Sunday, August 13, 2017
We had a great church service at Solid Rock in New Jersey. Bro. Wynn preached on letting go and trading your burdens with God. When we give our situation to God he takes care of it. It was a good weekend in NJ. As we were traveling back home to NY, I was looking at what is going on in the world. It's looking more and more like we are getting closer and closer to the Lord's soon retun. It's very easy to get distracted and consumed by all the events taking place. We need to be on our knees in prayer and keeping our focus heavenward. If we are not careful our lamps will run out and we will find ourselves empty and missing out and on the Lords return. I can not and will not get pulled into debates. I will not take the anger bait. Jesus came to seek and save the lost. I must be careful to not lose sight of what matters most and that's keeping my focus on Jesus. God is good.
Saturday, August 12, 2017
The world is watching as America has another heartbreaking instance of life lost due to hatred in the heart of man. I don't agree with what has taken place. If I am to be a follower of Christ, I am to love. This means the extra step of loving everyone, even the ones who have been at the heart of this horrible day in America. I don't condone it and I refuse to let if cause me to let bitterness to take place in my heart. I will fight back by teaching my son to show kindness and love. To not be afraid to stand on Christian principles. To be a light of Christ wherever he goes. This world needs Jesus, America needs Jesus. I believe we are in the last days. I refuse to be unkind and not love my fellow mankind. Not one is better than the other. I challenge you to love one another, show compassion and forgive. Do not let hatred take root in your heart. God is still good.
It dawned on me that I have not blogged in several days. RJ and I had a wonderful and love filled week in California. We came home to NY and unpacked to pack again for one more summer weekend in NJ. I'm thinking we are going to need at least a week at home of doing "nothing" to get back on NY time and a routine. It's been a good summer and I'm almost to the point where I'm ready for school to start again. Many good memories have been made. A deeper walk with God has been established. All in all it's been a summer of growing. God is good.
Saturday, August 05, 2017
Twenty years ago a sweet little girl by the name of Alexis was born. She was blessed because her mom had three sisters who loved this little girl a great deal. We rocked her to sleep when she was a baby and spent countless hours doting on her. This morning, came together again to dote on her as she prepared for her wedding day. Watching her walk down the aisle brought tears to our eyes. Mathew is a good guy and we know our girl is in good hands. I love her dearly and am so glad to have been a part of her special day. Wishing you all the best to Alexis and Mathew. God is good.
Tuesday, August 01, 2017
I unpacked from NAYC and then packed again for California. My niece Alexis is getting married and my awesome husband made a way for RJ and I to go. It's times like these that I love airline miles. I was there when Alexis was born and I'm excited to be there when she is married. It's going to be wonderful to be with family again. We also received news that a new niece has been added to the family. We congratulate Tim and Claudia on their new little baby. She is beautiful. God is good.
Monday, July 31, 2017
Tonight, Bob and I took a walk on the beach. We enjoyed the sunshine and the view of the waves as they came upon the shore. As we walked the birds coasted on the wind above us. Once in a while, a bird would dive down in the sand and find something to eat. It was continuous and harmonious. I marveled at the beauty and creativity of God. The waves brought food for the birds and peace to our walk. God is everywhere you look, you just need to have your eyes open to see him. God is good.
Sunday, July 30, 2017
We arrived home around midnight. Tired as we were, we were excited to attend Sunday Service at Bethel. The BYG were pretty tired, but that didn't stop them from packing the alter area to worship the Lord while the choir was singing. They even started to pray for the sick. It was clear they were deeply impacted by the North American Youth Congress this year. Even my little boy was waving his green NAYC worship cloth they gave out, in the air as he shouted for Jesus. Bro. Davis who also attended NAYC was powered up and preached a dynamic sermon on, " A Treaty Of Bread". His main text was taken from Joshua 9:7-15 and Numbers 23:19. Just after Joshua and the Israelites entered the promise land , the Hives came the seeking peace. We must realize that when our God says what he means, he means what he says and does what he says. The church of the 21st century needs a revelation of the power of the spoken word of God. What God speaks comes into existence. God's word is more than a sound or symbol, it's a dynamic force that affects everything it touches. His word is a created power and a dynamic energy. His spoken word transforms things to accomplish a purpose. His word brings life where there is bareness. God said it, he can not lie. This past NAYC was life changing, not because of the music or the crowd. It was the spoken word of God that changed and transformed everyone. When God speaks, something happens. A transformation has to take place when God speaks to someone. Can you believe that his word is enough even if you do not "see" things happening around you. God is looking for people that will believe before or even without seeing. We must be in alignment with what God says. When I prays in agreement, they send 1,000 angels to flight. When two agree, they send 10,000 angels to flight. There is power when there is an agreement, it multiplies, the power of faith added to faith. An agreement is powerful and it can have a positive impact or a negative impact. It can be productive or destructive. The Israelites were going into their promised land. The Hivites knew about this and were afraid. They had been living in a small land that was a part of the promised land. They made a deceitful plan to bring to the Israelites. They wore torn clothing and worm out water bottles. They brought bread that was moldy. They really were very near, but made it look like they came from a long distance away. When they met up with the Israelites, they gave them story about how their people from a far away land knew how powerful their God was. They wanted to live in peace and asked for them to go into contract with them to save their people from harm. In those days, they broke bread together to show a sign of agreement. They broke and ate moldy bread to signify the agreement. The Israelites did this without going to God first in prayer. They didn't seek the counsel of the Lord and instead were deceived the their tattered appearance and moldy bread. It wasn't until 3 days later, that they realized that they had been deceived and that the Hivites were living in their promised land. Because they had made a treaty with moldy bread with them, they could not break their agreement. They were not able to occupy the land God had told them to occupy, because they had been tricked. The devil wants to destroy you. He will make some kind of offer to you. It's really moldy bread! An awakening needs to take place in the church. If you want to sit back and be involved watch out you are going to get run over. The church is alive and is going to take off. If you want you can make an agreement with moldy bread and it will keep you from God has for you. You won't be able to claim the territory that God has for you. Of you can chose to walk with God. You can chose to give you life to him and receive what God has for you. Who are you going to believe? The one with the moldy bread or the one who has power in his spoken word? Accept the treaty of living bread. It makes a difference who you make an agreement with. God's word is truth. He has a purpose and a plan for you. God wants you. Make a covenant with God, the living bread and claim the destiny he has for you. God is good.
Saturday, July 29, 2017
The day service was powerful and deep. The night service was awesome. Bro. Stanton preached the word of God strong. The worship was great. However, for those who decided to stay and linger, the power of God fell in such a mighty way. The praise and worship that erupted all over was like a fire that couldn't be contained. We have the victory! Keys were given to this generation. A strong prayer life with sound doctrine and holiness. They shall do exploits. We will see and hear great things from these kids. God is good.