Friday, May 31, 2013

Seeking the Healer

Mark 5:28
28For she said, "If only I may touch His clothes, I shall be made well."

I identify with the woman with the issue of blood more than people realize. i talked about this in my radio interview with Brenda Wells on the S.H.A.R.E. Broadcast on Baltimore's Spirit 1400AM. I had forgotten til this morning though that 5years ago this week I had the surgery God said I ought to have in order to save my life. It was my first surgery ever. I remember me and the morphine didn't get along well. I received into my bloodstream a medicine I didn't know I was allergic to that made me want to rip my skin off. After being released and sent home, I didn't take to the medicine well and was on the "last attempt" before being brought back to the hospital. I developed a rare side effect that caused me to walk with a limp from time to time and was affected by extreme weather changes. I have been restored so all the complications pale in comparison to the death I was facing.

I recall the Thursday morning prayer filled with tears as I sought God's direction on how to stay alive. I am so glad that I asked for His guidance. Had I listened to the scrupulous doctor who also called me on Saturday, I, like the woman with the issue of blood would have been worse off, as scripture says. I would've been dead instantly. The tumor, though the cause of the bleeding, it was the actual loss of blood and iron that was literally taking my breath away. The surgery stopped me from having 5 more long iron infusions at the cancer center for which I had been scheduled for. The doctor who performed my surgery confirmed what the Holy Spirit said to me that if I had listened to the doctor on Saturday I would've died immediately. And if I had just relied on the iron infusions I was getting, I would just have to keep getting them and it would be a cycle I wouldn't recover from and eventually would still die sooner rather later. The only other option that would not leave me barren would leave me severely scarred and could possibly lead to barrenness. So not following God would've meant either death or barrenness. Seeking Jesus not only kept me alive but kept me from being a barren woman. Just as I had prayed for.
My advice, seek Jesus and follow His direction. Obedience can mean the difference between life and death, healing and sickness, happiness and misery, eternal joy and pain.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Will You Take a Seat?

Matthew 9:9

9As Jesus passed on from there, He saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax office. And He said to him, "Follow Me." So he arose and followed Him.

As Jesus began His ministry, He called His disciples. They did not go looking for Jesus but He came looking for them. You may think you were looking for Jesus first but Jesus had been looking for you for a long time. And if you are not saved and are reading this, Jesus has already set His eyes on you. Jesus knows every strength and weakness you have. He knows every good and bad thing you have done. Yes, including the piece of candy you thought no one saw you take. He knows every thought you've had. He knows if in you heart you are where you want to be. He knows everything. What does it mean? It means that Jesus has something specific for you to do. In Matthew 10 Jesus called the disciples to Him and sent them out. The purpose of you coming to Jesus is for more than sitting at His feet. You are to learn from Him. Your purpose as He said in the Great Commission, is to help bring others to Him.  It is hard to invite someone to the table with Jesus when you yourself are not willing to take a seat.

Will you let Him teach you? Will you let Him prepare you for what the Father sent you here for? Will you take a seat at the table with Jesus?

P.S. Remember to check out my girl Stubbs of the Leap of Faith Show Monday-Friday 10am-12pm on the Leap of Faith Network and listen for the Get Your JOY In The Morning segment!

Monday, May 27, 2013

What is Good?

Proverbs 18:22

22He who finds a wife finds a good thing, And obtains favor from the Lord.

King Solomon was very profound. Here is what the translation says in the New King James Study Bible

"A good wife is understood to be one pleasing to God and thus helpful to her husband and a joy to all. The parallel structure adds emphasis as the second line of the verse explains the first. In other words, the finding of a wife is a sign of God's favor. That every wife is not a good wife is implicit here and this is the 'good' wife"

The translation then refers back to Proverbs 31:10  which is used to describe a virtuous woman. Men, if you do not reference your Bible, how will you know if what is in front of you is good? The inspection is not just on the outside. You must also know where her heart is. If she is pleasing to God then you better believe she will be there for you. As this holiday is the unofficial start to the summer season, men be careful not to pick up strays but remember what is good.

P.S. Join  me on Saturday, June 15th from 3-5pm at Caribou Coffee House in Gambrills, MD for the Pre-Release Book Signing and Reading of my new book, Shh Don't Tell!