The humble heart of David

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So I have been studying David over the last couple of days and like a friend told me a while back. “Sis, you want a David, not a Boaz!” I was like ..let me do a little research-LOL.After a couple of days, I agree!

Most of us know that David slayed a giant and have heard that he was a man after God’s own heart. But David mad mistakes, yet he was quick to humble himself with a repentant heart.
David was out here, tending sheep, slaying bears, lions and a goliath..and then turned around and played a harp in the palace for a man who wanted to kill him!…all on his journey of becoming KING! Lets not forget, his father, Jesse, didnt even refer to him by name and forgot about him when the anointing was given out by Samuel……..woooo

Some folks wont even take the trash out at the job on the way to becoming a manager!

Humble starts lead to extraordinary endings! Anointed and appointed! A man after God’s own heart💖 Truly pray that God brings a David in your life! You wont have to worry about, how he handles your heart!

David stayed the course! He didn’t know HOW but he knew WHO!
Stay on the road. Humble your heart. Wait on the promotion thats coming! 💖
Be great today! 💖 I love you

Stephanie!

When Life Hands You Lemons

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I’m making lemonade right now, the plain kind, not a lot of sugar. Just one glass, enough to sip on. I cant use all the lemons that life seems to be throwing my way right now. I feel like David. I know I’ve been anointed to be King, some type of royalty, yet this road to the palace is slowing me down heavily.

Got me wanting to take shortcuts and diversions, better yet I can just go back to tending the sheep. I can wait in the pasture, watch beautiful sun rises, listen to the wind at night. Watch the moon and stars as they make their trek.

That’s a lot better than dodging spears from Saul

Yall be blessed…and keep sipping…

Stephanie

Mute Your Silence

My Sister continues the Blog this morning..enjoy!
Good morning family! When I was in the military, I was exposed to innumerable
characters with a variety of personalities. A vast majority of these
individuals had mindsets that were as firmly fixed as a country dog with a ham
bone.  They were well known for their tenacity and egocentric nature hidden
behind a small veneer of professionalism.  Any attempts to correct or admonish
was met with instant disdain or sarcasm.
Well on one particular morning, I was having what some would call the beginning of a bad day. The dismal climate changed dramatically for the worse when I  was confronted by an officer.
Apparently he was misled about a shipment. Instead of thoroughly investigating
, he automatically assumed that the information he received was accurate. Some
of you may or may not be aware of how I operate. You can calmly and
courteously ask me about anything. However, I don’t receive antagonism very
well at all.  My supervisor at the time begged me to present the data I
gathered with respect. I promised to make a concerted effort. Of course, when
I approached him, his condescending attitude in front of others made that
attempt fly out of the window. I had to speak in a manner that grabbed his
attention. Long story short, he appreciated my “method”, apologized to me in
front of the staff and admitted his mistake. Family, as long as you are right,
never be afraid to stand up and speak on it.
2 Samuel 12:8-13
” And Nathan said to David, Thou art the man. Thus saith the LORD God of
Israel, I anointed thee king over Israel, and I delivered thee out of the hand
of Saul;  And I gave thee thy master’s house, and thy master’s wives into thy
bosom, and gave thee the house of Israel and of Judah; and if that had been
too little, I would moreover have given unto thee such and such things.
Wherefore hast thou despised the commandment of the LORD, to do evil in his
sight? thou hast killed Uriah the Hittite with the sword, and hast taken his
wife to be thy wife, and hast slain him with the sword of the children of
Ammon.  Now therefore the sword shall never depart from thine house; because
thou hast despised me, and hast taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be thy
wife.  Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will raise up evil against thee out of
thine own house, and I will take thy wives before thine eyes, and give them
unto thy neighbor, and he shall lie with thy wives in the sight of this sun.
For thou didst it secretly: but I will do this thing before all Israel, and
before the sun.  And David said unto Nathan, I have sinned against the LORD.
And Nathan said unto David, The LORD also hath put away thy sin; thou shalt
not die.

Keep It Moving…

My Soul Sister is guest blogging today! I love her words. You can reach her at mizzjonez0813@gmail.com
Good Morning! I pray that as we embrace the middle of this week, all
is well or getting better for everyone. The holidays typically are saturated
with scents, sounds and shopping. However, for some, it brings sadness.
The holidays are difficult for some because this is not a time for
celebrating. Certain activities, songs or different events are sorrowful
triggers of memories of loved ones who are no longer here. For others, it
can be a constant reminder of a societal or wrongfully accepted status (that
until the holidays) which remains annually compartmentalized: I am single, I
am a widow/widower. I am divorced. I am alone. Even being in a room full of
people, a person can still feel as if they are alone or lonely.
First of all, you are never alone. Also recognize that unlike what some people may
think or believe, it is okay to have your feelings.  Even Jesus felt like He
was in the world all by Himself(Matthew 27) Your life is live, not a reality
show or the movies.  Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and other forms of social
media can wreak havoc on your mind if you allow it. Talk to God and share
what’s on your mind and heart.    If you know someone that you are
comfortable in revealing your concerns, do it.  Reaching out and gathering
with old/new friends is another way to combat the holiday blues.    Try and
treat yourself to something special. It can be a steamy, aromatic bath, buy
something for yourself, read and relax with a good book or veg out on some
movies or a television sitcom/show. Try to volunteer and fill your time with
or by helping others. There is nothing like performing community service to
remind you of how blessed you really are.
Family, when we are blessed to celebrate any holiday, that is a present in itself.  Unwrap the joy of the knowledge that you are loved. Let the Light of God shine in your heart instead of lonesomeness.  A kind word extended is always better than a mouth that stays closed due to self-imposed isolation.  The more you open yourself
up to the gifts that God has surrounded us with, the better you will feel.
Psalm 23:4, 38:9, 62:8
” Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear
no evil:  for thou are with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Lord, all my desire is before thee; and my groaning is not hid from thee.
Trust in Him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before Him:  God
is a refuge for us. Selah”

Day 10

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Day 10 of this journey finds me in anticipation of the miraculous things God has performed and will do this week! Ive received some awesome praise reports. God is moving, hes working and He has not forgotten his children.

The confirmation comes after the obedience.

Ive decided to live a life of fasting. Totally committing one day a week to fasting. I cant do without his presence. Its too beautiful. I want to stay right here and bask in his glory.

It has changed my life and the outlook I have on my life, my purpose and the plan God has for me

Be beautifully blessed

Stephanie

Day 4

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As I continue on this journey of Juice Fasting, Day 4 has been very interesting and exciting for me. Although I intended to blog everyday, I am only lead to write as God is allowing me.

Day 1-2 of this journey came with a mental battle. “Why are you doing this Steph?’ Is it going to be worth it?” the chatter went on and on. What was very amazing to me, was often I would hear God yelling to me over the chatter. His voice resounding louder than the enemy. Once I even heard God say ” Do you hear what I am saying to you?”  I felt reprimanded.

As I moved into Day 3, the clarity begin and so did the hunger pains. Yesterday was the worst day for me, I literally cried and after a while I could only moan out to God. I could not digest the juice, it would not go down, therefore water became my only substance. I found myself on my knees, crying out to God, in between my prayers and interceding

Today on Day 4, my mind has sharpened, so much , that Gods decimal has tuned down to the whispers he mostly uses to commune with us. He has answered several prayers. This morning he blessed me with an timely word to release. and after my praises to Him. He responded “Do you see what I am doing through you?”

I do, and I am so grateful He has chosen me for this journey!

Continue to pray for me

Stephanie

Unanswered Prayers

This first day of fasting has brought me a timely word from God. The overall theme for today struke a cord with me. God only confirms AFTER you obey. So many times we bargain with God. Assuring him that if he ” just does this one more thing” or gives us that one thing” we will do what God expects. We will make things right, stop drinking, start going to church more, make amends with that one person etc.

God is not in the bargaining business. He clearly tells us in his word..or rather his messages to me today were..”I can not work with a defiled heart. I cant answer any prayer through a temple of sin.”

God wants us to get alone with him daily. Pray, repent, confess. Our unconfessed sin hinders our blessings.

I need my people, my children to consecrate themselves..sit in my presence and truly listen. Joshua 3:5

I pray this blesses someone like it blessed me today❤

I Love you..

Goodnight..