Sunday, February 24, 2013

After this.....

Genesis 15:1, " After this, the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision: Do not be afraid, Abram.  I am your shield, your very great reward."

As soon as I read this one scripture I immediately started thinking....After what???? So, I reread the scriptures before this one....After God promises Abram a nation, after God told Abram to picked up his whole family and move at the age of seventy-five without even knowing where he was moving to.  After, Abram built God several altars as a reminder of God's promises.  After, Abram allowed his nephew Lot to have his choice of  land.  After, God told Abram to lift up his eyes and look to the north, south, east, and west an gave Abram all the land he could see. After, Abram rescues his nephew Lot form the choices he made in the land he chose.  After, Abram gave Melchizedek, a tenth of everything.  After, all of this a word came from the Lord, do not be afraid, Abram.  I am your shield, your very great reward.

Wow!!! The Lord called him by his name, as if he was a friend, he told Abram do not be afraid, I am your shield your great reward...Do you hear God talking to you???  If it has grown silent, maybe there has not been many "After This", moments in your life....Maybe, God is waiting for you to do the last thing He said before He gives you something else...Don't get me wrong Abram was not perfect remember he lied about his wife to Pharaoh and said she was his sister so they would not kill him right before God said, After this and he went on to make many, many more mistakes. But, I believe in my heart Abram's heart was right, his actions did not always reflect it, but his heart was right...Abram would hear God's voice and obey. I know God is speaking, or has spoken to each and every reader today the question is...Are you obeying???? I am???
I want to challenge you to go back to the last thing God told you to do, and check and see if you did it... God has promises just for you for such a time as this...Don't be afraid. God is your shield He is your great reward... Choices are for the living...

Thursday, February 14, 2013


Matthew 28: 18-20, "Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.  Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching then to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."

I am not sure what some of us are waiting for???? Did you know the word "GO" is written 1,487 times in the bible ?  I believe when Jesus commissioned us to GO He meant it... Every miracle begins with an act of obedience, it begins with "GO". Recently I returned from Thailand where a team and I went to minister the Word of God to Abba House, a house where children are saved from the very hands that were to take care of them , to encourage them, teach them, and protect them, many of these children were saved from their very own mothers, some were saved from sex trafficking, but without a doubt all of them needed to be saved from something or somebody.  Because Joyce Moore and her husband David decided to sell everything they had and "GO" to Thailand  to start a house called Abba House these children were saved in the physical realm as well as the spiritual realm. I cannot even pin to words the things they had to endure , the things they had to see and do just to survive, but God said "Go "and Joyce and David went selling all they had because they are truly sold out for the cause...Praise be to My God... Also, while I was in Thailand my team and I had an opportunity to go to the men's prison to minister the infallible Word of God where 122 men received the Lord as their Savor... Why??? Because a group of 9 heard the voice of God calling them to Thailand and chose to "GO".   It all boils down to this for me..... I am so glad someone 23 years ago decided to "GO" to me, to witness God's mercy and grace to me, to set this captive free, to take a chance that I might say "Yes", to the offer of salvation through Jesus Christ....Because someone chose to GO, I have now been serving The Lord for 23 years along with my husband and two girls.  I am an ordained minister, who is the CEO of Faith Builders Ministries Inc. , author of 5 books, traveling telling my testimony, going into the prison teaching God's Word all because someone decided to "GO"....But as always Choices are for the Living...Will you choose to go to a neighbor, a friend, a co-worker, or a family member to offer Jesus.  Can I hear anyway say, "Here I am send me Lord."?  Oh, if not now when?  We are called servants of God, so let's serve someone besides ourself.
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