The Power of words

It is amazing how 26 letters of the English alphabet make up hundreds of thousands of words. Growing up I remember how mean my peers were to me in just the words they spoke. Eventually I learned to sing a particular song as a defense strategy against those bullies, " Sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never hurt me."  Lol. I'm not very sure who came up with that little song, but the truth of the matter is, I've come to understand how far from true that little song is. Those negative words spoken to me had an impact on me.Words do hurt!! Words have power! Words actually cut deeper and hurt more than sticks or even stones. Words touch your heart! Words can bring things together and words can tear things apart. That is the power of words. In Genesis 1:3, it is the manifestation of words spoken by God that brought the world into existence (also see Heb. 11:3). Furthermore, it is the manifestation of words that made a lion a lion and a bear a bear a

The Secret Place

Believe it or not, children actually enjoy having time alone.  In so doing, they create secret hiding places to seclude themselves. For them, it's a time of forming mental images, where they can really see in their mind's eye. Most of all it is a place of safety and peace like the mother’s womb. Psalm 91:1 mentions the Secret Place. It reads like this in the KJV; " He who dwells in the Secret Place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty." This Secret Place is not any ordinary Secret Place, it is the Secret Place of the Most High. In this Secret Place you are able to connect with God on a deeper than deep level. It is to be an intimate and private place with just you and God; no one else is invited! In the Secret Place you can hear God and experience His glory. In the Secret Place God can speak to you and show you clearly that which He desires you to see. A closer look into The Secret Place reveals that it is: 1. A place of molding- P

Heavy Metal

Heavy Metal The airport is not my most favorite place to visit, but it is necessary to be able board my flight to my next destination. At least for now until I get my private jet! I love the idea of traveling, but I dislike having to go through TSA check point. "Shoes off, remove your belt, put all phones and laptops on the conveyor belt!! Go through the detector and spread 'em!!" But the detector keeps going off. "What else do you want me to do TSA officer, strip down? God forbid!- Let me just tell you, it's going to keep going off because I'm wearing heavy metal.Yes, heavy metal. The belt of truth, the breastplate of righteousness, shoes of peace, the shield of faith, the helmet of salvation and the sword of the spirit. You see, TSA officer, these I cannot remove. They are part of my spiritual apparel. I need these for the constant battle against evil. When Jesus Christ died on the cross for our sins, He was buried and rose on the third day to ascend in

When love seems hard

When Love Seems Hard 1st Corinthians 13 has long been my go-to scripture whenever I think about the topic of Love. It does such a great job of defining love and it provides the guidelines for love. It's a scripture that I usually attribute to love between a husband and wife but I've recently come to realize that it's not just to define and the guidelines of love between husband and wife but also amongst the brethren. Have you ever encountered a situation where you have shown love at all costs according to the scripture, but still you are left with asking yourself , "why is love so hard?" "I show this person so much love and yet she behaves so retched, she makes it difficult to love." "I do all I can for him and still he makes it difficult to love him." Suddenly you find yourself on that thin line between love and hate. When love becomes hard. Chapter 13 of 1st Corinthians was the Apostle Paul's way of teaching the Corinthians the essent

Broken to Breakthrough

Broken to Breakthrough I found that there are 10  meanings under the word Brokenness in the dictionary. The 7th meaning in the dictionary states 'subdued totally;humbled'. It then refers the meaning to a broken spirit, which is just perfect for the context of this subject. Brokenness is the process that brings the believer to the truest essence of humility. When you are broken, all walls are being brought down, all that fallibly kept you standing without God is taken away. In the state of brokenness all is stripped away and make you into what God desired you to be. You may be wondering if the other definitions of brokenness are not important. Well, they are unimportant when you consider the end results. When things are broken, the natural tendency is to throw those things away. Hope is given up and the item is deemed useless. In a marriage that has experienced infidelity or in any other relationship where trust has been compromised we deem it fit to just discard and walk

Trust God's Timing

        It is a normal part of life to make plans and set goals. Sometimes things work out the way we plan and sometimes they don't. So, what do we do when things don't work out the way we plan? What do we do when things take a little longer than expected? Do we get angry and become frustrated at God? Do we play the blame game on God or perhaps our loved ones? What do you do?What we ought to do, is trust God's timing.Yes friends, trust God's timing. Did you ever read that scripture from Isaiah 55:8 that explains to us that God's ways are not our ways? Well of course, that's true. God's timing does not even compare to the human clock. That's because from the very beginning, He knew what the end would be and everything in between. He is All Knowing.        I like putting puzzles together. I have the app on my tablet that scrambles the pieces up for you. You can choose small, medium or large peices; I normally go for the small pieces to make me think

How can I describe God?

One day I was listening through my YouTube playlist and William McDowell started to sing this song that took me into a worship space for like the whole day. The song reads like this "How can I describe a God that's indescribable? How can I explain a God that's unexplainable? I'm at a loss for words...." But I wanted to answer the question, even though there are so many ways to describe God, the words are not even enough. Though there are so many ways to describe God, they don't amount to the way God really is. That is just the amazingness of God (yes, I realize that's not a word, but we'll manage it for the purpose of this write up!!). I always love to praise God and call Him by all the things He is to me. I feel that is the best way to really worship Him. The Awesome God, Mighty God, Amazing, Loving, Faithful, Merciful, Compassionate God. Some have experienced Him as a Healer, Savior, Deliverer, Restorer, Redeemer. I know Him as El-Olam (Everlasting