The Power of Peace

Can we count on you to introduce peace to a situation or personal interaction?  Are others at ease after having an encounter with you?  This decade has initiated complex challenges, especially to our spiritual and emotional state, and those of our family and friends.  Most of us would appreciate a moment of peace during these chaotic and uncertain times.  As we look to the future, an ongoing test will be our ability to promote and maintain a peaceful life. 

If possible, to the best of your ability,
live at peace with all people.
– Romans 12:18 (Common English Bible)

Making peace with others requires a discipline of emotions, a regulation of the tongue, and a heart to forgive.  Making peace with unexpected circumstances requires a shift in focus, innovations for change, and strong faith.  You can be free from anything that attempts to steal your peace:  fear, anxiety, anger, frustration or past regrets.  Peace provides a freedom from negativity, oppression, stress and conflict.  It is so vital for your victorious living and personal well-being.  

Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they will be called children of God.
– Matthew 5:9 (New International Version)

Blessed [spiritually calm with life-joy in God’s favor] 
are the makers and maintainers of peace,
for they will [express His character and] 

be called the sons of God.
– Matthew 5:9 (Amplified Bible)

You may ask…”Do I have the power to make and maintain peace?”  Yes! You can have peace not only with others, but peace within yourself.  There is One who can show you how.  Now is a perfect time to make acquaintance with Jesus, the Prince of Peace.  There is no need for social distancing with Him.  He wants to be close with you to provide shelter against life disturbances.  He desires to restore and promote you to a new level of joy. The more time you spend with Him, the more love and power will increase in your life.  Friend, access the power of peace today!

Special Note: You may like Psalms 91 for meditation

Undaunted Power

PHOTO CREDIT: JAMAICAN OLYMPIAN VERONICA CAMPBELL-BROWN

Are you in need of a little power to finish the year? Feeling over it…overwhelmed, overladen and overdue?  The end of a decade is drawing near.  Although you may be weary, you are never alone.  There is unconditional love and supernatural strength readily available.  You are still here and perfectly positioned for a new season of blessings.  Now is the time to be undaunted!

UNDAUNTED | not intimidated or discouraged by difficulty, danger, fear or disappointment

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous.
Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God

will be with you wherever you go.
– Joshua 1:9 (New International Version)

Current situations can block out the light of the finish line.  During these times, you may have to rely solely on faith to keep pressing forward. No looking back. Some days, you can only take one step.  Some days you may need to rest.  Continue to focus on the promises of God to build your strength and go forward.  Ask your Heavenly Father for insight on how to navigate the journey.  He will always answer and remain with you.

And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, and Standby), that He may remain with you forever—
– John 14:16 (Amplified Bible)

As this year comes to a close, remember…you are undaunted!  Get ready to experience victorious living in the next!  I love you and thank you for all your support in 2019!  

Unshakable Power – Part 3

roots-of-powerFeeling overwhelmed and anxious are emotions many of us battle to subdue.  Sometimes, they can be fueled by something extremely new or different to our normal routine.  The good news is that you can grow and flow with opportunities while remaining unshakeable at your core.  Four years ago, I posted about the challenge of what to do with yourself and emotions while God is at work.  Please allow me to share again how you can enjoy peace and remain calm while He is in control of the situation…

How can you become unshakable in the midst of all this?

Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD,
and whose hope the LORD is.
For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters,
and that spreadeth out her roots by the river,
and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green;
and shall not be careful in the year of drought,
neither shall cease from yielding fruit. – Jeremiah 17:7-8

Get ROOTED.

Go DEEP in your relationship with GOD – deeper than you have ever been.  Ask Him to show you new dimensions of His love and the essence of His power. Only with God will you become steady during turbulent times.  The winds of change continue to blow and the heat of the unexpected burns, but nothing shall harm you.  He loves, protects and empowers you to be a blessing in any situation.  This requires a complete trust and focus on God instead of your circumstance.

SPREAD your roots among the “living water” of God’s Word.  Find at least one or two scriptures in the bible that you believe to be true.  If you’d like an example, here are two scriptures that you can begin to plant and grow roots in your spirit.

Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them
that put their trust in him. – Proverbs 30:5

And they shall fight against thee; but they shall not prevail against thee;
for I am with thee, saith the Lord, to deliver thee. – Jeremiah 1:19

Every day, speak the scriptures aloud and think on the words and their meaning until it abounds in you. You will know it is rooted when it comes into your mind or out of your mouth freely, without prompting. Once you have deeply rooted those scriptures in your spirit, search for others and repeat the process.  Firmly establish yourself in the truth of God – not mankind. Understand, it is the storms of life that reveal how deep and wide your roots have grown.

When we are spiritually rooted and grounded, we become impervious to the chaos in the world. Our emotions are steady.  We can love, forgive, prosper and go forward in the midst of any storm!

Get rooted in God’s Word and become UNSHAKABLE!

Loving Again

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Most people want to be loved.  Well, at least all those I have ever met.  Like me, they enjoyed receiving the extra adoration, special privileges, attention, forgiveness and light that being loved brings.  However, it is interesting to note how many of the same people do not want to give love.  They are unwilling to put in the work to heal, humble oneself and prepare for love.

I fell into this category.  Maybe you can relate. You are just too tired and disappointed from past hurt to try.  Bitterness begins to construct an impermeable wall to block the free flow of love in and out of your heart.  But at some point, you have to ask yourself if you want love in your life again (from another person other than your child or family).  Be honest.  Ask yourself, “Do I desire to experience reciprocal true love…tender, patient, powerful, kind, forgiving and faithful?” If you do, one of the first steps is to turn to God and humble yourself.

Don’t do anything for selfish purposes,
but with humility think of others as better than yourselves.
Instead of each person watching out for their own good,
watch out for what is better for others.
– Philippians 2:3-4 (Common English Bible)

Believe me; humility takes a lot of work!  It requires letting go of pain and trusting God with all aspects of your new relationship.  You have to endure the healing process. It requires you to be vulnerable and relinquish control. It also involves a new set of eyes…seeing others and yourself from a new perspective.  And to be clear, humility of oneself does not mean settling for just anyone.  You should expect the best! Thankfully, God’s word can help you with this transformation and provide the strength you will need.  Although there may be some tears, loving again is worth the effort!

…And everyone, clothe yourselves with humility toward each other.
God stands against the proud, but he gives favor to the humble.
– 1 Peter 5: 5 (Common English Bible)

Meet Your Power Coach

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Searching for the perfect life coach or business mentor for 2018?  Ready to turn big dreams into reality?
Well, look no further.  Allow me to introduce your new power coach

…your Heavenly Father! 
You can experience the sweet success and undeniable results that come only from a proven leader.  He is a Creator, a Provider and a Finisher.  He is the ultimate game changer for your life!

The steps of a [good and righteous] man
are directed and established by the Lord,
And He delights in his way [and blesses his path].
– Psalm 37:23 (Amplified Bible)

Equip yourself with a power coach that can help you navigate through the well-meaning recommendations of friends, family and internet advisors.  He can steer you away from dead-end paths void of fulfillment as well as, paths that cannot accommodate all your inner talents and secret desires.  He can equip you with boldness over fear and confidence over uncertainty.   Anything is possible with Him!  He can open doors and create new partnerships that no one else can.  And unlike other coaches, He can provide refuge and restoration from unexpected catastrophes that derail even the best-laid plans.  Above all, God is not a procrastinator, money-waster or promise-breaker.

Delight thyself also in the Lord:
and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
– Psalm 37:4

Your Heavenly Father knows all about you, so experience more of Him in 2018.  Trust and allow Him to call the shots in every area of your life.  The best part is when God is directing you; He empowers you with wisdom, favor and supernatural abilities!  He will guide, inspire, and bless you beyond measure!

This year, get to know your power coach and elevate your life to a new level of delight!

Unashamed Power

unashamed of the gospelDo you feel that you must hide the fact you are a Christian? Are your moral beliefs unpopular with the social crowd in which you engage? Maybe you fear judgement or feel ashamed since your righteous lifestyle is still evolving.  Don’t let the opinions of the world disgrace your faith or dilute your passion for the Holy One. Be encouraged and keep growing with God!  Remember, you are a Christian because of what you believe, not based solely on what you do.

For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. – Romans 10:11

I have witnessed God’s awesome power in my life and in others.  He saved me from a pit of darkness. He healed and restored me even when I did not deserve it. God gave me a new life.  I am forever grateful for His grace and mercy.  Regardless of how I act, these are just a few reasons why I am not ashamed…

  • My Creator is more powerful than any person, system or wicked force in the universe
  • God loves unconditionally – He teaches me how to love and forgive
  • He sacrificed His son to conquer sin once and for all – Christ is the only King who died and rose again for the entire world
  • God is the source of truth – I trust and need Him daily
  • He provides unlimited access to His power, protection and provision
  • God teaches me how to be compassionate without compromising my faith
  • The gospel of the kingdom brings joy, peace, healing and grace
  • God empowers me to live fearless and help others

The Scripture says, No man who believes in Him
[who adheres to, relies on, and trusts in Him]
will [ever] be put to shame or be disappointed.
– Romans 10:11 (Amplified Bible)

No matter how the world portrays God and Believers, being a Christian is nothing to be ashamed of! Friend, stay grounded in His love. Be bold in His promises and stand firm in your faith!


Heart of Power

heart-bookHow do you feel when you imagine your life in the future?  Does a flood of emotions emerge when you intentionally refresh your heart, soul and mind to new thoughts?  Invigorating yourself when everything around you remains the same requires supernatural guidance. Thankfully, you can look ahead to a new year of victory in any area with faith and the light of God’s promises.

Your heart is very powerful.  It can harbor pain and bitterness or it can generate love and encouragement. Your heart influences emotional decisions and leads strategic actions.  Filling your heart with the Word of God is the best way to ensure a bright future.  Even in a dark circumstance, you can access His powerful light to change any situation for your good.  Seek God and find out how He has prepared you to shine!

In the light, there is power over the symptoms of darkness such as: depression, fear, shame and lack. There is an abundance of peace, joy, love and truth.  God wants to fill your heart with light!

I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory,
will give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation
that makes God known to you.

I pray that the eyes of your heart will have enough light to see
what is the hope of God’s call,
what is the richness of God’s glorious inheritance among believers,

and what is the overwhelming greatness of God’s power
that is working among us believers.
This power is conferred by the energy of God’s powerful strength.
– Ephesians 1:17-19 (Common English Bible)

Friend, God loves you and desires for you to live your best life ever!  A life better than you can ever imagine! Take the first step towards a powerful life with God. Make this a year that your heart is enlightened!

Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world:
he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness,
but shall have the light of life. – John 8:12

Your Power Season

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Do you ever feel like giving up and throwing in the towel?  Has a whirlwind of emotions convinced you to abandon your dreams, a marriage, God or even your own life? Before you make any decisions, let’s take a moment to breathe and refresh.

Every person experiences an undesirable season in life – grief, depression, frustration, shame, loss, addiction or an unexpected tragedy.  If left unattended, these seasons can steal your joy, harden your heart and leave you barren of faith. However, with the power of God, they can also provide opportunities for supernatural victory!

If you are ready for a season change, here are some tools that may help you…

Keep your heart towards God
Seasons of life test spiritual maturity.  You can strengthen your faith by focusing on the promises of God written in His Word. This can be extremely difficult to do while experiencing the disappointments and distractions of life.  But doing so will empower you to break free from hopelessness.  His Word gives inspiration for the future. God loves you. Talk to Him about your pain and allow Him to replace it with a joy and peace that only He can provide.  In the midst of a winter, God will prepare you for your spring.

I waited patiently for the Lord; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.
He brought me up also out of an horrible pit,
out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.
And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God:
many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the Lord.
Psalm 40:1-3

Be patient and believe
Tribulation is temporary. Your present circumstance is not your final season. Continue building intimacy with God in prayer. Believe God has taken care of all your adversaries and infirmities. Take refuge and find comfort in Him. Take time to rest and quiet your spirit. The manifestation of your destiny is worth waiting for. Your words, actions and reactions may seem justified, but find out what God has for you. This knowledge is imperative for strength and endurance in any season.

Never apply a permanent solution to a temporary problem –
Make decisions based on purpose instead of on the pressures of life
Dr. Myles Munroe

Look ahead and dream BIG
Even in darkness, envision yourself in a new season!  Believe the best for your life! Creating a dream board is a great way to visualize your future success.  Avoid rehearsing past regrets and reliving painful events.  Forgive others and forgive yourself to maintain clear vision.  Bitterness impairs your ability to see ahead.  The Word of God will encourage you and build up your dreams.  It is a constant reminder that your future is greater than anything you have already experienced!

Brothers and sisters, I myself don’t think I’ve reached it,
but I do this one thing:
I forget about the things behind me
and reach out for the things ahead of me.
– Philippians 3:13 (Common English Bible)

Do not give up!
Friend, God has a purpose for your life.  He needs you to continue on the journey with Him.  Keep going towards God.  He will reveal your destiny and bring it to pass. With Him, you will overcome the impossible.  No person, present situation or past mistake can stop you from your power season!

And let us not be weary in well doing:
for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. – Galatians 6:9

You are a Superpower!

You are a SuperpowerAre you ready to change your life for the better?  Now is the time for joy, victory, abundance and strength to be visible in your life! It is now time to thrive!  No matter your situation, there is good news.  You already have super powers inside of you! Even better, no force in the universe is greater than the power you possess!

Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions,
and over all the power of the enemy:
and nothing shall by any means hurt you. – Luke 10:19

Whatever villain tries to rise up against you – lack, strife, depression, doubt, sickness, pain, anxiety, condemnation, shame – you have the power to defeat it!  Seek and speak the Word of God over your situation.  Use your authority to command change instead of complain!

“______________ (villain), I do not accept you in my life and command you to leave right now, in the name of Jesus!
I am the righteousness of God and I am redeemed from destruction!”
(1 Corinthians 1:30, Psalm 136:24)

God knew you would need extra help in this world.  And don’t worry now, if you feel a little weak…

He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might
he increaseth strength. – Isaiah 40:29

Remember, your power source is the anointing of God through His Son, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.  He has even given you authority over angels.  Healing, love, power, victory, peace, wealth, a blessed life – God transferred it all to you!

So how can you access this power?

Seek God first.  Trust and obey your Heavenly Father.  Pray for patience and believe all is well.  Love and walk in peace with everyone whenever possible.  Forgive.  Resist the devil.  Use your authority for good.

Yes, this is real!  God loves you!  It is time to unleash your supernatural superpowers!

Power to Recover

Power to RecoverHave you ever spent time with a homeless person? Surprisingly, most that I have met personally or while serving in a shelter, have been well-educated, articulate, or once successful people who had difficulty overcoming a life storm.  Their conversations recall the exact moment when their life shattered – a devastating loss, the severe health issue, an addiction, the bad business decision, a betrayal, the death of a loved one, a debilitating accident or something unexpected that made recovery seemingly impossible.  During this low point in life, they felt alone and abandoned.  Some were mad at God.  Others were drawing close to Him and experiencing their recovery.

This is my comfort in my affliction: for thy word hath quickened me. – Psalm 119:50

Certain life situations are unbearable at their onset.  They foster hopelessness and pressure you to give up.  If unchallenged, they can cause you to slip into a pit of despair…a pit so deep that a supernatural rescue mission is required. During these dark times, evil tries to destroy your faith and isolate you from your Heavenly Father. Thankfully, God is always present to rescue and renew.  Look to Him and the power of His Word to bring you out.

Thou, which hast shewed me great and sore troubles, shalt quicken me again,
and shalt bring me up again from the depths of the earth. – Psalm 71:20

Are you ready to recover?  Do not be afraid or ashamed to ask God for help.  He loves you no matter what the circumstance.  He will never leave you or forsake you.  He will bear all the weight of your tribulation if you allow Him.  

Friend, experience the comfort, healing, power and protection found solely in the Word of God.  Believe that His Son, Jesus, came to save and redeem you.  Not only will He bring you out of any pit, He will restore your life more abundantly than ever before! His Word quickens us with energy, new life and victory! 

With God, your can completely recover from any situation!