Life is Easy

by Sharman Monroe

For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.

                                                                        2 Corinthians 4:17 (NKJV)

I was having lunch with a friend and we were talking about when we have a problem, we believe God has already worked it out, but waiting for the resolution to show up can be hard. We want the resolution right now. Then my friend quoted the above scripture. I nodded in agreement. When I got home I decided to delve into the verse, to go to the bottom of pool so to speak, to really understand what God is teaching us.

The words “light affliction” caught my attention because they seem to be in opposition of each other so I pulled out my concordance to examine the scriptural meaning of them. The word “light” comes from the Greek word elaphros which means “easy, light”. The word “affliction” comes from the Greek word thlipsis which means “pressure; anguish; trouble”. Okay. . . an easy pressure. I get that, but an easy anguish, an easy trouble? How can this be? Continue reading

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Cleansing To Closure

by Harriett V. Bennett

Why is it often so tempting to consider dabbling in past behaviors that can only produce the same dissatisfying, present-day results?  Well, here is my 5 cents therapy tidbit:  you never completed the process between beginning the “cleansing” to finally realize undeniable “closure”.   Consider these five things in your “cleansing process: Continue reading

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It’s A New Year! 2018 — My Year of New Beginnings

by Chris Allen

At this year’s combined New Year’s revival hosted Greater Mt. Calvary and First Baptist of Glenarden, God spoke rhema words to me through each speaker in such a cohesive and distinct way that did not just give me marching orders for 2018, but spoke directly to my destiny! But, because of the essence of time, I can’t share everything, but I want to share with you three things the Lord spoke to me.

  1. Through Bishop Rudolph Mckissick, Jr. – You Have The Assignment to Carry Greatness.

God was speaking to me about the assignment He gave me eight years ago while attending a multiple sclerosis with my mother, who had been diagnosed with the disease. As the presenters were sharing information, there was an interruption. The Holy Spirit started downloading a vision that I wrote on the pad provided for us to take notes on. By the time He finished, Anointed Women In Christ (AWIC) was birthed. I was so excited I couldn’t wait to get out of there to share with my BFF what God had given me. And we hit the ground running! We registered the business ministry, developed a team, set the date and signed the contract for October 7-9, 2011 at the National Conference Center. How many of you know that God declares the end before the beginning, but there is also the middle and in the middle of it, I had to go through this to get to that, which is the second word God spoke to me.

  1. Through Evangelist Joyce Rodgers I Had to Go Through This to Get That.

I had to go through the separation, the divorce, the betrayal, being lied on, being overlooked, being denied, being mistreated, being talked about. All of those things God allowed, but they all had purpose. And lastly, He spoke Continue reading

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Restoration Speaks ~ Speaks Loud!

 

“God purposely put in us an empty space. This space is called an innate spirit that God and God alone can completely fill . . . God wants us to before of Him first, satisfied with Him first, whole in Him first, in love with Him first and then He can bless us. So,If you are struggling with believing God, if you are feeling broken or if you are defining yourself by the world standards and not by the Word of God, then this Bible study devotional is for you!”

 

Our own Chris Allen, founder of Anointed Women in Christ (AWIC) ministry, has launched her new book

 

Restoration Speaks~Speaks Loud, a Bible Study Devotional

an Amazon #1 Bestseller!

 

Now available on Amazon and for Kindle. Get your copy today!

 

Be sure to get the accompanying journal to write and record your thoughts and revelations as you go through this insightful Bible Study.

 

 

Chris Allen at her September book launch.

 

Anointed Women in Christ at September book launch. (l to r: Tammy Phillips, Latricia Bailey, Chris Allen, Harriett Bennett and Lynnette McCollum)

 

 

 

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