I am praying that we are Psalm 92:12-15:“The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree,
He shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
13 Those who are planted in the house of the Lord
Shall flourish in the courts of our God.
14 They shall still bear fruit in old age;
They shall be fresh and flourishing,
15 To declare that the Lord is upright;
He is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.” Psalm 92:12-15
You’ve waited long enough.
In the slumber of your dreams.
And waited quietly as your heart was broken by setting apart.
You’re free now.
Used by God.
As a bird flying high in the sky.
Your heart has made whole now.
Your heart has been strengthened.
Break free now. Break free.
Your heart has been illuminated. Like the Son you shine.
Your heart is free now from the chains of the past.
Your tears are heard. Are seen.
So break free now. Catapulted into your Destiny.
Your heart is free now from the chains of the past.
I strengthened your heart so now you can fly.
Now you can fly.
Now you can fly.
I’ve strengthened your heart,
So now you can fly.
Now. You. Can. Fly.
Fly baby, fly.”
Isaiah 40:31/Psalm 27:14/Psalm126
Have a great week flying everyone.
And don’t forget to share in the comments your view from above.
God bless you all.
Have a soaring week.
The conclusion of our series: Casting Your Cares Pt.3
In order for us to have complete healing in our hearts, we must first allow God fix what is not right in our hearts.
And that requires humility.
It is time for us as believers to be open and honest with our Creator. The One Who Loves us, and shed His Blood for us deserves so much more than our facades, and our excuses.
We need realness.
We need to start the healing process with Him by first being open and honest to God about our pain.
He can handle the pain and hurt we have been through.
He was right there with us.
I can’t wait for us to truly begin the healing process with God–casting all our cares on Him–for He cares for us.
Help us to have breakthroughs…by first being open and honest with you. Heals us, cleanse us, make us clean. Give us peace, courage, beauty for ashes, and let Your Everlasting Love pour down on us–making us stand in your Presence; blameless, firm, and strong in Your will.
I pray that we cast our cares on you for you care for us.
I pray that we will be completely set free.
Completely made whole. Thank you Lord for everything.
Help me to do so too.
In Jesus Name,
If you need prayer or have some of your own personal reflections about the journey to wholeness, comment below or contact me via email through the Contact link.
Have a wonderful week everyone!
Till next time.
Vulnerability is needed in order to receive healing…
Especially vulnerability with God.
I have made that mistake. I did not realize that in order to be truly free, I had to be open and honest to God.
Not only about my sin,
But my hurt as well.
I pray you enjoy Part 2 of my brand new podcast: Casting Your Cares Pt. 2
What are your thoughts? Do you think we have to be real with God before we are able to truly cast our cares? And why is it so hard to do so?
If you have any questions, comments, or just want to talk-comment below or email me personally via Contact link!
God bless you,
Till next time,
I will post bi weekly podcasts that will help you stay encouraged and motivated in your walk with God. From Bible studies to my personal journey with God; these podcasts are a refreshing and insightful resource that will not only teach you more about God but provide an opportunity for you to learn a little more about me and my faith walk.
I am so excited to see where this leads us! I am honored to share through podcasts with you all.
I share an intimate reflection from The Lord of what our hearts need in order to find healing in our souls.
Here is part one: Casting Your Cares Pt. 1
(Still working out the kinks…bear with me.)
Comment below or you can email me separately using this Contact link.
I can’t wait to hear from you!
God bless you.
Have a wonderful Monday,
As believers…we are going to mess up.
We are going to fall.
We need one another.
One thing we should not do is isolate ourselves, because we make ourselves vulnerable to the attacks, and tactics of satan.
We must understand if one of us falls, when one of us suffers, because we are all made up of each other, we all are apart of the same body; it affects our ability to carry out God’s plan in the earth.
We must encourage one another.
We must allow God to lift us up.
“Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up” (James 4:10).
Humbling ourselves includes allowing God to correct us–through His Word, through others, and through the leading of The Holy Spirit.
God will lift you up. You will rise again.
You will be resurrected from your fallen state, and receive the strength needed to finish all God has called you to be.
After reading Psalm 41, I realized that there are conditions to God’s promise of being delivered and lifted up:
1. Consider the poor (Psalm 41:1,2).
Consider, pray, help, uplift, encourage those who are discouraged, helpless, powerless, afflicted and wronged–God promises to deliver you in your time of trouble.
2. Keep your integrity intact (Psalm 41:12).
In times of persecution, oppression, problems and it can be easy to let things slip–but God promises us that if we keep our good character intact, by walking in love, speaking and doing good, sowing righteousness, and good deeds before and behind closed doors, He will keep blessing us, and He will upholds us, and set us before His face forever. (Psalm 41:12).
3. Keep placing your hope in God alone (Psalm 43:11).
We all get discouraged. Whether it is because we are unfairly persecuted for righteousness sake, stumble in our walk of faith because of our own failures and mistakes, we can get to a place where we can not even function because we are so depressed, so disappointed, so cast down that we feel like we can never be picked back up again.
These are the very moments we need to push into His Presence and draw closer to God. I came to a place where I could not even think straight because I felt my failures could never be reconciled. But I came to God, cried out and spoke the truth of my pain to Him. God came rushing in with His love forgave me, and came to my rescue. He lifted me, making me stand on two feet, planted on the rock of His Word, and began making me whole that same hour.
By pouring out your soul before Him in sincerity, transferring the weight of your suppressed sorrow, pain, anger, fear and grief to Him, your heart opens up, and now He can enter in to heal you. You allow God’s healing power to fill you with joy, hope, and love and make you whole again.
Draw close to Him, and He will comfort you and strengthen your heart (Psalm 27:14).Take courage–have hope in Christ.
Keep your expectation up when it comes to receiving from The Lord. When you expect good from Him alone, keeping your faith in God and trusting in Him alone; God will not only give you the peace and strength to walk through hard times, BUT, He promises to save you and deliver you.
A just man falls seven times…and more. But he, she, rises again.
Do not get discouraged.
You will rise again.
And the Lord, through other believers will lift you up.
Just keep trusting Him, and allow Him to speak to your heart, heal your heart, so you will continue the journey of faith with other believers, disciples of The Lord, and spread the Kingdom of Jesus Christ all over the world.
Therefore dear ones, may you keep going, allowing the Lord to continually humble you, so He may lift you up again.
Jesus, thank you for your promises of lifting me up. I ask you to help me humble myself so you can keep me grounded in Your Kingdom, Your Will, and lift me up from this place. Jesus, forgive me. I turn away from it. Keep me, and help me. Thank you for surrounding me with other disciples who love you that will stand with me. Give me strength as I go forward, just like you did for Paul.
I love you, thank you for everything.
In Jesus Christ Name I pray, amen.
I love you all.
Till next time,
Have a peaceful Sunday.
I was walking, rushing briskly, through the linoleum whitewashed hallway to catch a ride with my mom after serving the youth for Wednesday night bible study. As I was about to walk out the hallway, a cute, little girl, in a tiny dressy white sweater, with neat braids and caramel skin, skipped alongside her sisters and her mother down the hallway. But her shiny, suede shoes did not grip too well with the floor, and she fell belly first on the floor. The fall knocked the wind out of her, and she laid there in shock. Everyone walking in the hallway began to surround her, and ask: “Are you okay, are you okay…are you alright sweetie….?” I reached for her, along with many others, to lift her up.
Her mother pulled her up gently to her feet. Her older sister comforted her.
She nodded slowly, still in shock, at her fall. She walked slowly with her mother as everyone went on their merry way to their cars.
But I, looked right at her, and said, before the threat of further embarrassment hit her: “It’s okay, everyone falls sometimes…I even fall sometimes.” And walked away.
I almost forgot about this moment, when God brought it to my attention again.
It can be discouraging, quite devastating…actually depressing when we fall as followers of Jesus Christ.
It can even shock us.
How did I get here?
One minute I was walking with Christ, doing what it takes, walking in faith and love, and now….here I am…lower than low.
How did end up at the bottom?
How did I get here?
Will I ever get out of this?
It could be an addiction.
A deadly secret revealed.
A financial catastrophe.
A family betrayal.
A debilitating disease…
Whatever it may be, it may have caused your faith to dwindle. And here you are, lying flat on your belly, looking up, wondering how in the world did you get there?
And if it was something you caused: how did I let myself fall? God, warned me… God tried to protect me…why did I not listen? Why did I get in the way of God’s best for me?
God, why did I do that? Why? Why?
Before shame begins to overtake you, before satan can whisper lies in your ears:
God still loves you. God will still save you.
If you let God in so He can correct you.
If you let Him humble you, and redirect you–
If you let God in to transform you, and heal you.
God will lift you up, high above the mess, high above the mistakes and bring you back to where you should be.
When we fall, God lifts us up.
God uses each and every one of us, to lift each other up.
We are a family, His Body, The Body of Christ, that is. And we are to lift each other up, whether in prayer, or through words of encouragement so that we can continue spreading the kingdom of God.
We are, as believers and disciples of Christ Jesus, are to encourage, surround, protect, defend, lift up those who are weak, feeble, and weary among us (1 Thess 5:14).
We are to bear each others burdens (Gal. 6:4).
I recall a moment recorded in Acts 14.
The outspoken unapologetic apostle, is stoned and left for dead by a group of dissenting Jews from the city of Iconium and Antioch.
I know that Paul had many low moments.
Soul crushing experiences as a believer and as an apostle–but these people, whom he preached with such conviction and supposed success,
Now, had turned on him and almost murdered him.
This must have been painful.
But something beautiful happened.
God did not leave Paul there.
A group of disciples surround Paul, sprawled on the ground–black, blue, and bruised.
Fallen, broken in more ways than one.
The disciples stand quietly for a moment around him, not leaving his side.
But Paul is still lying on the ground.
In more ways than one.
But the disciples of the Lord would not leave him. They keep standing there, waiting, willing him to get back up–to not die, declare His Glory.
Will I ever get back up from this?
Paul raises slowly from the ground and goes right back into the same city that stoned him to preach the gospel and spread The Lord’s Kingdom.
It is almost as if the silent support of the believers surrounding him that day, reminded Paul he was not alone, neither was he going to finish this alone….and to keep on going. It gave Paul the strength to complete the mission Jesus Christ gave Him.
He will send people, disciples, dedicated to The Lord, to you–to stand and surround you. Their testimony silently penetrating your broken heart, awakening it to their pain, failures, struggles, which are now non-consequential, because there they stand– conquering it all. Their silent testimony. invigorates your bones to rise, and keep going.
For a just man,
A just woman of God,
Get back up again.
May He help us rise above the pain of our weaknesses.
In His Name,
Many of us struggle with the trusting anyone to take our burdens. But how many of us know that Jesus was created to not only purge the sins of the world, but to carry the sorrows of humanity? We fail to accept Jesus completely when we do not accept His hand in giving up our own pain and suffering. Let us all come to terms with this scripture today: “Surely He took up our pain, and bore our suffering…the punishment that brought us peace was on Him, and by His wounds we are healed.” Isaiah 53:4-5, NIV
Help us let go of what is bothering us and instead decide to trust you.
I pray His peace that surpasses all human understanding reign and guards your heart and mind through Christ Jesus(Phillipians 4:7)
And that He will fulfill all He has begun in you (Phillipians 1:6).
And Christ Jesus heals your broken spirit and binds you up with His love so you can be free (Psalm 147:3).
In every season,
And lifts our burdens.
Till next time,
Lazarus was dead.
He laid in the tomb.
He lay there…
Would come rescue him.
He remembers as he lay at the brink of death,
Sorrows plaguing his soul,
Ratched breath labored and all,
He lay there,
The One with power in His hands
But He didn’t.
I slipped into the night,
His name on my breath, saying
Please come help.
No, as his disciples told him the news.
Lazarus lay sick, should we go?
I will raise him up
Lazarus, wrapped in linen and in tears, fell silent as he was laid to rest.
All hope was not lost.
He still believed.
He would come.
As day turned to night, as evening turned today, as day turned to night.
Where is the Lord?
I can’t believe He did not come…
Why did He leave me here to die…
He must not love me anymore.
There must be no hope for me.
Or else HE would have come for me.
In my sins,
I have been
Cut off forever.
Say it’s not so,
Don’t leave me here.
In this dark abyss.
In this wretched sin.
Don’t leave me here.
Don’t leave me here.
Please, don’t leave me here.
Lazarus’s story is my story.
And our story.
If He had not come…
I, Amarachi would not have lived.
If you’re going through unbelief…
Yet you still fear God. You may be going through a test.
And unbelief can be healed. He healed mine. And He can heal your hardened and broken heart.
I was angry at God. I was depressed. My heart felt empty. But with a humbled heart, I turned to Him and asked Him to heal me.
I asked Him to help me.
God gave me examples of those who committed sin, terrible sin, and humbled themselves to the Lord.
King David….King Hezekiah…Mary Magdelene…the thief on the cross…Peter….
People of old, who thought their sin was too great for God to handle.
Too deep for God to heal.
God comes to your rescue. And forgives you.
He is the Redeemer.
He will restore health to you.
And heal your diseases (1 Peter 2:24).
He will cleanse you. Settle you, strengthen you, clothe you (Ezekiel 36:25-26).
He will make you in right standing again. He will restore the year’s satan stole.
The years where sin robbed you of heavenly joys.
He will make you whole.
“Father, thank you for hearing me. You always hear me, but I said it out loud for the sake of all these people standing here so that they will believe you sent me” (John 11:41).
He called my name, out of the dust,
Out of the grave,
He called out my name.
And there, I raised again.
His voice reverberating through my skin,
Into my bones,
Only to hear my Saviors voice.
I came out of the tomb,
Where dead men lay.
Though hells screams ricocheted my veins.
They could not keep me any longer.
Fearful of the One who called for me.
They retreated in envy,
Retreated in jealousy. Back to the pit
Of Hell’s misery.
My sin, ugly and envious
Which entangled me from life itself–
Did not stop me from
Blinded by the sun
I groped for
The Voice that shook heaven,
And saved me from the reckless dungeon,
That I myself
Had put me in.
In agony…I couldn’t breathe,
The weights of the binds
Were suffocating me.
I, still I, came out of that defeat.
The grave of sin, hell, and grief,
His Voice pulling me.
His gaze still lifting me.
His eyes still loving me.
Came to the Savior.
Fell at his feet.
He said TO MY ENEMY.
Let her free.
I didn’t know He would come for me.
I didn’t know God would be so merciful to me and send a Savior, A Lord, A King, Himself–to die a sinners death, just to save…me.
That was the cry of the people of Isreal, who year, after year, blood sacrifice after another, who waited patiently, hopefully for a Savior (Hebrews 9:18).
The cry of the world as we desperately waited for someone to free us of shame and sins misery.
A person who would stand in the middle between God and man–and be the substitute for our sins.
Someone who could live in our shoes.
Who would understand the trials we face, the pain we endure, the death that we must experience?
In order to have new life.
We didn’t know He would come.
AS humble as a baby in a manger.
To a faithful carpenter and young mother.
I almost lost hope.
In my shame. In my brokenness. In my failure.
I didn’t think you would come.
Why would you?
Did I deserve such love?
Have I showed you any in return?
But, You still say:
“I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore I have drawn you with loving kindnesss.”
And You came.
“And from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth.
To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood, and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen” (Revelation 1:5-6).
If you would like to accept Jesus into your heart today, letting Him lead you home…
I encourage you to pray this with me today Accept Jesus
I will be grateful to pray with you and for you before The Father in Jesus Name today.
Happy Ressurection Day!
I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen…” Revelation 1:18
Now you and I get the honor and privilege to live with The Lord, forever.
In this season, and in every season,
You were worth it to Jesus.
That is why He came.
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Because He Lives,
I can face tomorrow
Because He lives,
All fear is gone.
Because I know
He holds my future.
And life is worth living
Just because He lives…
Thank you Jesus.
Happy Good Friday everyone, yes, He died for my sins.
But He now lives…
Let’s celebrate the journey to the cross together.
It’s not that He died alone, but that He now lives.
If you never received The Lord Jesus into your heart today…remember–He came and died for you. Yes–you. He looks for you…He desires for you to be in His Family.
He will be there–clean you, make you new again.
He did for me.
If you make that decision–email me through the Contact page. I will be so grateful to pray with you, for you, answer any questions you have, and send you some free material that can help you.
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Till next time,
Years ago, when I feared my sin would cut me off from God forever,
I found myself at the Mercy of the One Who Gave Me Life.
I didn’t like this place.
But I knew it was He, and He alone that could fix my life.
I knew He loved me.
But it didn’t change my fear,
Pride had come.
And I had fallen.
Ashamed, I could not look bring up myself to pray.
All I would utter at times,
“Jesus help me…Jesus save me.”
He lifted my head. He spoke life and healing words to the very depths of my soul. He Promised:
To never leave me or forsake me.
By His stripes, I was healed. He was broken so I would be made whole.
I was Redeemed by the Blood of the Lamb and the word my testimony.
He is near the broken in heart, He saves those who are contrite in spirit.
And whom the Son sets free is free indeed.
He pulled me out of a muddy pit, and set my feet on solid ground.
He loves me with an Everlasting Love.
This day, I declare that He is the One and Only Real God and His Promises to me and you are alive and true.
And real Hope is given when we decide to trust the Savior with our decisions, problems, our anxieties and fears…and our futures.
If it weren’t for His Promises, in His Word, I would not have made it.
I would have died.
Thanks be to God! Who always gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!
He is so good to me.
I ADORE HIM. I LOVE HIM.
God loves you, and I pray your HOPE would lie in Him. And no other.
Because His Promises are yes, and amen.
God bless you this day.
Have a wonderful week🌻
Scripture References in order:
1 Corinthians 15:7
To everything there is a season,
A time and purpose under heaven. Don’t worry. He loves you and is making all things Beautiful in it’s time. It may not seem like it now, and the very thought of God using your sin, brokenness or trauma suffered by the hands of others can seem even offensive. But believe me–God as my witness–
He heals you,
And makes you and all those around you
Brand New. I am a witness. I am product of this restoration. He always keeps His Word to you and I. When you can’t see His hand,
Trust His heart.
God bless you.