Encouragement and Word


Trust in the Lord in these perilous and tossing of seas. Know for certain that the Lord who commands the seas is there with you watching and waiting for you to come and submit to HIM. He knows what is the best and sees the good fruit that will be produced not only in you but through you also.

“Open your eyes and your hearts to all the plans and gatherings that I will bring and have already planned for you.” Says the Lord.

“Hear my heart is to bring you and all generations in my body into a place of unity that none has seen or experienced here in your lifetime. Yes, there have been many movements through out history to do this, but were not lasting. I will bring a lasting and a legacy of unity; when all see it in the earth be cautious for there will be many man-made attempts at it, but only My Unity will remain. My unity and My peace are only found in ME.” Says the Lord

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Sovereignty


Sovereign King,

Who reigns from eternity past to beyond.

Praise, honor, and dominion

Belong to Him.

When He speaks,

All will come to be.

Sovereign King,

Who is enthroned above the earth.

Mercy, compassion and grace

Were on display that great day,

As you hung on the cross.

Your body was broken,

Your blood was poured out.

For our treason against your sovereignty,

You proclaimed, “It’s finished.”

You gave up your spirit.

On that great day you were buried.

Who could ever grasp the depths

Of your great love for us.

On the third day,

You rose from the dead.

What a great Sovereign King

You truly are,

For all those that pierced you,

Saw you and said, “Truly, He is God.”

This great day was foretold many times

Through the prophets of old,

Was recorded from generation to generation;

Given to all those who come to read and have a great revelation.

From you, Oh sovereign King,

So, we can too say of You,

Truly He is God!

Come and See


Come and see!

Come and see!

The Christ, the newborn King!

Wrapped in swaddling clothes.

Laying in a manger.

Come wise men!

Come shepherds!

Adore on bent knee,

Christ Jesus, the newborn King!

Open up your life

To the greatest gift of all.

Eternal life,

Through the one only King,

Who brought heaven down to earth.

In the most humbling way,

A baby wrapped in swaddling clothes;

Laying in a manger in the town of Bethlehem.

O’ what wondrous sight to see,

God incarnate , Christ the King!

The Best in life


Do you desire the best in life? Did you receive top-notch treatment while striving for the best in life? What if I told you, “There was someone who could teach and train you about all that there was best in this life.”, would you listen?

Come sit in the quietness of the day. Pull up a chair, go out on the deck or even go out into the midst of a garden sanctuary. Whatever the case maybe come prepared with this in mind. You will not get the best in life, if you have it all planned out to achieve it. Neither will you receive the best treatment in life while obtaining your well thought out plans and agendas. Throw all that out of your mind and focus on the only one who can answer all your hard sought after questions. 

Who did King Solomon look to gain insight from in order to answer his questions?( 2nd Chronicles 1:7-13; 1st Kings 4:29)  What about the Samaritan woman at the well in the town of Sychar who wanted to draw out water from a well.( John 4:1-30) Where can one find such priceless wisdom than is far more valuable than the Hope Diamond or even a flight to the moon could cost the average person these days?

Are you ready to go somewhere not even sound a needle hitting the floor could be heard?

Listen. Listen. Just listen. Do you hear a quiet roaring sound like that of an ocean waves crashing on the beach. Listen do you know the voice that you hear in the stillness of the day.

Adam and Eve knew his voice and even heard Him walking in the garden. Imagine what that must have been like to hear  the sound of the Lord walking in the garden before Adam and Eve ate of the forbidden tree of the knowledge of good and evil. (Genesis 3:8-10)

John the baptist witnessed and heard the voice Him who sits on the throne, as He proclaimed to the world that Jesus was His beloved Son. ( Matthew 3:13-17)

The voice that you can hear is none other than that of the Lord most high. He is the one you need to ask your hard sought after questions to when you find that what you thought was the best in life for you is nothing but a pail of sand. Sand washes away like the riches, knowledge and all your plans and agendas that you are so desperately trying to stay in control.

Read and listen to these words as you say them out loud.

Philippians 4: 6,7 ESV

Do not be anxious about anything , but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be known unto God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and mind in Christ Jesus.

What does that mean to you at this very moment as you spoke the words? I suggest that whatever is coming to your mind at this moment that You give it God and leave it for Him to handle. Whether you have pent up anger over things that you thought were in control over but find out out that you are not in control not by a long shot.

Start your life afresh right now by praying this with me. Lord  Jesus, I know that You are the source that I need to come to know what my next step in life is at this moment. So, here I am to do you just that. I realize that my life is not my own but it belongs to you. Please use me as you see fit. Show me where there are unresolved sins or any bondage in my life. I commit to follow you now. For I know that your words are life and the guiding light of this life, teach me dear Lord, in the stillness of the day to listen to YOU!

In, Jesus Name, I pray, Amen!

Got Zeal! Got Jesus!


Are you zealous with a salivating passion for Jesus the way one is for a Thanksgiving day after it is all prepared and served? Do you look forward with great expectation and excitement to see Jesus seated on His throne in glory as a child is eager to open the gifts under the Christmas Tree on Christmas morning? Are you waking up each day with this one thought: “What can I do for Jesus today? Who does He want to help today? A stranger or maybe even friend.

What is Thanksgiving and when did it start? What is Christmas? What does this all have to do with having Zeal and Jesus?

These are the questions swirling around and around in my mind like a merry-go-round at this present time. I am interested to know if any of my readers have these questions or is it just me. 

Thanksgiving is mentioned 54 times in the Amplified Bible to find how often it is mentioned in other translations you may go to Bible Gateway and use the key word search. It is interesting to note that the mention of thanksgiving varies in other translations. I am not sure why that is exactly. It would be interesting to know though.

Psalm 100:4 Amplified

Enter into His gates with a song of thanksgiving and His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, bless and praise His name.

Are there differences between the definitions of thanksgiving,thankful, bless and praise? What do each of these terms mean to you in your own life? 

Now think about celebrating the National Observance of Thanksgiving here in America as a nation. What are some things or events over the past year that You can give thanks to the Lord Jesus for in this nation.

Think about Christmas. What does Christmas have to do with in our nation and does it reflect today or even your family?

Last year, during Christmas I especially became aware of what Christmas had become in my own life and that of America. The following song came to my mind. I believe it has a deeper meaning when I think about Christmas and Thanksgiving in this nation and it’s place in history. 

So, sing this song as a declaration and commitment to pursue Jesus as a priceless and treasured gift.

There is a worship song called, The Heart of Worship by Matt Redman

The Lyrics are as follows: 

When the music fades
All is stripped away
And I simply come
Longing just to bring
Something that’s of worth
That will bless your heart
I’ll bring you more than a song
For a song in itself
Is not what you have required
You search much deeper within
Through the way things appear
You’re looking into my heart

I’m coming back to the heart of worship
And it’s all about you,
It’s all about you, Jesus
I’m sorry, Lord, for the thing I’ve made it
When it’s all about you,
It’s all about you, Jesus

King of endless worth
No one could express
How much you deserve
Though I’m weak and poor
All I have is yours
Every single breath
I’ll bring you more than a song
For a song in itself
Is not what you have required
You search much deeper within
Through the way things appear
You’re looking…

Lift Him Up


Lift Him up!

Sing a song of celebration!

Jesus our champion we praise!

As the world all around us celebrates,

Evil and wickedness today;

Calling that which is evil good and that which is good evil.

We must come before His righteous throne.

Petitioning Him for mercy upon them,

Yet realizing that we who follow Jesus will be hated and persecuted.

Just as those who have gone on before us and who are in midst of it;

Even right now I ask the Lord to give His people the grace and fill us with compassion

Blessed is He who comes in the name of Jesus Christ!