Friday, December 20, 2013

Express Delivery Mail

                                                                                    Highly Favored
                                                                                    12 Kings Highway
                                                                                    Homeward Bound, Heaven
Dear 2014,
My name is Highly Favored and I look forward to meeting you very soon.  I wanted to take this time to tell you a little about myself before we meet and I also wanted to share what I anticipate about you so far.
My name, "Highly Favored" was given to me by my Father.  He instead that I am special and everyone who meets me must know it and confess it just by saying my name.  If you haven't already figured it out, I am a daddy's girl and I just LOVE my daddy.  He is so patient with me; He is the kindest you would ever know.  There is no one like him in the Universe. You can search all over, high and low and you won't find anyone like him; I guarantee that. Just to prove how wonderful He is, my daddy knew that I wouldn't be a perfect child so he decided even before I was born to take the ultimate punishment for me. He decided to die for me and endured much torture, humiliation and shame for something that I did. He didn't want me to experience any of that. But he had a plan, He knew that he would not die forever so he woke up from death and startled everyone who knew him.
My daddy went to his homeland shortly after a place called Heaven. He promised that He would come back for me and take me there one day.  He told me that where He lives there is no crying/sadness, no sickness, no troubles just never ending joy, peace and happiness.  He told me that in Heaven, I will eat from a tree that bears 12 different fruits, walk on a sea of glass, play with animals that we are normally afraid of and I can just imagine seeing some colors and experiencing things that far supersede my imagination capabilities.   I am excited and I can't wait to get there. 
Daddy told me that I should never forget Him and I should always love him and remember to love everyone else too.  He left some gifts for me, one is a book that has a history of my first parents Adam and Eve and a lot of interesting history of things  that happened and different people and happenings through the years.  The book even tells me things that are going to happen in my generation and how Daddy will be there for me.   Another gift Daddy left me is His Spirit.  Daddy's spirit comforts me and reassures me all the time.  Daddy says I can talk to him through a special process called prayer. It's our secret and private way to keep in touch.  I love my Daddy, can you tell?
Well 2014, now that you know the most important details about my background.  I wanted to share that I am also embracing more and more each day that I am beautiful inside and out, confident,  friendly, and generally easy going.  I am looking forward to knowing more about you and I anticipate that you are going to be full of great surprises, wonderful memories and triumphant testimonies. 

I look forward to meeting you 2014.


Highly Favored.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Greater is Coming Part II

Have you ever wonder why me Lord?  Sometimes it's even, why not me Lord? 

There are times when circumstances and situations test my faith and I feel crushed or afraid or weary.

Today I want to share the beginning part of the lyrics of "Greater is Coming" by Jekalyn Carr. There is a powerful reminder for us in it that reassures me that life may sometimes be uncomfortable but remember....

An olive has to go through three stages, for its oil to run:
It has to go through the shaking, the beating, and the pressing
And just like the olive, some of you may have felt like you go through the shaking, the beating and the pressing.
You've went through all of that for your oil to flow
Now, your greater is coming...

If it had not been for the shaking,
I never would have been ready for the making, no

If it had not been for the beating,
I would have never knew how anointed I would be.
If it had not been for the pressing,
I wouldn't be able to walk into my destiny.
He's preparing me, preparing me, preparing me for greater...

I feel a shaking in the Spirit,
I feel a beating in the Spirit,
I feel a pressing in the Spirit,
Preparing me for greater...

I feel a shaking in the Spirit,
I feel a beating in the Spirit,
I feel a pressing in the Spirit,
Preparing me for greater...

If it had not been for the shaking,
I never would have been ready for the making, no

If it had not been for the beating,
I would have never knew how anointed I would be.

If it had not been for the pressing,
I wouldn't be able to walk into my destiny.
He's preparing me, preparing me, preparing me for greater...

I feel a shaking in the Spirit,
I feel a beating in the Spirit,
I feel a pressing in the Spirit,
Preparing me for greater...

I feel a shaking in the Spirit,
I feel a beating in the Spirit,
I feel a pressing in the Spirit,
Preparing me for greater...

Many are the afflications of the righteous,
But the Lord delivereth them out,
Of them all...

Because your greater is coming...

Greater (greater is coming)
Wanna let you know greater (greater is coming)
Hey, greater, yes it is (greater is coming)
Said I know that my greater is coming (greater is coming)

Can you just lift your hands and say greater (greater)
Is coming (is coming)
Eyes haven't seen (greater)
Ears haven't heard (is coming)
My greater is coming (greater)
My greater is coming (is coming)

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Greater is Coming

I love the song " Greater is Coming" by Jekalyn Carr.

The song ministers to my spirit every time I hear it.  I just wanted to declare a portion of this song, this is not were the song starts, however, this portion of the song waters the  My Season post.  As the Lord continues to season me, I know my greater is coming...

I feel it, I know that I know it's coming:

Greater anointing (it's coming)
Greater power (it's coming)
Greater destiny (it's coming)
Greater door (it's coming)

It's coming, it's coming (it's coming)
It's coming, yes it is (it's coming)
I believe it's coming (it's coming)
I know it's coming (it's coming)

Look out world (it's coming)
Here comes my healer (it's coming)
Look out world (it's coming)
Here comes my deliverer (it's coming)

Here comes my redeemer (it's coming)
My restorer, my way maker (it's coming)
My breakthrough, my way out (it's coming)
My greater, my greater is coming (it's coming)

My greater is coming (it's coming)
Declare in the atmosphere (it's coming)
My greater is coming (it's coming)
I shall lack no more (it's coming)

I shall lack no more, my greater is coming (it's coming)
My greater is coming (it's coming)
I believe it, I believe it (it's coming)
I trust in you Lord, I trust in you Lord (it's coming)

You're preparing me for greater (it's coming)
Thank you for the shaking (it's coming)
Thank you for the beating, thank you for the pressing (it's coming)
Cause I know (it's coming)

My greater is coming (it's coming)
My greater is coming, you're pulling me through

He's preparing me for greater...

Jekalyn Carr:
Oh my greater,
My greater is already here
My greater is already here,
I'm walking into a new season,
Oh, it's a new season
Oh, deliverance is here
Oh, it's already here
Oh, yeah yeah...

Hallelujah......Thank you Jesus, I KNOW it's coming. Your Greater, your Manifest Blessing.  Thank you God... I thank you Lord.

Monday, November 25, 2013

My Season

Dear Jesus,

I want to thank you for being so gracious and kind to me.  You love me so much so that sometimes I feel guilty because I can do and be so much better. But I am so grateful that your love is not conditional.  Your love is not based on my actions, words or deeds. Your love is pure and true.  I am so secure and content in my surroundings and your provision. You have been Faithful.

There is a resonate feeling that I have been sensing lately.  I am convicted that this is my season. You have greater things in store for me and I just smile with a reassured spirit, knowing and anticipating your move.  I am watching you work, I know that I know that I know that I know, I am BLESSED; Every day of my life I am blessed.  When I wake up in the morning till I lay my head and rest, I am blessed, I am blessed.

God I am prepared and ready for where you are taking me. No weapon or principalities or powers of darkness has no share, no part, no authority to distract, delay or deny what you have spoken, established and provided for me.  Lord I thank you, God I give you praise.  You are worthy.  Hallelujah, Glory and Honor, be unto you for ever and ever. AMEN. 

Thank you Jesus.

I am Blessed and Highly Favored.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Dreaming of Reality

Here I am dreaming again. Day-dreaming;
My mind racing, but this time I'm pacing myself.

The questions of my mind,
The questions of my inner most thoughts,

Who will answer?

There is only one who's answer really matters.
I'm pacing myself.

Let me know please God. I want to hear from you directly.

Order my steps and grant me favor if this is your will.

If this is of you, let me know without a doubt.
If this is not of you or your will, let me know with a shout.

I am confident

I am free, I am all you made me to be.

I am beautiful

I am lovely, I have what it takes to be all bubbly

I am anointed I am blessed

I know you want me to have your best, past your test, and be at rest.
My mind is racing but I'm pacing myself.

Not my will but yours be done.
I trust you, I love you, we've only just begun.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Queen of My Heart

Yesterday, I stumbled across my baby/childhood album.  I have not looked at these pictures in a few hears now.  Tears of  overwhelming emotions flooded my soul and face as I saw pictures from back in the 80's with me and my Mommy.   They jolted me back to a time in history that was beautiful.  Life is still beautiful but there is something about the beauty of history and time.

Mommy, your love for me has been immeasurable.  You have always made sure I had the absolute comforts of life.  You worked hard to provide for us, you cooked delicious meals, washed our clothes, combed my hair so beautifully, read to me, played with me, hugged me, loved me, taught me how to love our Lord. Because of your prayers, encouragement, tears, scolding, and God's Favor I achieved academically and continue to rise in my career. All the Lady like qualities that I display are because of you.  I love the Lord because of your example.  Mommy you are strength, you are determined, you are giving, you are loving, you are a Miracle.

I want to make your golden years as comfortable as you made my blooming years. I want to go the extra mile and be a better daughter. At this stage in my life, looking at those pictures jolted me into a sphere of realization of your sacrifice of love in growing me, providing for me and making me comfortable.  You are a TREASURE. Though we have our differences, God will continue to grant us all we need to bloom and blossom in our relationship.

My prayer:  God, I thank you forever for the gift of my Mother.  Lord you have been with us and have brought us a mighty long way. You have been our shelter in times of storm, your have been our shield and defense, your have been a way maker.  You have been our PROVIDER.  You have honored my Mother in ways that only you could.  Now Heavenly father, bless my Mother, touch her heart/mind body and soul.  Let your peace, joy and love overflow in her life.  Let her atmosphere ooze with your Holy Spirit presence.  Please continue to provide for her every need.  Cover her with your blood, grant her the gift of eternal life in your Kingdom when your come. Let us experience the joys of heaven together and we will forever be grateful. Thank you for being with us all these years our King, Father and Friend. I love you Lord, Thank you, Thank you THANK YOU, In Jesus Name I pray......Amen.

Boyz II Men song " A Song for Mama"

You taught me everything
And everything you've given me
I always keep it inside
You're the driving force in my life, yeah

There isn't anything
Or anyone I can be
And it just wouldn't feel right
If I didn't have you by my side

You were there for me to love and care for me
When skies were grey
Whenever I was down

You were always there to comfort me
And no one else can be what you have been to me
You'll always be you always will be the girl
In my life for all times

Mama, mama you know I love you
Oh you know I love you
Mama, mama you're the queen of my heart
Your love is like
Tears from the stars
Mama, I just want you to know
Lovin' you is like food to my soul

You're always down for me
Have always been around for me even when I was bad
You showed me right from my wrong
Yes you did

And you took up for me
When everyone was downin' me
You always did understand
You gave me strength to go on

There were so many times
Looking back when I was so afraid
And then you come to me
And say to me I can face anything
And no one else can do
What you have done for me
You'll always be
You will always be the girl in my life, ooh oh

Mama, mama, you know I love you
Mama, mama you're the queen of my heart
Your love is like tears from the stars
Mama I just want you to know your love is like food to my soul
Never gonna go a day with out you
Fills me up just thinking about you
I'll never go a day with out my mama

Search Me O God

Psalms 139 (NKJV)
O Lord, You have searched me and known me.
2 You know my sitting down and my rising up;
You understand my thought afar off.

3 You comprehend my path and my lying down,
And are acquainted with all my ways.
4 For there is not a word on my tongue,
But behold, O Lord, You know it altogether.

5 You have hedged me behind and before,
And laid Your hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
It is high, I cannot attain it.

7 Where can I go from Your Spirit?
Or where can I flee from Your presence?
8 If I ascend into heaven, You are there;
If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there.
9 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 fall on me,”Even the night shall be light about me;
12 Indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You,
But the night shines as the day;
The darkness and the light are both alike to You.
13 For You formed my inward parts;
You covered me in my mother’s womb.

14 I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;

Marvelous are Your works,And that my soul knows very well.
15 My frame was not hidden from You,
When I was made in secret,
And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.

16 Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed.
And in Your book they all were written,
The days fashioned for me,
When as yet there were none of them.

17 How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God!
How great is the sum of them!
18 If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand;
When I awake, I am still with You.
19 Oh, that You would slay the wicked, O God!
Depart from me, therefore, you bloodthirsty men.
20 For they speak against You wickedly;
Your enemies take Your name in vain.
21 Do I not hate them, O Lord, who hate You?
And do I not loathe those who rise up against You?
22 I hate them with perfect hatred;
I count them my enemies.
23 Search me, O God, and know my heart;
Try me, and know my anxieties;
24 And see if there is any wicked way in me,
And lead me in the way everlasting.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Midnight Cry

There is no doubt we are living in the last/final days of earths history.  I want to share the words of this song

Midnight Cry by Michael English :
I hear the sound of a mighty rushing wind
and it's closer now than its ever been
I can almost hear the trumpet
As Gabriel sounds the call
At the midnight cry we'll be going home

When Jesus steps out
on a cloud and calls God's children
the dead in Christ shall rise to meet him
in the air
And then those that remain
will be quickly changed
At the midnight cry (at the midnight cry)
When Jesus comes again

I look around me and see prophecies fulfilling
The signs of the times their appearing everywhere
I can almost hear the Father
as He says son go get my children
At the midnight cry
The bride of Christ shall rise


At the midnight cry (at the midnight cry)
At the midnight cry
When Jesus comes again
When Jesus comes again

Friday, September 20, 2013

Project Homeless Connect

I had an AMAZING experience yesterday.   The beginning of this experience actually started several weeks ago when I was prompted and moved by a power greater than me to start helping people experiencing homelessness. 

I immediately began researching various organizations and initiatives and even E-mailed a few inquiring about opportunities to volunteer. While doing my research, I came across information where my city was hosting a  Project Homeless Connenct event in two weeks at the downtown convention center and needed volunteers to help.  The event would provide on-site services for the local homeless community, such as medical exams and screenings, haircuts, legal advice, identification, access to healthy food, etc. 

I was overcome with joy and excitement and this was perfect timing.  All volunteers were required to attend a 1 hour training in advance to prepare us for the event.  The training was informative and enlightening.

So finally the day came Yesterday......A whole host of homeless individuals showed up.  Buses where sent out to transport the participants to the event from various pick up sites.  This was truly well coordinated purpose driven.  The homeless population include those who live on the streets and sleep in shelters as well as those who are in transitional housing and those who are staying with a friend or family member temporarily. 

Volunteers were paired with an individual experiencing homelessness, at-risk individuals and families and helped them navigate the various services and shared the experience of the event.

I had such a fulfilling time and experience. May God bless and help all those who came out both on the giving and receiving end.  I endeavour to continue to seek opportunities to sacrifice my time, talents and resources to this population.

Matthew 25:35-42
35 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:

36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.

37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?

38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?

39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?

40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

Friday, September 13, 2013

His Ears and Our Tears

This week I read a passage of scripture that reinforced that God is merciful and he hears our heartfelt desperate cries from the depth of our soul, as we plead and beg in our prayers to him. I have experienced times and times again that God is moved with compassion and mercy to answer when we cry out to Him and humble our selves before him. Often times the answer is not immediate but ALWAYS right on time.

The passage that touched me this week is in Isaiah 38 where King Hezekiah was sick unto death and the prophet Isaiah told him that the Lord said he was going to die and not live.

Isaiah 38-1-4 Then Hezekiah turned his face toward the wall, and prayed unto the Lord, And said, Remember now, O Lord, I beseech thee, how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore. Then came the word of the Lord to Isaiah, saying, 5 Go, and say to Hezekiah, Thus saith the Lord, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will add unto thy days fifteen years.

This instance is not the first time God reversed a course of action due to an individual's supplication. I believe supplication takes you to a level of humility before God that often includes tears and pleading/begging.

Psalms 34:6 This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubls.
Exodus 3:7 And the Lord said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows; verse 8-9: And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites. Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me: and I have also seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppress them.

Psalms 34:15 The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.

Psalms 34: 17 The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.

Psalms 34:18 The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.

My Prayer: Today I join with the David as he cried out to you in Psalms 27 I also cry out to you Almighty God ....Hear O Lord when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me, and answer me. When you say, Seek my face; my heart said to you, your face Lord will I seek. Please don't hide your face far from me; Please do not put your servant away in anger. You oh God has been my help; Please don't leave me or forsake me, O God of my salvation.

Friday, September 6, 2013

I'm Pregnant

This first trimester has been a bumpy ride.  When I discovered this situation,  I was frightened and filled with anxiety.  I did not sleep for the first time in my life a whole 24hrs. How could this happen?  why wasn't I paying attention? why me?!, why now?!....I screamed in horror, my heart started beating rapidly, my eyes wide open, I started chanting, Jesus Christ (not taking His name in vain kind of way) in a help me, what should I do kind of way.  I started to pray for help and could not stop.  My mother thought I was on the verge of loosing my mind.  I didn't sleep a wink, I went to work and came home and was somehow able to function.  I guess it was the adrenalin from my heart pumping so rapidly all night.

I went to work and functioned as if nothing was wrong, but I felt like my eyes were in a constant state of popping, staring and gazing manner.

The next few days all kinds of thoughts came into my mind, and I know that the Lord would not be pleased if I made any of those decisions. I was confused and wanted an easy way out.  But because I deeply want to be saved and I desperately want to make it to heaven I could not oblige or entertain for too long the thoughts that wanted to consume me.  I did not eat for almost a week as I had no appetite. I realized this is a spiritual battler for my soul and I needed to FIGHT.  I began to cry out to God and pray in surrender.  I began to beg God for help and mercy. I made a vow to God and asked him to give me peace because I claim his promises of deliverance, protection, His love etc.  I started repeating verses of scripture verses of the same.

I immediately let go and I am at peace. I know that God will deliver me and vindicate for me.  The next several months of this pregnancy are going to be favored with God on my side. 

This pregnancy is not one of a human life that I am carrying, but one of circumstance.  God is going to deliver though me a mighty Testimony of is Wonder Working Power.

I will continue taking my daily pre-natal vitamins of Faith so that this delivery will be a healthy testimony of praise to the Only Wise God, Creator of All living things.

I am currently on a "vitamin" regimine of:

Faith:  "Faith is that strength, that secret weapon of the soul, which allows us to persevere even when the facts seem daming and the trugh unbearable." TD Jakes

Believe:  "It doesn't matter what it looks like in the natural. [I] serve a supernatural God." Joel Osteen

Praise: "[My]  praise should outweigh [my] petitions. Don't spen all [my] time telling God [my] problems. Take time to thank Him." Joel Osteen

Declaration:  "[My] story ends in victory. [My] final chapter concludes with [me] fulfilling my God-given destiny." Joel Osteen

Because of the high risk nature of this pregnancy I see my Doctor, Jesus daily.  We have a tight bond and I intend to keep that bond even tighter after delivery.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

The Heavens Declare

I want to join with nature and declare the Glory of God today. What a Mighty God we serve...

 Psalm 19
The heavens declare the glory of God;
And the firmament shows His handiwork.

 Day unto day utters speech,
And night unto night reveals knowledge
 There is no speech nor language
Where their voice is not heard.

 Their line has gone out through all the earth,
And their words to the end of the world.
In them He has set a tabernacle for the sun,

 Which is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber,
And rejoices like a strong man to run its race.

 Its rising is from one end of heaven,
And its circuit to the other end;
And there is nothing hidden from its heat.
 The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul;
The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple;

 The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart;
The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes;

 The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever;
The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.

 More to be desired are they than gold,
Yea, than much fine gold;
Sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.

 Moreover by them Your servant is warned,
And in keeping them there is great reward.
 Who can understand his errors?
Cleanse me from secret faults.

 Keep back Your servant also from presumptuous sins;
Let them not have dominion over me.
Then I shall be blameless,
And I shall be innocent of great transgression.
 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
Be acceptable in Your sight,
O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

I Declare

One of my recent favorite songs that put a smile on my face each time I hear it is "Break Every Chain" by Tasha Cobbs. 

I love the part where she says "You declare It....The chains are broken"  This small but very powerful part of this song has inspired this post.  It is good to know what you want and what you believe, but it is even more important to personally declare it. 

I Declare......

I will live and not die

God loves me with an everlasting love

The Lord has heard me and will save me from all my troubles

The peace of God will forever surround me

God will protect me

God will deliver me

God will continue to let my life be a living testimony to his goodness, favor and love

God is my strength and the strength of my life

My confidence is in God

God is in Control

I serve a Supernatural God

My story ends in victory

Ephesians 1: 19-20; And what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power which He worked in Christ when he raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come.

Colossians 2: 9-10; For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily, and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.

1Peter 3:9; 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.

My Prayer:  God take control of my mind and thoughts.  Thank you for loving me and all that you do.  Please help me as I continue to depend on you in Jesus Name I pray....AMEN.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

This Week

Whew!!  This week I've encountered one challenge after the other, after the other, was crazy.  The A/C started blowing warm air over the weekend, On Monday on my way to work, various dashboard lights came on (check engine, exclamation, VSA);  Also on Monday while having renovations done in the Kitchen a leak in the sealing was discovered previously hidden from worn out plumbing upstairs. Also discovered that an appliance being professionally installed was damaged. In addition,  a friend calling me in tears because her husband closed their joint account and opened up a new one in his name only without her knowledge and all the money is now in his name.

I became so overwhelmed, I didn't know if I should laugh or cry.  I was just in a state of shock and numbness knowing I needed to keep a level head in order to work though these issues one by one.

I am declaring that God is a provider and a way maker. I took the car to the dealer yesterday and the A/C problem was covered by a recent recall and extended warranty and I didn't need to pay for the A/C repairs.  Thank you Jesus.

Without any hassle, the store offered pick up the damage appliance and deliver another one this week.

A plumber came out to fix the plumbing and leak and though it was a costly repair, I am not destitute financially.

I've been praying for my friend with the husband issue and I believe that her story will end in victory.


God, I thank you for making a way this week with all the various challenges that presented itself.  Thank you for helping me deal with them and that amicable and quick resolutions were obtained.  You are always on time, a way maker, a provider and protector you are Alpha and Omega the head of all principality and power. 

God I love you and thank you for always being on time.  Please send your comforter to my friend experiencing some challenging times in her home. God you know all about her situation. Give her clarity in thought and send your peace to abide with her. Carry her during these trying times and increase her strength and resolve to survive and be victorious In Jesus name I pray....Amen.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Getting High

I spent some time getting high this week. It's been a while since I prostrated before the Lord through fasting and prayer.  This was a one day affair and It was awesome....I feel so refreshed and rejuvenated in my Spirit. I was pressing for Higher dimensions in my spiritual life and praising God for all He has done for me. The Hymn below sums it up for me.

                                       Higher Ground (Charles Gabriel)

I’m pressing on the upward way,
New heights I’m gaining every day;
Still praying as I’m onward bound,
“Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.”

Lord, lift me up and let me stand,
By faith, on Heaven’s tableland,
A higher plane than I have found;
Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.

My heart has no desire to stay
Where doubts arise and fears dismay;
Though some may dwell where those abound,
My prayer, my aim, is higher ground.

I want to live above the world,
Though Satan’s darts at me are hurled;
For faith has caught the joyful sound,
The song of saints on higher ground.

I want to scale the utmost height
And catch a gleam of glory bright;
But still I’ll pray till heav’n I’ve found,
“Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.”

My Prayer
Lord plant my feet HIGHER, Hiiiya,  HiiiiiiiYah Jesus.  Take me higher in my walk, higher in my praise, higher in the fruits of your Spirit. Another plain another level in your presence, Is my prayer In Jesus Name....AMEN.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Fill My Cup Lord

Like the woman at the well, I was seeking
For things that could not satisfy.
And then I heard my Savior speaking—
“Draw from My well that never shall run dry.”

Fill my cup, Lord;
I lift it up Lord;
Come and quench this thirsting of my soul.
Bread of Heaven, feed me till I want no more.
Fill my cup, fill it up and make me whole.

There are millions in this world who are seeking
For pleasures earthly goods afford.
But none can match the wondrous treasure
That I find in Jesus Christ my Lord.

Fill my cup, Lord;
I lift it up Lord;
Come and quench this thirsting of my soul.
Bread of Heaven, feed me till I want no more.
Fill my cup, fill it up and make me whole.

So my brother if the things that this world gives you
Leave hungers that won’t pass away,
My blessed Lord will come and save you
If you kneel to Him and humbly pray—

Fill my cup, Lord;
I lift it up Lord;
Come and quench this thirsting of my soul.
Bread of Heaven, feed me till I want no more.
Fill my cup, fill it up and make me whole.

Author: Richard Eugene Blanchard, Sr.(1925 – April 19, 2004)

Friday, June 14, 2013

Let Go and Let God

I am so overwhelmed to know that God delights in uncommon, illogical, supernatural manifestation of His power, sovereignty and divinity.  God's ideal does not need to make logical human sense.

Below are a few biblical examples of God defying every human logic/reasoning:

Exodus 15:22-25
Then Moses made Israel set out from the Red Sea, and they went into the wilderness of Shur. They went three days in the wilderness and found no water.
 When they came to Marah, they could not drink the water of Marah because it was bitter; therefore it was named Marah.
And the people grumbled against Moses, saying, “What shall we drink?” And he cried to the Lord, and the Lord showed him a log, and he threw it into the water, and the water became sweet.

Human thinking/reasoning: This water is bitter!! How can a log make this water drinkable? this log is not sugar?! If anything, it may make things even worse.
Our Sovereign and Omnipotent God AnswersRead Job 38-40.

Genesis 41:38-43
Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, Inasmuch as God has shown you all this, there is no one as discerning and wise as you.  You shall be over my house, and all my people shall be ruled according to your word; only in regard to the throne will I be greater than you.  And Pharaoh said to Joseph, See, I have set you over all the land of EgyptThen Pharaoh took his signet ring off his hand and put it on Joseph’s hand; and he clothed him in garments of fine linen and put a gold chain around his neck. And he had him ride in the second chariot which he had; and they cried out before him, “Bow the knee!” So he set him over all the land of Egypt.

Human thinking/reasoning: It is Impossible for an Israelite, slave and ex-prisoner, to become a ruler in Egypt, second in command to an Egyptian King. No one would want such an individual with such a past history to rule their people or rise to prominence in their kingdom.
Our Sovereign and Omnipotent God AnswersRead Luke 1:50-52 and Luke 18:27

John 9:6-7
When He had said these things, He spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva; and He anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay. And He said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam (which is translated, Sent). So he went and washed, and came back seeing.

Human thinking/reasoning:  Spit and mud is gross. Why couldn't he just speak and command healing like he did for so many before?
Our Sovereign and Omnipotent God Answers: Read Romans 11:33

Matthew 14:17-20

 And they said to Him, “We have here only five loaves and two fish.”18 He said, “Bring them here to Me.” 19 Then He commanded the multitudes to sit down on the grass. And He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed and broke and gave the loaves to the disciples; and the disciples gave to the multitudes. 20 So they all ate and were filled, and they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments that remained.

Human thinking/reasoning: There is no way we can feed all these people with just two fish and five loaves.  These people can just go to their homes and eat. We don't need to feed them. We should eat these loaves and fishes ourselves after all we are the ones ministering to them all day we deserve it.
Our Sovereign and Omnipotent God Answers: Read Ephesians 3:20 and Luke 6:38

Whatever it is that God want's to do in our lives, let us let go of our own understing, calculations, timelines so that we can Trust and Obey Gods instructions and directions. God's way is exciting, fun, always a blow your mind experience. Everything God does, He does it Best.

1Corinthians 2:9
But as it is written:
“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard,
Nor have entered into the heart of man
The things which God has prepared for those who love Him

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Jesus Is My All

Jesus Is All The World To Me

Lyrics: Will L. Thompson

Jesus is all the world to me:
  My life, my joy, my all.
He is my strength from day to day;
  Without Him I would fall.
When I am sad, to Him I go;
No other one can cheer me so.
When I am sad, He makes me glad;
  He’s my Friend.

Jesus is all the world to me,
  My Friend in trials sore.
I go to Him for blessings, and
  He gives them o’er and o’er.
He sends the sunshine and the rain;
He sends the harvest’s golden grain:
Sunshine and rain, harvest of grain—
  He’s my Friend.

Jesus is all the world to me,
  And true to Him I’ll be.
Oh, how could I this Friend deny
  When He’s so true to me?
Following Him I know I’m right;
He watches o’er me day and night.
Following Him by day and night,
  He’s my Friend.

Jesus is all the world to me,
  I want no better friend.
I trust Him now; I’ll trust Him when
  Life’s fleeting days shall end.
Beautiful life with such a Friend;
Beautiful life that has no end!
Eternal life, eternal joy,
  He’s my Friend.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Of Brotherly Love

I met my brother in 2007 at church.  I remember during the greeting time when everyone welcomed and greeted each other, he stood by the entrance door observing everyone with a smile just taking everything in.  He had introduced himself to the congregation earlier during or visitors welcome and where he was from. 

After service, as we were driving home, I saw him walking towards the metro station all alone and I felt the need to stop and offer him a ride.

We stopped and offered him a ride but on the way we extended an invitation to stop by our home for lunch first which he accepted. Subsequently we hosted my brother after service each week until it was time for him to return to his homeland across the seas on another continent.

We had such a good time fellowshipping after church each week. We ate, sang, laughed shared stories of life experiences, laughed some more, took pictures and had a great time.  Coming down to the end of his stay, my brother, a very talented and educated artist sketched and beautifully framed a picture he took of me. He wrote an inspiring poem and scripture on the back.  To this day it is proudly displayed when you walk in my home.

My brother returned in 2008 and though we didn't get to connect until almost the end when it was a few days for his return, we caught up anyhow and we were delighted to meet again.

My brother and I have kept in touch ever since our initial meeting.  The bond we shared was so innocent, pure, respectful, honest, kind so much so that I was completely unguarded and myself in our interactions.

There was a voice that spoke to me recently that said open your eyes, open your ears, open your heart.  I have been and I'm learning so much about myself in the process.  I hope and pray that  our friendship will extend for a lifetime in the way that only God designs, sanctions and blesses.

My friend and brother is so kind hearted, giving, compassionate, loving, unselfish,  in tune with his emotions amongst other things.

Lord you know all things and understand all things.  Bless our friendship and make a way for us to be reunited again in person. Thank you for allowing us to cross paths. Let us continue to grow in your grace, strength, example and beauty.  Bless my brother in ways that he needs you the most, elevate him in all the virtues of your spirit. Let your favor surround him, In Jesus Name I pray.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Inner Voice

Intuition is a powerful tool/gift that comes up out of no where sometimes which reveals and/or confirms things.  There are times I don't want to listen or even believe that gut feeling if I want to be honest.

But I thank God for an intuitive spirit.  That Spirit of discernment sometimes gets so strong and overwhelming I have no choice but to sometimes sadly and emotionally accept. 

Our intuition is designed to help us and most often protects us in various ways. Is it right though to question that gut feeling?  How do we know that there are not other factors that could be subconsciously speaking to us? Sometimes situations can get so confusing but if we want to be honest with ourselves, I declare that we should trust that gut feeling.  It's hard because at times I don't want to accept or believe, but at the end of the day I only hurt myself.

God please help me to know your voice and non other.  You are so faithful that you reveal things to me because you love me. Give me your patience, and grace to accept your will in every aspect of this life you have blessed me with.  In Jesus Name I pray.

Monday, May 20, 2013

The Answer

1 John 4:18

There is no fear in love. Perfect love puts fear out of our hearts...... The man who is afraid does not have perfect love.

My Prayer

God please give me the courage to love freely.  To love without reservation, to love without limitation, to love without hesitation. Dismiss all insecruities and release all confidence that I need. I am your Favored Daughter. Please help me, teach me and mold me after your will. In Jesus Name I pray.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The 'F' Words

Today, I am struggling with some internal Fears.  Is it contradictory to have Fear and Faith at the same time? 

What if Fear seems to be more dominant because Faith requires us to believe in what we don't know or can't see? Is that wrong?

Should we rely on our senses to have Faith?  What about logic?  Though I know the answers to these questions nonetheless the application to these questions are sometimes challenging.

I am about to enter a realm of supernatural experiences. I know it because there are some things that are lining up that are not readily logical and I don't  have direct answers to.  But at the same time I don't want to leave common sense out of the picture.

Is commonsense a factor in exercising Faith? (really love to know your thoughts).

Lord please help me to overcome my fears.  You have asked me to Give you all my cares because you care for me. Please take my fears and increase my FAITH so that everything lines up to your will concerning me. I seek your Divine Wisdom and FAVOR

Psalm 27
The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.
Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.
One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple.
For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.
And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the Lord.
Hear, O Lord, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me, and answer me.
When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, Lord, will I seek.
Hide not thy face far from me; put not thy servant away in anger: thou hast been my help; leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.
10 When my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take me up.
11 Teach me thy way, O Lord, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies.
12 Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty.
13 I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
14 Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Three Years Back and Forward

Three years ago I attended your Doctoral "white coat" ceremony that initiated the beginning of the three years of hard work and study you were about to undertake.

 I remember when you called me and so graciously invited me to attend.  I happily accepted your invitation.  You called me the day before the event nervously confirming that I would still be attending, I confirmed that I was still going but was concerned about the distance and driving.  You immediately made arrangements for a friend of yours to pick me up and take me. 

On the way, you called several times to make sure we were on our way, almost there, and everything was okay etc. When we arrived, I was surprised to see that it was only your immediate family there and myself. I thought, how special, I was honored.  I remember leaving the ceremony and you called to make sure that we were returning home safely and asked that I call to let you know I got home.  When I got home I said to your friend, see you in three years (referencing your anticipated graduation).  By the time I got in the house you sent a message thanking me so graciously for attending. 

Between that time and now you got married, lost your mom and now your Doctoral graduation is coming up in a few days.  I am very proud of your acomplishments education wise hope all your future aspirations are achieved.

I always thought you would be "The One" why? because from the outside you appeared to demonstrate all I ever dreamed of: ambitious, handsome, Spiritual, Nice, hard working, intelligent, determined.

Moving forward, God will meet and exceed my expectations with all the qualities that I desire in a spouse and more.  I believe it and claim it in Jesus Name. Amen.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

State of Mind

Could "this" be the answer to my longings, hopes, desires and dreams?

Where do I go from here, how will I know?
I'll need to hear from you directly from your thrown.

When I decided to not only pray but to open my eyes, ears and heart
There "this" was all along waiting for me to approve for a start.

Can I trust, can I be free?
God is "this" what you had in store for me?

I'll need that Direction, Confirmation and Blessing
I'll need that reassurance that you are directing.

For the many quesitons...
I will walk by Faith






God you make everthing beautiful in your time. You have never failed me and I know that you will never fail me.  I Trust You God...

Friday, May 3, 2013


Several posts ago I wrote about a Fellows Leadership Development program that was being offered at work.  I was excited about this opportunity and submitted my application.

I realized I didn't do a follow up post.  Well, I was accepted and have since completed the training.  The training itself was very enlightening. We did personality and communication style assessments and learned our strengths and areas that can be improved upon to be more effective with other personality styles.  We sat through hours of classroom training that was fun and entailed lots of interaction and activities about effective leadership.  

We have a capstone project to do/implement in our work areas and a presentation to make to the Fellows Program Organizers.  I am still working on my capstone project and looking forward to implementing and presenting the results.

I thank God for being accepted in the program and all that I have leaned.  I pray that God continues to mold me to be effective in what ever I do and in whatever capacity I serve.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

May Favor Flow As Love Is Shown

I will be celebrating my Birth Anniversary on Saturday April 6.  I have a few fun things planned and will be away from work for a couple days for some 'ME' time.  

Nonetheless, I was truly blown away and so surprised when a friend and co-worker of mine showed up at my desk today bringing me lovely sweet gifts (balloons, beautiful flowers, a card on friendship and gifts).  My goodness, I am truly grateful for such thoughtfulness and even more overwhelmed to be appreciated in such a way.

May God continue to bless the giver of these in pouring into my life such love and appreciation. I pray that divine favor flow and abide in her and in her home with her husband and children and in all she does. 

Monday, March 18, 2013

True Evidence of God's Holy Spirit

My first job right out of High School while attending College was working at WalMart.  I always remember this middle aged man that came in close to the closing hours as he worked the overnight stocking.  While he would be pulling the display pallets to the front, he ALWAYS greeted me and and anyone around with a bright smile (missing some teeth)a nod and a wave; so genuine, humble and unasuming.

His smile and greeting always made me smile and feel good inside.  I have noticed that along lifes path, whenever individuals especially those that I don't know personally greet me brightly and genuinly, I litterally brighten up and feel (not sure how to describe), alive?

As I get older more mature, I feel a conviction that I need to be more purposeful in smiling more and greeting those in my path as I go about my daily tasks with joy and enthusiasm.  From personal experience, I know the power of a smile and a greeting and how it moves me and even shapes my outlook for that day/night/evening.

I am working on this, and my purpose is to make others feel 'alive' (special, cared about/thought of), and to transmit the 'sunshine' of God's presence and warm someones heat and soul.

God desires that we display the evidence of his Spirit/ Character in our lives as his followers:

Galations 5: 22-23  But the fruit [Evidence] of the Spirit [Gods Character] is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.

I am a work in progress.  May the Lord help us who desire to please him and display love others.

Friday, March 15, 2013

God Favors Me......#4

I thank God for His continued mercy, grace, protection, deliverance and FAVORS that He displays in my life.  Hence the name of this Blog 'Highly Favored' 

It was around July last year, I was leaving work early to go to a business related appointment.  As I exited the building there was another young lady that I don't know personally but we normally greet each other and have minimal small talk about the weather in the elevators or just say hello while passing each other in the halls. 

So this particular day we exited the building and greeted each other and talked about how nice the weather was that day.  As we entered the parking lot, I said enjoy the rest of your day and headed towards my car.  I proceeded to turn the key and the car made a funny sound but did not start.  I tried it again and and a few more times and got the same and I'm thinking to myself....this could not be happening, why isn't the car starting? I have an important appointment in the next 30 minutes or so, I cant believe this is happening!

Before I could think another word, the same young lady came to my car and said, are you having problems with your car? Do you need help?  I was so surprised and overwhelmed at her graciousness.  I responded and described what was happening.  I told her that I was going to see if the security would be able to help me and she said that she would wait until I got back.  I came back disappointed as somehow I wasn't able to get someone to assist.

She suggested that she would pull her car around and we could try the jump start because i indicated that I keep jumper cables as a safety measure.   Because the hood of my car was parked inward instead of out and there were other cars to the right and left of mine, we had a problem as the cables would not be able to reach.  She suggested that I put the car in neutral and push the car out of the parking space (this is a SUV).  I happily and readily agreed and we did! the both of us small and relatively petite Ladies pushed this SUV out of the parking space.  I couldn't believe that while we were doing this about two men passed us and did not ask if we needed help.

Any way we got the vehicle out and she pulled her SUV up and when she popped her hood we could not find her battery.  She thought quickly and said let me contact one of my co-workers, he is very helpful and knows about this kind of thing.  She called her co-worker and he came out and we used his car, I got my battery started and was able to get to my appointment and finalize my business though I was understandably late.

I graciously thanked them both, but especially thanked this young lady that was definitely a good Samaritan to me that day.  To God be the Glory for always providing.

I am Highly Favored by God.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Predictions and Preperations

So in the area that I live the Meteorologists predicted by relying on their trusted devices that there would be a severe winter storm coming our way (Yesterday). The models they used showed snowfall would be around 6-12 inches of snow. In some states some would say no big deal, but where I live 6-12 inches is a big deal. 

Every one rushed to the supermarkets the day before to stock up on necessary supplies; Including me (smile).  As It was my turn to get my items rung up, the Cashier said, "There isn't going to be any storm coming Y'all, it's just too warm today for there to be a storm like there predicting tomorrow."  What she was referring to is the sun was shining and it was mildly cold but not cold enough for a storm.

I didn't respond to her comment even though she was talking to me and the people behind me.  I just smiled and thought to myself, this is the same thing that happened during Noah's time, the people thought this thing called rain was impossible as they had never seen or experienced such a thing. They mocked and laughed at Noah as he and his family built the Ark in preparation for the predicted flood. 

After Noah completed the Ark and moved his family in, it didn't start raining immediately and the people on the outside laughed and mocked at them.  But guess what?!!!  it finally did start raining, hurricane, tsunami, you get the drift.

Anyway, the summation of my thoughts was, I'd rather be prepared than not.  Well, the big snow that was predicted for yesterday did NOT happen. I think all the Meteorologist in my local area was a bit embarrassed, as schools and colleges, business places closed down in preparation.  Even the Gas and Electric company brought in extra helpers from other States should in case there was wide spread power outages.

All in all there are several lessons to be learnt from this experience.

What would you take away from this as lessons learnt?

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Destiny with a Cost

One of my favorite stories in the old testament is the account of Joseph's experience.  This story is very inspiring to me in many different ways, one of which is how God used the unfortunate situations in his life and set the stage for greatness. 

God had a plan for Joseph's life. God used the challenging circumstances and experiences Joseph faced in order to fulfill Joseph's purpose/destiny. 

Joseph's Destiny was to be a ruler in a foreign land and as a result had to face many setbacks, obstacles, challenges, and opposition perhaps to prepare him for the future?  Perhaps these experiences helped shape future characteristics that would be needed in the great leader he would become.  I'm thinking he developed  and or perfected characteristics of patience, diplomacy, humility, obedience which as a sum all together equated to him being a disciplined person.

The story of David as recounted in the bible also shows his rise to being a King was not easy.  Saul sought out to kill him and he had to hide in caves and be on the run as a fugitive for several years. Although David was anointed by the prophet for the position he did not operate in the capacity of King until several years later.  I believe his experience being a fugitive helped David develop stamina/endurance that he would need as a future leader/King of Israel.

Let us be encouraged to know that whatever obstacles we face it is not necessarily to abort our Destiny.  Destiny may come with a price that eventually paves the way to be better and more equipped for what God has in store for us.  Let us rise to the challenge with dignity, humility, perseverance and obedience in the Name of Jesus.  I will achieve my destiny especially concerning my career goals.  Its up to me to pay the cost and realize the future value in the process.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


What do you think about the new design/look? I think I like it.  Hope you like it too....

Monday, January 14, 2013

Feeling Blue

Today I'm feeling blue...low...a little sad
I need some cheer to make my heart merry, happy and glad

The spiritual side of me wants to believe and have faith
The human side of me wanders why I need to wait

The fact is I am blessed beyond measure
It's up to me to enjoy and appreciate God's gifts and treasures

Faith, Hope, Joy and peace
What else does one need to feel at ease?

I have longings, desires, hopes and dreams
Will I ever experience those by substantial means?

My heart aches, my spirit hurts, my soul is blue
Please Lord help me to never lose trust in You

Monday, January 7, 2013

A New Season

Hello Friends,

I am returning from a one week 'vacation' from work since the New Year started.  I didn't go any where or do any thing extra special as most would consider a vacation.  I spent the week at home, went shopping a couple days, had lunch with mom a couple days, lounged around the house, got my hair braided (kinky twist) went to Church and had a great relaxing time.

Want to take this time to welcome all my new readers/followers.  Thank you and Welcome!!!

Praying that you will be reassured by the word of God this year, that no matter what challenges/difficulties you may face in the days to come  know that "The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms" Deut: 33:27 (KJV)

Love You,

Highly Favored