Have you ever let a person’s outer appearance determine whether or not you speak or love on them? As sad as it may seem, I know I have been guilty of this and God dealt with me big time on it. I’ve even said to God at times “there are some crazy people out there and I don’t want to get caught up in any mess.” It was like I was trying to find any little reason to back out of stuff. I do believe God gives us wisdom and the Holy Spirit will compel us to approach those that are in need. But sometimes God may make us do something out of the ordinary.
In todays society there are so many people dealing with AIDS, addictions, prostitution, colts and all sorts of other problems. It is sad to know that some people, even believers have rejected these people.
In Mark 1:40-41 it reads; A man with a skin desease came to Jesus. He fell to his knees and begged Jesus, “You can heal me if you will.” Jesus felt sorry for the man so he reached out his hand and touched him and said, “I will. Be healed.” NCV
A simple touched from Jesus made a world of a difference in that man’s life. Jesus was not concerned by the man’s apperance, character, sickness or anything. He just saw a man in need who was depending and believing in Him.
We have the opportunity to make a huge difference in our community if not the world! But as Jesus did, to make a differnce we have to be willing to be different and do things that may take us out of our comfort zone. Let’s be filled with the same compassion Jesus had. We have to do things with the love of God. Without God’s love we are nothing (1 Corinthians 13: 1-2).
Let’s Love everybody and not shy away from those in need!
Sunday was an incredible day and I have a lot to be thankful for. Each day, it is like God reveals to me more and more why I had to go through the things I went through growing up. I have truly came a long way through the mercy, grace and favor of God. I thank God for my amazing family, friends, career and a phenomenal church. Calvary is da BOMB! Words can’t describe how cool the ministry and staff is! Yesterday, Calvary celebrated 10 years with Pastors Raley, Troy and their wives. They have truly been a blessing and have deposited so much into my life. I thank God for them. I know that I have grown so much under their ministry out of the four years I’ve attended Calvary and lived in the FLA.
Thank you Jesus!
What an incredible day so far! Today the Shine Team and many other volunteers gathered together in the Calvary Gymnaisum. We were celebrating the Back to School Bash! Hundreds of kids were bused in from different neighborhoods. As they made their entrance into the gym, they were welcomed with cheers, screams, and excitement from the Shine Team and Leaders. This particular Outreach event gives kids the opportunity to come to know God if they don’t already have a relationship with Him. The event is full of Praise and Worship, Games, Dancing and just lots of fun with jesus. At the end of the service the kids are equipped with backpacks and supplies and most importantly, Jesus Christ. What an awesome way to start off the school year. This event gets Larger and Larger every year. God is so awesome!
Shout out to Pastor Jennifer and everyone who was involved!
A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones. Proverbs 17:22
Laughter is one of the great gifts God has given us. We often take life and things way too serious. Truth of the matter is, there is a time to be serious and a time to Just have fun but I just wanted to encourage everyone to be happy and laugh a little. Even in our difficult times we must rejoice in the Lord always. Don’t let the daily stresses of life take your joy.
The joy of the Lord is our strength!
We all know that the enemy is out to destroy us and our destiny. The last thing he wants us to do is to go to a higher place in God. He will boldly lie to us. He will temp us. He will cause fear and try to rip apart our passions. He will try to convince us to just be comfortable where we are in life or to even step back a little bit, because we have so many responsibilities. Sometimes the enemy’s approach is not always so evident. It can be a slow and steady process, like carbon monoxide. It seeps into our bloodstream, and before we know it, we are asleep and now numb to God.
Jesus will always give us the grace to make the right choices in life. We may be hurting or discouraged, but His hand is always available and reaching out to us, to guide us through the difficult times. We just have to stay focused and keep our eyes on Christ by spending more time with Him.
If you are reading this and are struggling with any issues whether past or present, be encouraged that there is nothing too difficult for God. In the pass, there are some things that the mercy and grace of God has broken from my own life. We can not let sin distract us from the amazing plans God has for us. In Christ, we have the power to change.
Scriptures that have encourged me…
Luke 1:37: For with God nothing is ever impossible and no word from God shall be without power or impossible of fulfillment.
Romans 8:37: Yet amid all these things we are more than conquerors and gain a surpassing victory through Him Who loved us.
1 John 4:4: You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.
Isaiah 54:17: No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.
If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if i have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing. 1 Corinthians 13: 1-2
Today when I arrived home from dance rehearsal, I was just thinking about the how talented people are in the world. From athletes to artist, singers, actors and of course, the dance crew “HYPE” 🙂 There are so many talented people out there, but it is so much more to it than just being a gifted individual. It is important for us to be filled with the love of God. To walk with a pure heart and mind. We can possess so many talents and be so great at what we do, but without God’s love, we are nothing.
God I thank you for the talents you have blessed me with. I pray that your love will continue to grow stronger in all of your children’s lives so that we will be much more than just a clanging cymbal.
What’s up everyone? I finally decided to do the blog thing, with some influence from close friends. As some of you may know I am the Dance Ministry Director at Calvary Christian Center. I have also done choreography for other ministries and helped them launch dance at their churches. For a profession, I work for Strang Communications in Lake Mary, FL as a graphic artist. I love my job! Also, my boss and co-workers are amazing! God has given me the awesome opportunity to design book covers and ads for christian authors such as: John Hagee, John & Lisa Bevere, Judy Jacobs and Joyce Meyers. I thank Him for the talents He has blessed me with and I made a promise that it will all be used to glorify His Kingdom. I love working with and helping people. It’s important for me to have a “be there” attitude. I have been blessed to have so many people to help me throughout life and now it is my time to give back. Even though there are some people that I can’t repay directly because they have passed on. I can still help by loving on others and being there for them.