Heal My Heart Lord

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On this journey, you may have encountered a magnitude of disappointing things. As a protection mechanism, you have set up walls. Your loving heart may have become a heart of stone.  Everyone can see the the anger and the frustration, but they don’t know the story behind what you may be feeling right now. God desires to heal you from all hurt, disappointment, and bitterness. He is not asking you to open up to the world. He is just asking you to let him in. It is okay to admit your fears, anger, and frustration. It is okay to cry when it hurts. One mistake we make is trying to deny our feelings and look super strong, when in fact, we are weak and broken. In order to heal, you must feel! Talk about your feelings with someone who will build you up. Let God know exactly how you feel. After you have honestly dealt with your feelings, forgive. Now you are ready to start healing. As a start pray this simple prayer:

Lord I forgive those who have wronged me, as I ask you to forgive me of all of my wrongdoings. Lord I pray for a new heart and a new spirit. I am free from all condemnation, guilt, and chains from my past. I am loosed from the bonds of wickedness and defeat. I receive a new heart and a new spirit. I am moving forward and trusting you to keep me every step of the way. Lord I thank you for my new heart and my new outlook on life. By faith, it is done, in Jesus name! Amen.

Be encouraged,

T Brown

There Is No Such Thing As Too Much Prayer!

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There is no such thing as too much prayer. Prayer is our communication with God. He never feels like we talk to him too much. Take advantage of his desire to hear from you. Talk to him about the good, the bad, and the ridiculous. He wants to hear your voice. Spend your time talking to the one who created you for his good pleasure. Imagine if we had our hands involved in creating our mate or our future mate. We would design them to love us, cater to us, listen to us talk, laugh at our stories, comfort us when we are down, take care of our every need. That sounds like the perfect mate. Well guess what, we serve a perfect God and he is all that and more! So, talk to him! Tell him you love and adore him because he did have a hand in creating us. He knows what he designed us to do. We are perfect to him, through Jesus Christ. So pray, pray, and pray some more…God adores your relationship with him! We may talk too much with the people around us, but we can never pray too much.

Be encouraged,

T Brown

***WARNING! IT’S A DISTRACTION***

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We hear it over and over again, that you must be extremely careful with distractions. The minute you make up your mind to start walking out the plans God has for you is the moment people will start to pull on you. You are thinking God sent them for you to minister to or pour into and they were sent to suck the life out of you. You have to know the difference between God sent and some just went. Only God can save. Only God can heal. Only God can deliver. He may use us as vessels, but if he is not in the midst of what you are doing, all parties will suffer. Do not get ahead of God by trying to save somebody that God has not called out of their sin. The Bible specifically let’s us know that if he is calling them out, they will come out!

John 6:37 All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.

There is an appointed time for everything. You have to let people make up their mind on their own terms. God assigns some to plant, some to water, and eventually he will do the increasing. Don’t burn yourself out with people who have no intentions of changing their life. You have to always remember what you were like when you were in the world. When you were ready to give it up, you did. But as long as you were doing what you did, you weren’t thinking about church, the preacher, or even the scriptures you once heard. Use wisdom when ministering to people. Make sure you are advancing the kingdom and not hindering your own personal walk.

John 10:28-29 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.

Once again, he is letting us know, his children belong to him. They will not be plucked out of his hand. He will give them life that will last  an eternity. Start leading people to Christ and stop trying to be their Savior. Believe me, if he is calling them, they will answer. Continue to love, pray, fast, and be an example of Christ. It will not only save you time and heartache, but it will make ministering more effective when it is time. Be led! Be love! But don’t be distracted!

Be encouraged,

T Brown

Girl, If I Were You…..

psalm-1Psalm 1:1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

Where do you get your advice from? Have you ever had a situation so messed up that you had to talk to somebody about it? Of course, we all have. The issue comes when we are talking to ungodly people with ungodly advice. I am reminded of a time I was waiting on God to save my husband. One of the sisters in the church said, “I couldn’t be you, I would have left him a long time ago.” OK, wait a minute. That doesn’t sound like faith or God. There were a few things wrong with what she said.

  1. If my desire is to see my husband saved, anything you speak contrary to that does not come from God. I am standing on his promises and his word!
  2. God hates divorce, so why would you encourage me to leave him? God can fix any marriage with a little bit of faith and a whole lot of patience.
  3. You are not me and you are not in my shoes, so you don’t know what you would do if you were me. Everyone reacts differently in their situation, one can only speak for them self.

We have to be careful of the advice we get from people. In this case I didn’t even ask any advice from her, she just started asking me questions and felt like telling me her opinion in the matter. Be careful of people who start asking you about your business. Everyone doesn’t mean you well.

  1. Any time people offer you advice that goes against the word of God, you should walk away.
  2. If they are offering you advice that didn’t work in their life, don’t attempt it in yours.
  3. And remember this, misery loves company. Some people just want you to be as miserable as they are, so they want you to be in the same predicament they are in.

Stop following the counsel of the ungodly and start following Christ. He is the only one who will bring you to an expected end full of hope, joy, and everlasting life. Sometimes we just need to walk out the situations we are in and let them mature us. If he brings us out of everything meant to grow us, we will forever remain babes in Christ, with  no power! Seek God first and everything else will be added! He will even add godly people to your life who can give you godly advice when necessary. Position yourself around people who will speak life into you. If someone’s advice or so-called encouragement leaves you in a state of confusion, defeat, and bitterness, you just got hoodwinked! That was sent from the enemy. God is not the author of confusion. Rebuke every word planted, pull it out by the root and close your ears to the person speaking in your life. Believe me, you will be much better off!

Be encouraged,

T Brown

A Sunday Prayer

God, I don’t have all the answers. God, sometimes I just don’t have a clue what to say or do. The only thing I am sure of is, you know. I don’t want to spend my time trying to figure out things and events that aren’t meant for me to understand. I do want to spend my time getting to know you, who understands everything. Please guide my heart, my mind, and my footsteps in every way. I am grateful  for my life. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve you. And, I am grateful for your plan for me. As long as you have a plan, I will never be lost. I am found in you and I am ever so grateful! Lord I thank you. Make this your prayer today and find your strength in the Lord. He knows everything.

Be encouraged,

T Brown

Let Them Bark!

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How many times have you walked down the street and dogs start barking as you are passing by? Key words “passing by.” You are going to face all sorts of adversity while you are headed towards your destination. People are going to talk about you, threaten you, laugh at you, and then some. But no worries! They are just dogs barking. Don’t waste your time throwing stones at them. Their barks might be loud, but they can’t stop you.

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.

Imagine how crazy you would look walking down the street throwing stones at a dog that barked at you. In your Christian walk, you look real silly responding to every bit of nonsense thrown your way. If someone snaps at you, you snap back. If someone lies on you, you try to prove them wrong. If someone yells at you, you yell back. Stop wasting your time on people and things that serve no real purpose in your life, other then to slow you down or teach you self control.
Have you ever noticed that dogs only start barking while you are “passing by?” But once you leave their vicinity, they get silent again. You are not meant to hang out with the barking dogs. They are fenced in for a reason. The owner put them in the fence with the expectation that the dogs will stay in the fence. Some people have that fenced in mentality, and since they can’t go where you are going, they bark to keep you entertained and stuck with them. You have to keep moving in to what God has for you, and if you happen to pass up a few dogs along the way, LET THEM BARK!!

#happysaturday
T Brown