Worship

I’ve done it again. I have overbooked my life. Last night, I was sitting in the middle of the chaos preparing for my upcoming weekend event. My husband asked, “Why do you do this to yourself?” It’s simple. This is what I was born to do. This is my worship. We have relegated worship to a song. To thirty minutes on Sunday before a great sermon. To a dance with...

Faith that Pleases God

I’ve been meditating on this scripture the last two mornings: “But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” Hebrews 11:6 NKJV Steven Furtick said, “Faith is God’s love language.” I want to speak God’s love language. As I meditate on this scripture, I’m asking God, what does...

Know

Be still Stop your striving. Desist your work. Stop fighting. Surrender your anxiety. Calm down. Be quiet. Step out of traffic. Know. Learn. Recognize. Gain an intimate understanding. Be still and know.. He is good. He is faithful. He is all-powerful. He is patient, kind, abounding in love. He holds our destiny. He is a door opener. He performs miracles. He is the lover our souls. He will never leave...

Heartache

She had prayed but her brother did not get better. She sent word to Jesus, “The one you love is sick.” Jesus did not come. As they waited for Jesus, their brother died. All hope was gone. This was the end. She was heart broken. Grief-stricken. Angry. After four days of mourning, crying, grieving Jesus, her friend, Jesus who had sat at their table and told stories of how he...

Curse or Habit

Are there generational curses? I don’t think so because of verses like this: Old Testament: “The one who sins is the one who will die. The child will not share the guilt of the parent, nor will the parent share the guilt of the child. The righteousness of the righteous will be credited to them, and the wickedness of the wicked will be charged against them.” Ezekiel‬ ‭18:20‬ ‭NIV‬‬ New...

Qualified

This week two friends read a scripture and thought they were disqualified from blessings because they weren’t perfect in their execution of the scripture. But let me tell you a secret: The law disqualified. Jesus qualifies! Allow what Jesus did while He walked on earth to speak louder than your interpretation of scripture. Allow the grace He exhibited when interacting with tax collectors, prostitutes, adulteresses, and Gentiles form your theology....

Prosper in the Desert

Often as Christians we may find ourselves in what we perceive as a desert. It’s a place where we are waiting for the next thing. You may be in a difficult job situation and you are waiting for another employment. You may be waiting for God to send you a spouse. You maybe waiting for the manifestation of your healing. You are in a difficult situation, you know God has...

Not Separated

Does God walk away from us when we sin? Does He stop talking to us when we sin? When Adam and Eve ate from the forbidden tree, they hid. They covered. God continued to speak to them. God looked for them. David said, “Where can I hide from His presence. If I make my bed in hell, He is there.” An aversion to sin did not prevent Jesus from allowing...

Heart’s Desire

After reading my daily Bible reading plan this morning, I felt as if I needed more. So I randomly venture to the book of Colossians. As I’m reading, I’m dozing in and out of consciousness with my bible app opened to Colossians. As I was nodding off, I heard the Holy Spirit ask, “Melissa, what is your heart’s desire?” Immediately, I thought of all my prayer requests for my children,...

Love Well

Yesterday at church we had a guest speaker, Nick Gough. He was very prophetic but had a pastor’s heart. One of the things I discerned about him was that he loved people well. And while I was in awe of his prophetic gift, what I really craved was his unconditional love for people. My heart yearns to love people well. I want to love without judging. I want to love...