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Pearls of Hope, Inspiration and Encouragement

Are you being SIFTED or SHIFTED

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 goingthrough 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

Seven affirmations for success
1. The buck stops here
2. I will seek wisdom
3. I am a person of action
4. I have a decided heart
5. Today, I will choose to be happy
6. I will greet this day with a forgiving spirit
7. I will persist without exception.
Expect a miracle and you'll get one.  If you spend even three minutes a day on your dream, you're bound to get results.
 A) Believe in yourself. "I believe in me", "I am a winner", "I have the power to get what I want", "I accept only the best" "I am the greatest everyday"
B) Dream Big.   I can't wait for tomorrow to start, I am creating financial freedom.
C) Make it happen
 The longest journey starts with one step;
Say, this is easy.
Easter, The Story of Redemption

To understand Easter, one would have to understand the whole story. Redemption means to buy back, to re-deem, to re-store, re-place, re-cover. Most, if not all nursery rhymes relate to the Messiah in some way Biblically correct. I.E...Jack and Jill--Adam and Eve, Mary had a little lamb--Mary, the virgin, had a little lamb, His fleece is white as snow, and every where Mary went the lamb was sure to go, until one day.... Here comes Peter Cottontail, hopping down the bunny trail... now really Peter was on the trail, but he wasn't hopping, he was making haste because he had got word that the Lord was not in the tomb and the stone had been rolled away. Now whoever started with the eggs and the rabbit, still baffles me, maybe someone can tell me. Job said, I know my Redeemer lives. You have to know that you know that you know Jesus got up just so that He could Redeem you from death. We are all living some form of a Cinderella type lifestyle, yes you too, man of God. A story of Redemption, where even you await the return of The Prince, in search of His bride. Only God can call a Man His bride. Cinderella was considered the "wicked" stepsister who was despised by her own "family". How many of you are...hated at home, locked away from the love of your mother, your siblings? Wounded by them? But in spite of it all you had a dance in your feet, and gratitude for just being at the party that night! Something about being in the right place at the right time. Still unaware of who she was, making haste for home when the clock began to strike midnight, but she lost her shoe, have you ever? Lost anything? And God gave it back to you? Have you ever found yourself running out of time? Have you ever wondered how could a man like that ever see anything in me? Have you? That night she was pursued by the Prince, God has been chasing you, to redeem you, to buy you back, to give you a crown of righteousness, to put a robe of royalty on you, to dress you in fine jewels of costly array, His anointing, His power, His love! The prince spared no cost, took no rest til at last he had found the one, God spares no expense in searching for you, to redeem you.

Just as Cinderella was briefly separated from the prince so have been from your Prince. He loves you so much He left His throne to seek His Bride, you! His chosen Bride. The stepsisters were not the chosen ones, only the one who was anointed to fit the shoe. No one is anointed to wear your tiara but you, so wear it well, your Prince is looking for you. The wicked stepsister, Cinderella was who she was all along, a princess. Don't allow anyone to label you with a name other than the one the Prince has called you. Don't waste time on the counsel of the ungodly. All Cinderella needed was a revelation, a look, a touch, a dance from the Prince, what you waiting for, put your ball room clothes on, (your holy garb) and get out on the floor and dance before your King, He comes to Re-deem you.

Cinderella, a girl who was despised and rejected, but he was one in whom she was acquainted with. A love story...a story of love. A story of redemption. He had captured her heart and won her affection. The prince finds Cinderella, changes her name, her hope, her future, her character, her clothes, her destiny. Isn't that just like the Prince, your Redeemer. He comes to Redeem you.

There can be no Easter without Resurrection! No resurrection without the tomb, no tomb without the death, no death without the cross, no cross without Calvary, no Calvary without judgment, no judgment without betrayal, no betrayal without the garden, no garden without His life, no life without the willing virgin, no virgin without the Almighty, without the Almighty God, no hope. Thank God for the Redemption story. He bought us back!



This is so emotional and touching to me just sitting here thinking about the events that took place and wanting to share them with you, that He began to give me even more revelation and ministered to me even more, I pray this blesses you as well.
Sitting at work the other day I was thinking about all the loved ones that had passed this life into eternal life, my dad, my armour bearer, relatives, my son who is in TDC, the ungrateful, rude, and obnoxious people that I was assigned to work with that night, I was wondering just how much more could I take. Thinking about the folks who had lied on me, stabbed me in the back, walked off and left me holding the bag and the bill.... I was having some issues with myself, it doesn't pay to spend too much time alone, you will think yourself into a pit of despair so deep that only God can bring you out of it. I began to look back over the years how he had rescued me from the hand of the enemy, sheltered me in the storm, and kept me when I went to war in Iraq. Even now thinking about all the affairs I had and not one time came up positive with any STD's, I thought about how in the midst of it all, He kept my mind, my body, my soul, when the enemy would just have desired to sift me like wheat. I wanted, needed, begged for about 20 seconds to tell some people OFF, have you ever felt like that, you just wanted to go left for half a minute, and come back under grace, back under the blood? You might not have, but pray for me, some people really can make me act like Peter at times, wanta cuss em out, or cut em. (you know)!
Would the message be strong enough in such a short amount of time to tell somebody something? Something powerful enough that says "don't mess with me". I wasn't in the mood, or the spirit to pray for my enemies, I was ready for battle! I had grown tired of the games of manipulation, intimidation, rejection.... Ecclesiastes 3:7-8 says it well: a time to keep silent, a time to speak, a time to love, and a time to hate, a time of war, and a time of peace.... you understand, I know you do, if you don't, pray for me. All I wanted to know is why the hatred, betrayal, backstabbing, games, lies, manipulations, misunderstandings from the saints! How, GOD, do you handle being wounded within the house?
Then He spoke so gently to me as He always do: He said, child, they done it to me, they are going to do it to you. I took on flesh and died for their sins yet they denied me, I bore their sorrow and grief, yet they left me smitten and bruised. I was wounded for their transgression and took on the iniquity of them all. I even came to my own, my chosen, my jewels, my precious people, my creation and they received me not. They could not see the pain in my face that I allow you to now feel in your spirit, what I endured and continue to endure. Emotional pain, pain of rejection, pain of what I know awaits those who continue to hang me on calvary. All I wanted them to see was the trap being set by their adversary the devil, the tears in my heart, the scars in My hands, My feet, My bleeding side and My head. And they still don't receive me, after all I've done. I stretched My hands out to them and they nailed me to a cross, those same hands, those same wounded bleeding hands I stretch out longing to touch, to hold, to heal, if only my people would let me in. Those same wounded, bleeding, nail scarred hands, long to carry you when you can't carry yourself, those same hands I use to wipe your tears away, because I AM The Lord, your God.

Take the step

Dare to step out of your comfort zone and reach for the next step on the ladder of success.  As long as you keep one foot on first base its impossible to get to second.  Go for the goal!
When you are troubled or depressed:
1. Long for God. Psalms 42:1-2 As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?
2. Call out to God. Ps 3:4 ∂ I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah
3. Rest in Him. Ps 3:5 I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the LORD sustained me. Ps 23:2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
4. Know that He hears. Ps 6:8 ∂ Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity; for the LORD hath heard the voice of my weeping. Ps 31:22 For I said in my haste, I am cut off from before thine eyes: nevertheless thou heardest the voice of my supplications when I cried unto thee.
5. Know that He sees. Ps 10:14 Thou hast seen it; for thou beholdest mischief and spite, to requite it with thy hand: the poor committeth himself unto thee; thou art the helper of the fatherless. Ps 34:15 The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.
6. Acknowledge that He is a keeper. Ps 17:8 ∂ Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings.
7. Praise God. Ps 35:18 I will give thee thanks in the great congregation: I will praise thee among much people. Ps 109:30 I will greatly praise the LORD with my mouth; yea, I will praise him among the multitude.
8. Seek restoration and witness to others. Ps 51:12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.
13 Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.
9. Keep praying. Ps 55:16 ∂ As for me, I will call upon God; and the LORD shall save me. 17 Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.
10. DON'T EV-A GIVE UP, CAVE IN OR QUIT! You have come too far to stop now!

Your Vision

Sometimes you have to go back into your archives, your old journals, and notebooks and remind yourself of something God told you to do, and then get busy being about His business.
1. Sit down
2. Write the vision, make it plain, estimate a time frame.
3. Write out a plan and define the purpose for Ďthatí
4. Work the plan then be willing to die for it...
5. Planners get promoted, a plan is a documented desire.
6. Count up the cost, but donít worry about it, thatís Godís department.
7. Make sure you are physically fit to fulfill the vision.
8. What do you see, what wonít leave you alone?
9. Check your motives for this vision, why do you want to do it?
10. Be persistent and pray always.
11. If your vision isnít for the good of humanity itís probably not from God.


When youíre called, it doesnít feel good. You feel uncomfortable, uneasy, alone, in a class all by yourself. But Heíll reveal everything in time. The mountain is high and Iím tired, but, my steps are ordered. Faith is being challenged, canít see my way. Before the world was framed, my steps were ordered. Through hell and high water, no matter what youíre going through, finances low, business not booming, ministry seems to be going nowhere, family and friends turned their backs on you and walked away, and you still have to pray for them. Life messed up, checking account overdrawn, lights out, telephone off and you still must go and deliver the Word of God, even if it just for one soul.
You are going through what youíre going through because your steps have been ordered. No matter how much you try to go your way and do your thing, God peacefully guides you back to the path in which you strayed off. The challenges youíve had to face and the smiles youíve had to wear when your heart had literally been ripped to shreds, it was because your steps have been ordered. Someone needs to see the Grace of God, the Peace of God, and the Love of God, in the middle of all the hurt, the anguish, the pain and the betrayal. The people you live before today, did not witness Christís reaction in His Garden of Gethsemane, but they can see you in yours. Praise God, your steps were ordered, to suffer,        now it is time for you to reign, so shine like the Light that beams so brightly in your soul, get your smile back, your peace, your joy, your anointing, your faith, your family and your finances, your steps were ordered, straight through the middle of that wilderness hellish situation, but if you look up, you can see the Light just up ahead                            ordered!

God sings over you

Psalms 10:17 NIV "You hear, O Lord, the desire of the afflicted, you encourage them, and you listen to their cry." Proverbs 16:3 NIV  "Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed." 
I am so excited about you, for you and with you.  It doesn't matter what they say, she say or he say.  IT'S WHAT YOU SAY.  I touch and agree with you that you are what God said you are, you're Who God said you are.  Your tears have not been in vain for the Lord your God is able to wipe every tear that you have shed.  Even when the pain was so great and so intense when you started to cry and before the tear could reach the end of your cheek bone He was there to wipe it away.  God is the creator and the sustainer of life.  Everything you are going through is no mystery to Him, He knows, and if you can just remember that He knows, you will find reason to joy.  For the rest of the day, stay away from the STRAMA, the Stress/Drama, and the people that induce it.  Whatever you have to do excuse yourself from bad and negative company, walk around the corner and inhale a deep breath of fresh air.  Work your business, walk up your dream, walk worthy of your calling in which you are called.  Listen for the still small voice of God.  He wants to tell you that He loves you and that He is proud of His Princess.  Let God sing over you.  Zeph. 3:17
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                                                 ADVANCING THE KINGDOM OF GOD
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The door of hope

Hosea 2:14-15  "Therefore, behold, I will allure her, will bring her into the wilderness, and speak comfort to herI will give her her vineyards from there and the Valley of Achor as a door of hope: She shall sing there, as in the days of her youth, as in the day when she came up from the land of Egypt.  vs 19-20 I will betroth you to Me forever; Yes, I will betroth you to Me in righteousness and justice, In lovingkindness and mercy; I will betroth you to Me in faithfulness, and you shall you the Lord."
There is a Power that man can wield when mortal aid is vain.  There is a Love that never fails when human strength gives way.  That Power is prayer through Jesus Christ the Lord, and that love is God Himself, the Hand that moves the world to help a soul.
Just for today allow God to allure you even if by way of the wilderness, the way out of and through the Valley of Achor, through the Door Of Hope.  Do you need Hope?  Hope out of your situation.  Hope to make it through today, hope!  In the midst of your hell, stay calm enough to hear God speak words of comfort to you.  You will know that God has spoken when you start to sing again, just for no reason at all.  God will give  you a song that the songbirds have never sung before.  He is going to restore your life, give you your dream that you had as a child back.  You will be remarried to Him, renew your vows to Him and watch Him increase your righteousness and justice, lovingkindness and mercy.  He is faithful to You.
Exchange your trouble for the Door of Hope.  The one who caused you pain will turn into a blessing just walk through the door.  Forgive the perputrator and recieve your reward.  When you close the door of the pain, the past, the problem, He will open the door of opportunity, opulence and oneness with Him.  I refuse to let anything and anyone hinder me from what is ahead of me.  When God opens a door, no  man can shut it, and when He shut a door, no man can open it.
Look for the better, God has better for you than what you are going through.

Jesus the Anointed One

In the Heart of God, there is a purpose, a plan that only you are capable of fulfilling.  To effectively fulfill this call, He wants to train you, equip you with revelation, understanding and inner strength through prayer and private moments with Him, one on one, you and Him, aloneness to atonement!  You are the student for this class, Jesus the Anointed One is the Teacher.  Sit at His feet, listen and learn, Today, He  will share a special word with you, to you, for you.

Wo-Man, arise and shine

God longs to use you, Wo-Man, rise up and shine, for thy light has come!  And the glory of the Lord is upon YOU. Isaiah 60:1  If and when God wakes you up in the middle of the night, He has something to say, someone's soul may be about to be required and you need to interceed for them, that they make it home.  I've come to learn, with Jesus, it doesn't matter how you lived, how long you've lived that way, but at the moment you surrender your heart to him, He erases everything.  Just think what He did for you that day.  I don't know about you, but I was able to sing-- oh happy day, when Jesus washed my sins away.  Age, social status, position, health or wealth has nothing to do with it, God just wants to use you, if you will just rise up and shine.  Note:  He didn't say in this scripture that you had to say anything, just get up and let His glory shine.
Our disappointments are God's appointments, to shape us, make us, mold us, hold us, to teach us to do, be and say whatever He says.  If you're experiencing an abundance of pain, sorrow and turmoil, mental distress, maybe even anxiety and fear.  Make an appointment with the Doctor, there is a  balm in Gilead for what you are going through.  He really does know how to dry your weeping, crying, sobbing eyes.  There really is nobody that can do you the way Jesus can.
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YOU choose!

Victory or defeat
Serenity or stress
Peace or panic,
you decide.... I choose Peace, it feels better.
You don't have to settle for defeat when the Word says we've already won, you don't have to have stress when you can have serenity by casting your cares upon Him, that's cares with an "s" meaning it perpetual, continual, no matter how much, how often you have to do it, just do it. Give it to Jesus, surely if He bore the sins of the world, He can care for, fix, you little stress issue.  Everything we accept in our life is a result of what we choose.  I choose to walk in Peace.
You can gain control of you life by gaining control of your thoughts.
You can get off the merry go round.  The cycle/circle of frustration, fear, anxiety, problems, lack and limitataion.
You can be free from suffering, shame and sorrow.
You can get rid of the guilt of the past that keeps haunting you over what happened 3 years ago.
God didn't plan for you to barely hang on or barely get by. John 10:10.
You can rise above the sit-u-ation, circumstances and problems of life.  Job did.
You are never standing still, either you are moving forward, backward or 'stuck' in the rocking chair trying to...
One day at a time,
One hour at a time,
One minute at a time,
One second at a time,
One breath at a time,
one moment at a time.
Don't take on more than you can, Jesus said He'd be back in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye.
And the Lord said, Here is a place by Me, and you shall stand on the rock...(Exodus 33:21) Did you know that God has a place for You next to Him, did you know that you can stand firm, sure, settled, strong on the rock, Do you know that Rock is Jesus?  I know you know
Nothing happens til you say so.
Have a wonderful day with the Savior.

Consecrated to God

One who is consecrated to God is one who will endure suffering as well experience joy.
My heart is fixed, I'll be ever true to my Savior whatever it takes, loyalty is much more than a casual fling or friendship.  Loyalty says you can trust me, I am here, count on me. I won't disappoint you. 
Isn't it comforting to know that Jesus is loyal to you, faithful and true, and the moment you become sold out to Him, you can say the same to Him, You can trust me?
Isaiah 41:9 NIV  "I took you from the ends of the earth, from its farthest corners I called you, I said, You are my servant; I have chosen you and have not rejected you."
God called you, God chose you, because He is yours.  Others may reject you, criticize you and walk out on you, it's not because you are a bad person or got too many issues, it's because of the time you have spent with the Father in prayer and because of the things He has shared with you, people who don't have the calling of God that you have will never understand why you do what you when you do it.  The mast majority of the things you do, YOU don't even understand yourself.  Remember Peter was different from all the other men in the boat, he chose to get out of what was holding him to do something that had never been done by mankind.  God doesn't reject you because you're different, He calls you because you are.
Please, Pray for this ministry, since Megafest, God has pushed me into another dimension, and I need to do what is needed to advance the Kingdom, and I need your help and your prayers.
I have received and know of several Christian business owners, if you own a business, have a product, why not share it with us, someone is looking for something that you have, God is a God of business, He created the world, you and I.  If you don't believe me, why did Jesus tell his mother and Joseph that I must be about my Fathers Business?  Jesus even chose men who owned businesses.  Send me the name of the business and a contact phone number and a web site if you have it and let me forward it, so they forward it, etc. etc. etc.,....
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Don't die in the cocoon

Perfect peace is God's gift, but to keep the mind stayed, steady, safe and secure on Him, is our responsibility.  A task that sometimes seems almost unbearable, a task in itself that brings its own heavy load.  A task that takes work!  One that feels like a struggle to obtain, but before the butterfly emerged out of the cocoon of the caterpillar, she struggled, got ugly, dirty and probably let out a yell that the world don't know or can't hear.  God hears your cry, He sees the struggle, YOU, dear child of God are about to emerge and fly into your destiny.  Don't die in the cocoon.  Push your way out.  Because once it is accomplished, the peace is there.  My prayer is 'Lord give me peace while I wait, teach me how to wait".  I don't want Monday or Friday peace, I want Perfect Peace, peace that passes all understanding, reason and logic.  Peace that says I close my eyes and know that all is well because God has given me the peace that I need and that peace is perfect.  Know that you can act on the word of God, you cannot depend on what or who you see, think or feel, you can only depend on what is written.  Have confidence in the Word, have Faith in God. 
Isaiah 26:3, 12
Mark 11:22

Intimacy with God

You have been fashioned and designed for intimacy.  We are all b-r-o-k-e-n people living in a broke down society in a world where all the commandments of God have been B-R-O-K-E-N.  I know that you are longing for love and a true sense of knowing that someone cares.
The need is legitimate, true and divine, put inside of you by God Himself.  It is essential that we sort out and take the short walk to the trash can and get rid of anything, anyone that is nor healthy nor functional.  If you are in a relationship that is costing you more than you can afford to pay, walk away.  (I am not saying walk out or throw away your marriage), If the hand that is the only hand giving attached to your body, pray before you give again.  There IS a reaping period, sometime.  
Women today find in the center of their joy when they turn their heart to God, they obtain His wisdom and strength, because she has denied herself.   You either deny Him or deny yourself. 
Whatever is missing in your life if you would start thanking, showing adoration, wholehearted worship to God just because He promised, and do it for at least three days, He'll deliver.

Are you a forerunner?

Just as Eve, the first mother of all living beings, the First Lady, just as she was put on this earth to do a thing or too, so have you.  You have been called, created, crafted and chosen.  Have you heard His call?  Did you answer?  Are you doing what He called you to do?
Whenever God calls for something to be done that has not been done before in this current life, hell releases it hound dogs.  You get sick, migranes, panic attacks, friends grow weary, people don't answer your call, your money get funny.  And you're standing there in a puddle of tears wondering what you did.  Sister, brother, child of God, you cannot, will not ever please everybody.
Maybe like Eve, He is calling you do what no one else has experienced or experiemented.  Follow Him with your whole heart boldly.  Go where the territory is unexplored and they are not expecting you.  Don't give up, cave in or quit.
Remember, Eve had no mother, mentor or motivator.  She had Adam, and a yard full of animals, but most importantly she had God, her Father, The same God who really didn't want to put her in that garden, the same Father who didn't want to let His little girl, but that same Father knew that it would not be a good thing if He left Adam alone.
Shine today with the Light of God,

Break free

God is in the business of healing the wounds within.
If you open the closet of your past, He'll expose the devil and erase the guilt that he tortures and threatens you with.
You CAN break the chains that binds you to the past, yes, even YOUR past.
Don't look back.  When you look back, you cease being a movement and become a monument.  You can't go forward looking in the rear view mirror of life, you will crash, just drive and go forward and onward with your life.

Make a joyful noise

Can you say like David said?  "I was glad when they said unto me, let us go into the house of the Lord:  Psalms 122:1"  "Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands, serve the Lord with gladness, come before His presence with singing.  Know ye that He is God and it is He that have made us and not we ourselves; we are His people and the sheep of his pasture.  Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise, be thankful unto Him and bless His name.  For the Lord is good.  His mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations."  Psalms 100 
Do you realize that just in the simple fact you can come into the presence of God means something?  Sinners can't come before the presence of God, surely not making a joyful noise, being thankful and blessing Him.  But you, who have been called by His name, you who have humbled yourself and prayed and sought His can go before His presence and receive Power!  That is reason to sing, to make noise, think I'll go bake a cake and celebrate myself, you're invited to come to the celebration, think I'll shout now!
I know things are not going the way you dreamed, planned and hoped for but God is still worthy of the praise in spite of.  You may be facing the battle of your life for your life, just rememeber just a little over 2000 years ago, Jesus took your place in being betrayed, beaten, falsely accused, criticized,  ostricized, crucified.  He lived, died and rose, for you, but the best news of the Good News is that He is coming back again for you, just like He said He would.  The enemy isn't fighting anyone sitting on the fence.  If you are in a battle it is because you are on the battle field for the Lord.  Your set back was a set up for your comeback!  You will get your stuff BACK!  Your downfall was designed for your direction towards your destiny.  You had to go through THAT to get to THERE.
Praying that you GO THROUGH, to GO TO
Pinki Moore

He is there

God, You alone are King of my heart, lover of my soul, joy in sorrow, hope for tomorrow, you are my strength.  You are my song, You are my peace, shelter, a sweet resting place, my hero, my helper, lover and friend, You are the wind beneath my wings.  My protector, provider, confidant, friendSustainer, healer, kinsman redeemer, shepherd and shield, captain of my soul.  I love you, You love me, we are family.  Searcher of my heart and discerner of all my thoughts, my yesterday, today and for always, The One who wipes my tears, calms my doubts and soothes my fears,                You are mine!
To worship God from your spirit is to abandon  yourself to God, and allow God to fill you with Himself.
If you're in a storm, a hurricane, worship!  The Son will shine again on you.
Hope, Strength, Joy for all you go through and endure, a crown awaits you at the finishing line.  You and  I may not get there at the same time, but just get there.  Don't give up, cave in or quit.


Don't walk away from friendships

Ruth and Naomi developed a deep, lasting friendship engulfed in God's love even in the midst of their tragedy and the loss that they suffered.  Even though Naomi had become bitter because she felt that the Lord had left her empty and stripped her of all her love, He still remembered her through the devotion and committment of Ruth, who didn't give up on her, not because of her age, her religion and beliefs, where she had been, who she was or anything else.  Because of trust and belief, she left all and followed the elder woman and you know the rest of the story, Ruth went down in history as a wealthy woman, all because she remained faithful and friendly to a woman who had it all and lost it all.  Other examples of friendships, relationships built of chesed--unconditional love, undying loyalty, and unending commitment were David and Jonathan, Elizabeth and Mary....

Have faith

Regardless to the dilemmas you are facing the answer is in the Bible, which should be your only authority, guide and foundation.  If the Word says that by His stripes, you are healed, then, you are healed because He took the stripes for it.  If He said you are the head and not the tail, you are blessed and not cursed, you shall be the lender and not the borrower, you are   a victor and not a victim, then that is what He means.  God said it, that settles it, whether you believe or not Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.  Faith is the ingredient you need to produce the things you can't see, yet maintaining hope until it arrives.  A woman misses her cycle and she immediately says "I must be pregnant" you don't see or feel the baby but the test results says it's there.  You start to prepare for the thing you are hoping for, the thing you and no one else can see, and according to your faith, it comes to birth just a few months down the road.
If you don't have faith in your own self, your abilitities, your dreams, ambitions and goals who will believe them for  you?  The very fact that you have a dream, a vision a goal, an ambition is the very fact that God is still alive and well in your life.  He has not abandoned you.  He promised that He would never leave you nor forsake you, that He would  be with you always.  It may not seem like He is there, but He is nigh, and He is saying to you, say my name, just say the name of Jesus, there is no other name under the heaven greater than My name. 
Have a peaceful day in a chaotic world today!