Friday, September 17, 2010

Let The Lord Lift Your Head!

I've been under a little stress lately with the day to day of life. Finances out of wack, bills, you know the drill..As I was driving into work this morning, I was talking to the Lord about how I needed a break and a release from some of the pressure. Mid way through the conversation, King David's words began to echo through my mind. "But Thou Oh Lord Art A Shield For Me/ My Glory And The Lifter Up Of My Head"(Psalms 3:3)

King David wrote this Psalms during a difficult time in his life. He was being chased by his own son Absolom who wanted to overthrow David (his father) as King. Can you imagine the stress that David must have been under? In the midst of everything that was going on with David..he remembered that God was his "Shield" & "The Lifter of His Head"

A "Shield" is something that protects you against "hurled or thrusted" weapons. Life will always throw something at you...somethings will be expected & some unexpected. Regardless of what life throws your way, remember that you have a "Shield of Protection" and his name is JESUS!

When you commune with God..he teaches you to listen for his still small voice..I heard his voice this morning and I'm so glad I did. My problems are still here & life will continue to hurl things at me..But I will lift up my "Shield of Protection" with "Praise & Worship" & when I do..he will lift my head far above my circumstances and give me peace!

Be Blessed Today

Alecia (AKA Destahnee)

Monday, August 9, 2010

Be Careful What Follows Your But

B-U-T...Only 3 ltrs BUT such a BIG word..A negative statement normally follows it totally contrasting or contradicting the preceding sentence.

The Bible tells us in Proverbs 18:21,that "Life & Death" is in the power of the tongue. As Christians we are supposed to speak life to our circumstances, knowing that we are "Speaking Spirits" and have the power to create through our words..... In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light:and there was light.(Genesis 1:1-3)

God spoke the world into exsistence and he created us in his image..therefore we too have the power to create thru our words. And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness (Gen1:26-A clause)

Many times we start out by speaking Life to our situation, then we totally negate our positive statement with a B-U-T; For example...Someone ask you how you're doing? You say "Oh I'm fine..But -I'm not sure how this is going to work out. Maybe you're beliving God for your healing and you say..Yes I'm healed But - This pain is about to kill me. What's on the other side of your BUT; Is it positive or negative? Why not place God on the other side of your B-U-T? In every instance in the Bible where God follows a "But" it totally changes the situation. In Romans 5:8 it states: But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. In 1Phil.4;19 the word reads:"But my God shall supply all your needs according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus". Genesis 50:20 reads: But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good;

Many times in life you may find yourself in circumstances that are unpleasant and you may feel that a B-U-T statement is necessary....Just be sure that God is on the other side of Your BUT!

Be Blessed Today

Alecia (AKA Destahnee)

Sunday, June 20, 2010

What Is Your Availability???

When you're applying for a job, one of the first questions you're asked is: "What is your availability" Your employer wants to know when you're available so that he can make a scheudule out based on that availabiliy. Once the schedule has been made..your supervisor only expects you to work on the days/times that you said you were available.

There is a song entitled: "Lord I'm Available To You" It's a beautiful song and I sing it from the depth of my soul!
But what does it really mean to be available to God? Available means to be obtainable or accessible and ready for use or service; Are you accessible to God? Can he reach you? Is your heart and mind tuned in to his voice. Are you ready and willing to go where he tells you to go and do what he ask you to do?

When you are available to God, you don't have an agenda. His will becomes your will and any plans that you've made can be easily broken. Being available in "The Kingdom" is different than being "Available" in "The World." In the world, you have a choice; You tell your supervisor what your availability is and your supervisor works around that schedule. Not So in "The Kingdom. When you tell God that you are available to's like being on call 24hrs a day, for the rest of your life.
God does not work around your schedule, he doesn't ask what days you can work, or when you think you'll be free. When you are available to him, you are ready any time that he calls.

Some may say "That's too much" 24/7 for the rest of your life? Unthinkable! But I say, when you understand that you were created to give him Glory,& that it's not about you anyway. You will say: Lord, Let Your Kingdom Come...Let Your Will Be Done- I AM AVAILABLE To You!

What is your availability?

Be Blessed Today

Alecia (AKA-Destahnee)

Friday, April 30, 2010

Yes...God Can Use You!

There's a song entitled "If You Can Use Anything Lord, Use Me" it's written by Ron Kenoly and when I hear it I'm always encouraged because I know that God Can use anything or anyone!

It doesn't matter where you've been or what you've done, when you give your life to Christ, God can still use you! I hope you don't think that because you've got flaws or things in your past that you're not proud of (as we all do), that God can't use you.

There are instances throughout the Bible where God uses an unlikely person to do his will.

Why don't we start with Rahab. Rahab was a Harlot (prostitute). God used Rahab to hide the Israelite spies who came to search out the land. Rahab was instrumental in setting Israel on the path to conquering Jericho and moving into the Promised Land.

What about The Apostle Paul? Paul wrote much of the New Testament, but before he met The Lord on the road to Damascus and his life and name was changed, he was "Saul" a murderer of Christians.

We certainly can't forget about King David..David sent his best man(Uriah) into battle to be killed so that he (David) could cover up the fact that he had gotten Uriah's wife pregnant.

And then there's me...Now that's a story for another time...but he's using me right now to let you know that can use anything/anybody!

So tell me...what is it so bad about you that you think God can't use you? God's love is unconditional. As human beings it is hard for us to comprehend a love like that, because we try to measure love by how much we are capable of loving. God is Love..and that's all there is too it! He so Loved the world...That he Gave...his only begotten son.

Put your life in his hands and I promise...He'll use you!

Be Blessed Today

Alecia (AKA Destahnee)

Sunday, April 18, 2010

What Do You Do, When You Don't Know What To Do?

There have been times in my life, when I've just been at my wits end! I mean I just got to a point where I just didn't know what to do. Have you ever been in this place? Have you ever had to make a decision, or take a step in a new direction, and wasn't quite sure what to do or which way to go?

I believe we've all been there at some point or time in our lives. So the question becomes: "What Do You Do, When You Don't Know What To Do?"

Many times in situations such as these, people make snap decisions with no guidance or direction at all. Often times these decisions are life changing decisions that you have to live with forever. Sometimes we take the advice of friends, family other counsel that may not have our best interest at heart.

As a Child of God, there are 3 steps that I'd like to share with you, that I try to make a part of my decision making process. They are as follows:

1. Acknowledge God
2. Pray for direction
3. Wait on the Lord

Let's start with #1 "How do we acknowledge God" The first definition I found for acknowledge was that you "declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of" So first you must believe and acknowledge the person of God. The Bible states in Prov. 3:6 "In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths." Lord I acknowledge you as head of my life; You are King of Kings and Lord of Lords. My life is not my own.

#2 Pray for answers/direction- Prayer is essential! As a child of God, you shouldn't be making any decisions without first praying and asking God for direction. Again the Bible tells us in Phi. 4:6 "Be careful(anxious) for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

and finally, #3 - Wait on the Lord! This is very important. So many times we pray and ask for God's help and then we don't wait on his answers. God doesn't forget that you've prayed and asked for his help. Don't be so quick to give up on God and go your own way. In Psalms 27:14 it reads: Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.

I don't know what decisions you are facing today, but I do know that if you acknowledge God, pray for direction/answers and then wait on him, you will never make the wrong choice.

Be Blessed Today

Alecia (AKA Destahnee)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Sea of Forgetfulness

Unfortunately many people today are living a life of "Condemnation". They feel as if God can't use them or will not bless them because of sins they have commited in their past.
Did you know that when you accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior, your sins became covered by the Blood of Jesus? What does that mean? It means when God looks at you, he doesn't see your sin, he sees the "Blood of Jesus" and your sin debt is satisfied.

God has forgiven you for your sins, as a matter of fact, he doesn't even remember them! The Bible says in Micah 7:18-19, Who [is] a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth [in] mercy. He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.

Then in Heb. 8:12 he says "For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more " God has forgotten your sins.

Why do you constantly keep reminding him and yourself of your past? He's put it out of his memory and he wants you to do the same! Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. (Isa.43:18)

If your past keeps coming before you, it's not God condemning you, it's satan controlling you. You're letting him control your thoughts. You must bring every thought into captivity unto the obedience of Christ. (2Cor.10:5). For the word states in Romans 8:1 "There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit."

You are free from sin!

Stop Asking God to Forgive; What He's Already Chosen to Forget!

Be Blessed Today!

Alecia (AKA Destahnee)