God Can Give LIFE To Your DEAD Situation

What is it—a cancer diagnosis?

A recent loss of employment?

How about the death of a loved one?

Is it a broken relationship?

Or an unanswered prayer?

Today, I want to encourage you…God can give LIFE to your DEAD situation! God can give LIFE to your DEAD relationships! Listen to this powerful sermon about trusting our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ with the IMPOSSIBLE!

In Times of Trouble, Where Does Your Help Come From?

Mannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn! God is so awesome! I give Him all the glory and all the praise!

I am excited to share with you an exciting revelation that God gave to me.

You see, we took my three-year-old son to his first swim class yesterday. We’ve been counting down the days since we registered for the class. As expected, my son was eager to get into the pool and learn how to swim. We (meaning: myself, my husband, and my other son) watched on the sidelines (Just a side note: we roll in a pack…all for one & one for all…gotta support each other, you feel me…). Anyway, my son did a really great job of following the instructor’s directions. He showed all signs of readiness and will to acquire the skill of swimming. Most importantly, he showed NO FEAR of the water…

…until it was time for the swim instructor to take him out further into the deeper part of the pool.

That’s when it got real for him.

My son was asked to stretch his arms out and kick, with a noodle under his chest to keep him afloat, while holding onto the instructor’s hands. As the instructor began to slowly let his hands go, my son started to panic. Losing control. He began to scream and cry out for help. All the while, the swim coach reassured him that he was okay and that he needed to calm down and continue to kick.

This happened for another 15 seconds. My son’s head kept going under the water as he struggled to keep himself up…and then he started to really cry. If you are a parent, you know how fast your heart starts to beat when you hear your child’s cry for help, but I smiled watching my baby ‘cause I knew that he was alright. He was safe.

If he was in danger, I would have gone into the water and pulled him out. Or his strong daddy, who is an amazing swimmer, would have swam in to save his boy…or the instructor (who was literally standing there guiding him) or the other ten lifeguards on duty would have kept him from drowning.

My son—panicking and scaring himself into a frenzy—was totally ok, even though he believed in the moment that he was going under. This story reminds me of our God. He is our source of strength! He is our refuge in times of trouble. He does not slumber or sleep! He is always alert…watching us…helping us…and keeping us from dangers seen and unseen! And for that I give Him praise!

Trust in God! Believe that He will never leave you nor forsake you! For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. Amen.

With Love, MrsMKauthor

Let the words to this Psalm bless you and comfort your heart on today:

Psalm 121 (NIV)

A song of ascents.

1 I lift up my eyes to the mountains—

    where does my help come from?

2 My help comes from the Lord,

    the Maker of heaven and earth.

3 He will not let your foot slip—

    he who watches over you will not slumber;

4 indeed, he who watches over Israel

    will neither slumber nor sleep.

5 The Lord watches over you—

    the Lord is your shade at your right hand;

6 the sun will not harm you by day,

    nor the moon by night.

7 The Lord will keep you from all harm—

    he will watch over your life;

8 the Lord will watch over your coming and going    

both now and forevermore.

Someone died today…yet, you are still here…do you know why?

If you haven’t stopped to examine the reason WHY you are still alive today, maybe this could be the moment you make time to reflect.

Are you walking in your calling? Are you living with purpose? Are you distracted? Busy? Yet, you still feel like your life lacks focus? If you answered yes to any of the questions posed above, I recommend taking 11 minutes and 31 seconds out of your day to watch this video clip…I promise there is a word for you…

Be blessed, MrsMKauthor

God Did Not Bring You This Far to Leave You!

You may feel forsaken. Abandoned. And Forgotten.

Let me encourage you on this day with this word: God did not bring you this far to leave you! GOD WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU OR FORSAKE YOU! Even in our darkest hour, we can remember that God is there! So, don’t give up hope! Be encouraged, my dear friend!

Let’s take a quick look at two different testimonies in the Bible. The first testimony of Joseph and the other of Stephen.

We can see that God was there with Stephen as he was being persecuted, just as he was with Joseph during his trials and tribulations…and so, he is with you and he is also with me. Amen! Glory be to God.

This brings me back to my initial points: GOD WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU OR FORSAKE YOU! Even in our darkest hour, we can remember that God is there! So, don’t give up hope! Be encouraged, my dear friend!

We may not always understand why God allows us to go through certain situations, but the Lord is sovereign—we can trust His Word that in ALL THINGS—and I repeat, we know that in ALL THINGS God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose! Anything and EVERYTHING that we go through in life must pass through God’s hands first. Therefore, we can trust that trials and tribulations make us stronger. We may not reap the rewards of our labor on this side of heaven, but be encouraged by declaring these scriptures aloud: God’s “…grace is sufficient for me, for God’s power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. For this reason and “…for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

God is working everything out for your good! Keep the faith!

Love, MrsMKauthor

P.S. Why don’t you take time to read Hebrews chapter 11—it’s the beautiful chapter that tells about what faith looks like in action! Let the Word of God lift you up…for our faith heroes were all commended for their faith because they persevered through tests and trials. They were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised,since God had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect. So, whether our story ends like Joseph or Stephen, may we be reinvigorated in knowing that we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him. Amen.

Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. Ephesians 6:11-18 (NIV)

The Worst Mistake You Could Ever Make…

…is to think that the devil doesn’t exist! Don’t fall for the okey doke! DO NOT BE IGNORANT TO SATAN’S DEVICES! He is a master at what he does—kill, steal, and destroy! He is a liar! He is a deceptive manipulator. Wants you and I to believe he is not alive and working tirelessly to destroy our lives. Be vigilant, people! Wake up! Be smart about how you live and the choices that you make! The devil knows his end is doom…it is guaranteed that Satan and his demons will be thrown into the Lake of Fire…so, his best strategy is to take as many people with him as possible! Starting with getting us to believe the BIGGEST LIE—that he doesn’t exist!!!

I love you and want you to read this article below that is guiding my study time with God today. I’m about to pray and get into these scriptures!

Be blessed y’all and take a minute to read the article below…forward it to your family and friends, too! Aight?

Peace, MrsMKauthor

https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/satans-ten-strategies-against-you

The Best Strategy for Living A Fulfilled Life

If you are reading this, there is a reason why.

This is a special moment.

A moment ordained by God for you to hear a specific message about your purpose. No matter who you are, where you are, and despite what you may be going through God wants you to hear this message.

Time is short. We don’t know when we will take our last breath. As for me, time is a valuable asset that I can never get back. I cannot afford to waste it…neither can you!

You still have air in your lungs and there is a reason why. This may be your first and last warning to get your heart right. Dr. Tony Evans gives us spiritual insight into how we all can maximize the time we have here on this side of heaven by living our best life in God’s will. So, take 28:00 minutes to check it out…

With Love, MrsMKauthor

If You Are Contemplating Suicide…

If you think your life is spiraling downhill, out of control, and you feel like you can’t go on, I want you to know that suicide is not the way out!!! I beg you not to do it! Your life is worth fighting for! And I am fighting for you right now—I am praying for you.

I want you to know that I’ve been there before. I felt like nothing. Felt extremely bad about where I was in life. Felt worthless. Felt ashamed. Guilty. And too embarrassed to tell someone how I was really feeling on the inside. I was down. And I mean all the way down. I was done! Had enough. And I felt like I couldn’t TAKE IT ANYMORE!

So, I left the house. Tears streaming down my face. Didn’t have the strength to look back at my husband and one-year old son before I closed the door.

Got in my car and just drove…

Ended up in a Target parking lot…

Called my best friend. Told him I couldn’t do this anymore…

Balling crying…Could barely breathe…I felt like a complete loser…didn’t even have the courage to explain to him my intentions that night…but I did.

Then he and his wife started to pray for me. And as they prayed, the tears came, came, and came…and they wouldn’t stop. I felt so weak. Could barely hear the words they were speaking to me. All I know is I couldn’t go through with it. The phone call ended. All I remember from that moment was them speaking life back into my spirit…through prayer.

Somehow, I made it home later that night. Cried myself to sleep. And somehow, I knew that I could make it…because I woke up the next morning.

Looking back, it was a dark period in my life. Over and over, I asked where was God? I could not feel His presence. Felt like He had abandoned me…left me. Why would God allow all these bad things to happen in my life if He cared for me like He said He did? I was mad. Angry. Frustrated. All that…

Yet, He kept me. Cared enough to use my best friends as vessels to pray me through…reminding me how much I am loved and cared for. The Lord heard and answered their prayers that night. And I am grateful. Grateful for God’s grace and mercy.

And today, as tears rush down my face as I type, I am praying for you. I want you to know that The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. I am telling you that God cares about you and your situation. Self-help books and stuff are good but nothing can compare to prayer and crying out to God for help. He hears and God cares. If He can save my life, God can save yours!

Let me go on to tell you about my homegirl. I met this beautiful woman of God at a prayer meeting. We instantly connected and decided to meet up later in the week for a bite to eat. Do you know that over dinner, she shared her story…told me about how she had almost lost her life as a child on several occasions and survived? Yet, as an adult she, too had a dark period in her life which led her to try to take her own life. BUT, God!

He allowed her to survive! The Lord saved her life AGAIN! You wanna why? ‘Cause there is purpose for her being here!

As she shared her testimony, I remember crying. Not ‘cause I could relate, but because I could not fathom the idea of her not being here. I knew the moment of us meeting that she was powerful. Smart.  Articulate and passionate. Anointed. I could not believe she also had a moment of despair…which could have ultimately cost her her life.

I am thankful to God that she is still here! I don’t know how rich my life would have been these past 9 months of being her friend. Man, she is like a sister to me. We talk every day. Pray all the time together. We spend hours and hours talking about life and how good God has been to us. We dream together about the future! I am excited for what God is doing in her life…she out here makin’ moves and I am extremely proud of her. So, why am I saying all of this?

I’ve been led the past two weeks to pray for you. Yes, you reading this. And if this is not your struggle, I am praying for someone who is connected to you who may be on the edge of giving up. I want you to know that God loves you so much. He sent His only son, Jesus, to die for you. Jesus came to proclaim good news to the poor, to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion—to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. I want you to know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. I want you to know that no temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.

God loves You so much! And so do I! If you need prayer or have any specific requests please reach out to me via the contact page above. I encourage you to trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths!

God is faithful!

LIVE my friend! YOUR LIFE IS VALUABLE! THE WORLD NEEDS YOU! God has a great plan for your life: For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

The best is yet to come for you! I declare it in Jesus’ name! Put your hope and trust in the Lord!

With Love, MrsMKauthor

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:37-39 (NIV)

***I dedicate this post to my best friends (J & M) for being there for me all these years–I am grateful for you. And to my homey, my ace, my sister, and warrior for Christ (A.P.) God Bless You…cheers to 7/11! Shout-outs to my husband who read this and asked, “Where my name at?” LOL