It’s been awhile, I know. Sorry not sorry, lol. Most of you, if you follow me on social media, know that my family and I relocated to California. Yes, right in the middle of the fire. Who does that? US, a true act of obedience. Since our transition, I’ve literally discovered more about ME and more about the God I serve, Yahweh. 
If you’ve ever relocated, you know how chaotic it can be from the time your items/furniture is delivered up until you place order in your home (which can take awhile). In the middle of it all, I felt my spirit a little vexed by the chaos and then BOOM, God spoke! “It’s easy to serve me while your life is in order, but it’s difficult to serve while in chaotic situations”. I wish you could have seen my eyes when this came to me. God preceded to speak, “Can you serve me IN the chaos? Can you APPLY what you’ve learned IN the storm? You’ve adapted to a relationship based on comfort. Can you serve me, love and worship while uncomfortable? I AM the one who provides comfort. Not the orderliness of your lifestyle”. 

OMG! That cut me DEEP, have I adapted to a relationship based off comfort? Have you? Examine your life, examine your heart. I know I did. I was shocked to find that ME, SHE, HER fell victim to a relationship of comfort. But God is GOD, Great and MIGHTY even when we are faced with opposition, discomfort or chaos! There is NOTHING or NOBODY greater than him. 
If you’re feeling frustrated, confused, or even out of sync, evaluate your views of God. Ask God to search you and reveal anything that is not like him. The root to most of our frustrations are our need to have everything lined strategically and perfectly, in order. But, we don’t serve a God who does the miraculous in perfect conditions. We serve a God that will disrupt your peace to draw you closer to him. #SelfCheck 

I am reminded of a scripture that speaks to my soul, “I will keep you in perfect peace those whose mind is stayed on me…” Now grant it, I am all discombobulated so it may not be word for word. But you get the point. 

Be blessed,
Shenica 

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“I have come to save the sinners…”

Heavy hearted today! Mainly because soooo many are being misled regarding the entire existence of Christ and Christianity. I came across some really horrible social media post regarding Nicki Minaj being featured on Tasha Cobbs Leonard’s new song. Now before I continue, I rarely speak on or entertain media related, controversial topics. But this is exactly why millennial’s are running from “the church” and comfortable being in the world. The minute someone they’ve become accustomed to does something that “the church” has deemed only for the “righteous”…they are automatically stoned, gossiped about and so much more. Now the standard of holiness that everyone is raving about is for the WELL, not the sick, so those of you who are well, guard YOUR  heart not the gospel. Everybody has access to throne of grace. As Lisa Bevere so eloquently stated in Lioness Arising, we are to guide people to Christ not gate the gospel. 

Now, I commend Tasha for allowing someone of a different culture to be on the album. After all, the sinners can relate to her (Nicki Minaj) and not Tasha Cobb Leonard. They are not there yet. Stop placing people (those apart from God) in the same box as the saved folks. They are simply not there YET! And from the responses of you extra saved folks, the sinners will remain sinners due to the extreme judgements of the “church”. 
As Christian’s we must always be mindful of the character of Christ. Let me go to the text before I am shunned by the saved and sanctified saints, you know, the ones who listen and do things Nicki rap about but haven’t exposed or been exposed for those sins… 

Let us visit the story of Matthew, The Tax Collector. 

9 As Jesus passed on from there, He saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax office. And He said to him, “Follow Me.” So he arose and followed Him.10 Now it happened, as Jesus sat at the table in the house, that behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and sat down with Him and His disciples. 11 And when the Pharisees saw it, they said to His disciples, “Why does your Teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?”12 When Jesus heard that, He said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. 13 But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy and not sacrifice.’[b] For I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.”




Wow, I find it interesting that the text states Jesus AND his disciples hung out WITH the tax collectors. At Mathew’s home. I also find it interesting that Jesus states he did not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. News flash, Jesus would not be hanging out with your church cliques, he’d be somewhere getting close to hell, bringing others out of the world of bondage.  Now “what if” this sinner (or unqualified person), through this interaction was somehow saved? Not saying that this is what transpired, BUT we are NOT God and do not know what assignment from heaven Tasha has regarding her collaboration with Nicki.
As the “BODY” of Christ, we have to stop using the law to condemn and trust what God allows. This really isn’t YOUR business, if you’re not trying to reach sinners then what’s your point? I think it was BOMB, that’s probably the ONLY Gospel song some who don’t know Christ will listen to… Instead of bashing the artist, think about this, the words and scriptures used to justify why Nicki is “unqualified” are not revelatory to those who have yet to come out of sin.  Those scriptures used to justify holiness is for the ones deemed holy. Not for the sick, again but the well. Nicki never portrayed to be holy, but I think it’s a step in the right direction for her to be featured.

Clean hands, pure hearts. Now before you backlash with your negative comments, remember that YOU will have to give account for EVERYTHING you say and do (Matthew 12:35). 
#SelfCheck 

“Me and my angels shot the devil up. While you was trying to pull me down I leveled UP”…. maybe we “Christians” need to level up and come out of bondage, oppression and judgement of others… Exodus 15:3 states “The Lord is a man of War, The Lord is his name”. In quoting this, we must be mindful of how the wrath of God is gruesome. It may not have been “religiously” correct, but it was in fact a necessary statement. 

And on that note, I will end with a quote from Pastor John Gray “Church folks are good judges of other people’s sin and great lawyers of their own”…. 

John Gray’s Message On The Collaboration 

SHE 

“Lessons in Leadership”

Leadership is soooo unique, yet it is full of lessons within every experience and encounter. I’ve probably been a leader my entire life. No seriously, I was always somewhere leading somebody at some point in life! Leading is/was something that has always came naturally! Now was I good at it? Maybe not always, but I can assure you, I’ve learned a thing or two along the way. 

  1. You MUST be willing to lose in order to gain. 

As I stated in my book, Fighting Fear, “There is a lesson attacked to every loss”. Reality is, you can’t be a people pleaser! You MUST lead others OUT of a situation and/or circumstance. This component is often forsaken. People magnify the title of leadership without magnifying the impact of leadership. 

From a scriptural standpoint, Jesus lost the respect of the Pharisee’s due to his unique ability of leadership. He knew his mission, and it did not consist of pleasing the religious leaders (Matthew 9). Ultimately, he lost his life. BUT he gained it back through God’s resurrecting power! What are you willing to lose? 

     2.  You must be okay with being set apart. 

Let’s be honest for a moment. Now, I know some are just utterly disgusted with our President, BUT he is an ideal leader in terms of being set apart. Why? Because he is both STRONG and BOLD. May be a little tooooooooo strong but he does not have a problem being set apart from other government leaders. Now before I lose you, lol, try to place your biases to the side and focus in on the title on of the blog post. “Lessons in Leadership”. 

     3. You must be humble enough to be led.

On the same token, back to The President, we see that his boldness limits the amount of influence from others. As leaders, we must be humble enough to try new things, accepting a different perspective. Let’s take Jesus for example. He was humble enough to follow the commands from his mother, Mary, when asked to turn water into wine although he knew his time had not yet come (John 2:1-11). Despite knowing this truth, he submitted to her request which turned into a beneficial component in the way he led others. 

If you are a leader, how is your conduct? I don’t mean when you’re in that role of “leadership”. I mean at all times. As leaders in The Kingdom, we have an obligation to learn lessons and lead by example. 
What are some biblical leadership lessons you’ve learned in life? Don’t be shy, share them below. 
Don’t forget, for more on leading from a biblical perspective, order a copy of my book Fighting Fear today. Also don’t forget, follow me on twitter and on Instagram

SHE 

Heart Attack 

“Heart Attack”

The heart is a very important component in your body. According to the American Heart Association, nearly 375,000 Americans die each year from Heart Disease. This a very HIGH number of Americans dying per year. All in connection with the heart. The irony in the spiritual realm is this, God speaks to us about the importance of guarding your heart (Proverbs 4:23). When I think of guarding, protection comes to mind. The scripture noted above states from the heart, flows the issues of life. 

In terms of the natural, the heart when functioning properly, pumps blood throughout the entire body. Supplying both oxygen and nutrients. When it is clogged, the supply of blood is blocked and can produce severe health problems, even death. Stay with me, I’m going somewhere. The blood is very important and it works in conjunction with the heart. What’s in the heart? Well I’m glad you asked! When looking through the lens of Christ, the heart is controlled by two things. 

  • 1. The Mind (Thoughts) – This helps you to make sound decisions and good judgements. 
  • 2. The Soul- The part that produces senses, feelings, emotions. 

If the wrong behaviors, thoughts, or actions consume your heart, it will stop or limit the good behaviors, thoughts or judgements from flowing freely. I wrote all of that to express the importance of an heart check. Not just to prevent from a physical heart attack but also a spiritual heart attack. When the wrong ideas and thoughts consume your mind, it will produce the wrong behaviors in your life. In your heart, you can think or misconstrue the toxicity because sometimes wrong feels right. The right we should strive for is the righteousness that produces holiness. Search your heart. Better yet, ask God to search your heart as the text in Psalms 139:3 states. 

In Matthew 9:4, Jesus asked the scribal(s), why did they have evil in their hearts? Just to give a paraphrased synopsis, the scribes where questioning why Jesus would heal a paralyzed man. One key in this entire story that I learned today is that we don’t have any control over who Jesus use or heals. He (Jesus) wasn’t looking for perfection in the paralyzed man, he was looking for him to simply follow AFTER the miracle was performed. 

Ask yourself, has my heart caused me to judge others harshly due to what I have stored! Do yourself a favor and repent, and filter out your heart with his blood. That is, the blood of Christ. Asking to be purified and cleaned of the toxicity that dwells there. Remember the ultimate goal of life should be to live in such a way that pleases Christ. 

I pray this blessed you, 

SHE 

“Family FIRST” 

Welcome welcome! This topic was on my heart so I guess you know what that mean, lol. Time to blog about it… 

So, first thing first. Just to lay the foundation, I’ve been married for almost 10 years. But to be honest, only in the last 2-3 years have I started to understand the value of MY role as a wife/mother. The wisdom I enclose is solely based on scripture, experience and wisdom obtained through the conviction of The Holy Spirit. 

Let’s get to it! I know there are so many exciting things occurring around the globe. So much to get involved in, so much to embrace! BUT, your family should be your first priority. What is family? Just so we’re clear, YOUR family consist of your spouse + your kids. “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.”- Genesis‬ ‭2:24‬ ‭NKJV‬‬. Now, I’m not saying or implying that it isn’t okay to take care of others because scripture tells us to love others, but it is very clear me must steward the domain God entrusted to us. Here is another scripture: “But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.”– ‭I Timothy‬ ‭5:8‬ ‭NKJV‬. Wow, now that’s powerful. Neglecting your home is worse than being an unbeliever. 

What do I mean by family first? Lets dissect the Proverbs 31 Woman. I will go line by line so bare with me here. 

“She also rises while it is yet night, And provides food for her household, And a portion for her maidservants. She considers a field and buys it; From her profits she plants a vineyard. She girds herself with strength, And strengthens her arms.”


‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭31:15-17‬ ‭NKJV‬‬


1. She rise and provides for her household. Meaning preparing them to conquer the day. 

2. She then works, considering a vineyard and buying it. Translation, she was involved in real-estate. Making MAJOR moves! How inspiring?! 

3. She makes a profit, she is in the business of closing deals. Exciting! 

4. She girds herself with strength (because we all get weary) 
Whew! That’s powerful. Now, I’m not insinuating that you have to simply be a “homebody” or “housewife” but what I am stating is that before we as women venture off and become involved in the affairs of the world, we must first properly attend to our homes. Even if you have to rise early, don’t neglect your family. So, what does this look like. Here are few examples, although they may vary from home to home. 

  • Ladies, make sure you prepare meals for your family. If you’re too busy to cook or prepare, reevaluate your day. This should be planned out for the day when you rise. I typically know by Saturday what I will prepare for the week ahead. Grocery shopping ahead of time to help with the flow of our family. Avoid the question, so what are we going to eat? 
  • Next, make sure your home is clean, clothes are washed, kids have the homework done (or activities written out on a calendar), etc. There is nothing worse than preparing a kid for an activity then realizing, ooops, the uniform isn’t clean. If you’re not a wife, yet, consider this wisdom for the future.
  • Lastly, Prepare your affairs so you’re not running in circles. What I found to be insightful is this, the scripture states she considers then she buys. To me, she’s done her research. As women, we should be prepared to discuss our businesses, our events, or any other thing we’re involved in with confidence. 

Your life will flow better when you prep, plan THEN execute. Be attentive to your family, God has blessed you with it. I know it seem like a lot for one to handle, but organizing your days helps to add value to your virtue. It’s okay to fellowship and be involved, but not at the expense of neglecting and/or rejecting your family. Remember, Family First! 
SHE 
P.s Don’t forget, my new book Fighting Fear is now available on Amazon.com. Grab your copy today. 

Guesssssss what!!! My new book is here and I am sooooo excited. Fighting Fear is a book of hope. We all struggle with many facades of fear and in this piece of literature, I reveal a few Fear moments I encountered, as well as how I overcame and are still overcoming some aspects of fear in life and in business. One thing I know for certain is that the enemy has a vendetta against your purpose. If he can halt, hinder, or block your greatness, he would. 

For many of you, you’ve hidden your dreams because they simply did or do not make sense. But let me remind you, when you downplay you, you ultimately down play God. Yahweh has equipped you to make a difference in this world, don’t you dare allow fear to interfere with the greatness that lay internally. Your business pursuits, your gift, your talents… they’re possible. They are ALL possible. The ideas you think about you, it’s possible. The program you want to implement, it’s possible. The job you envision, it’s possible. It’s ALL possible! 

I encourage you, push past the fear you feel and enter into a life of trust, walking victoriously in your purpose. 
You can order my NEW book here on Amazon. Oh and for those of you are always pondering on if you had this you’d do it , if you had that, you would be much better off…. allow me to give you a little background information on SHE. I am a first generation everything. First generation college student AND grad, first to obtain a Master’s Degree, first generation entrepreneur and NOW a first generation Author… you can do it when you focus in on what you DO have! Purpose… My mom didn’t have a high school education and my dad, well he completed high school but that’s about it. Am I ashamed, nope! I learned from it all and PUSHED towards the mark even though ALL odds were against me. I didn’t have a road map, to help me figure out my goals. Didn’t have a mentor, guide, or anyone that could get me to the vision God implanted in my heart. All I had was a desire for more, so I pushed and pressed. And guess what? You can too…. So, it’s not about what you possess physically but what you have internally. If you have passion + drive that equals purpose! Go for it, start by ordering my New Book today for practical tools and applications that will help you along the way!

 Eeeeeeeekkkkkk! I am über excited. Can you tell?! Lol. 

Have a great week ON purpose! 

SHE 

Freedom! It’s not always free…. Cliche’, maybe so, but follow me for a moment. As defined, we know freedom is the following:
free·dom

ˈfrēdəm/

the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint.

Now historically speaking, we’ve been “free” for a mighty long time. But do you actually feel free? Do you live free? Do you believe that you’re free? I’m asking these simple questions because we live in a time where “freedom” is preached but goals are not reached. I literally had to stare at the definition for a moment. To act without a hinderance? Are you acting without a hinderance? Not allowing ANYTHING to get in your way! Are you following dreams? Are you thinking the way you want or are your views being tainted by the media. 

When I think about “Freedom”, I think about being able to conquer life, because God gave you the freedom to believe. He gave you the freedom to serve him, which is all powerful and all knowing. If you KNOW him, believe in him, and trust his will for your life. Are you living like it? So again I ask, are you really FREE? 

The day I became free is the day I let go of every fear that limited me from being the best version of myself. I am free to be ALL God created me to be. So are you, it’s time to LIVE like you’re FREE… #BreakFREE 

Don’t forget my new book will be available this month. It’s no longer available for Pre-Order, but it will be on Amazon.com. 
Last thing, don’t forget to follow me on twitter here _SHEMinistries… 

Have a great day and remember, YOU ARE FREE! 

SHE