I almost completely failed a (spiritual) TEST!

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Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things” (Philippians‬ ‭4:6-8‬ ‭NKJV‬‬).

Last Thursday I shared Philippians 4:6-8 with 20+ of my co-workers, followed by prayer for patience and wisdom during our monthly meeting. Then, this past Wednesday, I was given heartbreaking news and completely forgot this scripture. For 15 hours straight I was completely heartbroken and could not stop thinking about this new level of spiritual warfare, and was tested to hold on to my faith regarding the purpose and word that God has pronounced over my life. INITIALLY, I failed! What initial caught me of guard is that God has been warning me for regarding this occurrence for a couple of weeks but I was completely blinded sided with the way it was presented. Though Jesus gave me insight, I didn’t consider that I wasn’t going to have a decision in a matter that greatly affects my day to day activities, possibly pulling me away from something I found so much joy and honor in. The news was devastating! I was davasted! For a moment, my emotions got the best of me. I could not stop (me failing the test) crying…
The next day one of my precious sister’s in the Lord began speaking life over me. I wasn`t (and still not) in total agreement with an aspect of her perspective on why such news shouldn’t bother me. However, one point she reminded me of which I know to be true is: all thing’s work out for the good of them that love the LORD and called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28).  Shortly after mediating on this and various other scriptures, Jesus presented me with the opportunity to share His Word and serve communion in the most unexpected environment, and to a person who told me the previous week they were going to kill themselves. Through the grace and love of God, I was able to present this person the gospel of Jesus Christ freely (the previous week I was limited). What happened next was so powerful. This person re-dedicated their life to Christ and was healed from the spirit of suicide!! Hallelujah Jesus! Hallelujah God!!!! This person then began to repent on their own to God for ever desiring to commit suicide!
I am reminded of three things:
1). Spiritual seeds are important to plant. This particular spiritual sister knows my love and commitment to Jesus, knows my call in ministry, and knows the authority I carry in Christ. Yet she did not wait for me to get over it or come to myself, but planted spiritual seeds of hope and faith in me immediately. Additionally, a brother in Christ called and prayed for me Wednesday evening. How often do we overlook spiritual leaders or Christians in general when we can obviously see they are in a storm or hurting? Eventually I would have certainly gotten over it because the depth of my soul trust Jesus and I’m sure they both know this, but I thank God for these two people who spoke life into me before too much damage or regret could be done. What if they hadn’t poured into me? I may have been too distracted or emotionally drained to pour into someone else, thus blocking the Lord from allowing me to be used to lead someone to healing and re-dedication to Christ!
2). Run to your bible, run to the Word of God, run to the Master’s feet!!! I basically ruined an entire evening and caused myself unnecessary stress by delaying my quiet time with Jesus. The devil would say, “it was only a day.” But I hear the Spirit of the Lord saying, “you almost missed an appointment!” I almost missed an opportunity to share the grace and love of God and guide someone to healing! That would have been awful! Additionally, complete peace only came upon me when “I” began to mediate on God`s Holy Word!
3). As Christians, whatever we compel others to do, we will be tested in! And, sometimes, it comes quickly. Prepare!
O LORD, forgive me! Against You and only you have I sinned.

me-new“Everyone has a divine purpose; my hope is through the Power of God, you walk boldly in yours!” ~ With Love, Minister Angela

Remember, God loves you! Trust Him!

A few things:

  • If you’ve never accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, you can today!
  • Find two of my books, “Blessed Is” and “Examine First, Yourself” at Amazon, Barnes and Noble or my online store.
  • Connect with me on Instagram 
  • If you’re not part of a local church, it is extremely important that you seek God in leading you to an anointed place of worship. One of the enemy’s greatest and most powerful weapons is to have you separated from the assembly.
  • Read my other blog post below

Severing Attachments

As women in ministry, especially single women, many of us are constantly searching out intimate leadership. Someone to help nourish our call, develop our gift or, a divine covenant that will help coin (create, conceive, et al.) or strengthen our assignment. However, because the Spirit and Word of God is so diluted in this culture, the Holy Spirit is saying, “My daughters must prioritize learning from Me! The need is too great!” Jesus said, this is why He is SEVERING ties of those who many of us desire to learn from. Thus saith the LORD our God, “Let go and follow Me!”

Does this mean we don’t submit to leadership in our churches? No! Does this mean we don’t submit to our pastor’s vision? No! Does this mean we don’t accept godly council, correction or wisdom? Absolutely, not! THIS MEANS we stop entertaining the idea or desire of having a “mid-wife.” This means we stop entertaining the idea or having a desire for a senior or prominent spiritual person to guide us regularly in our assignment or ministry. THIS MEANS we stay at the Master’s feet (Luke 10:38-42). This means we deepen our capacity to hear the Shepherd’s voice (John 10:27-28)! This means we return to the Overseer of our souls (1 Peter 2:25)! And, this means we pursue Jesus (Matthew 11:29)!

May we have the discipline to first seek the kingdom of God and all His righteousness! May we study to show ourselves approve, first to God!

 me-new“Everyone has a divine purpose; my hope is through the Power of God, you walk boldly in yours!” ~ With Love, Minister Angela

Remember, God loves you! Trust Him!

A few things:

  • If you’ve never accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, you can today!
  • If you are ready for true transformation, Join Us for the Sent by Jesus Conference! Click here to learn more!
  • Find my NEW books, “Blessed Is” and “Examine First, Yourself” at www.sentbyjesus.bigcartel.com, Amazon or at Barnes and Noble!
  • Connect with me on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook
  • If you’re not part of a local church, it is extremely important that you seek God in leading you to an anointed place of worship. One of the enemy’s greatest and most powerful weapons is to have you separated from the assembly.
  • Join us for bi-weekly prayer, schedule is listed on meetup.com 

Women as Stumbling Blocks

DAUGHTERS OF THE KING

The power of Christ has been glorified by your deliverance, resilience and fortitude! However, the exposure of that which is meant to be private taints our spiritual beauty. Provocatively exposing our shape, the temple which God has designed to be sacred, cheapens and devalues our inner beauty. The obsession with selfies uncovers the spirit of vanity and, reveals the torment of insecurity. I am praying that the daughters of Christ, we continually find affirmation, identity AND security in our Lord!

May we lead with our Christlike character, and not become a stumbling block to those around us, in Jesus name!

 me-new“Everyone has a divine purpose; my hope is through the Power of God, you walk boldly in yours!” ~ With Love, Minister Angela

Remember, God loves you! Trust Him!

A few things:

  • If you’ve never accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior you can today!
  • If you are ready for true transformation, Join Us for the Sent by Jesus Conference! Click here to learn more!
  • Find my NEW books, “Blessed Is” and “Examine First, Yourself” at www.sentbyjesus.bigcartel.com, Amazon or at Barnes and Noble!
  • Connect with me on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook
  • If you’re not part of a local church, it is extremely important that you seek God in leading you to an anointed place of worship. One of the enemy’s greatest and most powerful weapons is to have you separated from the assembly.
  • If you leave in the Antelope Valley area, join us for bi-weekly prayer, schedule is listed on meetup.com 

Consecrated Blood!

WOMEN, Join Us! Friday, July 27th from 6pm to 11pm, and Saturday, July 28th between 5am to 4pm for a intimate SPIRITUAL CLEANSING, AWAKENING and RESTORATION of the SOUL! 

Learn more here!

 

 

Adversity: Character Building

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It is written, “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God has prepared for them that love him” (Corinthians 2:9).

In the darkest and most uncertainty of times, I’ve learned to trust God alone, and sometimes those lessons were learned while fighting back tears. However, the lesson I learned was this: Adversity is the place God not only builds our character but also, our testimony. Adversity it is the place where we are being prepared to bring soul’s closer to Christ. For those of you fighting back tears (or drowning in them) to be faithful to the call, never forget this: Jesus is preparing you for Kingdom Business. Trust Him, your faith is not in vain.

3 Ways to Overcome the Difficulties in Adversity:

1. Remember past victories. The bible is full of historical accounts that outline great victories. The life of Abraham, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Elisha, Esther, Job, Paul… the list goes on. Pick one and mediate on it! One of the most unvalued character traits that each of these conquering men and woman of God had was “Longsuffering.” In mediating on scripture, closely note the level of patience, trust and obedience that was involved, key behaviors in becoming longsuffering. Additionally, recall past victories in your own life. Mediate too, on what you have previously conquered through the power of the Holy Spirit.

2. Trust God, Trust God… TRUST GOD! Through prayer and submission to the Word, Trust GOD! Trust Him when you can’t trace Him. Trust Him when you don’t understand Him. Trust God! The bible says in Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy path.” Jesus knows both the beginning and the ending of a thing. Trust God, He is building your character for the next level of purpose.

3. Serve: the broken hearted, widow and fatherless. Regardless if you serve your community, or in a local church, serving builds a level of humility within that cannot be easily replaced. I recommend serving outside the norm: visit someone in the hospital, offer to do an elderly person’s household chores, volunteer at a domestic violence shelter, offer to read comforting scriptures at your local Veterans office… take the focus of you. Serve!

Dear Heavenly Father, Loving and Merciful One. Give us strength that we may accomplish Your will. In Jesus name we pray.

“Everyone has a divine purpose; my hope is through the Power of God, youme-new walk boldly in yours!” ~ With Love, Minister Angela

Remember, God loves you! Trust Him!

 

A few things:

  • If you’ve never accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, you can today!
  • Connect with me on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook
  • If you’re not part of a local church, it is extremely important that you seek God in leading you to an anointed place of worship. One of the enemy’s greatest and most powerful weapons is to have you separated from the assembly.
  •  If you live in Lancaster, CA I want to invite you to join us for prayer on Tuesday evenings at Lancaster City Library.
  • Find my devotional book, “Sent by Jesus: The Father sent Jesus, and Jesus sent you,”  evangelistic appeal, holiday or birthday gifts and more at www.sentbyjesus.bigcartel.com

 

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