Month: April 2016

God gave them talents…

14 For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods.

15 And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey.

16 Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents.

17 And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two.

18 But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord’s money.

19 After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them.

20 And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more.

21 His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

22 He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them.

23 His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

24 Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed:

25 And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine.

26 His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed:

27 Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.

28 Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents.

29 For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.

30 And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

My Lil big bro Carlos told me this today…Andi we are the people with the talents, as he shared the above verses with me. It is our obligation to tell people the truth as we have received it. Few will have hearts to accept and ears to hear, some will think on it, but most will look at us like we are crazy and most likely laugh at us and mock us. I then thought of this verse…Matthew 7:14 14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
I love my brother Carlos because he speaks truth and teaches me along the way. He is a true man of God and is not afraid to let it be known.

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Cast All Your Worries…

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Today, was a sad but happy day. My oldest daughter moved out of state, over 1,000 miles away. The one comfort I get is that she and her brother, my older son, will be together. I know she will be fine and do great just because of the person she is. But I also know this to be true because of something else. Yesterday we went to church together because I was having my pastors pray over her. She agreed to go because she too knew that it would make me happy but deep down I know she wanted to be prayed over. During worship time, I was praying, lifting Him up and praising His goodness when I began to feel warmth and a calmness come over me. This warmth I have felt before. It’s a warmth that cannot be described. He had shown up as He has many times, no, all the times, that I’ve needed Him. I knew then that I had nothing to fear for my daughter, nothing to worry about. Why? Because I did what He always and forever has said to do. Psalm 55:22 (KJV) 22 Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved. 

I shook my head at myself later on when I was on my way to bible study. I had this warm thought at that moment that said, “Don’t worry Andi, she will be fine, I have her.” As I shook my head, I thought to myself, why did you even have one pang of worry at all? I should know better. So even though it would be sad to see her go, I knew I didn’t have to worry about her. I’m her mother, yes, I will miss her, I will think of her all the time, and of course worry a bit when she texts me or calls that she’s not feeling well, just because I know how she is. But I know that she will be ok, because she is under my Father’s wings. He will sustain us all, through the distance.

Never forget that He does exactly what He says He will do.Through everything and anything, dark or light, He will always be there.

For Though We Walk In The Flesh..

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I’ve been absent for awhile now, I don’t know if I was missed or not. But I’m here tonight. I have been going through major spiritual attacks. I’m talking knock out, drag out, ’til the 12th round fights. To the point of complete exhaustion and illness. I don’t know how I could have made it through without my lil big bro Carlos, who day by day, battled for me in the spirit. Lead me in the right directions and kept me filled with His word, even when I couldn’t read a word of it because of illness. I would pray constantly and I knew He was with me, as I wanted to give up, but I could feel Him pushing me, saying Andi, I chose you, because you are a fighter and always have been, your life struggles were for a reason, this very reason. I’d get up, battle in prayer, as well as physically. It was difficult at times, but I knew I wasn’t alone. We are never alone. Through it all, on dark days, He shone His light in my life, by blessing after blessing. Which for me, was simply waking up to fight another day.

A friend of my lil big bro Carlos, who is a spiritual warrior, told him that I was being attacked because I was doing exactly what I was supposed to be doing…witnessing to others. Something that now is so easy and simple for me to do, was my downfall, for lack of a better word. I realized that every single day, I had witnessed to someone or the same person over and over and each day I’d get weaker and weaker, sicker and sicker. I’ll give you an example. A coworker of mine, kept asking me out to dinner, etc. I could tell he was not someone I could do that with, was my spirit telling me that? I began to talk with him about why I couldn’t. I said, you do things that are not good for your spirit, you don’t seek God, you don’t read the Word. As each day passed, he became more intrigued by my questions and answers to questions he’d asked me. He finally told me that he grew up in the church but fell away and I said, so see, you know better, but turn away. He then started looking up scripture to prove me wrong, when in fact, as I’m sure we all know, proved me right. I got him to go back into the Word to seek answers. Another coworker told me, that I gave him hope because he remembered how I had been before and how I’ve changed because of God. He said, I want what you have. I told him, He’s right there, just seek Him, He’s waiting for you. There are some other instances I could mention, but I’d be here all night. What I do know is that I became stronger in the Word and in my spirit because of going through this. I definitely know that this is only the beginning. But I won’t be scared away, nope, not me. I will fight tooth and nail to save souls and bring them to know Him. If that’s what He wants me doing, than I shall obey Him.

2 Corinthians 10:3-4
For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses.

I Sought the Lord, and He answered me…..

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Psalm 34:4-7King James Version (KJV)

4 I sought the Lord, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.

5 They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed.

6 This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.

7 The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.