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Praise the Lord!!! If you are reading this then you are invited!! I wanted to let all who are in search of a church home or just wanting to visit that we have a Jesus centered, Holy Spirit filed, bible based, loving  Ministry by the name of New Covenant Located at 3084 Woodrow St. Memphis, Tn. at 11:30 am. As well as a Television Ministry on Channel 14 (Comcast viewers) every Friday at 6:30 PM and every Sunday at 11:00 Pm. If you are seeking God or just trying to figure life out I guarantee you will not want tho miss this. We have powerful anointed teaching and preaching God truly graces us with his presence in this place!!! No matter who you are everyone needs the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongue (outward manifestation of having the Holy Ghost) and baptized (completely submerged in water) in Jesus name!!! So if you have a need or just want to come to a church with sound doctrine and good edification come & visit New Covenant!!! Have questions or comments feel free to contact me. Hope to see you praising with us soon  in Jesus name!!!! Be Blessed!!

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The Secret Place?

Ever read the bible and wonder… where is it? How to get there? etc… why isn’t there an obvious step by step direction so I can just get there already and move to the next level. Wish it worked that way ūüôā Humans well I’ll speak for myself “I can be so thick headed”. that was hard just to write! ¬†I used to pray that I wouldn’t have ¬†to go through hard times, trials, tribulations or you know anything that might put just a little fire under me. yeah I know, really that’s life right one big test! I wonder if anyone else has ever thought that way. My pastor would be preaching and even though the sermon may not have originated with trials God would use him to slip it in the message to count it all joy or just simply remind us that trials and test come to make you stronger, build faith, and bring you closer to God. For me this is one of those things that I knew but some times fully understand or appreciate it until you have certain experiences ! I mean really it may be slightly difficult to be thankful for health unless you have been sick. That relief after overcoming sickness is amazing!

Anyway I was listening to a sermon today, ¬†by Bishop W.L. Bonner called the secret place that was reconfirmed what my Pastor Bishop A. Norwood and my husband already said. It spoke about the secret place of God. Our Pastor gave my hubby and I this chapter a few years ago to hold on to in tough times, Psalms 91. I had a thought today about just wanting more. More out of my relationship with God, just all around life.Being I have an appointed amount of time on earth I want to get so deep in God that I can’t describe how far or place any measurement on it. That guys requires steadfastness, determination, and oh yeah suffering. I ¬†realize now why I did thought of suffering as a negative. That is because in the flesh it is ! The flesh is bossy and disobedient (hints one reason fasting is so important). The carnal part of us hates pain and really anything that doesn’t feel good. That’s exactly one of the reasons why God uses trial to keep our flesh in submission and cause the Spirit to rule.¬†” James 1:2 KJV} My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; {1:3} Knowing [this,] that the trying of your faith worketh patience. {1:4} But let patience have [her] perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting¬†nothing.¬†Wanting nothing really! The cares of this world fall of the petestal and God becomes top priority. God has such a strange way of doing things (well strange to human logic). I am noticing (I’m a working progress over here) once I stop being so resistant to what is really the Lord’s way of trying to teach me and mold me into being more like him, I can get to the secret place ! Which is more in depth¬†with God! I want to be like abraham, I want Jesus to call me his friend !

I’m very curious to know if anyone feel this way like me? Welcome to my mind LOL! Comments anyone?

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Looking For a Church in Memphis, TN?

Praise the Lord!!! I wanted let all who are in search of a church home or just wanting to visit that we have a God centered, bible based, loving  Ministry by the name of New Covenant Located at 3084 Woodrow St. Memphis, Tn. As well as a Television Ministry on Channel 14 (Comcast viewers) every Friday at 6:30 PM and very Sunday at 11:00 Pm. Hope see praising with us soon Be Blessed!!

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It Shall come to pass

Praise the Lord!! I was reading Deuteronomy 28, you know about the blessing of obedience and the curse of disobedience. I had the unction to look up the word “shall”. Now, the¬†new age ¬†dictionary and internet are ok most of the time but I feel like they don’t give as must clarity as the dictionaries they used to have back before my generation was thought of. So some time ago I literally asked God for an old dictionary that had more clarity, detail, and¬†that didn’t omit¬†things like¬†Christianity and so on. So of course the Lord being faithful granted me a¬†great dictionary that was just¬†¬†that I asked. Oh yeah!! can you say excited. I know¬†it’s just a dictionary lol¬†but I am entitle to be excited¬†due to my¬†out of the ordinary personality¬†ūüôā¬† Moving on lol¬†this chapter kept say it shall this or that. I did not realize how powerful this word is. It’s mandatory, its a commandment. God spoke into existent results if we “hearken diligently”. That’s why we are always going to be victorious because God pronounced blessing over us based on our obedience to him before we set foot on this earth. That’s why we can always rejoice, victory is promised before the fight! When God say shall there is not an if but it an assurance that it has to be what God says because he is the author, creator and the ¬†finisher. Just like when he spoke the earth into existence . I’m ¬†so grateful God keeps his promises. If it comes out of his mouth its sealed because he cant lie. He wont go back on his words because if he says it he is sure when he says it. He does not make mistakes or have a hasty tongue¬†¬†like us saying things we may not mean but God says what he means.

Shall: Will have to: must. Used to express a command or exhortation. Used in laws, regulations, or directives to express what is mandatory. Used to express what is inevitable…¬†¬†¬†(Webster’s seventh new collegiate dictionary)

 

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Prayers dont expire

The Holy Spirit reminded me of something and I felt the need to share. Prayers don’t have an expiration date. My husband and I have released a few petitions to the Lord and it hit me smack in the face when they were granted!! I have to give God glory and share how thankful I am that he is faithful. Let me give you a potion of my testimony.

About a couple of years ago give or take, our Pastor had a word from the Lord to write some of the things we wanted done in our lives. He had us write them down, trust God for it,¬†we anointed our petitions and prayed over them. And we were to continue to pray until they came to past. Time pasted and to be honest I intended on sticking to my request¬† but sometime I would forget or leave some things out (I thank God for knowing my heart).There would even be times where I felt like “Lord when is it going to happen”. This is where faith, patience and longsuffering would have surfaced had I possessed those fruit at the time. You how you think you have bearing what the Lord commanded but I will tell you there is nothing like a good old fashioned test or trial to be a mirror to what needs to be worked on. ¬†This part of my life really humbled me I thought I ¬†was going¬†without so much.¬†Lots of material things stripped away¬†like my¬†job, house, furniture, car,¬†Etc. Oh and I thought I was humble before lol. I didn’t worry at first because I just knew how God would instantly replace what ever I lost, right? I thought to myself I am now of royal priesthood, baptized in water and with the Holy Spirit, I not entitle to suffer like that because of God’s¬†Deuteronomy 28 promise, right?

Months started to past and in the natural I could not see the results and it weighed on me heavily. I wasted a lot of time sleeping because my flesh wanted me to agree with my situation. I had turned in a  sluggard och!  Proverbs 6:6-11  Proverbs 13;4  The soul of the sluggard desireth, and [hath] nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.

I was diligent at first but my heart was tried in it I was shown arrogance, pride, mixed with all around lack of maturity. where was my faith, the prayer life I used to have. As more trials came to remove those issues slowly stopped communicating with God.¬†Big Mistake or should I say foolish.¬†I thought God wasn’t listening Mistake number 2 listening to the enemy. I let my emotion rule me mistake, mistake, mistake.¬†Gloomy even to write about.¬†Thank God that he won’t¬†allow things go to the point of no return.¬†God started tugging at my heart¬†build on the relationship I had with him. I must decrease so he can increase. I had to get out of my own way. God allowed those things that were causing a hindrance on our relationship to be moved out of the way so I can continue to stand and not be choked by the cares of the world. oh by the way that was one of the many things that I had on my list of request, for the Lord to move anything that way in the way of our relationship. To help me grow spiritually, and mature.¬†We asked to move to Memphis (here¬†we are),¬†we asked for a specific Job and salary (we have them) and so forth.

Prayers don’t expire. God is faithful. His promises always come to pass.¬†It could be a person that prayed for you in the past for protection, healing, salvation or what ever and it came to.

Wanted to leave off with one of my favorite scripture ( God gave me this during this trial period)  Herbrews 12:11 Now no Chastening for the present time seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yield the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby. Hope this was encouraging Be blessed:)

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More than we know :)

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It used to be that ¬†did not have a revelation of how impactful the power of prayer is. I wonder sometimes what would happen if God allowed us to see from his view those things that he protects us from, whether it is present or future. what if we could see those things with our natural eyes! it would probably scare my socks off. if we could see angels at work consistently placing a hedge about us or the enemy making attempted life threatening attacks against us or even those creature that we don’t even know exist. what would you do ? If the things in the spiritual realm could be seen with the natural eye.

Now, I regularly pray for the Lords traveling mercies. when i first had gotten saved I prayed for traveling mercies because I would hear our bishop say it. Not that it was a bad things but I was just a baby in Christ not having full understanding. I didn’t fully understand why we had to have such a detailed prayer at the time. My thought was God sees everything so I just figured give thanks (wrong answer) …Recently, my husband and I were on our way to work and our tire went flat when we made it to his job. it was crazy we ran over God knows what on the high way and it went down hill from there. So we had to get a new one the amazing part was that we could have been in a major accident !! we couldn’t see it from the outside but the tire was so bad that thread were coming out !!! I mean seriously God showed us so much mercy yet again. I have so many close calls with many different things but it makes me understand that what the Bible says is true God renews his mercies everyday!! I’m grateful !! We may not always be able to see things with the natural eye but I praise God for discernment through his Holy Spirit, Warning us of danger, corrects wrong behavior, and so much more!!! An obvious accident could happen if I hadn’t learn to pray for traveling mercies. This incident makes me praise God for protecting us from things I don’t know about because “we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against wickedness in high places” (Ephesians 6:12). I just really wanted to give one of my many testimonies because Jesus has been more than good, more than just, more than kind, more than I ever knew to except before receiving him as my savior!!!

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Thirsty anyone?

When God created us he designed us to need water. He didn’t have to create us to need water but he chose this. Why? Why create us to be dependent on water for our life?
¬†¬†¬†¬† Water is symbolic for God being our source and sustainer of life. It shows how dependent we are on God. We are like plants, we can’t continue on to long without water (God). Yet water does not need anything to support itself!!! Water is used through out the bible as one of the many symbols for God. He gave us so many things and ways to relate to him, I love it!
      We are not on our own. We are completely dependent on Jesus. Without the Lord we wither away! Yet, if we are rooted on “Good ground” by the rivers of water we get an abundance of nourishment and bear fruit. Psalm 1:3 KJV 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. When we submit to God we draw in health in every area of our life. Because of God’s Spirit, out of us yields¬† (Galatians 5:22-23) love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance, (Ephesians 5:9) goodness and righteousness and truth. When we grow such an over flow in these things comes out that we also win souls. Proverbs 11:30 KJV The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.¬†
     God wants us to recognize we need him. He wants us to be thirsty for him. To take in nourishment from him and to be a vessel in pouring out his nourishment on others. John 7:37-38 KJV In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. [38] He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.

Thank  you Jesus:)

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who am I …

The pressure… is on. Who are you and how do you know?! What perception of yourself do you have?

Truthfully we don’t really know our selves until pressure comes. This is where the truth come out. “The trial of our Faith is much more precious than gold… (1 peter 1:7)”. In other words the investigation or examination of our confidence in God is special. Just like any other examine when you pass it, your confident you know your stuff. In this case you know your God (never leaves you nor forsakes you).

He loves us. Creations are loved by the creator other wise why make it (right?). Just like children that have an initial blind confidence in parents that recognizes it and realizes how precious it is.

I can remember at my first job a lady passed out and may have had a seizure (if I remember correctly). I was in such a panic that I could not think straight, not even enough to call 911! The pressure was on. I was tried, I had a solution but I didn’t use it because I was to busy looking at the chaos around me. (Thinking back I wish I knew to say peace be still😒). Thankful, now I know where I am weak he is strong. A similar thing happened again. Ah ha Instant answer 911!!! Having God’s spirit live in me did and is still strengthening me in my weaknesses. Now I know Jesus is my 911 call (among so much more) he created confidence in me. Then I was worldly and disconnected with Jesus but now I have the Holy Ghost to guide me and intercede on my behalf.

So who am I…
I am a servant and follower of Christ, a product of prayer, grateful for mercy, a vessel of the truth, undeserving however elect, a worshipper, a citizen of heaven, beloved, a light, salt of the earth, a prayer warrior … And yet still a working progress … An imperfect though constantly evolving believer ever learning and willing to move to new levels in the Lord! Even then through my imperfections and weaknesses Jesus loves me!

What I love about Jesus is that he knows us inside and out, every characteristic of the heart and hair numbered. No guessing. Every strength and weakness. I’m so thankful to be so loved even though I’m so undeserving ūüôā

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What is salvation??

I wanted to know God!!!! I can remember seeking God before I received salvation. I had bits and twisted pieces of who God is. I did not know what salvation was. Or even that Jesus is God (1 king 8:60 1 John 5:7, John 1:1, &  Colossians 1:15-16 ). I was in such a confused state that when I did start praying I did not know who to pray to! Not knowing Jesus is God showing us how to live as living sacrifices holy and acceptable unto God (Roman 12:1-2).

God gave himself a name Jesus which means “God saves” and/or God is with us.¬† God also said he will not give his glory to another (Isaiah 42:8). That made me think about it “humm”. After more research (2 timothy 2:15) and church (Romans 10:17) the Lord shower me Jesus is God, the example and the image of God. How great is that God put himself in flesh, in our place, to on our sins and WILLINGLY died for us. He knew we couldn’t save ourselves so he offered salvation to us!! Praise God!!!   
So what is salvation? The reason for our Lord and savior willing death, burial, and resurrection. Jesus paid the price of sin and it cost him his earthly life so we can be saved from the wages (price/cost) of sin (disobedience to God) which is death (Romans 8:2, & Romans 6:23). Death in this sense is two folded spiritual death: loss of connection with God if once saved and/or sentenced to eternal damnation. (This also eliminated the need for burnt offerings). To have salvation you must be baptized with water and Spirit. The evidence of being baptized with the Spirit (Holy Spirit, Holy Ghost, or comforter), is God’s Spirit living in you, the results are speaking in tongues (Matthew 3:11,1 John 3:24, Acts 2:3-4, Titus 3:5 & Ephesians 1:13). To must maintain salvation you must live by the bible (Joshua 1:8).¬† I just want to take the time to praise Jesus for his sacrifice!!! All the glory belongs to God!!! Until next time God bless you:)

Thank you Jesus

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Something New

I’m excited!!! A few years ago I told my sister that I felt like writing. She told me about this site. I was not yet ready. God was still working on me, sifting out a few things. I did not want to just pour out myself to the world and call it a gift. I desire to allow Jesus to use me, especially now that he blessed me with a foundation and understanding. Now again here I am offering up this talent the Lord blessed me with. This ideal was refreshed in me as we were praying this morning. My purpose and goal is to serve God and be used for good edification nothing less. As I keep growing I’m sure there will be more. God has no depth! You can’t go to deep there is always more. One of the many things that intrigues and draws me in to God!!! Until next time or maybe later:)

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