Trust God!

Simply as 1-2-3!

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Jesus Wept!

Jesus is 100% God and was 100% man! In John 11:35 the Bible says, “Jesus wept.” Now, this verse is well known for being the shortest verse in the entire 66 books of the canonized Bible. However, that’s not the only thing this verse reveals to its readers!

The fact Jesus wept for His beloved friend (Lazarus) reveals aspects of His human nature, though He was God incarnate, as well as His great care for the people He came to save. By understanding that even our Lord Jesus grieved, experienced sorrow, and felt the weight of loss, this gives believers like you and me permission to feel sad when a loved one passes away, even though believers who die go to be with the Lord and will be resurrected bodily one day when Jesus returns. For those left behind, there will be tears, but Jesus understands and is there to provide comfort and hope.

This one tiny verse, considered the ‘shortest verse’ in the English language contains a lot of important spiritual truth and shows a great deal about who Jesus Christ was and still is to this day!

If you are grieving the loss of a loved one in this season or if your just facing difficulties please make note that Jesus knows and cares for your pain! He is standing with you and He is ready to comfort, strengthen, heal your spirit, restore your hope!

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Small Prayers!

I invite you to read 2 Kings 6:8-23. In these passages of text, the Bible describes how God provides an army of angels leading horses and chariots of fire to protect the prophet Elisha and his servant and opens the servant’s eyes so that he can see the angelic army surrounding them.

Elisha was surrounded by a large army [Ancient Aram (now Syria)] with no escape and his servant was notably terrified because he could only see the earthly army there to capture Elisha. You see, the king of Aram was disturbed that the prophet Elisha was able to predict where Aram’s army was planning to go, warning Israel’s king so that he could devise Israel’s army’s strategy. Therefore, Aram’s king decided to send a large group of soldiers to the city of Dothan to capture Elisha so that he wouldn’t be able to help Israel win the war.

But that’s where the king messed up! In verses 16 and 17: Elisha said to the his trembling servant, “‘Don’t be afraid! Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.’” And then Elisha prayed, ‘Open his eyes, Lord, so that he may see.’ Then the Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.”

Elisha’s faintest prayer enable his servant to see not just the physical dimension but also the spiritual dimension, including the angelic army.

There’s more to this story, so please feel free to dig in!

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Redirection (video)

God’s ‘no’ is not rejection, it is redirection!

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Redirection!

God’s ‘no’ is not rejection, it is redirection!

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Redirection

God will always guide and re-direct you exactly where he wants you to be. David said in Psalm 32:8, “God will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; God will guide you with His eye.”

God doesn’t want His ‘no’ to break us, but He does want to shape us and lead us to bigger and better things! I know we often think that we know what’s best for us, but the reality is we really don’t. Isaiah offers this sharp empirical reminder in chp 55 verses 8-9, “My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the LORD. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.”

My brothers and sisters please make note; God’s ‘no’ is not a rejection, it is a redirection! I hope this message blesses someone today!

Like I always say, “Your greatest blessing is always in front of you-never behind you, so continue moving forward, be blessed on purpose,
and be strong!”

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He Will Do It Again!

In Mark 8:1-10 Jesus took 7 loaves of bread and a few small fish in fed 4 thousands people. But soon after his haters (the Pharisees) demanded that He perform a miracle (vv 11-13), but of course Jesus evaded them like COVID-19 and got back in the boat and crossed over to the other side of the lake (social distance).

But that wasn’t Jesus’ only dilemma in this chapter. Out of the remaining 7 baskets of bread, the disciples managed to only bring 1 loaf (v14) for the next boat ride. Just after realizing they were short some food, Jesus warns them about the yeast of the Pharisees and Herod (v15). This is a topic for another devotion. However, shortly after the disciples began to argue amongst each other because they were hangry!

The Bible says Jesus knew what they were saying (v17), which to me implies that the disciples had one of those low-key arguments. You know like the overt ones you had with one or more of your siblings because y’all didn’t want your mom or dad to hear you!

In verses 18-21, Jesus called them out for bickering and asked them to remember how many baskets was left over after He fed the 5 thousands and just recently the 4 thousands.

How many times have you forgotten the Jesus that rescued you the last time is the same Jesus that can rescue you this time?! Jesus asked them twice, “Don’t you understand yet?”

I don’t know what stopped the disciples from asking Jesus to multiply their one loaf of bread. Perhaps, it’s the same reason why we sometimes get sheepish when it comes to asking God to do the impossible. All I know if that was me in that boat, I would’ve handed that one loaf of bread to Jesus and said, ‘before I break this one loaf of bread to share amongst my brothers and You…..will You please bless it!’

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HNY 2022

What’s new to us is not new to God, because He knew everyday of our life even before one came to be!

David confirms in Psalm 139:16, “Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.”

You might as well give God praise now for what He has already done!

Happy New Year Everyone!

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Healed 2,000 Years Ago

According to Hebrews 53:5 and 1 Peter 2:24, our actual healing took place at Calvary 2,000 years ago. It is faith that we were healed at Calvary that brings the physical manifestation of healing into existence.

The enemy (snake) wants you to believed that supernatural healing isn’t possible! However, I wanted to remind you that before Jesus sent out 72 disciples in Luke 10:1, He said this to them in Luke 10:19, “I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.”

The enemy I am referring to is doubt and if doubt sank Peter, then it can also punch holes in our faith as well. Doubt is caustic to true faith.

Jesus gave His disciples many examples of the power of faith and the importance of conquering doubt. Check out what He said in Mathew 21:18-21:

“Now in the morning, as He returned to the city, He was hungry. And seeing a fig tree by the road, He came to it and found nothing on it but leaves, and said to it, ‘Let no fruit grow on you ever again.’ Immediately the fig tree withered away. And when the disciples saw it, they marveled, saying, ‘How did the fig tree wither away so soon?’ So Jesus answered and said to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but also if you say to this mountain, “Be removed and be cast into the sea,” it will be done’”.

Notice that He said we must have faith and not doubt. That’s a problem with most of us. We may think we have faith, but when the crunch comes, we actually can be crippled by doubt. Doubt is a faith killer.

If this message hits home for you, whenever doubt creeps into your mind, go to God for help to strengthen your faith. You should always refresh your mind with scriptural evidence of God’s sure promises.

Let me close with this powerful confirming and affirming fact: Jesus, bore our griefs, infirmities, sicknesses and pain and carried our sorrows. He was wounded for our transgressions, bruised for our iniquities: the punishment which brought our healing was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed (Isaiah 53:5).

God in Christ JESUS healed every sickness, disease, and infirmity 2,000 years ago at CALVARY!

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He Make Old Things New!

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