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Ambassador for Purpose

By Keisha G. King

This is the day that the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24 (NJKV). I’ve learned to embrace each new day with a praise on my lips because tomorrow is not promised to anyone. Treat others just as you would like to be treated. All things work together for your good. God is so intentional when it comes to His children and their purpose. He wants so much for you; He’s just waiting on you to get in proper alignment with the assignment. He said in Psalm 84:11 (HCSB), “For the Lord is a sun and shield. The Lord gives grace and glory; He does not withhold the good from those who live with integrity.”

The Lord will shower you with His amazing grace and His glory. He will not withhold anything from His children. His heart’s desire is to see you blessed. You did not choose God; He chose you. (see John 16:16). You may not know how special you are to God until He shows you a supernatural miracle. You’re about to walk into your divine purpose.

Revelation 21:4 (NIV) says, “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” Welcome to your happiness. Continue reading

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The Best Christmas Gift

by Sharman J. Monroe

For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
     Isaiah 9:6 (NKJV)

 

I first learn this verse in a song when I was in choir in elementary school. I didn’t know then it was a scriptural verse; I just knew it was part of a song in Handel’s Messiah. We sang the first verses twice softly and in a short round. We sang the third verse twice; first the sopranos then the second sopranos and altos. We sang the fourth verse together as one voice. And the last two verses, we belted out in 3-part harmony. The audiences always loved it. I loved it too. Singing the last two verses was my favorite.

Jesus told us, “Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” (Matthew 11:29-30).

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines yoke as “a bar or frame that is attached to the heads or necks of two work animals so that they can pull a plow or heavy load together.” The two are bound together Continue reading

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The First Thursday in November

by Sharman J. Monroe

The fourth Thursday in the month of November is set aside as Thanksgiving Day. It’s a national holiday in the U.S. A time for family and friends to gather together to laugh, catch-up, watch football games and eat foods they’ve been waiting to eat all year to eat (like stuffing!) Gratitude is everywhere.

This year as I wait for my meal, I’m pondering a thought one of my business partners dropped on me – be grateful for the difficulties you go through in life. None of us, including me, like the difficulties of life. They always come at the wrong place and time. They cause untold stress. We loose sleep, get angry, feel fear, get upset, worry, doubt, feel hopeless, cry, envy others and go into hiding. We may get physically ill.  While these difficulties come at unexpected times, they shouldn’t be a surprise to us. Jesus prepped us Continue reading

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FREE

FREE

By: Chris Allen

“If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.” (John 8:36) (King James Version). Most of us have heard this familiar passage of scripture, but we have never experienced freedom in Christ in our own lives. We desire this freedom and have sometimes had a false sense of it until a crises hits and the freedom we believed we had, seems to dissipate, leaving us feeling bound, bewildered and battered with thoughts of defeat, discouragement and rejection. 

Christ died for us to have an abundant life of freedom in Him, but we have a real adversary who purposefully seeks to kill, steal and destroy our lives. But Jesus says “I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows).”  (John 10:10) (Amplified Bible).  The enemy of our souls tries to set up traps and snares in our lives to get us to doubt God’s love for us and to doubt all that Christ did at the cross to set us free so that we may have a real intimate and personal relationship with God and truly experience the abundant life Christ died to give us. 

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