Prayer - We Are Grateful

Father God we thank you and praise you once again. This is the day that you have made and we have purposed in our heart to worship you and to rejoice in you. We are blessed that you have spared us your wrath and favored us by your preservation of our lives. We are grateful for in you there is fullness of joy and pleasures at your right hand forevermore. Help us to stay focused on you and to delight ourselves in you. As you promised, when we do that which you have asked, you will grant us the desires of our heart. So let the godly sing for joy to you Lord, for it is fitting for us to praise you.

WTW Series 22 - Vacation Time In St.Kitts & Nevis, Home Is Where The Heart Is

St. Kitts Marriot Resort & The Royal Beach Casino - one of the most beautiful places to stay on the island
There is no place like home! Add the word vacation and there you have it, vacation time in my twin island homeland of St.Kitts & Nevis. I breathed a huge sigh of relief at the start of this past week, simply because the day for the start of my month long vacation had finally arrived. Aside from everything else, it was that time for myself. I longed for the day when I could sleep in late and go at my own leisurely pace. I would not miss the constant ring of the telephone at the office, at least for a while - a well deserved break from the hustle and the bustle of the long work days.

Diversity And Change Equals Growth And Increase In Your Life

I relish the idea of diversity and change simply because both I believe brings growth and increase into my life. I am constantly looking for those opportunities whereby I can follow my heart and my passion to digress into certain areas and to experience the results. Mark you, not all changes will bring about good results. The word of God has made that very clear in Proverbs 16: 25 (NIV) saying, "There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death." Not necessarily a physical death, but more so a spiritual one. But here are some of the good about diversity and change that I speak of.

It's My 1st Birthday And I'm Having Fun!

One moment please while I figure how to get this on...Oh did I tell you? It's my 1st birthday! Yeah!

Prayer For Victory Over Strongholds And Addictions

Father we come boldly to your throne of grace and mercy as we present an offering and a sacrifice of praise to you. You have awakened us this new day and breathed the breath of life into us. We pray for victory over sin, strongholds and addictions that is hindering our walk with you. We recognize our frailties and that on our own we are no match for our adversary the Devil who is about like a roaring lion, and seeking whom he may devour. Through your wisdom and strength, God we ask that you help us to abstain from all temptations and appearances of evil. Help us to be steadfast, unmovable, and to continually abound in your strength.

WTW Series 21 - Pope Francis' Surprising Comments: Says Church Is 'Obsessed' With Gays, Abortion And Birth Control

In one of his most extensive and revealing interview since he was elected in March 2013, Pope Francis has sent shock waves through the Roman Catholic church on Thursday with the publication of his remarks that the church had grown "obsessed" with matters such as abortion, gay marriage and contraception. As reported by the New York Times, the Popes' surprising comments came in an interview in which it is said that he criticized the church for putting dogma before love, and for prioritizing moral doctrines over serving the poor and the marginalized.

Under this papacy's leadership, one can expect, as articulated in his vision, an inclusive church, a "home for all." And while it is true that the Popes' interview did not change church doctrine or policies, it is evident that it has instantly changed its tone. Here are some excerpts from the Popes' interview with a fellow Jesuit:

Courage To Find Your True Love Again

Shattered. Broken. I don't want to do this again. Mixed feelings. The courage is gone. Thoughts of being hurt again. Remembering how great the pain was, yet it's like I'm loosing control of myself not knowing where the next step will take me from here. If only I could express the river of fear that runs deep within at times. Not being able to see around the bend, doubt creeps in leaving me petrified. But then comes your soft whisper, "only believe. All things are possible, have faith, just believe!"

Those of us that have been through the pain of a broken relationship, a broken marriage, a broken home, or a loss of that nature, often times find ourselves struggling to fit in and to find our true love in life again. I personally struggle greatly because, I know deep within that I made wrong decisions before and I just could not bear with the humiliation and the pain again.

Moment Of Inspiration: Quote - What Is Your Level Of Awareness

"Even when no one is seeing you, God is watching your actions always. Do everything with that awareness." ~ Sri Sathya Sai Baba

As I walked along the hallway this morning, I looked up against the wall and there was a particular image that jumped right out at me. It is not the first time that this has happened, but today, I felt like taking some action, more like taking matters into my own hand and just remove it from the place it has been hanging for some time now. In that quick instance though, I had a change of mind and as I made my way into the elevator, I became consciously aware, that even if I did remove the image because I felt no one was in sight to see me, God is always looking and He sees everything.

I also questioned my level of awareness. How aware am I in other areas of my life? What is your level of awareness?

Prayer - Blessed Are The Peacemakers

Dear God we come before your throne of grace once again in holy reverence and submission to your word and your Holy Spirit. Your word declares in Matthew 5:9, "blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God" and your word shall not return void unto you without accomplishing what it was sent forth to do. We thank you for those that are doing everything possible at this time to bring about peace here on this earth and to ensure peaceful resolution in places torn apart by violence and atrocities against mankind.

Give world leaders strategy and birth fresh new ideas in them where they can sit at the same table and come to amicable decisions to push forward with your agenda and not any personal agenda of their own such as greed, corruption and power. May they come into submission to your will and guidance. Replace every stony heart with a heart of flesh that would replicate mercy and compassion for others. Help them to understand that you are the one who give promotion, to place them in office to govern over nations and you are the same one who can remove them through their lack of obedience to your word.

WTW Series 20 - Change, Transition And Shift - How Prepared Are You?

In John 15: 1-2, Jesus says, "I am the true vine, and My Father is the vine dresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit."

Over the past few days, I have encountered many who are going through a process of pruning. I like to call it a 'shake up,' or the days that are unusually challenging. I noticed it first in my own life, then at my workplace, as well as one ministry in particular that I have been asked to preside over. I must admit, no on likes to be pruned and no one like 'shake ups.' Both comes with some measure of pain and suggest to me a time for change, a season of transition and a shift. So my questions, how prepared are you for what lies ahead? If you've already gone through your pruning season, did the pruning and 'shake up' caught you off guard? Were you surprised by the leaves that fell off?

Moment Of Inspiration - Quote On Rejection That Would Change Your Life

"Rejection is not an indication that you were not chosen, it's a sign that the person who rejected you feels threatened by your presence."

I have had many experiences in my life with rejection that I can write an entire book on the subject matter. But each time, I learn a lesson that is different from the one before. Something new about me is always revealed. I understand that the more I am navigated into my purpose and the closer that I get to that goal, the more rejection that I would encounter. Not necessarily from strangers, or even the enemy, but often times it's from the persons that are closest to you.

Prayer For Wisdom, Guidance And Direction

Dear God, the only one who sits high upon your throne and look down low, we ascribe all the praise to you. We offer ourselves as a living sacrifice of praise, because praise is comely. We come seeking you for wisdom, guidance and direction. May the power of your Holy Spirit saturate and rejuvenate us afresh and give direction in every secret place in our lives. We pray for those that are wounded, hurting and broken who could not get answers all this time - Lord may your Spirit overshadow them, may your angels encamp about them and woo them into your presence where they can find the answer, peace and comfort they have been lacking for so long. Lord we pray for marriages to be healed - with you all things are possible and we declare there is no irreconcilable difference for those who sincerely put their trust in you and wait upon you for wisdom, guidance and direction.

Week That Was Series 19: Be Quick To Listen, Slow To Speak And Slow To Wrath

The week that was series began this past April 13th 2013.  It was another way to add diversity to my blog and to summarize in one post pivotal moments of the week, that is, interesting highlights of my personal life, news, views, book and blog reviews, and tweets, especially those that made headline and went viral. But quite unlike those Saturdays past, it is a little different today. You see, all this past week, one line that kept on coming up in my prayer was, "Lord help me to be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to anger and wrath." In my attempt to get the full understanding of what I was really asking God to do in my life, I have reason to pause today, to consciously silence the noise around me and to meditate upon the word that I may be enlightened, revived and refreshed with God's peace.

T.D. Jakes Presents "Winnie Mandela" The Movie, Opens In Theatres Today September 6, 2013

Mega Preacher, Bishop T. D. Jakes is doing once again and has dubbed today September 6th 2013 as "Today's the day!" on The Potter's House/ T.D. Jakes Ministries facebook page, as he presents the movie "Winnie Mandela." The movie opens in cities across the USA today in Dallas, Detroit, Atlanta, Chicago, New York, LA and DC. In it, Jennifer Hudson portrays Winnie Mandela from her childhood through her marriage and her husband's incarceration, while Terrence Howard portrays Nelson Mandela. View the official Winnie Mandela movie trailer below..

Moment Of Inspiration - Quote On Excellence

"Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives, choice not chance determines your destiny." Aristotle

I also believe that excellence is an art - it's a gift that we are born with that everything that we set our heart and mind to do, turns out to be at the top of the class or at the top of the corporate ladder. On the other hand, plans must be carefully executed - at the right time, with the right intentions, with the right amount of resources and with the right people.  It's a choice that we have to consciously make each day, that whatever we set out to do each day, will be done with excellence!

Have a blessed day everyone!

A Piece Of My Passion

No one is good at everything. You need me and I need you. No one has all the answers, let's just admit it beyond a shadow of a doubt, you know that it's true. I cannot imagine what my life would be without yours. I'm so lost without you - you are the air that I breathe. I need you, I can't be without you. With you I have found my secret resting place where I can lay down my heart and trust in you that it is safe.

Your love is unconditional and it's like no other. A breath of fresh air, my sweet perfume and my refining fire. I awaken each morning and I am mesmerized by your loving presence caressing my spirit with your strength, your charm and your charisma, it's a reflection of heaven. Your arms they embrace me and I forget all my worries and my cares. Not to mention my weakness, my limitations and my fears.

Tyler Perry Gives $1 Million Dollars To Mega Church Towards Building Church Youth Center

Tyler Perry as he spoke at The Potter's House Sunday September 1, 2013
updated 9/3/13 with video
The word of God came alive over the weekend at Bishop T. D. Jakes' mega church, The Potter's House, proving that it is more blessed to give than to receive. For those of us that were streaming live, you could feel an electrifying move of God over the internet on the morning of September 1, 2013 - an extra-ordinary climax I believe to the Megafest celebration that was held in Dallas August 29-31, 2013. The power and the move of God was further demonstrated when mega pastor Bishop Jakes announced that the church would be building a new youth center, not just for the youths of that city, but youths from all across the nation. Shortly after that announcement, 43 year old Hollywood movie-producing mogul Tyler Perry who was present, stood up to share with the packed audience what God told him to do.

Prayer For World Peace

God of comfort, mercy and grace  - the giver of life, the hope for today and tomorrow, we enter boldly into your gates with thanksgiving and into your courts with praise. We declare your majesty, that you are the one true living God. We stand on your promised word that we are more than conquerors despite the many difficulties and challenges here on this earth. Grace us with your presence, come tabernacle with us, and let the fellowship with your sweet Holy Spirit revive, refresh and renew a right spirit within us again this day.

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