Growth – Promise

As God made a promise to you? If He did then welcome to the club!!!!! He has reassured us many times that whatever He has promised (covenant), He will fulfill.  I had a dream recently where my mother was told that her children will inherit what was promised to her.  This tells me my covenant with God does not end with me BUT continues for generations.  Checkout Abraham for further evidence. When we live for Christ or God, we do so not only for ourselves BUT also for our offsprings who will inherit our blessings.  The same goes if we live an ungodly life…so choose well.

Growth – Praise (Pt. 2)

Although it is nothing new, recently I have been experiencing the power of praise. The power of praise has been showcased in the Bible on numerous occasions and also by my mother throughout my childhood and youth, as well as adulthood.  Praise may be expressed by a word or song. My favorite praise word is Hallelujah. My mother’s was Glory. Praise can destroy things (deactivate) and create things (activate). This shows its immense power…and the good thing is we have access to it at all times. AGAIN, we have to make the CHOICE to plug into it and utilize it when we come upon challenges that want to destroy our destiny. I am choosing to keep praising my way to my destiny.  I will also use praise to thank God for His continuous faithfulness as He provides and protects me on my journey.

Growth – Spiritual Suicide

God has His plans for me and you.  However, before His plans are manifested in the natural realm, we can commit spiritual suicide.  I don’t know if others have coined this term before, but for me, spiritual suicide is when I do things to delay God’s plan for my life. To commit spiritual suicide depends on my daily choices.  Do I choose to dwell in self-doubt, guilt, shame, self-pity, burdened by what I see with my physical eyes, hate, jealousy/envy, fear, and/or unbelief?  Or do I choose to stand in faith, knowing that God is faithful to the end?  He will never go back on His promises to you and me.  Despite what others may say or believe, or the things I may see with my physical eyes, I choose to remain by His side.  I choose not to walk before Him but to wait patiently on Him.  Remembering He knows more about me than I could ever know about myself.  Trusting Him; His plans for me are perfect and sure.  Believing that He will always protect me and provide for me.  He will make my paths clear so that I may walk freely through all obstacles.  Thank You, God, for forgiving me of my sins and mistakes when I come to you in repentance.  Thank You for standing by my side as I overcome spiritual suicide daily.  Thank You for your constant reassurance and support; always reminding me that I am never alone.  Thank You!!!!!!!!!