Come to Christ in Pieces…

Jesus Died for Everyone


Guest post by:

Erma of The Pomade Shop

Bio:  Erma is an avid lover of writing and pomade. She typically writes about spirituality, health, beauty, and hair. When she isn’t writing, Erma is making batches of hair pomade for her online store, thepomadeshop.com


The recent departure of Easter has me thinking about how Jesus died on the Cross for our sins so that we might have eternal life. It’s the most awesome love story ever. Forget flowers, jewelry, dinners, and gifts: the Crucifixion of Christ is the purest form of love there ever was or will be.

What’s so poignant about Jesus’s voluntary death is that He died for everyone. He wasn’t concerned about socioeconomic status, ethnicity, or behavior: He just wanted to free everyone’s soul.

In Matthew 9, Jesus was having dinner at Matthew’s house. While He was eating, sinners and tax collectors came to eat with Him and His disciples. The Pharisees asked why He was eating with “the unrighteous.” Jesus’s loving response in Matthew 9:12-13 was, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”

He still wants everyone’s soul to be free. He doesn’t care about what you’ve done, what you’re doing, and how long you’ve been doing it. He just wants you to come to Him. It doesn’t matter if you’re broken: come to Christ in your pieces.

Just remember that Jesus is for everyone. The same Jesus who died on the Cross for the sins of your enemies and opponents died on the Cross for your sins. Nobody can grant you salvation: Jesus gave it to you when He gave up His life for you.

Don’t let anybody keep you from Christ!

Sincerely,

Erma of The Pomade Shop

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I don’t mind closing doors…

Hey friends,

There are seasons in your life where you will simply have to close some doors in order to get where God is taking you. One of my recent closed doors was shutting down SHE Ministries on all social media sites. For me, it was such a hard thing to do because I love love love encouraging and motivating others spiritually. But a wise woman said to me recently “All fruit ain’t God fruit…”! So although it was something I enjoyed and loved, I had to see the bigger picture.

Plot Twist: The Blog is here to stay…

God is crazy faithful and one thing I want everyone to grab from this post is this:

“Your spiritual relationship isn’t validated by what you show others, followers or online friends… God sees YOU, your heart. Follow his lead and you won’t have to work as hard for the fruit.

We have this misconception that we have to prove to people how spiritual we are, how faithful we are, how much “God” we have in us and reality is, we are not here to show or prove anything to people. We are here to be workers of faith, to be humble, to walk in love and to be led by the spirit. We are here to walk like Christ, to be living examples of the gospel not just with our words or our works. We are here to be servants, healers, and lovers of humanity.

Remember, God isn’t confined to social media, he isn’t confined to being seen publicly or confined to the perceptions of others. He’s so much bigger than that! He isn’t confined to gravity, or space so why do we feel if we’re doing nothing that we aren’t pleasing God. Your nothing is actually something to God! Jesus performed miracles- doing nothing. Sleeping in a boat- he calmed the storm. Walking with his friends- a woman touched the hem of his garment and was healed. I could go on and on but you get the point. We often become so blinded by busy that we misrepresent the word “blessed” by attaching it to being a human doing. Can I be honest? I enjoy simply being a human, BEING in the will of God. Having peace and a loving heart.

So, with that said. Cheers to new seasons, new blog content (when I am led) and new revelation from a place of solitude!

Peace, there’s nothing like it!

SHE

The Proverbial Woman- Day 31

Well, friends, today is our last day together studying The Book of Proverbs. It was so refreshing to read and learn MORE wisdom!

What I found to be true during this season of my life is that you really have to unlearn the wrong behaviors in order to fully embrace the right behavior.

I will end our study with a few scriptures that describe the Proverbs 31 Woman…

“Strength and honor are her clothing; she is confident about the future. Her mouth is full of wisdom; kindly teaching is on her tongue. She is vigilant over the activities of her household; she doesn’t eat the food of laziness. Her children bless her; her husband praises her: “Many women act competently, but you surpass them all!””

‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭31:25-29‬ ‭CEB‬‬

As we come to a close, remember to pursue wisdom in every season. There is so much to unpack and even more to soak up! If you’re feeling a little off, try reading in a different translation. Find the language that speaks to you.

Be Blessed,

SHE

Issa Good Friday…

Hey Friends,

No time to waste… Happy Friday! As we prepare to celebrate the rise of a KING, let us never forget the wisdom taught to us in Proverbs. ALL God’s words are tried and true… ALL of them…

Here’s a few words to remember:

•You have dominion

•You are MORE than a conqueror

•All God’s promises are Yes and Amen

•By his stripes, you ARE healed

•You are a lender and not the borrower

•Your sins are forgiven

Just to name a few… if your circumstances do not reflect the above, please remind them (your circumstances) you are a child of the Most High God and his word NEVER returns void!

“All God’s words are tried and true; a shield for those who take refuge in him. Don’t add to his words, or he will correct you and show you to be a liar.”

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Proverbs‬ ‭30:5-6‬ ‭CEB‬‬

We’ve almost made it to the finished line, see you back here tomorrow. Same time same space!

SHE

Seeking Wisdom: Day 29

It’s Thursday, another day The Lord has prepared just for us and I am so excited about it. Are you? Random: As I was waiting for my son to be released from class yesterday, an older man enthusiastically started talking to me about how much of a blessing it was just to be alive. He released so much positive energy and continued to elaborate on the fact that God shows us so much grace and mercy. As I pondered on that fact, I became extremely grateful for the healthy dialogue we shared because in today’s society, it is rare to find others who are not discussing “problems” and what’s “wrong” in the world. So, because of that I want to encourage you to simply be reminded of all the blessings you have instead of thinking and pondering on all the burdens.

Let’s jump into the scripture shall we!

“People are trapped by their fear of others; those who trust the LORD are secure.”

‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭29:25‬ ‭CEB‬‬

How ironic? Let’s really unpack the text. Another translations says The Fear of Man lays a snare. So trapped and snare is used synonymously. Both are defined as a bait, to be lured into… So in other words, Fear of Man is waiting to bait you in. Confidence eludes when you truly trust The Lord. Trust is defined as having confidence or security. It also means to feel safe! Do you have confidence in God? Do you feel in his arms? You display this type of confidence by realizing who God is in your life. He is a protector, he does not want to harm you. Yes he gives you free will, and unfortunately that free will leads us to paths of destruction IF/WHEN we’re not applying wisdom and yielding to it’s instructions.

It’s funny how we read the word but don’t fully understand or comprehend the word. Take time to really study and break down each word in the text instead of assuming you have a clear idea of what it means. It will really help you dive deeper and become more confident and learn to trust in a deeper capacity!

It is my prayer that confidence becomes your portion. Have a blessed day,

SHE

Say what now? Wisdom Seeking: Day 28

Hey friends,

I am kind of in a state of shock with this one. Allow me to jump right into it.

“Happy are those who are continually fearful, but those whose hearts are hard fall into trouble.”

‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭28:14‬ ‭CEB‬‬

Sooooooo, let me get this straight. Fear has a hint of happiness. Allow us to dissect this for a moment. Another translation states Blessed is the man who fears The Lord! I’ve always looked at fear with a negative connotation. As I apply wisdom, I am realizing that Fear applied to the right thing can lead to blessings. The key point is this, remain humble and fear God. Those with no sense of emotional softness falls into hardness.

I think I will mediate on chapter 28, this is just too good to read and put down. While on the subject of Fear, order my latest book “Fighting Fear: The Road to Entrepreneurship” today…

Enjoy your day,

SHE

Wisdom Seeking: Day 27

“Allow your work(s) to speak on your behalf”-SHE


Hey Friends,

Happy Tuesday! In the world of wisdom, we will discuss a very relative topic that’s disguised as “branding yourself”. Should you exalt yourself? Contrary to popular belief, scripture tells us to allow others to honor you. In fact, it goes on to say that self praise is never appropriate. Another translation states “Don’t call attention to yourself; let others do that for you”- MSG

“Let someone else honor you for your accomplishments, for self-praise is never appropriate.”

‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭27:2‬ ‭TPT‬‬

Personally, I have never felt comfortable praising myself. Some would even add that I hate bringing any attention to what I do… I had a true disdain for recognition because I believed that it would force others to think less of themselves… I’ve since understood that it is okay for others to applaud you for your good works. It’s not all about you, but the Christ on the inside of you. What are your thoughts?

Are you for or against self praise? This has nothing to do with self love by the way. In my opinion, it has everything to do with humility and honoring God with your works. This can be totally confusing to someone who have adapted to the world’s philosophy of honor, however from a biblical perspective the scripture is pretty clear!

Isn’t this good stuff? Enjoy your day…

SHE