All the Single Ladies!

It’s August and I have yet to figure out why every year for the last few years around April to September why God always puts on my heart marriage. I have hints but I think I just started to accept it this year that He is preparing me for the position called Wife. Before I can get there I must go through training, training that the world does not offer. I didn’t come to go deep into the training but God gave me a word to share and that I should blog it. So the next two or three paragraphs will be what he gave to me to share with the dear ladies following me, Kingdom women!

“Marriages are my idea, them to stop putting time limits on my timing, my purpose, my plan. You say you have to have this and do that, but what I want is for you to listen and obey, heed to my word and my will. That is how you prepare for a mate, the world will have you missing out, I laugh at the plans of man; my way is perfect, my timing is perfect, my peace is perfect. stop fretting and being so busy Martha, you can’t hear what I am saying. You see why some of your plans have not become as they should because you need a covering, someone to envision with a husband, you cannot be with me alone, I never designed you for that. Two is better than one, stop whining over cold sheets, what your family is saying, your friends are saying. Because who I bring into your life, most of them will think you don’t deserve him, you don’t worry about their words but you hear and follow my instructions.

My beloved daughters, my Queens, more precious than rubies, who laugh at tomorrow, who have no fear, but fears the Lord, and she shall be praised.”

Look God got you better than you got yourself, continue in His paths and before you know it the man that is your husband will be before you! God bless!

God Hears You Just Fine, but are you listening.

I of course am up because I took a nap earlier today and yeah that was not on purpose. I’m cleaning and as I clean I think about everything. The last few months God has been dealing with me tough, training me, teaching me. With teaching I had to realize why I have two ears and one mouth.

I like alone time, I love and probably try to indulge in. I’m a mom, so if that means locking myself up in the bathroom just to get a little peace, I’ll do it. Lol.

With this alone time, as long as I can remember I’ve read countless words through many pages of many books. I’m a bookworm. As I have come to understand knowing God, my books pretain more useful knowledge. God’s Word along with being on fire with the Holy Spirit has started a flame a hunger and thirst for Him. An attentive ear has been turned to hear what the Holy Spirit is saying. Before I came to my church now I was not well hearsed on the things of the spirit, I knew angels and demons and about the works of the Holy Spirit but not in detail that I know now. I have recieved somewhat of a plathora of revelation from the Holy Spirit including knowing God’s voice.

Jesus is talking about John the baptist and in verse Matt 11:14 says ‘and if you are willing to recieve it, he who has ears to hear, let him hear!’ If you are willing to hear the truth of God by the Holy Spirit you will hear. Jesus in John 10:27, says ‘ My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.’
We can hear God clearly when we walk in obedience to His Word and Will. We belong to Him, He knows us by our fruit.

How do you know if you are hearing from God?

The voice never contradicts the Word of God. God is not telling you that someone else’s husband/wife is your husband/wife. He will not lead you astray, nor to commit a sin of any kind. That the flesh and or Satan.

The voice of God is gentle and stern, it is not harsh. I have heard my name called gently but sternly and it was to get my attention, to protect me.

His ways and will are higher than ours and He knows the plans He has for us. The more we yeild to the Word. Most of the times before I start my personal bible study or even get to church. I plead the blood over my mind, ears, my mouth and that I be enlightened by the Holy Spirit to God’s truth and I ask God what do I need to learn for that moment. I sit still, I sort out or get on the same frequency by praise and worship and focusing on Him. Meditating on His Goodness.

When yeilding becomes apart of that personal time with God and we shut up and listen. Then you and I can hear His voice in surety. He will direct and correct your path, we just have to be willing to get into that quiet time and be quiet. Lol. This has been most fulfilling in my relationship with Him, that’s a part of the intimacy. Listening.

Deceitful Riches

For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Mark 8:36

This is a topic that bothers me the most, not because of prosperity being taught but because of those who bash those who do teach prosperity.

I do not have a problem with preachers who teach it because I myself believe that prosperity is necessary, if you are not prospering you are dying; broke, mental or sick.

No one listens to a poor man. (Eccle 9:16)
Why do our children listen to rappers and worldly people more than the preacher and the teacher?

Because they see the flashy things and people getting whatever, eating whatever, riding in whatever, living and traveling wherever they want.
Then ‘church folks’ say something if a Pastor is teaching the word, preaching the word, carrying out missions, feeding and educating people, spreading the gospel to the four corners of the earth and say ‘that’s the devil.’ Satan is looking like ‘why would I increase someone who is teaching the people to defeat me.’ Come on church folk, wake up, now you are being decieved of what the riches are about.

Riches are to expand the kingdom. Contrary to believe Jesus was not broke in no sense of the word, He was so wealthy that ‘He knew and let a theif stay over the treasury’. You can be so caught up on spreading the truth of God and into the assignment on your life that the money is flowing and circulating to carry out what is suppose to, when money comes up missing you don’t notice.

But this religious mindset says the church is suppose to be poor, but how? Excuse me but my eloquency gets dropped when I’m getting to the real deal holy field.
How are God’s children going to carry out the gospel, half of the church not walking in enough faith to break five loaves of bread and some fish patties to feed 5,000 men not including women and children. We (as in religious people) are having a hard time having enough faith to pay our own bills, put food on the table, and pay off a building to have church in.

I can only find one thing wrong with the bashers, you are sleeping on God. Plain and simple, Adam and Eve were prosperous wanting for nothing, Abraham just wanted a child with his wife and became prosperous in that area as well. Children of Israel left Egypt wealthy ‘they made a golden calf’; ‘perverse’.

So let me ask you this, are you making your blessings into a golden calf?? Are your children, husband, your own life, your job, your friends, even you ministry come before God, is that your golden calf?

Maybe we have a problem with someone teaching on money because we have mismanaged ours so much, we are haters and haven’t sat at God’s feet for us to hear how to make those inventions, where to go to make a deal, who to see because 1. we think we can do it on our own, when God did not intend for us to live without Him (prideful). Pride comes before the fall.

Riches are to be used to expand the kingdom, not hoard nor used to look down on others as if you are better.

1 Tim 6:9 those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare
Vs10 says for the LOVE of money is a root of ALL KINDS of evil.

Let’s list some:
Prostitution
Drug Dealing
Bad Deals
Pornography
Lying
Cheating
Stealing
Killing
Etc….

People do all that and some more for money! If we put money in it’s proper place we will clear all those deceitful and perverse and evil things under our foot and our hearts and minds won’t focus on the money. People do all those things because they feel as if they lack something.

Matt 6:33 seek first the kingdom, “God and His way of doing things” and everything for your destiny and purpose on this earth will come your way.

God gives the wisdom to increase. Satan does not want the saints to increase, why would he, he wants you to stay stuck where you are, broke, disgusted and busted then you can never go out and reach the souls that need to be brought in.

Don’t be decieved Saints! Increase is of God.

1 John 1:2 Beloved I pray that you may prosper in ALL things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.

The Purpose Prayer

I asked God all my life why was I here on this earth, what purpose did I serve, I have wanted to commit suicide, drink myself to death and have definitely looked in all the wrong places for fulfillment. God started to reveal who I was before I actually knew that He was. I believe sometimes God is putting the answers in our face we just aren’t mature enough to actually read them.

In the last eight years it had become more clear even as I went through things and didn’t completely understand it all.
Some things in the last three years I probably ignored it and went about like Jonah running from it. When God reveals your prayers they come out bigger than you think but over time.

I have always loved writing but writing for the Kingdom, I had no intentions. I like singing mainly in the shower but I had no desire to join the choir at church but I did. I had no desire to go to school for ministry but guess what my first class was this week.

I learned to set aside my plans, my own purpose, my desires and my thoughts to my life and picked up all of God’s. When you pray about your purpose here on this earth. It takes time and it may even sway you from your own ways and thoughts. I say give in for God, because He gave all for you.

Jesus and the Sound

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“I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word;  that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me.  And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one:  I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me. “Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world.  O righteous Father! The world has not known You, but I have known You; and these have known that You sent Me.  And I have declared to them Your name, and will declare it, that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them.”
John 17:20-26 NKJV

For a few weeks now I have not been able to write this and it has been hard to put my thoughts in order that I understand it.

Then God revealed something to me as our minister of music spoke to us last Sunday . It was so profound and it clicked with me so well, He said, ‘Release the sound that God has given you, that only you can make.’ Then I got more revelation as God started to bring  back to memory some science lessons I had in grade school and a messages I watched by Jesse Duplantis.

Sound are vibrations that travel through the air or another medium and can be heard when they reach a person’s or animal’s ear. (Google definition)

The sound of Jesus is His teachings to us. Every time we repeat what Jesus said, we release His sound! It rings into eternity. Proverbs it says ,the power of Life and death is in the tongue, choose life.

The sound Jesus spoke in the above passage has been weighty on my heart, I read it and it resonates. Jesus prayed for you and me, that we would believe because of the disciples before us. I had to ask myself am I letting that sound ring clearly, is it hitting my life so it can travel from me to others. People say actions speak louder than words, that’s true because in James, it says do not be hearers only but doers also. Your actions make a tremendous sound throughout the earth, do not only pray for those after you make a sound for them. It should declare Jesus is the ruler and lover of your life and He reigns forever more and He is good all the time! Make a sound!

As a musician and singer I understand that my sound is different than any one no matter if I play the same song, it’ll ring with individuality.

Assignment

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Matthew 9:8 Now when the multitudes saw it, they marveled (reverence) and glorified God who had given such power to men.

Everything Jesus did brought Glory to God! My assignment here is to have faith, trust and obey so that I can glorify my Father while I take this visitation on this Earth. #Assignment #Purpose #SpiritWork in the physical world. #KingdomBusiness

Photo Cred: Julius Suggs

The Insanity of Me

Insanity- doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result. -A. Einstein

I’m up late when I need to be sleep but as I was laying here this thought popped up in my head ‘The insanity of me.’ Then I started seeing the revelation. I need to be in bed at 10, I honestly work better if I do.
I need to eat a better less carb diet, I need to manage life better period. This is something that I have constantly struggled with my whole life management of time.
I believe in Pslam 90:12 it says ‘Lord teach us to number our days.’
This something he has told me and I just need to put in action.

If I keep living life in the same pattern no matter if the days go by, I will still end up with the same answers and then the same problems.

This is why God reaches for us, this is why He gave up His only begotten son, He knew that we would be certainly doing things in our mind set, strength and by our wisdom.

I am learning this; that I have to die to those old habits, attitude, and demeanor, rid myself insanity as I dive into the healing, power, glory and love of God.

God is faithful and just to take us from the rat race of our own devices and destruction but we have to be willing to let go of the insanities we keep flooding our lives with.

The insanity of me is that I keep trying to do it my way and the ways of what I think is right leads to death.

Lord save me from the insanity of myself….

For the love of Christ compels us, because we judge thus: that if One died for all, then all died; and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.
II Corinthians 5:14-15 NKJV

Love is…

It’s like 11pm right now and I laid down in bed about 8:45pm just up and playing a little of candy crush, just a little bit and  catching up on everything, I am a Sub-Teacher so mentally and physically I’m like pooped! I love children though, they are certainly different.

This post if you have read my last post are sorta interconnected. It’s not very often I share what I am studying on or my confessionals. I study a whole lot and sometime go through different translations and languages to really get a feel of a word. I guess that’s what writers do, search out the feeling and action in the words. I was lying down comparing my day with my confessions and I was like man I was not patient, I was provoked (not horrible provoked, I was irritated), and maybe I thought something mean today once or twice or maybe even three times! I apologize if this post is a little lengthy just stick with me for a moment.

Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

When I read the Bible especially the accounts of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John and them writing down the things of Jesus and the conversations and reactions of people; I always say Jesus you are so patience with us, how in the world!! I would have left, through up my hands and said ‘Dad I’m coming home tonight, they don’t get it.’ (lol) Thank you Lord, I was not Jesus and He lives on the inside of me so I won’t quit either! Shouting moment right there… I started studying on one scripture and God pulled me to study another and He is also the reason I got out of bed to post this.

I say a first person confessional for 1 Corinthians 13:4-8. I am going to type it down and believe me, this will probably be my longest post ever! So here goes:

  • I suffer long ( I bear someone even if they aren’t my type of person at the moment, like the complaining cashier, or the talkative neighbor, or the children who want to  draw instead of do their work)
  • I am genuinely kind ( I may not even get along with this person, but I forgive and forget, I love them in spite of them and I do it with all glory going to God. I watch my words, actions and countenance.)
  • I am not prideful for it comes before my demise or fall.
  • I do not behave rudely, considering others better than myself.
  • I do not seek out my own agenda (letting nothing be done through selfish ambition Phil 4:12.)
  • I am not (ever) provoked; (I have no buttons to push)…this is the one I am being dealt with the most (smile!)
  • I think no evil ( I do not plot or think harmful thoughts they are not available to my thought life.
  • I do not rejoice in the iniquity of others ( their pain and suffering); but I rejoice in the truth ( His mercy endures forever, He goes after the one out of the ninety-nine, and the prayers of the righteous availeth much)
  • I bear all things ( all God has called me too.)
  • I believe all things (that the Holy Spirit has revealed to me. Faith is the substance of things hoped for, evidence of things not seen.)
  • I endure all things ( Acts 20:24 NKJV But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.)

Last but not least…vs 8 begins with a sentence that never hit me like it has this week. I never fail.

1 John 4:18 These is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.     I actually received more revelation as I was writing this blog and that is what usually happens anyway. The beginning of verse 8 says Love never fails, Jesus was perfect in His walk with God because He was made perfect in love and if I am made perfect in love I can never fail the assignment that God has placed me on this earth to fulfill. Am I going to be perfect 100%, I’m not Jesus but I do strive to walk in His footsteps as a child does their father and mother. I can only achieve and succeed in striving and never fail as I am made perfect by His love.

Imagine being so overtaken by the love of God, His very essence of true love being revealed to me by the Holy Spirit that I am captivated, intoxicated, eyes only for my one true Love; Jesus, that I couldn’t fail, ever! (I have to shout and praise Him, there is nobody like the Lord!!! ) Being made whole, takes on a whole new meaning when love is involved!

Unstoppable Love- Jesus Culture

Miriam

Truth is…

I was thinking about character lately, my character to be exact, how I respond to people, problems, and things in and out of my control. For the most part, I thought in some sorts I was doing pretty well. My thinking is probably the one I should not be judging my character by. I was recently on Facebook and scrolled and read a short article that someone posted from a book. A lady was saying that she asked her daughter to put the name of the boy she liked in the 1 Corinthians 13 4:4-8, Love is patient, Love is kind…etc. Then she asked her to put her own name in that place… and so on. So I took time last night and put my name in the place of love and guess what I was totally convicted. I’m not the most patient person and sometimes I guess I can be unkind and going through the others I was like I probably have like 3 that didn’t convict me! What?! I think I am the nicest most kind, caring, lovable person ever but the Word of God and inner working of the Holy Spirit says other wise.

II Timothy 3:16  All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. 

Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow and is a discerner of thoughts and intents of the heart. 

I ask God to turn up the heat and burn through until I can be used by Him. God sees past the facet of faces you and I put on for people and breaks us down. Well I know He breaks me down because I asked for it. I asked Him to show me the cracks in my armor, so I can be battlefield ready. Leviticus 19:2, God tells Moses to tell the children of Israel that they should live holy, for He God is holy. Peter repeats it in 1 Peter 1:15, saying as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct.

These are scriptures I have read since I was a child and just now seeing the very revealing truth and character flaw of my own self. Truth is I need Jesus, I need His Correction, direction, and I need Him to come after me as the one sheep out of the ninety-nine. I need the word to discern my thoughts and the intents of my heart, to show me all my flawed aspects so I can be stable by His strength alone and never turn back. I am sure that it may take a hose down, a throw in the soapy water but I know His direction is sure and full of life.  Truth is being broken down to be built back up in His righteousness is what I am after. Knowing God, and being a reflection of Him is such a conviction in my spirit, I can’t explain it any other way. To be like the Father, time has to be spent and following footsteps have to be made.

So I leave you with this, ask the Lord to baptise you with the Holy Spirit and with fire. Holding nothing back, take the correction and go forward in the Word. Obedience is better than sacrifice any day. I have been stubborn for too long and I will not be the bull this time, I’ll be the sheep lead by the Voice that calls out and I know for sure it is His Truth!

Miriam

Poetry Flows: Cherish You

Maybe just maybe we have to many boys trying to be men, too many girls trying to take the stance of a woman.

I’m not saying don’t grown up to be a man
But explore the world not the girl, so you can have a deeper conversation, more than just Jordans and hating. Less baby making and more mind chasing. More men who stand up for God and don’t mind submitting to His Son, who can usher us into our destinies.

Maybe our girls are to focused on the body and not the skills to pay the billls. Less fleek and more geek, play with the barbies and be unique. Carry your pigtails for a few more years, lessen the tears from you and a child. Find the Love of the Man that made you, your mom and your dad.

So grow up a little slower, go see the world, keep God first, let His Word develop your soul, let His Spirit pure, whole and in control, mold you and make you.

Because we need you to be men and women not after the surface but after your purpose, love.

Miriam