Tag: family

Prayer for Teens:

I am step mother, foster mother, and biological mother and the one thing that I wanted to pass on to my children is prayer.

When I was younger, some mornings I would wake up before the sun kissed the sky, tip into the dark living room and catch my mother with her tattered bible praying for our household. Her prayer were meek.. whispered..but powerful. Her words seemed to run from room to room giving the sun permission to come through the window and bless each person sleeping with a smile.

I believe it was my mother’s and fathers prayers which carried me through my entire life. Below I have shared a prayer specifically for teens. Teens are in an in-between place where they are realizing their power on this earth but still requiring the supervision from adults. They are finding their way and need our prayers. Never stop kneeling, just like our mothers, fathers and grandmothers prayed for us… we need to pray for our teens as well.

Prayer:

Heavenly Father, in the Name of Jesus, I affirm Your Word over my child/children. I commit ___________, my child/children; to You and affirm Your Word over them from Isaiah 54:13 that tells me my children shall be taught by the Lord and great shall be the peace of my children. I thank You that You deliver ____, ____out of rebellion into right relationship with us, his/her parents. In Exodus 20:12, Your Word teaches us that the first commandment given with a promise is to the child who obeys his/her parents in the Lord.

Father, you said in Deuteronomy 5:16 that all will be well with my child/children and ____, _____will live long on the earth. I affirm this promise on behalf of my child/children, asking You to give ____, ______, an obedient spirit that he/she may honor his/her father and mother. Father forgive me for mistakes made out of my own hurts or selfishness, which may have caused __________ hurt. I ask full and true repentance for the mistakes I have made in raising my children. I release the anointing that is upon Jesus to bind up and heal our broken hearts and the broken hearts of our children. Give us the ability to understand and forgive one another as God has forgiven us. Thank You for the Holy Spirit Who leads us into all truth and corrects any wrong perceptions about past or present situations. Thank You for teaching us to listen to each other and giving _____, _____ an ear that hears admonition, for then he/she will be called wise. I affirm that I will speak kind, excellent and Godly things and that any words coming out of my mouth will be the right words and will be used for Your glory Lord Jesus (Colossians 3:21).

Father, I promise to train and teach ____, ______ in the way that he/she is to go, and when ____, ______ is old he/she will not depart from You Lord but will follow You all the days of his/her life. In the Name of Jesus, I command the spirit of rebellion to be far from the heart of my child and confess that he/she is willing and obedient, free to enjoy the reward of Your promises. I ask that ______, ____ shall be peaceful, and a blessing to others. Father, according to Your Word we have been given the ministry of reconciliation, and I release this ministry and the word of reconciliation into this family. I refuse to provoke or irritate or belittle my child; I will not be hard on _____, _____or require perfection lest he/she becomes discouraged, feeling inferior and frustrated. I will not break his/her spirit, in the Name of Jesus and by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Father, I forgive my child for the wrongs he/she has done and stand in the gap until he/she begins to understand Your love and Your grace causing them to come out of the spirit of rebellion which is the snare of the enemy (Ephesians 6:1-3). We should not abandon hope in Your love and commitment to all Your creation. We know You Jesus, died for our children, even before they were born. Although It may seem to us that our children’s journey into selfishness, self-destruction and the world is never-ending, God we know You are at work in our children’s lives in ways we may never understand.

We ask you, Heavenly Father, for a quiet assurance that this process of conversion will take place and the inner peace that only You, Lord Jesus can give us, will now manifest in our lives, in the Name of Jesus. Help us to be strong like Mary, the mother of Jesus, as she wept and felt deep pain as she witnessed her Son’s journey knowing God’s plan; as You knew Your plans for our children, even before they were born (Jeremiah 1:2). Help us O Lord, to know and understand that we must let God control difficult situations and always be mindful to trust You. Heavenly Father help us to remember always that our children have belonged to you from the beginning. Help us Lord to understand that we are here to nurture them and guide them in Your ways while they are in our care. Lord, we have been mindful to raise them up in the way they should go, having made some mistakes of the flesh as we are not 8 perfects. We did what we thought was right at the time and we know that you, Lord, know our heart and honor that effort. It is so difficult, Lord, to understand them and to be the way they would like us to be. Even though it is difficult to understand we continue giving Glory to You and put our complete trust and expectancy in Your Word.

Thank You for reconciling the heart of our rebellious child back to us and our hearts back to our child. We declare the power of the enemy over our children, null and void according to (Psalms 55:12-14).

 Thank You Lord, for our child/children ____, _____ and for holding each one of them in Your loving hands. In Jesus Name I pray. Amen

Rocky Roads

One of the greatest challenges in being “great” is developing patients. Patients to keep learning, keep pressing, keep smiling, keep being kind, to keep being hopeful even when things look to be going opposite of your way. Patients is one of the fruits of the spirit which is love.

True love says that “For God so loved the world that He gave” so giving is the personality of God and the personality of love. Why is it important to know this??? Because if you are in a relationship with God, then you must understand that love makes you wait because love perfects your gift before giving it to you.

For example, I can run to Walgreens and pick up any card and any gift, put it in a random bag and give my husband the present.  But… because I love him, I go to the store look for a gift that would make him smile. I take the time to go up and down each aisle until I find something he would love and enjoy. Lastly, I choose a bag to wrap this gift into something that makes the present shine.  If I love my husband enough to do all of this, how much do you think God loves us.

Yes, God wants us to have what we need and desire, but He doesn’t want to give it to us haphazardly. God takes His time, chooses the best gift with the best wrapping delivered in the best time so that it’s not only appreciated but cherished. Today, exercise patients and watch God bless you with a gift greater than you ever expected.

Selah #SLiM

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This song perfectly depicts the journey of a winner! enjoy

A true Father takes the lead

I love my Bishop Holcomb… He just knocked me out of my see with a revelation. So many times in our relationship with God, as Christians, we tend to think that life in Christ means a life without problems when that is not true. Life with Christ means that no matter what situation you are in, God is able to help you!

Bad things happen to all people, but because you have God, you have tools such as increased PEACE and His POWER so that you can handle the bad!!!!

How????

Like this- When you have an understanding that God is greater than your trial or tribulations, you then understand that in God everything will be alright. God extend His power to us so that when trials come, we can rest easy because as Christians we understand the victory is already ours. Now it’s time for you to tell yourself who wins … the enemy which may also be called your situation, or God?  When you choose God, you are taking your hands off of the situation and allowing God to lead. The beauty of God leading is that He is a guaranteed win, there is not a failure in God… Don’t believe me, read your word.

You can go ahead and shout now… that’s life changing information!

Selah

 

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Home alone but not lonely #stayathomemom

I am a stay at home mom and one of the reasons why I enjoy what I do, is because I have connected my love with my mission. I love my kids, and by trade, I am a Veteran who was a medical administrator. To satisfy a desire, I must organize and well… administer… I found lessons and crafts that teach my children but also challenged me to use my gift. I found joy in organizing the calendar, researching what they should be learning at what stage, and things of that nature. If you are an artist, find projects that allow your children to tap into the creativity you have given them. Look for ways to connect to your passion to your children so that their world can expand and in turn; you will not feel like you are trapped in a box!

Selah

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Devil you Lose! #victory

I have written for years about how to live a fulfilled and prosperous life. Speaking about how to control your thoughts, your actions, and your words.  I am so adamant about the love of God because I have seen Him work in my life. 2016 was a year where I battled, cried and received the victory. To open the doors of prosperity in your life, you must speak Gods word over every single area of your life. Not just in the morning, not just at night… but all day. Seek God, and he will light the path of your greatest direction! Don’t believe me check out these pictures… some of them were taken the very same day.

I tell the devil every day _ YOU WILL NOT HAVE MY LIFE- MY PRAISE- MY VICTORY! I don’t care where my day begins or ends I will love God with all of my heart and proclaim His love and His victory. Just like you made it through last year you will go even higher this year!! But you can not move from the foundation of God!

Selah

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God is able

No matter what you have at the end of the sentence… God is able…. period.

I’m a _____ Thief, liar, murder, fornicator, gossiper, not smart enough, not dedicated, depressed, bi- polar, sickly, homeless, on my last dollar, in need of car, worried about my child, cheating on my spouse, alone in a new city, single, an addict , fatherless, motherless, an addict, a porn star, a prostitute, drug dealer, in church but don’t know God, don’t know my purpose, don’t know  who I am …..

I don’t care what it is God is able to see you through it, but you have to welcome him into your life!

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How do I become a person who prays? #keepitreal

Too many times in our life, situations pile up like five o clock traffic, and while we’re in the midst of feeling stuck and aggravated, we do what comes naturally to us. Call a friend, scroll twitter, facebook or other social media. So today I want to talk to you about making prayer a natural reaction to life. Just like any habit, prayer is something you work at until your muscle memory defaults to prayer. You can train your thoughts to be on God when things are happening in your life. How? Start with 5 minutes a day; there is an amazing prayer app called “ the prayer app” that has tons of prayers for every occasion. Most of the prayers are less than 2  minutes long, download the app (it’s free) and find five minutes of your day to stop and pray. It has been said that it takes 21 days to create a habit, so if you can commit today to taking 5 minutes to pray for 21 days, I guarantee your life will never be the same. Let me know if you can commit 5 Minutes to pray for 21 days!

Peace

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#Friday

I haven’t posted poetry in a while and would like to share this memory with you. Writing instantly put me back in the space of childhood. Let me know what your family fun day was like growing up! Enjoy #poetry #SLiM

Fridays

Smiles plastered as book bags drop

Plop plop YAY

Blankets gather together to see

Today is your pick, next week it’s on me

Cheese, butter, sweet, cold

No matter our age it never gets old

Family means you plus me plus time

We laugh until the sun runs behind the moon

Until our tummy looks full bloom

This is our day when work stands still

And anything serious gets forgotten

And being together is our thrill

A movie, a game, it doesn’t really matter

Listening, sharing, and admiring our smiles stuck on like plaster.

Psalms 20

Do you know that God has given both you and me the power to win??? The reason why it’s important to read our Bible, is because the word of God is a road map through the issues we encounter in life.  Psalms 20 is a wonderful example of God’s grace for us and explains how God not only hear us, but handles the conditions we encounter on a daily basis. If you have not committed your heart to God and your lifestyle to the word of God than you will always be stuck fighting battles with a blind fold on. It’s time to put the devil in his place and let God handle everything. Trust me, God is our true champion. Peace

Psalms 20: May the Lord answer you when you are in distress;
    may the name of the God of Jacob protect you.

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God loves you

Occasionally the trials and misfortunes we come across in life attempts to overshadow the love God has for us. I am here to assure you that no matter how many times you have messed up, or what is going bad in your life today, God still loves you.

In church you are encouraged to read your bible because the bible gives a roadmap of how God loves you through every situation that you may be going through. The bible is bursting with examples of the brilliant way God loves us past our issues. So I encourage you today to dig into the great book and experience the life changing love of God. Still Don’t believe God loves you… read Romans 5:8. Peace

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