Walking blind? What does this mean? Allow me to explain this logic from a spiritual stance. In Matthew 10:38 NKJV Jesus states “he who does not take his cross and follow after me is not worthy of me”. He does not elaborate on the journey, he does not give you an itinerary, neither does he give you turn by turn directions. He simply states to follow after me. This can be very confusing to someone who has a limited understanding of who God is and why he allowed Jesus to surface and die for our sins. But to those who understand the significance of Jesus, what he’s done, why he did it, and why it’s important to have faith and trust, this may be easier to comprehend and follow. Either way, we must lean on God and develop a deep and intimate relationship where we can yield to his voice.
When you are walking blind, you are saying God I trust you. Take me by the hand and lead me. It is saying wherever you lead me God, I will go. It is saying I don’t have the answers, you do, and because of that, I will follow. Trust God supernaturally with what isn’t visible naturally.
Gosh this can be soooo hard! We are innately wired to want to know all the answers. However, we must die to our flesh daily and live by the spirit. We must die to opinions, die to self, and die to the things of this world. We must live for Christ, even when we don’t understand. We must walk blind and trust that we’ll end up in the right place at just the right time.
I have been walking blind for past 3 months. I can personally attest to the fact that God will keep you in perfect peace those who minds are stayed on him. I don’t know what you’re dealing what? I don’t know what issues you are facing, what trials you’re up against? But I do know a deliverer, and when you submit to him and choose to walk blind, he will lead you through the path of righteousness for his names sake.
Scripture References: Psalms 37:39; Isaiah 64:8; Psalms 23:2-3; Proverbs 3:6; Isaiah 26:3
Free but caged. Wrapped up in oppression and sin. Entangled by lies, hidden truths, and insane visions. What am I missing? We speak Christ, churching every week. Yet and still our souls are filled with pain that run deep.
It’s all a show. Everybody appearing real, but in reality, real is hidden by gimmicks and thrills that kill. We post for fun, thinking the thread will transcend and run. But behind the letter characters we are STILL wrapped up in sin.
Everybody looking strong, bible knowledge and mad revelation. Only to see it’s a facade that held a mind in a state of vacation. When will we see? We all caged but we screaming we’re free.
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SHE Ministries is an organization that promotes prayer as you transition from season to season. In this season, we must unveil the hidden truths of Christianity and break free from bondage and truly live free. Freedom cannot be contained or maintained by a facade or knowledge. It takes the spirit of God to reside internally producing externally results. After seeing and praying about the destruction of “the church”, I was able to really see why and where we went wrong.
Join me in praying for 2017, praying for restoration of holiness in the body of Christ. Don’t remain free, but caged. Get free and stay free.
Happy Holidays… During this time of the year, many are gathering creating memories and enjoying the combustion of the Holiday Season. I won’t take up too much of your time, however I simply wanted to cover you in prayer as you enjoy every minute of life with your loved ones. I pray that during this time you are able to create memories that will forever be cherished.
Remember the reason for the season and WHY we should honor our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. My mind can’t help but wonder how Mary (The Mother of Jesus) must have felt to carry such power in her womb. Only to watch a painful crucifixion then awesome resurrection. I am filled with so much emotion just thinking about how selfless and caring he was to lay down his life just so we could have ours. The birth of Jesus, still today, is remembered and honored for being such a life altering, momentous, heart pounding occasion. A product of the Holy Spirit, NOTHING has ever or will ever duplicate such power and freedom.
Galatians 4:4-5 states “But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship”
This verse alone qualifies us to be freed from any form of bondage set forth by the enemy.
Often times we miss out on an opportunity to sit still and allow the real reason for the season to penetrate our minds. Reflect on the following scripture as you enjoy the significance and TRUE meaning of a Happy Holiday…
“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace” Isaiah 9:6
Have you ever received a blessing from God that literally made you laugh? Not laugh because it’s humorous, but laugh out of amazement because his words to you did not return void. You see, this is what happened with Sarah when she finally bore a child for her husband Abraham. The scripture states she laughed (Genesis 21:6).
Many of you have been waiting for years for God to manifest what he promised. I speak prophetically when I say, God is about to make you laugh. Some of the dreams, goals, plans that you’ve written off are about to manifest. Why? Because you’ve been patient, diligent, and constantly seeking. Blessings don’t occur on our terms, they occur and manifest on God’s terms. He’s the father and knows when we are mature enough to handle what he set out for us to conquer.
Prepare to laugh…
One of my favorite songs to listen to is living my life like its “Golden” by Jill Scott. This song just has a way of bringing joy to my life, allowing me to want to live life to the fullest and enjoy every moment of it. Even when I’m having a rough day, I can hum the tune to this song and it can bring a smile on my face. I call it my happy song. Do you have a motivational song that can lift your spirits when you are feeling down and out, or even a motivational bible verse or poem you can read to lift you up? I ask this question because for many years I depended on people to lift me up when I was down. When they didn’t, or couldn’t meet my expectations, I would soon find myself feeling alone and upset. Feeling as though no one understood me. It was after I received a personal relationship with God, that I realized He was the only person that could meet that expectation. His word is what I needed to give me the inspiration to live my life like its golden.
Trusting and depending on God is the best thing I have ever done for myself, allowing Him to fill that void that I was seeking from others. I can live my life abundantly knowing that God is in control over every aspect of my life, that he will never leave and forsake me. His word tells us that in Ecclesiastes 3:12-13 “So I concluded there is nothing better than to be happy and enjoy ourselves as long as we can. And people should eat and drink and enjoy the fruits of their labor, for these are gifts from God”.
Our God is awesome, He wants us to enjoy life. He wants us to enjoy the fruit of our labor. We should be rejoicing every day and living our life abundantly and to the fullest. I encourage you to get a personal relationship with God and find yourself a motivational song, bible verse, or poem to uplift your spirits when you are down. Live your life to the fullest, or as Jill Scott says, “Live your life like its Golden” because every day is a gift from God and we need to be rejoicing and living it abundantly.
We’ve entered into the LAST month of 2016 and boy what a year it’s been. December is a great month to reflect, refocus, and strategize for what’s to come. Please remember, there’s STILL time for a miracle to take place in your life.
You know there are times where you feel uninspired, unaccomplished, and unbothered. Then, there are times when you feel revived and revitalized. Here’s a hint, don’t hold on to things you have absolutely no control over. Gravitate to God and the bright future he has planned for YOU!
This season, release negative thinking, self doubt, and self sabotage. ”Tis the season to be filled with joy. Ask God to plant peace in your heart, clarity in your mind, and favor in your path.
Being Saved is Boring, Said no HAPPY Christian EVER….
Before you begin to read the words in this post, forget everything you’ve ever learned in regards to being saved. I say that because many people perceive God or being saved like they view the fun police. When in all actuality, God doesn’t want us to be uptight and filled with sorrow. He want us live and be vibrant BUT in an honorable way. In fact, Proverbs 17:22 states “a joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones”. Solomon states in Ecclesiastes 11:9-10 “Rejoice, O young man in your youth, and let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth; walk in the ways of your heart, and in the sight of your eye; But know that for all these, God will bring you into judgement”. He continues in stating “Therefore remove sorrow from your heart, and put away evil from your flesh, for childhood and youth are vanity”.
My insight from the above listed scriptures are to have a pure heart with clean and holy intentions while enjoying life. I don’t know about you, but what the world view as “fun” is like a death sentence. The world would say hanging out in night clubs, saying cruel things about others, drinking, etc. is fun. However; the bible often mentions joy, smiling, traveling, being honored and honorable, and being in a complete state of happiness as a result of being holy. Not to confuse you, you WILL have some bad days and trying times but the word also states “Many are the affliction of the righteous; but the Lord delivereth him out of them all” Psalm 34:19.
Many of the cruel and God awful rhetoric’s that are listed in the bible derived after a state of disobedience. If you elect to obey, you can enjoy by engaging in activities that are good and pleasing unto The Lord. I will list a few activities that are fun and faith filled if you are newly saved and just don’t know how to adjust.
- Traveling to historic landmarks– We live in a pivotal time where opportunities are endless. This world is LARGE and there are so many landmarks to visit. Instead of traveling to areas that will lead you to sin, visit an area that will be both enjoyable and intellectually stimulating.
- Concerts– I remember a newly saved young lady stated that she enjoyed concerts. There are so many faith filled artist and Ticketmaster has a list of shows and concerts that will be both fun and praise worthy. Not all music is carnal.
- Group House Parties– Who said you have to be fancy? LOL. I have a group of awesome friends and we meet up for food, fun, and fellowship once a month. We often have volley ball games, swimming activities, etc. and it is so much fun. Each family sponsors a dish and we all meet and enjoy.
- Shopping– I mean come on, who doesn’t love to shop? It is innocent and pure when you have the means to do so.
- Book Clubs– This is really nice. I was formally apart of a book club that was very insightful. I really miss this.
I can find fun in almost anything. But I have to admit, it is hard to do when you are the only one saved. I struggled with this for years, but now I find that is easy to attract like minds and like hearts. If you are in the newly saved season, my advice is to pray for Godly connections. You will need people who do not mind enjoying a righteous life and will hold you accountable in remaining on the straight and narrow.
Time to start enjoying…
P.S. If you are in need of prayer, you can email me at SHEPrays4you@gmail.com.