Appearance

Have you ever tried on an outfit in a department store or boutique to find that your hips….?

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….You are fearfully and wonderfully made, marvelous are God’s works… Enjoy God’s blessings today.

The journey flows…

Order in the Court

Picture a Civil Court case. The key players are the plaintiff (the accuser), the defendant (attorney), the judge (ruling authority), the jury (considers ALL evidence objectively), and the public (bystander, onlookers). I don’t envy anyone who has to contend with either one of these jobs or has been on either side of a court case. Hats off to you and my compassion is noted for the latter.

Back to court. Picturing this setting can be quite daunting for some. Now, try to picture this setting in the spiritual realm. Picture this in the life of a believer.

Satan is the plaintiff. He constantly makes accusations against the saints. All are lies and distorted truths. Don’t fret; although, he is an accuser of the Brethren and he will be cast down. 10 Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: “Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Messiah. For the accuser of our brothers and sisters, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled/cast down. Revelations 12:10 NIV

God is the only true Judge and Jury. God is almighty and sovereign, Omni THIS and Omni THAT. He is the only one who can render a lopsided verdict and it be perfect (meaning we never get what we deserve and get more than we deserve (grace and mercy). He sees ALL the evidence then makes a biased decision and it be objective. Only the righteous shall see God. For the Lord is righteous, he loves justice; the upright will see his face. Psalms 11:7

We don’t defend ourselves. Jesus is our defendant/attorney; we can’t afford Him. He tried/tries our case ‘pro bono’ and always renders a not guilty verdict.  God’s courtroom is the only court where sinners enter guilty (knowingly) and leaves declared not guilty. Pro bono in English means for the public good and is a Latin phrase for professional work done voluntarily and without pay!  I’ll pause and let you have a praise break…. Enough said…

My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world. 1 John 2:1-2

Mankind are bystanders, witnesses and onlookers who witness sin and sinful deeds. Can be either participants, news reporters, gossipers, and or prayer warriors, even disguising themselves as a plaintiff, attorney, judge, or jury.

Question: Which one are you? Whose roll do we depict being ill-equipped and unqualified?  Only you can truthfully answer that.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, Lord, help me today to humble myself before you to honor and worship you for how your death on the cross paid it ALL for me. May my life be a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable before men and to you as my worship. Help me not judge people or accuse the brethren not knowing all the evidence. Help me in my weaknesses and when I am out of order. Be my strength and carry me through, Thank you oh God. In your glorious and precious name, this is my prayer, amen.

Doxology: And now unto the only true and wise God, who is able to keep us from stumbling and to present us before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy— to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen Jude 24-25

The journey flows…

Expect the Expected

Yesterday, I had a meeting with one of the higher ups and an opportunity for anxiety. The predetermining circumstances for the meeting were unpleasant and I was blindsided. The circumstances were out of my control, but nevertheless, I was ‘all up in the middle’. My desire for the outcome was a peaceful meeting and God to be glorified. This, I had plenty control. There is always an opportunity for anticipatory anxiety… “what will the first day be like on a new job”, “what will the doctor say”, “what will someone say to me about this situation”, or “how will this conversation go with my son, daughter, husband, friend, etc. etc.”. I believe you get it. Anticipatory anxiety is real and at times it enters because of the unexpected. But what I have found to be true is to expect the expected. I expected God to be exalted and for a peaceful meeting. Psalm 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God, I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” I said to myself, As much that lie within me, I must live at peace with all men, Romans 12:18. I expected peace, since I am called to be a peacemaker and God had given me peace as fruit of the Spirit. I also said to myself, I must let my words be few, Ecclesiastes 5:2 then I said to myself, ” I will be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to take offense, James 1:19, and then I summed up my self-talk with I will glorify God with my actions and responses.” I knew that walking in love would glorify God. I expect myself to do so. After I had fixed my attention on glorifying God and remembered Psalm 46:10, I was confident that the meeting would go well. I expected it to be, therefore, I had no anxiety. My mind was sound and calm. In fact, I had looked forward to see how God was going to glorify and exalt Himself through the situation. Guess what? He never fails, what a blessed meeting. We were both blessed. I could not control what predetermined the meeting, but I had plenty control of what determined the end of the meeting. We walk by faith and not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:7

Prayer: Heavenly Father, help me today, to remember these precepts as I live out today in love, being intentional with every word. Help me to have my gaze fixed on glorifying you at every crossroad today; when there is ample opportunity to walk the straight path, help me when I am weak and want to go left or right. Keep me confident in your divine power and plan. Help me to expect the expected and that is you to be glorified.

I pray that you can relate and that your journey today be a blessing. The journey flows…

Prayer of Thanksgiving

Heavenly Father, we thank you for trials that test our faith. We thank you that you allow them to strengthen us and not harm us. Help us to not grow weary in well doing and understand that if we do not faint we will reap a harvest in due season. Lord as we move through the days and nights of our journey help us to depend on your grace, mercy and love to see us through and guide us. By your grace we can trust you and grow wiser as we grow through each experience in this life. Help us today, oh Lord, to keep our eyes fixed on things eternal not on carnal matters for they are only temporal. Thank you for the blood of Jesus Christ, your son, our Savior and Lord, that continues to keep us in your ever presence and right fellowship. Bless your mighty and majestic name, this is my prayer, amen!

Talk To Me…

Greetings All,

Let’s get started. Talk to me…

What is that something or someone that is keeping you from being the best you? If you are saved, what is that one thing that is a stumbling block, weight, or even sin in your life that continues to raise its ugly little head every now and then, especially when you believe that you have surrendered it to God? Honestly, talk to me.