God Has Not Forgotten You: The Death Of Trayvon Martin 

When one becomes a Christian, God commands that you pick up your cross and follow Him! That requires letting go of all worldly plans, goals and desires. He sets us on a new course in Him. Oftentimes it may not be finite, sometimes He just reroutes our course. Like the children of Israel, sometimes God has to bring us through the desert before we can get to the promised land. But how long it takes to get there is most times up to you. I will be the first to tell you, if you go in obedience your plight will be much easier and may be faster. Many times we stall God’s plans for us by walking in disobedience and rebellion, or having a negative, complaining and bad attitude. But Beloved, still there are no guarantees.

It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority (Acts 1:7).

Many other times God may be tearing down the walls we have built around ourselves and rebuilding us up in Him. Jeremiah 31:4-18. He takes us through hunger, distress and dry patches in the desert; often testing our faith, like our Father Abraham whom He tested with His beloved son Issac. He is teaching us patience, endurance, building up the character traits needed in us to be soldiers in this Christian army. Beloved, we come to God as weaklings. We think we are strong because we have been surviving off of the world system; flattery, social status, economic position. We have gotten our identity from the world’s modicum of success. God has to come in, clean house and teach us that our identity is solely in him, not of the things of this world! Beloved God is a GAME CHANGER! When in the world, we are looking through the dim eyes of success. When we give our lives to God, He can elevate us beyond what we can ever conceive of in our limited mind. He works in the supernatural! He can do exceedingly, abundantly whatever we think or ask (Ephesians 3:20). God has not forgotten you!

Joel 2:25 says:

So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, The crawling locust, The consuming locust, And the chewing locust, My great army which I sent among you. (Joel 2:25 NKJV)

Moreover, Christ had to literally carry His own cross while beaten, battered, bloody and bruised. Here on this earth, those that are called to Christ must do the same. We must carry our cross; which is heavy on our backs as sickness, dis-ease, burdens and human loss; all while being beaten and bruised by the wicked spirits that work in the darkness of this world — often through the hands of man.

This brings to date the current Trayvon Martin situation. Some are deeming it profiling, racism, or a hate crime. Beloved, can I tell you that it’s neither! It is a spiritual battle! The eyes are the windows to the soul. When you look into George Zimmerman’s eyes, they emanate coldness, darkness, and lifelessness. Let us not forget our father Jesus Christ was the sacrificial lamb that was slain so you and I could be free! Satan and his kingdom worked through the insecurities, classism and hatred of man to slay Christ. The death of Trayvon Martin is an ever present reminder that souls, minds, and the heart of man still needs to be free from the grips of sin and fallen humanity. The war still rages between good and evil. If we look at this situation in the physical it is a tragedy indeed, but looking from the eyes of spirituality, God sent one of his children down to earth for an appointed time to do His will, and God has called Him back home! He is in a much better place than us, for he is sitting at the Father’s feet, while we are yet here to fight the good fight. Of course, it is of great pain and loss when we lose a loved one, but let us not forget we are only here on borrowed time. Beloved, God has not forgotten us! He knows His plans for us before we are even born. Some of us will have to suffer the wrath of the devil; persecution, hatred, and even death! And let us not discount Mr. Zimmerman, also a life that was lost in the wilderness that only God can bring back home!

Fabulous, Fly, And Soaring New Heights!

Jesus said to him, If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes~Mark 9:23

Beloved, I’m here to give you good news this afternoon! Anything is possible if you can just BELIEVE! Grasp it, roll it over in your mind and meditate on it! What you believe is totally dependant on you! No one can believe for you and no one can take away from what you believe!

To believe is your mental ticket to freedom, it’s your wings to fly!~ To believe is your liberty to soar new, uncharted territory! You can go as high as you want if you would only get it in your mind that IT IS POSSIBLE!

Philippians 4:13 says,

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

Amelia Earhart, facing harsh criticism and male dominant-opposition, believed she could fly and was among the first women to pilot an airplane!

Bessie Coleman, defied the odds of racism, sexism and poverty! She was denied flight school training in the US because she was African-American, so she FLEW HIGHER THAN HER MOUNTAIN and went over to France, learned French and became the first Black woman to fly an airplane. Now what’s your excuse?

Dream big! When obstacles get in your way, dream bigger, when you face mountians, fly higher!– all while being FABULOUS, FLY, AND SOARING NEW HEIGHTS!

A Word For The Sick, Poor, Or Worrying Woman

And behold, a woman who had suffered from a discharge of blood for twelve years came up behind him and touched the fringe of his garment, for she said to herself, “If I only touch his garment, I will be made well.” Jesus turned, and seeing her he said, “Take heart, daughter; your faith has made you well.” And instantly the woman was made well. (Matthew 9:20-22 ESV)

And he sat down opposite the treasury and watched the people putting money into the offering box. Many rich people put in large sums. And a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which make a penny. And he called his disciples to him and said to them, “Truly, I say to you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the offering box. For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on.” (Mark 12:41-44 ESV)

*Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.” (Luke 6:38 ESV)

Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching. But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.” But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.” (Luke 10:38-42 ESV)

Be Encouraged!

You’re allowed to have a bad day!

Beloved, there will simply be days you will not be at your best as a Christian. We live in this fleshly body and we are not immune to attacks as the world also endures. Because you are a Christian, some will hold you in judgement or may condemn you for displaying passionate emotion. But, the Bible admonishes us to:

Be angry, and do not sin : do not let the sun go down on your wrath (Ephesians 4:26 NKJV).

I’m here to let you know that there will be bad days, and despite what peers may think or say about you, it only matters what God’s word says. If we reexamine the verse it says it’s ok for you to be angry, but the key words are, “do not sin”. If you may have sinned, do not allow voices you make you feel guilty or unchristian because you may have acted inappropriately. The important thing is to admit your fault, repent and ask God’s, and the person offended forgiveness. On the Christian road to salvation we are bound to have fender benders, accidents, and breakdowns along the way! As we grow in Christ we will learn to better depend on God to navigate those roads “under construction”, forks in the road, and detours. We come to God at different stages in our lives. Let God work on you where you are–without the guilt! You cannot change yourself, only God can! When you fall…fail, pick yourself back up, dust yourself off and begin again! That’s what I love about the Father; we can always start over and He will always accept us every time! Hallelujah! Be encouraged!

Come now, and let us reason together, Says the Lord, Though your sins are like scarlet, They shall be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They shall be as wool. (Isaiah 1:18 NKJV)

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