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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 th…

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, p…

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&…

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 ha…

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.

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 ar…

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 belight 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 …

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

Chorus

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

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 …

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 38-1-4Then 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…

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 tho…

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 Lordis perfect, converting the soul;
The testimony of the Lordis sure, making wise the simple;

The statutes of the Lordare right, rejoicing the heart;
The commandment of the Lordis pure, enlightening the eyes;

The fear of the Lordis clean, enduring forever;
The judgments of the Lordare true and righteous altogether.

More to be desired are they

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 worke…

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 r…

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.”

Refrain:
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
A…

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 Blan…

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 Answers:  Read Job 38-40.

Genesis 41:38-43
Then Pharaoh said to Joseph

Jesus Is My All

Jesus Is All The World To MeLyrics: 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.

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 ske…

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 y…

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.


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 yo…

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 y…

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

How?
Faith

When?
Faith

Where?
Faith

Will?
Faith

Is?
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...

Update

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 d…

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. 


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/even…

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 minu…

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 imp…

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 o…

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

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