Denise Thornton Daily Devotionals

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Just When I Needed It Most


Inspirational Text Ministry

By Minister Neecy

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Good morning everyone:

“Finally, continue to believe in, trust in, lean on, rely on, and cleave to the Lord Jesus Christ with all your heart growing in Him.” Proverbs 3:5-7

I woke up this morning feeling like I was in the midst of one of life’s storms. Yes, I was having one of those “when it rains it pours moments!”

But, in my hour of despair God reminded me of Who He is:

Wonderful Counsellor, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace, Mighty God, and the One who sends the pouring rain as well as beautiful rainbows.

Yes, He is the same God in times of turbulence as He is when we experience unspeakable joy. I have to remember that!

Guess I needed a little water in my life, to remind me of all the rainbows I’ve forgotten. “That has to be it, because everything God does, He does for good.

“Thank you Lord for touching and redirecting me this morning, just when I needed it most. “

Amen!

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July 23, 2014 Posted by | Devotionals, Faith, Inspirational Quotes, WPLongform | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Because God Chose You


Inspirational Text Ministry

By Minister Neecy

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Good morning everyone:

Happy Tuesday!

“If I regard iniquity in my heart, The Lord will not hear me.”  Psalms 66:18

“We know that God does not listen to sinners: but if anyone is God-fearing and a worshipper of Him and does His will, He listens to him.”  John 9:31

Did you know you’ve been chosen to carry out God’s will?

The day you repented, or decided to receive Jesus Christ into your heart, was the day He chose you.

A lot of people don’t know what this means, nor do they understand the spiritual responsibility that comes with being chosen.

First, He tells us we have to take off the old and put on the new. This is when He prepares us for a new clean life.

This means you can’t think like you used too, talk like you used too, or run with who you used to run with. Additionally you have to become a giver instead of a taker.

In essence, you leave everything unbecoming of a God-filled person behind.

However, God never chooses anybody to be of no service to him. In other words: He doesn’t need more people trying to save those He’s already saved.

As a believer, our job is to lead LOST Sheep to him. That wayward child, gang member, wife beater, abandoned kid, homeless family, or incarcerated person; these are examples of those in grave need of salvation. You will find them among those man has written off, including some Christians.

But, since God chose you, He expects you to help save somebody who’s not so easy to save, or love for that matter, so He can do for them what He did for you.

99% of the time, to accomplish this task, you have to step out of your comfort zone. In the beginning, these kind of folk won’t be toting bibles, praising preachers or encouraging you to keep on keeping on; at least not until they can see the love of God in you.

“They are also the ones who need you to inspire and encourage them to go after what you’ve got, in your heart and in your life! “

Bottom line, God wants you to help and love, somebody that’s not so easy to love. “Can you do that?”

Be blessed!

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July 22, 2014 Posted by | Devotionals, Faith, Inspirational Quotes, Very Inspiring Blog Award, WPLongform | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Decisions Decisions Decisions


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By Denise Thornton

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“Yet my people have forgotten me; they burn incense to worthless idols, which made them stumble in their ways, in the ancient paths. They made them walk in byways, on roads not built up.” Jeremiah 18:15

Good morning everyone:

I hope everybody had a wonderful weekend.

The message today is about making decisions.

Believe it or not, decisions are merely pathways that lead you in one direction or another. Sadly, all paths are not equal.” In the end paths lead to one of two places: salvation or damnation.

Depending on choices you make, some take you to places you’ve never imagined you’d go. Others lead you down roads you’ll come to regret. And then there are those streets which seem to be paved in fortune, fame , success and excitement: to make you think you’re on the right track, but soon you realize it was short, essentially a dead-end.

In order to know the best roads to travel in life, you need to know Jesus. “He knows the potential end-result of every decision we make, as well as the specific road every decision would land us on!”

Before you can stay the course, you must study the course. Studying is essential, if you desire clarity in life. Through studying you’ll learn that there is only one right road to travel in life.

While there are two final destination possibilities in life, there’s only one way to Heaven. It’s your choice. God wants you to make the right one.

Are you on the right road?

Have a blessed day!

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July 21, 2014 Posted by | Devotionals, Faith, Inspirational Quotes, Quotes, Very Inspiring Blog Award | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Are You Working Out For Jesus?


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By Minister Neecy

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Did you get a good spiritual and emotional workout this week? If you did, you probably share the “Thank God it’s Friday” sentiment.

In the real world, these days we have to work twice as hard to earn a pay check. Some people are even working 2 jobs, to receive a combined pay, resembling what they should be making on one job.

And then there are those doing the job of 2 or 3 workers, for one employer, but getting a paycheck for doing the job of one. It’s tough out here, but God always makes ends meet!

So, how about the work you do for the Lord? Are you breaking a sweat?

It’s important to work just as hard, or harder serving the Lord, as you do serving man.

Remember, God is a jealous God! What have you done for him lately?

Did you know He’s an equal opportunity employer ; you can do his will any, and every where you go?

For your hard work He pays in blessings, which no other employer can compete with.

“Wishes in absence of hard work rarely come true, just as prayer without faith and good works go unanswered.”

There is work to be done, as the labourers are few.

It’s time to get in shape!

Start working out for Jesus!

Have a blessed day.

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July 18, 2014 Posted by | Devotionals, Faith, lifestyles | , , , , | Leave a comment

A Life Lesson on Christian Maturity


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By Minister Neecy

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Good morning everyone,

In error, sometimes we assume people who go to church love the Lord with all their heart….sorry not so!

If you don’t believe me consider their actions, both verbal and physical, before you follow in their footsteps.

In other words, “does the life they live outside and inside, indicate involvement in a continual process of surrendering to God?”

Do you see evidence of humility, compassion, steadfastness, love and genuine kindness toward others?

See, it’s really not that complicated to discern, especially if you yourself, through your own personal experience, understand that maintaining Christian maturity is a life long process.

It’s not something you get down to a science, that’s why God gives us grace; it covers us during those times we fail to surrender!

Keep in mind, “it’s impossible to be in submission to God and Satan at the same time!” Therefore it’s also impossible to ever confuse one’s intended target of surrender.

“Your actions always speak louder than words.”

Things we love, long to accumulate, control or hurt; paint vivid pictures of our relationship with Jesus Christ.

That’s why the Lord tells us to beware of wolves in sheeps clothing. He also warns us of false prophets. God knew, before He knitted us in our mother’s womb, many would enter this earth as babes and leave the same way; even though they would grow up professing to know him.

It’s never to late to surrender, no matter where you are in your spiritual walk. Be true to yourself. Have you truly surrendered?

May God bless and keep you true to him.

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July 17, 2014 Posted by | Devotionals, Faith, Inspirational Quotes, Very Inspiring Blog Award, WPLongform | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Nominated Very Inspiring Blogger Award Thank You


 

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I am honored to be nominated for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award by ‘Better Not Broken’ http://www.betternotbroken.wordpress.com. Thank you!

I want to thank the author of “Better Not Broken” for nominating my blog. There is nothing more rewarding than being acknowledged for doing something you love. Of course she knows this all too well. Though our life experiences are different we have at least one thing in common, we are God‘s women, as well as sister’s in the struggle. Thank you for taking time to highlight my blog in such a beautiful way.

7 Facts About Me

Jesus Christ is Head of my life.

Inspiring and encouraging others to recognize their own strength motivates me.

My dream job is doing God’s work where ever He sends me .

I blog for Jesus.

Scenic views inspire me to write.

I am a people person

I love my family

15 Blogs I’m nominating for The Very Inspiring Blogger Award

writeshianwrite.wordpress.com               Write Shian Write

kevinlcrow.wordpress.com                         Musings of a Servant of Jesus  Kevin L. Crow

humanity777.wordpress.com                   Humanity 777

mylifeofcrime.wordpress.com                   My Life of Crime domestic-violence

thechurchladyblogs.com                             The Church Lady Blogs

joequatronejr.wordpress.com                  Pastor Joe Quatorne Jr.

blog.godinterest.com                                    God Interest

findinghopessunshine.wordpress.com   Finding Hopes Sunshine

prayerfromtheheart.net                                Prayer From The Heart

thefickleheartbeat.wordpress.com           The Fickle heart beat

lifereference.wordpress.com                       Life reference

myspiritualbreakfast.com                             My Spiritual Breakfast

garylordsway.wordpress.com                     Rev. G.L. Boyett  (Gary Lord’s Way)

angelaschua.wordpress.com                        Angela Schua

lovebrownsugar.com                                      Love Brown Sugar

I love blogs that keep it real, strive to post on a regular basis; are inspirational and informative at the same time. Bloggers who have a flair for injecting a little emotion are my favorite. These blogs are crafted by people who have the gift of gab in the blogosphere. They know how to reach you where you are. Hope you enjoy visiting their sites as much as I have. Happy Blogging.

Oh, it’s optional to accept the nomination. If you do, there are rules to follow.

You can follow my outline:

Compose a Post on your site.

Copy and add the Very Inspiring Blogger Award image

Acknowledge the nomination.

Add a link back to me, the blogger who nominated you.  “See how I provided a link back to [Better Not Broken] which nominated me. Visit that site.

Tell us 7 things about you.

Nominate 15 of your favorite blogs and inform them they’ve been nominated.

Say a little about why you like the 15 blogs.

Keep on keeping on!

Denise Thornton

July 15, 2014 Posted by | Devotionals, Faith, Inspirational Quotes, Very Inspiring Blog Award, WPLongform | , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Is The Devil In The Details?


Inspirational Text Ministry

By Minister Neecy

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Good morning everyone:

Are you ready for the world? “You are, if the Lord is Head of your life.

“Don’t leave home without him!

Ask him everyday to teach you to do his will.

“Teach me to do your will, for you are my God ; may your good spirit lead me on level ground.” Psalm 143:10

Standing on shaky ground with the Master is not a good place to be. Eventually, you get to a point where you just can’t stand it anymore. That’s the spiritually disabling factor.

Before that happens, take a good look at your foundation. Is it built right or is the devil somewhere hiding in the details?

Always pay close attention to the Architect’s plans for your life : you can find them drawn up in the bible, nowhere else!

Not knowing what they are is an invitation for Satan to take over the project. He’s the master at building on shaky ground, nobody wants his finished product in the end!

Have a blessed Monday.

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July 14, 2014 Posted by | Devotionals, Faith, Inspirational Quotes, Quotes, WPLongform | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Take A Break From Yourself


 

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Maybe you need to be still for a minute, so you can see you’re not moving. To live and not grow is to die.

Once you’ve given your all, there’s really nothing more to give. In fact, that’s also a perfect time to give it all to God.

It’s okay, “He already knows it was too much for you to handle.”

The only sure way out of no-way is God’s way! You can’t go wrong, because with God in your life there’s no way to go but up.

You’ve tried it your way, your man’s way, mama’s way, BFF’s way, yet nothing’s worked so far. So, what do you have to lose?

Depending on man to solve problems shuts God out. Whether you know it or not you need him in your life. He enables those He’s chosen and prepared, to find you and show you a way out.

All He asks is that you get down on your knees, if you can; be humbled, broken, ready to do his will and able to pray. While you’re down there in that dark place, stay there as long as it takes “don’t get up, until you feel emptied.” Once you get to that place God will begin to fill you with the Holy Spirit.

“Now all you have to do is watch him change things; it’s that simple!”

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July 13, 2014 Posted by | Devotionals, Faith, Inspirational Quotes, lifestyles, Quotes, WPLongform | , , , , | 1 Comment

Where Is The Love


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Love, love love! Even though I know there’s a possibility I won’t get it back, every time I give it, it’s all good. That’s not to say I’m not concerned about the state of love in our world. In fact, it’s just the opposite.

 Looking at how we treat each other day- to- day simply breaks my heart. Where is the love; that’s a question a Christian should never be asked, if it implies others can’t see God’s love in him or her.

Where is the love when broken people need it most? Sometimes it feels like love is just a game to some people, subject to many time- outs. It’s like they get all “holier than thou” the first chance they get, to call-out somebody on something they perceive as wrong,  and don’t do. They conveniently forget about their own demons, so they can play God in somebody else’s life.

Instead of praying, loving and forgiving, they choose to hate.  How does one speak of God out of the same mouth that spits hate?

We shouldn’t have to collect ourselves, re-group or strategize to be capable of loving our brothers and sisters.

Obviously if one has to do all that, the love of God is not in them. Unconditional love is transparent, never questionable.  Where is the love in hating your brother or sister, gay, straight, black, yellow, red or white, rich or poor?

Loving your brother and sister, as you love yourself is not optional, if you love The Lord!

Minister Neecy

  

July 12, 2014 Posted by | Devotionals, Faith, Inspirational Quotes, Quotes, women's issues | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Brace Yourself


8f560f90f4aa9b5a2aa810306d77f942 The saddest day of anyone’s life is the day they learn they’re not all that. “Not as smart, pretty, rich, successful, as you once thought you were?” The day you get caught in the storm, and begin to feel like you don’t know how to come in out of the rain, is never a good day!

Yet, this day comes for people in all walks of life; doctor,  lawyer,  carpenter,  superstar or homeless person. Guess what? The people who weather these treacherous storms of life best, have Jesus Christ by their side. You see, “The Gospel of Jesus Christ” teaches us we are nothing without God and then life comes along to prove the point.

When you have a relationship with God,  you realize everything down here on earth is temporary. Even more important, you know it all belongs to God anyways and that the Lord gives it and takes it away.

This God-given wisdom prepares all Christians for the storms. All of us will have to weather storms, whether Christian or non. The difference will be in how we weather storms, which hangs on Who you look too for deliverance. It is possible to come out of a storm unscathed, even stronger, if you are a child of God.

Remember, the storm is not the reason one gets beat down or taken up out of here; it’s not having access to adequate shelter, lax preparation, and no-one whose able to lead you out! God is the only true shelter in a storm.

Don’t wait until the storm comes to look for cover. You know it’s coming one day,  so why not prepare by calling on the Lord ahead of time. He doesn’t need to prepare, but you do! “Lord, please give me peace in my storms, so I may come out cleaner and stronger than I was when I went in.” Do you believe God can bring you out?

July 11, 2014 Posted by | Devotionals, Faith, Inspirational Quotes, lifestyles, Quotes | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

pintetest.com: A Clear Clarification of Christianity


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July 10, 2014 Posted by | Devotionals, Faith, Inspirational Quotes, lifestyles, Quotes | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Prayer: How To Trade-in Burdens For Blessings


cae467c0dde931b6341dfb4ce209b82a Your Daily Inspiration Lord, I have identified my burdens, they are more than I can bear. This morning I’ve decided to give them to You. You so much better at carrying heavy loads than I am. Things used to be so simple. That was before life got complicated. I can’t remember when the train left the track, but it did. Once it left the tracks, I had to get off, but the path I chose led me to a fork in the road. “It seems I’ve been standing here for way too long.

My Lord, I don’t know which way to go!” I’m ready to go which ever way you lead me. “Will You lead me?”

Here I stand broken, covered with life’s cuts and bruises, along with their worries. I’m sorry I waited so long, I should have given this load to you years ago. Please forgive me for behaving as if I didn’t know “I can do nothing without you.” Burdens.

The baggage I’ve created continues to drag me down: and guess what “the world won’t let me unload it either.” It seems my kind of baggage generates wealth untold for those willing to prosper on other people’s problems and demons.”

Okay, I know, You already know this: that’s why You command us to obey, put no other god before you, bring it to you in prayer and……allow you to order our steps in your world, unless we want to stumble and fall or lose our way. Burdens. All these things are coming to pass in my life, Lord I need You more than ever before.

Please accept this baggage, I’m so ready to give it up. I promise,  once you lighten my load I’ll increase mine for you.  “Yes, I’m ready to pick up the cross if that’s what it takes to serve you!’

Minister Neecy

July 9, 2014 Posted by | Devotionals, Faith, Inspirational Quotes, Quotes | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Hidden Agendas


Inspirational Text Ministry

By Minister Neecy

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Good morning brothers and sisters:

Let’s talk about agendas. Agendas we set in absence of God, are simply collections of our heart’s selfish desires and motives, to obtain personal gratification or achieve accomplishments unrelated to God’s plan for us.

Those agendas often end up incomplete or flawed in some way. The graveyard is full of them! That’s because, once again:

“God is not part of any life He’s not necessarily in.”

Setting agendas before going to God in prayer , spending time with him, seeking approval or his blessing, suggests there is a hidden agenda!

The question is; who do you do the things you do for, and why?

Is it for self-gratification, applause, recognition, popularity, power, or just because you can?

Well, the bad news for agendas fueled by any of the above is: “Wise men and women know, God will never allow them to order their own steps!”

“God is the only One capable of setting agendas that work in spite of!”

“Because your sins are so many and your hostility so great, the prophet is considered a fool, the inspired man a maniac.” Hosea 9:7

God wants to start setting your agenda…..

Have a blessed day.

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July 6, 2014 Posted by | Devotionals, Faith, Inspirational Quotes, women's issues | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Is Confusion Blocking Your Joy?


Inspirational Text Ministry

By Minister Neecy

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Good morning everyone,

This is the day the Lord has made, let’s rejoice and be glad in it.

” Now, if you find it difficult to rejoice today, don’t blame it on God. “

Instead, take a few minutes to look back over your life.

What do you see?

“Does it read like a book of chaos, comedy of errors, carelessness or a history of life-wrecks?”

If your book of life unfolds “out- of-order” God is not the author!

The key to finding joy hangs on finding the Lord. However, He doesn’t go where He’s not welcome.

Chaos and life-wrecks, caused by yielding to temptation, foolishness, carnal discord and Holy Spirit battles; paint a sign that reads ……

“Lord You Are Not Welcome in My Life.”

Remember, God is not the author of confusion. He needs room to work. Clutter of any kind is a sign of confusion. Whether in your mind, home or heart, you must clear it out in order for God to move in your life.

And, there’s no time better than this moment to get started!

Be blessed!

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July 5, 2014 Posted by | Devotionals, Faith, Inspirational Quotes, Quotes, WPLongform | , , , , | 1 Comment

4 July, 2014 15:30


Inspirational Text Message

From Minister Neecy

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Happy 4th of July everyone:

My mom use to say, God sends you to many places, before He put’s you where He wants you to be. Now that she’s gone, I truly understand what she meant. Until you get to the place where God wants you to be; every other place you go represents a detour, or a pit stop, you can say!

You see, where He wants you to be is rarely where you are, especially in your more youthful years. In essence, you have to go through some stuff, to become worthy of receiving the place God has prepared for you. In other words, you have to first, come to a place where you are no longer the star of the show! “Yes, you must debase yourself, and revert to having the mind-set of a child in a candy store, about receiving the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”

You have to want what He has to give you so bad, your excitement can’t be contained.

This spiritual journey is known as “intentionally seeking God.” It’s also when you make God Head of your life.

“The candy store is the last and most important place on earth you’ll ever be.”

That’s where God puts true believers and that’s the place where He longs for us to be!

“Most travels in life are simply detours.” And, we do a lot of tripping along the way! God’s children are such a handful!

Those detours are God’s training grounds. They prepare us for adversity; teach us how to overcome trials and tribulation; they even strip us of almost everything we thought we couldn’t live without! He even deflates those who are just too full of themselves!

My Lord, it seems that this life repeatedly makes us out of a lie….

Be blessed this beautiful day!

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July 4, 2014 Posted by | Devotionals, Faith, Inspirational Quotes | , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

WHEN IS MY SHIP COMING IN?


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By Minister Neecy

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When is my ship coming in?

When will I stop struggling to make ends meet?

Have you ever found yourself sitting on a pity pot?

I know, it’s kinda early to be pounded with questions. But questions provoke us to think before we speak. Questions also force us to consider telling the truth, even if we decide to be dishonest instead.

God doesn’t want to see us sitting on a pity pot, because going there suggest He didn’t give you something you should have!

Instead, He wants us to get down on our knees and thank him for everything He’s already given us. When you do that, He gives you even more!

Your ship came in when you decided to make Jesus your choice by coming aboard his vessel.

“That was the day He promised. to supply all your needs in exchange for your heart.”

“Don’t look at life as a struggle. Try instead seeing it as a necessary transition, where God furnishes more than adequate provisions; and one that eventually leads to meeting your Lord and Savior in the end.”

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July 3, 2014 Posted by | Devotionals, Faith, Inspirational Quotes, WPLongform | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What About The Children?


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By Minister Neecy
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Good morning everyone,

I woke up thinking: “It shouldn’t hurt to be a child.”

What speaks to me today:

What about the children?

“The epidemic of child abuse, is happening as we speak, all over the world, somewhere; every second of the day.”

“It poses a threat to spiritual and emotional development;as well as to stability of every family within our society.”

This horrific sin is yet another that goes almost unacknowledged, un-publicized and largely ignored by Christians as a whole.

Did you know there is no record of a single incident of child abuse in the bible?

Discipline was not confused with abuse either?

“Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.” Colossians 3:21

So, knowing this, we don’t have to be bible scholars to know child abuse is abhorrent to the Lord.

Also, we have a Godly responsibility to correct wrongs, even in future generations.

“Because you did it to them doesn’t make it right, but it does increase the possibility they will do the same to their children!

Raise them up in the way the Lord directed them to go?

Child abuse is fueled by anger and twisted carnal desires.

The danger in harming God‘s little one’s is grave. He has warned:

“In your anger do not sin: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold.”

Ephesians 4:26-27

But, what about people who see it, ignore it and allow it?

Anger should be confessed to God long before it escalates to hurting a child, physically or emotionally. And, child sexual abuse is a special kind of wrong, especially devious.

Take a minute and think; is there a child in your circle of life dying to be rescued?

June 29, 2014 Posted by | Devotionals, Faith, women's issues, WPLongform | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Truth Is Alive And Real


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By Minister Neecy

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Happy Saturday everyone,

Do you believe the truth will set you free?

When you hear that statement, don’t focus on how you would feel or look, making embarrassing admissions of foolish behavior, bad decisions in life, or on secrets you’d rather no earthly human knew about you. Instead, consider these truths:

God is the same always, yesterday, today and tomorrow. He is the Ultimate Truth, knowing all. He knitted you in your mother’s womb!

In essence, God already knows everything about you. This means the lies you tell yourself, about you, are only too yourself, because God already knows the truth. Let self go, so you can mingle with the Master.

To see clearly in life, you must come to grips with truth. Truth is not relative to one situation, it is constant, never-changing. Truth helps you make good decisions in life. Accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior is the truest and smartest decision man and woman can ever make in life.

God is good isn’t He?

The biggest mistake one can make in life, is to believe he or she is headed in the right direction, but end up going down the wrong road. That happens when you don’t accept truth as your guide.

Because God is Truth, believing in him positions your feet in the right direction. You can never go wrong, following in the footsteps of Jesus Christ. “He will never lead you astray.”

Truth is real…..a person, it is Jesus Christ.

Why not pick up the cross today, tomorrow may be too late!

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June 28, 2014 Posted by | Devotionals, Faith, Inspirational Quotes, Quotes, women's issues, WPLongform | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

God Is The Only One Able To Crack Hardened Hearts


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By Minister Neecy

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Good morning everyone, TGIF, thank God it’s Friday.

“What speaks to me today.”

God is the only One who can crack a Hardened Heart!

If it feels like you’ve waited all your life for a particular person: lover, mother, father, friend or child to forgive you, love you, or accept you: be ready to take that unfulfilled desire to the grave, unless that person accepts the Lord as Savior and Head of their life.

When a person acts or behaves a certain way for so long, undeterred, his or her ways begin to feel normal.

One of the most difficult realizations in life, is to learn that some people in this world are plain evil, mean or just downright hateful. Having a hard heart is such a heavy burden to bear, for both, the loving person and the hateful one. It’s a double whammy when they are blood relatives.

Many years ago, I was having a conversation with my late aunt, Nannie. I shared my frustration about an older co-worker who would never say “good morning back, when I spoke.” I expressed just how mean she was, and that I was just gonna stop saying good morning to her.

Nannie said; don’t let her cause you to be mean and hateful like her. She also said, the woman didn’t get like that over night, so you won’t change her overnight. She added, “usually, when you see a mean and hateful young person, you’re looking at a mean and hateful old person.”

“And Nannie said, they don’t get any sweeter over time.”I’ve found that to be true. Unkind people,well they perfect their skills too over time!

“Basically, you will never find love, where love don’t exist!”

However, we can always put some there, by giving some. But it’s important to remember love is not allowing somebody to mistreat you emotionally or physically. Sometimes you have to Love from afar. Never ever give someone permission to hate on you, by making your heart available to them, unless you want it broken!

Have a blessed day.

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June 27, 2014 Posted by | Devotionals, Faith, Inspirational Quotes, Quotes, women's issues | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Understanding


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By Minister Neecy

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Good morning everyone,

I apologize for being so late but I had a doctor’s appointment this morning.

“What speaks to me today”

I was just thinking about how important it is to get clarity and understanding before making important decisions. I’m sure everyone of you can remember a time when you acted, before thinking the matter through thoroughly. I’ll bet, you can also recall just how badly the outcome was, as a result of being ill-prepared.

The bible tells us to get understanding, above all else! In other words, know what you’re dealing with, before engaging in battle. Misinformation is the mother of most disappointments.

Electing to bypass opportunities that privilege you to sound and complete information about an issue is foolish. It’s much like cherry-picking scripture, avoiding those unfavorably adaptive to portions of your particular lifestyle. Ignorance is no excuse for lack of understanding.

“My prayer today is for God to fill me with a burning desire for the whole-truth, and nothing but the truth; even if it hurts!”

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June 25, 2014 Posted by | Devotionals, Faith, Inspirational Quotes, women's issues, WPLongform | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

What Speaks To Me Today In Prayer


 

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Good morning everyone,

What speaks to me today in prayer:

Lord, I need you to give me wisdom that exceeds my limited worldly knowledge. Today I’m letting go of useless philosophies; they serve no heavenly purpose.

Love means never having to say you’re sorry. Eat and break the plate. Live and let live. Beliefs like these only serve to distance me from You, O Lord. In theory, they sound good, but in reality, they prevent me from obeying your command to love unconditionally, as well as build my house on solid ground. And, I finally realize, “at some point, I’m sure to run out of plates to break!” That would be the day I see my own knowledge and beliefs as shear foolishness!

Touch me Lord, so I can feel the joy and comfort You provide to those who trust in You, for all things, including; discretion and discernment. Its high time I stop allowing man’s miniscule, self-proclaimed brilliance to shape my eternity. Amen

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June 24, 2014 Posted by | Devotionals, Faith, Inspirational Quotes, lifestyles, Quotes, WPLongform | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Change


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By Minister Neecy
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Good morning everyone,
Do you know why people are so resistant to change? Times up! We are resistant because change brings about opposition, upsetting that which we’ve learned to be comfortable with. But, no matter how uncomfortable it is to change, we at least have to try. Once God sees effort, He will step in and make you a new creature in him.

If you haven’t recognized the error of your ways yet, this message is for you.

If you have, it’s for you to get the message to somebody who needs to change their life.

Let’s get busy. Have a blessed day!

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June 19, 2014 Posted by | Devotionals, Faith, Inspirational Quotes, women's issues | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lord Teach Me How


 

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Isaiah 51:7 – “Hear me, you who know what is right, you people who have taken my instruction to heart: Do not fear the reproach of mere mortals or be terrified by their insults.

Taking God’s instruction to heart is key to reflecting evidence He is the Head of your life. The faith He speaks of, which comes by hearing and believing; even though evidence of the thing is not seen; by far, a show of belief remains the most crucial proof of one’s obedience and trust in The Lord.

Every day I find myself anticipating; asking for something resembling a miracle, it seems. My struggle with that, well, it’s making sure my request includes complete trust in You, O Lord. In my mind, I pray with faith for a favorable outcome, ahead of time. Lord, I just need you to listen, and sync my heart with my mind. Yes, I need You to take away any doubt in my heart, while prohibiting me from placing a question mark, where You have placed a period. “I’m guilty of that sometimes.”

Lord, all I want when I pray, hangs on having a deeper relationship with You. “Please don’t allow doubt to cloud my judgement, to a point where it negatively effects my eternal fate.”

While I’m a work in progress, which will be, until I go by way of the dirt; or until You return, which ever comes first, perfect in your child the necessary discipline to accomplish powerful prayer. Make me expect to receive nothing but good things as a result of my prayer and supplication.

Lord, can You shape my lips, to forever, only utter words, worthy of one who honors and believes in the God who never changes. Amen
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June 18, 2014 Posted by | Devotionals, Faith, Inspirational Quotes, lifestyles, women's issues, WPLongform | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Identifying Blessings


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By Minister Neecy
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Good morning everyone,
I pray you identified your blessings from yesterday, regardless of how they manifested. Some of mine came through general conversation, with people.

Thank God I’ve learned to listen closer to what people’s words are not saying, than to what I hear them speak. God is all around us and I thank him for hearing our troubles. If it were not for him I don’t know where I would be; but I do know I wouldn’t be in a good place!

Lord please grant you children unshakable faith so that they may engage in constant communication with You.

This is my prayer for each and every one of us. Have a blessed day!

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June 17, 2014 Posted by | Devotionals, Faith, Inspirational Quotes, WPLongform | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

One Day At A Time


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By Minister Neecy
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Good morning everyone: We’ve all heard “Rome wasn’t built in a day,” yet more times than not we find ourselves wishing for something reserved for tomorrow. “One day at a time” is more than an old saying. When we try to live for tomorrow; we end up biting off more than we can chew. God wants us to make the most of today and leave tomorrow for him to figure out. It’s not that complicated.

Happy Monday!

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June 16, 2014 Posted by | Devotionals, Faith, Inspirational Quotes, Quotes | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Happy Father’s Day Again…..To My Dad RIP


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By Minister Neecy
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Happy Father’s Day to all of you dads out there. Happy Father’s Day to my dad who left us on Father’s Day in 2008. RIP daddy, I thank you for the lessons you taught me when you were alive. I can’t tell you how many times I find myself thinking about something you told me, back in the day, that’s coming to fruition today. Your wisdom surpassed many who professed to be smarter than the average bear…Lol.

To fathers who are still here: “If you feel in your heart, you should be giving your off-spring more of your heart; today is as good a day as any.” None of us are perfect, including mothers, yet we need each other to raise spiritually and emotionally healthy children. Father’s are so vital to the family. If you don’t know your worth, just look around and take note of what some children become without you in their lives.

Happy happy Father’s Day again!

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June 15, 2014 Posted by | Devotionals, Faith, Father's Day, Inspirational Quotes, Quotes, WPLongform | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

At The Head Of Her Class, And Homeless : NPR: BOSSIP.com


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Real people, real issues. Most people can’t fathom ever being homeless. It’s just not a place our minds take us. But, in reality a large percentage of Americans are one paycheck away from homelessness. What I’m saying is; a lot of people don’t have a cushion or nest egg. They live from paycheck to paycheck, not because they want too, they have no other choice. Usually victims of circumstance, economy, or their environment.

The young lady in Bossip’s post falls victim to all three! However, I love that she knows her strength and that she’s special, favored and deserving of much more than her immediate situation affords her. In all of her darkness she manages to find light, which transfers to hope. Hope is what’s keeping her fueled up, fired up and ready to take on a world that’s all but written her off.. I say, you go girl!

 

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June 15, 2014 Posted by | Devotionals, Faith, women's issues | , , , , , | Leave a comment

God’s Vessels Need Some Love


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By Minister Neecy

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"Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God." Matthew 5:8

The heart is the mothership of the soul: when it’s broken nothing else works.

In fact, the heart is so vital and crucial in this life, God put it in a vessel. That vessel is our body, it functions as the hearts cover.

The hearts cover must be properly maintained, inside and out, and religiously, to be effective. The recipe for keeping God’s vessel pristine can be found in the Word. It begins with a ‘helping’ of appreciation for life, a double scoop of unconditional love, sprinkles of joy, a cup of humility and whole lot of self-control.

"Be careful how you treat your body, mind and soul; you only get one!

Have a wonderful day!

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July 19, 2014 Posted by | Devotionals | Leave a comment

A Life Lesson on Christian Maturity


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By Minister Neecy

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Good morning everyone,

In error, sometimes we assume people who go to church love the Lord with all their heart….sorry not so!

If you don’t believe me consider their actions, both verbal and physical, before you follow in their footsteps.

In other words, "does the life they live outside and inside, indicate involvement in a continual process of surrendering to God?"

Do you see evidence of humility, compassion, steadfastness, love and genuine kindness toward others?

See, it’s really not that complicated to discern, especially if you yourself, through your own personal experience, understand that maintaining Christian maturity is a life long process.

It’s not something you get down to a science, that’s why God gives us grace; it covers us during those times we fail to surrender!

Keep in mind, "it’s impossible to be in submission to God and Satan at the same time!" Therefore it’s also impossible to ever confuse one’s intended target of surrender.

"Your actions always speak louder than words."

Things we love, long to accumulate, control or hurt; paint vivid pictures of our relationship with Jesus Christ.

That’s why the Lord tells us to beware of wolves in sheeps clothing. He also warns us of false prophets. God knew, before He knitted us in our mother’s womb, many would enter this earth as babes and leave the same way; even though they would grow up professing to know him.

It’s never to late to surrender, no matter where you are in your spiritual walk. Be true to yourself. Have you truly surrendered?

May God bless and keep you true to him.

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July 17, 2014 Posted by | Devotionals | Leave a comment

The Chair of Commitment or Conflict: Which One Have You Chosen?


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One Sunday morning in church, a young pastor by the name of Stephan Lorenz preached a sermon entitled ” What Chair Are You Sitting In.” Before getting too far into his sermon he placed 2 empty chairs in front of the pulpit. One chair represented conflict, the other commitment.

Pastor instructed the congregation to choose which chair they sit in, and to take our time deciding. A bit of hesitation to come clean, hung over the crowd. After a minute or two, pretty much everybody seemed to have come to grips with which chair held their fate. The funny thing is, nobody disclosed which chair they sit in.

The way Pastor Lorenz set the stage for his sermon was very good thought-provoking and effective. I believe each one of us left there a little wiser about the state of our salvation.

Using visual tools to reach people is nothing new. They not only force you to focus on something real that you can touch, they also take you to a place where you can see yourself clearly by association.

Well, I’m proud to say, these days I sit in the chair of commitment. And even though it’s lonely sometimes, I know I’m never alone.

“Father thank you, for finally sitting my butt down in the right chair!”

Denise Thornton

July 15, 2014 Posted by | Devotionals, Faith, Inspirational Quotes, lifestyles, Very Inspiring Blog Award, WPLongform | , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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