The Void

8 There is one alone,…9 Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. 

Sometimes we feel a void in our heart that overshadows our peace and contentment with life. It often manifests itself as loneliness. We attempt to fill the void with work, food, or pleasure, but somehow, they never seem to be enough to fill the void. The reason for this is: that void is specifically reserved to be filled by God alone.

God wants a relationship with You! He wants to be your God, your Heavenly Father, your Savior, and your Comforter. He doesn’t just want to give you access to His provisions and resources but he wants to be the ONLY SOURCE for everything you need and desire.

You weren’t designed to maneuver the hills and valleys on the road of life alone. Let God be both your navigator and partner on the journey of life.

PRAYER: LORD I’m tired of feeling lonely and I want you to fill this void that you reserved for your Holy Spirit. I never want to feel lonely again. You are worth seeking after like precious gems and great treasure. I will seek You daily when I wake and when I go to bed. Be my center and be the prominent person who occupies my thoughts. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Fellas Beware – She May Not Care

Dear Brethren,

If the woman by your side doesn’t allow you to be open about the above things and spends more time trying to belittle you or attack your manhood, then you don’t have a woman by your side.

Know the difference between a woman who views her needs more important than yours. More than likely you’ll find this type to be less than a partner and more of a task.

This is not a woman bashing post. My brothers and sons need to know there is a difference between having just a female in their arms or beds versus having a woman whose character proclaims her virtue as wife material.

Don’t Forget God’s Love Language

Our spiritual garden needs cultivating year-round

I really like this prayer and grabbed it from one of my daughters, Meka Mitchem. It speaks to how God’s children should WANT TO RELATE TO OTHERS.

It takes godly wisdom to come to the understanding that God designed us to be unique in our makeup so that when those who are His came together, they would be the example of what unity looks like for the unbelieving, and then be the draw that introduces them to Christ.

Some of us have a lot of work to do, but every little step taken towards following Jesus’ example helps shine His Light out into the darkness of this world.

May we learn the love language of the “One Another’s” – 1 John 3:11-4:12

For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.

1 John 3:11 – 4:12

Do You Care to Communicate?

Go into any business (government, private) and you will be met by someone who lacks communication skills. Unfortunately, it seems like people are more interested in hearing themselves sound off about something than they are about creating a bridge that connects our humanity.

In fact, many of us might be surprised to learn that the reason doors were closed to a business opportunity or a personal relationship had more to do with our lack of communication skills than with what we had to offer. Even now, there may be people close to us who feel we could definitely use some improvement in this area (spoken & unspoken).

Sound relationships require us to develop good communication skills. No one wants to waste their Words on deaf ears, and no one wants to share information (especially on matters of the heart) with someone who refuses to, at the least, empathize or sympathize with them.

And it’s not just WHAT YOU SAY, but HOW YOU SAY IT — with your lips, your facial expressions, and your body language!

Sound communication has 2 skill requirements — that you develop (1) good listening skills and (2) good speaking skills (which includes repeating what you heard the person say). The measuring tool is how well you do both.

  • Are any of your relationships suffering because of poor communication skills?
  • With whom do you have a strong relationship and how does your communication style boost the relationship?
  • Do you communicate from a place of hurt (woe is me), or a place of demand (you better acknowledge me), or desire to be known (what your character/principles are based on)?
  • Are there any areas in your life where better communication skills can benefit or elevate you or another?

It’s a win-win when we learn how to Speak and Listen well to others. But, it’s personally enriching when we learn how to speak and listen well to ourselves ♥️🦋♥️ so we can communicate our care towards ourselves and others.

Help Meets Know the Truth🙏

God created the woman with a capacity to give so much to help her husbandmen (Jesus, your marital husband, and your boss/work authority) and ENCOURAGEMENT goes a long way! Plus, it costs you very little to utter a few words that let him know you are one of his biggest supporters.

Men were made to lead, be strong, and be of good courage, but sometimes … they will find themselves struggling to lead, feel weak, and be discouraged by all the weights placed on their shoulders. They are no different from us when it comes to managing responsibilities and life in general.

Today is a good day to Encourage a man in your life with the Word of God.

Remind him of his God-ordained role (to govern and direct without a dictatorship mentality) and encourage him to invite God into every situation; and ask God to shine His Glorious Light into their day and provide guidance along the way!

#EncourageHim

#Pray4Him

#LetHimLead

#HelpMeetsKnowTheTruth

Gird Yourself and Others

Gird = To surround; to encircle; to inclose; to encompass; prepare oneself for something difficult or challenging.

I have read the book – The Bible – and the message is plain as day – Make sure your salvation and abide in Jesus Christ, the Savior. Whatever timetable God has for transitioning this world into the tribulation period, those who are His have the responsibility to share the Word of God, sow seeds of faith, and disciple another. Of course, these persons must be willing to hear and have the heart to KNOW God. To force biblical education on another ends up being information only.

I’ve lost people to COVID19, random violence, and sickness. Death isn’t easy, but it’s a part of the sin passed onto man through Adam & Eve in the garden of Eden. If I paid close attention to all of the chaos in our world, I would be very stressed and depressed. If I focused on the things taking place in the world from a purely mental perspective, I might not leave my house ever again.

Daily reading of scriptures gives us a piece of peace for life issues. Remembering what God has done for us adds hope. Knowledge of the theme and prophecy of the Bible and what comes after gives strength when we feel any signs of weariness. When you know these things, you can show compassion toward others, empathize with some, and sympathize with others.

Sometimes I overthink my future: when to retire, where to retire, can I afford to retire. But the truth is – I may not get to retire in this life because I might stand at the Judgment seat far sooner than I imagine. Hence, the need to keep my mind stayed on God is my saving grace. 

King David was great at demonstrating this mindset. That’s what I want to share today – the need to gird our minds in a way that helps us maintain a firm stand and grip on reality but find a place of relief from the physical reality that assaults our eyes, ears, and hearts. And, whenever and wherever, help others do the same.

30 As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the Lord is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him. 31 For who is God save the Lord? or who is a rock save our God? 32 It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect.

Psalm 18:30-32

Pouring Out

It’s in the pouring out into others of what God pours into our heart & soul that helps we, as the vessel of the Holy Spirit, and the receiver of the message, to heal and grow stronger. It’s why it’s necessary to sit under sound biblical teaching under those who are able to rightly and plainly teach the Word of truth (2 Timothy 2:15).

You can’t pour out anything except you first be filled up. Even one scripture a day, received and digested with the Holy Spirit’s help, has the power to water and refresh a multitude. You have a village to nurture and grow and sow into. I’ve heard my pastor call it our “circle of influence.”

Whatever you call it, you must understand that your life in Christ has purpose and it is to shine the light on Christ—his death, burial, and resurrection—as the only way to salvation.

Go and Get your refill for today—one Book, one passage in context, one memorable verse, one sermon—then pour out and water the forest of men, women, and children around you to strengthen them spiritually, mentally, and emotionally.

3 Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees. 4 Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you. 5 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.

ISAIAH 35:3-5