Tangible Presence

The tangible manifested presence of God, is awe-inspiring but also can be terrifying to those that do not know the Lord as both Savior and Master. When one gives the gospel presentation to children it is often presented to them the sinners which may go something like the following:

Dear Lord,

I recognize that I am a sinner. All the lies I have told, all the bad decisions I have made whether it is something I thought of doing or saying something to someone. I recognize that I need to be washed clean of my sin, which was accomplished on the cross where Jesus died. I believe Jesus is the Son of GOD and that He lived a sinless life here on earth. Come Lord Jesus, and live in my heart from this moment forward I choose to live for you. Amen.

Have you ever thought about the fact that we ask Jesus to come live in our hearts? When Jesus was here on earth, He said He would send a “helper” to in essence provide the power we need to live a life worthy of being called His follower. This helper arrived to dwell within the hearts of mankind; known as the Holy Spirit, on the day we call Pentecost. The Holy Spirit is who I think of as being the tangible presence of God. In Acts Chapter two we find that the Holy Spirit arrives as flaming tongues of fires settle upon all the disciples(followers) of Jesus Christ. All those that were in the upper room were given a whole new language that they themselves did not know when they spoke them. However, later in the passage of the Bible, it explains that the people were speaking languages that other people from different regions of the known world could speak.

Moses saw the manifested presence God as in the burning bush and later as the Pillar and the cloud. Solomon saw the presence God as the Lord made Himself known as He descended in the temple for where God’s presence would dwell. The list goes on in the Bible.

In my own life I have experienced the manifested presence of God in my own life. As a teen I experienced His presence while attending another church that I went to while the worship band from my church came to provide the music for the service. I distinctly remember going up for prayer and then immediately falling out to the floor from the power of the presence of God. It was at this time that I began to sob uncontrollably. I will never know how much pain along with memories that the LORD took away that day through His healing power, I felt like I was nailed to the ground as I tried to get but could not do so under the weight of the glory of God. I have other examples in my life but none can compare to the intensity of His presence in my life..

More to follow in another post!!


Created For More…

We were created for more than this world can offer us. We were created for more than just getting through a day when all we want to do is go do our own thing and not bother with what anyone else wants or needs from us. When it comes to what we want, we stop at nothing to get our way until the day until God stops us dead in our tracts.

“Asking, Where have you been all day? I’ve been talking to but you had no room for ME in your day? Are you forgetting something? I created you for something far more valuable than that the latest and greatest thing that money can buy you. Sure you’ve had your “fun” but let me ask you this: Are you happy? Are you satisfied with where you are right now? You say that there is not enough hours in a day to get things done. Too many interruptions fill my day to get what I want to do done. Am I hitting it home with anyone right now?

You were created for far more than this dear one and so was I for that matter.                       You were created for a purpose that the one and only God created you so intricately, precisely and uniquely made for you that if you died today no one else could replace you for that purpose. You were created to display  His glory and thrive on God alone. You were created for Relationship, dear one?

Are you into religion where you look at God’s Word, read it out loud till you about to turn blue because you don’t breathe in between the words as you read. Has it become so in grained in you that you forget what its like to live on the other side of grace. Yes, I said grace.

Religion has no room for the grace of GOD unless GOD stops you with a divine revelation of Himself as He did in the case of a man who called himself the Pharisee of Pharisees. You  may or may not have heard of him. I pray that if you are reading this then you have at least an inkling of whom I mentioned. His name was once Saul but once He had an encounter with the GOD of the universe along the Damascus road HE was no longer Saul but was the Apostle Paul, who God used to write a portion of the New Testament in the Bible.

Things change when you allow God into  your life to use as HE sees fit!

Be blessed! Know that God has you in the place, and the circumstance you are in for a reason. Allow yourself to run to God and you won’t be disappointed when HE decides to tell you to do something.



Consecrated To GOD

What have you declared or consecrated to God in your life? Are there things you are holding back from God? Whatever the case today it is time to declare You are God’s property and nothing and no one can tell you or persuade you from this truth for you already KNOW that YOU KNOW, YOU ARE HIS PROPERTY. You know that in the trail you are in is designed by GOD to trust HIM. Declare what is missing in your life right now is found in the ONE TRUE GOD. So, run to GOD! Run with all your might To the GOD who has DECLARED THAT YOU ARE HIS PROPERTY. He is the ONE who has brought YOU thus far, do you not think that HE has brought you that far for no reason. HE has a purpose for everything that  we go through so don’t get too comfortable where you are in this trial for HE WANTS YOU TO TAKE A STEP FARTHER. He is telling you to come farther into HIS WORD… FARTHER INTO HIS PRESENCE. Don’t settle only for the Sunday morning church service or the weekly bible study alone but nurture and maintain Your relationship with GOD by coming before HIM with all the needs that are pressing in on you from every side. There are some that feel that they are trapped and fed up with GOD but guess what, HE already knows that so go to GOD, RIGHT NOW…. Stop reading this and go to HIM…

Whatever GOD has told you. Go do it! I encourage you to comment or if you know me, personally, let me know in some way if GOD speaks to your heart. When the LORD brings clarity to the trail you are in just simply write “AMEN” in the comment line.

Be At Rest

Be at rest my soul.

Be still in the presence of the LORD.

Quiet your heart.

Lay your burdens down as a crown before the LORD’s feet

Let your heart wait in eager expectation at the news that HE’s got you right where you HE wants you.

Though the troubles and sufferings will increase in the earth, THE LORD and HIS love for you will not change.

HIS grace is enough for you to see you through each and every day.

Look for HIM to move through you as you lean closer to HIM.

Look for HIM to establish you for HE Alone is YOUR Source of comfort and protection.

Continue to let your roots grow deeper and deeper into the LORD as you study and dwell on HIS word.

May HIS WORDS bring you life and hope in the midst of your deepest struggles.

Be encouraged. Be motivated to look up to the LORD for everything in the year to come and beyond. Be motivated to step out and do what HE tells you.


Christmas 2017

Greetings to all my readers on this Christmas morning! I don’t know how this Christmas season is for you but for a lot people, it brings up emotions, as it does for me. Sometimes, I have a hard time at Christmas and this year I have been in tears at times, but then I take the time to reflect on the real reason Christmas. I want to take a minute and do that…

Jesus!! Jesus!! Jesus!!  The real reason for Christmas! Today is the day that all Christ-followers reflect and celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. His purpose in life was to live a sinless life and die a criminals death bearing the curse of sin and death upon the cross.

So as I remember the reason for Christmas, I am reminded that with the LORD ever present with us in this world through the Holy Spirit, is here with me now. I can lean upon HIM and release all the tears that are welling up at this moment and thank HIM for the joy and love He has for me.

Zephaniah 3:17 Amplified

The Lord your God is in the midst of you, a Mighty One, a Savior, [ Who saves!] He will rejoice over you with joy; He will rest [ in silent satisfaction] and in His love He will be silent and make no mention [of past sins, or even recall them] He will exult over you with singing.

The Lord rejoices over me with Singing. Imagine as a child your daddy singing a lullaby to you in the stillness of the night as you go to sleep. There is a song that is dear to my heart and brings tears to my eyes as I listen to it. The song is called “Father Song” by Matt Redman as I listen to it I can just see myself as a baby and my Daddy , The Lord singing over me.

So, rejoice this day for the Lord loves so much that He sent His one and only son to be born of a virgin and to live a sinless life and reconcile us to God through His death on the cross.



My Best Friend, Jesus

Shattered dreams.

Focused memories.

Shattered, broken, and restored

All through the lens of the cross.

Who am I that I should harbor memories and shattered dreams?

I am just as guilty as those who wronged me.

As I look through the lens of the cross,

Where my best friend took HIS final breath;

Spoke these words, “It is finished!”

I am suddenly become undone.

My own heart became pierced with the realization,

“My sinfulness crowned HIM with thorns, which dug deep into His head.

My sinfulness beat HIM till He bled.

My sinfulness nailed HIM there to the cross.

My sinfulness pierced His side.

For this reason and this reason alone,

Did HIS Father send send His powerful Spirit to come upon Mary

And she would bear a Son and call HIM Jesus!

With Christmas I remember His birth.

With Communion I remember His death.

With Easter I remember His resurrection and ascension.

“For God, so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. ” John 3:16




Jesus Is With Me

Here it is four o’clock in the morning and I have had little sleep. My mind has gotten away from me a bit and I must refocus my thoughts on Jesus and rely on HIM for my peace and well-being. I have chosen not to digress anymore on what has been nagging me this past night instead I want to dwell and think on some scriptures.

Colossians 3:1-3 NIV

Since then, you have been with raised with Christ, set your minds on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above and not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.

Highlights from Psalm 139:1-4,7-8, 11-12, 17-18

O LORD, you have searched me and known me. You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You searched out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, behold you know it all together.

Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I feel from your presence?

If I say, “Surely the darkness shall cover me, and the light about me be night,” even the darkness is not dark to you; the night is as bright as the day, for darkness is as light with you.

How precious to me are your thoughts O God! How vast is the sum of them! If I could count them they are more than the sand. I awake, I am still with you!

Philippians 4:8,9

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is commendable, if there is anything excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think on these things.

Dear Jesus,

Thank you that you are always with me and each person that has called you LORD. Thank you that what has caused me to be wide awake is now gone like a vapor in the wind it is no longer on my mind. Thank you for your amazing love and grace that is new every morning.

Bless the Lord, oh my soul, and all that is within me!

Bless His holy Name!

May His praise and His presence give me rest this day!