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Overcoming Adverse Influences

When we think of overcoming problems in our life, we usually focus on things like depression, anger, addictions, impulsiveness, hate, unforgiveness, loneliness, lust, anxiety, etc. And if nothing major stands out, we assume everything is all right. When was the last time you thought to yourself that you should be more loving to others? The tendency is to assume that we’re always loving as long as we aren’t unloving or have blatant hatred in our hearts. Or when have you decided to ask forgiveness for those things you haven’t done? Again, our fallen way is to assume we don’t need to express humility unless we have wrongfully hurt someone.

However, a more subtle deception slowly leaks into our lives; and before we know it, we have to call for help because there is a flood. Culture can be a leaky faucet that slowly trickles into our lives which may end up causing a flood of misconceptions about reality. Culture can also be a good thing. Culture can enrich our lives, giving us a heritage …

Overcoming Adversity

The plans God has for your life are far greater than the plans you have for yourself.  He has significant plans for your life, your church, your city, and the nations. The way we choose to deal with life’s troubles, trials and times of transition are pivotal. On the agenda of God, you are significant.“For I know the plans I have for you,”
declares the Lord,
plans to prosper you and not to harm you,
plans to give you hope and a future.”
[Jer 29:11… NIV]


In order to fulfill the plans of God and become “who” God has pre-ordained you to be, you will go through a “process.” A process can be defined as “a series of actions, changes or functions bringing about a desired result.”

The result is: you will be who God says you are, do what God says you will do and have what God says you will have.
The entire process of growth and fulfillment of destiny hinges on a critical factor:
The way we choose to deal with life’s troubles, trials and times of transition. Like the Apostle Peter who delivers t…

Pray In The Spirit

We have to engage the enemy that attacks us using the proper weapons.  But sometimes we are so overwhelmed we don’t even know what to pray. There are times when words fail and human intelligence fumbles with the articulation of what it is we need. When life knocks the breath out of you, God understands the words contained in a single tear. When words fail, we can rely on the Holy Spirit to pray through us. Relying on the Spirit to pray “builds up” your spirit man in the places where you need it most.
“We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God’s will.” Romans 8:26-27

When we pray in the Spirit, the Spirit of God intercedes for us according to whatever God's will is. 
Back up a little. The verse says that the Holy Spirit searches our hearts. Since the Spirit of God searches our …

Seeking Love As A Single Mom

Nothing is too hard for God.  About 4 out of every 10 babies are born to unwed mothers. I won’t go into the statistics of the children birthed from those relationships – it can be on the depressing side. I’m glad our God is a supernatural God! Our God defies all statistics and can do all things. Nothing is too hard for him! With Him being glorified and raised, I want to share a few insights into the lives of single parents – single mothers in particular.
Single mothers face specific issues that impact their ability to develop and maintain relationships.  Adding to the complexity of their lives is the fact that every single mother came to be where she is for different reasons; some had children out of marriage, others were separated, divorced or widowed. Some have a good support network; others are very alone. Whatever the situation, I want to share some of the specific challenges single mothers face so they might read this and be comforted, and so others may know how to touch the liv…

Your Test and Process - Get Ready for the Next Level!

“Now it happened, when David and his men came to Ziklag, on the third day, that the Amalekites had invaded the South and Ziklag, attacked Ziklag and burned it with fire, and had taken captive the women and those who were there, from small to great; they did not kill anyone, but carried them away and went their way.

So David and his men came to the city, and there it was, burned with fire; and their wives, their sons, and their daughters had been taken captive. Then David and the people who were with him lifted up their voices and wept, until they had no more power to weep. And David’s two wives, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abigail the widow of Nabal the Carmelite, had been taken captive.

Now David was greatly distressed, for the people spoke of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and his daughters. But David strengthened himself in the Lord his God."

I Samuel 30:1-6

There is no doubt that we are living in the most exciting time in c…

Get Reality!

Relationships are the currency of the kingdom. Human beings were created for fulfilling relationships with each other and with God. Relationships can greatly influence many aspects of our lives – even our destiny. I want to go deeper into how relationships can create wrongful control of our soul that become ungodly. I am going to show you how to receive deliverance from ungodly relationships through Jesus Christ.

“When the Lord saw that Leah was unloved, He opened her womb; but Rachel was barren. So Leah conceived and bore a son and she called his name Reuben; for she said ‘The Lord has surely looked on my affliction. Now, therefore, my husband will love me.’ Then she conceived again and bore a son, and said ‘Because the Lord has heard that I am unloved, He has therefore given me this son also, and she called his name Simeon.’ She conceived again and bore a son and said ‘Now this time my husband will become attached to me, because I have bore him three sons.’ Therefore, his name was c…