Archive | January 2011

What is your New Year resolution for 2011?

Have you considered allowing God to heal you from the inside out. Lets drop the weight of things that are holding us captive and keeping us from moving forward. Who’s with me? Let’s pick up the Word and drop the pounds.
Let’s pick up the Word and drop the pounds.

The Kings Love

I must admit that I have never thoroughly read the Song of Solomon but I have been reading lately. The beauty of this book is that there is King Solomon confessing his love and admiration for someone who does not think much of herself. She is ashamed because she has been darkened by the sun and she thinks that she is not beautiful. How many of us have areas and places in the complexion of our lives that we considered to be dark. The blemishes of our lives that we feel makes ugly and unworthy of love. The king then begins to tell her how beautiful she is as he compares her beauty to gorgeous horses, jewels and her eyes to doves. He sees beyond the darkness to the beauty within that shines without. Then this verse captures me as I read “{He exclaimed} O my love, how beautiful you are! There is no flaw in you!” amp. Do you hear what the Lord is saying to do you daughter, sister? In his eyes despite what you see in yourself, He sees your beauty and He can find no flaw (dark spot, blemish) and He is so in love with you that he wanted me tell you.

Be Blessed
To All the Esthers (Queens)

Procrastination

There is a charge in the atmosphere that is bringing those who have been in transition to place where God is moving so rapidly in our lives that we cannot afford to wait, procrastinate or hesitate. God is saying move.
I have always been one who was cautious and hesitant even when I know God was speaking but a few months back God started dealing with me about procrastination. Procrastination is said to be the act of willfully delaying or doing something that should be done. Some us have gotten into habit of delaying or putting a task that needs to get done. I was like that until a few months ago. I was always putting something off until never got done.
Prov. 13:4 spoke to me so clearly, it says, “The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.” Guess what if I desire to do something and do not, I do not profit but when I am diligent to go after what I want I get it and some so much more.
Sister, you can’t keep sitting on the side lines it is time to get up and get moving. What is God speaking to you to do or what is something you desire that you have not been willing to put effort into.
The Lord is saying you know what He is a placed in your heart to do so you need to do it. Start writing down and then follow the steps you need to take you there and I promise you that God will begin to open up doors and connections. I have had to develop some boldness to pursue people and things that is opening the door to the women’s ministry God has given me. God is moving quickly and I am keeping up because there is no time to put on the brakes. I am encouraging you sister to go for it and I will be in prayer that procrastination will not hold you back. From one Queen to another Queen be blessed.

Who Is In The Mirror?

Who is that you see when you look the mirror? As women we tend to focus on what we see as our imperfections which means we focus on the outward appearance. Look pass the physical and what comes to your mind as you are looking at yourself? How do you feel about yourself? In other words what do you feel that you are worth?
In the not so distant past, I spent one night in hotel alone compliments of my husband for my birthday. It was part of a 3 day sabbatical from my job. This was during a time when I was deeply seeking answers from God. I relaxed, prayed and praised God in that room seeking clarity about a ministry that was in my heart.
I enjoyed the peace and quiet. Treated myself to my favorite takeout. I woke the next morning continuing in prayer and praise before checking out. I spent the rest of the day window shopping with a deep disappointment that I did not have any answers.
When I got home on that Friday, I was regretting having to say to my husband that I have no more revelation than when I left. I was quite surprised on Saturday morning when Lord began speaking to me about the purpose of my sabbatical. It was not about ministry it was about me and he started revealing things to me about me. I have been on this discovery of self worth and allowing the Lord to reveal to me the true me for about five years.
Our self worth can be based on our past and present opinions of ourselves or others. I don’t know about you but, I have times when I am more concerned about the opinion of others and how they perceive me. I am a work in progress and it has taken my mid-forties to begin to become comfortable with who I am and who God created me to be. God is revealing things about myself that I have not been paying close attention too as well as strengthening me daily to accept myself. This is the key, self acceptance.
Accepting ones self is most important. Learning to enjoy our own company is necessary. Relying on others to validate you is not necessary. What God says about you is most important. My word of encouragement is learn to embrace your uniqueness and allow God to show exactly who you are which is so much more than others opinions and put downs. You are so worthy of all God has planned for you. Remember Esther became Queen and so are you.