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Posted by pinkiv on March 23, 2012 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)
Disappointment, Deliverance, Despair
Imagine the morning that Leah awaken to the horrific hollering of Jacob, played the pawn in the game of her daddy's sickness and treachery. Laid with, stayed with, touched, held, kissed all night long, and not one time did the man ever look into my eyes. How could my daddy do this to me? The daughter, the wife, the woman. Unwanted, unloved, unattractive. Treated like she had a disease by her daddy and her husband. A daughter of deception, a woman of uncontrollable weeping, a woman who had been broken and had her treasures stolen. She wasn't his first choose, but he wouldn't let her go, afterall, Rachel, the one who he really wanted couldn't have a child, she was BARREN, so I better keep the chick on the side, on the side. Girlfriend, you don't have to settle for second on anyone or anything. God got the best to give to you because you are the best and deserve the best.
The sting of rejection, from honeymoon to horrow-show. Lurking in the shadow of the lovely sister. Come out of the shadow and into the Light, Jesus is the Light, He has no tricks, plots or schemes. It is time for you to be delightful. You've suffered the disappointment, God just delivered you, now He takes great delight in You. The Father who sings and rejoices over you. Zeph. 3:17. The Father who sees, hears and knows all. Laban had a plan of deceit, pain and destruction, But God has a plan, to give you Hope and a Future. Jeremiah 29:11
STEP INTO IT!
God sees you as the apple of His eye, Look in His mirror. You will see, you are Your Father's delight.
Thank Him
Adore Him
Love Him
Appreciate Him
Kiss Him
Try to go through this day without asking for anything, but thanking Him for everything

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In the valley, keep walking

Posted by pinkiv on October 7, 2010 at 4:08 AM Comments comments (0)

David said, yea though "I" walk through the valley of the shadow of death "I" will fear no evil, for thou art with me, even though he was alone and in a tough spot, going through and forsaken by his brothers and father, he was NOT alone. GOD was with him, goodness and mercy overshadowed him.

 

 

Ps. 23~ Have you ever been in a valley, a dark place, a place where it seems family is laughing at and mocking you, friends have walked off and left you, and still you have to answer God, because afterall, you made the declaration that HE is your Shepherd and when you are in a place of need, still there is no want. When you become weary, worn, weak and tired, HE provides rest and you don't miss a beat. He sends comfort to you, as He did for Job so even when it looks like one thing, you are comforted in knowing that it is something better up ahead, you just gotta "KEEP WALKING" through the valley, unafraid, unaccompanied, untouched.

 

 

Who is to say that God has brought you here to this valley for such a time as this. Everything you go through, every step you take, HE monitors and HE holds the Soverign reign. God is able to make Grace abound when it looks like judgment is about to win. God is able to awaken the sleeping giant inside of you to the Power of the Potential, the Promise and Purpose, the Prophetic Prophesy of your very being.

 

Yeah, you may be in a valley, surrounded by death and darkness and sounds that go boo in the night, but keep walking through the valley, don't fear the evil nor the taunting of the enemy. God has GOT yo' BACK. When you sit down at the banquet table, fear not, fret not, faint not at the presence of your enemies, just eat and enjoy the OVERFLOW from the Shepherds cup.

 

Be blessed~

It's part of the Process

Posted by pinkiv on October 7, 2010 at 4:04 AM Comments comments (0)

For quite some time now, I have been asking the infamous questions that we all ask, why me, what did I do, where is so and so, why do the friends come and go, why all the rage, why do the connections become disconnected, why is it that one is here today, gone today. I have questioned myself and God, just short of beating myself only to have GOD to minister to me, the WORD is so powerful and timely, God is never late, and even in my going through and the carrying of the heavy load, He would tell me something that made absolutely no sense to me time and time again and that is, the reason why you have the LOAD is because I KNOW how much you CAN take and when it gets to the point of too heavy, I take the load and place on myself. Then God has to almost give me CPR, because the joy of knowing that He KNOWS gets me to a place where I skip a breath. But yesterday He begin to talk to me in the middle of my whinning and pity party, "they hated Me, EXPECT them to hate you", "if the world is loving you and everything you say and do, is it because you are still a part of the world" You are suppose to suffer if you are going to reign, you are suppose to crucify your flesh. And He still ministers to me: if they hated me so much that even though they claimed to be my closest disciples, know that they will do unto you the same seeing you are MINE. Much pain comes from those in the house with you, those who break bread with you, as it was with My three friends. James and John couldn't wait for Me to go away so they could take over, Peter couldn't even watch My back, but these were MY closest three friends.

 

My daughter, I have had people to sell Me out for silver, lie and deny that they had known ME, yet they walked with me for years, I fed them, I blessed them, I empowered them, I anointed them, still.... they abandoned ME. I have had people to flee NAKED from me, leave me in the middle of MY most trying trial to hang and die, and My dying was for them, so I understand, I know how you feel. As the Father has done unto ME, allowing ME to go through a season of Holy Abandonment for a few agonizing hours, HE knew He was going to raise ME and give ME all power, so shall HE do unto you, you are MINE!

 

Fret not yourself over the evil doings of others, Vengeance is Still in My hand to do. Take no thought over tomorrow, I AM already there, awaiting with manna. So My child, when you are hitting walls and being hit with a HARD PRESS on every side, it is a part of the process, it is ALL working together for your good. Be of good cheer, you have already overcome the world. In order to reign in Victory, you have to go through the FIGHT, and you win!

 

Scripture references:

•Matthew 10:22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.

•Mark 13:13 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

•Luke 6:22 Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake.

•Luke 14:26 If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.

•Luke 19:14 But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us.

•Luke 21:17 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake.

•John 7:7 The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.

•John 15:18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.

•John 15:23 He that hateth me hateth my Father also.

•John 15:24 If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father.

•John 15:25 But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.

Because of you

Posted by pinkiv on October 7, 2010 at 4:03 AM Comments comments (0)

Because you will see the invisible, You will do the impossible...

Because you will touch the intangible you will achieve the incredible... Because you will hear the inaudible, You will have the unimaginable.... Because of you, your family will not know poverty.

You will go in and out of your house in peace,

Violence and crying of sorrow shall not be heard in your camp...

Because you are God's Idea and God cannot fail, you shall not fail this year

Favor shall overwhelm your endeavors

This is your year of unlimited greatness

You shall not struggle to be recognized

Your gift shall announce you.

You are entitled to daily fruitfulness

Every darkness in your life shall give way to the light of God

All your lack will give way to abundance

You shall enjoy uncommon marital bliss this year

The rejected shall become the selected

People shall hear your testimonies and follow you to God

In everything you do, you will succeed..

What you have never done before for good...you will do this year...

By the time this year ends, you will look back with joy and ahead with great expectations....

You will take charge of your life as you master your time...

You will discover how to maximize your time and add value to it....

You will become the star of your family and the hope of your generation Because you know where you are going the whole world will step aside and follow u

May you find favor with God and men...

May you grow in wisdom and stature....

May you walk in dominion over every circumstance and situation

May every day in this year be for you days of success and purpose

In this year never forget to Act as if it were impossible to fail

Because for people like you and me the word failure does not exist Your success is non-negotiable....

This year will be the greatest year of your life and the beginning of unprecedented success in your life!

Those who laughed at you before shall come to laugh with you. However bad it has been with you till this point, you shall from henceforth enter into the rest and God shall take you to the place of your greatness and destiny.

You shall have visions that are clear, virtues that are right and victory that is certain.

You are blessed beyond curse, raised above terror and established beyond oppression.

You shall not lack counsel and ideas.You shall have eyes that see, ears that hear and A heart that understands.

In place of breakdown you shall have breakthrough

In confusion, you shall be Enlightened,

in weakness you shall be strengthened.

There shall be for you beauty in place of ashes,

the oil of gladness in place of spirit of heaviness.

Every closed door against your goodness, greatness and destiny shall open of their own accord.

You shall be instructed and illuminated within by the Spirit of God.

You shall do the right thing at the right time.

You shall rise above every obstacle and be carried on the wings of eagle.

God will remember you for good.

You shall fulfill and not frustrate destiny.

Christ shall live in you.

AND MAY YOU FIND THE HEART TO SEND THIS PRAYER TO THOSE YOU HOLD DEAR. I just did.

Although I don't take credit for this, I pray it bless you as it did me, I do not know who the original author is.

Put down your stones

Posted by pinkiv on September 27, 2010 at 9:26 PM Comments comments (0)

John 8:3 And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst, 4They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act. 5Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou? 6This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not. 7 So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. 8And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground. 9And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. 10When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee? 11She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.

                                                              

 

 

Have you ever been accused of something you did not do, and then you had to do everything within your power, use all your resources just to clear your name? Ever make an false accusation against another?

 

 

Here comes these church folks, the religious leaders, people from within the household of faith in the middle of Bible Study as Jesus sat teaching with accusations to tempt him, it wasn't the woman they was after, they were trying to trap Him with the law. Yes she was guilty as charged, but for this kind of crime/sin you don't commit it ALONE. Such a wonderful feeling to know that He knew their thoughts. The sister knew what the law demanded, but she had never met mercy and grace the way she was about to. They wanted to know was the Master going to uphold the Law or show her mercy. Something about the grace of God, no wonder they call it amazing. As Jesus looks out rather briefly at the leaders, the scribes and the Pharisees, He saw liars, cheaters, murders, adulterers, he saw porn, he saw riotousness, He saw money exchangers, whispers, He saw gossips and backbiters, men who were unthankful, unholy, ungodly. He saw men that had tipped Him in the offering, and tax evaders. He saw hardened hearts and the stiff necks, He saw men who did not provide for their children, He saw men who had been with that same woman and some who had thought about being with her, He saw old men molesting young boys and girls.... He saw hypocrisy. Jesus in His great grace told those men who had just interrupted His Bible Study, to the one who is without sin, you cast the first stone. Lowering his head again, I can imagine Him telling them to put down their stones, and one by one, they dropped their stones and began to walk away.

 

 

We must be Spiritual enough to restore such a one who has been overtaken in a snare, in a fall, in a deplorable state. But seeing that we ARE in the last days, what we want to do is rejoice at the sin, the fall of another sister/brother, when I always thought that we are all a part of the same body and that if I am hurting and wounded, YOU should feel it. We as a people who are yet carnal minded cannot see the hand of God, in and on a situation. We are commissioned to pray for leaders and those in position of authority, yet when they fall, when they fail we point fingers at them, when the body has failed to uphold them with prayer. We need to put down the stones.....

 

 

We must remember that no matter what you go through, before it began to roll out in "play" in your life, God knew before the foundations of the world were framed that you would arrive here with this! So if God knew then and He called you anyway, would it be safe to say, He anointed you to be here, and could it be that in the wake of the attack, it is because satan, challenged God because God had you "hedged in" and because God is all knowing, He raised the hedge and the enemy came in, but the question to ask is, did God allow this and why? God is always in control of everything. Could it be that the entire body of Christ failed when the hedge was lifted from your brother/your sister, because like the enemy, you too began to hiss at their fall. But I hear the writer say, don't rejoice at me when I fall, cause I shall rise again.

 

 

There is nothing new under the sun, no new tests, tricks or trials. Just a changing of the names and faces. What would you do, if it was you on trial, what if your faith was being tested, what if it was your pictures going around the world, what if you were set up? Put down those stones.... we have to come together in prayer and lift up our brother, Bishop Eddie Long and his family. It's not so much Bishop Long that the enemy want, they want to see how God will hold him up to the Law, but Jesus fulfilled the law on Calvary, he, just as we are under grace. God has the Last word on the matter, but we still need to pray. The Word clearly tells us that if the enemy could he would deceive the very elect, if and it did, the "head" is attacked and falls, what happens to the body? We all fall! Where the head go, the body is sure to follow. We that will again need mercy should show mercy. If there was a sin committed, we are not to judge, we are to pray.... People of God, social media, news media, put down the stones. Jesus is coming

 

 

 

When a Woman walks alone

Posted by pinkiv on September 27, 2010 at 9:13 PM Comments comments (0)

Luke 7: 37-50 And, behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner..... 47 Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little. 48 And he said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven. 49 And they that sat at meat with him began to say within themselves, Who is this that forgiveth sins also? 50 And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.

 

 

We have seen Rahab, the harlot, the freak of the week, every man's mistress, every man's play thing, every mans fantasy and plaything, a sistah with a secret, YET, a woman of Devine Destiny and one who walks alone. A lady of the night, street walker, red pump mama. She shops at the finest boutique to fulfill her fantasies. She's been around and around and around. Not your everyday run of the mill that you just wanta take home to meet mama. But... in the secrets of her heart, her spirit, her being... a woman of faith, destiny, purpose and works. It was her works that saved her, and her family. Often criticized for her past, her occupation, her character, still a woman who was vital in the lineage of Christ. The Bible doesn't mention any friends, prayer partners, support team or people who were there to encourage her, Rahab, a woman who had to WALK ALONE. The Bible is full of women who walked alone, women of faith and destiny. From Eve to Eunice, Sarah to Suzanna, Rachel to Rahab, the Woman at the well, Mary Magdalene, Esther, Hannah and dozens more. No one wants to walk alone, but your Destiny, your Purpose, YOUR Anointing will have you in seasons where everyone has backed away from you. And because God has REVEALED the power of the Destiny, your Purpose, Your Anointing, in those season, you can't even get weary, teary or fretful.

 

Even the woman with the alabaster box, of whom I am partial to, walked ALONE. I can relate to her, I was her! A sinner in the city, oh we all know her, we have labeled her as a prostitute, the Bible just says she's a sinner. She could have been a liar, a thief, a gambler, a dancer, a crack head, a lesbian, extortioner,... but a prostitute, come on. She walked in defenseless yet defended against righteous piety and religious rhetoric. In lieu of the facts that were stacked against her, she was a woman who came alone at night, She had heard that He was just on the other side of the door. Although uninvited, she entered in the room and the room went silent. When you are a woman who have seasons where you have to walk alone, painful as it is, when you come in the room, and the room goes silent you are inclined to wonder what the conversations were prior to you getting there. BUT, destiny would have you to continue the journey to fulfill your Divine Prophetic Destiny, you CANNOT stop walking, even if you have to walk alone. Some stared, some whispered, some were shocked, but she was determined, to get to her destiny. One thing about her, she was not confused between destination and destiny. She didn't allow the distracttion to delay or deny her. You have got to THIS PLACE, ALONE, you cannot back up now from your destiny. When you are in pursuit of the destiny and purpose of God for YOU, You will break the rules to get to it. All they say you can't do, you'll see that you can do thru Christ. Are you determined to get from God that which you are willing to do, even at the pain of doing it alone? When God whispered your name, HE called YOU. When you come into contact w/Christ, there are some radical changes.

 

I just believe these Deacons, Elders, Reverends, men of God knew her in a personal way. How else could they know about her "sin" without "knowing" her. God has called you to walk into places where YOU might be the only one to Invoke Change, you might be the one to engage in REAL worship, are you willing to go, even if you have to WALK ALONE? Now even though, no one spoke to her, she kept on walking. Can YOU keep going when people have shut you down, shut you out and disengaged themselves from you? Can you keep walking even if you have to walk by your sister/brother in Christ, knowing what you know and that is that they see you. IF PETER TOLD JESUS HE WOULD BE WITH HIM ALWAYS AND WOULD NEVER LEAVE HIM, AND HE DID, KNOW YOU NOT CHILD OF GOD, PEOPLE WILL LEAVE AND LEAVE YOU TO WALK ALONE. Take your pain to the Cross of Calvary where the BLOOD of Jesus brings healing and keep walking. Keep walking! Destiny is close enough to touch. When the sign on the door says "for men only" a woman walking through dark places and walking alone don't have time to read the sign on the door. A woman that walks alone is not intimidated or easily persuaded to stop, sit down or turn around. She has a one track mind, her destiny. We miss our destiny when we get to our destination and read the sign on the door, when we really need to just keep walking..we miss it when fear and intimidation pulls on us, paralyzing us in our tracks. But to the women and yes to those few men who's anointing is so great that even you find yourself walking alone, the woman, the man of faith and destiny.... I want to admonish you, to keep walking. Faith without works is dead.

 

We all have a place in the body of Christ, a position to fulfill. Hers was at the feet of Christ to prepare His body for the gruesome cross. What about you? What has He called you to? What won't leave you alone? Determined women keep walking WHEN PEOPLE WALK WITH THEM NO MORE. Don't confuse my destiny with where I am. My destiny may be your destination and my destination may be your destiny. Woman of God, know your destiny, and keep walking. If it takes you all night, all week, all year, KEEP WALKING! If you lose some "friends" along the way, KEEP WALKING! Adversity, opposition, pressure, tests and trials -- KEEP WALKING! God has blessed every woman of faith and destiny to bring something to the body of Christ. This one brought a costly box of alabaster with fine perfumed oil. What precious thing do you have to offer for God? Is it a secret, a habit, a hangup, a job, a lover? Bring that to Him. When you know God has a purpose and a plan for you, a destiny inside of you --KEEP WALKING, and like Abraham, you'll know it when you see it. If where you are is not where you're destined to be--KEEP WALKING! Although a sinner, she was determined to change. When you are on the road to destiny and opposition comes, you don't need to walk in character that is not conducive to godly behavior. Jesus will defend you, Jesus will protect you, Jesus will speak for you. Although murmured against by the men in the meeting, at the place of her destiny, Jesus spoke up for A WOMAN WHO JUST KEPT WALKING!

 

Famines to Fortune

Posted by pinkiv on September 23, 2010 at 12:27 AM Comments comments (0)

Beloved, I wish above all things that you prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers.

Embarking upon a journey to Your wealthy place

Thank you for stopping by to learn the tips, tools, quotes, scriptures and pearls that I have used to pull myself out of failure and ruin to Financial Freedom.

If I can have your attention for a few moments and you are coachable, teachable, available and motivated I would like to share the Success System for Life with you and show you how you too, can wake up from the Dream and start Living Life on a New Level.

I am a Mother by choice, DivaPreneur by passion, Nurse by education and Woman of God by calling. I am a Christian, here to empower, educate and encourage other women who have a desire to do more for her family, to give her children the life she desire for them. I am truly a PV31 Woman. I wear many hats and by the grace of God I wear them well.

www.faminetofortunes.blogspot.com/

A touch of Integrity

Posted by pinkiv on September 23, 2010 at 12:21 AM Comments comments (0)

Who do you know that could use help with their aging mother/father or grandparent?

 

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Encouragement 7/10/08

Posted by pinkiv on July 10, 2008 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)
No matter what caused the pain, no matter how deep the wound, or how severe the pain may be, you keep the faith. If you have a praise down in your soul, you can overcome anything, anyone, at anytime. Declare to yourself to get rid of everything, any and everyone that's slowing you down and hindering you from reaching your goal. Let it go and get on with your life. You have wasted enough time on that.



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