This morning I dreamed that we were having CHURCH! There were people of various ethnicities on one accord worshipping together. I looked around and thought "Wow, now THAT'S beautiful!" I believe that so much separatism on Sunday mornings and in week night revivals grieves the heart of God and many will be in for an incredible awakening when they get to heaven. It only makes sense to get pre-conditioned now and actually... it has been commanded.
It's a shame that the races can fellowship everywhere together BUT church on a regular. People blend together at restaurants, movies, sport event/gyms, and pack out shopping centers without a second thought, but worship is another whole situation. We say we're sisters and brothers IN Christ, but are we really? Selah.
Study Nugget: (I John 4: 20-21)
Yes beloved, the boat's filling, but Jesus is in the stern. He's actually ASLEEP on a pillow because He's not concerned with something that has no more power than it's given. In this life we've got to walk right to the edge of the ledge with the blindfold on and step out in faith. It feels like we're perishing when in reality we're just being pushed to another level. Selah.
Study Nugget: (Mark 4:35-41)
Kirk says, "It's a new day" and we look sooo much better when we smile! This morning I felt led to make an annoucement to my own spirit: "It's a BRAND NEW DAY with brand new OPPORTUNITIES!" I don't know what opportunity you need but whatever it is, it's YOURS! If it's peace, reach up and grab it! If it's JOY, reach up and grab it! If it's more FAITH, reach up and grab it! If it's a MILLION bucks, babyyyyyyy you can reach up and grab that too! If it has been assigned to you, IT'S YOURS! Selah.
Today's Power Phrase: "I am who God says I am and I can have EXACTLY what God says I can have!"
Have you ever seen a beautiful rainbow... AT NIGHT? I sure hadn't! I let my dog out last night about 1030pm and saw a RAINBOW on my back door. I was tired with eyes so heavy that for a split second I thought I was seeing things so I did a double take and it was indeed a rainbow. I actually looked around to see if something was causing a "reflection!" LOL! Tiredness immediately lifted and I felt something well up on the inside that propelled me to go on in... We must continually give thanks for the promises of God and His gracious reminders. They often come when and in ways we least expect them. Selah.
Study Nugget: (Gen 9)
Today I saw the color purple scattered around my yard and my tulips are coming back up! This puts a big smile on my face; my mama loved tulips so they make me think of her. Each year they represent renewed life to me... without me doing a single thing to assist. One day there is no evidence of life or sustainment and the next day a whole group of shoots appear before my eyes. I feel excitement and appreciation because just seeing them serves to remind me that God's in the preserving business and in the fullness of time and season... Suddenly!
My God, the old school's still got the power! I fell in love with this song at the age of 16 while recovering from Guillain Barre Syndrome. Had just recently got out the hospital after being in there for months, 95% paralyzed. When I finally got released, I still couldn't walk. I used to roll my wheelchair through the house singing this song daily, praying and believing that God would get me out of that chair and help me walk again. Needless to say, He gave it to me! I don't know why this hit my spirit this morning, but I do feel a need to tell somebody that "whatever you want, whatever you need, ask God in faith and... He'll give it to you." Yes He will!
We were NOT created to be cheap imitations, but authentic replications of God. We were NOT created to retreat, but to rule and reign! We were NOT created to cower, but to courageously advance, sometimes with just a sliver of light. We were NOT created to doubt, but to dare to believe that if God spoke it, shall He NOT make it good?! We were NOT created to play small with a false sense of humility, but to command the blessings that have been assigned to us to be released to us. Don't get it twisted for what we ARE sisters and brothers is God's creation at its best and need to operate like we understand this. Selah.
Study Nugget: (Numbers 23:19-20)
Spring is all in, up, and through the atmosphere and I don't know about you, but I'm ready for God to do the "NEW THING" that He promised. The atmosphere is ripe with NEWNESS all around us and as it is in the natural, so it is also in the spiritual. Heaven is groaning and careening with the desire to richly bless and prosper those postured to be used mightily in this new season. Is it you? If so, get ready for a miracle such as you've never imagined in your wildest dreams to spring forth... SUDDENLY! If so, you can get ready for an outpour of manifested glory like never before. If the Bible is right (AND IT IS RIGHT) you should be able to look everywhere but behind you and see that it's already happening. Selah.
Study Nugget: (Isaiah 43: 18-21)
"A Common Woman With Uncommon Favor!" I am sure that God who began the good work within you, will continue His work until it is finally finished on that day when Christ Jesus comes back again.
Yesterday someone said to me, "Your text tagline is right - favor is working for you. Things just open up wherever you go!" This morning as I was getting my prayer jog on with my pitbull, I thought it over and began to proclaim increase. I asked God for more! I spoke over my own life that not only am I walking in the favor of God, but I walk in UNCOMMON FAVOR! Everything around me has got to line up or it has got to go!
Sisters & brothers the enemy doesn't want us to fully know who we are. The enemy doesn't want to see God use common people to do uncommon things. But can I remind you that God created us in His image to reflect His nature and character... Can I tell you that if God said it.... Can I decree that if He began the good work... Selah.
Study Nugget: (Philippians 1: 1-14)
Humility is a show of submission or meekness; to not think too highly of oneself; to bring low or prostrate; gentle.
This week I stopped at a light and saw what appeared to be a homeless person to my left. I had seen this person numerous times before but suddenly a great wave of humility washed over me so I rolled down my window and handed him a gift and spoke a blessing over his life. As I did, I looked into his eyes and... saw Jesus looking back at me. Then I heard the Spirit speak to me through this person, saying: "God bless you so much." I said "Thank you." He said: "I try hard to encourage other people just as much as I need it." Wow. The spiritual impact almost knocked me over and I drove away knowing that right there in that moment had been a divine impartation and it was reciprocal. Selah.
Study Nugget: (I Pet 5:5-9).