Monthly Archives: January 2014

Unlocked Doors Flunged Open: Showers’ Blessing

red-door-flunged-open copyWhen I was about six-years old I accidentally locked myself in the bathroom. Most of the time I did not lock the door, but for some reason I decided to lock it. After I finished my business and tried to unlock the door I could not do it. I was terrified. I began to scream and holler for help.

Two of my older sisters rushed to the door. On the other side of the door they tried to guide me through unlocking it. Fear prevented me from being successful. It seemed like forever. They decided that for the rest of my life I was going to have to live in the bathroom because there was no way out. They slid a pop bottle cap under the door saying all my food would be placed in that top. They told me that I would have to sleep in the bathtub. Needless to say they painted a dismal picture about my situation and my future.

All I could do was cry. It appeared as though I was stuck behind that locked bathroom door for the rest of my life. They said that I would not be able to go to school, get married, have children or a career because I would have to remain behind that locked door. All while they were outlining such a dismal future, I was frantically trying to unlock that door. The more they talked the more frantic and determined I became to unlock that door.

Finally, whatever I did the door was unlocked! I flung it opened and walked out that bathroom. As quickly as I had locked myself in that room, I had figured out how to unlock it. I was set free to walk through the open door and experience the tremendous possibilities for my life.

Many times we find ourselves stuck behind locked doors. We constantly ask ourselves is this the way we will have to live the rest of our lives or can there be something better? Like my sisters, there are people who paint dismal pictures of our existence leaving very little room for our hopes and dreams. Unfortunately, all too often we believe the unfound hype and find ourselves locked behind the closed doors of our minds and circumstances afraid and unable to open them.

Until you become courageous enough to unlock the door, your dreams are also locked away. Behind the door lies the fulfillment of all the dreams that God has placed inside of you.

Just like my sisters dangled my future before me on the other side of the locked door, God has our future on the other side as well. All we have to do is unlock the door, invite Him to come in and live the dreams He placed in each of us.

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Scriptures

Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. Rev 3:20 (KJV)

For a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries. 1 Cor 16:9 (KJV)

And that’s not all: We throw open our doors to God and discover at the same moment that he has already thrown open his door to us. We find ourselves standing where we always hoped we might stand – out in the wide open spaces of God’s grace and glory, standing tall and shouting our praise. Romans 5:2 (TM)

The one who is holy, who is true, who has the key of David, who opens {a door} that no one can shut, and who shuts {a door} that no one can open, says: I know what you have done. See, I have opened a door in front of you that no one can shut.You only have a little strength, but you have paid attention to my word and have not denied my name. Rev 3:7-8 (GW)

Prayer

Father, I am tired of living behind locked doors because I am afraid to pursue my dreams. I will not listen to others whose opinions are not of my best interest. I’m so excited about walking through the open doors of opportunities that You have flung open for me. I will not be afraid to walk through them and to live out the dreams You envisioned for me before the beginning of time.  Amen.

PRAYER FOR SUCCESS Jan 22

prayer for success showersFather, There is so much that you have placed inside of me. I’m grateful that you have others who are obedient to You in providing the assistance I need to birth out my purpose. Bless them for their obedience. I’m excited about this divine connection that You have brought together and know that only great things awaits me as my purpose is ignited to become all You envisioned. Amen.

PRAYER FOR SUCCESS Jan 21

prayer for success showersFather, there are those depending on me for guidance, direction and leadership. At times it is overwhelming. I need Your strength. Pour Your oil of joy on me to strengthen me to lead and guide those You have placed under my oversight. Bless me to provide compassionate and patient leadership in managing and encouraging them to success. Amen.

PRAYER FOR SUCCESS Jan 20

prayer for success showersFather, There are so many unfinished projects and activities I need to complete. It seems like I can’t get a handle on them. I know You created me to be a finisher. Before embarking on another thing and leaving it unfinished, I’m committing myself to finish those things that have been beckoning me to complete them. I will not allow distractions to prevent me from fulfilling my goal. I know with Your grace and mercy I will get them done. Amen.

PRAYER FOR SUCCESS Jan 19

prayer for success showersFather, I’m moving forward and doing all You have instructed me to do. I’m so thankful that daily You are providing me with the resources I need to get the job done. All I can envision is success. There is nothing that will prevent me from achieving all my goals because You have equipped me with wisdom, understanding, counsel, might and knowledge that propels me to uncommon success. Amen. 

PRAYER FOR SUCCESS Jan 18

prayer for success showersFather, Thank You for being who You are in my life. Thank You that Your mercies are new every morning. It is because of Your grace and mercy I am able to do all that I do. Without You, I can’t begin to imagine what life would be. I know that every minute You are there providing instruction and guidance on my pathway to success. Amen

PRAYER FOR SUCCESS Jan 17

prayer for success showersFather, There are strongholds in my life that demand radical measures. I escalate overcoming and overpowering these strongholds with prayer, fasting and putting on Your whole armor that annihilates the attacks being waged against me. I may be cast down for a moment, but I am never destroyed. I am more than a conqueror through You who loves me! Amen

PRAYER FOR SUCCESS Jan 16

prayer for success showersFather, Bless me to see what You see; not just in myself but others as well. You have created each of us for greatness and in Your image. Bless me to respect and celebrate their unique greatness as I much as I do my own. Amen

Bully-Free Zone: Showers’ Blessing

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I had similar conversations with two friends. Each one of them expressed how they felt their actions had disappointed God. Every one of us at some time or another has been in that same situation. We may have reverted back to a familiar habit or we just didn’t do what we knew in our hearts God was instructing us to do. My concern was not about the action, but the reaction.

Although each of them had done exactly the same thing their reactions to their actions contrasted drastically. This had nothing to do with how much they loved the Lord, it had more to do with each of their perceptions of the relationship they had with Him and their perceptions of themselves.

You see, there are those who allow the enemy to drag them into intense self condemnation that it skews their perception about how much God loves them and the magnitude of His forgiveness. Rather than hold on to the love of God, they elect to become accomplices to the enemy using their minds as an idle playground. You see, when your thoughts are consumed with the things of God, there is no room for the enemy to enter. In essence, your mental playground is totally off limits. Every entry has been blocked because pervasive God-thoughts prevent him from coming in to wreck havoc on your mind.

It is best not to entertain him. Thoughts of despair accompanied by self-condemning thoughts have one express purpose and that is to prevent you from glorifying God and fulfilling your purpose. Whereas one of them was caught in a quandary and felt she had reached the point of no return; conversely, the other person who had committed a similar act felt empowered and took authority over the situation.

It was astounding how two God-fearing women could approach the same problem with opposing attitudes. What we permit to enter our hearts will ultimately play a critical role in how we perceive ourselves and how open we are to complete deliverance from self-defeating thoughts and actions.

Every self-defeating behavior begins with a self-defeating thought. You have to arrest those thoughts way before they cause you to stray away from God’s plan. They limit you from stepping out of fear and doing it anyway. In essence, they will cause you to shut away in shame, guilt and doubt with disillusionment of hopelessness that separates you from the intense love of God.

Transformation from conformity begins when you confront the bullies that think they control the mental playground of your mind. At some point, you no longer relinquish control of your emotions and you move into the exceeding mindset of God and the will and purpose He has for you.

Just like the friend who peered beyond the mishap and was able to move out of the realm of self-condemnation, you also will become empowered. You see, every mishap that happens in our lives should catapult us to a higher mindset. This higher mindset propels you to move closer to God in order to take on the mindset of Christ. That means that you don’t cower in defeat but you confidently proceed because your elevated thought-pattern, coupled with the Holy Spirit and the Word of God, propels you to take action and experience the exceedingness of God.

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Scriptures

For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. Romans 8:6-9 (KJV)

And be not conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God. Romans 12:2 (MNT)

For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ. 1 Cor 2:16 (KJV)

And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Phil 4:7 (KJV)

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled. 2 Cor 10:3-6 (KJV)

Prayer

Father, There are times when I may fall down, but that doesn’t mean I am utterly destroyed. Help me to overcome self-defeating thoughts that cause me to revert back to past habits with the intense purpose of preventing me from fulfilling my purpose. In my heart of hearts, I know You are an exceeding God whose lofty thoughts for me are immeasurable. No longer will I allow my mind to linger as an idle playground just waiting for someone to come and take control of it. I will be transformed and no longer conformed to a limited mindset because I will inundate my mind with Your Words of empowerment and annihilate the demonic bullies trying to take over my mind and cause me to move away from You and not embrace the fullness of my purpose. Knowing You are for me is more than this whole world against me and that means through the enabling power of the Holy Spirit I victoriously overcome with authority every demonic attack waged against me, my mind, my destiny and purpose and most importantly my relationship with You.  Amen.

11:59—A Minute ‘til Midnight!

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Do you feel like you have given it everything, but things still don’t seem to be working out? Are you looking to advance this year as never before? Do you feel that things are not going the way you anticipated? Do you have a business…a book…a product…a service…you want to launch? Have your finances been attacked? Do you seek a promotion or increased income? Do you seek peace and tranquility? Do you just want your joy back? Are you looking to have some things restored? Then meet me nightly

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