Wednesday, June 3, 2015
I just came back from a funeral. The service was beautiful; we came together in honor of a wonderful woman of God who went home to be with the Lord. One of the people who got up to have words really laid some things down that I never heard anyone say at a funeral before. He mentioned how this person experienced "church hurt". At first, I was taken aback by his statements. But please know what he said was right on the money. It saddened me that this had to be addressed, but I understand why. The woman had an anointed voice; she was extremely blessed with the gift of song!!!! When people don't realize the gifts that God has given them, they are not able to celebrate the gifts in others. At bible study these last few weeks, the topic of spiritual gifts has been coming up. So many people are walking around not knowing their specific gifts from God. I can look back on my life at one point to testify of having the same problem of looking at everyone else's gifts and feeling jealous. But if you know that you know that you know what God has blessed you with, there is no need to be a hater!!!! So I encourage all of you to tune your ear to God and allow Him to create you into the person He would have you to be. If you truly don't have any idea of what your spiritual gifts are, I welcome you to take this spiritual gifts test. I was introduced to it in Sunday School, and it has truly helped me a lot!!!! Go to the following website to check it out: http://www.bethanyonline.net/media/WagnerModifiedHoutsQuestionnaire.pdf. Trust and believe that God had a plan and a purpose for your life to be a blessing to the world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Friday, May 15, 2015
In less than 24 hours, I have been blessed by this simple reminder. Last night, I had the pleasure of attending a special teaching about the Holy Spirit at my church. I had questions that went unanswered for too long finally talked about. The key word of the night was YIELD, which is another word for surrender. This morning, the devotional that I read was talking about accepting the Lord's plan for our life. It is so easy to get caught up in our own plans and not even consider His plans for us. As I say on my radio show all the time, God has a plan and a purpose for your life!!!!!!!! We must do everything possible to surrender our will for His will. He knows us better than we can ever know ourselves. I recently replayed one of my shows titled THE SURRENDERED LIFE. I welcome you to listen to the show by the following link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thoughtsforvision/2015/04/28/thoughts-for-vision. I hope this reminder helps you as well. Surrendering to God should not be a burden, but an honor!!!!!!!!
Monday, April 13, 2015
Sometimes you may find yourself asking this question: Where is God? You will have times in your life where you feel like you're in a storm. You have issues coming at you every way possible. But know this: God never leave you or forsake you. The Lord said to Joshua, "This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9) Do not let the waves in your storm throw you off your course. God will calm even the rough seas with His everlasting love.
Monday, March 16, 2015
For those of you really going through something, please know that God is THE healer of all!!!! Let this show be a blessing to you!!!! THOUGHTS FOR VISION 03/10 by RICHSISTAH | Lifestyle Podcasts