Monday, November 29, 2010

He's Waiting On You...

Hi everybody!  I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend.  Mine was absolutely wonderful!  Can you believe we're gearing up for Christmas, and the year is almost over?!  Time sure does fly.

Today has been one of those days when things have been a bit off schedule, but I could not let the day go by without sharing divine words with you.  It's a little late in the afternoon, but a good word from the Lord is always right on time, amen?!

Today, I believe God wants you to know that you've been in this place long enough.  It's time for you to come out.  In fact, He wants to bring you out.  So why won't He just bring you out already?  Glad you asked.

He's waiting on you.  What do I mean?  Glad you asked that, too.

He's waiting on you to dry your eyes, stop showing up to those pity parties, pull yourself together, and make up your mind that enough is enough. 

He's waiting on you to stop fighting against the refining process He's taking you through, and seek Him for what He's trying to teach you.

He's waiting on you to submit your will to His, completely surrendering your all to Him, so that His glory may be revealed in and through you.

He's waiting on you to stop seeking advice from everybody besides Him. God wants you to learn to fall on your face before Him, and seek Him for direction. He is the only one who can truly direct your path.

He's waiting on you to stop complaining and cursing, and start praying and praising.

He is waiting on you to realize that there is great purpose for your life, and everything you are going through was divinely orchestrated by God to prepare you for your place of purpose. He's waiting on you to embrace the truth that all things work together for good to them that love Him and are called according to His purpose.

God is waiting on you to trust and believe that because The Greater One lives inside of you, you have been equipped with the power to overcome any situation that arises in your life.

He's waiting on you...

Til we meet, laugh, love!

Peace & Blessings,

Monday, November 22, 2010

Think About the Little Things...

It's Thanksgiving week, and I am so excited!  I LOVE to's one my absolute favorite pasttimes.  There's something about being in the kitchen that brings me joy.  Though I'm not doing it up like I did last year by cooking all the fixings, (I'm making gumbo and baking cakes!) I am so ready to get in cook mode.

Today, I'm just thankful for the little things that bring me so much joy.  God has done some amazing things in my life this year, and my thankful list is overflowing.

It's so easy to get caught up in the every day hustle and bustle of life that we sometimes forget to remember the little things that bring us happiness. 

The bright smiles on my sons' faces when they wake up in the morning fill my heart with so much joy.

The Good Morning text message I get from a close friend every morning warms my heart and makes me smile.

The "Babe, that was delicious!" my husband belts out after every meal makes me feel all bubbly inside.

Sometimes, all you need to do is take a moment to think about the little things to lighten a heavy heart, or brighten a dark day.

Are you thinking?

Til we meet, laugh, love!

Peace & Blessings,

Friday, November 19, 2010

Don't Just Ignore It

I have had a nagging headache all day today.  Had I taken something at the onset of it, I probably wouldn't be in so much pain right now.  As someone who has had migraines for years, you'd think I'd know better than to let a headache go unattended, because the longer I ignore it, the worse it gets.  I know, I know...just pray for me.

Similarly, in life we sometimes ignore discomforting situations hoping that they will magically disappear, only to find that the more we leave it unattended, the worse it becomes.  But if only we'd do our part to rectify the problem at the onset of it, we can probably save ourselves a whole lot of pain.

If there is a problem in your life that you've been ignoring for a while, I encourage you to address it.  Though life's situations are much more serious than a headache, don't do like I'm doing with this migraine and just let it continue to get worse. 

Pray and ask God to help you address it, so that you can make steps towards healing.  As for me, I'm going to take something for my pain, and rest a while...that is, if my energetic 16 month old, Jaxon, will allow it.

Enjoy your weekend!

Til we meet, laugh, love!

Peace & Blessings,

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Transitioning and Letting Go...

Hi Divine Words family!  I have missed you guys since last Friday.  I'm in a transition with my job, and things have been a little out of sorts.  Nevertheless, I've learned a great lesson from it all.

I'm in the process of transitioning from one job position to another.  My new position required that I move my work space to a different location.  Anybody who's ever had to relocate, whether to a new home or office space, knows that it takes a minute before everything is in order and put into its perspective place.

While packing up my old office, there were a few things I had to get rid of, because there was no real need for it in my new office.  There were things I needed for my old position, that are unnecessary for where I am now.  Dragging those things along would have only created clutter, and limited my work space. 

This gave me revelation about how God is transitioning me spiritually, and removing some things and people from my life.  He revealed to me that not everyone, or everything, is a necessary part of where He's taking me. There are some people who don't understand my new position in Christ; therefore, trying to drag them along this transition with me would only create clutter, and limit God's work space in my life. 

Sometimes, you've got to get rid of some people in your life in order to allow God to have full access to your heart and mind.  Every now and then, it'll be those that are closest to you.  I've had to remind myself that I am not supposed to have a lifetime connection to everyone that is in my life.  God places people in our lives for different reasons, and sometimes it's only for a few seasons.

It definitely hurts when God begins to remove people from your life, because at the surface, it seems that those people that were closest to you are becoming your enemies.  But in reality, it all just God's way of clearing up some space so that He can fully use you for His glory.

You know, God is perfect in all of His ways, and I have come to realize that there is purpose in every single thing He allows to happen in our lives.  Transition is not always an easy process, but it's definitely one that is a necessary part of growth.  I don't know about you, but I never want to stop growing in Christ.  So, as hard as it may sometimes be, I am willing to let go of whatever, or whoever I need to in order to continue to go forth in Him.

Trust that God knows what and who is best for you.  Though the transition may be a little rough at times, if you'd just allow God to have His perfect work in you, you'll look back and realize that it was all for your good, and for His glory.

Til we meet, laugh, love!

Peace & Blessings,

Friday, November 12, 2010

It's A God-Move

About a month ago, I wrote a blog post entitled Don't Move Until You're Sure, talking about how I believed that God was tugging at my heart to make some changes in a particular area of my life, but I wasn't sure of the exact changes He wanted me to make.  Though I was anxious to make the move I felt God was leading me to, I wanted to be completely sure that not only was I making a good move, but a God move.

I prayed and prayed, then prayed some more.  The stronger the tugging at my heart became, the more I prayed for direction and clarity.  Well, I'm happy to say that God has given me clear direction, and has worked things out with ease.  I didn't even have to do what I originally thought I needed to do (which probably would've made a mess of things).  Instead, all I had to do was pray and wait on God. 

I can clearly see that God's hand has orchestrated this transition, and I'm so excited about how He's working things out according to His perfect plan for my life.  I now know, without a doubt, that this move is a God move, and I couldn't be happier.

It's so important that we wait on God before making life-altering decisions, or any decision.  When our steps are ordered by the Lord, we can walk with surety in knowing that we are heading in the right direction.

Today, I encourage you to trust God with every detail of your life.  When you do so, you won't have to worry about jumping ahead of Him, or being outside of His perfect will for your life. Don't let your next move be merely a good move, but pray and wait for clarity and direction so that it will be a God move!

Til we meet, laugh, love!

Peace and Blessings,

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

It's A Spiritual Fight

Happy Wednesday!  I missed you guys Monday. :-( 

This has been quite an off-schedule, unpredicatble week for me, and the enemy has been coming against me from so many angles.  I have been in some serious warfare these past three days!!  Though last evening I felt a bit frustrated, I'm joyful in knowing that God has already given me the power to tread upon the enemy.  He is under my feet, and I'm stomping all over his old raggedy head! *insert eye and neck roll* LOL!!

You know, I'm learning that anytime you give God a sincere "Yes" the devil is going to do his best to try to make you regret it, and recant.  But today I am serving him notice that his every attack only adds more fuel to my fire for Christ.  He only reassures me that I am in line with God's purpose for my life, and motivates me all the more to keep on truckin' in Jesus' name.  Silly rabbit!

A couple of weeks ago when my husband and I came home to find our home had been burglarized, I spoke with a friend via email about what had transpired.  She said something that had me sending her a virtual hi-five.  She wrote, "...the devil needs to know that you belong to God and you will not be bullied, intimidated, or scared away from your purpose because of his schemes."  Yes, yes, yes!!!

This is exactly the stance we need to take with the enemy when he tries his darndest to sway us from fulfilling God purpose of our lives.  We must declare that NO WEAPON formed against us will prosper, and put the devil right back in his place.  One thing I have learned is that he only has as much power in my life as I allow him to have.  If I activate the power of God's word and use it against him, though he may frustrate me, he won't be able to destroy me. Amen?

This is my message to you today: Do not sit back and allow the enemy to bully, intimidate, or scare you away from your purpose.  Don't fight with the situation, or those around you, because your fight is not in the natural; it's a spiritual fight - "For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms."  (Ephesians 6:12)

Put your war clothes on (Ephesians 6:10-18) and go to spiritual battle.

One thing is certain, it's a fixed fight and in the end, God's children always win!

Til we meet, laugh, love!

Peace and Blessing,

Friday, November 5, 2010

Seek His Presence

Happy Friday guys!!  Quick post...

There are three things I live by - Prayer, Fasting, Studying God's Word.  I like to call it Keisha's Fool-Proof Combination.  (I often make mention of it in my articles for EEW Magazine.)  I live by this because, it's the perfect combination for me to get into the presence of God.  

The more I work this formula, the closer I become to God, and I love it because I don't think I can ever be too close to Him.  Amen?  My heart's desire is that God's presence is always prevalent in my life.  You know, I long for those moments when I can steal away, and seek His face.  There's nothing that fulfills me more than resting in the presence of God. 

I don't know about you, but I don't want a mere once-a-week experience with Christ. I desire a committed relationship with Him.  One that brings experience, after experience, after experience...

I have found that praying, fasting, and studying God's word allows me the opportunity to experience God's presence over, and over, and over again.  I've found healing, deliverance, restoration, hope, joy, peace...all through my fool-proof combination.

One thing I have found to be true is that if you draw nigh to Him, He will indeed draw nigh to you. (James 4:8a)

Today, I just want to encourage you to seek more of God's can never have enough of Him. 

Til we meet, laugh, love!

Peace and Blessings,

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

God's Divine Protection

Last Friday evening, my husband Jeremy got home from work to find that our home had been burglarized.  I can't describe the feeling I had just knowing that someone had been in our home, uninvited.  I felt violated to say the least.  I have to admit that, the following night when my husband had to go on an overnight trip, I allowed fear to overtake me, and I did not sleep a wink.  I was afraid that the intruders may come back.

The next day during my morning meditation, the Holy Spirit led me to Psalm 91, and it blessed me immensely.  So glad that I can always find comfort in God's word.  I am thanking God for reminding me of His divine protection.  I just thought I'd share this passage with you today...

1 Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. 2 This I declare about the Lord: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him. 3 For he will rescue you from every trap and protect you from deadly disease.

4 He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection. 5 Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night, nor the arrow that flies in the day. 6 Do not dread the disease that stalks in darkness, nor the disaster that strikes at midday.

7 Though a thousand fall at your side, though ten thousand are dying around you, these evils will not touch you. 8 Just open your eyes, and see how the wicked are punished.  9 If you make the Lord your refuge, if you make the Most High your shelter, 10 no evil will conquer you; no plague will come near your home.

11 For he will order his angels to protect you wherever you go. 12 They will hold you up with their hands so you won’t even hurt your foot on a stone. 13 You will trample upon lions and cobras; you will crush fierce lions and serpents under your feet! 14 The Lord says, “I will rescue those who love me. I will protect those who trust in my name. 15 When they call on me, I will answer; I will be with them in trouble. I will rescue and honor them.  16 I will reward them with a long life and give them my salvation.”