When We Are Hurting

When our loving God looks upon us and see’s our heart, He enables us to “conceive” and birth’s through us what He has for us to do. There may be times in our lives where we are overlooked for a number of different reasons. We are left feeling like we are not good enough; not worthy of even the blessings that God desires to bring into our lives. We sometimes miss God-given, divine opportunities because we believe we are not enough. God does not want us to feel this way. We are chosen by Him and He loves us as He created us to be. We must align our lives with His image and use that as our guide to become more like Him […]

Don’t Miss the Lesson

Order is a must. Let God order your day. He knows what is best. Don’t be so focused on receiving the Blessing that you miss the lesson in the process. When the storms come, instead of trying to formulate our own plan and course of action to shield ourselves, we must stay focused and rely on the proven path that God has us own. Tuesday was a different kind of morning for me. As I approached my place of employment, the rain began to pour down. Of course, we needed it, as the flowers have been all withered and the grass has become a lovely shade of brown. LOL Nature has been in need of a good soaking from its Master […]

Free Audio Book for First Seven Visitors – A Thanks to my Readers

  In honor of National Book Lovers Day, it is my pleasure to share seven (the number of completion) promo codes to my book, “You Are More Than Enough – Don’t Look Back Finish the Process”. MY FAITH EXPRESSIONS Sorry to bother you for a third time today. But I have been granted some promo […]

Time of Refinement

Sometimes God must show us ourselves through others so that He can take us through the refining process. Let’s take a look at the story of Jacob and Laban, Jacob’s soon to be father-in-law. First of all, something important to know about Jacob is that He was a trickster in his day. The reason Jacob was in search of shelter and a place to call home was because He left home having deceived both his brother, Esau, and his father, Isaac, to get what he wanted. Now, he ends up meeting a man with a similar character flaw, Laban, who gives Jacob a taste of his own medicine by putting Jacob through a round of cunning acts. The dictionary defines refining as removing impurities or unwanted elements or improving (something) by making small changes. Although Jacob escaped the threat of his brother and he thought that all was well, God needed to remove impurities from Jacob’s heart […]

Stick With It

No matter how turbulent the winds and the waves of your life may get, stick with it. The closer you get to God and the longer you pursue His will, the easier it becomes to stand firm and stand tall when opposition enters your life. Philippians 4:9 (NLT) says, “Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me—everything you heard from me and saw me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you.” The contents of this scripture were words of encouragement from Paul to the Philippians. Paul wanted to encourage them not to walk away from their teaching. They were to keep putting in practice what they had learned and the result would be that the God of peace would always be with them. They would become stronger and be able to withstand the various attacks brought upon them due to their continued faith in God […]

Just Enough – Spread the News

God meets our individual and immediate needs. During the Israelite’s journey through the wilderness, they unfortunately did a lot of looking back and complaining. They were never truly satisfied with how God protected them and covered them. They always seemed to doubt that God’s provision was truly enough for their survival. It’s really a sad situation. How often do we do the same? We cry out to God, sometimes from a state of complaining, but yet, He chooses to come through for us. He chooses to provide us with what will meet our individual and immediate needs, but since it is not to our specifications and doesn’t meet the measurements we have set, then we are disappointed or even upset with God. Let’s take a look at the story of the manna and quail that God provided straight from Heaven […]

It’s Over

If it’s not here yet, YOUR victorious breakthrough is still coming. It’s over, or just about. Let God complete His mission in you! So, Good News first! It’s ALREADY over! You may not be able to see it, but victory is already yours. Let God complete His mission in your life, then all things will be made clear. This is for someone right now, and for others later. I come to encourage you to hold on. You will get there if you stay with the Lord. Please don’t get discouraged because you are not as far along in the process as you’d like to be. God is still working it altogether for good. He is taking every last piece of it, and as the potter, He is molding it all together into a masterpiece fit for display of His glory, specially and uniquely designed by Him. Yep! Your life! Claim it! Believe it! Receive it! […]

He Tried It

Have you ever felt powerless; in need of direction? Even with the direction or what you believe is the right key, do you feel as though you really cannot seem to unlock the truth of God’s Word in your life? Do you feel locked out? Has your patience been tried again and again? Well, guess what? HE TRIED IT and allowed it and it is developing your patience. Watch out now! Who tried it? God tried it! What did He allow? The development of your patience. How did He do it? Through the testing of your faith. See! You really aren’t locked out. You’ve just been trying over and over again to use your rusty old key that will not fit any lock that you try until You let the Lord do what He wants to do in and through your life. When He supplies the oil of His anointing, the key will slide right on in and turn towards your OVERWHELMING VICTORY through Jesus Christ. James 1:3 (Amplified Bible – AMP) says, “Be assured that the testing of your faith [through experience] produces endurance [leading to spiritual maturity, and inner peace].” Hmmmmm! Struggle = Peace? […]

Just When…That’s When You Trust Him Most

Isaiah 41:10 is always one of my go to verses, but today I want to look at it from the Amplified Bible. Isaiah 41:10 (AMPC) says, “Fear not [there is nothing to fear], for I am with you; do not look around you in terror and be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen and harden you to difficulties, yes, I will help you; yes, I will hold you up and retain you with My [victorious] right hand of rightness and justice.” Just when God is in the process of bringing forth a tremendous out pour upon your life, that is when Satan will show up right at the finish line. But we must not fear. Why? Because there is nothing to fear. Oh yes! He will attempt to trip us up and make it seem as though what God said is not true and what is happening in our life, which is meant to turn things around and bring great joy, is not real or not really of God. But this is simply a trick of the enemy […]

Remember Who You Are and Whose You Are…Build Yourself Up in Christ

When things just do not seem to be going your way, remember who you are and WHOSE you are and build yourself up in Christ. You are God’s divine child who is blessed and surrounded with His everlasting shield of love. Life in and of itself does not always leave us feeling encouraged. There may not always be someone walking beside us acting as our cheerleader, pushing and prodding us to keep the faith. No one may be shouting in our ear, “HOLD ON! BE STRONG!” We must find ourselves remembering who we are and WHOSE you are; building ourselves up in Christ Jesus. How do we do this? It always goes back to the Word of God […]

Where’s the Power? Word’s Aren’t Enough…

We can’t just speak the Good News, the Holy Spirit must be present to provide the power. When we speak what God gives to us in reference to the Good News of Jesus Christ, we must make sure that our words are not just mere words, but that they are backed by the power of the Holy Spirit that is in operation within our lives. It is the power of the Holy Spirit that penetrates the hearts of those who are listening and evokes the change that begins to take place within their lives. What we have to say, even when it is truth, will not go very far if the Holy Spirit does not go along with it to break down stony hearts and cut through the chains that have many imprisoned within the chaos of their hearts and minds. Let us pray and ask God to word our mouths and let the power of the Holy Spirit do the work that it was intended to do […]

Pick the Right Key

The Key to Overwhelming Victory is Obedience. Pick the Right Key. The above statement has been my takeaway from my wilderness experience. When God is ready to start bringing us out of our test or trial, which may not occur in a flash, it will most likely require our obedience to His Word. We have a part to play within our healing and deliverance timeline. Yes! God has a purpose and a plan and He has a set desire for when He wants to bring us through, but our actions, either good or bad, could prolong or speed up the process to our Overwhelming Victory. The goal: our faith is magnified front and center and Christ is glorified. God’s greater purpose must be fulfilled as part of our individual deliverances. He wants to use us. He wants our testimony to glorify Him. He wants us to be an example of obedience to others who may be watching our lives, trying to see the God that we say rests, rules, and abides within us […]

No Satisfaction – Not on My Watch

Count it ALL joy. Wow! This seems virtually impossible. A word that has been interchanged with count is the word consider. To consider it an opportunity for great joy is to think ahead or to look ahead. When there are tests and trials and heart wrenching struggles, there is room for God to move. Counting it all joy or considering it an opportunity for great joy is looking ahead to a better day. It’s saying, “If I’m this low now, just think about how high God can elevate the circumstances of my life.” In the midst of our trials, we have the gift of looking ahead to the joy of watching God work it for good. We can watch Him settle a situation or reverse circumstances. We can watch Him wipe the slate clean. If He did it before, He can do it again. NOT ON MY WATCH will I give Satan any satisfaction of seeing me stay down […]

He Can Do It Again

When we are called by God to “Go” or “Come”, we must be obedient to the voice of the Lord. When Jesus said to the disciples “Let’s cross to the other side of the lake”, the disciples heard His voice, and according to the Scripture, without question, got into the boat and they started towards the intended destination. We, too, as did the disciples, while Jesus is constantly with us, may encounter some fierce storms. What we believe to be steps of faith after hearing the voice of God, can erupt into a shaking of our lives, leaving us in unsettled waters. Waves of disruption can seem to appear out of nowhere. What the disciples did after visibly seeing the storm with their natural eyes should not be our first response. They began to panic, but one good thing is, they knew who to call upon. “Master, Master, we’re going to drown!” When Jesus heard their cry of distress, He rebuked the wind and the raging waves. SUDDENLY the storm stopped and all was calm […]