Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Just Be Still.

Cast thy burden upon the Lord and he shall sustain thee:he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved. Psalm 55:22

We all at sometime or another suffer the flings and arrows of life and its hardships. There are nights of endless praying and crying that feel like a pouring rain storm of pain. It would be easy to say that what you are going threw the pain won't last when you are still going threw. That is the word STILL. I look back in my life and think didn't I go through this already? But this time is different than the last because the hurt is greater that the last time. But are we the same people we were from the last time to this trial time? No we are not, for we have grown up in Christ. Sometime the problems that we suffer again with is just not about us but someone that you love and it affects us. We are a much stronger person now than last time because we know that the Father would not let us go through this storm and He not go threw it with us.

This is the hardest thing that I have ever been threw I say to the Father, I don't know if I can take anymore. I didn't do anything wrong so why are you mad at me Father, Why did you leave like this? Can't you see that the person who did this is not me? This is what I say when I am so hurt and blinded by the situation. I am sure you have question like these too. Then we are reminded to pray for the person who caused the affliction to us and we come to the fork in the road called I don't have words to pray for this person Father.

I know that I should but this pain is so great that I just don't have any words. Then the test of strength comes and you are tempted by the devil and he whispers why do you let that person or people get to you like that? Why don't you teach them a lesson! Show them that you are no ones fool and that you don't have to take what they did to you. So do what they did to you to them and that will teach them to mess with you, or nobody can tell you not to do this or that! Just who has the right to tell you what to do! Child you are grown!

That would be just so easy but then that still small voice speaks to you late in the midnight hour and says" Be Still and Know That I am GOD!" and just when the devil thinks that he has you, he don't. Because the Father is always right there. Crying for me is not about weakness, but about wanting to do something that I know that I should not do and can't. I get mad and cry because the God in me won't let me. It would hurt me more to disappoint The Father that to get back at the person who wronged me. " I just want that person to feel how badly they hurt me Father"!
and the Father asked me" did you ever stop and wonder if the person who hurt you was really trying to hurt themselves"? "The Battle is not yours to fight, stand still and know that I am God"!

It's not always about you just be still. My mother said to me "Hold your hope" It took me a long time to learn what that meant but I know that I have to put my trust and faith in God for everything, even when things are at it's worst hold on to all of the promises that the Father made to me. If your wondering, What promises? well here are a few.

I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye. Psalm 32:8 Wisdom

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying,neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. Rev 21:4 Comfort

Forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. Matthew 6:12 Forgiveness

For he hath made him to be sin for us, who know no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. 2 Corinthians 5:21 salvation

These are just a few of the promises that the Father made to me and you. I know that your hurts are beyond my understanding. I realize that I could not ever understand the unspeakable thing that has happened in your life. I know that My Father is also your father and he loves you and me. I know this because in times when you have cried to the point that the tears turn in to moaning and groaning it is then that your heart is speaking to the Father. He hears you and He is there for you. Just lay still and let him comfort you and dry away your tears. Let Him hide you in the shadow of His wings, for He know and He cares all about you and the hurts that you have.

I have a friend and his name is Jesus if your call him He will come. For more help speak to my pastor Rev. Luther Robinson you can get his number if you check out this link www.oebc.org and someone will be there to help you.

All things work together for your good. Romans 8:28

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

A Vision Of Splendor

I love to imagine the face of the Almighty God, I love him so. The vision that appears the most are the things that mean most to me. I enjoy looking at the pond that is in back of my yard. I can hear the words" And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper". psalm1:3

There are days when life's problems hold us down and we feel as if there is no hope for tomorrow. That is just not so! Just look around at the splendor of God's love and life just can't be that bad. I love roses and pretty flowers, I love the sounds of children playing and laughing. I love seeing birds and wondering what they see when they are flying. What is it that you love looking at? Sometimes it is as simple as colors in the sky, the feel of the wind on my face. I love the way God looks in my eyes. Nobody can take the splendor of His love from my eyes or my heart.

To some people I may be a bit simple in mind, but Jesus took the time to remind us of all what the Father has given us and what He gave up for us. I truly feel that I am in good company. What gives me joy is when I hear classical music and I hear the voice of the Lord speaking to me in my spirit, I get a little scared but filled with joy and excitement of His presence. I never try to explain the experiences that I have with the Father because it is hard for some people to imagine. That is all right with me because the Father said in his word that he would reveal secrets to his chosen. I am a child of the most high God so why wouldn't he speaks to me and show me wonderful things of splendor. I believe Him when I pray to Him and I praise Him because he loves me. Oh that He might look upon me and smile fills my soul with praise and splendor!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Defacing God's Property

I love to ride and look at the buildings when driving into the city, I enjoy looking at old buildings most. The statues and the shape of the bricks can make a building look amazing until you stumble across gang signs, and hate drawn all over a wonderful looking building. That is defacing property and it makes me sad. Some people feel powerful spray painting walls of churches, schools and sometimes people homes and businesses. It is as if they know that you have a special gift and they don't want you to find out just how special you are.

Some feel that if you only knew just how valuable you really are that you will no longer have a need to be in their life, because you make them look better with them than if they were by themselves. "Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake". Luke 6:22

Beloved you are God's Property and anyone who tells you that you are worthless, that you will never amount to anything, or judge you because of your past now that you have seen God's light, they are defacing God's Property and have to answer to Him for that. You are valuable and highly favored and no one has the right to make you feel as though you are not. Well you maybe thinking he/she doesn't say those kinds of things, he/she just makes me feel like I don't matter and that my feelings don't count.

A person doesn't have to say those thing with words. This can happen when you are betrayed by a best friend or sibling, or when a spouse cheats on you or when you suffer a hate crime of some sort. Sometimes hate crime happen on a job when a coworker lie to get you fired, or accuse you of something that you did not do. "is any among you afflicted? Let him pray". James 5:13

None of us are perfect and we all have sinned and fallen short of God's Glory, but pray for your enemies and bless them, for the lord will surly bless you when you do this. Some will realize when they are wrong and do right, some won't right away, and there are some who never will until it too late. I know that it hurts beloved and you feel like all is for not, you feel as though you are the biggest fool in the world. Well your not and God has not forgotten you in all of your trials and fights. The evil one may have won this battle, but baby you fight back with the Word of God, Stab him in the heart with prayer, and smack him upside the head with praise, and when you get threw he will know that he's been in a fight with you and in the end God wins all wars. Love and Peace to all!

Monday, August 3, 2009


Are you ever lonely? do you feel as though there isn't another soul who understands you and you feel as though you were the only person on earth? often times this feeling comes when you gone threw a bad break-up or if you have a bad relationship with your family. for some who have no family of their own. Loneliness occurs for some who move to a new state or town, new school and even a new church. I want to know are you a good friend? do you have good listening skills? to have friends you must be a friend. I met a lady and she and I made fast friends. As I got to know her I found out that she was the other woman in a relationship where the husband had left his wife. more over she was still married herself.

I asked myself over and over if I should stay friends with some one with so much drama? This lady even had a child from this outside relationship. Although I did not agree with the things that she did and I did not like that way she carried on with this married man, I loved the fact that she was a woman who prayed with and for her children and I know that she goes to church. I love a lot of her ideas about life and school and business. Although I did not agree on her life style I knew that I want to be her friend and be there for her if she needed me. I did not want her to feel all alone and lonely.

We all get lonely sometimes, that is just life. sometimes loneliness comes in a crowded room or on a train, bus, airplane and even church. Lets try not to create ways to become lonely, but work hard to be good neighbors and friends and keep busy. Doing something for someone is a good way to not become lonely, nursing homes, schools, and libraries are good places to start. call a friend or a sister or even pray. Prayer will work if you try. I hope that I can make some new friends and although this is my first blog I sure hope that I did it well.

Anita C

Woman in Ministry