April means new life, to open which could be a reference to the opening or blossoming of flowers and trees, dictionary.com Joshua 1:9 “Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: For the LORD thy God is with thee withersoever thou goest. I’ll give you a little insight of my spoken message. I said to God, I don’t want to do this. He said okay April, what do you want to do instead? I was like wow! God asking me that, I couldn’t believe it. I believe that question came about due to my choice of free will. So, I said you know what nothing else. But speak your word boldly and do your will, but I will need your help in doing so. God said why do you want to take a detour? Why put yourself through something that you don’t necessarily have to go through when you going to end up doing what I want you to do anyway? I said you know what you are right. I’m not gonna put myself through something that I do not have to go through. So, I said okay, what could I do so I don’t get the feeling of not wanting to speak your word. He says don’t let people influence you. I use everybody differently and I’m using you the way that I am using you for right now. I said okay. So this other thing that caught my attention about Jonah was that he had a rebellious attitude not only towards the people but also towards God. I never knew I had a rebellious attitude, but I always knew that I had an attitude up until I did a study on Jonah. Not only did I have an attitude towards the people, but also towards God. I looked at myself and said I gotta get myself together. Someone asked me to lead prayer and I was like I’m going to ask God about this first. I asked God he said you can do it. I was like oh a pastor should be doing that. God says why not you? It’s not their generation, it’s your generation. I said how is it my generation? He said look at the age group, it’s your age group that’s doing all the shootings and killings. I responded with I can’t save these people only you can. He says all you have to do is open up your mouth and I’ll speak through you, I’ll give what to say to them. God said unto me why do you think I gave you the book of Jonah not only do I know how you try and run from me but that I also know that you didn’t want to do this. He says tell them they are a wicked generation they need to look to me, repent and turn from their evil ways then I will come and heal the land. 2 Chronicles 7:14, “if my people, who acalled by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land”. So I’m going to close with this instead of shaking your head at the younger generation today, live for Christ teach them to do the same. Give them a godly purpose to pursue, give them a holy purpose to pursue in life by pursuing godliness yourself and passing it on.
As I sit here thinking back over my life as a new convert in Christ I recall myself how I would always run from him. At the time I was a babe in Christ and didn’t no better. I wanted to o thing’s on my own I didn’t want to do what He was calling me to do. I’m now a willing vessel for God. Now that I’m a more mature daughter of God I see how I would call myself running away from Him, but would always end up in God’s loving, tender, caring arm’s of embrace of pure love.
I am becoming who God has chosen me to be. I have been called and I’ve accepted the mission. I am prepared for what may come my way. I’ve tightened my belt of truth around my loins, my breastplate of integrity is in place and of moral rectitude and I’m in right standing with God. My feet having it’s shod in preparation to face the enemy with the firm-footed stability, the promptness, and the readiness produced by the good news of the gospel of peace. I have on my covering shield of saving faith, upon which I can quench all the flaming missiles of the wicked one. My helmet of salvation is intact along with my sword that the Spirit wields, which is the word of God. I confess that I don’t pray at all times as I should nor do I pray on every occasion, or in every season in the Spirit as the Bible asks of me but I will do better.
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Woke up this morning with a mind set of I’m tired. Lord I know you see me going through these trying time’s and giving up is easy for me to do, but to keep trusting in you I’m having a hard time. It feels like I’m being tried in the fire, which let’s me know I’ll come out as pure gold. I confess Lord I said to you I don’t care what you have for me that’s coming and I don’t know what it is anyways so I give up. But then I received this calmness and peace of mind I can’t give up now I’m too close. Lord all I ask is to continue to give me the strength I need from you and keep my mind and focus stayed on you.
I’ve been feeling this in my spirit since last night. I’m fighting a winning battle. Victory belongs to Jesus. This battle has been WON!! Thank You Lord God. I can’t say thank you enough, this was a hard long journey. I thank God for those He sent along the way to help and keep me going. I admit I was ready to throw in the towel just yesterday and a time before that. I would have jumped ship on God, but His grace and mercy kept. I see why the Holy Spirit gave me the book of Jonah to preach a couple of year’s back. I can relate to Jonah. I almost gave up and the devil thought he had me but I got away. It wasn’t an easy battle. I prayed, cried, was even stressed a couple of times. Allowed my anger to control me one day to the point where I punched the door twice and busted up my knuckles. Through it all God kept me and held me together. I’ve been pushed into what God wanted me to do when I said no to nursing and preaching. A couple of year’s ago I spoke at church twice and now I received hands on experience with my calling. I couldn’t have done so without God, because I had other plans of joining the army and following my role model my big cousin Boobie. Since childhood I’ve always wanted to travel the world. But God had better plans I’m fighting in God’s army.
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You can see the God in me and the flaws in me. I have a spiritual and natural nature. Two opposing components tugging on me daily. I choose which will win the battle. God has granted me freewill, I feed both natures and the one I feed the most will conquer. Now don’t misunderstand me here I’m not giving you a license to go on and sin your life away. Read Galatians 5:13. Let’s take a look at Romans 6:11-16. I try my best to speak positive about myself and other’s to be a blessing or to speak a blessing into existence. If I speak negative I’m actually cursing myself or that individual. So I choose to speak life. Proverbs 15:4 says A wholesome tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit. I got the bible to back me up speak thing’s that be not as though they were. Read Ephesians 4:29-32. I choose God!
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This is one of the hardest battles I’ve ever faced. It feels like I’m losing the fight. That’s why I’m trying not to be moved by how I’m feeling. It’s attacking me in my weak spot and it hurts, which is the part I’m working on to become a better individual. Lord Jesus!
I’ve noticed once I stopped complaining and started trusting in God the weight has been lifted off my shoulders. No more stressing only praise, worship, grateful along with a thankful heart. I’m strong in God, thing’s are turning around for my good
Life has it’s way of knocking you down, but with God on my side I’ll be standing again. I’ll be much stronger, wiser, smarter, and I’ll have more trust and Faith in God…
I may have been knocked down, but not knocked out.
God and I has tagged team we got this..
I have observed something else under the sun. The fastest runner doesn’t always win the race, and the strongest warrior doesn’t always win the battle. The wise sometimes go hungry, and the skillful are not necessarily wealthy. And those who are educated don’t always lead successful lives. It is all decided by chance, by being in the right place at the right time. People can never predict when hard times might come. Like fish in a net or birds in a trap, people are caught by sudden tragedy.
Ecclesiastes 9:11-12 NLT
September 26, 2018
Maintaining Our Witness in Trials
1 Peter 2:11-12
You are being watched. That’s always a good thing to remember as we interact with people at work or in the community. How we respond to frustrations, annoyances, difficulties, and temptations is a witness for Christianity, and the last thing we want to do is misrepresent Christ.
Many times challenging situations arise unexpectedly. Therefore, it’s important that we prepare ourselves beforehand—then we’ll be equipped to display Christlikeness, and our witness will not be derailed. To be ready …
Stay in God’s Word. Knowing Scripture helps you view situations from God’s perspective and know how He would have you respond.
Pray. Challenge yourself to make prayer an immediate response to your problems. When you bring your concerns to God, His peace will guard your heart and mind, which is a powerful witness to a watching world (Phil. 4:6-7).
Trust and obey. When you rely on God’s promises, your peace and confidence in God will stand out to those who are consumed with fear and anxiety.
Remember whose you are. You belong to God and have been purchased by the precious blood of Christ (1 Peter 1:17-19). Your life is a display of God’s grace, and your character, conduct, and conversation should always reflect Christ.
Be gracious and kind to others. Don’t let your own troubles erupt into anger and blame. Small acts of kindness and a forgiving spirit are a tremendous witness in a world where such things are rare.
Aggravations and problems seem like hindrances to us, but our response can change someone’s life if it reflects the love of Jesus Christ.
Bible in One Year: Nahum 1-3