Posts from July 2021 (Page 2)

Posts from July 2021 (Page 2)

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Failure Is Sometimes Good

I’ve failed in many areas in my life: my money, my time with God, being able to maintain a clean house, etc. It’s so easy for us to get hard on ourselves when we don’t live up to the expectations we have set for ourselves. The world tells us that failure is a bad thing, but true success in life comes through failure. The business world does embrace failure, but they always rely on self-will and self-improvement to get out…
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To The Servants of This World

“His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant;’” – Matthew 25:21a [NKJV] As 2021 unfolds, I believe that servants in His church are on the heart of the Father. God’s servant people have always been the force that turns the wheels of the church. I speak of the people who are most deserving of our recognition but seek it the least. They are God’s under-recognized remnant that glorifies the Father by serving His people. They may do…
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A Blessing Delayed Is Not a Blessing Denied

I just saw this quote on Facebook that says, “A blessing delayed isn’t a blessing denied.” The quote really moved my heart because I have been struggling for months. I have been praying for God to do a miracle in my life, but it hasn’t happened yet. God has shown me throughout this process that His timing will often disappoint our expectations, not to hurt us but to grow us. If God gave me everything I wanted when I wanted…

God Doesn’t Always Give Us A Straight Path

“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.” – Jeremiah 29:11 KJV The past few days were some of the most emotional times of my life. I had to say goodbye to a place I called home for 13 months and was forced to move back to North Carolina. It was heartbreaking having to leave Jacksonville even though I had done it…
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Coasting Through Storms

I’m going through a storm right now, but by God’s grace, I can say I’m coasting through it. By coasting, I mean I’m going through without complaining, without worrying, and without rushing God. I know God’s timing is perfect, and it’s only a matter of time before my breakthrough arrives on my doorstep. I say this to encourage those facing hardships right now that you can have peace during storms. Peace may seem distant when we’re in a crisis, but…

True Disciples of Christ Do Not Deny Him Because They Live For Him

If I asked you to get a piece of paper and something to write with and make a numerical list of all the things you would be willing to die for, what would those be? I have asked this question to some of my friends, and you know what their answers were? They told me genuinely that they would be willing to die for their children, family members, country, and land. I understand because people in the past have been…
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Jesus As a High Priest

One of the biggest benefits we have as Christians is Jesus being our high priest. In the Old Testament, people had to go to an actual priest to forgive sin while watching a Lamb get killed. Jesus did away with that so we can talk to Him directly. “So then, since we have a great High Priest who has entered heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to what we believe. This High Priest of ours understands…

How Our Reasoning Prevents God’s Miracles

Human logic is a gift, but it can also be a curse. The Bible tells us to trust God and not lean on our understanding, but too often, we do the exact opposite. Trusting God requires us not to think about “how this will work?” or “when this will happen?” Trusting God says, “Thank you, God, for hearing my prayers. I have this need, but I already know You got it taken care of.” Human reason is good, but when…
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Thinking of the Future Can Be Scary

A scribe angel in Daniel 12:4 told Prophet Daniel, “But Daniel, keep this prophecy a secret; seal it up so that it will not be understood until the end times, when travel and education shall be vastly increased!” [TLB]. It’s crazy how much travel we do on a mass scale, even in the middle of a pandemic. Travel is a beautiful thing—a way to connect with loved ones and friends and relax and unwind. But I hear people tell me…
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