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Break every chain!!!!!

When I lost my grandmother, just about our entire immediate family was at her home and Break every chain was playing on repeat. I couldn’t stand to hear the song for the following few months, it would bring unbearable grief. 

Here it was, a song that was meant to bring freedom and deliverance did the exact opposite for me because of what it was associated with.

When we hear a song, go somewhere or even meet a new person we can only view them through the jaded scope of our past experiences. I’m greatly aware now of the need to constantly  cleanse our minds of negative associations and viewpoints stemming mind from unresolved issues. We must resolve our issues! 

We have to learn to face the truth of how we feel and to overcome it by the power God has given us to speak His word and speak change into reality. Don’t let a negative memory rob you of a positive or even God-ordained experience! 

Let’s pray:

God, gracious and everlasting Father! I ask that today you enter into my heart and cause all bitterness and malice to be uprooted. Every sign of unforgiveness or brokenness I turn over to you right now. Transform my heart and give me a heart like yours. Help me to see the world through your eyes. I’m no longer broken, no longer hurting but I am whole and healed in Jesus’ mighty name! 

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Desperate for you….

I began with the intention of letting you all know how frustrated I was that God just was not speaking to me. But as I prayed before I started typing – He did.

“Lord I can’t hear you and I hate this feeling because it makes me feel as if I’m… desperate for you?”

All the Holy Spirit had to say was “good”and immediately I got it.

Sometimes we take the presence and voice of God for granted and He withdraws to rekindle our fire and to bring us to a place of desperation and longing.

I had to shut up – To hear Him

I had to seek Him – To Find Him

I had to get desperate – To understand that His desire for me is far greater than mine for Him.

Check out this song I just want to hear you by Deon Kipping, I swear the man is singing my life right now!!!

Sometimes I don’t trust God though I want to. Sometimes I cannot see how in the world where I am can lead to where He told me I would be. Sometimes I have to repent for my unbelief. I get confused, scared and frustrated. I don’t know what to do or how to do it, I love those moments. They remind me just how little I have to do with what God is doing in and through me. Those moments force me to face my humanity and His deity.

All I have encountered, remind me just how much I can conquer through my creator.

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This Daniel! 

Then this Daniel began distinguishing himself among the commissioners and satraps because he possessed an extraordinary spirit, and the king planned to appoint him over the entire kingdom. Then the commissioners and satraps began trying to find a ground of accusation against Daniel in regard to government affairs; but they could find no ground of accusation or evidence of corruption, inasmuch as he was faithful, and no negligence or corruption was to be found in him. Then these men said, “We will not find any ground of accusation against this Daniel unless we find it against him with regard to the law of his God.” (‭Daniel‬ ‭6‬:‭3-5‬ NASB)

When God established Daniel, men became jealous and plotted against him. They had no cause to accuse him unless on the grounds of the God he served. Can this be said about us today? Are we so faithful in the place that God has set us that no grounds of accusation can be found? Or are we slack concerning our appointment, our jobs, our projects, our deadlines?
In this time, the officials of king Darius enticed him to sign a decree banning petitions to any god but him. The punishment was being tossed into the lion’s den, Daniel continued praying 3 times daily despite this knowledge. How many of us would have done so?
Needless to say, those men brought him before the king in accusation and Daniel was sent into the lion’s den. An interesting thing happened before the king sent him in…

Then the king gave orders, and Daniel was brought in and cast into the lions’ den. The king spoke and said to Daniel, “Your God whom you constantly serve will Himself deliver you.” (‭Daniel‬ ‭6‬:‭16‬ NASB)

King Darius recognized the power of Daniel’s God! Why?
  • His faith – Daniel had an unshakable faith in his God and not even the fear of death kept him from serving Him.
  • Deliverance – These people had previously witnessed this God rescue the 3 Hebrew boys, therefore they believed this God could deliver Daniel.
  • Signs and wonders – God revealed the secrets of heaven to Daniel, he was spoke of as having a great spirit within him. This spirit and insight being knowledge given him by his God.
  • Proof – The proof is in the pudding Yall! After the night in the lions den, Daniel emerged unscathed and a decree was issued naming the God of Daniel as the one true living God!!!
What does your faith to compel people to do? Is your life a reflection of God’s power? How will men believe you serve this great God who can’t even deliver you from the sin you so constantly battle? What proof of this living God is on your life?
I am believing God for a season of signs and wonders that will compel unbelievers! I believe God will make His presence so obvious in His people that men will have no choice but to believe the power of the God we serve!!! But it begins with us!!!
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99 Problems (Day 99 – 100 Days of Singleness)

I had 99 problems, God only had to fix 1!!! I was seeking God, yet being attacked in every area of my life. I was being criticized and put down by those I loved and respected and it seemed as if everything was going wrong. But God! Being who He is saw all of what I was facing and did not change one thing about my circumstances yet changed my entire life.

I was looking at what was happening to me and He showed me it was happening for me! (Romans 8:28) I found comfort in the word of God, knowing that no matter how bleak it seemed, it was all divinely orchestrated for the greater good. It is the plan of the enemy to keep you so preoccupied with pain that you neglect purpose. But with the love of God, you are able to maintain peace in every situation because all things may crumble but the word of The Lord stands!

So yes, out of my 99 problems… God only fixed one but it was the only one that needed fixing. Me!

Colossians 3:10-12
And have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator. Here there is not Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free; but Christ is all, and in all. Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience,

I asked God to change the hearts of those that attacked me, He changed my heart toward them and allowed me to love them. My fight wasn’t with them but the spirit that operated in them!
– 12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

I prayed that He would take away the pain of my past, help me to forget it so it wouldn’t hurt anymore. He made me face it, then healed it and allowed me to use it as a testimony to help heal others!
– 18 The Lord is close to the brokenhearted
and saves those who are crushed in spirit. (Psalms 34)

I sought Him and I found Him because I needed Him with all of me, and He filled every void with His love. I cannot brag or boast except of the love of Christ that has begun a work in me and who is faithful to complete it. (Phillipians 1:6) Every situation, every trial, every testing, has developed the gifts of he spirit within me and I count it all joy when I am torn down and my name is spat on because I am in good company. With Christ and His disciples, I endure sufferings and with them I look forward to the prize and reward of following the will of God.

Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. (‭James‬ ‭1‬:‭2-4‬ NASB)

Every struggle, every trial, every burden was to perfect you and push you pass your threshold. My uncle once told me, no big change ever happens until you pass your threshold and he was right!

Greater is coming!

I had 99 problems and God fixed them all by fixing one, He’s GOD like that! And yes I did mean to put GOD!!!

– Love ya!

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A heart like yours! (Day 72 – 100 Days of Singleness)

Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, And in sin my mother conceived me. (‭Psalms‬ ‭51‬:‭5‬ NASB)

Being born again, means a rebirthing from our old sinful nature into a glorious and majestic being of love. We cannot serve Christ until we learn to love like Him.

Hide Your face from my sins And blot out all my iniquities. Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me. (‭Psalms‬ ‭51‬:‭5, 9-10‬ NASB)

God will not withhold anything we request, if we seek God for a clean heart we will undoubtedly receive it. We need the heart of Christ, a heart that never wavers in it’s pursuit to love.

Sometimes I talk to God because I need to, I just need Him. Sometimes we won’t get the words right, we won’t know what to say – just talk. God doesn’t care how eloquent you are. He just wants to hear from you!

Tonight we pray, for a heart like God’s. One like Christ, one that is pure and full of love.

Dear God,
Gracious and everlasting Holy and one true God, I cry out to you. From the depths of my heart I ask for a heart like yours. Give me a heart that is willing to sacrifice like Abraham did. Give me a heart that is obedient and trusts you above all else like Moses did. May I take on a heart like Job, that believes in you through the testing and though all my possessions and my own family and body are in conflict against me. Give me a heart of repentance and praise. Give me a heart like yours and a hunger and thirst for your presence. You are the God who always was and always will be, the God that created me in His image of love and I ask now that you perfect your love in me. In Jesus name, amen.

Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. (‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭13‬:‭4-7‬ NASB)

May we live like you, love like you, forever.

Signed,
Your loving daughter
– Shakeisha M.

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Day 1: Clean Texting Challenge, keep it friendly! (100 days of Singleness)

Okay cut off the love songs, put the ice cream back in the freezer and DO NOT text him! He’s not the one and you know it, he wasn’t even a good one to begin with. Don’t let your loneliness commit you to another moment in a wrong relationship!

For the next 7 days we will aim to rid ourselves of every romantic attachment that God has convicted us about, no you aren’t the one that can help him get saved and no going to church every Sunday does not mean he is close. We are going to get so wrapped up in Christ and in our purpose as believers that God Himself will begin to do the process of elimination for us without all the wasted time and effort.

It’s not okay to keep someone around just to stroke your ego and there is no room for God to work in your heart and mind if it is cluttered with yesterday’s boyfriends and Mr. Maybe.

If you are taking to 100 days of Singleness challenge here are the guidelines:

No kissing

No Sexual Contact of any nature

No cuddling with the opposite sex

No massages/ back rubs

No movie nights at home alone (this puts  all previously mentioned rules are in jeopardy of being broken)

 

The reason I spelled it out is because some of us tend to put ourselves in compromising positions with the mindset that we are strong enough to withstand the temptation but it’s an unnecessary hindrance to us. We are seeking the face of God and using the next 100 days to fully come to a place where we are not only content as singles but we are completely healed of all past hurt. Only through the spirit of God can we do this.

Today’s challenge:

Clean texting – baby, babe, honey, sweety, sugar, love, bae, hun are all off limits – anything pertaining to being romantically involved with anyone God has not given His okay on!

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Aim:

To establish clear boundaries of friendship, are you down for the challenge?

To participate, simply use the hashtags:

#SOS (Stories of Singleness) to share your stories and experiences or #100DOS (100 Days Of Singleness) to show your support and/or participation

Twitter: @ProdigalRoyalty Link:  https://twitter.com/Prodigalroyalty

Instagram: Prodigalprincess_ Link:  http://instagram.com/prodigalprincess_

Facebook: Keisha McKenzie Link: https://www.facebook.com/GizmoBorn2shine

I have a terrible habit of being a bit more flirtatious than I ought to, so I am more than happy to take this challenge today with you ladies that agree to stand with me and be set apart. I am told I flirt without even knowing it so maybe, just maybe clean texting can help that a bit. I have to begin to release some people that I know will only hinder my progress spiritually, and yes it does get hard but God would not lead me to do something I cannot handle and as long as He is our strength, we can and will complete our 100 days of singleness being stronger, better and wiser than we are beginning it. I love you all, I’ll be keeping you all in prayer!

Be sure to like, comment and share so we can get as many of our sisters involved as we can… any brothers that wanna join are welcomed!

Live a little, love a lot, be a blessing!

– Keisha