Pending or Prospering?

Pendingare you in position that you feel like you can go but the door still hasn’t opened? 

Prosperingmaybe you are a trailblazer and the doors won’t stop opening, nothing is holding you back!

Both positions are growing opportunities at there best. I know I have a lot I want to do but can’t seem to just focus on them because I have something already going, then there are other areas I’m flourishing in. Take a moment and reflect on your dreams and then what you have obligated yourself too. Most of my life I have been in a pending position with growth spurts, like the children of Israel going around the same mountain for 40 years.

We like to say ‘I can’t imagine that’, but most of go around in circles in certain areas in life until we humble our wills and ways to Jesus. Pray and ask God what is His plan for your life. Am I learning this? Yes at a very accurate speed, because what God has planned I don’t have a clue how He wants me to accomplish any of it without Him. Learning this has broken me, days I feel lost I know that I have not had any true time with the Lord. I get agitated, irritated, and frustrated and I have to take a step back and evaluated and ask myself, what do I need to ask Him about? When I decide to stop and ask the Lord for help, I have just answered the call to prosper! I get a nudge from the Holy Spirit when I am out of order and He reminds me of what I am missing out on. A prospering moment with the my Father.

2 Chronicles 16:9 puts it in this way, ‘For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him….’

This morning, the Spirit nudged me with the words, ‘Continue, Miriam.’

Pending is where God is trying to get our attention, to look up to the hills where our help comes from.

Psalm 119:105 ‘Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.’

I like what Paul tells Timothy in 1 Timothy 4:16 ‘Take heed to yourself and to the doctrine. Continue in them, for in doing this you will save both yourself and those who hear you.’

Don’t get frustrated! Pray to our faithful Father and your day will surely prosper!

Miriam

Word Led Life- What’s it about?

One of my dear ladies brought to my attention that the blog may not be clear to some people. Thank God for what others can see that I can’t. As a writer, what’s in our hearts and heads and given to us may not always be clarified in a way everyone can understand. I understand that because sometimes I read things and have to re-read it at least four times, to get it.

What this page is about:

Simply to encourage you to live a life led by the Word of God. Given in example of personal experiences and how God is changing my life every second. I will soon be doing interviews so that you can experience not only my personal change and growth while being renewed daily but also others. It’s not the change but the struggles and the fight to get where we are going but we are to fight the good fight of faith; as well as be transformed, going from glory to glory and faith to faith.

God’s Word is true and with the Holy Spirit, revealing to us every word, it enhances our life. I like the way Smith Wigglesworth puts it. “We live on a human plane, a natural plane; but with the Holy Spirit we live above that plane in the supernatural things of God.”

John 1:1-5

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God.  All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.

The Word was in the beginning, with God and was God.

All things were made through Him and nothing was made without Him.

He is life and light of man and that light shines in the darkness!

If the Word (Jesus) does not lead our lives, we are lost in the darkness of the world.

I just want to share how Jesus (the Word) is leading my life and others!

With sincere love,

Miriam

Thank You for reading and sharing and I hope you continue!

Step into the Light

‘If God can have His way today the ministry of someone will begin… It always begins when as soon as we yield.’ – Smith Wigglesworth

Well I was going through a power struggle this week and even now I feel as if I am at a standstill, but I have taken it as a time of learning who I really am in Christ. I was sitting and reading a book, I am trying to finish this book that must go in my collection, Smith Wigglesworth, ‘Greater Works.’ I closed my eyes to inhale some of the words I just got through reading and then I saw a light. I opened my eyes thinking, I must be tripping, what was in that cereal I ate (lol). I closed them again and I saw a light and the scripture that came to me was ‘I am the way, the truth and the light, no one can come to my Father except through me.’ In the vision I looked back and there was nothing behind me except a black mass and I said, so plainly, “Lord there is nothing back there for me is it?” I kept walking towards Him. Then the vision was over. I believe that was a victory of me never going back to my old way of life because I have come to a point where I know there is nothing for me in my old life anymore!

Many times in this walk with God I have been just like Hosea’s wife, Gomer. I have run from Him seeking my own pleasures, straddling the fence, holding hands with the devil and expecting Jesus to pay the rent.

That has been most of my life and every day I just say, ‘Jesus I choose you.’ No matter how tired I am, I chose Jesus. He is the life of me and the light of my life. I don’t have anything to look for back there in my old life. The craziest thing was a dream I had about when my family was really struggling and I could hear Satan say, this is going to be you, just like your family has always been. Poverty is what you live in and poverty is what you are. I woke up laughing and said to Him, you reached so far back, it’s unrealistic, those cars we had don’t even exist. That place we lived we can’t go back, you really tried hard didn’t you Satan and are you mad or nah?!!

My life is completely changed especially my spiritual life; it is light years ahead of what I was just a few months ago. All glory to God, He continues to light my path and I have never been at peace like this in my whole life. So I say to anybody let Jesus light your path, let His Word transform your mind, let Him crown you into your rightful position as a Believer in Him. You are royalty and worth dying for. It was beyond honorable and noble, it was POWERFUL!

Romans 13: 11-12

And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now, our salvation is nearer than when we first believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore, let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.

Miriam

Ready or Not!??

After praying the other morning I went to make breakfast and God reminded me of the Cheez-it commercial. When the man comes and ask the cheese has he matured and the cheese answers him with a smart mouth answer, he checks not ready! Then he comes back a few weeks later and the cheese is ready and answers intelligently. God said to me, “This is how I came to you many times and I had to mark you not ready but now you are ready. Many other’s are just like you, they look ready but when their words and actions prove them not ready.

Matthew 23:37 “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing.” 

Jesus wept over Jerusalem because all the warning and the prophets that came up to deliver them with a word they would not even listen and therefore destroyed themselves when turning a death ear.

I’ll get a little more transparent from personal experience. Mostly out of ignorance I was stubborn and hard-hearten and going through those teenage hormones disobedient. I loved God but had no idea how I was suppose to live for him, so I definitely rode the lukewarm fence most of my life. I was busy looking for love in all the wrong places and not knowing how to accept God’s. I became a teen parent, I dated men, went through the fast party life, thinking I found Mr.Right in all the wrong ways. I was thirsty and thought I was a player of some sort. I would clean up half washed for a while and I had no patience and every time I would break down and repent, I was an addict to my lifestyle. I wanted to live for God and live for Miriam. God does not work that way and I had to learn that through a whole lot of pain. I was praying for one thing and my flesh was dragging me around with all the fancies the world could offer. I would be bored at parties wanting to just go to bed. I’d use men just to satisfy my needs and have no feelings or care for them, all while saying yeah yeah, I love you and know it was lie straight from the devil’s mouth. All while juggling, school, a child and a trying to find a job. I was prideful, I didn’t want my son to grow up with lack but I was lacking big time. I was lacking Jesus and trying to win the approval of people. My mindset had to change; why would you give a child the keys to the Benz expecting them not to crash it. You wouldn’t and God wouldn’t give me my inheritance without training me up first. In August of this year, I got tired of missing out and I KNOW He had so much in store for me. I said Lord, I give in, I am simply tired, trying to fight this world, Satan and You. Whatever, I do not care what it is you want me to do! I will do whatever just teach me your will, way and give me your thoughts. God said give me three months of your time and so I can catch you up for the three years you have missed. This is the third month and when He came to giving me assignments and doing what He had called me to do. I was like, okay. Many say, they want to hear God say, well done when they get to heaven. I want to hear it on earth and have I. Yes! I was in praise and worship about a Sunday or go and I said Lord, I just want to please you and no one else. The benefits are nice but you are the treasure I SEEK. He said, “Well done daughter!” I often ask Him what would He like me to say, do, go, speak! I am making it a habit more each day but I had to learn how to bow my will, way and thoughts to His. I have chaos all around me. My son has been sick, bill collectors have called, I have been sick, but I am beautifully broken. I pray outside very often and my eyes were closed and I saw a treasure room. Jesus was standing in there and He said take anything you want! (Happy dance), tell a women she can have anything she wants and think she won’t take everything. Yeah I walked into the room, took everything I wanted and stood in from of Jesus and said and I’m taking you with me! (I laugh out loud every time I think about it). I can’t make it with out Jesus. I would rather starve, be in thirst, sleep under a tree and walk miles just to find my Jesus, He is the lover of my soul. I love our conversations and the past few days, I’ve been hearing you are ready, daughter! I’m up for it! Where and however He leads me I am going to be able to do it because He said so. I had to choose to mature in Christ or stay a babe! I had to make up my mind, was I going to conquer or be conquered. I have a saying, ‘Wear your Royalty well!’ I had to learn how to be a mature daughter in the Kingdom of God!

Galatians 4:1-7

Now I say that the heir, as long as he is a child, does not differ at all from a slave, though he is master of all, but is under guardians and stewards until the time appointed by the father. Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world. But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.
And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, “Abba, Father!”Therefore you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ. 
I wake up and I can’t help but pray, it saves my day and when I soak in His word, it is a life to my Spirit man! I cannot imagine not living for God, with my chips pushed all way in. (I have never played poker so I believe that is a high gamble lol). Everything I have ever desired, peace, joy, ideas, songs, blog, being a better daughter, parent, sister, friend, person I have all found in seeking the things of God.
Matthew 6:33 says, “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” 
I have found eternal life, it is all in Jesus Christ. Let Jesus come ask you are you ready just be willing and He will make you able. Saying Yes to the Lord is the most intelligent answer you could give! It definitely was a win-win for me!
“Everything I need is in the presence of the of Jesus.”- Tasha Cobbs
 -Miriam

Unequally yoked?

Just because you meet them at church, doesn’t mean they are the one, demons go to church too.- anonymous

I have had this defined in so many ways, read about it in books and blogs but from the way that I had an understanding when I asked God what would be a definite sign that a man that approached me wasn’t my husband. Of course I was given scripture.

II Corinthians 6:14 Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness. 

God put it to me this way, “Miriam why would you want to marry someone who does not believe as high as you do?” I have played the dating game, been through the fornication files, and tried to change every Charlie I dated. People are not going to change because you want them to change or beg them, drag them. I believe the old saying is ‘you can take the horse to the water but you can’t make him drink’. I’ve been saved for almost 20 years, I go to a Word-based, faith-filled church and I have been a member almost 5 years this coming January. My pastor teaches and preaches but if I do not apply the word he is teaching me, it is basically going in one ear and out of the other. As he taught last night and I have been learning to do all year is let go of my will and take on God’s will. If that person isn’t heeding to God I guarantee they will not heed to your whining, crying and temper tantrums. Night and day, I have learned to ask God to teach me His way in areas that I am troubled in and strengthen areas I don’t have as much trouble in. My faith has gone from level to level almost daily now, I am in total awe of God. Everyday He teaches me something new, shows me something different and keeps me at the edge of my seat.

I can’t marry someone who is not as awed by God as I am, it would be a dapper, a block and most likely a distraction. Yes that man may very well go to church, sing in the choir, be an usher but if his relationship with Christ is just showing up but fruitless in the faith depart and can’t tell you who Peter is from Paul, Houston we have a problem. So before I look at Billy, Bob, or Joe as potential suitors, if their fruit isn’t gleaming from the tree, it is certainly forbidden fruit.

I have went through plenty of headache and heartache too know that I apparently cannot pick the mate that compliments my life. So next time think about your faith walk, not how good he or she looks, talks or walks. God will allow people to reveal the real them quicker than you can pray ‘Lord is this the one.” Don’t ignore the red flags! I have so many times but when God asked me that question, I knew for real that I could not have anyone that keeps me from pursuing my Creator. I am in love with God and I want to marry someone that loves God over me, his own life, our children, this very world, so as the leader of the home; his family can follow suit.

Remember ladies and gentlemen: Everything that glitters is not gold, don’t be fooled.

*I am in no rush to be married, I do know God is preparing me for that next step. I think this topic has been tossed around so much and this is how God revealed it to me.*