Seed Time Harvest

Everything has a seed! That is how The Creator set it up. That is how Elohim could rest on the 7th. Every created thing has the ability to replicate! Wait. What? Everything? Yes!

Before Jehovah, nothing existed. The very world we see, hear, feel, touch, taste, and (for some) sense, was framed by the unadulterated Word of Elohim. We are because He spoke…and, made in His image, our words are seeds. Everything has a seed!

“By faith [that is, with an inherent trust and enduring confidence in the power, wisdom and goodness of God] we understand that the worlds (universe, ages) were framed and created [formed, put in order, and equipped for their intended purpose] by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible.”
‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭11:3‬ ‭AMP‬‬


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The Runner

Ask anyone who knows me and they’ll tell you that I am a runner. I’ve always been. I realized pretty early on in my youth that I was different and intense. So, to shield the people around me, people I know and love, I learned how to run. For so many years I tried to run from the intensity of me. I created a version of me that, I thought, was more palpable than the real me. I so perfected this farce that people only got to know the runner. Very few people got to see the real me. And the intensity of that truth hurt so badly that I started trying to figure out a way to run from it…to run from the pain.

The crazy thing about running is this: no one can outrun his or her pain. We all, every single one of us, receives a measure of pain in our lives. And, as depressing as that sounds, there is an upside. You see, pain has a twin sister and the two always travel together. It is the wisdom of Elohim.Her name is joy. Wherever there is great pain, you will always find joy hanging around as well. Here’s the catch, you must make a conscious effort to find joy. So, today, I challenge you to find your joy. For those of us in Christ, our joy is always joy unspeakable and full of glory. 🙏🏽

1 Peter 1:8 KJV

Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:”

The Path to Destiny

Sometimes, when God is ready to place you on the path of destiny, He hides you in a basket and places you in a river infested with crocodiles. God is sovereign and He knows that you will not be eaten…He’s already sent someone with royal blood to save you. Whatever happens, trust God and don’t give up: you are as safe as little Moses was, floating on the river Nile!!!!

Lest we be Ignorant of the devil’s wiles…

My sisters, we cannot continue to kill our men with thoughts, words, and deeds but then complain to God, family, friends, and all who will listen that “all the good ones are taken!”  No, they are not.  They are wounded, bruised, battered, and bewildered.  They are around us everyday but we cannot see them because they’ve put up walls to protect themselves…from us!

What are we doing?  How did we get here?  Why did we get here?  I’ll tell you why:  we have a real enemy.  And one of his tried and true weapons is to manipulate situations and circumstances ,in just the right way, so that we become the bullets in his gun.

But Elohim is God and beside Him there is NO OTHER!  Because He is, we will never be consumed!  He is faithful and true.  He is Holy…this means He is one with Himself.  He is integrity!  There is no shadow of Turing in Him.  He is calling us to open our eyes now!  See what the enemy is trying to do through us and resist him!

How do we do that? Submit to God, receive His cleansing forgiveness, and rise up in your power.  But first, my fellow daughters of Zion, let’s repent.  Let us do so collectively! It is this act of humility that will give Jehovah God a platform upon which He can restore our men.  Listen, the very same weapon that the enemy is using to destroy our men is the one that God will use to restore them: us!

Women of God, get up and walk in your power.  Your power is your gift, your purpose, and, your destiny.  Intercessors, storm heaven with requests for help and declare the release of every soul in our care personally, communally, and spiritually.  Worshippers, arise and create an atmosphere so dense with praise to Jehovah that His glory fills the earth! Kingdom men and women, endowed with the fivefold ministry gifts, stand up and proclaim the Word of our King!  The Kingdom of Elohim is here! God bless you.

“Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.”

‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭6:11‬ ‭KJV‬‬

https://www.bible.com/1/eph.6.11.kjv

Amazing Grace!

Hi FB Fam, I was thinking about all the losses we’ve had this year and June is not even over…But God! The Holy Spirit reminded me of this,

“We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed— always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body.”

‭‭II Corinthians‬ ‭4:8-10‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Jesus is not only our hope, but also our price and our great reward! Hallelujah! So, as we comfort each other, let us remember

“For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.”

Romans‬ ‭8:18‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

MOVING FROM SURVIVAL TO PURPOSE TO DESTINY!

During reunions and other family gatherings my aunties often tell about the first time they heard me sing. It is always filled with lots of laughter and love because I was a few months old at the time! My sister-aunt (called that because we’re only seven years apart in age) tells how she was sent to my mother’s room for something and found me humming in my crib. In her excitement, she joined me but apparently I did not approve because I removed my pacifier and quipped, “you don’t know it”. We’ve never really gotten to the end of this telling because we’re usually all laughing so hard that the ending goes untold. I particularly love that piece of my history because it resonates strongly to me that my love for music began so early. My mom sometimes says that I was singing in utero! Again, another confirmation.

Music are I have had a tumultuous relationship. As a child I just knew that I would do music and nothing else… I just knew it! But, life took me a different way. I remember the moment I realized that, if I was to meet my responsibilities, I had to delay or possibly forfeit my dreams completely. I remember the piercing blow to my heart as if it was yesterday! For what seemed like days (it was more like hours) I couldn’t breathe, I couldn’t move, I couldn’t think, speak, eat, or sleep. I mourned music like I had lost a parent or sibling. But I knew that I had to put it aside and think of my children. Oh, I still sang in church and at community events, I still wrote and recorded the melodies I would hear in my spirit but, to me, my dream of being a musician was not just put on a back burner; it was sealed in a container of adulthood and self sacrifice and shoved to the back of the freezer!

I spent the next twenty years or there about coping and surviving. That is all I did!!! I went to school, was blessed with good jobs and the work ethics that facilitated promotions and career advancements. I still wrote and recorded periodically but, my fire for music laid dormant. The decision to leave music has been intertwined at the root of so much sorrow, heartache, and depression that I am still surprised that it took me so long to make the connection. I felt that something was missing, over the years, but I refused to think of music. So, I filled in the blank with everything but it. What did I fill it with? That’s a story for another day. Today, I am overjoyed because, a few months ago and by the leading of The Holy Spirit, I began to dig my buried treasure out of its frozen tomb. It is a process and I have learned that everything valuable in life can only be obtained and mastered through process. It is scary but exciting: exciting because I have been getting glimpses of my true self and scary because I’ve getting glimpses of my true self! :). It is like free falling with no security net; both exhilarating and terrifying! My saving grace is that I know and am building a personal relationship with Jehovah God, my maker. I know that He is not only with me but for me!

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CREATED2WORSHIPELOHIM!

I was created with and for a specific purpose! This is an epiphany that has been long in the making but, today, I can say without any doubt or uncertainty that I am a child of the Most High Jehovah God and that He created me for Him! My mission now is to continue to “work out my own soul’s salvation with fear and trembling” even as I focus on the purposes of my life that will complete my destiny! As I continue to mature in Christ and in life, I am learning that the pursuit of my destiny is what fuels my honest relationship with God through Christ Jesus and by The Holy Spirit!

This site is my living journal…a dynamic record of my life’s journey. Good, bad, or indifferent, I’ll document my experiences in a variety of artistic mediums. You’re welcome to tag along and I pray that something you see, hear, or experience here will lead you to the lover of our souls. Jehovah is His Name! Be blessed.

FOCUS ON GOD’S PERFECTION!

Sister Joyce Meyers teaches that it is our natural tendency to wake up each morning and expect everything to be perfect in our world…including ourselves. But, “In reality, only God is perfect and the rest of us are under construction.” I needed this reminder this morning; thank you Holy Spirit!


So, today I vow to focus on God’s perfection even as I yield myself to His construction of me. Today, I accept that I am a work in progress. I am hopeful though, because I remember also that “He who’s began a good work in me will be faithful to complete it!” Jehovah is faithful!

Don’t just hang in there, hold on!

A picture came to me when I heard someone say that they were hanging in there. It was that of a child holding on to his or her parent while being carried. You see, the parent’s hold is strong and provides safety and protection; however, there are times when the child is jarred when the parent runs, jumps, or climbs stairs. The child feels like he or she is going to fall, but, the parent does everything in his or her power to prevent that from happening. This is true for human parents…it is so much more true with God.

Jehovah God is our perfect and Holy Parent. Hold on to him, no matter how bumpy it gets, hold on. He will never let you fall. He will never let us fall! He’s a very good Father!!!Hallelujah!!!

“If you then, evil (sinful by nature) as you are, know how to give good and advantageous gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven [perfect as He is] give what is good and advantageous to those who keep on asking Him.”

MATTHEW 7:11 AMP

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“If you, then, being evil [that is, sinful by nature], know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask and continue to ask Him!””

LUKE 11:13 AMP

https://www.bible.com/1588/luk.11.13.amp

SCARS

Original Written on 04/23/2013

by Christine Johnson

Updated on 01/27/2019

Are you a child of God? I mean, are you a born again Christian? Well, if you are, then I know that you know Jehovah God through our Savior Jesus Christ; the one who died on the cross and paid the price for us all. But, I have a question; do you know the Jesus after that? Do you know the Christ who still has those scars that are fully healed? Do you know not only the beaten and tortured savior, but also the victorious and risen Savior who made a public spectacle of the devil and ALL his cohorts? Colossians 2:15 (NKJV)says, “Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.” Do you know the Christ who understands that He is not defined by what He went through, but by what was accomplished on Calvary’s cross and by who He is today?

As a child and even in adulthood, I always wondered after Jesus was raised from the dead and received His glorified body, why did He still have the nail scars in His hands and feet and the hole in His side where He was pierced? I wondered, “why would a glorified body have scars? I can say today that I am beginning to understand. Jesus’ scars prove what He did and how completed His work was on the cross. His scars helped his doubting followers to recognize Him as the one who walked and ate with them and who later suffered and is now glorified. John 20:27 (NKJV) says, “Then He said to Thomas, “Reach your finger here, and look at My hands; and reach your hand here, and put it into My side. Do not be unbelieving, but believing.” And Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus’ scars are irrefutable proof that He is the risen Lamb of God who came to take away the sins of the world. His scars testify that He did just that!

I know a little something about scars personally because, like so many of you, I have scars. I have scars that date back from my childhood to now-even now. Full disclosure, I admit that I have reacted to my scars in many different ways; some of which I am not proud of today. But I thank God for the cleansing power of the blood of Jesus! I John 1:9 (NKJV) says, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” In the past, I’ve tried to ignore my scars, I’ve tried to hide them, I’ve tried displaying them to get pity from others, I’ve even tried using my scars as a justification for my self-destructive behaviors, but, none of those methods worked to erase my scars. In fact, some of those methods worked against me and caused more scars. Today, I am learning the true purpose of my scars and, I tell you, it is a slow and tedious PROCESS. (Shoutout to my Pastor’s wife, Pastor Tommie Coleman of Cornerstone Assembly of God Church in Gainesville, GA. She use to remind us over and again whilst teaching about the Christian walk: “it is a process”.) Yes, it is a process and I am learning each day that my scars are to remind me of God’s power in my life.

I think I just heard, “someone say, what?!?!?!? That doesn’t make any sense at all!” I know; it seems crazy, huh? Well, maybe at first but wait, let it marinate for a moment. Now think about it, what is a scar? One of Webster’s definitions of a scar is this: “a mark left by the healing of injured tissue”. A scar is evidence of the healing of something…something that was broken, wounded, cut, etc. that is now healed. God Almighty understands that there are and will be things in this life that will hurt us so badly that scars will be the inevitable outcome. However, He wants us to wear those scars as proof of what He has done, is doing, and will do in and through us. We are not to let our scars bind us to our past like prisoners, no! Instead, we are to use them to point us to the power of God in our present situations and remind us of His purpose for our victorious futures.

Through the sands of time we read about warriors who regarded scars as badges of honor and wore them proudly. Well, as Blood bought believers of Jesus Christ, we are warriors in the army of Jehovah God! Throughout history, warriors took oats and made covenants to work and war for their king and liege. Well, we are under a far better covenant and for the King of kings! It is an eternal covenant with Jehovah, ʾĒl ʿElyōn, The Most High God!

If you have scars today, I encourage you to do two things. First, do not let them chain you to your past. Do not let your scars link you to the people, places, or things that caused the scar because it did not accomplish what it was meant to do. The wounds stopped bleeding. The cuts have closed up by themselves or were stitched back together. The broken bones healed…and became stronger than they were before (this is a proven fact that has been published in several medical journals). God worked it out and you are still here. Jesus spoke about this when He said in John 16:31-33 (NKJV), “Jesus answered them, “Do you now believe? Indeed the hour is coming, yes, has now come, that you will be scattered, each to his own, and will leave Me alone. And yet I am not alone, because the Father is with Me. These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”

Secondly, realize that our scars are visible proofs of how we have overcome by the blood of the Lamb of God (Jesus the Christ) and by the word of our testimony (that we are still here…we are not destroyed). Let your scars be a reminder to you of who you are and a testimony to everyone else of whose you are. Let each scar remind you that you are victorious through Jesus Christ. Let each scar testify of God’s redemptive work in our lives. Do we have an awesomely amazing God for a Father and King or what? We certainly do! Glory to God!

Isaiah 61:7-9 (NKJV) “Instead of your shame you shall have double honor, And instead of confusion they shall rejoice in their portion. Therefore in their land they shall possess double; Everlasting joy shall be theirs. “For I, the LORD, love justice; I hate robbery for burnt offering; I will direct their work in truth, And will make with them an everlasting covenant. Their descendants shall be known among the Gentiles, And their offspring among the people. All who see them shall acknowledge them, That they are the posterity whom the LORD has blessed.”