Thursday, May 30, 2013

Angels are watching

Get ALL the benefits of marriage.  There are so many benefits that come with being married.  There are so many benefits with taking your husband's last name.  My husband and I are together because God brought us together to become husband and wife.  I love my husband dearly, but God showed me when I got married to take advantage of all the benefits of being married.  There are legal and spiritual benefits, when you choose to practice marriage according to how God has designed it to work.  That means the husband is the head.  When you submit and come under your husband's authority, not only do you have legal rights that come into play but there are also spiritual rights that become yours. 

1 Corinthians 11 (NLT)

7 A man should not wear anything on his head when worshiping, for man is made in God’s image and reflects God’s glory. And woman reflects man’s glory. For the first man didn’t come from woman, but the first woman came from man. And man was not made for woman, but woman was made for man. 10 For this reason, and because the angels are watching, a woman should wear a covering on her head to show she is under authority.[e] -  Don't see this as a limitation, see it as a liberty
 

(New King James)

  For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God; but woman is the glory of man. For man is not from woman, but woman from man. Nor was man created for the woman, but woman for the man. 10 For this reason the woman ought to have a symbol of authority on her head, because of the angels
 
Please don't get caught up in the literal sense of head covering here, but look at the spiritual implications.  First of all, this word says that "angels are watching" us.  Isn't that a blessing!  Angels are watching us.  As women, do we want to have authority in the heavenly places?  I believe we do, since Ephesians 6:12 tells us that we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against power and principalities, against the rulers of darkness of this age, against hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.  Yes, we as women want authority in the heavenly places.  Well, angels are looking at your "head".  Do they see a symbol of authority on your head?  Married women, submitting to your husbands will give you a symbol of authority on your head.  Single women, make sure you have a church home and you are under the covering of a pastor, so when the angels look down on your head, they see authority.  If you want to have authority in the heavenly places, than the angels need to see authority when they look down at your head.  Remember we are talking spiritual authority.
 

Monday, May 27, 2013

Where is God pushing you????

There is nothing like a fresh revelation from God and I believe God wants to give that to us everyday.  Often times we don't prioritize seeking Him out for His daily manna of fresh revelation.  When you start doing it, you'll find that He will also pour into you at random times of the day.  It is a pleasant surprise!  This is what He did for me last night.  I was sitting there thinking about how difficult it is to keep my house in order and that no matter what I try, it doesn't seem to produce the results I want.  In my spirit I heard "If it's not the ordained time for your house to be in order than it's not going to happen" then I heard "If I'm not pushing in that area then you shouldn't be pushing either.  Focus on the areas where I am pushing".  God basically told me, "Push where I'm pushing".  Then I realized He was talking about Psalm 127:1:

Unless the Lord builds the house, They labor in vain who build it; Unless the Lord guards the city, The watchman stays awake in vain.

Remember, we all have our daily responsibilities, but there are times where we need to push ourselves in specific areas.  Line up your "pushing" with God, ask Him where He is "pushing" right now in your life.  Then you start pushing as well in that area.  Let the other areas be business as usual and save your "pushing" for the areas where God is pushing.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Don't back away, come closer

I have been talking about "The Wall".  You know that wall you keep hitting in your life.  You are trying to move forward in areas and you make a little progress and get a little leverage and you hit this wall within yourself.  Immediately we want to shrink back from the wall, shrink back into our comfort zones.  Many times we don't even know we have a wall in our way.  We just figure the timing is wrong or that God is not ready to do something through you yet.  Once you have hit up against this thing enough times, you realize "wait there is something here, that won't let me pass".  Normally, "the wall" does not just pop in one area of our lives concerning one thing, you will find that you hit it in every area of your life.  How big is that!!!  I mean big in a good way, because do you realize that if God makes this wall come crashing down what is going to come flooding into every area of your life.  Do your realize that this wall is the only thing standing in your way in every area of your life.  I pray that you get a revelation of this.  Paula White said something like this "One moment of illumination and revelation can change the direction of your life forever".  God has just shown me my "wall".  Just like they encircled the wall of Jericho for 7 days and it came crashing down.  I'm walking around my "wall"  It's getting ready to come crashing down.  At that time, the floods gates are going to open in my life.

I reinterate, don't shrink back from "the wall" walk around it.  Examine it.  Find out what the history of it has been in your life.  See where it's been holding you back and then wait and anticipate the monumental level of deliverance that is going to take place when God brings it crashing down!!!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The Wall in your way

Hitting walls in your life.  Many times the walls are within ourselves.  We are human and that's ok, God can help us with that.  Are there areas in your life where you feel like you want to move past a certain point but you never seem to be able to do it, and you shrink back into your comfort zone.  Times where you are moving, moving, moving in a certain direction than there is a certain something that enters the picture to challenge you and you shrink back.  Why do you think  you shrink back from certain things?  I've seen this in my own life, an avoidance going on.  A rigidness keeps you from being able to be flexible and just flow.  It feels like a wall you can't get past.

There is a time that we arrive at in our lives, where God is ready to bring down every wall that has been holding you back.  Trust me, there is a time where God is ready for you to be able to flow freely in all that He has called you to be.  Trust me, there is a time for this.  When the time comes, God shows you "the wall".  The wall that has been holding you in so many areas of your life.  You find yourself standing in this place where you absolutely can't turn your back on the wall and go back to "business as usual".  So you stand there facing this wall.  You know you can't turn back, you don't want to turn back, you know you want what is on the other side of this wall.  So you're standing there, looking at the wall, with a revelation of your history with this wall.  What are you going to do?  Are you just going to stand there?  No, you are going to believe that by faith this wall in your life is going to fall down (Hebrews 11:30)

The people of Isreal marched around the wall of Jericho for 7 days and then it came crashing down. 

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Mad for all the right reasons.....

Luke 14:26

New King James Version (NKJV)
26 “If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple.

Lord, I finally get it!  I've prayed about this scripture for years.  But with the coaching of Minister Joye Davis, I have finally received what God is saying through this scripture.  It's because of what I've receive that I'm even back typing in this blog again.  I believe doors are opening right now because of this revelation.  Below is my testimony of this revelation:

On day while my son was taking his nap, I was doing my devotional and he woke up.  I wanted to cry, because I wanted more time with God.  I was mad.  I didn't know if it was a healthy emotion.  But God showed me that it was.  He told me "That's good, that's how I want you to feel about your pursuit of me".  Then yesterday my son would not go down for a nap and I got in the car so he would fall asleep and I would get some quiet time with God in the car I heard again "That's good, I want you to take desperate measures to get in your time with me.  I want you to get mad when you have to be pulled away from that time".  I realized what I thought was unloving towards my family was really what God wants from me.  In essense you do have moments of hating different people and your very life, because you just want to bask in God's presense and praise God because it's what He wants.  While I don't let that take me from my responsibilitites as a mom and wife, I now am able to treasure these feelings.  Many of us are scared to give ourselves over completely to God because of the intense emotions it stirs up in us to do His will.  We are scared of what it might do to our relationships and our very lives as we know them.  But guess what?  It will bless everyone around you and add so much to your life.  The enemy always wants you to think that God subtracts from your life, that's how Satan keeps many people out of the Kingdom, by making them think they would lose something in living for God.  But it's a lie!  The bible says Satan is a liar and the father of lies.  He invented the lie, Satan told the first lie ever to Eve in the Garden of Eden.  But Christ came to give to you, not to withhold or take from you.  Christ came to add not to subtract.  Christ came to give you life and life more abundantly, not to make your life dry and boring.  So please, get your eyes off of people and look at what the Word of God says about who He is.  Don't let Satan tell you who God is, because he will always lie about it.  Pray to God to show you who He is.

 

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