Be Able To Give An Answer When Believing God

Be Able To Give An Answer When Believing God

Yesterday I was asked a question about a promise I’ve been believing God for, for like 2 years now. The question went something like this:

What if you never……..?

My response in the end was I know what I know.

Then, today I was thinking of this scripture:

1 Peter 3:15 [NIV]
But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect…

And just like I should give an answer as to why I have the hope I have, I also feel like this can be applied to our everyday lives, by explaining why I believe who I believe when he tells me something. I should be able to explain why I believe God when he makes me a promise.

Before that particular verse Peter writes about threats in doing good for the Lord. In the verse before that it reads:

But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. “Do not fear their threats, do not be frightened.”

So if I can’t give an answer as to why I believe in God and why I serve him; what I’ve been doing for almost three years is in vain. But the thing is, is that its not. I have several reasons why I serve him:

He showed me love when I didn’t know how to show love to myself
He delivered me
He has given me hope and a future
I know who I am in Him
He’s still working on me
Even when I wasn’t suppose to be here I’m here
His word is true
His love is true
He has resurrected
I have one on one access to him everyday
It’s a relationship, not religion
When I messed up he always put me right back on track
He’s not going to let me go back to my old life!
What others may see as a disability he has used it for his glory!
I believe he loves to encourage me ❤

And the list goes on and on!

And just like this list I had made, I made a list as to why I believe God regarding his promise to me.

There are a lot of reasons on the list, but the one true reason is because of God.

Trust me, that may have sounded cliché-ish but it's true if ya'll knew what I know.

All the adversary, tears, loneliness, questions, and lies are so worth it.

I have a truth that the longer I have waited the more the truth to this promise comes out. The truth of God's promise for my life is not declining, but it is progressing…Oh, how beautiful it is! I love it!

When God finally does decide to give the promise to me I'll be able to say that what God said has come to pass.

Times of people questioning you or not believing you will come. You have the responsibility to stand on what God told you, and do it without being ashamed.

James 1:2-4 [NIV]
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

Suicide Is Never The Answer

Can I just express what’s on my mind? Well, after hearing yesterday that a woman tried to take her own life…it just hurts. It made me think of how I used to be regarding thoughts of suicide. I never attempted it, but at the same time I knew I had a purpose. If you or someone you know is thinking of suicide get them help quick! I’m telling you it’s not worth it taking your own life. Lucky for me I got God’s help. Like I have a purpose in life, you have one too. Don’t say goodbye to life all because it seems tough. But even when it’s tough there where always come relief, and the opportunity for relief. You have the power to take care of your thoughts and what you do with them that leads to action.

Psalm 139 [Scripture Saturday]

O Lord, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up;     you discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down     and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue,     behold, O Lord, you know it altogether. You hem me in, behind and before,     and lay your hand upon me. Such knowledge istoo wonderful for me;     it is high; I cannot attain it.

Where shall I go from your Spirit?     Or where shall I flee from your presence? If I ascend to heaven, you are there!     If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there! If I take the wings of the morning     and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, 10 even there your hand shall lead me,     and your right hand shall hold me. 11 If I say, “Surely the darkness shall cover me,     and the light about me be night,” 12 even the darkness is not dark to you;     the night is bright as the day,     for darkness is as light with you.

13 For you formed my inward parts;     you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.[a] Wonderful are your works;     my soul knows it very well. 15 My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret,     intricately woven in the depths of the earth. 16 Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them,     the days that were formed for me,     when as yet there was none of them.

17 How precious to me are your thoughts, O God!     How vast is the sum of them! 18 If I would count them, they are more than the sand.     I awake, and I am still with you

Awaken The Ishmaels Of This World…Church!

Last night before I went to bed God had said, “Ishmael.” Not thinking much of it I went to bed and that was that. When God says something to me right before I go to sleep or while I’m sleeping he brings it back to my remembrance when I wake up. And Ishmael was one of these times.
 
After I got done praying and reading the word this morning  I sat quietly and the thought that came into my head was to pray. God wanted me to pray for the Ishmael’s of this world. So I prayed an…d as I prayed I found myself crying out for this generation.
 
So this year I wanted to make a commitment for praying for the this world, but every time I go to pray for this world I find myself having to pray for  the church first. One thing that I said while I was praying was, “How are they going to know?” as in how are they going to know how to live if the children of God are sleeping. I don’t know about ya’ll, but I’m getting  tired of seeing this world broken. Me praying this morning has really awakened a passion within me to initiate a move for the kingdom. It made me realize (again) that God has called me…called us to be a light in this dark world. We can’t do that if we’re sleeping. I have always wanted to make a difference in this world, and I will.

A year After The First Dance

(sighs happily) It’s been a year since I’ve first  danced in front of my church’s congregation. That day was filled with un expectancy and glory to God. It was either last year or the year before that I decided that I’m no longer am going to limit myself all because of my condition (I was born with cerebral palsy-but that’s another testimony for another time). And so I’m getting ready to take you into what God has done through me.

Growing up I always danced but when it came to me actually thinking of dancing I’d say it couldn’t be done, God proved me wrong.

I am is a song that is powerful to me because it stands for who God is. What even makes it more powerful is that Eddie James was singing this song in first person as if God was singing through him. At the time of me really getting to know this song I was getting to know who God is and this love of dance that he has put in me. So when I was done with the dance it was time to share it.

I remember stepping in front very nervous, but ready. My true only audience member was God, he was getting ready to actually witness what he has done through me. I didn’t stop until I almost got to the bridge of the song. After that, I kept going. When it was over I thanked God and went to go hug my dad who was in the front, and the director. I also got showed love from the other members of the Church as well.

There’s really nothing much else to say, but I really enjoyed that day. It was my first time dancing in front of people. Since that day God has unleashed a passion of dance in me like I’ve never none before. In the year 2013 I’ve gotten to got to different churches to dance as well. The year even ended with me dancing in Atlanta. I believe God will take me further and beyond with the talent he has given me.  thank God for the gift he has given me, the gift of dance

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I might see this as far off, but he doesn’t

I would like to share something with you all. The other day the Lord had given me a beautiful revelation regarding my future. This revelation consisted of something I’m not even trying to think of right now. So I was thinking to myself, like…Ok. I see this as far off but I’d rather look at it through God’s perspective and think, he wants me to know this. He gave me this revelation for a reason. I might see this as far off, but he doesn’t. All I can do is just praise God.

God, when is it going to happen? Just Celebrate!

I woke up this morning with this thought on my mind…God, when is _____ going to happen for me? To be honest I’ve had this thought on my mind for a while now, but not in the way that you might be thinking. I may have been thinking that, but not like that. I was thinking of God, when is it going to happen to the fact that it’s just so easy to get sucked into that mind game the enemy loves to play with us on.

I have a confession to make I have been waiting on a promise from God, it’s been almost three years, and it still hasn’t happend yet. God knows this. The enemy knows this as well. It’s in God’s plan that I’m waiting, and that’s good, but on the other side of that is to think negative and ask God, “When is it going to happen?” Don’t do it! Don’t give in!

I don’t know what it is your waiting on God for. Maybe you have been wating almost three years like me. Or maybe you’ve been waitng five. Just becausee you have been wating doesn’t mean God has given up on you. Waiting doesn’t mean God has forgotten about you. You are in a process. God is perserving you for a greater purpose, and it’s up to you to find out what that is.

Enjoy this time of waiting on God to bring that promise to pass. I can let you know that from experience it’s made me a stronger woman. And as I was laying on my bed I was thinking, instead of thinking negative I could be thinking positive and celebrate to God for keeping me and for us enduring this long. I can testify today that it’s because of God that I have been waiting almost three years for a promise that he wants so badly to give me, but i’m not ready yet. And you may not be ready as well. Or you may be ready and you just don’t know it yet and your promise is getting ready to knock on your door. Hold on. In the mean time, celebrate!

Romans 5:3-4 [ESV]
More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope

Hebrews 10:36 [NIV]
You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.

James 1:2-4 [ESV]
Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

IMPACT

My friend Nekesa’s Poem about me. This is beautiful!

I met a young woman who could barely walk

But who stood on a stage and danced for you

I realized then that I had sinned,

I had buried my gifts and there was no excuse –

You gave me two feet and you gave me two hands,

You gave me a voice and surrounded me with love

You gave me a meal, yes, more than one,

And above all the honor of knowing your Son –

Who died for me and set me free

Who sent me out to love as He,

But what I’d done for twenty years

Was hide from you and shut my ears

I’d robbed you of your voice to the world,

And made excuses that were simply pathetic and sad –

Like how I just wasn’t good enough

How I was “waiting for the right moment” to spread your word,

Or how scared I…

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