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.

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.

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

Twas the Night Before….

I am so excited to celebrate the birth of my Saviour, my King! I am excited because without Him being born I, there would be no celebration of His death! And again His resurrection and He will forever! I am so in love with Jesus, but you know what He is much more in love with me. John 3:16 ‘God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten son! God loves me, Jesus volunteered to lay down His life for me. I’m glad Mary accepted the assignment and Joseph chose to protect the assignment! I cannot imagine what it was like even as a mom because Jesus was and is the Son of God. So I am grateful for His sacrifice! I am thankful for my Lord and Saviour!!! Merry Christmas everyone!! Jesus is the reason we celebrate and the gift you and I could give Him is humbling ourselves before Him. Happy Birthday Jesus!!

Poetry Flow: Maybe I’m Tripping

Twisted minds in these twisted times
Everybody want to be God but don’t want to love their neighbor. They wouldn’t send a Saviour for the color of the skin is different. I maybe tripping but I’m not black enough to speak for black people because they say I love whites, reds and yellow people. I like to see the differences. I like to see the porcelain skin with the fire red hair, as well as the dark skin with hair tips that reach for the air.  But still I maybe tripping. Even though as I read my Bible, I see whole truth, no color but culture. I see what I see today people of ignorance saying the people that follow Jesus are ignorant, just because our Spirit is renewed to a God that loves us beyond our thinking. But I maybe just tripping, not awaken to death that lies within all the deceit teaching hate and incomplete because I don’t know, I maybe just tripping.

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

Right Place, Right Time

As my last post stated I was going to my last two best friends graduation. While at gathering there, one of my friends mother is like my mother. We have known each other even before her daughter and I became really close. She talks to me all the time, she asks what I am doing and what I plan on doing. Well this time it was really different, it struck a chord deep down within. She talked to me twice by the way before graduation started. I told her I had not been able to make it to the others graduation due to work and I was excited to finally be able to make it to one. She said we are waiting to celebrate yours; it’s about time. Go for what you always wanted to do when you were a little girl, even if it makes no sense to anyone else.

That moment I wanted to cry because no one, absolutely no one had ever said that to me that knew me. I hear the inspiration all the time but it never clicked until she said it. Then it was like a flood of my hopes and dreams just came forefront. Truthfully, I had never planned on going to college until I had my son. I was that student that felt after AP classes and preparing for college since 8th grade, I was super tired of school. I can say my son was my inspiration to actually peek into that door. I went for all the wrong reasons to go into a career I did not like at all, I love helping people just not during draining and overbearing entry work for nursing school. I soon dropped out wanting to take a breather from all things school.  I’ve been floating ever since between what I think I want to do and what I am actually going to do.

Well during the graduation, the guest speaker was James Patterson, one of the greatest and best-selling authors of like forever! I have never read a single book but I have seen the movies made from those books and thoroughly enjoyed them. My excitement heightened and he was quite the character himself. This was like confirmation as I had been praying Lord what in the world am I going to go back to college for. I can’t remember every word he spoke, but ‘Be comfortable with being uncomfortable.’ Did stick with me and ‘Enjoy what you write and what you do, because if you don’t, no one else will.’ I was there to celebrate with my friends and got confirmation at the same time. God works in the funniest of ways.

I won’t cry now, leaving the family today, my friend’s mother pulled me over to the side and said, ‘Miriam, you’ve pushed each and everyone of your friends through college, supporting with encouragement, praying with them and for them, and making sure they all hit that end mark, they will do the exact same for you. You have to leave the nest at some point, your time is here.’

I got more inspiration from their graduation weekend to go back to school then I have my whole entire life. (Lol). So I put down all the things I would go to school for and reach for the goal of my childhood dreams. Now it’s time to pick a college, hmmmmm….

Love yall, can’t wait to post my Christmas special! Have a wonderful night!

 

Miriam

 

Pouring Out

This Saturday marks a very special day for me. I’m the mama hen in the group, the last of my very close friends (sisters) are graduating. It has been 5 of us since 9th grade, and one for almost 20 years! I have heard my friends cry, struggle, break ups, call me at 3am, drag them out of parties (wild days), drive distances to get them, comfort and support them. I’m not a perfect friend and sometimes I have a sharp tongue not so much now but I always put it straight. My dear friend of 18 years is leaving next month for the Navy, she is also my confidential, my peace and my administrator of Word Led Life, she called me yesterday saying she surpassed some state highest scores for her military language test for the job she is going in for. Instead of April, they pushed her date to January. I am more than excited for her, I am overflowing with sooooooo much joy. She has seen me through, talked with me and she is the iron that sharpens this iron. We can have a bible study out of a simple hey! My other darlings are so close to my heart, I pray for them as well, we have fallen out and come back together. I’ve lessened my momma hen attitude, they’ve all have made it across the stage! (Officially Saturday) I could not be happier, I am a mother but this moment is something big for me. I love my friends with all my heart, I always want to see them do well and succeed, physically, spiritually, emotionally, financially every single level. It’s a lot of tears, prayers and fights, and calming convo’s. I can only imagine how Jesus cares for us because even writing this I’m crying. Jesus wants us to succeed on every level, He put us here to succeed, carry out the mission he placed in your life to the girls of The Rush Council- mama hen is out and it’s time for you to fly. I couldn’t be happier about this weekend. God Bless!

pixlr_20151217231931609.jpgToo gain friends you must show yourself friendly- King Solomon

 

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.