May 26, 2016

A Lonely Road






Being a follower of Christ is not always easy but it is SO worth it. I decided about 10 years ago that I was going to truly follow the LORD no matter what challenges arose on my journey. One of the most difficult parts of the journey is not having anyone to share it with. The Lord has removed SO many people out of my life not necessarily because they were evil beings but the Lord wanted me to lean and depend solely on Him. 

Set Apart

The moment I decided to tell the Lord God "YES" is when my life started to transform right before my very eyes as I pressed in to Him. In 1 Peter 1: 16, it says Be holy for I am holy. The word holy means to be set apart or consecrated. That basically means that my new life in JESUS was not about to look anything like my old life that I left behind. The Lord began to remove my old filthy rags and place His garments upon me. Everything started changing as I learned who I was in Him. 

Everyone will not understand

As I began changing for the BETTER, those around me became uneasy. Instead of gossiping, I wanted to talk about the things of the Kingdom of GOD. Instead of dancing at the club, I wanted to dance for Jesus. My life had become CONSUMED with JESUS and people around me either distant themselves or ignored me. The more I pressed in to the knowledge of JESUS the more I wanted more of Him. I was hungry and thirsty for JESUS. I no longer had a desire for that old life and therefore people started dropping out of my life like flies. 

Lonely but NOT alone

Here it is 10 years later and I am doing just fine as I move forward on this road called DESTINY. I must admit that this road is lonely at times but I am NEVER alone. JESUS did not leave me or you to do life alone. He sent us His Spirit, The HOLY SPIRIT! He is my best friend. He is my COMFORTER (John 14:26). He is ALWAYS with you and me but most do not recognize Him. To deny Him is to deny JESUS. To deny JESUS is to deny GOD THE FATHER. My heart swells with JOY when I stop and think about every part of GOD is with me. Now what can top that?!?!? Absolutely nothing!





May 12, 2016

A Shift Is Taking Place







A shift is taking place. I can feel it. I can sense it. I am not crazy. My spirit is in tune with GOD's spirit (Holy Spirit). With all that is going on in this world, GOD is still GOD. He does not change (Malachi 3:6). He is the same yesterday, today, and forever more (Hebrews 13:8). Many think GOD is dead or they simply do not believe He exists at all. But I am here to tell you that GOD is alive and He REIGNS in Heaven and on EARTH. We are about to witness one of the greatest move of GOD that this world has not seen or heard before. 

We limit GOD by placing Him in our confined space of thinking.

GOD is GOD all by Himself. I believe that we as a church have confined Him to man made religion. All these denominations have only created barriers between the people of GOD. Just imagine if every one of the churches you see on every corner would unite and stand together in prayer. There would be no devil in hell causing havoc in our community and city. While the church is busy fighting each other the devil is running rampart in our cities. When we get to Heaven there will be no black church, white church, protestant church, methodist church, baptist church or the many others that are out there. Our foundation is the Chief Cornerstone, Jesus Himself and everything else needs to be removed.

Lord, break down the walls that we as a church have erected that are keeping us from functioning in your truth and power in Jesus name, Amen.


The GOSPEL is  powerful all by itself. All the GOSPEL needs is a willing vessel that will preach it to the ends of this EARTH without compromise. We have seen in the revivals long ago how GOD moved in unprecedented ways just by preaching the GOSPEL. There were miracles, signs and wonders that took place as the GOSPEL went forth. They would set up tents in the middle of the communities and cities and the spirit of GOD would draw people there even from distant lands. As people would come to these meetings they would not leave there the same. They were TRANSFORMED. Why do we attend church, Sunday after Sunday and still there is no change. We come in the same way and leave the same way. That is not the will of the Lord. Stand with me in prayer for the body of Christ.

God is in Control.

No matter what it looks like right now just know that GOD is working everything out for the body of CHRIST good. This has not caught the Lord by surprise. Scripture is being fulfilled as we speak. But everything within me is telling me to rejoice because GOD is already moving. The Lord is raising up a people that no one has ever heard before. They are are sons and daughters of GOD that He has been preparing in secret. They are SOLD out to JESUS. They are going to walk in their GOD GIVEN IDENTITY with such power, grace, truth and authority! For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of GOD to be revealed (Romans 8:19). They are coming. They are here.

Get Ready.





May 10, 2016

Who Validates You?





Dear Butterflies,


Why do we need things in life to VALIDATE us like a man, marriage, social status, multiple degrees, makeup, clothes, cars, house, titles, positions, etc.....?!?! We gain these things only to find out that there is still a VOID in our lives. We are not happy but yet we portray to be. We want others to believe the mirage of a life that we are living. Who are we truly fooling? We are fooling nobody but ourselves. 

We post quite a few selfies on social media daily. Why? Because we are in need of validation. We crave the "likes". The more "likes" the better. You see if there are not enough "likes" to your standards then you become sadden. You began to internalize why you didn't receive that many "likes" on that particular picture. You start to think of ways to gain more likes on the next selfie. That is why you see women posting half naked pictures or parts of their body on the Internet. It is that crave for attention and acceptance that we see that is the underlying problem.

See many of us didn't have fathers growing up. The father was absent in the home. Usually little girls get their validation from their fathers. By the father not being in the home, that leaves a void. A void that many of us fill with material things or people who are no good for us. We didn't have the luxury of our fathers telling us "HOW BEAUTIFUL WE ARE" and "HOW SPECIAL WE ARE" so we turn to things like social media to get our views from total strangers. There is nothing wrong with posting a picture of yourself but what is your MOTIVE behind posting the picture. That is the question.

We are SO much more than the eyes can see. 

If only we could understand that we are SO loved and have been validated since 2000 years ago when GOD sent His ONLY son JESUS to die a death that criminals die to save us. Our old life is nailed to that cross. We become NEW in Him. All we have to do is choose HIM. Seek Him. Then we will know. We will know who we are and whose we are. We must fill ourselves with His truth so that lies have no space in our lives.  We are giving away too much energy on other folks opinions of us when in reality they don't matter. What matters is what GOD thinks of you! He created you. He designed you. 

We are His MASTERPIECE.

We become complete in the Lord when we surrender our lives to Him. He takes over and fills us up with His Spirit. I know there are many of us who are sick and tired of being sick and tired. We desire a change. That change starts with us taking the first step and asking the Lord to let HIS PERFECT will be done in our lives. His will is SO much better than ours. Our lives will never be the same again when we hand it over to Jesus. It will be better than we EVER could imagine. The things of this world will pass away but that which is of GOD is eternal.


Warm Regards,


Nicky




May 05, 2016

Mental Health Awareness



President Obama signed a PROCLAMATION on April 28, 2016 stating that the month of May is MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH. I am so glad that WASHINGTON is taking notice of the mental torment people are facing in their day to day lives. Hopefully we can get rid of stigmas that are out there and people can get the necessary assistance they need. 


Whatever you are facing 

Depression
Bi Polar Disorder
Anxiety
Psychosis
Schizophrenia

there is HOPE & HELP.


If you have been following my blog then you know that I battle with depression. It has truly been a difficult journey at times but there is a regimen in place to help me make life a little easier. Please spread the word and get educated on mental health because someone you know may be affected with one of these debilitating illnesses. We need to bridge the gap to mental health so that we can get understanding to save lives.

Go Green!



May 02, 2016

Come Away With Me



Dear Butterflies,


I just wanted to share with you what the Lord has been pressing upon my heart these last few weeks. This word is not only for me but the Lord has you in mind as well. I was in worship one day about two weeks ago and I heard the Lord say "Come Away With Me." I kept singing these words over and over again until a peace came that pushed out every frustration and worry I had. Every burden had been lifted and there was so much joy in His presence. If you are in need of JOY, please get in His presence. There is so much calamity going on around us and we need to make time to dwell in His presence.

Sometimes we get so busy with life that we forget to spend time or seek quality moments with the Lord. We get up in the morning, checking our phones, preparing breakfast for the kids, getting things in order for the day, and rushing out the door for work. Only if we would be still and hear what the Lord is saying in that moment or for that day then our lives would not be so chaotic at times. We say we dont have enough time but we make time for things that really matter. As believers, we need to trust GOD with our time. After all, He created time! 

It is time that we turn back to our first LOVE and make Him first priority in our lives. He desires to be apart of our lives daily. He wants to be able to give you solutions for problems on your job. Instead of engaging in gossip with others on your lunch break, the Lord wants you to come and talk with Him. He desires to give you wisdom on how to restore your marriage or win your husband over for the Kingdom of God. Instead of spending time on dating websites, the Lord wants you to spend it with Him. Allow Him to direct your path during your season of being single. Make GOD first and everything else will fall into place.

Enjoy these words given to me by the Holy Spirit:

Come Away With Me
Come Away With Me
Come Away With Me,
My Child.
I want to take you deeper. 
Deeper than you ever been before.
There is so much I want to tell you.
Don't be afraid. 
My love will lead the way.
Come Away With Me
My Bride.





Love & Light,


Nicky





May 01, 2016

May Flowers









Dear May,


I am so glad that you are finally here. April started off with a trial that left me pain stricken and numb for a few days. I couldn't see the light at the end of the tunnel but as I regained my focus upon my Saviour my pathway became illuminated again by His truth. I felt so alone and afraid for my son but Jesus knew of the suffering we would endure so He did not leave us alone. He left us the deepest part of himself and that is His Spirit, the Holy Spirit. He is truly a COMFORTER! There were no words that people could say to console me but it was the Word of GOD that pulled me through. 

In the midst of the trial, the Lord showed me the attack that was coming upon my son. The warrior in me arose and went to battle for my son. During the day and night, you could hear my voice echoing through my home with the Word of GOD. I was like a lioness defending her cub. Not in my house!!! The lord had me to team up with other warriors that didn't mind standing with me. We had our SWORDS (Word of GOD) out and didn't mind using them against the schemes of the enemy. Immediately the Lord started moving swiftly on my son's behalf. THANK YOU JESUS!!!!!! 

Even when things didn't seem like they were working for our good, I just kept on speaking over my son what the word of GOD says about him. I kept reminding my son how much I love him and most importantly that GOD LOVES him. This trial deepened our bond as mother and son. He knows that I will be here for him and pray him through in life. Even in his youth the Lord is teaching my son who He (God) is. He is preparing my son for his future and I have to learn not to get in GOD's way. I have to learn how to TRUST GOD with my son and the rest of my offspring. It is definitely not easy but GOD ALWAYS knows best!

They say April showers bring May flowers and I hope this is true. It has been raining over here and I need to see the flowers bloom. Even though I cant see the flowers, I know they are there. They are making their way through the soil and eventually will make it above land. I am ready to behold their beauty because flowers bring so much life. So May I hope you are ready to show me your best because I am waiting in expectation. I thank April for the many lessons it taught me but I am ready for the next season of my life. Hopefully it is filled with more flowers than rain.


Warm Regards,


Nicky




April 21, 2016

My God Is Bigger!




About seven years ago, the Lord gave me a vision that blew my mind. I could hardly believe that He would entrust me with a vision on such a large scale. I was scared. Better yet, I was terrified. My mind could not comprehend the task that was given to me so I allowed the vision to overwhelm me to the point of no return. Yes, I laid the vision down and did not run with it. You may think that I am a horrible person but I know that I am not the only one that has allowed fear to immobilize them. I allowed fear to become bigger than my vision and my GOD.

Fast forward to the beginning of 2016 and the Lord placed it on my heart to begin again. He gave me the vision once again. I thought He had given it to someone else because I layed it down. I believe the Lord knew that I was going to make such a foolish mistake and extended even more GRACE to me to finish what He had given me. A light bulb moment came on in my head and I realized God wouldn't have given me this vision if He didn't believe that I could do it through Him. I need to believe in the woman God created me to be and allow His PERFECT LOVE to lead the way.

Although this vision is SO much bigger than me, I know that GOD will direct my steps. I am way out of my element and very uncomfortable so this a recipe for an awesome testimony of FAITH. I am a single mother with limited resources but I serve a GOD who is limitless and OWNS it all. Therefore I will put my TRUST in the Lord and lean not to my own understanding (Proverbs 3:5). This time, I will not allow fear to delay or destroy my destiny. I am holding on to the Lord with everything within me to see this vision fulfilled. Even though fear will try to rear its ugly head, I will not be afraid. I will look at it in the face and move on by. Why? Because my GOD IS BIGGER!!!








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