to help themselves (118:9).
In contrast is the individual who finds ultimate help in God who lives forever (vv. 5-7).

Radmacher, E. D., Allen, R. B., & House, H. W. (1999).
Nelson's new illustrated Bible commentary (Ps 146:3).
Nashville: T. Nelson Publishers

" I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone- for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness."1 Tim 2:1-2


The idea of praying for kings (or national leaders) has a twofold emphasis.
First, it is a specific way to pray for all men, because the actions of a king affect society as a whole. Second, it reminds believers that God is the ultimate Sovereign.
He is in control, and our prayers affect decisions at the highest level.

Radmacher, E. D., Allen, R. B., & House, H. W. (1999).
Nelson's new illustrated Bible commentary
(1 Ti 2:1-2). Nashville: T. Nelson Publishers.

Let us stay grounded firm in our foundations built in the Son of God. Our LORD and KING. God is not finished yet-remember, this is the Begining of The Begining!

Be well my sisters and brothers--we have a lot of work to do!

Make sure that you go to His Well to be re-filled! We are His vessels, and Yes, He is always remolding us, fireing us in the kiln and glazing us over in some of His best colors. He Will always keep us prepared, just dwell in His presence.

So many opportunities of opened doors awaits us, Shall We.


Monday, November 3, 2008


Oh we need you, my Lord, Kum ba yah!

Hear me singing, my Lord, Kum ba yah!
Hear me singing, my Lord, Kum ba yah!
Hear me singing, my Lord, Kum ba yah!
Oh Lord! Kum ba yah!

This morning as every morning, I started off with my prayers to God in the name of Jesus before everyone else awoke. Sometimes I sit in the bed and pray, praise and thank My Lord for everything. Other times I may quietly walk through the house giving Praise and Thanksgiving to the Father for everything.....
How ever His Spirit leds me to move--I do so.
One of our daughters is a special needs child. She is 11 years old, and there are just some things she does not understand about our world--about living--about boundries...about so many things....why some children and adults are cruel, mean and dismissive toward her. "I just want to be friends mommy"--she tells me. As i fight back tears i start humming my simple song.
Her body is developing on point, (hormones-which are adding to her inability to deal)- but her mind is delayed in some areas.
I asked God for a child and He gave me her--I am humbly grateful to the Father for His love for me and my child. That He felt I was the right one to raise a special needs child is a great honor. I know He loves me to give me a child that needs a lot more than most children do.
There are many challenges that arise daily for her to overcome and for myself also. Overcoming for her takes much time--days, weeks, months and years.
I sing all the time to the Father that we cannot do this by outselves--to Please Come By Here my LORD-and see about us every day! I'M SO GLAD TO KNOW YOU CARE, Amen.
This morning, she was off center--her center that is. And I could not allow her to escalate in speaking and acting with such a negative attitude because she was not able to have her way concerning a few things. As she started talking in a disrespectful way toward all of us in the house I had to 'clip her'--correct her behaviour.
In the end, she had a "meltdown". At a certain point I put her in my lap as I sat in the rocking chair in order to hold her and comfort her. That is the only way to help her calm down once she gets that 'worked up'.
As I sat there, I remembered how when she was much younger, I would sing to her a very simple song to help calm her down.
A very simple prayer.
I remembered how I would sing the simple song for my strength also-to ease my pain--as it is very hard to be a mother and see your child in pain and confused and there is nothing you can do to help her--nothing I can do to change the way her mind works--nothing I can do to repair the disabilities that are a part of her and will be a part of her for her entire life.
I wonder if the teachers will be patient with her--take out extra time to make sure she understands the work at hand. I wonder if the children she approachs to be friends with will call her names today and run from her --i wonder if she will cry today because she is confused and just does not understand what is going on.
As I wonder these things, I move my thinking toward the Lord, and my wonder turns into a simple prayer--a simple song to call upon the name of Jesus for His presence in all that we do.
And The Spirit of the Lord led me to share this with you. My HOPE is that by sharing with you how Jesus helps me and my family-that this will bless you-- as you live day by day with the trials, challenges and tribulations that we all encounter day by day.
Singing this song to her and to myself--calling on The LORD to come by here and see about us--calmed us both down and she was ready to go to school this morning. I will continue to sing this song all day--to sing this prayer to Jesus all day to remind Him that I am humbly grateful that He remembers us!
I Encourage you to sing this simple song--to say this simple prayer to The LORD, and be assured that He Will Come By There!
Whatever the challenge is that you are facing - hunger, lack of money for bills, lack of clothing, a job, healing, sickness, abuse, sadness, depression -- What ever you need= make it a verse in the song and sing to the LORD and He will Stop By where You Are and See about YOU! He makes all the difference IN me, IN you, IN us all! In the name of Jesus, I say, Amen!

Kum ba yah! -- Come By Here My LORD

Negro Spiritual -- Melody = Angolan/Nigerian folk tune

Kum ba yah, my Lord, Kum ba yah!
Kum ba yah, my Lord, Kum ba yah!
Kum ba yah, my Lord, Kum ba yah!
Oh my Lord! Kum ba yah!

Hear me crying, my Lord, Kum ba yah!
Hear me crying, my Lord, Kum ba yah!
Hear me crying, my Lord, Kum ba yah!
Oh my Lord! Kum ba yah!

Hear me singing, my Lord, Kum ba yah!
Hear me singing, my Lord, Kum ba yah!
Hear me singing, my Lord, Kum ba yah!
Oh my Lord! Kum ba yah!

Hear me praying, my Lord, Kum ba yah!
Hear me praying, my Lord, Kum ba yah!
Hear me praying, my Lord, Kum ba yah!
Oh my Lord! Kum ba yah!

Oh I need you, my Lord, Kum ba yah!
Oh I need you, my Lord, Kum ba yah!
Oh I need you, my Lord, Kum ba yah!
Oh my Lord! Kum ba yah!
Hear me crying, my Lord, Kum ba yah!
Hear me crying, my Lord, Kum ba yah!
Hear me crying, my Lord, Kum ba yah!
Oh my Lord! Kum ba yah!

As I continue to walk on water, day by day, I HAVE TO CONFESS THAT,

Sunday, November 2, 2008


ROMANS 8:16-17
16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: 17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.

"The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life" (Galatians 6:8 NIV). *Be careful what you put into your mind to think on--that is what you will act on!*

Greetings to you my friends, my sisters and brothers in Christ. Mercy and Grace are from the depths of His love given to us.

I want to share with you some of the blessings that the Spirit of the Lord has taught me.

To be willing to speak about the Goodness of Our Lord in All that He has done for us-is a blessing for those that seek Him and want to know Him. My hope is that what He has done in me, for me and through me will touch your spirit and give you strength, insight and freedom to be able to do the same. As we each speak about the Goodness of our Father through Jesus Christ and how He (His love) has changed our lives-- HOPE is given strength for others to hear His Word and will want the Good life that Only Our Father can provide.

I have allowed the spiritual and natural storms that have been sent my way to change me. I have learned not to fight the storms-but to allow them to change me. I have learned to not waste any storm that comes my way. I have been taught to see God in the middle of everything in my life.

Learned is the key word here as it is not natural for us to want to do so. Change takes courage and strength-AND- courage and strength come from our Faith in God through believing in Jesus Christ.

There is a new level of authority to rise to after a person weathers a storm sent into their life. Storms will prepare our Spirit in order to do the Call of the Lord. The storm will change you…if you allow it to break your will –your resistance to be changed. The courage is needed because we fear what we do not understand and know beforehand. That is where Faith comes into the picture.

Many people go through storms but they never allow the storms to change them. The give honor and glory to God for bringing them through the storms, but their thinking stays on things not of God. They continue to stay in the ways of flesh. They continue to seek the fruit/gifts/blessings, of the past seasons that will do no good in the new seasons.
This would be wasting the storm .

I am thankful to God that my will has been broken even more, because of the storms that God allowed to pass my way. Thank You Jesus! I am grateful to Jesus that He continues to show me what needs to go-to be thrown overboard! To see and understand that what worked in my life a month ago, a year ago, or even, what worked just last week - does not work now in this new Season that the storms have brought my way.

I have learned not to fight the storms anymore-but to allow my Faith and Trust in Jesus to guide me through the storms and to be changed by them. To Learn!

He makes ALL the difference In me. Amen.
I know that God cares!

After years of following Jesus I see what I have learned;

The way I now wake up in the morning-clothed in my right mind—the way I go to bed at night-praising Him and knowing that He Is keeping me and my family through the night. How I interact with people, the kind of thinking I would use, my actions and re-actions that I would do, the people I leaned on or called friends, the job that I used to have, the way I would shop, and even the way we are raising our children; these are just a few of the many areas of how I live that have been taken to a new level—a higher level because of my will being broken by the storms and by the Power that Jesus has dispensed in my life!

To be changed in order to fulfill the Calling placed on my life by our Father-to be changed in order to complete His Will for myself and those that He wants my life to touch-to help—to love. Day by day Jesus is working on me, in me and through me.

Glory be to God.
This is why Jesus came-To Dispense His Power to us! To have my life fully transformed day by day by the Power that He has dispensed in my life. My mind has been transformed-my heart has been transformed and because of each storm, I have learned to be content no matter what my situation and circumstances are. (Phil. 4:10-13; 11-12)

I have learned that the longer I deliberate whether to obey God, or hold onto my own reasoning, the more labored the process will be for me and for all those who cannot move until I do. To fight with fleshy thinking and actions against each storm and change God sends my way further hinders me and His purposes for my life. To try and hold on to old ways of old seasons will not allow the growth in Him that I require in order to be productive in the New Season that I am within.

If I hesitate toward full obedience to His direction/guidance, then I will create a domino effect -- in which a string of related events, without doubt they will not be good, each caused by the one before it, all leading back to the origin of disobedience. This will throw off every plan that He has set forth for my life and those that are with me. With me in the sense of those that fellowship with me, those that are strangers, and those that are coming to join in but have not yet arrived. Not waiting on God, has not been an option for me for a long time. How I wait is the key to waiting.

If I struggle with my full obedience to His guidance or try to alter what He wants me to do—if I add in my own natural thinking to His directions/guidance; I will without a doubt create unnecessary disruptions for myself and so many others that are with me to go through. The course that God set forth will be changed by my fleshy thinking.

I want you to Remember this: Whatever situation and circumstances that you face, God is already there-this is the point where we have to trust in and have faith in Him no matter what our eyes show us or our ears tell us.

If you listen to the counsel of the ungodly or the counsel of your unbroken will- (Psalm 1) - worrying about the worst thing that can happen (not trusting in Him) - then the powerless fruit from the old season will carry you to a place from which you will struggle to return. This is what happens when you do not allow the storms that come to change—to do what they are sent to do=Change You!

Some people never return from the storms changed and only survive in sort of a drugged state, some drugged primarily by bitterness, rebellion, anger, self-pity, jealousy.

They continue to live in a state of using natural human thinking trying to complete the Work that comes with the Calling of God. This is also one way some people end up doing good works but none that God has directed them to do. Works without faith. Many of the works that God sends for us to begin-and-complete will challenge our will to do them as directed-wthout-attempting to add in our wants and desires based on how we feel.

They usually are started and completed by faith in God.

Falling deeper and deeper away from His mercy, grace, and healing He sent down to us by way of Jesus--It is like a dark hole you cannot get out of. His Light is critical to all solutions-but iTt is absent because something else has been chosen by natural thoughts. No one is exempt so take every thought captive now.

"But be transformed by the renewing of your mind." Romans 12:2

Your mind--the way you think--has a lot to do with the quality of your life.

Proverbs 23:7 says: "For as he thinks in his heart so is he."

What you keep your mind on will determine whether you will be at peace or whether you will be full of anxiety in this troubled world. I have learned to be content no matter what my circumstances are—This means that I continue to praise God—I continue to thank Him, I continue to trust in Him, I continue to expect Him, I continue to know that He will provide for my every need.

I continue to do His will; I continue to see Him in the middle of every part of my life. I will not allow circumstances to govern my emotions which then in turn govern my thinking and my actions. This ultimately will alter my path and my deliverance.
I am anxious for nothing-for my will has been broken and now His Will guides my life. (Philippians 4:6-8)

I have learned to say Thank You Father on the grayest days. If a gray day is not one of thankfulness, the lesson has to be repeated. Not to everyone is it so. But only to those who ask to serve God well. A great work requires a great and careful training by the Master who has called us by His name-and to those that answered YES LORD, SEND ME!

Daily, I take authority over my thinking, and my words spoken in every situation no matter the circumstances born of those situations. The word think means "to consider, reflect, reason and ponder." What we constantly think is what we become. What we keep our minds on-is where we are. Our growth from the storms is either given miracle grow or we are stunted and will produce rotten and sour fruit.

Our thoughts shape our behavior. Look at it this way; what we do and speak is what we think and who we are. William Barkley, a Christian writer, says: "It is a law of life that if a man thinks on something often enough and long enough, he will come to the stage when he cannot stop thinking about it. His thoughts will be quite literally in a groove out of which he cannot jerk them."

Setting your mind on the things that are of God concerning every area of your life is what Jesus teaches us to do. This is the Power that He came to dispense into us.

Colossians 3:1-2 tells us: “If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.”

You also have authority with your words. Use that authority! Read God’s Word out loud until it takes over. And once you begin to allow change to happen sent by the storms and once your will has been broken and once His correction and your total obedience is accepted as part of your new character- We will all rejoice in the Goodness of The LORD in your life and we will shout to you Welcome back!

Psalm 1

Ecc 7:8 “The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride.”

Patience is an attractive virtue, whereas pride is the parent sin. Patience fits a man for God's approval (Rom. 5:4), whereas pride fits him for destruction (Prov. 16:18).

STAND STILL! - Shirley Ceasar