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.