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Seek Jesus, He Is Closer Than You Think

Posted on August 13, 2022 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (0)


This life brings about many challenges and struggles. But God, who is truly rich in mercy and grace does not leave us here alone to figure our way thru them. His word provides guidance and understanding on how to overcome. I too have seen much suffering over the last five years, and I will say thru it all "BUT GOD." His words gave me strength and his promises secured me in knowing that I am not alone as I go thru this time in my life. I encourage you in this, as you go thru take time to close your eyes and seek him for all you believe you have need of, and please do not to let your eyes deceive you in thinking he does not see nor hear you. He only asks that we repent for our sins first, so that he may hear us, and he will respond.

For He has promised to never leave nor foresaken us.  He is not one to lie.

Seek God first



Philippians 4:6 (KJV)

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

Matthew 6:33 KJV

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.



Posted on July 29, 2022 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (2)

JESUS has overcome this world and for this reason, you too will overcome.  I pray that you see your life thru His eyes, that you walk in the light of who you are in him.  This world offer many promises, but there is only one who keeps the promises He makes.  Rise up, you are not alone. Rise up, hope lives.  Rise up and REJOICE for JESUS LIVES that you may LIVE.  Know this!!!!


He Is Always Present - Rest In Jesus

Posted on July 29, 2022 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Praise God.  Trials are but a moment in time that will see its end.  For those who love the Lord your trials will only strengthen you.  PRAISE GOD! PRAISE GOD! There is hope for better things.  Lift up your head and raise your hands in surrender to our God.  You will see Him in all things and rejoice, for Jesus has promised He will "NEVER LEAVE US, NOR FORSAKE US". For this reason we will overcome our moments of struggle, if we would only choose to beleive him and not our eyes. His promises stand for all eternity.  PRAISE GOD!!! We can rest in this!!!!!!!

Praise God Jesus Has RISEN

Posted on April 3, 2021 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Because we had all gone astray as lost sheep Jesus was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. (Isaiah 53:4 KJV)

It is time for us to wake up out of our slumber and sleep to see that God is calling us today.  We need to humble ouselves, turn from our wicked ways, seek his face, and repent.  He has promised in his word that when we do this he will hear from heaven and heal our land.  Today is all the you have to turn back to your father.  Christ is waiting for you that he may intercede  on your behalf.  Remember God can call you home at anytime, tomorrow is not be an option for you.


There Is Hope During This Season of Coronavirus

Posted on May 12, 2020 at 12:43 PM Comments comments (3)
Praise God for mercy; He continues to call us out of this world and back into his grace.  It is during this season that we are finally realizing that we need God's mercy and grace to make it thru, and that we can not rely on our limited abilities.  Praise Jesus, He has sat the whole world still so they can hear him, and yet he still made provisions to meet our needs.  It is unfortunate that there are casualties during spiritual battles, but praise God we who are still alive have an opportunity to repent, turn back to our heavenly father, and seek his son, "Jesus",  for the true value of life.  Praise God that  we are not defined by man's eyes, but God's heart.  Let this season perform its perfect work; turn away from our wicked ways and back to Jesus.  In Jesus we have all that we need and more.

Matthew 6:33 (King James Version)

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

An Opportunity For Growth

Posted on April 18, 2020 at 5:04 PM Comments comments (0)
Praise God Everyone,

This pandemic is an opportunity to grow closer to the Lord. God has his way of sitting us still so that we can see and hear him as he makes His will known to us. Take this opportunity to examine your relationship with Him; to seek Him for understanding, direction, and rest. Rest knowing that he is in control of all things good and evil. He said he will never leave you nor forsake you, and that he will supply your every need according to His riches and glory in Christ Jesus. When you consider your life, all that you had, have, and will have comes from Jesus alone and not of yourselves. As we go thru, do so trusting and resting in Christ knowing that your life was bought by his blood on a tree he made his throne of grace. ALL FOR YOU.

Praise God for this opportunity to grow in Grace!!!!!

Jesus Is The Only Answer To The Coronavirus

Posted on March 31, 2020 at 1:51 PM Comments comments (1)
If you are afraid, confused, or feel lost about where your life is at this moment, or where it is going due to the coronavirus.  Let me assure you that Jesus is the only answer to your concerns.   We have turned our backs on God, and have decided to live in the vanity of our minds.  Doing what we want, how we want, contrary to his word.  Romans 1:25 speaks specifically to how we got here.  If we really want to overcome the Coronavirus, we MUST do exactly what God commands in
2 Chronicles 7:14, repent, humble ourselves, and seek his face.  Then watch God move.

Romans 1
25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

2 Chronicles
14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land

Coronavirus Fears

Posted on March 13, 2020 at 11:46 AM Comments comments (0)
So many live in fear of the unknown, when instead they should seek after the one who knows all thing so that they may not live in fear.  The last response that should never enter the mind of Christians is to muffle the word of God by closing churches.  Instead scream to the ends of the earth the words of God in

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

God Where Are You

Posted on February 8, 2020 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (2)

To often when the trials come we tend to question if God is present with us, and if so why does he not save us from the trial or tribulation.  The fact is he is always with us.  He is the beauty in the madness that brings us peace and joy.  We need not to look upon the situation and ask God why are we here.  Instead we should ask what am I to learn from this experience, so that I may grow in the knowledge and grace of God.  When we focus our eyes on Christ, as the apostle Peter did, it is then we can be victorious and overcome.  Praise God he is not as man that he changes with the wind, but he is a strong tower that feels for us so deeply that his ears are open to our cries and he answers, even when we are disobedient.  Praise him.

Identity Series 1 Who We Are

Posted on April 8, 2019 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (8)
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