When I got saved, the Lord told me that I could not “perform” my Christian poetry. He was referring to the entertainment aspect of spoken word that I had perfected when I was doing “poetry” in the world.
My dear brethren, let us not give the accuser power over our lives. God has given us power through His son to overcome the accuser with our testimonies.
There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that uses divination, an observer of clouds, or a fortune-teller, or a witch, or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or one who calls to the dead. For all that do these things are an abomination to Jehovah. And because of these abominations Jehovah your God drives them out from before you. (Deuteronomy 18:10-12)
I’m not your genie in a bottle or the god you call by name to grant your every wish. You quote your famous preachers on earth, but the revelation of my Word is what you miss.
You are my bedtime story. The voice of assurance that lulls me to sleep, and nullifies my fears.
Recently, I have been experiencing heart palpitations, and leg pain to the point of having to lean on a cane. Yes, I know that this is an attack of the enemy, but I refuse to give him too much credit or control over my body or my mind. The Lord told me that the pain I am experiencing in my body is a result of the roots that are being pulled up. Yes, that’s right. Roots of unforgiveness, bitterness, resentment, and anger. Issues that have been “pruned”, but not “uprooted”.
These are decrees and declarations that I believe (fully expect) God to fulfill according to His will for my life. Although I have personalized this [for the sake of the testimony to God’s glory], if any of these prayers touch your heart, feel free to pray in agreement with me that we may be on one accord as we pray, activating the promises of God into our lives. [James 5:16].
Cain, the first-born son of Adam and Eve, first spoke these words after he murdered his brother, Able. God held Cain accountable for his sin, and he was cursed. [Gen 4:9-11].
You cannot take my life because
I lay it down willingly.
I give my life, so that you may live.
Sometimes God gives us a promise, but we don’t see it fast enough, so we start to develop a plan B just like Sarai did when she gave her maidservant, Hagar, to Abram. That story in Genesis Chapter 16 is supposed to teach us something about faith. Here’s how I applied the Word to my life. I pray it blesses you.
As a follow up – God did indeed deliver that very day miraculously and above what I asked for.
“Trusting God is exercise for the spirit.” Arletia Mayfield