Friday, February 19, 2010

Free To Worship

Last Sunday as I stood in midst of our congregation, with my hands raised and my voice lifted, I thought to myself, "How Awesome It Is To Be Free To Worship!"

When I worship, I free my mind of everything and I focus on God. I lay all my cares at his feet and I Glorify His Name. I'm not thinking about what I need to do when I get home, bills that need to be paid, people that have wronged me, nothing of the sort. I give The Lord my full attention.

I can't think of anything better than losing yourself in Worship! When you get "Lost In Worship" then you Find yourself in him.

As you begin to tell God who he is; he begins to tell you who you are.

You tell him he's "The King of Kings" - He tells You that "You're The Head & Not The Tail" - You tell him he's "Jehovah Jireh" - He tells you "You're More Than a Conquerer" - You tell him "He's The Great I Am" - He tells you - you're a "Peculiar Treasure".

Lose Yourself in Worship & Find Yourself in him.

I Am Free To Worship!

Be Blessed Today!

Alecia (AKA Destahnee)

Thursday, February 11, 2010


For, lo, the wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrow upon the string, that they may privily shoot at the upright in heart(Psalms 11:2)

Satan has a plan for your life! The above scripture shows how the enemy is prepared. He already has the arrow ready upon the string, the bow is bent. The bible tells us that Satan comes to Kill, Steal, & Destroy.

Satan knows your future. He knows the Destiny that you are carrying and he wants to destroy it before you can give birth. In Rev. 12:4 it states that Satan stood before The Woman (representing the church) waiting for her to give birth to her child (representing Destiny)so that he could Destroy it. (and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.)

Satan is doing all he knows to do to try and keep you from fulfilling the Destiny that was ordained for you before the foundations of the earth.

Equip yourself through the word! Hide the word in your heart so that you may stand firm.

This is "The Year of The Saints" The Set Time of Favor has Come!

Don't Let Satan be the only one Planning Your Future! Ask God to give you a plan then write it out & read it everyday (And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make [it] plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. Hab.2:2 )

If You Fail To Plan; Plan To Fail!

Be Blessed Today!

Alecia (AKA Destahnee)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Your Mouth Is Full - But Your Heart Is Empty

Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near [me] with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men: (Isaiah 29:13)

Have you ever known anyone, or been around someone, that's always giving out advice, and then when you have the opportunity to spend some time with them, their life reflects something totally different than what they are saying?

When it comes to The Kingdom of God, there are many who flatter God with their lips, but their hearts are so far removed from him that there is no real relationship.

When you are in real realationship with God, you want everything about your life to please him. You don't want to just "Talk the Talk" You want to "Walk the Walk."

We have to be careful not to become like Saul. When Saul was first annointed King, the spirit of God came upon him, And the Spirit of the Lord will come upon thee, and thou shalt prophesy with them, and shalt be turned into another man. (1Sam. 10:6). Saul was humble in the beginning. He obeyed God and had a heart for God. But Saul started to do his own thing, he disobeyed God and would rather please the people than please God. The Bible said that God repented that he had made Saul King and he took his (God) Spirit from him. But the Spirit of the Lord departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the Lord troubled him. (1Sam. 16:14.)

Saul continued to serve as King for a time, but God had already chosen David to replace in reality Saul was just doing "Lip Service" because the Spirit of God had left him & his (Saul) heart had left God.

My prayer is that the words I speak, reflect the life I lead. If ever you, as my friend, a follower of this blog, or just someone who happened by, find me living outside of the words I write, speak, post...Please Love Me Enough to Rebuke Me In Love.

Lord - Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me. (Psalms 51:11)

Be Blessed Today!

Alecia (AKA Destahnee)

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Quiet Desperation

I just finished watching "Revolutionary Road" with Leonardo Dicaprio & Kate Winslet. It was an awesome movie and I recommend you take the time to watch it if you haven't already.

The movie was about an idealistic young couple that had all sorts of dreams and goals as to how their life together would turn out. They were both creative minded people who ended up feeling stiffled by their choices in life. He (Dicaprio) ended up working for the same company in which his father once worked and she (Winslet) became a homemaker. For some people this life would have been enough; nice home, good job, 2kids......

The problem for the characters was that this was not the life they envisioned for themselves. They both really wanted more out of life, but in reality, neither had the courage to go after it.

This movie was so true to life for me, and I think a lot of people in general. Many people end up settling for where they are in life, instead of going after the things they really want. I mean life is good, and you could probably live happily ever after where you are, but in your heart, you're not doing what you feel you were destined to do.

Such was the case of the characters in this movie. Neither went after what they really wanted in life, and as a result, became two rather miserable people.

As Christians, I believe that we are "Destined For Greatness" and that when we don't pursue that "Greatness" whatever it may be; we live our lives with a certain amount of resentment, either against ourselves or those around us. When you "Desire" something then you long for it. Many of us have desires/dreams that have been in our hearts since we were children and we have not pursued them. Perhaps we are afraid, or think we're too old, or feel that it's just unrealistic. I am of the notion that God gives us the desires of our heart. Psalms 37:4 reads: Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.I understand this to mean that "God" will give us "WHAT" to desire. When that desire is not fulfilled, our lives are not fulfilled.

I don't know what you "Desire" in life, but if you're not pursing it, I do know that your life will never be what God designed it to be.Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but [when] the desire cometh, [it is] a tree of life.

Be Brave & take the steps necessary to follow your dreams.

It Takes Courage To Live The Life You Want!

Be Blessed Today!

Alecia (AKA Destahnee)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Come Out With Your Hands Up!

Remember those old movies where you had the "Good Guys" and the "Bad Guys" and you knew that at some point during the movie the Bad Guys would get themselves cornered in some old shack/barn with no way out and have some sort of shoot out with the police. It usually ended up one of two ways: The bad guys would be shot and killed or the cops would shout "Come Out With Your Hands Up!" and the Bad Guys would surrender.

Have you ever found your self in a situation where you felt cornered like there was no way out? Perhaps you feel cornered by debt, stress, anxiety, or some other challenge that life might bring. Did you know that God has already equipped you with the weapons you need to overcome any situation in life?

When You begin to Praise/Worship God, he steps into your situation; He inhabits the praises of his people (Psalms 22:3) To "Inhabit" means to: dwell; remain; sit; abide. God is not a God of confusion, so in order for him to "Inhabit" (dwell, remain, sit, or abide)in your Praise/Worship he has to first fix your situation!

So the next time you feel cornered, take a lesson from the "Bad Guys." Go ahead and surrender (to The Lord) and "Come Out With Your Hands UP!"

Be Blessed Today!

Alecia (AKA Destahnee)

Monday, February 1, 2010

The Benefits of Spending Time With Jesus

Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus. (Acts:3:23)

Have you ever felt insecure or maybe had feelings of inadequacies when surrounded by those who may have more education or training. Have you ever been on a job interview for a job for which you know you weren't qualified?

Sometimes in life, we are put in situations that we think are "Out of Our League", but The Bible lets us know, that when we spend time with Jesus, he will equip us for every situation that we face in life.

When we spend time in the word, God reveals to us who we are in him. When we know who we are, we are confident in whatever we endeavor. We don't have to be concerned about what to say or how to act in any situation.

When God told moses to go and speak to Pharaoh, Moses was hesitant and began making excuses as to why he couldn't go he basically said that he was nobody and didn't think they would listen to him, he said : "I am not eloquent....but I am slow of speech and of a slow tongue" and God said to Moses " Who hath made man's mouth? or who maketh the dumb, or deaf or seeing, or the blind? have not I the Lord? Now therefore GO, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say. (Exodus 4:10-12).

Spend time with Jesus, Get into the word and watch God take you places that you could never have imagined.

But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. (1Cor.2:9)

Be Blessed Today,

Alecia (AKA Destahnee)