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!

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.

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

Streching My Faith

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It feels great to write a post, I have not written many in this month but I will be back on it very soon! How is everyone doing, I’m getty because soon the site will be update and some very special things are going to be coming up this year!

Back to the title topic! God has been stretching me far and wide, one thing I have and am learning is to rejoice and dance in the storm.

Rain helps things grow! My 104 year old resident use to sing every morning and say if it was raining, ‘Dear thank Jesus for the rain because without it we would have no food, grass, or pretty flowers. She loved Jesus and I was sad when she passed.

She was right without the rain it would be dry as we know it. We would be in famine! We’ll I have been in a famine period in some areas of my life but God!!

Back in August the Lord said I will catch you up, propel you into your destiny. At first when He gave me the instructions to do something I was not sure, I hated it the whole season but about November, God started breaking me from my old ways of doing things. He was stretching me, once you stretch something it never returns to its former self. So as I was being stretched in my faith and levels with God, I was trying  to do things as I did before. Hustle, I was trying to hustle hard, not realizing I was not resting in Him.

It took me a moment to even hint that I may be doing things wrong. Then I started praising more, listening more, being captivated by Him and going forward in obedience and not only was my faith being stretch and still is I could see it, I could understand and then when God kept telling me to re-read Matthew 8, I was like okay. I read it and read it and even listen to it. It wasn’t until I was driving home in a new car today on the highway by myself did I even realize what God had been doing! He was having me read His Word to fill me up for the particular time to use it at the moment. There is a Word for every situation in our lives we have to be willing to use the Word in each situation.

The Centurion comes to Jesus and ask that He speak! To speak the healing on His servant, you don’t physically have to come Lord, I recognize the power and the authority, you have over death, sicknesses and disease just Speak the Word only! My Pastor has been teaching a series called ‘The Word’ and let me say it has been wrecking my life in such a grand way! I love it!

The Lord has been unveiling Himself to me, not because I am Miriam but because I said Lord whatever you want surrender and humbling my will to His! I die right now so that You can live! I had to learn to stretch my faith, no matter what storm, hell, chaos, season or time of day and night. I had to see myself ahead before I ever stepped ahead!

“Come.” As Jesus told Peter, get out of the boat and walk on water!! Let God stretch you!! I am going to be above never beneath.

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

Vital Organs

This post has been sitting in my phone for a few days and guess what I go to church and Pastor takes most of it, out of well, what I am going to post. Also last week we had convocation celebrating 30 years, can you say YAY! and really all the messages tied up to some major confirmation from my personal studies. I needed to be close to an internet source because I just knew I could not do this one on my phone. Just bear with me because it is important that you know the deets!

So yeah, I was at church two Sundays ago now and during praise and worship, God spoke to my heart and very plain. I was in praise and worship, eyes closed and I saw like a secret door open and a man was telling me to follow him. Then I had a dream a few days later and it was a hyena sniffing around trying to find something to eat and I felt a hand on my shoulder say it’s okay, he can’t find you, you are hidden.

(On the 5th)

I go outside and pray (it was crisp and cold omg) In the Spirit I heard, ‘I’ve been hiding you, just like a child is hidden in the womb, until it can survive in the atmosphere it has to go in.”

All November I felt stuck, out of sorts and I thought maybe I wasn’t praying enough, praising enough, I must be doing something wrong, why do I feel like this. It seems God is silent, I was getting anxious instead of resting. All the sermons that I heard and the reading and studying I had done,  kept my mind sane. Did I make right ways of thinking all the time, No! I cried but in the middle of crying, I’d be like, why am I crying, God is too good. I can’t settle for doubt, unbelief, or any type of negativity to be in my mind or heart. The victory is mine! It was like a reel that would play over and over.

Thank God I did take some former health classes or I would not have understood what he was saying. Throughout pregnancy, we are developed, our bodies to each and every single organ in each month something is getting  stronger. Babies can hear what’s on the outside at a certain stage but still aren’t able to live on the outside because of lack oxygen, brain growth, digestive systems, or whatever it may be. Do not become discouraged during these times, you are being hidden, growing stronger, so you can live on that next level that God is preparing you for. It is vital for your survival! Maybe your confidence isn’t high, maybe you can’t communicate well, He may be placing you in small situations to develop you. So when you are birth into your due time, you can most certainly thrive!!

Psalm 139:13 NKJV For You formed my inward parts;
You covered me in my mother’s womb.

 

 

 

Please Stop. Let it Go.

I just could not help myself, it’s cold outside as well! Why not bring Frozen into this (lol)… Anyway that’s not what this post is about.

Earlier this morning I was reading about God telling Samuel to go anoint the next king of Israel (For a personal study project). Then a scripture and this blog post was born for some morning encouragement, night, or evening…wherever and whenever you may read this.

1 Samuel 16: 1 Now the Lord said to Samuel, “How long will you mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? Fill your horn with oil, and go; I am sending you to Jesse the Bethlehemite. For I have provided Myself a king among his sons.”

Today you may be mourning over a relationship asking why didn’t it work out, did you do something wrong, or why didn’t you see it coming?  Maybe it is a wayward child that you have done everything for including raise right? Maybe it’s your past life that keeps popping up. Whatever it is, just stop right there. God has brought you a mighty long way and just because you don’t see behind the scenes does not mean you just wallow in your pity. Get up and go out to do what God is sending you too! Just because something you did before, failed does not mean the next thing will and it does not stop God from receiving the glory. Maybe s/he was the one and then s/he were having their own troubling relationship with God. Then again maybe God was saving you from a headache or 3. (Been there done that). Maybe it is a child, maybe its that record, that unsteady job history, whatever you think is keeping you from going forward. LET IT GO!

God has other things for you to do and it’s not to sit and mope all day over something that was in yesterday. Samuel anointed Saul, it was Saul’s disobedience that got his crown snatched. Samuel also anointed David which we have gotten one of the intimate books from: Psalms and his throne is everlasting, some grandsons down the line came our Savior! So come on get up and get too doing what God is asking you, you can leave a God-lead legacy!! Have a wonderful day and let it go and go towards your destiny!

 

 

Be Patient

Another from my cellular device, also another in the wee hours of the morning. I have slept the day away because of being chilled, coughing, and a sore throat. But I will be better soon in Jesus name!

I have been inpatient, Wednesday was the official end date I was to not work for three months. Yes I actually kept up because I get antsy not working. Because I like being able to say I have an income and I need to save for school and house. Big plans, yes but I had to slow down because as I plowed my way into filling out applications everybody seemed to be saying no. What?! It has never been this hard for me to find a job. Banks, Hotels, Retail, all no! I almost had a break down, a complete break down, all these thoughts start popping up and I have an opportunity to move out with a great rent price just waiting on me and I can’t even get a job. So I start to panic, get frustrated, and lose my peace. Thank you Holy Spirit! ‘Let patience have it’s perfect work.’ ‘Trust Me’ ‘Doing it my way instead of your own will always be better.’ Yes Lord you are right as always. It’s the weekend and I am itching to get back to work, I have things to pay for, a child to clothe, feed, support. Not only that soon bills of my own, to tie with car note, phone, lights, gas etc. Tell me I thought growing up was easy at 12. I could go back to hustling and have what I needed with a few phone calls or I could stay in line with the Father who supplies all my needs and wait. I did the applying, the calling, the work, the house searching, but now its time to wait and see what the Lord has in store. You may be waiting for Boaz, Ruth, promotion, clarity, a door to open, whatever you have been praying for. Just wait on the Lord. Last night in my dream, the Lord showed a root being ripped out of me, the root of self reliance. I can do nothing without Him, I cannot breath without the thought of Him. I refuse to go back to the old me, I rather put down the calls, avoid the conversations, leave the ties cut and wait on the Lord. He has it worked out and the manifestion is coming forward.
Be patient, beacuse patience has it’s perfect work.