The Journey: A Good Work Starts with You

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The Journey: A Good Work Starts with You

The beauty of God is, He loves us so much that He did not leave it up to us to invent a way of being without a standard. In fact, He used His followers, giving them inspiration through using His word, illustrate how we are to conduct ourselves in the world.

Philippians 2:1-5

1 Is there any encouragement from belonging to Christ? Any comfort from his love? Any fellowship together in the Spirit? Are your hearts tender and compassionate?

2 Then make me truly happy by agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another, and working together with one mind and purpose.

3 Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves.

4 Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.

5 You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.

In these scriptures, Paul was asking Christ followers a question and followed up with a response on true submission to Christ and the character one is to possess. This was brilliant! This passage of scripture helps to inform us of Christ’s character and remind us that if we belong to Him, then it is shown in this specific way. We are to love one another, work together and be of one mind and purpose. God created us with many differences, however, when we believe in Him, we should all have one thing in common and that is Glorifying His name. We are to be tender and compassionate toward one another. We are to be patient and kind, allowing room for our personalities to be shown and used to complete God’s purpose. There is none greater than the other, we are equal. We are all sinners saved by God’s Grace blessed with the opportunity to fulfill His purpose within the earth. There should be peace and joy amongst us with fruitful conversation.

Ephesians 4:29

29 Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them.


If we as believers are divided, then we can not accomplish the will of the Lord here in the earth. We can not reach the lost and extend God’s love when we do not extend it graciously to one another, despite our differences. Our differences are not new to God, but it is how He chose to make us. We all have different color hair, skin, height, body shapes, dictation of speech, come from different sides of the neighborhood, different degrees or none at all, but those differences were never meant to keep us apart. As the body of Christ, we must come together with our differences believing that God will use them for His Glory. They were not given to be tailored to the liken of man!

1 Corinthians 12:12-14

12The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up one whole body. So it is with the body of Christ. 13Some of us are Jews, some are Gentiles, some are slaves, and some are free. But we have all been baptized into one body by one Spirit, and we all share the same Spirit. 14Yes, the body has many different parts, not just one part.


To those who believe, God has given us all special gifts and appointed us to to different works. Let there be no competition, no faulty judgement, no vain conversations, no jealousy or envy. Let us open our hearts up to the Lord that we may come together and impact the world for God’s Glory. For Mark 3:25 NIV tells us that, “If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.”

We have work to do, Lets get it!

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The Spirit of Perseverance

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The Spirit of Perseverance

Is it possible to encourage others when you are in an undesirable situation? We can all likely agree that this would be a very difficult task to complete, let alone, remaining encouraged ourselves.

In Philippians, Chapter 1, Paul was in a predicament which we would not willingly want to experience. He was incarcerated! Despite his current location and lack of freedom, Paul still carried out his assignment by writing a letter to the people of the church of Phillipi to encourage them in their salvation and how to live it out in the world. If you’ve never read this book of the bible, you would be surprised by the optimism, joy, and peace that he displayed, although he awaited the verdict of the Imperial Court, which could be unfavorable for his life.

Paul knew what he was called to do for the Lord and for His people. He could have given up and become hopeless in completing his mission, due to his circumstance of being physically detained. Often times, we let trials and tribulations determine how we live our lives in that moment and may let these tests have a permanent impact on our being. This may distract or completely deter us from completing what God has assigned us to do.

1 Peter 2:21

For God called you to do good, even if it means suffering, just as Christ suffered for you. He is your example, and you must follow in his steps.


Paul’s understanding and belief of Christ’s suffering allowed him to endure his own suffering with boldness and courage while carrying out his mission for the Lord. He chose to focus on spiritual things and his higher calling. This fueled his ability to help the church of Philippi gain greater understanding of their heavenly purpose on earth as God’s people.

In 1 Peter Chapter 2, verses 18-23, we are provided descriptions of the example that Christ lived in doing good for humanity while enduring hardship and suffering along the way. Christ exchanged His deity to walk as man but without sin with one goal. He completed His Father’s will, even unto death and His resurrection, that the lives of many would be saved and transformed forever living in fellowship with Him.

Matters of life are constantly changing. God never said that life would be without trials and tribulations, but indeed we are encouraged to count it joy, even in the midst of our sufferings, which builds great patience and perseverance.

Romans 5:2-5

2 Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of undeserved privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God’s glory.

3 We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance.

4 And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation.

5 And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.

Romans 5:2-5 (NLT)

In this, we may experience the victory He has won for us. Let your mind be sober and vigilant remembering that we are spiritual beings carrying out God’s will for His glory! Our lives are not our own, but they belong to God. His will, not ours be done; His glory, not our personal gain be pursued and accomplished at all costs just as Paul exhibited for us.

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A Prayer to Our Creator

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A Prayer to Our Creator


Lord God, we humbly approach your throne, thanking you for who you are and all that you have set in place in this world and in our lives. We thank you for your order and your will that has been established from the beginning of time. Lord everything that we see, that we do, and that we have knowledge of is because of you. You are the creator of all things. Lord, help us and strengthen us to accept your perfect will for our lives. You know all things and there is nothing that could be without you.  

Lord, we acknowledge that your plan is the best resolution for our being. Let us not lean to our own understanding, feelings, or emotions to determine what our lives should be. Let us remember that you have promised us abundant living and great success but we cannot have this without you. Even those who have obtained it on their own, we know it is vanity. Lord there is more in store for us as believers in you, for you have promised us the gift of eternal life. So let our hearts be filled by you, Holy Spirit, and your word, that we can accept the truth of who you are and the truth of what you have seen for our lives. 

Let us walk in faith, for you have seen the end state and you are a God that cannot lie. Your word does not return void, so let us be encouraged and rest in this finding. Let us find comfort and peace in knowing that despite what we may go through, you still have a prosperous life for us ahead. Let us not be influenced by the ways of this world or by man who has denied you.  

Lord, position us where you desire, that we may share your good news and use us as willing vessels to fulfill your heavenly will. We know you don’t need us but we believe that you are willing to equip each of us to reach your people. Let us take your charge seriously and do all that we can to fulfill the things that you place on our hearts. 

Lord, as long as we live let us continually give you praise, honor and glory. Whether we sleep, eat, the way we talk or walk let us do it all for your glory. Lord there are things we don’t know and things we may have forgotten but we know you know all, and we leave all in your hands. We thank you; we love you and give you all glory honor and praise and seal this prayer in Jesus’ name, Amen. 

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Know Your Assignment: Be the one who Influences Instead of the one being Influenced 

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Know Your Assignment: Be the one who Influences Instead of the one being Influenced 

As I was thinking of the word assignment and wanting to gain greater understanding, I came across the definition provided by Cambridge Dictionary. It defined the word assignment as a task or a piece of work that is given to someone to do, often for a limited period of time.  

As I was reading in the book of Mark 2:13-17, Jesus called Levi the tax collector to follow Him. Levi submits himself in obedience, leaves his work, and goes to follow Jesus. Upon this time Jesus has dinner at Levi’s house and dining with them were other tax collectors, sinners and his disciples. The Pharisees which were teachers of the law heard of this and did not like it. Jesus knowing this said, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”  

The Pharisees questioned Jesus’ actions of breaking bread with the tax collectors and sinners. However, this did not cause Him to question Himself or second guess if His actions were pure or not. This was simply because Jesus knew His assignment and role. Jesus was indeed the influencer and not the one being influenced by man or their opinions. He was commissioned by God to do His will in the earth. 

Now this definitely speaks volume to our role in society. This is clear evidence that we are to be about the father’s business and not be distracted or give room for the opinions of others to influence our actions and decisions regarding the task that has been assigned to us by God.  

Another glimpse of Jesus’ sobriety and vigilance in His assignment is found in Luke 2:41-52. To sum this story up, Jesus was with his mother Mary and earthly father Joseph. They were with friends and family heading to the yearly Festival of the Passover. At the appointed time Jesus was 12 years old and the time had come for them to travel back home. Jesus stayed in the temple courts sitting amongst the teachers, listening and asking them questions. After three days of traveling his parents realized he was not in the group, so they turn back heading to Jerusalem. When they found him his mother Mary tells him that they had been searching for him. Jesus replied “Why were you searching for me?” he asked. “Didn’t you know I had to be in my Father’s house?” 

Today I believe that we can all agree that there is much in the world to immerse ourselves in. There are many influencers and many being influenced. However, as followers of Christ we should be the influencers and not allow the world to influence us on what we are willing to do for the Lord and in what way. I want us to be reminded that our ability to fulfill our assignment is directly connected to us maintaining our sobriety and vigilance, being bold and courageous. We must seek the Lord and listen for His direction and guidance that we may live as influencers, impacting the lives of many and accomplishing our collective and individual assignments that God has given us.  

~Let’s be about the Father’s business~  

We all have an assignment as followers of Christ and time is drawing near!  

Matthew 9:37-38 “The harvest is great, but the laborers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”  

One question: Are you willing to work? 

SAFE GUARD YOU HEART: Maintaining A Pure Heart

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SAFE GUARD YOU HEART: Maintaining A Pure Heart

As a short recap of last week, we briefly discussed the dangers of impurities and the affects it can have on us spiritually if we do not safe guard our hearts. This week we would like to delve deeper into this understanding of how we are susceptible to temptation, but able to combat it with the word of God. This is a topic Glory Givers often speaks and writes about, and we desire to revisit this topic once more with more emphasis on Jesus’ experience in the wilderness. Let us all open our hearts as the Lord, through His spirit, guides us through His journey and victory of temptation. Enjoy!  

God’s desire for us as His children and people is to follow Him. In order to do this, we must be pure in heart, which is impossible to be without the divine intervention of Jesus Christ the refiner and purifier Himself!  

1 John 1:9

“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” 

2 Corinthians 5:17

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” 

Psalm 51:10

“Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.”

The purpose of this message today, is to encourage us that because Jesus did it, we can too. It is through His spirit that we are empowered to live a life pleasing to God in Holiness and Righteousness, not by force, but by personal choice. 

Diving In – Luke 4:1-13 will be our focus. This story may be new to some and familiar to others, nevertheless all of God’s word is profitable for us all! So let’s go!  

Jesus full of the Holy Spirit, left the Jordan where He had just been baptized by his cousin John the Baptist. (Luke 3:21-22) After being baptized, Jesus was praying and the heavens were opened and the Holy Spirit descended on Him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.” Following this Jesus was led into the wilderness by the Spirit where He would be tempted for forty days by the devil. During this time, He ate nothing and the devil, who had been patiently waiting, tempted Jesus in His hungry and physically vulnerable state.  

Luke 4:3-4 

3 Then the devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, tell this stone to become a loaf of bread. 4 ” But Jesus told him, “No! The Scriptures say, ‘People do not live by bread alone.’” In moments like these the devil is always lurking around patiently waiting to enter in.  

Luke 4:3-4

Thank God that Jesus was sober and vigilant! The devil began to speak many things to Jesus and for every word spoken opposite of God’s word, Jesus stated the truth of God’s living word. This required sobriety, vigilance and relationship. Jesus, the son of God, knew what the Father’s voice sounded like and He knew the word of God in His heart. This was Jesus’ way of escape from the temptation that the devil was presenting.  

We are never alone in the face of temptation, not even Jesus was forsaken in the wilderness where He was tempted. God never allows the temptation to make us fall, but it is in fact to exercise the belief and hope in Holy Spirit’s power working within us. Do not forget that Jesus was led into the wilderness by Holy Spirit, so where ever you go and whatever you face He is able to keep you from falling if you depend on Him over yourself. However, in Jesus’ wilderness moment, Satan saw the opportunity of vulnerability and went in for the grabs with deceit with cunning words and deception; his very tools of destruction.  

Be careful not to be driven by things or people because it will always come at a price you cannot afford to pay if you really weigh the cost. In other words, are you willing to lose your soul for what Satan has to offer? He presents his attach through vanity, lustful ways, material objects and opportunities that have a spiritual death sentence attached; all these subtle in nature.  

Let’s check it out in Luke 4: 5-7:  

“The devil led him (Jesus) up to a high place and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world. And he said to him (Jesus), I will give you all their authority and splendor; it has been given to me, and I can give it to anyone I want to. If you worship me, it will be yours.” 

Jesus was our example and did what we must do in the face of temptation, which is speak God’s truth to safe guard our heart from deception. We must align every word of man, discern to the word of God and discern if it is true. Jesus replied Luke 4:8 “It is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.’ ” 

This further supports why God urges us to submit our heart and minds to Him so that He alone may lead us and reveal to us the truth by His spirit. 

We must know and refuse to neglect the fact that the devil tried Jesus, therefore he will try those that follow Jesus (which is us). When we look at Luke 4:13, we can see where the enemy is persistent with his job of seeking whom he can devour and he will patiently wait to try again if not successful the first time. (“When the devil had finished all this tempting, he left him until an opportune time.”) 

This walk with Jesus is not absent from tests and trials, but it is very present with them. However, the great part is that victory is possessed by those who choose to believe in Jesus. He made it through so that we can too! Now, we must know it will take a heart of devotion just like Jesus. He was devoted to following the Father’s will at all cost and we must commit our mind and heart to the same standard of living. We were created and fashioned in the image of our Creator; therefore, our heart was fashioned to be committed, loyal, devoted through obedience, love, faithfulness, integrity, perseverance, self-control, temperance, goodness, patience, kindness and peace. 

“Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires.”  

Galatians 5:24

We must write the word of the Lord on our heart and as we read it, allow His truth to penetrate our minds. For God’s word is everlasting and the only substance that will exist for ever.  

“Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.”  

Proverb 3:3

“I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.” 

Psalm 119:11

There is Help for Your Impurities

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In this world there are many impurities that surround us and compete for our attention daily. The presence of these impurities are evident in many ways through; people, selfish ungodly motives, television, impure music, impure tactics in social media, impure books tainted with deceptive thoughts, tainted conversations and vain imaginations. All of these contaminate the minds of the young and old through the operating spirit of perversion leading to the unfaithfulness of God’s people.

Did you know that the adversary, the enemy, satanic one, the devil, lucifer, the spirit of darkness, is in operation working hard to invade the lives of many and to keep many in his captivity? Satan desires to hinder the implantation of God’s word into the hearts of His people, so that God’s purpose will not be manifested in and through us. He wants us to be consumed and overwhelmed with the lustful desires of the world, ourselves, and to lose all hope of ever being free. The enemy does this in hopes that we will never obtain or come to, the truth of the Lord’s beautiful and wonderful plans for our lives. In short, Satan’s job is to keep you and I from our creator, “Jehovah Bore”, and His truth of our identity and what He has created us for.

1 Peter 5:8-9 “Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your fellow believers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings.”

1 Peter 5:8-9

Let’s began today with identifying what Impurities are. I like the Cambridge Dictionary definition that states:


1.) Impurities are removed from the blood by the kidneys.

2.) The impurity of the water is a health risk.

As we can see, impurities can have a major impact on vital organs if not purged from our bodies, and can lead to various medical effects such as infection, high blood pressure, headaches, body aches, fatigue, mental effects, and many more. The same impact is possible and detrimental to our spiritual wellness. Impurities in our spirit can lead to destructive behaviors, unrighteous actions, toxic relationships, mismanagement of the blessings God has provided us, and overall confusion and instability.

Our safe defense and stability of remaining pure is found in God’s word, which is the source of purification for our spirit. No relationship with the savior means no defense against contaminants and impurities of life itself. Jesus is the strong tower and the power of His truth and spirit aids us in living life in abundance at the level in which God intended for His people from the creation of the earth.

1 John 3:8 But when people keep on sinning, it shows that they belong to the devil, who has been sinning since the beginning. But the Son of God came to destroy the works of the devil.

1 John 3:8

The Blessing of the Blessed

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Genesis Chapter 12:1-3, CSB

1 The LORD said to Abram: Go from your land, your relatives, and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. 2 I will make you into a great nation, I will bless you, I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, I will curse anyone who treats you with contempt, and all the peoples on earth will be blessed through you.

Genesis 12:1-3, CSB

In Genesis chapter 12, God promised to bless Abram (later known as Abraham) and make his name great. He also stated that through Abram, others would be blessed and He would bless those who blessed Abram. We must know that even today, it is great to be a blessing to others, for we are blessed.

We are blessed through our Faith unto God and our Obedience to His word and will for our lives. God’s word contains the promises that are released to us. God told Abram to leave his land and his family, to pursue a place that He would show him. Abram displayed great Faith, as he didn’t know exactly where he would be going; neither was he concerned about how he would get there, what would be there, what he was leaving behind or how long he would be there. Abram simply trusted God at His word. This shows us that God’s word is sufficient, it is enough and it will carry us through.

The Lord delights in those who are Faithful to Him.

People rarely make a move or take action without knowing the exact plan, every step along the way and the end result. This is the opposite of Faith. (Hebrews 11:1 CSB 1 Now faith is the reality of what is hoped for, the proof of what is not seen.) We must, like Abram, move when God says move and trust that He will protect us and has already equipped us for what He is leading us to do. Our decision to follow God doesn’t only lead to our blessings, but results in others being blessed and their Faith increased, through our Obedience to God.

God’s Spoken Word + Faith + Obedience = Blessings

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Filling Spaces

We can use many things to fill space, people, objects or prized possessions, but the downside to all of these; is that they are only temporary. They can only satisfy for a moment.

However, there is one that is capable and willing to dwell in the most empty spaces of us all. He is able to reveal and heal, He is able to sustain and maintain sown that we can be the best that He has intended for us to be. 

This man that I speak of, is Jesus the Christ, the “Anointed One”. The only one appointed by God himself to set the captives free. 

 Any void, emptiness, loneliness that you may feel can be healed by Him.

With Him in our lives we are never alone and He is indeed, our refuge and strong tower. When we run into Jesus saving arms we can find rest, restoration and reassurance that we are His and we are loved. 

The Psalmist David is a witness to the faithfulness and dependability of the Lord

In Psalm 28:8 David testifies to this truth:

“The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped.”

We pray that on this day you will seek the Lord and His amazing love. Be filled with the Living Water and never be empty again!

Jesus never sleeps nor slumbers, He is always available so call him today at (Lord here I am in need of a savior for I am incapable of saving myself. You are Lord and the only one that saves. I ask that you will forgive me for all I have placed before you, forgive my sin and fill my heart that I will never be empty again

Press in Jesus name I pray. 

Then wait to see the goodness of the Lord work in your heart and live a wholesome life with Jesus as Lord!