Honor Thy Father

The last breath in living without being active in my godly identity came when revelation surfaced about the self embezzlement I condoned. The realization that my every breath must be mentally and emotionally in concert with the pursuit of demonstrating the essence of that identity was a tsunamic encounter. From the rising of the sun to the closing of my eyes to refuel my body and soul, I must be purposeful in connecting to the daily bread assigned to me. I can only receive it by being activated in my godly identity. it is the spiritual GPS that guides me to the divine intersections established for my life. As I read Corinthians 1:25 once, I asked God what type of weaknesses did He have.His answer was His love for me;that He never stops thinking about me and every time He does it makes Him weak.I learned then never to fear rejection from anyone because the only approval I need is from my heavenly father. Everyone enjoys the affirmation of other peoples acceptance and approval. Indeed, … [Read more...]

A Cup of Pain

I remember when I was offered the opportunity to become a Singles Pastor. What wonderful excitement to know that the Lord had gauged me fit to serve in an esteemed capacity. I asked Him what would be the foundation of the ministry and the answer was spiritual maturity, moral integrity and financial prosperity. Although the joy was real, I could not help remembering at times the intermittent anguish and frustration of other pastors and leaders as they worked to impart godly wisdom and encouragement to their members. At times it seemed that nothing would produce the desired results for some.I have experienced some of those same unmet expectations as I have listened and prayed for a resolution to a host of challenges that seem to engulf too many of God's sons and daughters. I have wondered why people who are devoted to serving the Lord have to endure so many trials and suffer seemingly so unjustly. Spiritually, emotionally,physically and financially, the scales of justice seem to be … [Read more...]

Stumping Your Toe

When was the last time you stumped your toe? It has been a long time since I literally experienced this phenomenon.It usually happens when in my house I'm attempting to navigate going from one location to another in the dark and knowing that I would feel more comfortable if I turned on some light. I wondered about the pain of hitting my foot against something as I was reading how Satan was attempting to persuade Jesus to jump off the highest point of a building in the book of Luke. It reads in verse 4 of chapter one that he brought Him to Jerusalem,set Him on the pinnacle of the temple and said to Him. "If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down from here. "For it is written: He ( God ), will give His angles charge over you and in their arms they shall bear you up least you dash your foot against a stone." God created humanity with free will, the right to choose- When I choose decisions that are contradictory to the personal covenant He has made with me through my name, I hinder … [Read more...]