Oh Happy Day!!!!

Today is the day that the Lord has made and I shall rejoice in it. After all, that is the bible, right?  But how do you rejoice when your life is in shambles and you don’t know where to turn?  Scripture!!!  The Bible declares that David encouraged himself in the Lord.  Sometimes you have to do something that I call self talk. What is self talk?  That’s when you talk to yourself with the scriptures. For instance Jeremiah 29:11 says to me: For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil (KJV).

 

That in itself is enough to shout about don’t you think?  I mean think about it…God knows me personally. He knows my mess ups and my slip ups. He knows my heart and my love for him. He knows my shortcomings and yet he still has a success plan for me. That’s enough to be enthusiastic about. So in spite of all that’s going on in your life, begin to declare that it’s a happy day because today you can start again. The Bible also declares that we are given brand new mercies each day. That can be found in the book of Lamentations 3:23.  I am so very grateful that God does not treat me as my sins deserve (Psalm 103:10).  I give God praise for another day to come before HIS throne of grace. It gives me another chance to try again. Yes it’s a happy day regardless and I am enthusiastic about it.

Don’t give up

Today I was listening to Pandora and the rotation of songs had a very specific theme….it’s not over.  As I began to really meditate on this I thought about the scriptures and how the word says in Proverbs 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
Have you ever just thought about the power that we possess?  I mean it blows my mind that God has trusted us to speak what he has already told us. Life and it more abundantly. That’s Gods promise. John 10:10 says: The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

When tragedy comes our way we have the power to speak ourselves out of it.

The word of God has current day applications. What I mean by that is we can apply it to our everyday situations. He has given us a roadmap on how to speak and but action to our faith.  You know the Bible states in Malachi 3:10: Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it. He was talking about the tithe (in your time, your talent, and your treasure). He says to test HIM. Us test GOD….I dare you to try HIM.  Do it because it ain’t over. The situations and circumstances that you find yourself dealing with are a setup for God to prove HIMSELF might in your life.
Shalom.

New Years ReSOULution

It’s the top of the New Year and most of you will be in the mindset of “new,” such as wanting new ways, doing new things, believing for new goals and things of that sort but I want to help you set some reSOULutions to help you along the way.

You are a BRICKHOUSE but its time for some remodeling!

You may have to break down the old walls that are full of cracks which are like thoughts that aren’t complete, ceilings that are sinking in which puts me in mind of people that haven’t been helping you stay afloat, or floors that are scuffed and peeling apart like friendships that were once a good ground but you were stepped on too many times. Ouch! That hurts!

Don’t forget to clean out your attic which we all know is full of sentimental things that can still be used, like the thoughts and ideas you have that are waiting for you to think them out. Get rid of those old mattresses where the box springs are broken, which are like situations that you may be trying your best to work out but they aren’t bouncing you forward and instead, breaking your back.

A new house cannot be built with old bricks so don’t be afraid to get some new “cement” so you can “See- what’s -Meant!”  

Signed, 

Out with the old, In with the new

Jemina McCarter Ballard

IN-Joy Your Day

“Tis the season to be jolly” is the popular saying that we all tend to say at this time of year! What does it mean to be jolly, and why?

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We all know the famous song, “Joy to the World” right? Because of Jesus, joy was sent for us to ‘repeat the sounding joy.’ There will always be times when it seems like “joy” isn’t coming around the mountain, but always remember, that anyone who has ever climbed a mountain didn’t fall there so even if you have to crawl or take baby steps, keep climbing!

So, whether it be for the holiday season in the Winter, the blooming season in the Spring or the fun in the sun season in the Summer, make sure you are IN the spirit of Joy. The world did not give it to you, and it’s because of the Lord, that it can’t be taken away! Joy belongs to the WORLD!

Have a Happy Holiday season!

-Minister Jemina McCarter Ballard