Jeremiah 29:13 (NKJV) – “And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.”
Hi WR2W, I would like to take this time to thank you for sharing the last two years with me. This journey has been one of healing, transformation, and pursuit and it has been my pleasure to share with you my innermost thoughts inspired by the Holy Spirit. However, this will be my last blog post. God has revealed to me that the year of 2020 will not be a year of much presence on social media, phone, or physical engagement, but an extensive amount of my time will be spent in prayer and studying the effects of prayer as it relates to relationship and healing. However, I will take a limited number of spiritual life coaching sessions that must be scheduled via the website http://tamariajhawkins.com/booking/.
In this upcoming year of 2020, I am looking forward with great expectation for what God has promised in the areas of healing, transformation, and pursuit, and am excited about what He will do for me and through me for others as I continue to pursue after His will. Thank you for all of your encouragement, support, and prayers along this journey and I ask that you continue to keep me lifted as I continue to pray for you. Please continue to submit your prayer requests http://tamariajhawkins.com/contact/ and place your orders for your Prayer Signature Blankets via the website http://tamariajhawkins.com/store/, Facebook Messenger, or text. I love each of you, be blessed, be encouraged, and be true, Happy New Year !
Let Us Pray…….
Abba Father, in the name of Jesus, we petition You to go before us and clear our paths for healing, transformation, and pursuit. Father God purify our hearts so that we are healed and are able to be transformed into spiritual vessels in pursuit of more of You. Father, we thank You for loving us more than we can possibly love ourselves and we ask that as we come before you with hearts of humble submission that You will bring us through the processes of justification and sanctification that we will always bring honor to Your name. Dear Master, bring us into Your knowing and give us understanding so that we will seek Your will in all we do. In this upcoming year of 2020, we ask that You make our paths plain where there is no space for confusion. Allow our eyes to be open, ears in tune to what Your Spirit is saying at all times and order our steps for the pathway to destiny. Father God, in the name of Jesus, we come against the enemy and his strategies and we decree and declare that distractions are blocked, and detours and delays are no longer in our paths. Abba Father “go before [us] and make the crooked places straight” (Isaiah 45:2 NKJV) that we are in alignment with Your will for our destiny. Father, right now we have gathered together in Your name as Your word instructs in Matthew 18:20 and are standing in agreement trusting that “no weapon formed against [us] shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against [us] in judgment You shall condemn” (Isaiah 54:17 NKJV) in the mighty and matchless name of Jesus because You are with us due to our obedience to Your word. Holy Trinity, thank You for being the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit over our lives and we will forever give You and Your powerful name all the Glory. In this and many blessings we pray, Amen!
In Pursuit of Greater ❤️
1 Chronicles 16:34 (NLT)– “Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! His faithful love endures forever.”
Hi WR2W, I pray that your month has been filled with blessings and your day will be one of joy, love, and gratitude. As I reflected on this past year, I embraced many different emotions that forced me to feel beyond the surface of my heart and brought me into moments of joy, indifference, and sadness. I became sad most often when remembering moments shared with loved ones who have transitioned to be with the Lord. However, I am grateful to God for the memories that He allowed us to create. For those of you who are having the same experience, I encourage you to seek the joy of the Lord as your strength. We are to “give thanks to the Lord, for He is good” even in the midst of mixed emotions. During this time of year, when we are expected to celebrate with family, friends, co-workers, etc., research shows that many of us are suffering from depression, loneliness, and unfulfillment, which in my opinion are the primary ingredients for the devil’s recipe. So, when we feel the vices of depression, loneliness, and unfulfillment coming our way, let us consider [them as] an opportunity for great joy and one that is fully developing our endurance where we will be perfect and complete, needing nothing (James 1:2-3 NLT). Why? Because God’s faithful love endures forever, and He fulfils His promises even when we wander in these vices yet for a moment.
Therefore, my prayer as we come closer to the end of the year is that we continue to give thanks to our Almighty Father for His goodness and faithfulness to all generations. Let us give thanks not just today or during the month of November, but every day because having the ability to breathe the breath of life and serve Him daily is indeed a true gift from God and we ought to be grateful. WR2W, I challenge each of us to finish this year and go into the next year thanking God daily for being God, our Everything, and complaining about nothing as we sow seeds of expectation and reap a harvest of manifested blessings. I love each of you, be blessed, be encouraged, and be true!
Let Us Pray…….
Abba Father, in the name of Jesus, we petition You with hearts of Thanksgiving, giving You praise, honor, and glory for being our Everything. God, thank You for being Good and Faithful, but most of all, we thank You for Your never-ending love. Father, You are more than Good and words cannot express the gratitude we have for You as You welcome us into Your presence. As filthy rags, You purify our hearts, clean our hands, and renew our minds so we are fit to enter in and worship You. Father God, there is nothing greater than worshipping at Your feet and breathing in the power of Your Holy Spirit. Sweet Jesus, thank You for interceding on our behalf and sacrificing Your life so we can serve and worship You in Spirit and in Truth. Holy Spirit we seek You as Comforter and Guide and we ask now in the name of Jesus that You lead us into all righteousness and grant us the Spirit of Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self-control so we can serve the Kingdom in excellence. Holy Trinity, we give You thanks as “those who belong to Christ Jesus hav[ing] nailed the passions and desires of [our] sinful nature to [the] cross and crucifi[ng] them there (Galatians 5:22-24 NLT). O’ Mighty God, we commit our all to You in Thanksgiving, have Your way with us and forever use us for Your glory, in Jesus mighty and matchless name we pray, Amen!
Jeremiah 29:11 – “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”
Hi WR2W, this month of October has definitely brought the unexpected into my life. At the beginning of the year, I was on “cloud nine” and several months later I started realizing the unexpected was about to happen. I was not in denial; I was in a state of not ready. Something I thought was finally about to happen made a turn for the worst before my very eyes and although I tried my best to send warning and fix it the best way I knew how, destiny spoke, and a purposeful decision had to be made. WR2W, sometimes we are forced by destiny to make decisions that will affect the trajectory of our life but what we must remember is that when we are in relationship with God, He will make all things clear and grant us the peace and strength we need to move pass the decision. Will the spirits of frustration and disappointment arise as a result of the unexpected? Absolutely, but we must look beyond our wants, ask God to reveal our needs, and expect the best is yet to come.
WR2W, although I was forced by destiny to make a hard but necessary decision, I was not ready to make, I trust God and I know that this decision is already working together for my good. Therefore, I am looking forward to the new door God is opening in my life because I strongly believe when God closes a door, He has already opened another. As I walk through the open door, I will carry purpose, fearlessness, and confidence with me over the threshold knowing without a shadow of doubt that God has positioned me for the promise. WR2W, never avoid making hard decisions and settling for less than what you are worth because someone else is not ready to go where you know God is taking you or to make someone else comfortable when God is saying it is time to stretch pass your comfort zone. Time is to be cherished and not to be wasted so make every decision and move with purpose and on purpose. I love each of you, be blessed, be encouraged, and be true!
Let Us Pray…….
Father God, in the name of Jesus, we come before You with hearts of uncertainty due to the unexpected, but through it all we still trust You. God help us to see as You see and accept what we did not expect, but You deemed purposeful to happen as well as to make hard but necessary decisions when we are not ready. God, we cast every care upon You and although we may not understand Your reason for making the decisions You have in our lives for our good, we trust Your plan for our destiny over what we thought was best for us. Forgive us for thinking we know best and rid us of any frustration and disappointment that we may have developed as a result of the process. God, in the name of Jesus, give us the strength to weather the process and allow Your Joy to be our strength. We love You and fully trust You with our heart, service, and destiny even in unexpected times. Have Your way Father as we stay out of Your way and follow Your lead. Lord, order our every step and continue to guide us into righteousness, in Jesus mighty and matchless name we pray, Amen!
Trusting in the Unexpected ❤️
Hi WR2W, I pray that this 9th month of the year has been well. September, the first month of Fall, what a blessing! In this month, I pray that we have refocused our energies and have come to recognize the meaning of falling blessings. During this month, I have faced many attacks from the enemy that I know were only distractions. Distractions, things that keep you from devoting your full attention to your divine assignment. Hmmm, sounds like a good plan by the enemy to keep us from becoming all that God has purposed for our lives. But the enemy of fear is a liar! I am aware that these attacks came to introduce fear in areas where I was fearless and to increase fear in areas where fear laid dormant but thank God for Jesus.
WOG, it is so important for us to recognize the enemy’s strategy and his plan to thwart our destiny. If he can plant fear in our heart, he can destroy our destiny and I do not know about you, but my destiny is not up for negotiation! We must conquer fear and walk into our destiny fearlessly. It is time for us to stare fear in the eye and speak to this very mountain and tell it to MOVE! It is time for us to stop dreaming about what life can be like and take the steps in God to make it happen. Every word that has been spoken over our lives including the affirmations we speak daily (prayerfully), it is time for us to step out on these words in faith and make the move to see the prophecy come to fruition. A prophecy is just a prophecy until we grab hold of the word and put it into action. So, who is with me? Who is ready to trample over fear and take destiny by force? WR2W, let’s go, for our destiny awaits; I love each of you, be blessed, be encouraged, and be true!
Let Us Pray…….
Father God, in the name of Jesus, we come before You, asking that you would purify our hearts, renew our minds, and give us clean hands to worship You. We look to You as our Helper, the only Helper we know that can rid us of this enemy call fear. Father, we recognize that fear is not of You, therefore, it has no place in our lives. We understand that You did not give us the spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind. So, Father, uproot fear from our lives and replace it with boldness and courage. We want to walk bold for You God, decreeing and declaring our destiny here on Earth as it is in Heaven. We believe that You have called us to a greater purpose and that purpose is for us to fulfill the destiny You have assigned to our lives. We rebuke the enemy of being stuck, and we speak to the mountain that is blocking our next level blessing, move out of our way! But Father God, we thank You for this great month of September. The month that marks the first day of fall, but spiritually marks a season of falling blessings. Thank You September for reminding us that God’s Hands not only holds the blessings but releases them and fear cannot stop God’s falling blessings. Dear Master, we receive each blessing now with open arms and we thank You for being a promise keeping Father. Fear has been defeated and as long as we live, we will continue to praise Your name and say Bye Fear, and Thank You September; in Jesus, mighty and matchless name we pray, Amen!
Bye Fear, Thank You September ❤️
Hi WR2W, I pray that this 8-month of the year has been well, and we have been revived and motivated for newness. I encourage each of us to look forward to what God has in store and to trust Him to lead and guide us to just what the number 8 represents, “New Beginnings”! I am excited about our future and all that we will accomplish for the Kingdom through the power of God. For too long we have been focused on what we should have done, what we have not done, and what we cannot do. What about focusing on what God has called us to do and seeking Him for vision and purpose. Knowing what we were put on this Earth to do is the beginning to us discovering our passion and making great use of it for the Kingdom. I am a firm believer that once we have discovered our passion, we have discovered our purpose and will gain a profit. However, the only way this will effectively happen is if we dig deep and become intimate with God. He is the only One who can reveal passion and purpose and bring forth profit. So, the question is what are we passionate about?
Some of us may be passionate about speaking and motivating others, some may be passionate about helping others look good, some may have a passion for creating stuff, whatever we find we have a passion for is most often what we have been gifted by God to do and if He has gifted us He will make provision for us. “A man’s gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men” (Proverbs 18:16 KJV). So, there is no need of us worrying about how our passions will become a business and one day an empire. No, our assignment is to answer the call of God with a yes and put our all into the “New Beginnings” that has been set before us. I pray each of us develop within our heart a never-ending and burning fire that will forever ignite our dreams to become a reality and our fears to die. Each day we awake is a new beginning and each moment we have to give God a yes to the passion burning inside of us is a blessing so let us embrace the call of “New Beginnings” with a yes today. I love each of you, be blessed, be encouraged, and be true!
Let Us Pray…….
Father God, in the name of Jesus, we come to You with hearts of humble submission with our hands lifted and our minds centered on You as we say yes to the call You have placed on our lives. Thank You for trusting us with the assignment and giving us this extreme passion that continues to burn in such a way that our dreams have become ignited and destiny is inevitable. Father God, thank You for setting before us “New Beginnings” each day that will allow us to open the business and establish the empire for Your glory alone. Send profits God, in the name of Jesus, from the North, South, East, and West and allow wealth to find us and never leave our hands. Father use us to bless others by transferring the wealth of our hands into the hands of others that Your seed will never beg for bread. Allow our lives to be pleasing unto You that we shall never bring You shame, but always bring You glory. In the mighty and matchless name of Jesus we pray, Amen!
Embracing my New Beginnings❤️
Psalm 23:3 (NLT) – “He renews my strength. He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to His name.”
Hi WR2W, I pray that your month has been well, and you are ready to be revived! I am looking forward to what God is going to do on Friday, August 2, 2019 at 8 PM in the old building of the St. Joseph Baptist Church “When the Glory Falls” at 878 Irish Bend Road, Franklin, LA 70538. When God spoke to me about giving the revival, He showed me the great and mighty works of His Hands that will go forth. I became excited at the results that will manifest before leaving the temple in the areas of deliverance, healing, and restoration. Saints, God is amazing, and He is worthy of our praise in the name of Jesus. The fire of the Holy Ghost will be present, the spiritual works of our Father shall be imparted, and unlimited grace shall be supplied as a result of His glory. I pray you are ready to experience the unusual because God is not a usual being. He is a Supernatural Being that does the unusual. The unusual is the “no eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love Him” type of blessing that He shall release on Friday, August 2, 2019! This is the type of blessing I am expecting from God and what I am praying for God to do in each of our lives. So, prepare your hearts, mind, and hands for an unusual experience because It’s Revival Time. Therefore, it is our time for breakthrough so come through and get your blessing!
Whatever we have been praying for and trusting God to do that is in His will for our life, I can assure you, the release will be in the house. “When the Glory Falls” there is nothing that He has ordained for our life that can be withheld from us. Healing in our body, mind, and soul shall be granted, deliverance from spiritual vices that has been keeping us bound shall be granted, and restoration of our soul (inner spiritual man) shall be granted in the name of Jesus. God has ordained and blessed this revival so that our strength in the things of Him can be increased to do the work of the Kingdom for His glory. It’s Revival Time because God wants to attend to our spiritual needs such as our prayer and worship life, faith, and actions. This revival is not about receiving houses, cars, and money. It is about purifying our hearts, renewing our minds, and cleaning our hands to worship God so we can bring “honor to His name”.
I look forward to seeing each of you and I pray that you will invite others to come as you share with them the great and mighty things that will take place “When the Glory Falls” so come and receive a powerful word from the Lord that will guide us “along right paths” as God provides specific instruction through His preached word. I love each of you, be blessed, be encouraged, and be true!
Ready to be Revived❤️
Luke 10:2 (NLT) – “These were His instructions to them: “The harvest is great, but the workers are few. So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask Him to send more workers into His fields.”
Hi WR2W, I pray that your month has been well, and you have been spending a significant amount of time with the Lord. Since last month, I have been reflecting on my life, the different seasons of my life, and how I was shifted in each of those seasons. I realized that every season of life is important and a gift from God and it is our rightful duty as Daughters of the King to work in each season. When I think of a seasonal worker, I think of someone who only works short term (temporarily) during a time when there is an increased work demand. For instance, I am from a small town called St. Joseph in Louisiana that has a sugar mill so every year the locals as well as migrant seasonal workers usually work from October to January or until Sugarcane grinding season is over. Once the grinding season is over, the temporary local workers shift to other employment and the migrant workers is shifted back to their homeland. But although the workers for the grinding season have shifted, the permanent workers who are employed year-round are still working in that location to carry out the process and produce the final product. So, in order to get to the final product, every season (planting, grinding, and harvesting) in the Sugarcane industry is important and workers are needed in each season. Therefore, when it comes to the work of Jesus Christ, there is an increased demand of work each season and the Kingdom cannot afford for the harvest to be plentiful and the workers few.
It is time for us to not only believe God’s field is present, but for us to actually show up in His field and put our hands and feet to work. James 2:26 (NLT) teaches us that “just as the body is dead without breath, so also faith is dead without good works”. The two (faith and action) work hand in hand and if we are truly living our lives by faith (meaning we trust and believe), we will actually get to work and do something. We will not just talk about the goodness of His field, but we will be about sowing goodness into His field. The action of being an all seasons worker will automatically follow and the harvest will still be plentiful, but so will the workers. As Daughters of the King, let us pray to our God for our field assignment with an attitude of selfless concern and as the pure in heart. In this season of our life, let us put our faith (total trust without any doubt) in God like never before. Faith is the reality of God and His power at work in our life. We are to put our faith in things eternal and not the very things that our flesh desires; which has no lasting value. We are looking to the physical and scratching the surface, but God is the I Am Who I Am who brings forth promise to those who harvest in His field.
Moreover, He is the Unseen that is going to bring us out of a dark situation into my marvelous Light. God is the One that will destroy the wall of Jericho (that is blocking our access to the promise), He is the One who will say to the mountain (our issue) be uprooted and thrown into the sea (out of our way). God is a spiritual force that requires us to work in the field and go deep in worship, meditation, and prayer every season, and although we cannot see Him, we must walk (live in this world, conduct ourselves) believing that He is right here with us in all seasons. God is the fence that surrounds us. He goes before us, is on both sides of us, and is behind us, covering every piece of our being. The miracles we have read in His word and the miracles we have seen today are evidence of His presence. God is the same yesterday, today, and forevermore. So, we need to stop saying this is my season. God says, He has created every season, therefore, every season is our season. We are to rejoice in our season of planting (the time given to sow seed), waiting (the time given to prepare to receive the produce of the seed), harvesting (the time in which we see the blessing manifest), and eating (the time in which we are now released to taste and not just see the goodness of the Lord). As hard as it maybe for us, every season will not be a season in which we eat, but if we go through the process, by faith, we will eat the good of the land in the appointed season because by faith, we walked in an act of obedience and lived a life pleasing to God. I love each of you, be blessed, be encouraged, and be true!
All Seasons Worker❤️
Romans 15:13 (AMP) – “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing [through the experience of your faith] that by the power of the Holy Spirit you will abound in hope and overflow with confidence in His promises.”
Hi WR2W, it has been my constant prayer that each of us would experience “May Flowers” (an abundance of blessings) “After the Rain” (April showers – when it rain, it pours). Naturally, many of us know that when rain is heavy and persistent and is attended by winds, it can cause serious damage to what we have been working so hard to build. Naturally and spiritually, this is why it is very important for us to take the necessary precautions before, during, and after the down pour in order to maintain that which we have worked so hard to build. Naturally, this would be a beautiful garden; spiritually, this would be unwavering faith. From experience, naturally and spiritually, I am a firm believer that preparation is key and if we accurately prepare, we will see “May Flowers” (many blessings) blossom “After the Rain” (the hardships of life’s twists and turns). No matter what we have gone through and/or possibly still going through, “God is faithful; He will not suffer [us] to be tempted beyond that which [we] are able to bear, but with the temptation will also make a way to escape, that [we] may be able to bear it” (1 Corinthians 10:13 KJV). So, let us hold fast to our faith and trust the God of Hope to fill us with His abundance of blessings: joy, peace, and hope – these are the promises that will forever sustain us through the power of God’s Holy Spirit. I love each of you, be blessed, be encouraged, and be true!
Let Us Pray…. Father God in the name of Jesus, we thank You for being a God of Hope. We thank You for making the blessing of hope possible through the sacrificial death of Your Son, Jesus Christ. God, we acknowledge You as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. For without the power of the Holy Trinity, we would be lost without hope. So, thank You Father for loving us despite our shortcomings and giving us the power to exist in the abundance of hope “After the Rain”. Father God in the name of Jesus, we thank You for the “May Flowers”, the many blessings of joy, peace, and hope which You have allowed to blossom daily in our life even through the rough times. You are such a faithful and loving God and we praise Your Holy name and will forever be sustained by Your word. In Jesus matchless and mighty name, we pray, Amen!
Hi WR2W, I pray everyone has been well and I want you to know that I am praying for you and your families. This month has truly been “April Showers” (trying times) for my family. According to the old adage, “April Showers” means a very rainy period, a heavy downpour that gives way to “May Flowers” (an abundance of blessings). We have faced a downpour of trials and tribulations, but thanks be to God for carrying us through them all and for that I say to God be the Glory for all He has done. It has been one thing after another, like a bad chain reaction that is falling out of control. Most days, all I could do is cry out to God and cast all of my cares upon Him (1 Peter 5:7) and “by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let [my] requests be made known unto [Him] (Philippians 4:6 KJV). It has gotten so heavy at times all I could do was lay in His presence and trust God in such a way that whatever happened, I know without a shadow of a doubt that all was well and God allowed it for our good even though 99.5% of the time I did not understand why.
In order to have a peace that surpasses all of our understanding, we must trust God and not rely on our own strength. As hard as it may be to accept what God allows, it is essential that we surrender our all (thoughts, matters of heart, and premeditated actions) to Him and let God order our steps in a way which pleases Him. I know life can be hard and we may face some difficult times when we just do not understand what God is doing and why He chooses to allow some things to happen, but this is where “prayer is the key and faith unlocks the door”. Having a faithful prayer life invokes God’s presence and causes situations to shift and peace to abide. So, I encourage each of us to “pray without ceasing” and “in every thing (“April Showers” and “May Flowers”) give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning [us]” (1 Thessalonians 5:17-18 KJV). I love each of you, be blessed, be encouraged, and be true!
Let Us Pray…. Father God in the name of Jesus, we come to you with humble hearts of submission asking that You will forgive us of our sins. We ask Dear Father that you purify our hearts, renew our minds, and give us clean hands to be fit to enter Your presence. We thank You for all that You have done and will continue to do in our lives, and we ask that You teach us how to stay before Your throne of grace and always pray without ceasing. We ask Dear Master that You incline Your ear to hear from Your servants and that You make room for us at Your feet where we can come before You with hearts of worship. God, in the name of Jesus, we ask that You heal our hearts during and after “April Showers” and You teach us how to receive “May Flowers”. Father, in the name of Jesus, forever lead and guide us in the way that pleases You and offer You glory. In Jesus matchless and mighty name, we pray, Amen!
After the Rain❤️
Hi WR2W, I pray each of you are doing well and the month of March has brought you many blessings. This month for me has been all about being M.A.D. (Motivated About Destiny)! When you have set goals and surrendered them to the Lord, you must be intentional and become extremely M.A.D. To be M.A.D. means to be motivated about God’s will for our life. The reason I say this is because “everything has already been decided. It was known long ago what each person would be. So there’s no use arguing with God about your destiny” (Ecclesiastes 6:10 NLT), but it is useful to be in relationship with Him and seek after it. Being M.A.D. is all about relationship, purpose, and position. Are you in relationship with the Holy Trinity (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit)? Do you know the purpose He has created you to fulfill? Are you in position to receive the blessing that being M.A.D. brings? I would like to think that we can answer yes, but the truth of the matter is that the majority of us have a lot of work to do before we can truthfully answer yes.
As hard as it may be for us to accept, we have no control over our life and all that it entails, which includes our destiny; but we do have control over our actions to come into relationship with God by studying His word, praying to Him, and praising and worshiping Him. This is the type of work we must put in if we want to experience the presence of God and His revelatory power. The bible says in Hebrews 11:6b (NLT), “anyone who wants to come to Him must believe that God exists and that He rewards those who sincerely seek Him”. The only way we can know if He exist is to try Him by pressing into His presence and spending time at His feet through the way made by Jesus Christ. If we truly want to know our purpose, we must know God as Elohim, the Mighty Creator of all things; Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ who makes intercession for us, and the Holy Spirit who teaches, comforts, and guides us along life’s journey. To know one without the other is not truly knowing God. He is all three “equal in every divine perfection, and executing distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption” (BBFI, Article of Faith II).
So WR2W, I encourage each of us to get to know Him and surrender our heart to be positioned to be used for His great and mighty works and watch the blessings that come when we are determined to be M.A.D. “Take delight in the Lord, and He will give [us our] heart’s desires.” It is so important when being M.A.D. to “commit everything we do to the Lord. Trust Him, and He will help [us]” (Psalms 37:4-5), but we must remember that our only desire should be to please Him by being M.A.D. which is to fulfill His will for our life. I love each of you, be blessed, be encouraged, and be true!
Hi WR2W, the month of February is considered to be the month of love. On the 14th of this month every year, trucks are loaded with flowers of all types, the shelves of stores are emptied of candy, stuffed animals, cards, etc. and jewelry stores sell more diamonds than we can imagine. All this is good, but is this really the meaning of expressing godly love? Don’t get me wrong, I love receiving roses, chocolate covered strawberries, cards….and so on, but what I love the most is receiving and most importantly giving love selflessly and sacrificially. A selfless and sacrificial love is a type of godly love that expresses action without considering oneself, but considering others, and this is how I want to live life and love!
Ephesians 5:2 (NLT) teaches us to “live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us and offered Himself as a sacrifice for us” and there is no love greater. I thank God every day for the selfless and sacrificial love of Jesus Christ and try my best to model after Him. Yes, these are big shoes to fill, but all that we do to honor Christ and live life pleasing in his sight is worth giving of our time, money, and resources selflessly and sacrificially and for me this is love! We should not celebrate a day of love only one day of the month, but every day of the year. Love should be consistent, unceasing, and unconditional. 1 Corinthians 13: 7 (NLT) says it well, “love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.” So, whatever you may be going through or facing, God’s love will never leave us nor forsake us, but it will always carry us through, so we are to be strong and courageous!
My family and I continue to witness the selfless, sacrificial, and never-ending love of God and this month He blessed us yet again with a Love name Piper. We are so grateful to God for granting her a miracle by bringing her through heart surgery and giving us a chance to live life loving this bundle of joy and witnessing the amazing things He is going to do in her life. Please continue to lift her up in your prayers and from our hearts to yours, live life filled with God’s love because there is no love greater. I love each of you, be blessed, be encouraged, and be true!
Hi WR2W, I hope your New Year has been great thus far! I pray that you have made your list of goals for the year and have already started tackling them “head on”. The start of this year for me has been amazing and the reason it has been amazing is because I have changed the way I approach another year. Did anything physically change for me from 2018 to 2019? NO, but my mindset going into 2019 is different from the mindset I had in 2018. I left fear, doubt, procrastination (well still working on this one), and hesitation in 2018. Although I made great progress in 2018 with overcoming fear, doubt, procrastination, and hesitation, they still existed, but in 2019, they are non-existent, and I am intentionally pursuing my goals with courage and by faith. In 2019, I am determined not only to give birth to my destiny, but to nurture it with all that I am and all that I see myself to be!
WR2W, I am extremely excited about what God has in store this year for those of us who are taking the leap of faith, intentionally walking in our purpose, and pursuing our destiny. Moreover, for those of us who are allowing ourselves to be stretched, our capacity to soar is limitless. I am looking forward to hearing some amazing and mind-blowing testimonies of the goodness of Jesus and how with Christ, we have accomplished all that He set out for us! But the only way this can happen, we must do the work. We must seek God to order our steps, give us the personality and attitude, and put us in the right position to meet our god-ordained connections. I am ready to connect with like-minded individuals who God has put in my path to help birth my destiny. It is only up from where I am standing and that sounds awesome to me!
WR2W, “What is impossible for people is possible with God” (Luke 18:27 NLT) so the impossible things are what my list consist of because in 2019 I decline everything man can make possible, but I accept all things that “comes from [God] and exists by His power and is intended for His glory (Romans 11:36 NLT). In this season and every other season of my life, the impossible, the ridiculous, and what seem out of reach is all that I am seeking because I know the Power that is working in each of us is mighty and is able “to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think” (Ephesians 3:20 NLT). Let us stretch our faith beyond our imagination and watch God work! Have a blessed and wonderful Sunday!
Happy New Year ❤️