Archive for January, 2011

Chapter 2

When man was made he was perfect and powerful, but through sin he became imperfect and powerless. Through that simple act of disobedience he lost his power and sin was and is able to exist in his life, and nothing can overtake sin but God. The sinner needs God. When sin entered we were eternally cut off from God, but Jesus came and bridged the gap so we are connected once again to the Father.


We need Christ in our lives and most importantly, in our hearts. Before sin, man was happy and joyful in the sight and presence of God, but with sin, that was all wiped away. Sin is so contradictory to the Father, that a sinner would not find joy, peace, and happiness in heaven. It would be torturous and he would continually want to hide from the face and light of the Sinless One.


We can’t go to the Father, except by the Son. We can’t change our hearts, only Christ is able. We can’t save ourselves, Christ died for us all. We need Christ and Christ alone to be redeemed and saved. Through His grace and mercy we can be saved.  “The heart of God yearns over His earthly children with a love stronger than death. In giving up His Son, He has poured out to us all heaven in one gift. The Savior’s life and death and intercession, the ministry of angels, the pleading of the Spirit, the Father working above and through all, the unceasing interest of heavenly beings,–all are enlisted in behalf of man’s redemption.” {SC 21.2}

Give your life completely to Christ.


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She’s Baaaaccckkk


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God’s Love for Man


The love of God is evident all around us, just look at nature, it speaks of His love. When God made the Earth it was without decay and blemishes, but as a result of sin, which counteracts with love, suffering and death appeared. Even as the ground was cursed, God used it in His plan to lift Him up and draw us closer to Him. The toil of the Earth was meant to prepare sinners for the uplifting of God.


God has shown His abounding love throughout nature and in heaven, but the enemy has sought to mistake good for evil. He wants us not to see the love of God, but to fear him. And instead of bickering with the enemy, God showed His love again by sending His Son to save those who are lost. Jesus is God manifest in the flesh. Jesus showed love, mercy, kindness, and compassion while on earth.


It was to save us from certain death, that Jesus lived, suffered and died. God loves us not because of Christ, but He sent Christ because He loves us so dearly. Christ is the medium through which we go to God. No one else can intercede for us, only Christ. “He took man’s nature, that He might reach man’s wants.”


When we see what Jesus has done for us, we should realize how special we are and how much the Father loves us and is willing to sacrifice. “By assuming human nature, Christ elevates humanity.”

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I don’t know why I had never heard this man before, but I’m glad I heard him this morning on “The Donnie McClurkin Show”

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Step Out on Faith

This evening while praying and meditating, I was instructed by the Holy Spirit to call an individual and tell them that they are having problems because God wants to use them and the individual is resisting.

I got that message and immediately froze. I was so scared to convey that message, because it is so out of character for me to do something like that. After I finished my prayer, I thought of all kinds of reasons why I shouldn’t call and tell the individual. Some reasons included were that I would do it later, I was scared, I didn’t know what to say, etc.  The Spirit came back and told me, “if I told you to do it, I’ll give you the words.”

I called the individual and relayed the message to them and told them they need to step out on faith. After talking to them, they said they really needed that and thanked me. I explained that it wasn’t me, but God.

Now I need to practice what I preach and step out on faith and when I’m told to do something, just do it. He’s still working on me.

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Kris, Pastor Montgomery and myself were talking and getting to know one another after church today. The conversation wa s progressing and we were learning more and more about his life and we were sharing our experiences with him. Kris starts talking to him about my accident and how the doctors had lost me twice and all. After she said this, the pastor turned and looked at me and said, “so this is grace.” At that moment, something happened. Something in my spirit moved and I began thinking of myself, life and my purpose differently.

It’s been years and many people have commented about why I was spared that morning and others, but none of it ever registered as it did in that moment when the pastor declared that it was grace that saved me. I finally realized that I am here for a reason much greater than I could’ve ever imagined and most importantly, I can and should be used. That statement awakened me and I feel like a renewal is taking place in my life and this time I’m aware and along for the journey.

I have a greater desire for more of Jesus and to commune with Him on a deeper and more intimate level.

So thanks Pastor Montgomery, I’m gonna enjoy having you here leading us.


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I found myself tonight questioning a lot of things, including where I am in my present life. I sometimes feel like I can question, but at other times I’m like “who are you to question anything, just be grateful that you’re still here and got another chance.” But it seems that whenever I do start, I break down and start crying and that gets me nowhere. I hate crying everytime I think about my situation and what has become of me as an individual and all that I am. I just want to be better, more useful, and happier. I’m thankful daily that I was spared, but sometimes one questions “WHY?”

Then I look at what some people oftentimes ask, “why do bad things happen to good people?” But who’s to say they’re a good person. Yes, to you the person may appear to be good, but that’s only what you see and the encounters you may have with them. How is their heart and motives, things not visible or on display? I know that some things we bring on ourselves, but sometimes I still find myself asking “why?”

Thanks for friends like Marcus who is there to talk to and make me smile. When I called him all I said was that I’m sad and he took it from there. He was truly a God-send in my life

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