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Another Quiet Storm

Had my share of ups and downs life filled with rainy days. Tried to walk in your light. You used to be with me, I see, I know, I moved away, but Lord I'm coming home. Then somewhere way off in the distance, I heard your still small voice, saying, girl you’ll be fine. I heard your cry, I saw your tears, I promised, I fulfill. You will survive, you are stronger, better, wiser. Tell your critic, your enemy, the trickster, you ran back into and under the blood. The blood of My only begotten Son. I’ll wipe the tears from your eyes, ease, erase and eradicate your pain. Your mind will not be perplexed but in a state of peace, draw nigh unto Me and drop your bags, let down your hair and rest your head upon My breast. Cast your care upon Me, I care for you. You live, you learn, you move on. Every test, I direct. You get through it when you pass it. When the pain is a piece of your past, it is then you can look back and smile, because you will then know that you are through and out of the valley and on top of the mountain. I heard the lie, I saw their plan, I watched them make the promise they knew they wouldn’t keep, now come here My child, let Me take that hurt away. I have been through every test before you got here, I am the way, the truth, and the light. Follow Me. Trust Me. I will never lead you astray. Listen to the word I speak to you, My child, rest upon My breast, take My yoke and learn more of Me. All there is to me has not yet been spoken, written nor revealed. I AM El Shaddai. Now...you can turn the page, end this chapter, move on and rewrite your life story.

100 Most read Scriptures

                                                                                                                                                                  Here are the top 100 most-read Bible verses on BibleGateway.com (all verses quoted from the NIV):

  1. John 3:16: For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
  2. Jer 29:11: For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
  3. Rom 8:28: And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
  4. Phil 4:13: I can do everything through him who gives me strength.
  5. Gen 1:1: In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
  6. Prov 3:5: Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.
  7. Prov 3:6: in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
  8. Rom 12:2: Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
  9. Phil 4:6: Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
  10. Matt 28:19: Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
  11. Eph 2:8: For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—
  12. Gal 5:22: But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
  13. Rom 12:1: Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship.
  14. John 10:10: The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
  15. Acts 18:10: For I am with you, and no one is going to attack and harm you, because I have many people in this city.”
  16. Acts 18:9: One night the Lord spoke to Paul in a vision: “Do not be afraid; keep on speaking, do not be silent.
  17. Acts 18:11: So Paul stayed for a year and a half, teaching them the word of God.
  18. Gal 2:20: I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
  19. 1 John 1:9: If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
  20. Rom 3:23: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
  21. John 14:6: Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
  22. Matt 28:20: and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
  23. Rom 5:8: But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
  24. Phil 4:8: Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
  25. Phil 4:7: And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
  26. Josh 1:9: Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”
  27. Isa 40:31: but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
  28. Eph 2:9: not by works, so that no one can boast.
  29. Rom 6:23: For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
  30. Gal 5:23: gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
  31. Isa 53:5: But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.
  32. 1 Pet 3:15: But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect,
  33. 2 Tim 3:16: All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,
  34. Matt 6:33: But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
  35. Heb 12:2: Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
  36. 1 Pet 5:7: Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
  37. Eph 2:10: For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
  38. 1 Cor 10:13: No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.
  39. Matt 11:28: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
  40. Heb 11:1: Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
  41. 2 Cor 5:17: Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!
  42. Heb 13:5: Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”
  43. 2 Cor 12:9: But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
  44. Rom 10:9: That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
  45. Isa 41:10: So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
  46. Gen 1:26: Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”
  47. Matt 11:29: Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
  48. John 16:33: “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
  49. Acts 1:8: But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
  50. 2 Tim 1:7: For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.
  51. Isa 53:4: Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted.
  52. 2 Cor 5:21: God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
  53. Rom 15:13: May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
  54. John 11:25: Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies;
  55. Heb 11:6: And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
  56. John 5:24: “I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life.
  57. Jas 1:2: Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds,
  58. Isa 53:6: We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.
  59. Acts 2:38: Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
  60. Eph 3:20: Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,
  61. Matt 11:30: For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
  62. Gen 1:27: So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.
  63. Col 3:12: Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
  64. Heb 12:1: Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.
  65. Jas 5:16: Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.
  66. Acts 17:11: Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true.
  67. Phil 4:19: And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.
  68. John 1:1: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
  69. 1 Cor 6:19: Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;
  70. 1 John 3:16: This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.
  71. Ps 133:1: How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity!
  72. John 14:27: Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
  73. Heb 4:12: For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
  74. John 15:13: Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.
  75. Mic 6:8: He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.
  76. Rom 10:17: Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ.
  77. John 1:12: Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—
  78. Jas 1:12: Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.
  79. Jas 1:3: because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.
  80. Rom 8:38: For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,
  81. Rom 8:39: neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
  82. Heb 10:25: Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
  83. 2 Pet 1:4: Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.
  84. Phil 1:6: being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
  85. Ps 133:3: It is as if the dew of Hermon were falling on Mount Zion. For there the LORD bestows his blessing, even life forevermore.
  86. Heb 4:16: Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
  87. Ps 37:4: Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.
  88. John 3:17: For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
  89. Acts 4:12: Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.”
  90. Isa 26:3: You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.
  91. 1 Pet 2:24: He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed.
  92. Josh 1:8: Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.
  93. Matt 28:18: Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
  94. Col 3:23: Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men,
  95. Matt 22:37: Jesus replied: ” ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’
  96. Ps 133:2: It is like precious oil poured on the head, running down on the beard, running down on Aaron’s beard, down upon the collar of his robes.
  97. Matt 5:16: In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
  98. Isa 55:8: “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD.
  99. Heb 4:15: For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet was without sin.
  100. John 13:35: By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

Ground Zero

HAS YOUR LIFE HIT GROUND ZERO!

Have you had to rebuild, start over, does it seem your entire world has come crashing down and you couldn’t do anything to prevent it. Some halt, some wounded, some died, but you survived. God can mend your b-r-o-k-e-n pieces. You were somewhat helpless in what happened to you.

Ezekiel 37:7 “So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his bone.” (First time I ever heard about these dead bones was in Mannheim Germany, in 1989)

Psalms 23:3 “He restores my soul”. God is in the business of restoring things that have become discombobulated by life to the weary believer, to the woman who have long cried what she thought was her last tear. He comes to restore the brokenness of your broken heart, your wounded spirit, your troubled mind.

Matthew 11:28 “Come unto me, all ye... Isaiah 55:1 Ho, every one that thirst, Come ye to the waters, and he that has no money Come ye, buy and eat; yea, come buy wine and milk without money and without price.” The secret to becoming MENDED is to come, pick up the pieces of your shattered life and just COME. To receive mending, healing or deliverance all it takes is one word, like Peter received on the boat, when Jesus said: Come!

The vision that Ezekiel speaks of illustrates the promise of new life and a nation restored, both physically and spiritually. The dry bones are pictured of the Jews in captivity, both scattered and dead. This vision of re-gathering of Israel and Judah has yet to be fulfilled. They appeared to have no hope of vitality, but just as He promised to restore Israel and He did in 1948, He can restore you.

I know that your situation seems hopeless, dim and without luster, but God is in the mending business, He is the restorer of the breech, He can put broken pieces back together again. Pieces from divorce, infidelity, lust, deception, pain, abortion, lesbianism, homosexuality, misuse of resources. Just don't you give up, pray for renewal, refreshing, revival, restoration. For only God can restore life to dead, broken things. And He is coming to restore you in every area that you have been broken into, even the shattered places, where the enemy tried to just squash you to nothing, that place, Jesus is coming to Mend my Broken Pieces. ~Prophetess Pinki @2010

Sifted like wheat

Lu 22:31-33
 And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, (Veronica, Veronica) behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat:  But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.  And he said unto him, Lord, I am ready to go with thee, both into prison, and to death.

It is comforting when God takes some time out to talk to you in the middle of the storm and whisper into your spirit, you going THRU what you going through because satan has a desire to SIFT you like WHEAT, but HE (God) reminded me that HE prayed, I appreciate all the prayers in the past, but when GOD pray for His own,  OMG!!!  You wonder why, what, who, how??? cause satan had a plan, but that fool made a mistake when he appeared before God and told him of his plan for my demise, and just to have GOD to brag and tell that monkey, she will not deny Me, she will not walk away, you can tempt her, you can test her, you can try her, but YOU CAN'T TOUCH HER, and GOD raised the hedge.

Satan doesn't care if you are male or female or somewhere trapped between the two, how young or old you are, he don't care about how much money you have or lack, he don't care whether you are married, single or divorced, he don't care if you are the corporate CEO or the next to be executed on death row, he don't care if you are happy or sad, whether or not you are on top of the world or the world is on top of you, HE JUST WANTS TO SIFT YOU like WHEAT.  But beloved, just as GOD prayed for me, He prays for you.  STAND your ground on what HE told you LAST.  He keeps His promises and come through ON time.

Thank you Lord for the faith and the strength to endure THAT fight.  I love YOU continually, Vee

The value of $20

Sometimes we just need to be reminded!

 A well known speaker started off his seminar by: holding up a $20.00 bill. In the room of 200, he asked, "Who would like this $20 bill?" Hands started going up. He said, "I am going to give this $20 to one of you but first, let me do this. He proceeded to crumple up the $20 dollar bill. He then asked, "Who still wants it?" Still the hands were up in the air. Well, he replied, "What if I do this?" And he dropped it on the ground and started to grind it into the floor with his shoe. He picked it up, now crumpled and dirty. "Now, who still wants it?" Still the hands went into the air. My friends, we have all learned a very valuable lesson.
No matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it because it did not decrease in value. It was still worth $20. Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into the dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way. We feel as though we are worthless. But no matter what has happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value. Dirty or clean, crumpled or finely creased, you are still priceless to those who DO LOVE you.

The worth of our lives comes not in what we do or who we know, but by WHO WE ARE and WHOSE WE ARE.

You are special!

Don't EVER forget it." If you do not pass this on, you may never know the lives it touches, the hurting hearts it speaks to,
or the hope that it can bring. Count your blessings, not your problems, name them one by one.

 "And remember: amateurs built the ark ..
professionals built the Titanic.


If God brings you to it - He will bring you through it.

 

The Diva’s Domain

DIVA’s  Dreams Opulence Messages Awareness & Inspirational News

 

Welcome to the place where God’s Princesses, His Jewels, His Pearls: all women, all nationalities, races, creeds and color can come bask in the presence of the Almighty God, men are allowed to peep if you want to know what a DIVA really is and wants.  NO PLAYA'S ALLOWED!  The place where you Woman, can let down your hair, drop your water pots, take off your makeup, light a candle and just be real, the path to peace with God and with yourself.  A sistah’s retreat to Empower, Educate and Embrace you to move to the next level and live the abundant life that has been etched out in the pages of life for you.  I am so pleased that you have decided to stop by The Diva’s Domain, this website came about out of the hunger and thirst in my soul to see women rise to her full God given potential and ability.  After experiencing one traumatic encounter after another with men and the pain of the women that loved them, I prayed for God not to allow bitterness to take root in my heart.  It is no secret that I have had to fight off lesbians for years and  even the strong inclination to just give in, because for years the enemy had been telling me that all men are dogs, in which I know the devil is a liar, there are some real men in this world.  The Diva’s Domain is a place where the Delivered Intelligent Victorious Anointed women of God can dream again, and not only dream, but live the dream, receive their hope, faith and love back.  A place where she, Diva’s, Sistah’s, Girlfriends, can be encouraged, edified and inspired to be just who God said she should be.  There is a secret place where you, sistah, can get your dignity back, get your praise back, get the power over your own life...back!  Grab a cup of coffee, cocoa or tea and come into the Domain with my Father and me. 

  

A place of...  
Renewal
Restoration                 
Recovery
Rest   
Refuge
 

You are the star in your life.  You have the ability to shine, even in the darkest night.  Many may see you, but only God knows your name and number. Psalms 147:4 

Take a walk with me through the Psalms in/for:
Prayer                     Hope              Praise                         Trust                    Prophesy                          Instruction Promise                           Confession                     Testimony                      Deliverance 


 

Renewal- Ps 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
Recovery- Ps 39:13 O spare me, that I may recover strength, before I go hence, and be no more.
Refuge- Ps 91:2 I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
Rest- Ps 37:7 Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him:
Restoration- Ps 23:3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
 

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WoMan to Woman

Pain! Pain! Pain! People are hurting everyday, everywhere over something. Men hurting women, women hurting men, women hurting women, men hurting men, parent hurting the child, pain, when will it end? Old pain, new pain, old scars, new scars, old relationships, new relationships, even that something went terribly wrong relationship. Life draining pain, obstruction blurring your vision type pain. Breath taking, can't take it anymore type pain. We are told to cast our cares on Him. Our troubles, worries, fears, anxieties, whatever it may be. God wants you to throw it, as if it means nothing, why? Because He cares. He loves you too much to see you twisted and torn over that. The struggle is in getting you to release it. Let it go. God will speak to you, you can speak to it.
Because He cares, (plural) indicates a perpetual continual ongoing attitude of God. He is concerned and interested in what is hurting you. He cares so much He promised to handle the matter for you. He says vengeance is mine, I will repay. He says it's better they were cut off, whosoever it is that would offend you. His only issue and main concern is YOU. If a thing matters to you, it matters to Him. Your tears have become your food. Because of your pain people have the audacity to question you about where your God is. You pour out your soul when you come to yourself. When you come back from the graves of pain, these same people you ate with, worked with, live with, go to church with--don't have a clue about the pain you are in. The pain they are causing and inflicting upon you themselves. Woman-2-Woman I think I can get you to understand, I know where you are, I've been there myself. Woman 2 Woman, when you cry, I cry. When you are in pain from the hands, the voice, the violence of an abusive mate, I understand, woman 2 woman. When you are in gut wrenching pain from the rejection of a man who says he loves you, and you know he don't, because he has someone else, I understand, woman 2 woman.
You are in such dire straits that the person sitting beside you can't hear you screaming from the intensity of your pain, but God hears from His holy tabernacle. God offers hope, in that through the pain you experience His unconditional love.
Wo-Man 2 woman, can I encourage you with something my Daddy told me?
Revelations 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. Isn't that good news, to know that GOD is going to wipe your tears, and that He promised you no more pain!
 
Even though you may be hurting from past abuse, be it mental, physical or spiritual, you need to know that you can be thankful that you have a God who loves you unconditionally. He loves you in spite of everything you been through, and yet He alone has the power to heal you from the pain, the past, the pressure. Even in your own little secret hell, a place of desolation and isolation. Emotions out of control and running wild, thoughts that invade your mind, attacking and robbing you of the peace you once held dear. You may even be caught up in the throes of a bone jarring, vile pain weighing you down, getting worse as your thoughts of the perpetrator invade the cavities of your mind. You try to cover your wounds with bandages only to find out that when uncovered, you still bleed. The pain that eats at you like cancer. A chasm so wide, so deep that it has swallowed your hope and joy. But speaking to you woman 2 woman, you are about to get it all back. Driven to depression and deep despair. Fighting the forces of darkness, searching for hope in what looks like a hopeless situation. Low self esteem, incompleteness, outraged with anger, wondering why, why me? Why did this happen to me?? Then one day, He came, someone unlike any other.
You ran into the Blood, the blood of Jesus. Tenderness, compassion, truth, gentleness, unconditional love, understanding. He comes picking up the broken pieces of your shattered life and patiently puts you back together again.

Celebrating women in the Gospel

We see the Esthers, the Ruth's, the Hannah's, Eve, Rachel, but what about Leah, Naomi, Hagar, Tamar, Gomer, Rahab, the woman with the infirmity, Mary, Mary Magdalene, the woman with the Alabaster Box?  The forgotten, least likely, unthought of women, the woman with a past, a problem, a promise?  Everyone of them are of value, surely to the King, if not to you.  No matter how dark her night or her past,  no matter what her crime or her problem, she has value and worth...to the King.  Too many times and as bad as it is, the men run them down, now we are running them and each other down too.  We as women, need to celebrate, embrace and help erase yesterday to and with each other.  Each women then and each woman now has a purpose and a plan for her life.  God didn't just drop you into existence and have nothing for you to do.  One thing these women knew and that was that touching Jesus was all that mattered, either by crying out, praying, or cutting a deal... such as did Rahab.
 
It wasn't about the abuse, the rapes, the trauma, the rejections, the rumors, gossip, the lies, abandonment, slander... it was then, it is now and always will be about Jesus!  Every woman that ever has or ever will walk on the face of the earth has a place in the ministry, she must choose to walk in it.  Now it's up to the rest of us to celebrate her!  So what if her hat is smaller than yours, her shoes are the same ones she wore last week, her kids are disobedient, locked up, on crack, pregnant, what does does that have to do with you, celebrating her?  Let's celebrate, embrace, and help erase the pain, the past, the problems that she is facing sometimes alone.   Too many times we are adding pain to pain to our sisters in the gospel and it has to stop.  If you are the woman, and no one has called you, emailed you, paged you or hugged you this week, then celebrate yourself, go to Kroger, Randalls, Fiesta or the local bakery, buy you a cake, get some confetti, a horn, a whistle and a hat and throw a party and you celebrate yourself.  It's time that the women in the gospel, know who they are and who's they are.  You may have been a prostitute like Rahab, whether you used the title: harlot, whore, prostitute, callgirl, secret lover... rejected like Leah, touched, kissed and fondled by one you thought was yours... then...  You may have been raped like Tamar and left desolate by one of the son's of the king, trouble in the KING'S house....whatever the past, you are here today and you can celebrate!  We really need to come together and stop biting, devouring, hating and start celebrating one another.  The angels in heaven are watching to see if women can just put their differences aside and rejoice.  Doesn't matter the color of your skin, the length of your hair, the size of your dress, the language you speak or the nation in which you were born in.   Just let us all celebrate women in the gospel and stop being heffa's, I mean haters!

Recover from rejection

From the beginning of time we have been suffering at the callous hands of rejection.  Eve was rejected , first by her man, he failed to cover her, speak up for her, communitcate with her.  She probably felt like we women of today feel, well you were so engulfed in your own world ignoring me, I listened and got involved in the only thing showing me any attention, (Eve) not knowing of pending doom and demise, thank God for the Holy Ghost today, that quickens us.  Then God rejected them both, with an eviction notice and a pink slip.  Lost her home, Adam lost his job and they lost fellowship.

Part of your recovery from rejection is to learn how to stand in the now of today instead of the then of yesterday.  Holy Princess, you will recover from that rejection, just because he  rejected you, maybe even  your mother, or one of your siblings, Jesus has said, I will never leave you nor forsake you. I will be with you always.  You may have even been cast out into the open field and left to yourself and no one swaddled you, no one salted you, no one cared for you, but God saw you then, He sees you now, and He still is saying to you, LIVE!  You may be divorced, left, and abandoned and still suffering  from the "sting", but don't beat yourself down another minute, it wasn't your fault that they did not, can not, will not, see the value in you.  You are valuable, you are virtuous, you are worthy, you are somebody.  Now put that smile back on your face, that pep in your step and take your life back.

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Diva4Life

What is a DIVA4Life?

Esther 2:12 Now when every maid's turn was come to go in to king Ahasuerus, after that she had been twelve months, according to the manner of the women, (for so were the days of their purifications accomplished, to wit, six months with oil of myrrh, and six months with sweet odours, and with other things for the purifying of the women;) v 17 And the king loved Esther above all the women, and she obtained grace and favour in his sight more than all the virgins; so that he set the royal crown upon her head, and made her queen instead of Vashti.

*We are united with God and His blood covering is our shield of protection.

*We are not distracted by worldly enticement, we are heaven conscious.

*We are sisters who will serve God and support each other.

*We are prayerful, powerful and not pitiful.  We love as Christ commanded

*We avoid all appearances of evil.

*We are chaste, keepers at home, perfecting holiness.

*We honor and obey our husband, parents, guardians and teachers.

*We treat each other the way we want to be treated.

DIVA's4Life are noteworthy and willing to do what God has for her to do.  The program is designed to properly equip young women and girls to do a work for the Master.  DIVA's4Life are young women who are DIGNIFIED, she has class about herself; INTELLIGENT, she makes conscious and wise choices;  VICTORIOUS, she always come out on top. ANOINTED/ANGELS, divinely sent and empowered by God to be a blessing.

What shall become of your dreams

   

What is a dream?  What is the difference between a dream, a vision, a fantasy?  A dream is a series of images, idesa, emotions and sensations occuring involuntarily in the mind during certain stages of sleep.  Divinely revealed event aspiring manifestation.  Fantasy is an unrestrained fancy. Vision is an unusual competence in discernment or perception of intellegent forsight.

Who were some of the dreamers of old?  Joseph, Nebuchadnezzar, Daniel, Joseph (NT), Abimelech, Jacob, Laban, the butler, the baker, Pharaoh, a midianite, Solomon, the wise men, Pilate's wife, Peter, Paul and John, just to name a few, all times of people, male and female are dreamers.  What won't let you go to sleep?  What do you wake up just to see you in your face, saying have you forgot about me?  God makes Himself known and speaks to His prophets in dreams, Numbers 12:6, He will appear in a dream, 1 Kings 3:5.

God is the only one who can bring a dream to pass, not mama, not daddy, not the lottery.  It is because God is the author dreams, if you are having wild, weird, scary dreams, it might be the pizza or the chicken you ate before going to bed.  You can't tell your dream to everyone, some people are dream killers, they lack the vision and the faith to see what you see or believe what you believe.  Don't be quick to let one hand know what's in the other.  Remember Joseph and his brothers, they left him for dead, all because of a dream revealed before it's needed time. 

What do your dreams mean?

God is telling you to fear not, because He is with you.  Matthew 1:20.  He will answer you in a dream.  He will warn you of imminent danger, Matthew 2:12.  He will instruct you in matters concerning you, Matthew 2:13.  He will give you directions concerning a matter.  He will also warn you of enemies that are out to destroy you. Matthew 2:19, 22-23.

Are your dreams giving you an added increase of knowledge and skill in learning, wisdom and understanding?  It did for Daniel. 1:17.  Finally, my beloved, the closer you get to your dream, you are going to have to narrow your circle of friends.  If they don't understand it, and you can't explain it,  how will they believe and stand with you in it?