Wednesday, 17 March 2010
This has been an interesting week for me. What I've learned is that distractions come to take us off the path God has ordained for us. Distractions cause us to say or dwell on what we see rather than say or dwell on what the Word of God says. I found myself here for a minute...but when I finally came to myself...(look out devil!!!!!)
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Thursday, 18 February 2010
Let Go and Let God
My new computer came yesterday after being held up at the FED EX facility in Maryland for over a week due to the recent blizzard of 2010. I posted this comment on my facebook page, "Finally, I've moved into the 21st Century."
My old computer was quite tempermental; it worked on it's own time clock, and stop on a dime when it wanted to. So, now I am in computer heaven, a little hyperbole...yes. This whole incident reminded me of how we tightly hold on to old things. Rather than moving forward and grasping the new things God has for us, we are stuck in a rut, squeezing out every ounce of life or juice that is left in the old things.
What old thing(s) are you holding on to that have lost thier usefulness? Is it a relationship, a habit, old thinking, or like myself your old computer? What I've found out is that holding on to old things creates tremendous efforts and are time wasters. When we refuse to let go of people and things, frustrations and anger results. So how do we let go? Let's start with your mind. Scripture teaches, "We have the mind of Christ."
Our thoughts ...old thinking...keep us from letting go. If you think you can't, my friend, you can't. As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. I heard one tele-evangelist encouraging people to fast from wrong thinking. I want all the things God has prepared for me. They are already mine. But if I cannot let go of the old....He will not release the new. Today, I let go and let God.
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Saturday, 17 October 2009
Fall is in the air.
The changing of the climatic seasons brings to mind the climatic seasons for writers. "What! Writers have seasons too?" you asked. "Absolutely." Do you know which season you are in as a writer?
A few years ago, I wrote a column on "Discovering your Writer's Season." For the sake of this post, I will recap some of the verbiage from that column concerning Autumn (aka) Fall as it relates symbolically to writers.
Autumn symbolizes the mature or golden years of a writer's life. Sometimes, dramatic changes occur during this season. For instance, the empty-nester syndrome includes adult children going off to college, marrying or joining the military. Or in other instances, adult children of empty nesters move back into the family home bringing their extended families with them because of the challenging economical woes.
So how does all of this relates to writers? Often, I refer to my writings as babies (they are conceived and birthed too). An empty nest is symbolic to writer's block where one may feel empty and void of purpose. Have you had those days when you have felt empty and void of purpose? When you turned on your computer, you found yourself staring at an empty computer screen. This has happened to me on more occasions than I can count.
However, I have discovered that journaling is a good remedy for writer's block. One day the empty nester syndrome or writer's block stared me in my face. Putting ink to paper, I penned, "...What's on my heart? My heart is my core...my center...my spirit. It's where I am truthful and honest with me...." After journaling, six pages of writings were yielded from this exercise. Journaling cured my writer's block and my climatic season changed from Autumn (aka) Fall to early Spring (I will address in a separate post).
You can identify and change your writer's season too. Write on!
Tuesday, 25 August 2009
Are You Too Blessed to Be Stressed?
Today I read the entire books of II John and III John. Afterwards, I flipped back to Jeremiah Chapter 20 and read it too. Then I penned in my journal, "To live is to love like Jesus; to imitate Him in love and in the truth of His Word."
I know without a shadow of doubt that I really love God with every fiber of my being; and I KNOW He really really loves me too. But over the last few weeks, my love walk has been severely tested.
You've heard the saying, "I'm too blessed to be stressed." That's what I thought until we started some home renovations a few weeks ago. Seeing the finished product completed in a professional and efficient manner is my goal. However, this wasn't the case. Cluttered furniture, piles of wooded and tiled debris were strewn idly on the floors well beyond the promised deadline. My peace was shattered, and my stress levels soared through the roof. Needless to say, my love walk...well, for a minute it walked too. But I was reminded to re-read I Corinthians 13 (aka) "The love chapter" which is one of my favorite chapters. So what lessons did I learned from all of this?
(2) I was too busy focusing on the renovations to my brick and mortar house that the love foundation from my spiritual house got shaky and started unraveling from the core. I wish I could tell you that the home renovations are completed and everything is hunky-dory, but not so.
Finally, with my finite mind, I cannot comprehend the vastness of God's love for me. But, if I am to imitate Him in love and in the truth of His Word, I have to love unconditionally like Him...and nothing else matters.
Tuesday, 16 June 2009
Patience During Desperate Times
Patience taught me how to pray and wait on God's timing for His plans and purposes to unfold and manifest where writing and speaking were concerned. Patience + preparation = manifestation.
When we go through the fiery furnace of afflictions (notice I said through because we will make it to the other side) God is with us. We will not be consumed by the fire or will it singed a single hair on our head. This is a testing of our faith to see if we believe God's promises. Does not the Word say in Romans 5:3, "...tribulation works patience...?" James 1: 3-4 paraphrased, that the trying of our faith works patience. But we should let patience have her perfect work that we become perfect (mature) and entire (whole) and wanting nothing (no lack)...and that's really good news.
During your desperate times, use the key of patience to unlock every door and possess every blessing and promotion that God has inscribed with your name.
Tuesday, 31 March 2009
A Call to the Nations
Can you hear the voice of God calling unto His people to return unto Him for the healing of the land? The world is looking to the government for solutions to the meltdown in the economic crisis invading throughout the land. But Isaiah 9:6, says, "...and the Government shall be upon His shoulder..."
Prayer: "Father, burn Your words in the hearts of your people as they witness to the world of your amazing love and goodness. When they humble, pray, seek and turn; You have promised to hear forgive, and heal. That's awesome! Will you take Him at His Word?
Tuesday, 24 March 2009
My normal stance on politics is "Shush.....keep my opinions silent." But today, I decided to speak out on the "laughing matter." On Sunday, President Obama appeared on CBS "60 minutes." During certain phases of the interview while responding to the host's questions on the perils of the economy, he laughed. Well...the sparks of criticisms started erupting like firecrackers all over the media networks. The heat intensified and raged like wildfires among his critics. My stance on the laughter, "President Obama got it right...your critics were wrong."
Monday, 23 March 2009
New Title for Blog
"...And who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?" (Esther 4:14).
Today marks the official launching of the new title for my blog "Signs of the Tynes: Prophetically Speaking for Such a Time as This!" While the old title "Blogging in the Spirit" originated with the creation of my blog, it's now time for me to move forward and walk in the season of change that has been destined for me. So my prayer and praise, "Father, thank you for giving me this title and the foundational scripture. Now give me the wisdom to apply the knowledge that I've been taught and the understanding I need that will bring glory to you in Jesus' Name."
Saturday, 13 December 2008
Speak the Word
Maxx and I had a pleasant walk today. Lately, I have found myself trying to tune out the many chaotic voices of the T.V. especially the 24-hour news channels like CNN and MSNBC. Walking renews my mind and my spirit. Walking helps me to turn off the voices of the world around me, and tune inwardly and listen to the voice of the Word of God. I rejoice in the truth of God's Word and not in the lies and mischief emanating from satanic forces in the world. There are so many reasons to be concerned and yet prayerful about the economical and financial crises. However, if we find ourselves worrying and fearing about them, we are not standing in faith on the promises of the Word of God. Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever. "For all the promises of God in Him are "yea" (that's yes) and in Him "Amen" (so be it) unto the Glory of God by us" (2 Cor. 1:20).
It is finished!
Friday, 19 October 2007
The Heart of My Father
Insights gathered as I Meditated on Psalm 119
Psalms 119 has always been one of my favorite Psalms. The Psalm focuses primarily on the Word of God. King David expresses his love for God's Word throughout. This one Psalm incorporates everything we need because the law of the Lord is perfect.
Throughout my own Christian journey, I have incorporated many verses into my prayers. One of the main lessons I have learned by reading and meditating on this Psalm is that in order for me to reach the heights and depths of spiritual maturity in the Lord, I must remain humble and teachable. Like David, my desire is to hear my Daddy say, "That's my daughter. She is after my own heart." Is this the desire of your heart too? Selah.
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