Mountain Mover

Sometimes we can get lost in the impossibility of a situation. Trust me, I am not judging you. I have been there.

Life can throw you a punch so devastating that you forget every scripture you have read and every sermon you have ever heard. But I just wanted to remind you that no matter how big the mountain you face, you serve a powerful, almighty mountain-moving God!

No matter likes difficulty. I have never seen someone volunteer to go through a crisis or challenge willingly, but the that does not make them any less avoidable. So just know that even though the mountains will come and yes, they might be big…your God is bigger! Trust Him and He will see you through.

I am adding my faith to yours that God will show Himself mighty in your situation! Amen.

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Break Free

If you are not careful, you can end up living life chained and bound. I don’t mean because of bad decisions or sin, I mean simply bound by fear, uncertainty or even apathy.

It is time to break free from whatever may be holding you back from reaching the next level of freedom, prosperity, and joy in your life. If it is people holding you back, let them go. If it is fear, shake it off, and position yourself to pursue your dreams, destiny, and purpose even if you have to do it afraid!

If uncertainty is holding you back, just know that you can never be completely certain of anything! Yet, while you still have breath in your body, you can be certain that God is not through with you yet, and there is more for you to do! So break free and pursue life to the fullest!

Darkness is Temporary

Happy Friday! We made it to another week and I want to encourage you that no matter what you have faced this week, that darkness is only temporary. No matter how black your nights may have been, the sun always shows up and penetrates the night the next morning.

When night comes, and afflictions are many sometimes you may have to remind yourself, “Morning is coming.” You can go ahead and rest in your Father in Heaven because although weeping endures for a night, the joy will surely abound in the morning.

No matter what you face. Just remember, the darkness is temporary, it has an expiration sticker just like the challenges you face!

Recovery Takes Time

Do not be discouraged if you are facing a challenge that is lasting longer than you expected. As I mentioned in a previous post, I am recovering from an unexpected illness. Now, I am a pastor. I am a man of God. I have been to hospital rooms for decades praying over people and speaking works of faith, but what I had never experienced was being on the other side of the prayer and the words of comfort until now.

It can be tough because your faith is telling you to hold on and be encouraged while your body is telling you to be mad, sad and disappear into despair. The only way to combat the latter is just to accept the hard truth that recovery takes time. It may not come as quickly as you or I might like, but it is coming. In the meantime, we have to renew our faith daily and continue to rest in the promises of His healing and restoration. So I will be adding my faith to yours this week, and I ask that you do the same for me. God’s got us!

Go Ahead and Get Up!

Have you recently faced a health crisis, financial difficulty, job loss, or relationship disaster that has left you not wanting to get out of bed?

If you have I definitely understand. Currently, I am on the road to recovery from a sickness I didn’t see coming! It’s tough. Especially, when you are serving God, helping people and doing everything you know to live right and do your best. If you are not careful you sink into depression and despair. Well, I want to encourage you not to let that happen. Don’t call in sick, don’t start smoking a pack of cigarettes a day, don’t think that your answer can be found in the bottle contained in brown, paper bag. Just get up and keep doing good! Get up and keep being a blessing! Get up and keep living!

The trial will pass, and in the end, you will be glad that you didn’t give in to the enemy trying to convince you to give up!

Your Written History

I want to encourage you to journal your journey. It is important to be able to go back and see all of the obstacles you overcome. Sometimes it is for you, often it is for someone else. There is a power in being to say, someone:

“In 2016, I thought I was going to lose my mind, but two months later I received a call that changed everything…”

Having that written account of what happened to you and when it happened is a way to track your testimonies and maybe even use them to pen a book someday! There is someone who will not survive what you have been through. So get started today, whether you get 99 cents notebook from the store, start a Note on your phone, use a tablet or a computer…just start! You could change someone else’s life forever!

On the Other Side

Sometimes the future can be scary and uncertain, but one thing is sure, you will never get to get if you let fear keep you in the past. I don’t know if you know anyone who is scared of escalators, but I do. Often it takes them longer to get on the escalator than the actual time they spend riding it.

Life can be like that. We can spend so much time contemplating the next step, that had we just got started, we would already be beyond that step.

Don’t get me wrong. It can be tough. I know everytime I am watching a movie and someone has to cross a bridge over a pit of lava or a massive riverbed, I sit there and cringe as they begin to walk over the bridge. I wonder if the bridge can support their weight and if they will make it across. And in the movies, it can go either way! But for us, we have a Father who will never leave us or forsake us and is with us every step of the way. So go ahead and keep walking to the other side. Trust me, it is worth it.