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How To Understand The Will Of YHVH For Your Life: Part VI Submission

Submission in our culture is looked at as one of those dirty little words, somehow it gets thrown in with feminism as a curse word of some sort. However, the greatest example of submission was modeled for us at the garden of Gethsemane where our Savior submitted himself to the will of God even unto death. Eve in her deception failed to understand that her decision caused her to be submitted unto the enemy and placed her in direct opposition to the one who made the command. Adam submitted to his wife, which caused him to be in direct rebellion against YHVH.

 

All throughout scripture we see scriptures that admonishes us to humble ourselves under the mighty hand of the Almighty. To submit to God, for husbands to submit to God, wives to submit to husbands, and for the body to submit to one another. There is a divine lesson that is being taught, and that is if we desire to be exalted we must humble ourselves as servants.

 

In the bible the English word “submit” appears twelve times, but the original Hebrew and Greek words for the English translated word has various meanings and appear more times in scripture under different English words.

 

H6031 appears 89 times in scripture and was translated as “submit” in Gen. 16:9. The strong’s meaning is:

 

anah – A primitive root (possibly rather identical with H6030 through the idea of looking down or browbeating); to depress literally or figuratively. If you were to do a word search in Strong’s you will see this strong’s number appear 83 times, but translated as “submit” only once.

 

The next Hebrew word that is translated as “submit” is Raphas:

Raphas (H7511)- A primitive root; to trample, that is, prostrate: – humble self, submit self.

 

This word appears 3 times

 

Kachash (H3584) – A primitive root; to be untrue, in word (to lie, feign, disown) or deed (to disappoint, fail, cringe): – deceive, deny, dissemble, fail, deal falsely, be found liars, (be-) lie, lying, submit selves.

 

Total KJV occurrences: 22

 

Now this last one appears to have a completely different definition from the other two. Though it appears 22 times, the consistent definition seems to be for the word “lie”. This last one is the only one that doesn’t seem to fit its use. For the sake of understanding the character of God it is clear we can delete the last definition from our view of the Hebrew word for submit seeing as YHVH is NOT a man that He should lie, nor son of man that he shall repent. (Num. 23:19) That said we know that there is no characteristic of God that can lie or fail. The second one fits perfectly as this was the characteristic we see of our Messiah who humbled himself even unto death, the death of the cross. (Php. 2:8)

 

Walking in love and in submission is a very easy thing to do when people are moving in accordance to the plans we already have or in accordance to our will. The problem comes in when there is conflict with the person in whom we are submitted to that is in contradiction to what we think should be done or how it should be done. Submission is often thought to be synonymous with obedience, but submission is more of a heart attitude rather than an act. This is difficult for me sometimes because I can often obey what I am told to do, but my heart is not in it. No one else but God and I may know it, but it is the greatest challenge in life that I must submit to the altar of YHVH. As it relates to things like food this is no big deal, my body may want a Big Mac, but rather than obeying or submitting myself to that desire I will eat what I know my body needs. This becomes a problem when it relates to those who God has given as a covering for me. The enemy’s tactic is to cause me to question their intention, but what I have to remember is there is a way that I can have a heart right towards God without obeying what those who are in authority over me request. For instance, Daniel is a great example of this, Daniel didn’t obey the King’s command not to pray to his God, but Daniel didn’t disrespect the authority that was over him. He didn’t boast in what he was doing, nor defiantly rebel, he peacefully disobeyed man and when he was caught he didn’t go off on those who enacted the penalty for that decision. We have to remember that even when we are standing on the right side of the issue we will be faced with punishment when it goes against the demands of an evil government.

 

Today we see this blatantly taking place as it relates to the President of our country. People have no qualms speaking their minds in direct disrespect towards the authority who was voted into power. One can disagree with the policies of the President without disrespecting or speaking in opposition of him. The fallout of such behavior has led to the open unsportsman like cutting under the belt type tactics that we have witnessed during this political season. Instead of watching possible contenders for President of the U.S. debate the issues that the people face with a clear direct plan and focus on expressing that plan we have seen name calling, and childlike behavior, with lack of substance that will benefit the people. Yet, come January we as a nation will find ourselves under the authority of one of them, and if I hadn’t learned the test in my home on how to continue walking in what Yah has told me to do, even when those who around me don’t understand, who are in authority over me then how will I deal with it when the power that governs me on a national level impact me? These are things to consider, however, the examples in scripture reveal that it is always in order to submit to authority, and always in order to obey God, and when the two are not at peace with one another the response must be it is better to obey God rather than man, and be prepared for the persecution that may come as a result of your stand.

 

Thought the natural inclination of the flesh when it comes to impending or even potential pain is to flee, there is no scripture that promotes that sort of behavior. We are to remain humble before authority even if it is wicked authority, but with full obedience and unwavering allegiance to the King of Glory, and if that ends in stoning like Stephen, or stripes like Paul, or being cast into lion’s dens and flaming furnaces so be it. Obedience without question to YHVH with submission without waiver to the authority He has put in place. For the heart of the king is in His hands and He can turn it withersoever he wills. (Prov. 21:1)

 

Lack of submission to appropriate authority reveals weaknesses in our faith in Christ, and reflect the areas in our lives where we have failed to die to our own will. Forsaking all for the kingdom of YHVH requires that we lay aside our way of thinking and submit ourselves to His way of thinking. This is why we are to pray without cease, it is in praying without ceasing that we learn the lessons of yielding to His Spirit. I had a love test this week that I know I failed, in my own hurt and disappointment I chose to allow my flesh to be satisfied with walking beneath the level of love that the Father has put in me. When we see such blatant ugliness and hateful acts purposefully poised against us the natural response is to retaliate. As I stated earlier it is easy to submit to those who submit to you, to love those who love you, to obey those who obey you. The test of if YHVH is in you is how do you respond to those who do the opposite? To those who despitefully use you, speak evil against you, and take under the table pop shots against you. Do you share the love of God with them or do you find yourselves lead by the same level of evil that they poise against you? Know in advance that for those types of people your love may continue to be returned with hatred, your service may yield no return from them, but your obedience to Christ in the face of such treatment will yield much reward in the kingdom of Heaven. So sons and daughters remember in whose character you walk, and in whose authority you are under. Submit to those who are in authority and walk humbly before your God.

 

 

  1. In what ways are you being challenged to submit to those responsible for your care (home, government, world)?   What is your heart attitude towards those figures? If there is an area where you are failing read the stories of how Christ handled authority in the face of conflict and apply what He did to your life.

 

  1. Who is the authority in your life? Both direct and delegated. List them, and ask yourself if you are submitted unto them in the Lord?

 

  1. What is the difference between submission and obedience? Is it clear in your mind when you need to obey God rather than man? Remember the scriptural wisdom provided to us to battle the temptations brought to our mind, to first submit to God, resist the devil, so that he must flee! (James 4:7)

 

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Life Tips 101 Starting Your Day With Yah

Finding creative solutions for the hectic life to have quality one on one time with the Lord.  This is also a creative solution for extending your quality time with the Lord.  Find more organizational options for the hectic life @ The Purposeful Home.
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Below is a website that you can go to and purchase this devotional or any other to begin starting your own collection of devotionals.  Don’t just buy one, because then you only have seed for the sower, but buy more than one to share with friends and loved ones.  Don’t just share the devotional, share the principles you are learning here with them so that they can make the time they need to have the refreshing necessary with the Lord for their day.  Remember sowing the word of God is one sure way you will get back a return on your investment.  There are three things I highly recommend a devotion to offer.

  1. Key bible verses that connect to the topic.  What is the point of a devotion if you can’t see how what they are sharing connects to the subject they are sharing.  This is important so that you can see the practical application to your life.
  2. Relevant to your life.  What a mother would need is not necessarily what a single career woman would need.  So for that cause make sure that whatever devotional you choose it will hit home where you are.  This should also apply as it relates to those you share it with.  Remember this devotional is for your personal time not your family gathering so it should fuel you for your day.  Getting a devotional for family gatherings is not a bad idea, but I personally would suggest as a family you pray and seek the Lord through His word as to what type of study you should do.  Remember two or three gathered in His name someone is sure to get direction concerning where He is leading you.
  3. Make sure it gives you questions to ponder.  This is important you start your day with God, but the conversation never ends.  Part of growing in the Lord requires that you develop an ask and hear relationship.  As we ask God for answers, he hears and provides them for us.  Most of us never get to having our own bible study with the Lord because we have no questions to jump start our quest.  Thanks to the computer apps and software resources available it is so easy to do word and phrase studies.  Which means we can quickly find answers to our biblical questions.  The assistance of other biblical resources such as Strong’s dictionary and concordance, BDB, AHLB, and more we are now able to get to the original text and get even greater understanding. It will be these questions that you pursue Yah for the answers for that will help you grow in your relationship with God and with others.

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How To Know The Will Of YHVH For Your Life Part 2: The Power Of Oneness

Deu 6:4  Hear, O Israel: YHVH our God is one YHVH:

This is very important to understand about YHVH. Think it not a surprise that the analogy for understanding oneness that Yahushah uses is that which exist in marriage.   The union between husband and wife was to be a revelation of the relationship between Christ and His bride (His body). Even as your body and your head are together, so is the husband and the wife supposed to be together, and Ephesians 5:22-31 reveals what that is supposed to look like. As it is when one marries they take on the name of their husband concealing their identity in them, not that they lose who they are, but that their actions no longer reflect just them, and thus what you do affects more than just you. Because its two of you instead of one of you. Hence, scripture teaches we are one in Him. He starts by showing us himself and his father, then he takes us to the husband and the wife, and then he ends it with the church and himself. Yahushah shows us the natural things through the characters of our own lives and through the testimony of the scripture so that we will be without excuse for not getting it. Consider this, God gives a promise to one man Abraham that he will make of Him a great nation. From a promise to one man and his wife, to twelve sons of Jacob, to a nation of people.

The Power of One

Gen. 11 we see that YHVH references the oneness of humanity at the Tower of Babel against His will. He let’s us know that the power of one isn’t just limited to those who are obedient to Him. But reveals this in a way as a universal principle or law, like the law of gravity. He doesn’t just reference that they are all together in one place, but they also have one speech. Thus His means of dispersing them was to confuse their language. Revealing that YHVH not only knows how to bring people together, but also how to divide them apart.   In many relationships we see the enemy applying this same principle. Two people can speak the same tongue, and yet not speak the same language. Meaning they have the same mother tongue, i.e. English, but their communication is confused by the author of confusion rather than unified by the Prince of peace. We must be able to identify when the enemy is working in a situation to bring about confusion and when YHVH is trying to bring us to the place we ought to be. Sometimes we need to have our communication confused with some people in order to prevent us from making seasonal people a lifetime commitment. We need to be able to identify right away if someone is an asset or liability in our lives and adjust ourselves accordingly.

How do we know when it is the enemy confusing our language or when it is YHVH? There is no reason why believers should be on the opposite side of the issue pertaining to justice, equity, and fairness. We shouldn’t be taking sides as it relates to cultural issues or political issues, we should take sides only as it relates to being on the side of righteousness. We should be on the side of Christ. The most segregated place on the day that we as Christians so call set apart is Sunday. There are no limits to ministry buildings on every corner, but great limits on the diversity you will find in them. If we can’t even be unified in our relationship with each other in Christ it is no wonder we can’t find sympathy as it relates to the issues of this world. However, the ability to reach heaven requires it.

And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand: And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand? Mat 12:25-26 

 

Simply put our victory requires that we operate and understand how the Kingdom of YHVH works. The discussion must start when we tear down the walls that exist amongst believers. Our authority in the earth and our power in the earth hinges on it as much as it did for the Tower of Babel, as much as it did in the book of Acts. Every nation under heaven was represented on that day of Pentecost. (Acts 2:5) Let’s call the ugliness, ugly. Let’s deal with the heart issues now, and address it for what it is.

Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. Mat 18:19-20 

The context of this scripture is dealing with things going wrong in the church, yet it is rarely applied to that context. Could it be our cowardess in dealing with our own error amongst ourselves, which is causing the error we see in our nation? The hypocrisy exemplified within, effects our ability to be effective without. Why? Because we are once again divided, when unity in Christ would bring us back together. Corporate acknowledgement of error brings about the presence of Yahushah (Jesus) in our affairs and backs up church politics. If we are going to make it in the next few years we are going to have to make a conscientious decision concerning whose side we are going to be on. We can no longer be divided along party lines or color lines. We must choose to stand on the side of what is right regardless of where right exist. We ourselves must be one in Christ. We can no longer be divided in our lives keeping our religious affiliation as a separate entity divorced from how we live, how we move, and how we have our being. Christ made no room for his personal thoughts to prevail in how he handled the affairs of His life, so why should we?

Will have the sequel to this weeks topic on the Power of Oneness next Tuesday

I did a series on Matt 10:16 focusing on the characteristics of a serpent that we as believers should apply to our lives.  Isn’t it interesting God didn’t say be ye as wise as Solomon, yet though he was given wisdom unlike any other man.  Think about it, we are in the situation as humans that we are in because a serpent was able to deceive Eve.  We need to tap into the wisdom of a serpent from a heavenly perspective, so that we would be able to defeat the enemy of our lives with the wisdom that God has made available in the earth.  I am making it available as an e-book. This e-book will show you:

  1. How the characteristics of a serpent can translate into wisdom for a believer and how we should walk in that wisdom.
  2. How to understand how Spiritual principles can be extracted from getting a natural understanding of how God created the serpent.
  3. Often times we don’t get what we need in our walk with Christ because we don’t hask the right questions.  The right questions in how we study can make a tremendous difference in its benefit for us.  It is insightful in that it will ask questions at the end of each chapter so that you can reflect on them and gauge if you are using this wisdom in your life.

The e-book is currently in pre-production, but you can fill out the form below to let me know that you are interested in reserving a copy.  The cost will be $5.00.  I am making e-books to save on cost of printing.  If you would prefer a hard copy please let me know as you submit me your contact information, if enough people are interested in a hard copy I will provide print on demand, but the cost will more than likely be more than $5.00.

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How To Know The Will of YHVH For Your Life Series

In times like this it is more important than ever to know what the will of the Lord is. A wrong turn can cost you your life. Hanging with the wrong crowd can make you a statistic, and change the direction of your future. Constantly putting off following the Lord can come a day too late. If we ever needed to know God and what it is He has us here to accomplish this is the time. Today is definitely the day. While we all would like to have the testimony of Solomon as it relates to wisdom beyond measure, prosperity on every level, and peace in the midst of our borders, the reality is even with everything you can miss it. Solomon is a great example of how God can bless you with everything you need to accomplish His will and yet if you take your eyes off of Him, Solomon becomes our example of how you can miss it. It is not enough to enter the race, many do that, but scripture teaches us a man who puts his hands to the plough and look back isn’t fit for the kingdom of God. (Lk 9:62) Thus walking in the will of the Lord is a daily decision that we must choose to make.
Knowing the reason why we are here is the single most important question we need answered after we submit to Yahushah as our King. Yet we shouldn’t believe that finding out this most valuable information is something that we will get overnight. Many distractions and challenges will happen in life that will derail our attention from finding out this most vital information. Sidetracks and bunny trails will remove us from the steady and sure course that he has already established for us.
 
Everything God created had purpose, which means he willed it into existence. Or another way of saying it, the things that exist, exist as a result of His will. In light of the current social climate I think this is a perfect place to address this train of thought that says that we wish people didn’t see color, or to say a persons color is irrelevant. I would like to say that God created us whatever hue of skin we have. A more forgiving statement is I wish people wouldn’t allow the color they see to make a difference in how they esteem them. We had no choice in the matter, the white person didn’t get to choose how white they are the black couldn’t choose how black, the native American couldn’t choose how red, and the Asian couldn’t choose how yellow. In other words it is in Yah’s domain, which tells me that He had a purpose for making it that way. He didn’t choose to make us all the same complexion, he chose to make a distinction.
This thinking of removing the distinction of color allows for removing the distinction of gender and God clearly has a purpose for both.  Scripture is replete with examples of the distinctive role of a man versus a woman, and that distinction was not that one has more worth than the other, but a different yet collaborative purpose from the other.  If we would appreciate our differences it would do more for relations in marriage, with people of different nationalities, and within our governmental systems. But again, it all is within understanding His will. Which is what this series seeks to uncover.
Our failure as Christians reveals itself in the face of adversity. A sense of compassion and unity is easily replaced with animosity and rage when we observe our atmosphere from our own eyes instead of from an aerial view. From an aerial view it is clear that the world is bigger than just us. It is apparent that the long-suffering of the Lord is based on a much larger scale then our momentary affliction. Whatever our pain, discomfort, affliction is, it pales in comparison to the glory that is yet to be revealed in us. To the combined mission that Yah is performing over the entire world. I know craziness is occurring everywhere and it is much easier to blame or point fingers at those things that we can see, but let’s not forget there is an unseen entity that is pulling the strings.
 
I am being led to start this series with the characteristics of God that should be in us. Since the ultimate goal is to be in His image and likeness it is important that we understand what that looks like. Therefore, the current issues at hand makes it important for me to start with the 7 characteristics of YHVH that should be in us. We will find it hard to understand the will of the Lord if we don’t understand some basic things about His character.
The scriptures below are key scriptures that will be carried through the entire series.  Father, I thank you that you have not revealed these precious truths to the wise or the prudent but unto babes.  Your ways are far beyond ours and your thoughts are far beyond ours.  We thank you for giving us wisdom, knowledge, and revelation.  Help us to make whatever changes we need to make so that we can be all that you have called us to be and complete all that you have planned for our lives.
Eph 5:17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.
 
Pro 4:7 Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.
 
Act 21:14 And when he would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, The will of the Lord be done.
 
2Co 8:5 And this they did, not as we hoped, but first gave their own selves to the Lord, and unto us by the will of God.
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Do you know the eight characteristics of a snake that you as a believer should apply to your life?  In this series you will discover this insightful information and how to apply this wisdom to everyday situations that occur.  You will also learn a different way to study scripture applying the principle of understanding that which is natural and how it applies to us spiritually.  This series is currently in production.   If this is something you would be interested in having please sign up here for an e-book.  E-book cost $5.00.

 

 

Why Do Bad Things Happen To Good People?

I’ve heard this question asked by many people. Usually from those trying to explain the nonexistence of God, which usually sounds something like, “if there was a God why would he allow bad things to happen to good people?”   Or by others trying to understand why they lost a loved one unexpectedly. The question is indelibly, why me? Well, I just wanted to share some of my thoughts from what I received from scripture. First and foremost, there are NO good people. So the question is a misnomer because we ask it comparing people to ourselves. Jesus, the greatest or “goodest” man who ever walked the face of the earth stated there was none that was good. (Matt. 19:17)   However, even if I consider the question from the standpoint of comparing ourselves among ourselves, in which scripture also has something to say about that, then this is the approach that I would share it from. (2 Cor. 10:12)

God’s ways are so far greater than our ways that even from the aerial view of a plan tens of thousands of feet in the sky we still can’t imagine the love God has for us. There are two passages of scripture in particular that the Holy Spirit dropped in my spirit concerning this.

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: Isa 55:8-10 

 

The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. 2Pe 3:9

 

Now concerning the first passage of scripture, remember the plane analogy I just shared. From an airplane the earth looks like a multi-textured quilt interwoven in various patterns, and it appears so small that you can see States from an oval window at once. Now imagine God sees way more than we can see from an oval window in a plane, which means that while we are like one speck of dust compared to the multitude of people everywhere from His view, we look at our pain, our circumstances and we isolate ourselves from the world. Forgetting the second passage of scripture I shared, which is that God is longsuffering for a reason. That reason is he desires that none shall perish. He even cares about that man who went into the Emmanuel AME  ministry and murdered those people in Charleston, and watched as they prayed then killed them with no remorse afterwards.  Before you get angry at me for making that statement, just keep reading.   Why would he allow this person to live and so many innocent people to die? Well, because God sees our eternal welfare as being more important than our temporal state of being. Read Acts 7, here we see Stephen sharing the truth with his own people, just giving them a history lesson of the faithfulness of God and the unfaithfulness of God’s people. After he shares this profound truth with them they didn’t rejoice and thank him for this revelation, but stoned him. God would allow a man who is doing His work, and according to the passage itself full of the Holy Spirit to be stoned to death. He didn’t allow him to escape it, didn’t raise him from the dead, but rather brought him to his heavenly place to enter into the glory set before him. From our perspective it would seem that the just thing might have been for God to strike down those wicked people for murdering him, but if he did that what would be the eternal state of those who died? We know that it is appointed unto man once to die and then the judgment. This means the end result for such a person in this position would be eternity in the lake which burns with fire. As important as this life is, it is temporal, no matter how we exit it, the point is we will exit it. Whether we suffer for our sake or righteousness sake we will not live forever in these bodies.

 

Rom 8:23  And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.

Knowing where you will go when you exit this body and being able to rejoice that our name is written in the lamb’s book of life it is the security that we as believers should have that helps us keep a heavenly perspective when we are faced with hellish circumstances. I don’t weep for believers who meet their Maker, they have gone home as Paul puts it.

We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. 2Co 5:8

One might say then if that is the case then why don’t we just end it all, before someone takes our life, or at least then I can choose how I exit? Because your life is very important, like Paul you have a mission and your heavenly reward is based on you completing it. Eternal life is a free gift that we receive but don’t confuse the perks of position with the benefits available with it. There are rewards for living a dedicated life to Christ, not in quitting life. In fact scripture makes it clear that quitting is not an option that reaps reward, no matter how hard things get.

 

And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God. Luk 9:62

But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. Rev 21:8

Those who give up on life fall under the category of the fearful, and faithless. If we are living for ourselves and consider our lives to be our own, instead of being that which is bought with a price then we fall under that category. Some days we can feel like it takes way more courage to live than to end it all.  Your life is valuable and even if not to anyone but Christ, then live for Him. He gave up this life so that you could have eternal life, that is why there is no greater love than His. Indeed bad things do happen to innocent people, and isn’t it awesome that we serve a God that knows that intimately.

I did a series on Matt 10:16 focusing on the characteristics of a serpent that we as believers should apply to our lives.  Isn’t it interesting God didn’t say be ye as wise as Solomon, yet though he was given wisdom unlike any other man.  Think about it, we are in the situation as humans that we are in because a serpent was able to deceive Eve.  We need to tap into the wisdom of a serpent from a heavenly perspective, so that we would be able to defeat the enemy of our lives with the wisdom that God has made available in the earth.  I am making it available as an e-book. This e-book will show you:

  1. How the characteristics of a serpent can translate into wisdom for a believer and how we should walk in that wisdom.
  2. How to understand how Spiritual principles can be extracted from getting a natural understanding of how God created the serpent.
  3. Often times we don’t get what we need in our walk with Christ because we don’t hask the right questions.  The right questions in how we study can make a tremendous difference in its benefit for us.  It is insightful in that it will ask questions at the end of each chapter so that you can reflect on them and gauge if you are using this wisdom in your life.

The e-book is currently in pre-production, but you can fill out the form below to let me know that you are interested in reserving a copy.  The cost will be $5.00.  I am making e-books to save on cost of printing.  If you would prefer a hard copy please let me know as you submit me your contact information, if enough people are interested in a hard copy I will provide print on demand, but the cost will more than likely be more than $5.00.

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Unity Not Uniformity

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Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: Eph. 4:13

 

Notice how this scripture doesn’t say come into the uniformity of the faith, but the unity of the faith. Which like these bottles reflect, we come in different forms and sizes by design. Mankind desires you to look just like them, bricks. While the Father molds you for His purposes. God creates stones with different shapes, sizes, and colors. Mankind makes cookie cutter bricks that hates individuality and uniqueness. But our uniqueness by design was important to God because it also reflects our purpose. Which is also different by design. To move in the plans God has for you, you have to be willing to go against societal norms, be willing to sometimes where the loud and bold colors so that Christ in you can get the world’s attention. The key to being uniquely used is not just being different in how you act, but in who you represent. The whole world is self serving seeking to represent itself. You stand out by simply making your difference your platform for Christ. A chance for others to see the Holy Spirits work in you.

Does your marriage need a booster shot?  Find yourself looking for a way out of a “until death do us part” situation?  Just pump the breaks and give me 5 minutes to try to jumpstart your marriage.  Don’t give up just yet, God has a plan for your pain and a new beginning for the dead end you find yourself in.  Marriage is challenging, but worth every minute.  Not all marriages need to end some just need a little boost.  I pray this video will bless you, and help you hang in there.