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

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Life Lessons

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We live better when we can appreciate everything and everyone who contributes something to our lives. Life is a journey full of lessons to be taught and learned. What have you learned from the people who have come and gone in your life? Everyone who walks out of your life is not necessarily a bad person and weren’t necessarily meant to leave. Some people leave because of  how you treat them. We have a hard time looking in the mirror and owning our part in failed relationships. Everyone who stays in your life is not necessarily on your side, either. Sometimes they are the Judas that pushes you right into your destiny. The betrayal hurts so bad, but in the end, the victory will be sweeter than honey. We will never be able to figure this whole thing out, but we can live in the now and learn as we go. Whether your lessons are meant to be painful, painless or priceless, let them teach you what you need to learn. #LifeLessons

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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Speak and Listen

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There will be times that people are not going to want to hear what you have to say, but your words should not annoy the people around you all the time. When you speak you should always have something fruitful to say. Your words should edify and bring life. Even words of correction will yield good fruit when properly stated. Negativity has no place in the mouth of a believer.

Ephesians 4:29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

There will be times that you won’t feel like being a listening ear, but you should not ignore people or come off as rude just because you don’t feel like listening. You may be the key to their healing or their deliverance just by making yourself available.

James 5:16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray for one another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

Not only should you speak life, but you should listen and pray. Life is full of ups and downs, but God has a plan in everything. He uses people like you and me to shed a little light in the dark times. Be that voice which ministers grace. Be the ears that listen in the time of need. Be available and let God be glorified.

T Brown

I Need A Marriage Miracle…..

Lately, marriages have been on my heart. Marriage is the one institution that is ordained by God and a threat to the enemy. If two people can come together and form a perfect union, not a perfect marriage, but a perfect union, they will have defied all the plans of the enemy. He doesn’t want us to love. He doesn’t want us to be unified. He doesn’t want us to become that example for the whole word to see. You have to fight for what is rightfully yours. Don’t get played in the process. There are going to be all kinds of arguments and disagreements. From time to time you may even feel rejected, neglected, or disrespected. That is when the world and the enemy will tell you to walk away. You will feel justified in your actions. You will walk away from the one thing that God has blessed and ordained to be. You just got played.

Mark 19:6 Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

But let me speak to the hurting marriages and the betrayed individuals. I am not saying that you are obligated to stay in anything you don’t want to be in. I am not saying that being treated wrongfully is right. But what I am saying is that God can fix and heal any marriage he chooses to.  And he uses the brokenhearted wife to pray for her husband. He uses the hard-working husband to pray for his wife. He uses individuals to pray for change and witness a life being saved in the process. You always have a choice and it is up to you. If you are not being abused and in an unsafe environment, pray and ask God to help you to fight for your marriage and stand up for your family. If you are in an abusive situation, seek professional help and safety. God can save the abuser, but he also gives us wisdom. I am a witness that God can save anyone. My husband wasn’t an abuser but Lord help me, he was a mess! But there is good news, it is worth the wait. I would be lying to you if I said I didn’t have some sleepless nights and never cried myself to sleep. I would be lying if I said it was an easy process. But I would  also do you an injustice by not telling you how amazing my marriage has been since my husband has given his life to Christ many years ago.

Whether one of you are saved or both of you are saved, you will have problems in your marriage. Decide how important your commitment is and your vows are. Decide if you want to be a pawn in Satan’s game or a vessel in God’s plan. It is your God-given right to have a successful marriage. I stand in agreement with you and I am praying that God opens up communication between you and your spouse. I come against every plot and assignment the enemy is planning against your marriage. The assignment is cancelled in the name of Jesus. I speak life to every dead marriage and speak healing to the broken heart. Lord restore each house according to your word and your will. Where trust has been lost, Lord I ask you to restore it. I bind up confusion and loose peace right now. Lord I thank you for your faithfulness and I expect praise reports to come forth so that your name will be glorified. In Jesus name I pray and thank you Lord in advance! Amen!

In case you all did not know. I have written a book titled “Women in the Waiting.” It speaks to the broken marriages of today and gives you biblical tools to stand in the gap for your spouse. I was told that this book is good for married and single people. It encourages the marriages and warns the singles about being unequally yoked. If you do not have a copy of this book please go to the Contact Us page for a signed copy and instructions to obtain it or purchase it on Amazon.com You need it. Someone else needs it. It is a great book for bible studies, marriage classes, and women’s ministries. Get this book and move forward in your life.

Be encouraged!

T Brown