No Settling

In an effort, to help you from making a wrong decision, that will impact you for the rest of your life, I decided, to share this recording to prayerfully, cause those of you, who are in this place, the courage, to NOT proceed, in the direction, you may be going, but to instead, wait upon the Lord, and NOT settle.

You can hear the message my clicking the below:

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If this isn’t already true, when does the Lord Almighty, truly, become our husband? Yes, where the Father, sees this as truth, where He sees, from our actions, and not just hears from our mouth, but when He looks into the inner chambers of the heart? When He examines, with the very lamp of His spirit, does He really see, that we’ve received Him, as our husband? Yes, by the actions we display, because the Word tells us, in James chapter 2, that faith without works is dead. And so, what works, do we display, unto our Heavenly Father, that communicates and confirms to Him, that we DO look at The Almighty, as our husband

If this isn’t already true, when does the Lord Almighty, truly, become our husband? Yes, where the Father, sees this as truth, where He sees, from our actions, and not just hears from our mouth, but when He looks into the inner chambers of the heart? When He examines, with the very lamp of His spirit, does He really see, that we’ve received Him, as our husband? Yes, by the actions we display, because the Word tells us, in James in chapter 2, that faith without works is dead. And so, what works, do we display, unto our Heavenly Father, that communicates and confirms to Him, that we DO look at The Almighty, as our husband

When we’re in a relationship with someone, we DO, go out of our way, in order, to please them, and for those, who’ve been in relationships before, you can just look at the many things, you personally did, again, all in the effort to please.

Similarly, in like manner, what things, do we truly, go out of our way, to do for the Lord, in sacrifice (meaning to give unto Him, that which cost us) in order, to delight, The Almighty? What things, show Him, that again, we believe Him, to be our husband from the viewpoint, of Him, being The ONE who protects, cares for us, provides for us, loves us, here on earth unto forever, who heals our voids etc.

In other words, where is the proof? Know this, The Father, does indeed, weigh our spirit, and prayerfully as He does, He can say, about us all, that He is our husband.

If The Lord, has not become our husband, then I will tell you upfront, that we do run, the great risk of, permitting flesh and blood to become our idol. And I, believe, we all know, the great danger, that would be.

For we all, have to keep, in the fore front of our minds, that He, IS the bridegroom, who IS, coming back for His bride, being us, who are His, and knowing this truth, is the reason, why, I referenced to Him here, as being, our Husband.

Now, for those of you, who are men, reading this post, God Bless you, though yes, I referenced Husband, still, the point of the message, without question, applies to you, as well. For if, it’s the Lord, in whom, you’ve given, all of yourself to, then, I guarantee, you WILL see the benefits, of just what that produces, being, a remaining eternal fruit.

Matthew 6:33 reads: But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.

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I come against spirit of boredom, in the name of Jesus! Since, sitting around being bored, having idle time, can literally, cause you to be tempted to do just about, a little bit of any and everything. This idleness of time, can definitely cause you, to DO settle.

So, Lord I am coming against the spirit of boredom, right now, in Jesus name, and I pray, that if Your beloved’s here, know that they have consistent, unused time, that they’d look to You, to commit that time to You. Such that, it is NOT idle, and that, it’s instead, purposed time. I pray, they’d be able to the delight themselves in You, Father. Thank You now, for giving them a supernatural desire of You, to even delight and be ye washed by Your word continually. Encouraged, fed and set on fire by Your word. Healed by Your word, and their identity be imparted, while receiving their weaponry of Your word, and how to fight against the enemy. To be equipped by Your word, given mysteries and secrets from Your heart, by Your word.
I pray Lord, boredom, will NOT be the cause of them falling into sin, and your beloved’s becoming it’s captive, falling into depression and oppression by coming into agreement to be seduced, all in the name of them, just wanting relaxation.
I pray Father, You’ll reveal purpose and vision for Your children and even, if they don’t know it yet, I thank You, that just as they get into a posture to serve You, whether, it be serving and helping in the community, in order, to come out of the world’s spirit of, Me, Myself, and I and or they simply, sit at your feet, I thank You now, for the increase of their soul as they do so.

Thank You Lord, that even after Your beloved’s have read and received this prayer, that You ARE giving them Your desire, and showing them divine ways and opportunities, they can invest their time, being ultimately, Lord, Your time loaned to them.

Father, we know this whole world, is in need of assistance and so, there is definitely, a place for all reading this to be used by You, for the elders are in need of help and company, the orphans are in need, the homeless is in need and I could continue on and on.

In fact, I know of one, who is single and she has chosen to be a big support to different families she’s around. To be like, that aunt to children, to where, if she knows they’re having a graduation, special ceremony or activity of some sort etc. She makes it her aim, to be there, to show support and help out, in whatever she can. And what she probably did not know, is that, it has so ministered, to all the families, in which, she has served, since, some of their very own family members were not able to be there. Not to mention, how some of the family members would dare not, go out of their way to even attend. Therefore, by this individual serving the way she did, it ministered, in ways, only Heaven knows the fullness. I am so grateful to the Father, this individual, never allowed the thoughts of, “Well, I’m not married so I don’t want to be around that” etc. No, but instead, she showed up. Even if, she had to fight those feelings which, when you know how the enemy works, she most likely did, have to fight to show up, but yet, again, she pressed and was present, and it blessed all immensely.

Before I married, in my own singleness, I remember dedicating my time to evangelism and ministering to many, on the streets during the night watch. I too, was a big sister, to a few teens who were in need of one, and committed to take them to church with me and events. I as well, remember, just going and sitting with an elder, who lived across the street from me, and being, that her family was not around, the Father, used me, in her latter years, to just keep her company. Looking back, to these things, the Father graced me to do, all I can say, is that, though, yes, I helped them, they without question, helped and ministered to my soul in profound ways as well. And if, I could go back in time, I would’ve most assuredly, done it all over again.

I’d love to hear from you, what things are you involved in currently, to be of service to the Father, and or, in what area, would you like to serve?

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The Foundation


Early on, when my husband and I, were house looking and being, that I was so excited to purchase our first home together, I’d always be the one who’d go inside to look at the cosmetics. Looking to see, if it’d be suitable according to the basic things, I knew we needed. While my husband on the other hand, would NEVER go inside first, but would always be outside, checking the foundation. Looking at the structure on the house, looking to see if there were any creeks, lakes, flood plains. Looking to see how the water would drain when it rained, even looking at the trees to see, if any, would possibly fall and do damage to the house when the storms came.

So, he’d be outside, doing the investigation again, on the structure, and eventually, I learned I needed to wait, until he’d come back with His report before even considering it. When, I thought about this recently, I remembered, how frustrated I had been, since there were quite a few homes, we had to walk away from, as a result, of me not being able to see, what he saw. Yet, now, looking back, after having been married for almost 16 years, I have to chuckle, because NOW, all I can say is, “THANK YOU LORD JESUS, AND HALLELUJAH FATHER! that You blessed me with a man of God, who even cared about the foundation.”

For if it had been left up to me, because I didn’t know anything about foundations and homes being located near flood lines etc. it truly, could’ve just been, a very short lived, possibly, disastrous situation, all because, I only looked at things from one perspective being, cosmetics.

As I reflected about this, I thought about how, as a single, one too, could definitely only look at things from just one view, one perspective and say things like, “We’ll, how much money does this person make, where does this person live, how cute is he or she, what can they do for me, and maybe, I can change them, saying, all kinds of this, that and the other, concerning all the cosmetics. Yet, all the while, thinking little or possibly, nothing about the foundation being, the things we can’t outright see, such as, the heart, the spirit, things inside, that can only be seen in its truest form, by the Lord’s perspective.

1 Samuel 16:7 reads: But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”

So, you see, it doesn’t just matter how something maybe from our perspective since, if the foundation is not right, it all, can come crashing down.

I am soooooooo grateful to the Lord, I yielded to my husband’s advice, pertaining to the homes and that I ultimately, did not do what Eve did, by biting the fruit, all due, to it looking PLEASANT to the eye.

In the same way, I too, pray for you, that you’re not deceived by just looking at that, which is, pleasant to the eyes. And I’d encourage you, to stay in the pavilion of the Lord, while letting Him go, and scope the foundation of… and then, and only then, go in, if the Lord says, it’s safe and you can. Especially since, He’s the only One, who can look past folks shell and talk, and see, the heart.


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Waiting on the Promise- Part 2

Though I posted this blog post on another one of my sites and some time ago when I recently reread it, I knew it was worth reposting in hopes of encouraging those intended to be encouraged by it.

Waiting on the Promise- Part 2

While waiting on the promise one thing I can definitely attest to is that, while we wait, the flesh, whether ours, or the flesh of others, which ultimately equals war within the Spirit realm, will always be right there awaiting to assist us. And normally, this temptation comes right when we have begun to get tired of waiting.

Thus the reason why Matthew 26:41tells us: Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed iswilling, but the flesh is weak.”

Now when I say, “Flesh is always awaiting to assist us” to be more precise, what I’m saying is that, flesh is always present, to try to present a more convenient and easier way in order for us to get the promise quicker. Opposed, to us staying our course and being patient in order for God, to deliver the promise the way and timing He wills. However, we have to remember there is a DUE SEASON for everything in the Kingdom of God.

Hence, the reason why we have to constantly come against the spirit of anxiousness, because if we don’t and are caught off guard due to being weak, we may be quick to take the more easy, convenient, and readily accessible way out. Yet, if we choose this route though, it may be convenient, easy, and at the time give us quick relief, truth is, it’ll in the end give us a headache later. Why? Glad you asked. All due to us moving ahead of God, it’s true, in other words, what was intended to be a blessing, if it’s not received in the divine way and mannerit was meant to be given by God, it can later turn into a burden, a headache, and an outright troublesome curse.

Philippians 4:6-7 (NKJV) tells us: Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Let me give a few clear examples of this, you may be waiting for God to send that God sent man and or woman of God to you and so, you’ve been standing in His assurance for quite some time, but then, after a while here comes the tempter to say, “Hey, why don’t you just go to this singles website and set up your profile, I mean after all, it is a Christian site.” Or maybe, you been told, to be still in this season with God, but yet, due to your financial situation facing you daily, the tempter is saying, “Hey just go and get a job, it doesn’t matter, what kind, the Lord knows, you need some money to survive.” And I can go on and on…

But in closing, the scripture I’d like to reference as a warning to us all is, when the word tells us about Abraham and how we was promised by God to have a heir, but yet, the tempter used His wife to give her blessing to Abraham to go into her mistress, being her servant, take her as a wife, have a child by her, and he listened. But, as you may or may not know, due to that, there’s never been total peace for Abraham’s promised seed as a result. For ever since that time there has been constant drama, between the two seeds. Why? Because he was not the promised heir, that God was referring to when He told Abraham he would have a child, for the seed that was produced with Sarah’s mistress was done so with man’s flesh involved. Please refer to Genesis chapters 15 and 16.

Now, I can only speak from experience thus the reason, I’m sharing this. For as I stated in “Waiting on the Promise-Part 1” I’ve been awaiting the birth of my third child, and being that I’m in the last stages, you don’t know how many times I’ve heard the doctors say, “You know, if you want, we can just go ahead and schedule to have you induced so this way, you can have complete peace of mind, as to know, when he’s coming and you can have everything lined up as far as, making it to the hospital in a calm manner while knowing where your other kids will be etc.” And though, yes, that all sounds SO picture perfect, I am well aware of the fact that, because I have absolutely no peace to do it that way, if I were to take what appears to be the easy way out, it can turn out to be a disastrous situation. And so, I’ve had to tell the many different doctors that’ve suggested this same thing to me “NO THANKS.”

For I have chosen to trust God to do it in His timing and in His way, I have chosen the unknown, knowing that with God, all is known. I have chosen to believe and receive, that I shall still have a peaceful trip to the hospital and things shall be in order, because the God I serve is a God of order. And so, though no, my decision may not be the most comforting at this time due to feeling like I am so ready to deliverer and though I look silly to the doctors still, I know that in the long run it’ll be more than well WORTH it. Because Lord knows, I want my blessing in the exact way, it was intended to be given and I do not want any unnecessary drama, as a result to me allowing man, or my flesh to do what they or I thought would help God out.

James 1:2-4 reads: My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. 4 But let patience have itsperfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.

And James 2:12 tells us: Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.
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Dating Made Easy as 123

Around where I live boy, do they have sooo many signs plastered all over the place in hopes of luring singles to believe the bold print on them, wanting them to either quickly grab their phones to call the number and/or log on to the website. And boy, oh boy, do so many wish that to have the perfect soul mate, it’d be just that easy. And not just, as it pertains to a mate, but for any and everything for that matter. Such that, whatever needed, if we were to just simply, see a sign that says how they could fix it all by one call or click on a site, then Wah lah, poof, it’d be provided, in that moment, just that quick, and just that easy, but the truth is, it is NOT that easy.

In fact, what many do not know, is this one particular truth about the Lord being, how He could actually very easily, give to us the very things we so desire even, if the outcome of Him doing so, would be harmful. It’s true, especially, if we are set on having it our way vs. His.

So yes, there most definitely can come a point, where the Lord decides to just give us what we want despite the outcome. Despite the pain, drama, heartbreak etc. and just one Biblical reference of this, is when the children of Israelites demanded that they have a king not realizing, nor wanting to accept that they actually already had a King being, the Lord.

Let’s do take a look at this historic account now, for 1 Samuel 8-22 reads:

Now it came to pass when Samuel was old that he made his sons judges over Israel. But the thing displeased Samuel when they said, “Give us a king to judge us.” So Samuel prayed to the Lord . And the Lord said to Samuel, “Heed the voice of the people in all that they say to you; for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected Me, that I should not reign over them. According to all the works which they have done since the day that I brought them up out of Egypt, even to this day—with which they have forsaken Me and served other gods—so they are doing to you also. Now therefore, heed their voice. However, you shall solemnly forewarn them, and show them the behavior of the king who will reign over them.” So Samuel told all the words of the Lord to the people who asked him for a king. And he said, “This will be the behavior of the king who will reign over you: He will take your sons and appoint them for his own chariots and to be his horsemen, and some will run before his chariots. He will appoint captains over his thousands and captains over his fifties, will set some to plow his ground and reap his harvest, and some to make his weapons of war and equipment for his chariots. He will take your daughters to be perfumers, cooks, and bakers. And he will take the best of your fields, your vineyards, and your olive groves, and give them to his servants. He will take a tenth of your grain and your vintage, and give it to his officers and servants. And he will take your male servants, your female servants, your finest young men, and your donkeys, and put them to his work. And you will cry out in that day because of your king whom you have chosen for yourselves, and the Lord will not hear you in that day.” Nevertheless the people refused to obey the voice of Samuel; and they said, “No, but we will have a king over us, that we also may be like all the nations, and that our king may judge us and go out before us and fight our battles.” And Samuel heard all the words of the people, and he repeated them in the hearing of the Lord . So the Lord said to Samuel, “Heed their voice, and make them a king.” And Samuel said to the men of Israel, “Every man go to his city.”

As you read, could you see the GREAT bondage they would be in as a consequence to what they wanted, and could you also see how though, forewarned of the specific bondage that they still, demanded it anyway, therefore the Lord said give them what they requested.

Now, I don’t believe any of us would like to be turned over to harmful things in ourlives all due to our fleshly desires therefore, it makes the wait welllllllll worth it, while having the heart posture of, Father I want Your will, Your way and Your timing or else, NO way.

Father, I pray, never is it said about any of us that You heeded our voice and gave us bondage all due to our rejection towards You and Your will for ourlives. I pray this post will keep many from deception and encourage all to wait and trust in the Lord for everything, in Jesus Name. Amen.

But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
Matthew 6:33 NKJV

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You Do NOT Trust Me part 2 (Word of Encouragement)

Now though yes, there definitely maybe too many times to count where we do NOT have trust for the Father to do XYZ in our lives however, what I LOVE about the Father is that during these times, what we can know, is that He knows us, He knows our frame, for He’s the one who created us, He too knows the world we live in etc. Yet, since without faith it is impossible to please Him (Hebrews 11:6) I thank the Father that He does not just allow or permit us to stay in that state. So, what’s so awesome about Him, is that He too, helps to assist our faith.

Praise the Father He has not just left Faith in our hands solely to grow, but thank the Father that He already knows and is the assistant, the helper the author the in-betweener and finisher of our faith. Thank the Father for Holy Spirit who does DO a supernatural work within us, who can convict us, show us us, lead and guide us in and on the right path.

Thus, what’s so encouraging is that though yes, quite often, we may be faithless, praise the Father that He is faithful and cannot deny Himself (2 Timothy. For true is it, that He already knows where we are with our faith, it’s just that many of times we ourselves, haven’t taken the time to see where we are. Yet, the Father sure knows how to get our attention. Therefore, I’m grateful to the Father for the faith building process even during the times when lack of faith is our sin.

Praise the Father that He walks with us and is patient, long suffering and bares long with us not to mention, has His absolute best at heart for us.

Let’s Pray:

Father, I thank You for Your mercy and Your grace that You continue to extend unto us. The mercy in the signs that You show us even when we may have completely no belief, or may have lost the level of it for whatever reason. Oh Father, thank You for the things that you’ll put right dead smack in front of us to the point where we cannot deny that it is You, signs that say how You will do what You will to be done despite. Thank you Father, for Your word found in Philippians 1:6 that tells us: being confident of this very thing that he who has begun a good work in you shall complete it until the day of Jesus Christ. Thank you Father for Your word. Amen.

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You Do NOT Trust Me

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One day, after having been, totally, exhausted on waiting, to see the promises of God, come to pass, as I sat still, I heard, the Heavenly Father, say to me, “You do not trust Me” and in hearing this, I made certain, to write about it, and noticed, by the time, I was finished, my faith, had actually grew, just by having, this candid, heart to heart, conversation with Him. Thus, because, I saw this, help me drastically, I felt released, to share, knowing, I was not, the only one, who’s been, in a place of such. I also, wanted to share how, though, yes, I was once here, it ended up being an, addition since, afterwards, I actually, receive, the faith needed, in order, to continue, to believe for the, only, believable things in Christ. And so, below, is this conversation:

For you do not trust Me, though your words, say you do. Because see, if, you did trust Me, your actions and heart posture, would be totally, different. For if, you did believe, then you’d war off doubt, depression, and the lack of, to intentionally, prepare, for that, in which, you say, you’re believing Me for. You’d choose, to praise Me, despite not seeing, a hint or clue and your praise, would be so, radical, that it’d, literally, annihilate, every area of doubt, and confound every part, of flesh, in you.

For if, you really believed, then your inner thoughts, secret compartments of your heart, would really, line up and faith, is what I’d see. and instead, of you being, frustrated, when you hear anything spoken about that, in which, you’ve been waiting to happen, you’d instead, rejoice because, you know, it is so, and what, I’ve spoken, is not a lie.

For most of you, it’s not that, you’ve never believed, because you have, it’s just that the wait and the time it has taken to manifest what you’ve been believing me for, has almost literally wore you down and out. And it’s that time of things not happening in the timing or when you would’ve thought or hoped for it to happen, it is that which has begun to literally snuff out your belief and cause you to only have sight based upon what you see with your natural eye and hear with only your natural ear. Yet you see, to be in that place, it’s exactly where the enemy would love for you to be, because in unbelief I do NOT produce and the enemy is able to stand, accuse and taunt.

My child, I want you to know, I have heard those things you have mumbled under your breath like the laugh I heard from Sarah and just as I called her out on that likewise, I am calling you out on your lack of trust here. See in order for you to believe with the kind of faith I’d have for you to have, you MUST stay in a faith-filled environment such that, you’d stay elevated in the spirit realm able to see from my perspective and ward off all that tries to contradict My word.

For I know you do not want to be like the 10 spies who did not receive all because they could not believe. Now though, the truth of this word may hurt now, it’s only to bring about healing that we may deal with the root and going forward there IS a faith-filled environment for the Heavenly Father to work in.

It’s my prayer that this word shared here would be what causes there to be a greater producing in our lives. It’s a conversation I myself had with Holy Spirit as the light was shone upon my heart at one time and in this, I was able to see the truth. Yet, once I saw it, I chose to pursue to have greater faith such that my lack would not be the cause of me not receiving what the Father intended. For those of you who are in this same situation as I once was, it’s my prayer that you too, see the breakthrough as you allow the Father to reveal and heal. Amen.

Mark 9:24 reads: Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!”


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The Cycle and Breaking Free!

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The Cycle


Here I will share with you, real talk from my past

The cycle

Hurting, searching, and at times, just out right desperate

Wanting and desiring for my void to be filled

Wanting for this constant longing inside of me to be killed


You know… that desire of just wanting to have someone to truly love you until…

Yes, someone to just love you for who you are

Who will be there permanently instead of only temporal


So you know what? I decided to go after that in which I thought I wanted

Yet, only to find out, after the pleasure expired

The person I was with is gone…

Thus, for me, there I am left with a piece of my heart stolen

Left in a state of complete mass confusion

Cause you see, it makes absolutely no earthly sense to me

How something which once started out as so perfect only ended up to be so ruined

Therefore, I’m left disappointed, devastated and in a state of depression

Where if the truth were to be told, I can’t even shake

Why, cause those soul ties are almost impossible to break.



Though hurt once again, I say, how I will absolutely NEVER

Allow myself to experience that type of unnecessary drama

But then… there he is and once again, my guard goes down

And in only a matter of time, guess what?

I am right back where I started, held captive in this repetitive cycle

In other words, I constantly found myself in the same situations

It’s just that, this one had a different face, with a different name

But the end result, was the exact same, with NO change

Then once the relationship was over, I felt used, emotionally

Abused, with just more and more wasted time

Asking myself, how in the world did I end up back in this same ole, same ole?

Yet that’s when I heard… “It’s identified as the cycle” and after many years of being in that cycle I came to realize that this cycle, is not broken by human ability, but that, it truly takes us surrendering our lives unto Christ that He can then do supernaturally what NO man, can do.

Now, if you already have a relationship with Christ but yet, have found yourself in this situation, being the cycle, I’d like to encourage you to DO repent whole heartily, choose to turn away from your way, to the Lord’s way. Such that, you too, can walk in freedom from this cycle and it be a thing of your past.

Thank you Father, for breaking this cycle in my life and doing the same for those who are tired of taking this road which leads to nothing but heartache, lost time, and destruction. Amen.

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The Preparing


Either click the link below  or copy and paste address to hear an in due word from the Father for those of you who desire to be kept and Set Apart in the Lord for His glory. Here you will hear about the preparation process of God. Please note: it will take a minute or so for this message to download after you click the play button on the player.

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