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

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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

Keep on Moving! Happy Friday!

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I read something today that said,

“You can throw in the towel or you can use it to wipe the sweat off your face.”

These are such powerful words. We all have a choice in life. We can keep going until we achieve what we desire or we can quit. We live in a time where we are afforded so many opportunities to be and to achieve greatness. In spite of the roadblocks, stereo types, and even discrimination…. anything is possible. Keep pushing to reach your goals. It may cost you money, tears, sweat, and blood, but don’t throw in the towel. Wipe your face and keep on moving.

Phil 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

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

The Perfect Christmas Gift!

There are so many things that you can give as a Christmas gift. The greatest gift of all has already been given to the world and that is Jesus Christ. Hopefully you have already received his gift of salvation. Now if you are looking for a gift that would offer someone hope this Christmas than you should give someone “Women in the Waiting.” This book has spoken to women all over the world. They have spent many nights crying and discouraged feeling like there is no hope in their unequally yoked marriage. This book will not only encourage them, but give them the tools to endure the trials and draw closer to God. I have received testimonies from many women and they have testified that this book explained so much of what they were feeling and going through.

Absolutely wonderful book! Tamika Brown does an awesome job of sharing her story of God, love and marriage! She keeps it real and uses scripture as reference to what she’s taking about. I’m glad to have read it, you will not be disappointed! It will definitely help you reevaluate yourself and your walk with God to help save yourself and your marriage. It’s good to have someone share their story so you know your not alone. Its a must read!

If you know anyone who is unequally yoked, believe me this book is a perfect Christmas gift. If you know any single women, this book will make them think twice about marrying unequally yoked. We know that all things are possible with God, but it won’t be necessary if you wait on God for the right mate. Please gift this book to someone. They will be so glad you did. And if you need it, get it! You can find it on www.amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, and Westbow Press. My husband and I have been married 20+ years and it was only God who made that possible. Please share this blog and this inspirational book. Thank you for your support and be encouraged.

T Brown

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