Saturday, September 24, 2011


1.Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.
2. Yet they seek me daily , and delight to know my ways, as a nation that didrighteousness, and forsook not the ordinance of their God: they ask of me the ordinances of justice; they take delight in approaching to God.
3. Wherefore have we fasted , say they, and thou seest not? wherefore have we afflicted our soul, and thou takest no knowledge ? Behold, in the day of your fast ye find pleasure, and exact all your labours.
4. Behold, ye fast for strife and debate, and to smite with the fist of wickedness: ye shall not fast as ye do this day, to make your voice to be heard on high.
5. Is it such a fast that I have chosen ? a day for a man to afflict his soul? is it to bow down his head as a bulrush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him? wilt thou callthis a fast, and an acceptable day to the LORD?
6. Is not this the fast that I have chosen ? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?.
7 Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?
8. Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the LORD shall be thy rereward .
9. Then shalt thou call , and the LORD shall answer ; thou shalt cry , and he shall say , Here I am. If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking vanity;
10 And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noonday:
11.And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.
12 And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called , The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in .
13 If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honourable ; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words:
14 Then shalt thou delight thyself in the LORD; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the LORD

Sunday, September 18, 2011


HAGGAI 2:4-19
4. Yet now be strong , O Zerubbabel, saith the LORD; and be strong , O Joshua, son of Josedech, the high priest; and be strong , all ye people of the land, saith the LORD, and work : for I am with you, saith the LORD of hosts:
5. According to the word that I covenanted with you when ye came out of Egypt, so my spirit remaineth among you: fear ye not.
6. For thus saith the LORD of hosts; Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land;
7. And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come : and I will fill this house with glory, saith the LORD of hosts.
8. The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the LORD of hosts.
9. The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the LORD of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, saith the LORD of hosts.
10. In the four and twentieth day of the ninth month, in the second year of Darius, came the word of the LORD by Haggai the prophet, saying ,
11. Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Ask now the priests concerning the law, saying ,
12. If one bearholy flesh in the skirt of his garment, and with his skirt do touch bread, or pottage, or wine, or oil, or any meat, shall it be holy ? And the priests answered and said , No.
13. Then said Haggai, If one that is unclean by a dead body touch any of these, shall it be unclean ? And the priests answered and said , It shall be unclean .
14. Then answered Haggai, and said , So is this people, and so is this nation before me, saith the LORD; and so is every work of their hands; and that which they offer there is unclean.
15. And now, I pray you, consider from this day and upward, from before a stone was laid upon a stone in the temple of the LORD:
16. Since those days were, when one came to an heap of twenty measures, there were but ten: when one came to the press fat for to draw out fifty vessels out of the press, there were but twenty.
17. I smote you with blasting and with mildew and with hail in all the labours of your hands; yet ye turned not to me, saith the LORD.
18.Consider now from this day and upward, from the four and twentieth day of the ninth month, even from the day that the foundation of the LORD'S temple was laid, consider it.
19. Is the seed yet in the barn? yea, as yet the vine, and the fig tree, and the pomegranate, and the olive tree, hath not brought forth : from this day will I bless you.

JOEL 2:23-32
23. Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month.
24. And the floors shall be full of wheat, and the fats shall overflow with wine and oil.
25. And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten , the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you.
26. And ye shall eat in plenty , and be satisfied , and praise the name of the LORD your God, that hath dealt wondrously with you: and my people shall never be ashamed.
27. And ye shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am the LORD your God, and none else: and my people shall never be ashamed .
28. And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy , your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:
29 .And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.
30. And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.
31. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terribl eday of the LORD come .
32. And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered : for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD hath said , and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call .

Saturday, September 17, 2011


9.Proclaim ye this among the Gentiles; Prepar ewar, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near ; let them come up :
10.Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruning hooks into spears: let the weak say , I am strong.
11.Assemble yourselves, and come , all ye heathen, and gather yourselves together round about: thither cause thy mighty ones to come down , O LORD.
12. Let the heathen be wakened , and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat: for there will I sit to judge all the heathen round about.
13.Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe : come , get you down ; for the press is full , the fats overflow ; for their wickedness is great.
14.Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision.
15. The sun and the moon shall be darkened , and the stars shall withdraw their shining.
16. The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake : but the LORD will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel.

Friday, September 16, 2011

The Hurt Behind the Anger

Tonight I felt really led to go see a fellow church member speak. Today was a hectic day! When I got home my children told me someone called and told me to call them. When I called the person on the line began to say some things that made me very angry. On my way to hear my church member speak;I said I can't go like this; I don't want to be a hindrance so I began to worship. As I began to worship I started to cry and God said "you are hurt...that's the real reason you are angry". I think anger is a symptom of hurt; it is a wall of protection, a way to not be vulnerable. When I got there the speaker was talking about having authority and how we wrestle not with flesh and blood. I'm gonna make it my goal to be vulnerable to God and lay future and pasts hurts and offences at the feet of Jesus. I am gonna give him my brokenness and allow him to heal me. If God heals the hurt there will be no place for anger.

Ephesians 6:12
For for we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Psalm 34:18
The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a brokenheart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Psalm 93

1. The LORD reigneth , he is clothed with majesty; the LORD is clothed with strength, wherewith he hath girded himself: the world also is stablished , that it cannot be moved .
2. Thy throne is established of old: thou art from everlasting.
3. The floods have lifted up , O LORD, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their waves.
4. The LORD on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, yea, than the mighty waves of the sea.
5. Thy testimonies are very sure : holiness becometh thine house, O LORD, for ever

Monday, September 12, 2011

Hope In God

You're Walking On Water Don't Let The Wind Fool You Into Sinking.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

The Word of the Lord/Rekindling the Fire

Yesterday my cousin and I were talking about reading the bible. She said that she is reading the bible everyday now. I told her that I had start back reading the bible daily too and I was so grateful because God was bringing back my love for the scripture. I told her how I liked the way Jesus talked, that it was different from everyone else...I tried to remember something he (Jesus) said but I couldn't at the time but tonight while studying I found it! Jesus said "I Say Unto You" alot when he spoke. I am finding little things like that and they are rekindling the fire within me. When I first started reading the bible God use to speak to me through scripture. He would tell me a scripture and it would answer a question that I had; I would dream scriptures; and the bible was exciting to me. Somewhere in there I lost that zeal and I read the bible because I knew I needed to. That has began to change lately; I am enjoying reading the bible again. Today in church my pastor spoke on the importance of reading God's word. God put it in my heart to read the words of Jesus so I will be studying Matthew,Luke,Mark and John. Tonight I read about the Baptism of Jesus and how the heavens were opened at the time of his baptism. Jesus told John "Suffer it to be so now: for this becometh us to fulfull all righteousness" that statement is so profound and can be applied to so many areas of our lives.

Matthew 3:13-17
13.Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him.
14.But John forbad him, saying , I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me?
15.And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him.
16.And Jesus, when he was baptized , went up straightway out of the water: and, lo , the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:
17.And lo a voice from heaven, saying , This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased .

Mark 1:9-11
9.And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of John in Jordan.
10.And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened , and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him:
11.And there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased .

Luke 3:21-22
21.Now when all the people were baptized , it came to pass , that Jesus also being baptized , and praying , the heaven was opened ,
22.And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said , Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased .

Random Acts of Kindness

Today I went to the prayer garden of a local church to pray; upon leaving God impressed upon me to leave two dollars in a specific place. When I did God told me that in the last days that is how his people will survive (obedience and each other). I have always wanted to have enough money to be able to store survival items around the day I will. But what I can do right here, right now is be obedient when God prompts me to do something in the life of someone and as a offering of my love for God I can bless his people. I can bless strangers and the people in my life through random acts of kindness and purposeful acts of kindness. Have you ever done something seemingly small for someone and witnessed how they were brought to tears? We never know what our brothers and sisters in Christ,family,loved ones or even our children might be going through and something small might make a world of difference because it is saying I think enough about you to impart something into your may just be a word of exhortation, whatever. Yesterday I saw a program and it talked about how Jewish children excelled and it attributed thier success to the blessings that thier parents spoke over them. I went online and tried to look some up but couldn't find any then I remembered how a visitor came to our church and touched on exhorting one another and I said to myself; you know your children speak from your heart and spirit. I gathered my children before bed and we spoke blessings into each others lives; it was beautiful. I'm going to try to do this as often as I can; it is a great way to stregthen each other and to let each other know that your thoughts concerning one another are good.

Colossians 3
1. If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
2. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
3.For ye are dead , and your life is hid with Christ in God.
4.When Christ, who is our life, shall appear , then shall ye also appear with him in glory.
5.Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:
6.For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:
7.In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them.
8.But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth
9.Lie not one to another , seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;
10.And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:
11.Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.
12. Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved , bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;
13.Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.
14.And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.
15.And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.
16.Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
17.And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Thursday, September 1, 2011

A New Season

A change has taken place. I don't know the details but I feel like something is different. I feel as if there has been a release.

1 But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.
2 When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned ; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.
3. For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour : I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee.
4. Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou hast been honourable , and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men for thee, and people for thy life.
5.Fear not: for I am with thee: I will bring thy seed from the east, and gather thee from the west;
6. I will say to the north, Give up ; and to the south, Keep not back : bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the ends of the earth;
7. Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.
8. Bring forth the blind people that have eyes, and the deaf that have ears.
9. Let all the nations be gathered together, and let the people be assembled : who among them can declare this, and shew us former things? let them bring forth their witnesses, that they may be justified : or let them hear , and say , It is truth.
10. Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen : that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed , neither shall there be after me.
11 .I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour .
12.I have declared , and have saved , and I have shewed , when there was no strange god among you: therefore ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, that I am God.

Lukewarm by Grace

Psalm 23

Psalm 91

Mother and Child