Proverbs 4:7

"Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding." ~Proverbs 4:7

Saturday, February 22, 2014

At A Loss For Words

Have you ever been at a loss for words? Well that's how I am right now. If I may just share my heart, sometimes I wonder what I will say to you. It's within these moments that I realize that I may be forcing something that is just not meant to be. It seems to me that if the words were meant to be there, then they would flow freely. Right? I've come to think that I have not connected to my Power Source. God himself.
"He that believeth on Me, as the scripture hath said,
out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water." (John 7:38)
Scripture says that those who believe in Jesus will have rivers of living water flowing from their bellies. Those who have a relationship with God have come to know this river to be the supplier of the very life of Jesus Christ in us. With that being the case, are we ever supposed to have moments such as the one I'm having now? Scripture also says that He has given us the tongue of the learned that we may be able to speak a word of encouragement to those who are in need (Isaiah 50:4). If I am in a moment where I am not able to do that, does that mean that I am not looking truly within myself to my Power Source? It is in moments like these that I feel so far away. But I know that God is there.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Your Land Flowing with Milk and Honey

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 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. ~Joshua 1:9
 The Lord spoke to me recently and said, “You are expecting to receive a blessing in the wilderness. Yes I provided for you there; even rained down manna and quail from heaven. You saw My power demonstrated and got a glimpse of My Glory. However, the miracle you are believing Me for, is in the Promise Land, the land flowing with milk and honey.” A light bulb went off in my head. Some may call it, my “Aha!” moment.
Most know the story of Joshua, but allow me to set the scene for you. Joshua was among 12 men that Moses sent to the land of Canaan to spy on it.  Moses knew that this was the land God promised him the Israelites would possess. He asked these men to scope out this land to see exactly what was going on and what they were up against.  These 12 men successfully completed the mission and even came back with a souvenir; some delicious fruit. “The land is flowing with milk and honey”, they exclaimed. “But its men are stronger and our enemies our on every side!”
Out of all the spies only Caleb and Joshua professed faith in God to bring them into that land flowing with milk and honey. While the rest thought the land was absolutely splendid, the obstacles were too big in their eyes. They wanted to give up before ever even starting. The story ends with Joshua appointed leader after Moses’ death and the Israelites defeating all of their enemies and taking possession of Canaan, the land flowing with milk and honey.
How many times have we seen the Promised Land right before us, but the obstacles seem too much so we retreat back to the wilderness or what is comfortable to us? I believe that sometimes we forget to realize how moved God is by our faith in Him. In fact, Scripture points out that it is impossible to please Him without it.  If the Lord has commanded you to do something, yet it seems virtually impossible, well my friend, you just became a candidate for a miracle! We must always remain cognizant of God’s Truth in His Word. He knows exactly what we will encounter. He goes ahead of us and makes the crooked places straight and He is always with us wherever we go.
Yes, there is a lot of unknowing. We may even make mistakes along the way. In no way should that be a deterrent. We love Him so; He is our daily portion. It all works out for our good in the end. Beloved, will you chose to enter into your land flowing with milk and honey? Will you take the stance of Joshua and Caleb and say, “the Lord delights in me and I am more than able to overcome every obstacle”? For He that has promised is faithful.
Written by Danielle Michelle
 Danielle Michelle is a lover of Jesus and a psalmist who loves to sing prophetic worship music straight from the Father’s heart concerning His people. She is a mother to a 5 year old son and an entrepreneur. Her heart’s desire and passion is to see God’s people dive into His heart through deep places of intimacy.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The Living Water

So I'm sitting up thinking about how everything reflects God's kingdom.  There's a truth that we can't go without water no more than three days. And we need it to survive.  The Holy Spirit is referred to as "Living Water". I can't go a second without Him.  I can't even imagine trying three days,  nights,  or anything.  Lol.  Because what do you become without water in your body?  Dehydrated, fatigued, and clotted up (keeping it real).

Water flushes your body of toxins,  helps your blood to flow properly, and provides life to your body organs.  You need it more than you need food.  It's the same with the Holy Spirit. He removes toxins from your spiritual life and He causes the "blood of Jesus" to flow properly to provide life to those same organs.  Keeping out sickness. Washing away disease. It's not called cleansing blood for nothing. Purifies our hearts so that our minds, bodies, and souls can be renewed.  To bring about life. Just as you get that refreshed feeling after having had a glass of water, so do you get the same feeling after having had "The Living Water".

Anthony Evans, Jr. has a song called "Meaningless". In this song he says,  "I'm breathing but I can't survive. I'm living but I'm not alive without You. Without You,  living this life is meaningless."

Need I say anymore?

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Oh How I Have Missed You

Dear my fellow readers,

Oh, how I have missed you. It's been such a long time since I have written a post for you. I do apologize greatly for this. But I want you to know that you have been on my mind the whole time I've been away.

So that you will know the reason of my absence. I will gladly tell you. I have not an internet service where I can freely post as I once used to. And because of that, I have been hindered in sharing with you here on this site.

I have decided to, on availability, to share wisdom when I can.  Days like today, as I am at school making up hours, I have a little free time to share my heart with you. I plan to take advantage of that. The post will not be as frequent. But when I blog, I promise you I will make you aware of it.

I pray that God has been continuously been blessing and keeping you in your heart, mind, body, soul, and your home. I pray that whatever challenges you have been facing, that you have been strengthened by His Holy Spirit to face them. Remember that you are overcomers in the Lord. You will hear from me very soon. Blessings to you all.


Saturday, September 28, 2013

Where Does the Lord Want You?

"Poverty is not necessarily an issue to solve; it is an opportunity to serve. As we go through each day, our heart's cry should be, Lord, where would you have me give, serve, and invest myself to bring hope to the poor?" 

~Orphan Justice author, Johnny Carr

Over the past couple of days, I've learned something about the Savior that I never knew. I learned about His purpose for being called a Nazarene (Matthew 2:23). Warren W. Wiersbe said it best in his book, "The Wonderful names of Jesus". He stated that Nazareth was a despised and rejected place. It had a mixed population of Jews and Gentiles. Nazareth, despised by men, was glorified by Jesus Christ because He identified Himself with it. Jesus of Nazareth identified Himself with publicans and sinners, the unwanted, and the outcasts.

I believe that it can be rightly said that Jesus identified Himself with poverty and the poor (1 Corinthians 8:9). A synonym for the word poverty is insufficiency. A definition for the word poor is deficient or lacking in something. If you read the scripture above, you will see that Jesus served a purpose in identifying Himself with the poor. The poor were lacking in something. But when Jesus identified with them, He became to them what they lacked. He made them complete. The poverty of the people in Jesus' day became the opportunity Jesus needed to serve. Wherever He saw the need, He was there. When we study the life of Jesus, we see that God had a purpose for sending His only Son (John 3:16). He saw the need of His people. God placed Jesus right where He needed to be.

There are children today who live in poverty all across the world. Just like you and I, they need someone to identify with them. They need someone to meet their need. Can you recall a time in your life when you were poor and in poverty? It could have been physical, spiritual or emotional. When someone came to meet your need, how did you feel? For me, I felt relief. To identify with children in poverty is to say that you desire to meet their need.

In the quote above, there are listed several ways you can identify with these children: giving, serving, investing, and bringing hope. Where does the Lord want you? Sponsor a child today. Identify with them in their time of need.