Had a late start…an iffy early morning at the first service I attended…. then headed to a second church service and EXHALED!!!
IT WAS AMAZINGLY BLESSED! (to say the least) The word of God is always a good way to snap me back together!
My son cringes sometimes when we go to a church and everyone knows who he is BUT HE DOES NOT RECALL who they are!! Lol
I tell him that people know him via me being pregnant with him up until he was about 2 years of age…. Of course he is still looking at them and ME like okay….mom!
However, he loves this kid right here!!! I prayed for them and that God would ignite and shift the same anointing via musical talents …….the drums… I love him too, he is like a nephew to me.
Then me and my little partner headed to a 3rd service….and it was nice to be amongst some genuine folk. Gosh I love these two people right here!!!!
Since about 1994, me and this man had a bond that screamed WE ARE FAMILY!!!!! I love them BOTH but over the years…
God used him to be a Father and an Uncle (amazing one too) to me and my oldest sister and we have NOT let our bond go! He is an uncle that I have always and shall always hold dear to my heart…. and me and his wife have the same type of love for another…. she too, is soo sweet.
I am grateful that she shares her space and time SPIRITUALLY with her husband so that he is able to be a blessing to people like ME!!
Just seeing another girl pal of mine really made me saay CHEEZZZEE!!!! My soul sistahas!
Then ran and did errands….then connected with a few more friends and by the time I looked at my phone it was after 5 pm!!!
Whew…sooo time for me and my son to say all of our God bless you’s ….hug people…get a doggy bag and head home.
It is now 648 and ot feels every bit of at least 848and I cannot tell you how my pillow is DEMANDING me to lay on all 10 of them!!! Lol
Had a very long but great day though..
God does NOT do the things that we expect Him to do just because we FEEL THAT they need to be done… He is GOD!
HE also did not……write me a memo stating that He would make my life easier…..
HE also did not…..give me a hint when my 19 1/2 year old twin children would finally decide to follow Him …..
HE also did not…..call me on the house phone to remind me to wake up early in the morning to pray…….
He also did not…..text me nor email me to tell me that I need to make extra sacrifices for Him…..
HE also did not….fix the issues within my immediate family, that has gone on for the last 6 – 7 years……
HE also did not….. allow my mind to forget all the hurt that I have experienced from family and friends…..
HE also did not…..relocate me to the place of my choosing……..
HE also did not …. allow my father and grandmother to live longer per my request….
HE also did not ……heal my mother from some of her afflictions….
HE also did not…. deliver me out of my current Wilderness…….
Regardless of God NOT doing the things that I have asked or wanted from Him…. the real question is why and when will I start doing the things that HE asks from me???? YES!! This question can be geared toward all of us….
So with that being said… we should always wake up and go to bed saying to The Lord…….
If someone….I mean if ANYONE would have told me that this type of video even existed, I would QUICKLY have called them a liar….. There is no way, you have to be kidding, stop trying to get attention, the Lord would not allow someone to do that etc..etc..etc.. However, since the God that I serve is “such a gentleman” he allows us to choose what we want in the life that HE so graciously gave us as a gift……
If you have children around…PLEASE DO NOT CLICK THIS VIDEO………
Talk about the enemy using anything and anybody is an understatement…… This poor woman, is indeed wrapped up in the enemy’s devices…… ANY believer surely knows that God would NOT approve of this….. I can REALLY see why a great deal of people think that people in ministry are crazy….. Talk about wanting ANY type of attention… I almost thought 10 times even before I posted this garbage…but it is on you tube and I wanted to public disgrace the devil just as he is trying to MOCK GOD!
He is using a woman to speak on the things of Christ while trying to tease and make men and im sure even some women lust after this woman….. This is a TRUE EXAMPLE of how the enemy also knows God’s word…… well he should – he had a good seat while he was up in heaven and evidently his place was not good enough……
It makes you angry but it shows you how bold the enemy is as well…. he is such a trickster but his time is short!
God will always win…so no need to get upset anymore but to get better tactics and strategies to beat the enemy with the power of Jesus Christ that is within…. WARFARE TIME…
I decree and declare that the hand of the enemy will lose his hold over this woman and she shall live for the ONE AND ONLY true living God…..
In ministry, anyone can get burned out when they are doing maybe a bit too much. I know that I am NOT the only one who has experienced this at all. You desire to do the will and the work of the Lord Jesus Christ and of course be a blessing to your local assembly. Being a leader takes WORK and most of the time after you are ALREADY in it full throttle…..you do not understand how much can be required of you…….
Leadership as well as the working pew members have moments when they just simply need A BREAK! Working in ministry is EITHER a full – time or a part – time job PERIOD! It takes a great deal of work, time, patience, energy and finances regardless what position you hold in your local assembly. Furthermore, if you also work outside your local church assembly – everything via your schedule gets amplified even higher.
But pastors are particularly susceptible to it because it is their job to understand life and to explain it to people. Week after week pastors stand in front of crowds explaining how the bible impacts life. But his words ring very hollow – empty – pointless when he feels as though nothing he says matters or makes a real difference. After a while he realizes that his preaching only calls for a little more morality, a little more bible study, and a little more love. His teaching doesn’t transform people’s lives – at least not in ways that really matter.
A pastor with ministry burnout feels like he’s on a treadmill or like he’s beating his head against a wall. He is very involved in a lot of ministry activities. But his efforts don’t accomplish much. He longs to be involved in genuine ministry but finds that the work he does often takes him further away from the ministry he is most passionate about.
I refer to the position of pastors as being a male but there of course are female pastors as well and over the last 10 years, there has been almost like a SPIRITUAL UPRISING in the church with women pastors. I also feel that this is the case because a great deal of men are “NOT in position” as being the head as God instructed them to be in.
Clergy burnout occurs when a pastor sees that the work he is doing isn’t accomplishing the results he intends. Even more frustrating, he doesn’t know how to do ministry any other way, which leads to feelings of inadequacy or failure.
I woke up today STILL thinking of this past weekend and the Funeral / Home – Going Service Celebration of my FIRST male example in ministry. Pastor Tim was a pastor that loves – not because God is in his heart but because he is in the heart of God.
His thoughts, actions and messages to the congregation always come from the heart of God. He was a great man that really is driven by his passion for God and his vision for God’s vision. Pastor Tim worked tirelessly in ministry and I have never seen him give any less prayer, time and energy to someone else’s vision than he did to his own. Even though he was a pastor, he was an extraordinary servant and an even more exemplary as a worshipper. He consistently encouraged us to become worshippers of God more than anything, regardless of our age.
He was concerned about the whole person and his lifestyle is one that can be mimicked in the church, at home or at work. He was a proud husband and father and goes to great lengths to protect his family sometimes praying over them all night long. Always instructing them in how to hear God; draw near to God; honor God; give God all!
He was especially special to me on a personal note because he trained my mother to a place in God where I was actually able to see who God really was and what He can do. She was MY EXAMPLE because he became HER EXAMPLE.
Everyone who walked into the doors of Christian Temple was actually able to start fresh in the kingdom. It was life changing for me. And that’s what Pastor Tim did for many of us–change lives!
Pastor Tim was a father figure to many and I will deeply miss him….
Being able to share priceless moments is a blessing and my son appreciates all the male mentors in his life. Besides another male mentor that is in his life, no one can bring a smile to his face like this man.
We actually even talked about no matter what community event or church function we are at and he sees him, he becomes ax excited young man. I told him that I know he indeed loves his father, but he does NOT SMILE, GIGGLE, CHUCKLE, GET EXCITED the same way when he is with his father v.s. this man.
My son met him about 5 -6 years ago and he loved him from day one and my son said to me today that he can tell that he has a good relationship with God. I said yes baby, he is special and has a great deal of characteristics that people just don’t see nor experience anymore from men in ministry.
He said he wish that his father had the same type of Jesus on him!!!! I tried MY BEST to keep my facial expressions together but inside I did know AND UNDERSTAND what my son was speaking about. It is not always about how much time a person spends with my son rather than the impact of what is done for him in the time is spent with him.
Of course I never have or ever will speak harshly about his father to him but kids ARE VERY HONEST about their feelings!! What they see as well as what they feel!!! My son is an Old Soul anyway…
Anyway, this Pastor / Bishop is a very nice……kind ….caring man of God who engages my son’s mind, soul and spirit and I am grateful that their connection was tactfully started years ago and is still very magnetic to my son from the moment he sees him.
This Bishop surely loves people and has a heart for REAL MINISTRY and he carries the scent of compassion that it’s soooooooooooo contagious!!!