Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Praise Break

Last week my Pastor, Joseph Hewitt, gave us a very important revelation about our situations. He stated that most issues could be summed up like this - Problem, Praise, Promise. We first have a problem, but if we continue to praise Him, we will receive the promise.

I experienced this first hand on yesterday. I was so focused on my problem that I forgot to praise God and forgot about the promise. God is not slack concerning His promises towards us. We become slack when God is not moving with the urgency we feel we deserve.

I had to take some time out yesterday, right in my living room and jump, shout and thank Him for the promises He has revealed unto me. I had to thank Him for my home, my children, my job and my life. I had to give up much praise for He is His good and His mercy endures forever.

I realized that problems are a way of moving us into our destiny and propeling us to do something else to reach our goals. I can't continue to complain about a situation, but do nothing to make it better.

I am looking to experience an exceeding, abuntant life because He came that I might have life and that more abuntantly. My goal for the Month of October is to praise Him with all that is within me. To give glory to the one who has given me life. To look to the hills, from which comes my help. To believe to see the goodness of the Lord. To Walk IN FAITH, with these heels on!

Keep Walking, you are almost there!

(Boots By Kate Spade ~ Lucie)

Monday, September 22, 2008

Growing In Faith

Recently, I heard a song that has become very poignant in my life. It is "Hide Me" by Kirk Franklin. Yeah, yeah, Kirk Franklin. This song talks about how storms make our faith grow.

When I listen to the words of this song I appreciate the trials of life, I don't like them but it helps me to understand it better by and by.

I have added it to my play list and hope you will be able to hear it.

The chorus of this song says "Hide me, let me live behind You. Hide me, cause I need shelter from the rain. Remind me, the only way my faith can grow is when You let Your winds blow, Your making me stronger now, Rain don't go away." Now realistically none of us ask for the storms, the wind and the rain, but if it is designed to make us grow, stronger or better it is working for our good.

It is always hard for me to remain calm, cool and collected when everything around me seems to be tossed and turned, but Jesus always has to remind me that He is with me. Like to apostles in Mark 4:37-41, I get nervous when the boat gets to rocking and Jesus is resting. Because I like to have an idea of what's next, I have a hard time, when Jesus isn't answering me immediately or specifically.

I asked Him recently to do some things that were not hard but specific for me. It seems I am always asking God to show me that He is with me and He did. Now it is time for me to keep my end of the deal. I have to get out of the boat and start walking on water. Yikes!!! I still not too sure of the direction, yet I hear Him saying "Come."

But God, I have on these heels, how can I walk in Faith? He said one step at a time. So I am taking it day by day. Step by Step and growing from Faith to Faith. I often have to ask God to hide me and let me live behind him.
Some challenges I have had to face head on, but God is so gracious to me that He is my covering when things get too hard for me. When I feel unprotected and vulnerable to the world, He is always supportive, comforting and nurturing to me. He sends His word, His children and His grace my way each day.
When I am in one of those dry places, He send someone with water to help me make it through. When I am lonely, someone calls to connect with me. When I a blue, He sends the rest of the rainbow to cheer me up. I believe we serve an Faithful God!
I do need God to hide me and cover me, and I do enjoy each moment of it. I encourage you to ask God to do the same for you.
Keep Walking,
MiVida es de Oro!
(My Life is Golden)
Shoes by Stuart Weitzman ~Sashay
(Please forgive the text, it keeps running together
Plus it's after midnight)

Monday, September 15, 2008

On My Way

This month I have determined that I am going to push past all obstacles, distractions, disappointments, discouragements, discomforts, financial lack and even my own doubts.

The Word of the Lord is so vibrant and strong that it continues to encourage me and keep me on track. I am pursuing my dreams with much passion. They may change as I evolve, but they will continue to be my dreams. I learned a valuable lesson for my life (MiVida) this year, that I am the only one who can place limits on me.

Fear and doubt has always kept me from moving towards my goals. I have been afraid to step out of the boat and dare to walk on water. I have been afraid of what others would think of me. I have been afraid of being disappointed. I have been afraid of how I am received or perceived. I have doubted my own ability. I have been doubted. But the buck stops here! I have decided that I refuse to be afraid.

Every Monday, I place a post on this blog. However, before I do so, I ask the Lord what I should say. What is important to me? What is important to you? And how to express those feelings, thoughts and emotions into something of value. I believe that the only thing that is important right now is to shed all of the pomp and circumstance and just be me.

What you see is what you get. Although, I strive to do better, be better and learn as much as I can. I am a work in progress and I like it. I am grateful that I have those who are in my corner, on my side, correcting me and cheering me on, yet if they all went away I still have to please God. I read in the Bible today, Romans 3:3 "For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect?" This passage is talking about an inward and outward change in the Jews through circumcision, and I believe that it is relevant to my life. What if some don't believe, does that may God's Word ineffective? Does the work that God has completed in my life become void because someone else doesn't believe in me? It is important that we know that we have been changed and that God IS doing the work in us. That is what makes the difference.

I have found that so many people of God have so little faith, when we as God's children should be those with the greatest faith of all. We are quick to see and say the negative and are surprised at the positive. I often here people of God say "That will never happen for me" and guess what? It won't. I choose to say the opposite. I have so great faith, that God will supply all of my needs according to His riches in glory, that I have all that I need and more. I have so great faith that He loves me so much that although the young lions will suffer lack, because I seek Him I will not want any good thing. (Psalms 34:10) Last week, I was instructed to state out loud that "I am not participating in the recession." (I even told my checkbook that we were not going to participate this year.)
From this point on, I am using all of the energy that used to consume me and cause me to worry, murmur, complain and be frustrated toward reaching my goals. Therefore, based on past history, I should reach my goals in no time :))) I encourage you to do the same. The same energy that you would use to talk about the situation, use it towards your dream. Use what may have been negative and make it positive. All of the no's should make you strive for a yes, all of the closed doors should make you search hard for the open one and all of the naysayers should make you surround yourself with only the positive and focused people.
Today, I see dreams coming to life. I see you pursuing your dreams with fervency, passion and drive. I see us pressing past the obstacles and running after our dreams. Never forget that you are a daughter of the King and royalty has privileges.
Keep Walking,
MiVida es de Oro
(My Life is Golden)
Shoes by Steve Madden ~ Midory

Monday, September 8, 2008


I thank my God, making mention of thee always in my prayers, Hearing of thy love and FAITH, which thou hast toward the Lord Jesus and toward all saints; That the communication of thy FAITH may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus. For WE HAVE GREAT JOY and consolation in thy love, because of the bowels of the saints are refreshed by thee, brother. Philemon 4-7

This morning I have a midnight praise. I started writing this post at midnight tonight. I spent the entire day with Jesus. And Wow! We had a great time.

God in His infinite wisdom, love and power has lavished His love upon me. He wants to do the same for you. He is moving powerfully through the Body and preparing us for a change. There is a new direction that we each must take. We must change our directions, our garments, our spoken words and give up some things in order to truly be ready for His call.

There are so many things that could be happening to us right now, BUT GOD. He has chosen to give you the best part. He orchestrates our lives so perfectly that even the bad is good. He confirms His words and reaffirms our hearts to let us know that He hears us and He knows what He is doing in us.

I am soooo full right now. God gave me extra portions this weekend. He fed me His Word through His people and confirmed His direction in my life. What He didn't do was give me a map, an instruction manual or a compass. He gave me more of Himself. He spoke the Word to me and told me to do exploits. He guided me in the right direction at the right time to hear from Him.

I am rejoicing. I am praising God for me, for you and for us. I am so full of joy over the promises that are coming to pass. I pray that my communication of FAITH become effectual in each one of you by acknowledging every, and I mean every, good thing that is in you through Christ Jesus. God is calling us to rejoice in love with one another and share that Love and FAITH with another.

I expect to see each one of you rejoicing for what is to come. Get that thing in your mind, whatever it may be, and praise HIM for it now. I mean really praise HIM! Open your mouth, speak life into it, bless Him for it, use the scriptures over it, refuse to let it go and watch God manifest in it.

This morning, I have a Midnight Praise. Continue to pray for me as I pray to Him.

Keep Walking,

(Shoes by Joan & David)

Monday, September 1, 2008

Labor Day!

Whenever a woman thinks of Labor, whether she has children or not, it is usually in the context of giving birth.

Well ladies, today was Labor Day.

Inside each of us is a dream waiting to be fulfilled. There are things that only you can do. I don't care who else has opportunity, privilege or drive, there are things that God has given to you to do and only you can accomplish them.

Today is a day of birthing. Manifesting those desires that were placed within in you before you were conceived. I know some wonderful women, who are talented, gifted and anointed to do only what they do best. God has blessed me to be surrounded by His daughters, who have talents and gifts that are without compare. In my life there are hairstylists, event planners, engineers, beauty consultants, makeup artists, therapists, wives, mothers, anointed preachers, teachers, mentors, designers and daughters, who bless me each time we meet. I appreciate the value that they add to my life and the encouragement that they deposit.

Each one of these ladies have been more than just a shoulder to cry on, they help me to continue to push, because I have to birth this baby! They see the vision and continue to help me to stay on track. To push past the obstacles and to jump over the hurdles. Each time I reach a point of giving up, I hear: You can do it, Keep walking even with those heels on, With God all things are possible, PUSH!

Today I pray that each one of you who read this post, know that God is birthing your dream. Sometimes it takes a little longer to see the manifestation of what He has deposited within you, but it is well worth the wait.

It is Labor Day. Do you have that measure of Faith that expects to see those things that are not, to call into existence what God has placed inside of you? I challenge you to take some time out this week; Be still and listen to what God has to say. Wait for the gentle nudge from God and then remember everyday can be Labor Day. God is always birthing something through His daughters.

Keep Walking,

MiVida es de Oro!

(My Life is Golden!)
Shoes by Christian Louboutin
When I am tried in the Fire, I shall come out as pure Gold!
P.S. The Christian Louboutin brand is touted as the most comfortable high heel shoes in the world, therefore, I sure I can give birth in these.