Psalm 112:1-3 MSG “Hallelujah! Blessed man, blessed woman, who fear GOD, Who cherish and relish his commandments, Their children robust on the earth, And the homes of the upright—how blessed! Their houses brim with wealth And a generosity that never runs dry.”
The fame (in the form of thumbs up and hearts) we get by
1) taking off our clothes and showing our bodies,
2) posting bizarre things in social media, and
3) posting the most radical things to shock people and to get attention
will not last long.
The more we do for fame, attention and money, the more radical we will have to be to keep the momentum going of getting people’s attention. It’s like the effect of taking drugs. Eventually, the same dosage or level of potency won’t be as “effective.” You will have to do more and more drugs- even lacing it or combining drugs until eventually illness or worse, death occurs.
We notice that when we post “normal posts” we don’t get recognition. The number of likes we usually get decreases. So we post a picture of ourselves in a sexy dress. That gets us worldly success for a moment. Then people get bored with us in the sexy dresses. So then we show more cleavage but again, the attention subsides. Now we’re at the point of posting more than “light porn” just for a taste of the world’s instafamous status or Facebook fame. In addition to feeling empty, low, and lonely [deep deep deep down inside- if we’re truthful], we will also suffer the consequences for our sexually immoral and idolatrous sin.
Please adhere to God’s standards for success and not the world’s.
1) Be strong.
2) Be courageous.
3) Move and keep moving.
4) Obey the Word of God.
5) Meditate on the Word of God day and night.
6) Speak the Word and obey it.
We have to let God heal us and make us whole because any time we rebel against His Word to seek the approval of a world that is perishing and going to hell, something is missing… Jené Elaine Walker
When you’ve lived half your life thinking you’re in control of it and being led by your flesh and your will, it is a huge paradigm shift to begin to live in God’s will. If I knew at age 14 what I know now about the perfect will of God, oh how my life would be different.
To totally surrender every area of your life to God after you’ve lived how you’ve wanted for half your life takes the power of the Holy Spirit. It hurts! It takes dying to your flesh moment by moment. It takes denying yourself the things of the world.
Your flesh says, “If I want that person, I could have her.” Your spirit says, “God, if You don’t want him for me, I don’t want him.” Your flesh says, “Lust, sex, alcohol and excessive eating are available to me if I want it.” Your spirit says, “Even though these things are available, my body is for the Lord and the Lord is for the body. God will do away with it all.” Your flesh says, “I will work where I want to work, do what I want to do, and live how I want to live and then I will die.” Your spirit says, “No one who is of God keeps on sinning because the seed of God and sin can’t reside in the same temple.”
It is a daily spiritual battle to surrender and die to the pleasures of this world. The enemy has us thinking that it is a loss to live for Christ but we know that to live is Christ. If you have children, teach them now to live for Christ. Teach them now that they can’t do any and everything they please. Teach them now that their lives are not their own. Because listen, after living in and of the world for 30 plus years, and then deciding to die, the struggle to be transformed is real. And that’s 💯.
The sooner we die to flesh the better. The sooner we die to our desires and our will the better. The sooner we die to a mediocre spiritual life the better. It isn’t easy to change now, but the safest place to be is stripped of everything worldly and at the mercy and in the will of God. We don’t know the day or the hour. To die is supposed to be gain; will it be? Dr.J.
Single ladies, God already cut him loose but you’re still trying to hold on to him. Let him go. He isn’t the one. God has said no in so many different ways and tones of voice and you’re still saying yes to that man. Put him on the altar of wood and sacrifice him to God. If God asks you to sacrifice him, God will give you something better. But God is observing you to see if you are obedient; to see if you trust Him; and to see if God means more to you than anyone or anything. Stop being afraid to be alone with just God. God wants your attention. It’s idolatry to continue to stay and revere that man of whom God disapproves. Let him go. Stop being disobedient and let him go. Trust God. Dr.J.
Stretching, pinching, and making ends meet season is over! It is window opening and blessing pouring season. You’ve been obedient. You’ve taken all the tithes to His storehouse. God says test and prove Him now. Begin to profess and pray with your mouth that God has opened up the windows of heaven for you and is pouring you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. You can’t receive it if you don’t believe it. Dr.J.
Malachi 3:10 AMP “Bring all the tithes (the whole tenth of your income) into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house, and prove Me now by it, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. [Mal. 2:2.]”
Who is in the bow of the other side of the yoke to which you’re tied? Are you equally yoked? If it could possibly cause you to compromise your faith and ultimately your relationship with God, why hook up with someone with whom you’re unequally yoked? Yes love. Yes minister. Yes witness. But do not become spiritually (or physically tied) with unbelievers or “said” believers whose life doesn’t line up with their profession.
Can light partner up with darkness? Can righteousness and wickedness hang out? Can Jesus and the devil be harmonious with each other? Someone is chasing someone down right now for him to slide his neck into the bow of your yoke to hold you back, weigh you down, and ultimately delay your destiny because of your own disobedience.
You two aren’t even headed in the same direction. You’re not spiritually strong enough to pull a hardened heart. Stop fooling yourselves that God wants you to stay so you can fix it. God said separate yourselves right now. You have too much at stake to stay tied. The load we have to carry is burdensome enough without dead and deadly weight. Untie yourself now.
2 Corinthians 6:14 Do not be unequally bound together with unbelievers [do not make mismatched alliances with them, inconsistent with your faith]. For what partnership can righteousness have with lawlessness? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?
But then, Jesus said for us to take His yoke upon us because His yoke is easy and His burden is light. So, once we are free from the yoke of the world, we can connect to the yoke of Jesus. Dr.J.
Matthew 11:28–30 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 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.”
It isn’t enough to be readers and hearers of the Word. We better let the Word penetrate and transform our hearts so we can be doers of the Word. We know we are truly changed at work when toxic back biting and “under the bus throwing” happens and we’re not a part of it and we’re not afraid of it. We know we are truly changed when we are no longer posting subliminal or blatant statements to hurt someone even if they have done it to us. We know we are truly changed when we hear instructions from the Holy Spirit and we get convicted but ultimately, we obey.
We desire to be more than a “work in progress” and we don’t misuse “God knows my heart” but we really allow God to transform and purify our hearts. Let’s be doers of the Word. If we mess up, whisper “God forgive me. Holy Spirit penetrate and transform my heart. Help me to do the Word not just read it, speak it, hear it, and preach it. I want to just do it!” Dr.J.
James 1:22 NLT But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves.