The things of God

People’s perception of God is from a distorted view of their life’s exchanges.

Through the filtered lens of their experiences, feelings and beliefs. Our minds can not conceive the things of God. Our thinking is too limited. When we figured out one thing, God reveals other areas of our limits. 


I’ve learned to be open to wherever God chooses to dwell.  Not to put my thoughts or how I think God ‘should’ feel.

Not to think I know what He will do. 
God is not subject to my will, though He promises to hear me when I call and will consider my desires.  He is God all by Himself.

He doesn’t need my help. The God I serve is a Healer, Redeemer and Restorer.

He has granted us gifts, wisdom and discernment as a way to reveal Himself.


God will bless who He wants, reach people in places they think He can’t go. He is not limited to a place, space, time or circumstances. 
God is not afraid of the things we are afraid of.  He made ALL things – He knows the heart of everything He created.  

Think about when people say ‘God is going to do this, God is going to show this person that?’ He knew about that thing before your mind conceived it, before you were exposed to the action or behavior. 

Let the Word and the love of God line up with what we think we know. 


“No one can know a person’s thoughts except that person’s own spirit, and no one can know God’s thoughts except God’s own Spirit.” ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭2:11‬ ‭NLT


 “Who can know the Lord’s thoughts? Who knows enough to teach him?” ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭2:16‬b NLT‬‬

“There is no other god like you, O Lord; you forgive the sins of your people who have survived. You do not stay angry forever, but you take pleasure in showing us your constant love.”
‭‭Micah‬ ‭7:18‬ ‭GNT‬‬

“God’s way is perfect. All the Lord’s promises prove true. He is a shield for all who look to him for protection.”
‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭22:31‬ ‭NLT‬‬

“God’s way is perfect. All the Lord’s promises prove true. He is a shield for all who look to him for protection.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭18:30‬ ‭NLT‬‬

“Every word of God proves true. He is a shield to all who come to him for protection. Do not add to his words, or he may rebuke you and expose you as a liar.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭30:5-6‬ ‭NLT‬‬




Would you believe me?

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Would you you believe me:

If I told you I was born to drug addicted parents?

If I told you, my parents did not graduate high school and were unmarried teenagers when they had me?

If I told you my life was set up to fail?

If I told you the dysfunction I was born into?

If I told you, I repeated the cycle and had my son at 17?

If I told you, I use to wear hand me downs until I was old enough to get my own job?

If told you, I grew up in the roughest neighborhoods in Boston?

If I told you, I ran with friends that sold drugs, carried weapons and destroyed people’s lives?

If I told you, I lost friends, some really close friends, to gang violence and jail?

If I told you there was a period in life, I was going to a funeral every month?

If I told you, one of those funerals had an infant casket?

If I told you, I would never wear skirts and my favorite clothes was timberland boots, baggy jeans and oversized shirts?

If I told you, I never liked attention or how I looked?

If I told you, for a short time living with one of my parents, I use to hide my money and jewelry?

If I told you, I didn’t celebrate graduating high school but was glad to not be a victim of the street?

If I told you, I  ran the streets with a group of girls fighting rivals?

If I told you, I had anger issues?

If I told you, I almost went to jail (posted on the wall while they searched my car)?

If I told you, college didn’t seem like a possibility?  I was just glad to survive.

If I told you, I ran into a crack house to ‘rescue’ one of my closest friends?  Her mom called me – scared for her daughter’s life and I went straight to the projects (by myself) to find her.

If I told you, I never had my own room until I moved on my own?

If I told you, that son I had was never suppose to walk?

If I told you, I lived in the hospital for two months while that son recovered?

If I told you, I moved away (as soon as I could) out of concern for my son being caught in crossfire?

If I told you, I was so depressed I went from a size 6 to size 0 in three months?

If I told you, I could not even get out of bed for almost a year?

If I told you, they prescribed me tons of medication?

If I told you, the doctors said I would never recover but to hope for some sense of function?

What if I told you, I not only recovered but I prospered beyond anyone’s expectation in every area of my life? Exceedingly, Abundantly, Beyond what I could ask or think.

Babe and I

Would you believe if I told you that was the woman you see?

One word from God – shift my entire world and none of what happened could change the trajectory He would send me to.

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
    before you were born I set you apart;
    I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” – Jeremiah 1:5

This is not just something I do, my life is Ministry.   You can’t tell me Nothing!!

 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” – Jeremiah 29:11

 

My testimony – ‘Reckless Love’ by Steffany Gretzinger | Bethel Music

My confession – ‘Bless Up’ by Koryn Hawthorne

 

 

 

They just keep testing me….

It is important that you are not deceived.  You must know God’s Word and what He says and know His instructions to YOU.

“Then he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace.” – Luke 8:48 NIV

Inspiration (Listen below):


***Movies referenced are listed here below (after the scriptures) – select the link***


Meditate on the words of this song:

Song: You Know My Name ft. Jimi Cravity by Tasha Cobbs Leonard

Scripture references:

Proverbs 4:23 NIV       Galatians 5:1

2 Peter 1:3                      Luke 8:43-48

Romans 8:11                 Hebrews 12:2 NKJV  

Luke 10:19                      John 16:33

1 Thessalonians 1:5           Philippians 4:8b NLT

Jeremiah 1:5                     James 1:12 ESV

Genesis 3:1                         Psalms 139:23-24 NKJV

2 Corinthians 2:9-11         Psalm 1:1-2 GNT

Revelation 12:9

John 8:44b NLT

Matthew 4:1-11

John 8:36


Movie Reference:

God’s Not Dead

God’s Not Dead 2

The Shack