Hidden in Plain Sight

The man she wanted was filled with words of wisdom that stimulated her intellect and further established her confidence. He properly guided her to a success that she herself thought could never be possible.

His words were the honied-dew kind that would remove strength from knees. They were like a heated knife melting through butter; romantic and yet filled with respect that solidified her inner-beauty and self-worth.

He showed her who she really was, not the reflection in the mirror but the finished, refined and perfected product of who she could be and was made to be. It’s as if he parted the curtains of time of revealed who she would eventually become.

He was just a shadow of a greater Master, an Architect at work. He was a father reassuring her of his love. He was a mother, comforting her in her times of hurt. He was that best friend who could read her emotions beneath the smile. He was the spouse that was carved from all that would complete her and by which he too would be completed.

He was Jesus, reaching through every friend, family member and lover trying to get to you. Behind every good, every smile, every moment and even the pain;
Jesus was forever the lover who was behind the good that came.

All that she can and was ever made to be, could never be achieved, until to His love finally surrendered and bent the knee. His plan is perfect, pure and powerful and was designed even before her birth; the problem is that she now gives His praise to everything else which brings Him pure hurt.

 

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18 Years After

18 years ago to this exact day a 16-year-old Jamaica College student went up to the front of a church in response to an altar call.

Little did he know how his life was going to be transformed. He neither knew 1 week later he would be filled with the Holy Spirit nor that 2 weeks after God would use him to heal someone and prophesy to a church.

All he knew that he was as sinful, cunning and evil as they came. On the surface, he was a seemingly decent young man, but deep down was a person that would weaken anyone’s relationship with the Lord.

From turning proper Christian-like girls to the most daring ambitious bad girls to influencing curious people to becoming the most hardcore partygoers.

How was he to know that Good Friday, would lead him to do the complete opposite of what he did previously.

Or that he would be a preacher on buses, a minister through social media, a mentor to a few, a full-time evangelist to a world that seems to be growing ever so further away from Jesus Christ.

Yet, here he is; 18 years after:

The road; a mess.
The walk; riddled with failure.
The struggles; many.
Those led to the Lord; around a thousand.
Greatest miracles; salvation and stage 4 cancer leukemia healing.
God; ever-present.
Fighting; always.
Loving; always.
His; always!
Humility; my number 1 ask of the Lord.

This is where I am after 18 years. Where will you be?

ALL or NOTHING

The Lord is not coming just for our:
¤ Tithe of 10%
¤ Day of Worship
¤ Few minutes of Prayer
¤ Random religious post
¤ Several respectable deeds

If we think He is, then we have been gravely deceived and immediate changes are recommended.

The Lord is coming for EVERYTHING!!!

He said to LOVE the LORD your GOD with ALL your HEART, ALL your SOUL & ALL your MIGHT; and finally, LOVE your NEIGHBOR as yourself (Luke 10:27).

He doesn’t want a portion, a day, an act, a moment. He wants ALL and in truth and in fact; deserves ALL.

That is:
¤ ALL our money
¤ ALL our energy
¤ ALL our talents
¤ ALL our focus
¤ ALL our attention
¤ ALL our affection
¤ ALL our minutes, days, weeks & years
¤ ALL our good, bad & ugly
¤ ALL our mess & messages
¤ ALL our sacrifices
¤ NO holding back
¤ NO reservation
¤ NO hesitation
¤ NO relenting

Then & ONLY then will we truly experience Ultimate Freedom & Victory in Jesus Christ.

Until that time, the devil will always have a bargaining chip; a tether by which he can reach us.

When we give it ALL up for Jesus, He will give it ALL up for us.

Faith Misplaced? A Serious Mistake

If you have made the mistake of using any other means for success, fame, power, health or wealth; other than to have placed it in Jesus Christ, you have not only been deceived and involved in the detestable sin of idolatry, but are also in danger of God’s wrath; as the wages of sin is?

This message is not one to be ignored, simply overlooked or disregarded. We have thrown away our faith that should have been placed in God, and decided to trust in self, trust in others, and some in groups and organizations some of which are even sworn to secrecy. God neither slumbers nor sleeps. Allegiance, that is, swearing to anything in heaven, on earth or under earth is from the devil himself as said by Jesus in Matthew 5:34-37. Be not deceived, for God is not mocked, what is sown shall be reaped.

Any other dependence other than God is a sin, point-blank. You should take this as a most sincere warning that if you continue on this path there will be certain and sudden destruction. God wants to be your source for all things and is able to provide all that you need that pertains to life and godliness. Yet, evading His plan and love will only be to find comfort in prepared path that leads only to eternal damnation.

There are not many who may love enough to be cut to the chase and tell you the plain truth as it is. As such, this is a letter of loving warning to all who take the time to read, and please, pass on to a friend, sister or brother. Place the entirety of your trust, life and being in God’s hands and watch Him do His best work in and through you. Amen!

Question of Great Importance

And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Is anything worth more than your soul?
Matthew 16:26

Is it one more party? One more carnival season?

Is it worth one more day for immoral sex?

What is worth the risk of losing heaven for the purpose of gaining hell?

Is sin so great, so fulfilling and so good that you choose to risk today for a possible eternal suffering and sorrow tomorrow?

Is there a dollar value that will make hell worth the remorse and extremities that you will have to endure?

What has sin offered you that God, Himself couldn’t give you along with His promise of Heaven?

Is there a person, event, place or thing worth the value of your soul and the unbearable weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth?

The laws of life and probability dictate that each of us will all live our last day on earth.

Today, is the last day for at least 150,000 people world-wide.

Is it that you’re hoping that just before you die you’ll have the opportunity to give your life to the Lord.

Is that a risk that you are surely willing to take?

The Road to Hell is Paved with Good Intentions.

In other words, there are a lot of people in hell now that intended to give God their lives but, it was cut short before they could.

Risk not an eternity of suffering, for sin that was never fulfilling.

Rather, use plain logic and understand that serving Jesus is not only the most beneficial to life on earth, but also, eternity. 

Competing Powers

In a world built on the need to be the best, the first, to be seen, to be known, to be liked and to be followed; the war of competing powers is one never to be engaged in, but simply ignored.

This ‘driven’ world is built on man-made, human-defined success that proves false, lacking and short-lived. As we assess the lives of the rich and the famous, we easily realize how much so many of them fail on even coming even close to achieving peace, security, deep-rooted happiness, lasting joy and true success.

Rather, we hear of sex scandals, DUI’s, drug-abuse, suicides, questionable deaths along with their being plagued by paparazzis, who withhold our basic desire for privacy. Yet, so many people rush in for the deception of wealth and fame, not knowing the ask that it requires is one that very few are truly willing to pay.

The most unfortunate thing is for the one’s who have paid the ultimate price and sacrificed what was necessary to get what they so needed from life and still find themselves wanting.

Man has no greater need for God, yet what he wants and hungers for is disguised in the glitter of this world. The sooner we realized this, the sooner we can resign from competing for attention, and recognize that we always had His attention.

He was always there. The God of the farthest galaxies and widest expanses is indelibly, indefinitely, passionately, unconditionally in love with you and that’s all that matters. No need to vie for the world when God the Creator of All desires to not only care for you but wants for to be with Him in Heaven.

Submit to Him today and allow His love to transform your life.

Love Envieth Not

Envy
definition feeling of discontented or resentful longing aroused by someone else’s possessions, qualities, or luck.

synonymscovet, evil eye, grudge, begrudge, hatred, ill will, lust. Jamaican terms: red-eye or bad-mind.

My mother told me many years ago that there are two types of people who live in this world. There are the one’s who look at life in terms of what they have, and the one’s who look at life in terms of what they don’t have. The first, will always find a way to happiness through gratefulness and being content in all they have, no matter how great or small. The other, can rarely if ever be satisfied or happy, because they are always comparing themselves based on the lives, attainment and achievements of others.

Love asks us to not look to the other side where the grass seems greener. It implores us to make the grass that we have as green as possible, by caring and nurturing it and the God who sees us being a good steward with the little that we have, will pour more mighty blessings into our lives.

I encourage us all, to examine our hearts and motifs. Envy, covetousness and lust has no place for where love should be. The one exception should be unless it is that we covet and lust for more of God’s presence and love.

Let’s begin to show the world how real love is done.
We have now covered patience, kindness and victory over envy is now won!

Limitless Life & Love

 

The God we serve is always growing, from everlasting to everlasting, from faith to faith, from strength to strength and from glory to glory. We are made in His image and the same is innate within us. There is always a hunger for more love, knowledge, power and so on.

God is love and He is able to increase us each day with more love towards Him. He is the source of all love and life so on my journey to limitless love and life who else would I turn to but Him. I believe the following prayer is one of the most powerful prayers one could ever pray and God will always answer it:

Lord Jesus, help me to love You the way You love me.
Help me to love myself the way You love me.
Help me to love each person the way You love me and finally;
Help me to love my enemies the way You love me.

I am a sincere believer that we may always ask the Lord to increase our love, increase our faith, give us grace to conquer our weaknesses, empower us with grace towards obedience and so forth. These prayers are simple, pure and selfless and as such is always guaranteed with an immediate answer from the Most High.

My prayer is that we seek to live a life in Christ filled with His life and love.

AMEN!!!

The Cheater

LOVE FOR ALL

As Christians we learn from a Savior who loved us all while we were still sinners. Jesus’ love is one that reaches out to every man, woman and child. It matters not the sins we commit, His love calls for each and every one of us to accept His love and purpose for us.

HATE FOR SIN

Although God’s love is from everlasting to everlasting, we also know that He is holy and has sincere hatred against sin. Imagine His hatred: He sent His Son for the core purpose of redeeming and cleansing us from all sins. Thus, His Son was invested for the return of our holiness. When we flirt, dabble and indulge in sin, we break His heart and show hatred towards God.

So he loves us no matter who we are or what we have done, but he abhors sin and our sinfulness with a righteous jealousy.

IMAGINE

Imagine you had dedicated your life to loving and caring for someone. When you helped them out, they would never be there for you. When you had made every effort for them to have peace, joy and security they would never see the sacrifice as anything worth consideration. When you stayed faithful, they cheated. Your jokes were never funny enough, but the other person’s was. Your love was seeing as pathetic and weak but they preferred a more dangerous and abusive love that left them victimized. You only had the best of self-sacrificial love to share, but they preferred the love of someone you knew, was evil in its purest of forms.

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What would you do?
Would you not warn them about the dangers of the other person?
Would you not speak to their value system and self-worth and let them know they deserve better than the abuse?
If you had limitless power, would you not want to rend heaven and earth to secure their heart and rebuke their pain?

This is but a snippet, snapshot, screenshot in the eyes of a God whose feelings are a million times over than we may have the capacity to feel.

Imagine how His heart breaks when we play around with sin.
Imagine His pain when the things He died for us to be free from, we nurture, protect and call it good.
The same devil He gave us the power to defeat, is the one we keep closest to our hearts; while rejecting Him.

My friends please consider the love relationship between God and You. No one loves a cheater; Yet any day Jesus would say “I DO!”

Prayer for Today:
LORD JESUS, I know I have been unfaithful and ungrateful to You in more ways than I can count, consider or remember. I ask you to forgive me and I invite You in my heart today.
Help me to love You the way You love me.
Help me to love myself the way You love me.
Help me to love each person the way You love me and finally;
Help me to love my enemies the way You love me.
I pray these things in no other name, but the In the Name of Jesus Christ. AMEN!!!

 

 

Self, Selfies & Selfishness

Let me get this catch light right,
My make-up’s on fleek.
Let me stand facing my right side,
It’s been the best look for all my selfies.

Click, click and then click,
I like these but lemme take some more;
So I can pick the best pic,
Filter, sharpen, soften and then store.

Double-clicks already at a thousand,
The comments are a blast.
Follow me like I’m chosen;
It’s like I get more likes for more ass.

100K followers is okay
But I wish I had more.
I’ll maybe go live today
Like I have my own reality show.

My feed, feeds into weaknesses,
The pride and the lust.
So I avoid Christ and His witnesses,
Struggling on my own is a must!

Affection to this world
Is seen as hatred toward God.
Sin makes self and the devil my lord,
I need to change this road I trod.

Every time I ponder Jesus,
I know I would have to leave this life behind.
Flesh and immoral sex my weakness,
I can’t get saved today, I need to sin one more time!

Yet, today, tomorrow, soon
Death comes one day for all.
And for my ungodliness I’ll have to atone,
Because I was too busy to answer mercy’s call.

Now, to eternal damnation I’m sent,
My life in hell just beginning.
I lived my life for myself –
Eternity in losses, for a short life of winning.

Isn’t it funny how I claimed that I loved Him,
But He didn’t see it as true?
Maybe it’s because I didn’t surrender everything;
I should have realized this truth.

Okay Lord send me back
To earth, I think I’m ready
I’ll serve You this time with all I got,
I’ll be holy, faithful and steady.

God, God, Jesus answer
My beckoning call!
This fire and torment give rise to anger
LORD please save my soul.

I know I was too busy, too busy;
Please take me from this place.
I’ll go back and warn my fans immediately,
To fight the good fight of faith.

I am sorry for not listening
To every moment someone shared the word.
I spent a life blinging and glistening,
And now this hell, is my world.