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The Storm

As we all know Hurricane Irma just released its presence upon the southern region. The impact this storm had on some areas is unprecedented.

In German the name Irma means war goddess. She definitely brought on a warlike force. Being in the south my daughter and I were impacted by the storm. We were without power for 24 hours. Overall Hurricanes Harvey and Irma were devastating to those in their paths. The flooding and wind damage will leave their mark for a long time to come. For us it wasn’t the rain but it was the wind. When the storm was over it made me think.

Of course this took me to a spiritual place. I know God is speaking to us. I believe that many of us heard Him loud and clear. If we reflect on the storm and what our personal experience was through it you can actually put things in a personal and spiritual perspective.

Remember I said it wasn’t the rain that got us in GA but it was the wind. Well isn’t that how it is when God allows a storm to impact our personal lives. It ain’t one thing it’s another that gets us. You have to look at it this way whatever the storm rains washed out of our lives and whatever the wind blew away it had served its season and purpose in our lives. It was no longer needed and since you were too afraid to let go of what was cluttering your space God stepped in and made room for your blessing. He simply cleaned up what you didn’t have the strength to get rid of and gave you something better. You see your blessings are so big that you have to make room for them sometimes. Some blessings aren’t stackable, they are not a part of a puzzle. Some blessings are a rebirthing, they come after a cleansing. The thing is instead of praising God in our storm we become fearful and hold on to the familiar just that much tighter. Yet it’s in the storm when we should be praising God, we should be giving and sowing seeds.

You see fear and faith can’t inhabit the same space. This reminds me of when Jesus was out on the boat with his disciples and while Jesus was sleeep a storm came up. His disciples were fearful and woke Jesus up in fear they were going to die in the storm. They had Jesus, I mean really Jesus was right there in the physical and yet fear still over took them. Jesus simply spoke and the storm ceased.

We have to keep this scripture in mind when our storm clouds roll in. We need to only speak to the storm with our God given authority and shout with praises for  the storm is a prelude to your best blessing yet. So instead of being fearful be faithful, instead of getting perplexed get praise filled, instead of holding on release.  Your praise is the vessel to help you ride out your storm.

I’m closing this blog with a song my maternal grandmother used to sing. Ride out your storm in praise!

 

 

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Is the End Near? Signs of the time

There are so many things going on in the world. So much pain hurt and sorrow. To many who read the word and are saved of Jesus Christ it is clearly signs of the end of time approaching. In Matthew 24:4 the Bible reads

4 Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many. 6 You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. 7 Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of birth pains.

Doesn’t this scripture sound very familiar to what we are seeing and hearing today? In my personal opinion it appears that things are happening quickly and close together. There are fires raging out of control, hurricanes, tropical storms and earthquakes all happening at once. in the month of September alone we have had rumors of wars, fires, earthquakes, hurricanes, tropical storms, the start of a new civil war, and killings that show how man’s heart has already turned cold.

In addition to these things, There are diseases that are immune to medicines that once eliminated the cause and symptoms immediately. The hearts of man has seemed to have turned cold. Racism, prejudice, divorce and hate all seem to be the norm.

But all these things must happen. We can’t pray them away but we can pray for God to protect us during what must come before the trumpet sounds. These are truly the last days. I’m not saying the world will end tomorrow or next week for no man knows when the exact end of time will be. I’m only pointing out what Jesus said to look for and aligning it with what is happening in the world today.

Don’t sleep on God’s word. He has already told us He will come like a thief in the night. We must be heart ready in order to be able to make it into heaven. It’s time to wake up! Wake up Get Heart Ready Walk in Love!

 


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Confusion…..

Confusion is the worst companion when all you need is assurance that your choice is right

Seems like peace has taken flight

Those hours when it seems that night won’t take you to the day

And silence is deafening in a heartbreaking kind of way

When you feel like everyone in the same race as you is nearing the finish line

Yet you are still in the same place as you were last year this time

Thats when confusion pushes these questions in your head

Did I go to the right school, did I make the right friends, did I major in the right thing, did I move to the right place, am I doing my best or am I too scared

So you begin to pray and as tears flood your eyes

You clearly hear God whisper, You are where you are supposed to be, trust in me, no good thing for you will be denied

So with your Father’s word you feel free and sure of who and where you are

Knowing that in your season you will go far

So don’t let confusion take you down a path of unrest and no peace

Replace it with God’s word and each step you will see clearly