Monday, December 13, 2010

GAH! Almost there!!

Four Finals. Four days.

Can't believe finals week is already here! I look forward to obliterating them all...well obliterating may be an overstatement.

I just can't wait to get home. It feels like eternity since Thanksgiving. I'm tired, somewhat feeling down (yes it does happen contrary to popular belief), and I don't want to study.

Ok, phew. Now that my bellyaching is out of the way, I better study!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Joy Despite the Circumstances

In the Bible, we are reminded again and again to have joy--to rejoice and be thankful in all circumstances. (1 Chronicles 16:34, Romans 12:11-13, Colossians 2:6-8, 4:1-3).

This is one that despite my normally positive attitude, I have had trouble doing. Feelings and emotions quickly get in the way, and I have a choice to either dwell on it or rejoice and be glad. Why does giving into emotions have to be the easier route?

That's why I think a lot of Christians have lost their joy; they're letting circumstances and people get in the way and steal their joy that God has given to them. They have the same mindset as the world.

Don't get me wrong! Rejoicing is by no means easy; especially when that 10-page paper that you haven't even started is due tomorrow, or when you have a conflict with a friend.

But you can rejoice, knowing that even though we may have trouble He has overcome the world (John 16:32-33)! This is not a time to be depressed or down; this is a time to be excited! Full of life! Full of God! When the world sees us, they will want what we have!

Am I shoving aside struggles and confusion? No! Those things can have a negative effect on our emotions. However, if we meditate on that confusion instead of going to the Word of God to find our answer, we're going to be stuck in a rut! I'm not saying that struggles and confusion don't come; I'm stating that when they do come we can stand against it. Just don't make the problem bigger than our God. Rejoice and be glad! Even Paul had to say it again: REJOICE!

And no sky contains
No doubt restrains
All You are
The greatness of our God

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

So....

I am starting a new "adventure" as my doctor put it. As of Sept 17, I have been on a gluten free diet. It certainly has its ups and downs. Breads are vetoed, as are soy, flour tortillas, and lots of dairy and corn syrup.

However, in the week and a half I have ben on this diet, I have found ways to get creative. Since the deli here at school doesn't really have gluten free stuff (except for Fritos:]), I have gone to the caf alot more. It is much easier to find gluten free stuff in the caf rather than the deli :/ However I did have a hamburger with no bun. A little weird yes, but I got to eat!!!

It has been frustrating no lie. Everytime I pass the dessert table in the caf I have to tell myself, "keep walking keep walking!" Also it seems like the stuff I can eat is well...limited.

However, I don't plan on staying off gluten forever! I mean c'mon, after all HIMSELF took my infirmities and bore my diseases! :)

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Through my summer


It has indeed been a wonderful summer so far! I just got back from two weeks in Carthage, MO helping a grandmother take care of three kids while their sister is in St. Judes Hospital and it was awesome!

While their family is together this week, could you keep them in your prayers? :) The sister in St. Judes is making progress and the doctors say that the chemo is working as it should :) Hallelujah!

Anyway, in a few days I will be heading down to my old church in Shreveport, LA to go on a missions trip with them!

We will be ministering to the Apache tribe at the Indian Reservation there in Arizona! This group of people has a high suicide rate and the legal drinking age starts at twelve. This truly is a broken people who need Jesus desperately. They are one of the most unevangelized groups in the world.

By God's grace and favor, we have already raised enough money to go on the trip! Praise the Lord!

Be praying for us as we minister to these people and show them God's love and mercy!
Be praying for protection for our group from thieves, robbers, ect.
Be praying for God's Holy Spirit to be on us as we talk with and share Jesus with these people

Go and make disciples of all nations baptizing them in the Name of the Father, and the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Matthew 28:19

Friday, May 28, 2010

Super Mommy

Recently, I've gotten hooked on to the TV reality show Supernanny.

It's amazing what kids can do if you let them get away with it.

I mean, half the stuff I see these kids do, I woulda got a spanking for!

However, it has given me a new respect for mothers as a whole. It is more and more clear to me that this job is not for sissies!!!

They are the ones who hold us when we have nightmares, who feed us, clothe us, and make sure we're understanding what we're learning in school.


I remember Mama helping me with my math while I was crying, frustrated, and I repeated over and over that I could never do it! In the end, Mama was frustrated as well.
Mothers do so much, and it just makes me sad to realize that many of the kids I see in this show including myself have never really appreciated Mom for doing all of this!

I resolve to help my mother more while I am at the house and to always let her know that she is loved and appreciated!

One more concern of mine was taken care of just recently:
I went up to Mama. "Mama," I said. "Did I ever cuss at you, kick you, hit you, spit on you? If I did, I'm sooooo sorry!"
Mama just looked at me and grinned. "If you ever did any of those things," she said. "You only did it once."

Phew! ;)

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Check this out!!

http://www.redbookmag.com/fun-contests/celebrity/chris-odonnell-interview

Chris O'Donnell from NCIS: Los Angeles explains why he has chosen family over die-hard fame :)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

On the road at all?

Remember how I said I had been struggling lately with fleshy things? Seems like I knock one down and another one pops up!

Hm. I'm either gonna be fighting or running away before Jesus comes in!

This one has been envy. It has bothered me without end that I am the only one amongst my friends who doesn't have a car (or the skill to drive one) and I can't just come and go as I please.

So again, I strive to be thankful in all circumstances as the Bible tells me to.

This one's gonna be a toughie...

Monday, May 24, 2010

Hand on the Plow...and Not Looking Back!

Well it's been two weeks since I came home from my first year of college :)
And lovin' it!

However, I have been dealing with some fleshy things. Flesh tells me, "stay home and go to college in state."

Not that I don't like North Central--I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! The people there are wonderful! Wish I could hug each and every one of them right now! But at North Central I'm on my own. I'm not the kid who was out the door the minute I turned 18--God had to tell me! And I'm not sure why but several times during last semester I felt very homesick.

Coming to NCU has gotten me out of my comfort zone for sure. But my flesh hates it. Why? Because home is easier. Home is familiar. Home is comfortable.
So yes that has been a major struggle of mine.

But I already have my mind made up--when the time comes to go back to NCU I'm going no matter how I feel. Why?

"No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God."

Luke 9:62



Selah :) Thank You Jesus, for enabling me to do that which You have called me to.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Dead Sea Scrolls...Words that Changed the World

Yesterday, I went with couple of friends to the Science Museum of St. Paul. The Dead Sea Scrolls had been brought to this particular museum and our Bible classes had promised us a free quiz or some form of extra Credit for going! And it was a blast!
They had one from Isaiah 54:11-55:2, one from Genesis the story of creation, and one from the Psalms! There were others but the one from Isaiah fascinated me most of all! Probably the best passage to lead someone to the Lord with! :)
The Dead Sea Scrolls are going to be in the museum until October 24th 2010. Good summer educational trip for your elementary, junior high, or high school kids! There were more than just the scrolls in the exhibit! There were artifacts from that day like the bowls, flasks, and much more! I highly encourage you to go! It's 28 dollars a person if you're an adult though :/
Here are some pictures from our adventure! These are from the other exhibits as they would not allow us to take pictures of the scrolls themselves :( sad day!
Here is the website if you wanna get tickets!
http://www.smm.org/scrolls/
Seriously, just do it! :)






we had to wear wristbands :)

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Why I disagree...

Prosperity Gospel. Aka "name it, claim it." There are so many negative connotations that come with those words. The minute you use those two words in the same sentence the person who's been saved for thirty-six years will scowl, rant and rave about how this teaching is "unbiblical."

Before you stop reading this post, let me make my case.

First off, why do you have to stick those labels to us? I mean, we do believe that God prospers those who seek Him first (Matthew 6:32-33) but the label sounds like an insult the way most people use it.
Here it is right at ya.

We.

Believe.

Preach.

Practice.

The BIBLE.

These people who preach against us need to listen to us again. We use Scripture. We look at the Hebrew and Greek behind the words. And we're practicing what we believe.

Don't get onto the "televagelists" as they have been labeled and talk badly about them for having an airplane! I mean, c'mon! God has blessed their ministry and their families! BE HAPPY FOR THEM!

And God can and will do the same thing for you! He is no respector of persons! Acts 10:33-35.

For further reading check out Mark 11:22-24.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Why I'm here...

North Central University.

A place where ministers and missionaries are born.

A place where your calling is realized.

And a place where amidst the studying, socializing, and extra curriculars you sometimes forget why you're here.

Thankfully, I have the Holy Spirit for that!

I had been wondering why in the world I was here all the way at NCU! I'm fourteen hours away from my home, and am not one who was eager to get away from the nest. This semester, I have struggled with homesickness like you wouldn't believe. But I'm still pressing on.

People often ask me "Why are you all the way at NCU when you could have..." and then name some other college or university with an amazing this program or that program.

Well let me tell you why.

It started in 6th grade. My first summer at church camp. I will never forget it.

My mother came as a camp counselor, and I was excited beyond belief--I was going to church camp!

I expected great things while I was there. I had heard stories of people getting saved, healed, and delivered. No way was I going to miss anything.

And then Mom and I met her.

She was a Deaf teenager by the name of Destanie Hendrix, she had come with an Interpreter, who was a Christian. Mama, having been an interpreter herself back in the day, was asked to help interpret the services for Destanie.
But during a service one night, I found the interpreter (I wish I could remember her name!!!) crying. I asked her if she was alright and she said "I'm worried about Destanie."

"Why?" I asked. "Is she sick?"

"No," the interpreter replied. "It's her soul."

That hit me like a ton of bricks.

At that moment, I knew my life's purpose. To bring the Word of God to the Deaf community, and show them the love of Jesus.

I long to reach out to those both Deaf and hearing, who are hurting and feel lost and alone. I long to hold a child who is heartbroken and be able to tell him that God loves him. And so do I.

That is why I'm here.

Lord, strengthen me, for this task that You have called me to. You said that it was not Your will that any should perish but all come to repentance. I thank You for being with me here at NCU, for being my Source, my guide, my best friend. I thank You for enabling me to do that which You have called me to. I praise Your holy Name, You are great.
In Jesus' precious Name,

Amen

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Resurrection Day-'Twas the BEEEEEEEEEEEST DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY EEEEEEEEEEEEVER!!!!!!

Hallelujah! You would think that more Christians would be excited about Jesus resurrecting and saving everyone from hell, right?

Sheesh. So many have cliche'd it to the point where all we do is go to church and sing a few songs.

Meditate on THIS!!!!!

God made Him who had no sin, to be sin for us, so that through Him we may become the righteousness of God!

He spoiled the principalities and made a show of them openly, triumphing over them through the cross

Surely He has borne my griefs and carried my pains.

I mean really really meditate on these!

My God will meet all your needs according to His riches and glory in Christ Jesus!!

Good grief, get excited!!! You don't have to go to hell!!!! You don't have to stay sick!!! You don't have to remain in poverty!

That's something to shout about!!!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Working Moms-Really Worth it?

I know what I'm about to say isn't going to agree with everyone but listen closely.

I'm doing a research paper on women working vs staying at the home with the kids. I had no idea how serious of an issue this was with kids until today.

We had a Steps 2 Beauty sleepover at a local church this weekend. During one of our talks we discussed our sign language song that we were teaching the girls called "In My Arms" by Plumb. If you listen to the song, you can very plainly see that the lyrics are a mother's words to her infant baby. It was so obvious!

However when we asked these ten plus 2-3rd graders who was doing the narrating in this song, we heard answers like "day care worker," "babysitter," and "mom's friend," from about nine out of the ten or eleven girls we had! Only one said "Mama."

My heart aches for her! It's barely comprehendible to someone like me who grew up in a house where Mama stayed home with us and was always there to dry our tears, help us with school, hug us, or give us discipline and instruction.

Now I have a close relationship with my parents and I feel like I can go to them for just about anything!

How many kids miss out on a relationship so precious and so needed in this society?

To all of the 60s feminist ladies.....is having someone else raise your kids worth it?
Is having someone else sing lullabys and giving the children care and attention that you could be giving them worth it?
Is having someone else's morals and values influencing your baby worth it?
Is being distant from your children in later years worth it?

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Just ask and believe

by faith receive, there's a Healer in the house today!

I love this song!

And yes, the Healer was in the Chapel today ready to heal me!

But I wasn't ready to be healed.

I knew it would happen if I just dared to believe that God keeps His promises and doesn't let me down.

It just so happened that during one of our songs today, the anointing fell. The faith I needed to do what God had dealt with me to do to receive my healing had dropped in my heart. I had been feeding on God's Word concerning healing for quite some time. Hey faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word (Romans 10:17) And guess what?

I did nothing.

Grrr.......

Why do we let fear hold us back from receiving God's goodness?

I didn't trust His goodness this time!

But I will next time!!!! :)

Monday, March 15, 2010

Back at the grindstone

Sheesh.

It's taking all the self discipline I have just to get out of bed to go to class every morning, and I honestly don't know why. Last semester, I was like a drag-race vehicle from morning to night. Always full of joy. Always happy.

Well not always, but those obstacles were overcome! Hallelujah!

I heard a minister I greatly respect say "you can tell you're sliding spiritually if you are losing your joy."

When I thought about it, it's true.

So instead of moping around defeated all the time, I need to walk by faith, put a smile on my face, speak the Word and GO!!!! I can honestly say that God's promises have never failed me in that respect.

It got me through a tough semester in the fall. God hasn't changed. So I better get off my franny, speak the Word, and do what I know!

Jesus is the same whether I'm at home or at school. As He is, so are we in this world. 1 John 4:17

Friday, March 12, 2010

Spring Break!

ahhh.....

Spring Break has been sooooo refreshing! I've gotten to sleep in almost everyday, go to Shreveport and see my brother and my best friends there, got to go shopping with my friend Katie, and got to see my cousin and her b-ball team take the State Championship title!

I can't believe I have to go back in two days. Sigh.

Why can't Spring Break be two weeks instead of one?

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Stop Forrest, Stop!


You may wonder why I have this picture up with the words "when reading God's Word don't run the stop sign."

And I'm telling you why now.

It's because Christians don't take God at His Word.

Oh, they'll believe Matthew 8:17 which says "surely He hath borne our griefs and carried our pains."

But when the symptoms hit full force they'll give up. And when you try to tell them what the Bible says about their situation, they'll say "yeah but...."

Now what does the period in our English language mean?

It means Stop.

Notice there is no "but" after "surely He hath borne our griefs." However, so many Christians seem to think there is!

Don't look at the problem and tell God how big it is. Look at what the Word says about your problem and tell your problem how big your God is!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Steps2Beauty


Steps2Beauty is an organization here on campus that strives to help girls find their worth in Christ, and that God sees them as beautiful.

This weekend we helped out at a Purity retreat and it was flat out amazing! Best of all, one of the girls we got the privilege of ministering to accepted Jesus as her Savior! Hallelujah!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Faith Unwavering is the Answer

So many times we pray for people to get healed. And so often they don't.

Three words: Not God's Fault.

17A man in the crowd answered, "Teacher, I brought you my son, who is possessed by a spirit that has robbed him of speech. 18Whenever it seizes him, it throws him to the ground. He foams at the mouth, gnashes his teeth and becomes rigid. I asked your disciples to drive out the spirit, but they could not."

19"O unbelieving generation," Jesus replied, "how long shall I stay with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring the boy to me."

20So they brought him. When the spirit saw Jesus, it immediately threw the boy into a convulsion. He fell to the ground and rolled around, foaming at the mouth.

21Jesus asked the boy's father, "How long has he been like this?"

"From childhood," he answered. 22"It has often thrown him into fire or water to kill him. But if you can do anything, take pity on us and help us."

23" 'If you can'?" said Jesus. "Everything is possible for him who believes."

24Immediately the boy's father exclaimed, "I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!"

25When Jesus saw that a crowd was running to the scene, he rebuked the evila]" style="font-size: 0.75em; line-height: 0.5em; ">[a] spirit. "You deaf and mute spirit," he said, "I command you, come out of him and never enter him again."

26The spirit shrieked, convulsed him violently and came out. The boy looked so much like a corpse that many said, "He's dead." 27But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him to his feet, and he stood up.

Why did Jesus get onto the disciples like He did. If you keep reading, it says that they had so little faith. He goes onto mention that even faith the size of a mustard seed would move a mountain!!!!

I know alot of people don't like to hear that they don't have alot of faith. But it's true. God got ahold of me with that when I was just fifteen.

I was listening to Kenneth Copeland, and needless to say, was shocked to find out that it WAS God's will to heal all-after all, Jesus didn't tell anyone that God was not willing to heal them. In fact, according to Mark 6:5-6, the few times He didn't is because He COULD NOT! "And He was amazed at their lack of faith."

That hit me like a wet noodle. Then I made a decision to put what I was hearing into practice.

It's a good thing I did too, because a few weeks later, I came down with the flu.

It all started at a varsity basketball game. I was a cheerleader in high school and during my freshmen year I was captain of the squad. In the middle of the halftime chant at a state tournament game, I completely lost my voice-AH! How embarrassing!

When the chant was over, I gathered the squad together, and using some Sign Language, informed them that my voice was gone. They were sympathetic, but at the same time found it rather amusing :)

When I got home that night, Mama immediately poured me a cup of hot Jell-O and put me to bed. I was desperate. We still had another game tomorrow morning, and if my voice was not better I would not be allowed to participate.

So after Mama had finished praying for me and had shut off the light, I turned my lamp on, eager to get my hands on those healing Scriptures I had memorized. I said them over and over again, and rebuked the devil. I then turned off the light satisfied, knowing that one way or the other, I was going to get results simply because I dared to believe His promises.

Next morning, I woke up rather late. Although I was sad about missing the game due to my still having laryngitis, I welcomed the break. It had been extremely busy with school, chores, and leading the squad, so I took it as a day off. Even though I still had not seen results, I remained stubborn and refused to permit laryngitis to stay.

However, it looked like my prayers, confessions, and standing on God's promises were not doing me any good, because later on, I found out that I had the flu. Fantastic.

Oh, it made me mad! No, not at God, at the devil. I guess he saw that I was ready to fight, and was trying to break my resistance.

By the grace of God, even after I was told that I had the flu, I set my face like flint, refusing to believe anything about my physical body other than what the Word of God said, even as my body was being assaulted with symptom after symptom. It got to the point where I couldn't even lift my head off the pillow because it hurt so badly.

Nevertheless I remained firm in my belief that God did not author sickness, nor was it His will for my life. I asked Mama to prop me up with pillows so that I could listen to sermons and read healing scriptures. That was the only thing I did the entire time I was on the bed of sickness. Mama was real good to me during that time, bringing me Jell-O and soup. She believed right along with me the whole time.

A day and a half later, I was up and out of bed, doing chores for Mama and playing the game of catch-up where schoolwork was concerned.

To which I say TO GOD BE ALL THE GLORY!!!!!! :DDD

I can honestly say that none of His promises have ever failed me since. It has been four years since I got that revelation and I am just as excited about it today as I was four years earlier!

Mark 11:22-24. 22"Havea]" style="font-size: 0.75em; line-height: 0.5em; ">[a] faith in God," Jesus answered. 23"I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, 'Go, throw yourself into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him. 24Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

No Fear Here! :D

Well lately, the Lord and I have been workin' on getting my mind renewed! I was listening to a sermon by Brother Kenneth Copeland and the verse he read off was 2 Timothy 1:7 which says, "God has not given us a spirit of fear but a spirit of power, love and a sound mind."

Now I've heard this verse for years, memorized it for Sunday School, this, that and the other. But when Brother Kenneth read it, something went off inside me! That was my Rhema word! :DDD

You see, I am very much a people person and I aim to please everyone. If I felt like I didn't please someone, then I would worry, fret, and jump through hoops to make that person happy with me. My Achilles heel as of late has been the question: what do people think????

I then realized that I didn't have a social problem-I had a fear problem. Needless to say, that surprised me.

It also made me mad. I had been letting the devil play me like a fiddle this whole time!!!

You understand, fear doesn't come from the Lord! He's the One who set us free! Fear = oppression and bondage, and if you or I am bound by something, or depressed about something, we're in fear. If we're in fear, we're not in faith. If we are focused on the problems (perceived or real), we're not in faith. And without faith, it is impossible to please God (Hebrews 1:5).

Look at what happened to Peter in Matthew 14. He and the other disciples were in a boat on the sea and well as all self-respecting winds and seas do, they made a storm.

25During the fourth watch of the night Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. 26When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. "It's a ghost," they said, and cried out in fear.

27But Jesus immediately said to them: "Take courage! It is I. Don't be afraid."

28"Lord, if it's you," Peter replied, "tell me to come to you on the water."

29"Come," he said.

Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. 30But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, "Lord, save me!"

31Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. "You of little faith," he said, "why did you doubt?"


Stop right there. Or as my pastor would say, "hold your finger there for just one minute!" Now think about what happened. Peter, when he was walking on the water, had his eyes on Jesus. But when he took his eyes off Jesus, he began to sink. He ( just like so many of us do,) let fear in, and choke the word that Jesus gave him, which was "Come!"

It was then I realized that I was letting fear control me. Why should I let fear control me when Perfected Love has CAST OUT FEAR????

Obviously, the Lord knew I had better things on my agenda than to worry and stress all the time. Better things, like spending more time with Him, reaching out to people, helping those in my college community, and even studying (apparently, that's required in college, nowadays :/ )!

Life is so much better when I'm focused on God and not the problems in my life. As long as you got your eyes on Jesus, it doesn't matter what your circumstances are. Jesus has promised us deliverance!!!! Look at John 16:33, which says,

"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."

Ain't He wonderful? :)


Monday, January 11, 2010

Fasting-Day 1

ALLLLLLRIGHT TROOPS!!!


Outread. Outpray. Outlast. Be a DOER!! That's the way this boat is rollin' this semester! :D

I got back from Christmas Break a few hours ago, it's the first day of the big fast, and already satan is trying to throw me off!

I've been up since 5:30, flew for about five or six hours, I had a headache (probably due to a lack of caffeine, as one of the things I am fasting is Cokes), and the devil keeps trying to tell me that I am not good enough, that I am a pain in the neck to those around me, and that I'm gonna get homesick halfway through the semester, and so on. Thank goodness he's a liar!!!! :)

1 Corinthians 15:57. But Thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through my Lord Jesus Christ!

Why then, am I letting the devil depress me, when I know and believe this amazing verse??


Tuesday, January 5, 2010

My Heavenly Daddy

Did you know that there are at least 8 passages in the Bible that talk about God's character? Yup, it's true!

And what do these verses say?

All of them say "the Lord is gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love."

Meditate on that one for a minute! :)

Our God, slow to anger, gracious, abounding in love! If we could really get it in our hearts about how good He is, then we would be more confident about doing what He asks us to do and more bold in approaching the Throne of Grace. We shouldn't be afraid of coming to Him just to chat, or asking Him to meet our needs! He's already promised us that anyway! (Philippians 4:19).

Why are we hesitant to come to our Heavenly Daddy for the little things and the big things in life? He's not too busy and He's ready and willing. You will never hear a voicemail when you call out to God!

Hebrews says that we can approach the Throne of Grace with confidence! So the way I see it, we need to dare to believe God to work in our lives, and look on Him as Father!

Ain't He wonderful? :)


Sunday, January 3, 2010

New Year Bloggin'

The holidays have come and gone, resolutions have been made, and our church's annual three-week fast is coming up quickly!

I was originally planning to not participate. After all, I'm going to school three states away, and I'm not even going to get to see anyone at least until March. Good reason to sit this one out, right?

Wrong!

During this break, the Lord has been dealing with me about participating in the corporate fast and throwing myself into it fully! The more I meditate on this, the more I can see the need for fasting and prayer in my life. Fasting is the act of denying the flesh in order to see spiritual growth within oneself and corporately, within the church.

My theme for this year is based off James 1:21 which says "Be ye doers of the Word of God and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves."

Short version? Be a Doer.

Church-goers don't get results. People who put God's word in practice do.

So if you've been going to church for twelve years and are still in the same position spiritually, financially, and physically, then someone isn't doing something right! And that someone ain't God! To those of you who work with computers, this would be called a PEBCAC problem! ;).
(To those of you who know nothing about computers PEBCAC means Problem Exists Between Computer And Chair :) ).

If we're not getting results, that means its time for us to pray about what we're doing wrong! God has already promised us healing, deliverance, prosperity, and protection in His Word; it's time for us to stand on those promises and become doers and speakers of the Word of God.

Because in the end, doers win :)