If It Had Not Been For The Lord  1

If it had not been for the
Lord. . .

I remember one of the times
when my son was so sick
and the doctors had given
up on him. They had reached
the end of all their knowledge
and experience. They told us
there was nothing else they
could do.

I was driving home from the
hospital at about 2am, and I
just lost it, I started weeping
out loud. All of a sudden I got
angry, I have never been that
angry in my life. I was screaming
at the top of my lungs.

I told the devil to stop all his
harassment, the worst he can
do is death. Who will not die?
I will die, every human will die,
our pets and all other living
things will die.

Is that all? Death does not
scare me at all. My son is
born again, worst case scenario
is for him to die, he will go to
heaven, and the enemy will no
longer has access to him.

If he dies, he wouldn’t be in
my past but in my future!
We will meet again, this time
forever!

I told the devil, if I lost it
all- this child, the others,
my husband, every possession,
even my own life, I will still
praise God. I will die knowing
and declaring that He is good
and does only good!!

No matter whatever pressure the
enemy brings to bear, no matter
how dismal the situation might
seem, hold on.

God never ends on the negative,
His ultimate for us is glory. Dig
in your heels, lock your elbows,
refuse to give up, cave in or quit.

“If it had not been the Lord
who was on our side,”
Let Israel now say—
“If it had not been the Lord
who was on our side,
When men rose up against us,
Then they would have . . .
Blessed be the Lord,
Who has not given us as prey
to their teeth.
Our soul has escaped as a bird
from the snare of the fowlers;[a]
The snare is broken, and we
have escaped.
Our help is in the name of the Lord,
Who made heaven and earth.

Psalm 124:1-3, 6-8 NKJV

Seasons of Refreshing  0

He makes me lie down in [fresh,
tender] green pastures; He
leads me beside the still and
restful waters.

Psalm 23:2 (AMPC)

When you follow God’s path, He
makes available an abundant
supply of every resource you
need. It will be efficient and time
saving.

You will have seasons of
refreshing and peace of mind.

God Makes PRO- for His VISION  0

The Lord is my Shepherd
[to feed, guide, and shield me],
I shall not lack.

Psalm 23:1 (AMPC)

God always makes PRO– for His VISION

A lot of times we are chasing the provision,
we should first get the vision/receive the
plan, then we should step out in faith,
following His leading. He will make
available every necessary resource.

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Stay On The Path  0

The ways of right-living people
glow with light;
the longer they live, the
brighter they shine.
But the road of wrongdoing gets
darker and darker
travelers can’t see a thing;
they fall flat on their faces.

Proverbs 4:18-19 (MSG)

There is a path you should be on,
a way you should go. When you veer
off that path, you go through some
places you shouldn’t have gone through,
and in the process you could experience
things you shouldn’t have gone through.

Be Disciplined  0

To win the contest you must deny
yourselves many things that would
keep you from doing your best.
An athlete goes to all this trouble
just to win a blue ribbon or a
silver cup,[a]but we do it for a
heavenly reward that never disappears.

26 So I run straight to the goal with
purpose in every step. I fight to win.
I’m not just shadow-boxing or playing
around.

27 Like an athlete I punish my body,
treating it roughly, training it to do
what it should, not what it wants to.
Otherwise I fear that after enlisting
others for the race, I myself might
be declared unfit and ordered to
stand aside.

1 Corinthians 9:25-27(TLB)

Be disciplined,
run with purpose,
fight to win!

Trust God With The Process  0

We ask God to keep us from the fire,
what if going through it, yet
emerging unharmed and not even
smelling of smoke, just like
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego
would be more impactful for His
Kingdom?
(Read Daniel 3)

Yes, it would have been a great
miracle as well if God had shown up
and prevented King Nebuchadnezzar
from throwing them into the fiery
furnace, but He chose this way.

Can we trust Him with the process?

Do You Know What Time It Is?  0

To everything there is a season,
and a time for every matter or
purpose under heaven:

Ecclesiastes 3:1 (AMPC)

Do you know what time it is?
Are you aware of your seasons?

Some opportunities are seasonal.
It is possible to miss them
altogether, or to become aware
of them too late to enjoy the
full benefits.

If a meeting is from 8:00-11:00 AM,
and you arrive at 1:00 PM. You not
only missed the event, but also all
the opportunities it offered
(information, networking etc)

Be alert! Don’t live a careless life.
Be purposeful in all you do.

And Yet I Rise  2

Have you ever thought of giving
up? Has it ever crossed your
mind to throw in the towel and
just go with the flow?

Why struggle? Why fight? Why
not just adapt, after all others
are? Why go against the status
quo? What makes you think you
can make it, while others failed?

Been there, done that, have
the t-shirt, wrote the book!
“And still I rise” as Maya
Angelou wrote. There is just
something on my insides that
will not permit me to roll
over and play dead.

I might be knocked down but
I am not knocked out. Like
the little boy who was forced
to sit down declared “You see
me sitting, but on the inside
I’m standing up!”

I don’t know your story, I
cannot fully comprehend your
pain because I am not you.
All I can talk about is me
and I declare this day “I
am still here, and I’m not
going anywhere!”

I choose to side with God! I
judge Him faithful no matter
what I go through. God has
never been and will never be
my problem.

If my cell phone acts up, my
first thought will not be that
there is a problem with the
satellite in space, if I can’t
access a channel on my TV,
I won’t call the station that
they have a problem, no I
will first check my TV, then
call the cable company to
check my box.

Why then would I
automatically conclude God
is at fault when things don’t
work out the way I expected?

As Habakkuk said in chapter 3
verses 17-19 (AMPC)

17 Though the fig tree does not
blossom and there is no fruit on
the vines, [though] the product of
the olive fails and the fields yield
no food, though the flock is cut
off from the fold and there are
cattle in the stalls,
18 Yet I will rejoice in the Lord;
I will exult in the [victorious] God
of my salvation!
19 The Lord God is my Strength,
my personal bravery, and my
invincible army; He makes my
feet like hinds’ feet and will make
me to walk [not to stand still in
terror, but to walk] and make
[spiritual] progress upon my high
places [of trouble, suffering, or
responsibility]!

Don’t Lose Hope  0

The vision will still happen
at the appointed time.
It hurries toward its goal.
It won’t be a lie.
If it’s delayed, wait for it.
It will certainly happen.
It won’t be late.

Habakkuk 2:3 (GW)

Don’t lose hope. What is hope?
“Earnest expectation of certain
good.”
This hope is an anchor
for our souls.

Keep doing your part, faithful
is He that promised, He will
bring it to pass.