SHIFT YOUR FOCUS!!

I don’t know about you, but there are times in my life where I find myself thinking back on my life journey and having regrets.

It would be so great if everything I have done and everything I have said was perfect. It would be so great to have no regrets…to not have a burden for things that highlight what an imperfect, flawed, and weak vessel that I was and continue to be.

I am not perfect. But, I know One who is! Jesus Christ, my beloved Lord and Savior, is perfect in all that He says and does!

I am so humbled and thankful that He loves me in spite of all of my weaknesses and flaws. I am so humbled that He still can use me for His glory in spite of all of the things that I do wrong.

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. (2 Corinthians 12:9)

And I am comforted in knowing that He has used all of my mistakes and “regrets” to help mold and shape me into who He is calling me to be!

And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. (Romans 8:28)

Brothers and Sisters, if you are going through a time of regret, don’t let it stop you from forging ahead and answering the call of God on your life!  God doesn’t focus on what we lack…He focuses on who we are to become in and through Him!  And we are not to focus on what we lack…but we are to focus on all that we have through His abundance!

So!  Today I choose to shift my focus away from myself and all of what I am not…and I choose to align myself with God and shift my focus onto all that I am through His amazing grace and through the empowerment of the Holy Spirit!!

Will you join me?  One, two, three…..SHIFT!!

You Are Not Alone!

God’s Word to you today:

YOU ARE NOT ALONE IN YOUR BATTLE! I AM WITH YOU AND I WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU. NOTHING WILL BE ABLE TO DESTROY YOU FOR I AM SURROUNDING YOU WITH MY STRENGTH AND LOVE.

DON’T LOOK TO YOUR OWN STRENGTH-FOCUS ON MY STRENGTH! DON’T RELY ON YOUR OWN PLAN OF ACTION-RELY ON MY PLAN!

I LOVE YOU! TRUST THAT MY LOVE FOR YOU IS GREATER THAN ANY LOVE THAT HAS FAILED YOU. LEAN INTO ME! I WILL HOLD YOU AND YOU WILL GET THROUGH THIS!!

TRUST ME!

 

“The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid;  do not be discouraged.” Deuteronomy‬ ‭31:8‬ ‭NIV‬‬

“No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Joshua‬ ‭1:5‬ ‭NIV‬‬

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WAKE UP! RISE UP!!

 I hear the LORD this morning speaking to all of His Churches:

WAKE UP! RISE UP!! I HAVE WORK FOR YOU TO DO!

WAKE UP! RISE UP!! I AM LOOKING FOR DOERS OF MY WORD!

WAKE UP! RISE UP!! DON’T LIVE IN THE PAST! STEP FORWARD INTO YOUR DESTINY!!

WAKE UP! RISE UP!! JOIN ME MY PRECIOUS BRIDE! THE WORLD IS WAITING FOR A DEMONSTRATION OF MY POWER AND GLORY AND LOVE!!

“For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power.” 1 Corinthians‬ ‭4:20‬

“Blessed …are those who hear the word of God and obey it.” Luke 11:28

“After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.” Acts 4:31

“For the word of God is alive and active!!” Hebrews 4:12

Draw Near!

As I was speaking before a room of Lay Servants and Pastors a  week ago, I found myself declaring, “God is calling us back to the prayer closet!”

It was a moment of feeling the heart of God and His desire to connect with us on a more intimate level…His desire to have one-on-one time with us without interruptions.

It is important not to forget the times of drawing near to God away from the crowd. Our public prayers are an overflow of our private prayers…..our public ministry is an overflow of our ministry unto the Lord. 

All effective ministry flows out of our relationship with God.  It’s time to be more proactive and committed to strengthening our relationship with Almighty God!!

“Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you…”.        James 4:8 ESV