Monthly Archives: February 2013

Just Stand

What do you do in the midst of a storm?

You take cover, stand and wait.

If you keep on living, life will happen. At times it comes full speed at you like a rushing wind. If you are not prepared it will knock you down. I have to admit, I’ve been knocked down on a few occasions.

How about you?

Expect the winds to blow and the trees to bend. But don’t you move. Stand fast my friend. Stand steady. Be prepared by having the word of God rooted and grounded on the inside, so that whatever comes your way, you will  continue to STAND.

Stand through the tears

Stand through the hate

Stand through the misunderstanding

Stand through the shame

Just STAND !

Be encouraged and let’s stand together!

 

Created to Worship / I Know Why I’m Here By William Murphy

I was created just to give you all the glory
I was created just to worship and adore thee
You are the son of the living God
Savior of the world
and I was created just to give
you all the glory
Created just to worship and adore thee

 

Testimony for “I Know Why I’m Here”

They call me a mistake

They say I shouldn’t be here.

God has the power to take your mess and make it a blessing to the nations

The devil can’t tell the truth if he wanted to.

Your baby is NOT a mistake. The devil did not make you pregnant.

The devil can not give you life. God’s got a plan for your life!!

 

 

 

Becoming Truly Rich

When we suffer unspeakable, relentless pain and impossibilities…when our lives have been taken by circumstances out of our control…when we are abandoned, rejected, slandered; in desperate need; beaten beyond recognition; when our pain is so deep, dark and refractory that even the plethora of words encompassing human language cannot begin to describe the experience…

We can still be of service to another…there is something in us still, that someone else needs…we can choose even in our own unspeakable life-travesties, to focus on the needs of another…to be of service…to extend encouragement, love, help…to someone else.

As long as there is breath going in and out of our lungs, we have something that someone else needs. We are still of value and worth. We still have meaning and purpose.

We each have a choice in every moment of each day. We can nurture a pity party – or – we can do all we know to help ourselves, leaving the details of the outcome to God and at the same time, show love to another.

What do you have that someone else needs?

What will you choose to do with it?

Search your heart.

Is your life only about you? If so, choose to make a change and in doing so, create a much richer life for yourself and another…and as the ripple effect goes, for many you may never meet.

Choose Love and change the world.

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Copyright (c) November 24, 2012, Elizabeth L. Chalker

Elizabeth Chalker is still in the furnace of life’s calamities and fighting the good fight of faith and endurance, keeping her eyes on the prize of heaven. Before serious, physical illness devastated her body, Elizabeth was on the fast track as a successful psychologist and addictions specialist, working with violent juvenile offenders and their families, near completion of her third graduate degree. Her life is a testimony of faith that is steadfast and remains no matter the seemingly dark, unjust, and treacherous circumstances of life. She resides in Lighthouse Point, Florida. Elizabeth continues to minister to those in need and aspires to show God’s glory through every breath she takes.
www.elizabethchalker.org

Meet Pastor Francine Humphrey

Pastor Francine Humphrey resides in Virginia Beach, Virginia

Her hobbies include music, playing the guitar, cooking ,sewing, calligraphy and art.

Bio:

Mrs. Humphrey is a speaker, author,songwriter and radio talk show host.She has a passion for people, and giving of  her time to the community. She is also the Pastor of Greater Thou Faith Ministry in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Business Info:

Issues Concerning Women focuses on women reaching their long and short term goals. They assist women and their families in housing, finances, business, and life skills. ICW provides advocacy and services to infuse and stabilize households and foster a sense of community involvement, self-worth and self- determination.
Greater Thou Faith Ministry is located at 5606A Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA
Sunday Morning Service begins at 10:00

Who do you want to connect with?

Women that would like to put passion back into their business and lives.

Visit her online at www.issuesconcerningwomen.com

 

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Unworthy of God’s Gifts and Calling

Have you ever been put in a situation and you felt unworthy?

Have you ever asked the question, “God, are you sure you’re calling me to this?”

“There are so many more “qualified” people  in that area, pick them.”

Individuals  that know more than you do, have a bigger name and ooze confidence.

When they talk, people listen. Where they go, people follow.

You might have tried to make a deal with God, telling him that you’ll be ready next year.

You may have  told him that you were unworthy of his gifts and callings. ( That doesn’t work )

God told Jeremiah,” Don’t be afraid of them, because I am with you, to deliver you,” Be not afraid of their faces: ( Jeremiah 1:8)

Jeremiah basically said, “I’m a child, who’s  going to listen to me? “

That’s exactly how we feel sometimes and we are full grown adults.

God does not always call the qualified. Most times he qualifies those he called.

If that’s you, please know that God’s got you. You do not have to feel unworthy of God’s gifts and callings. As long as you keep him first and pull on him, he will not leave you. Take him with you on this journey called life. He will speak through you. He will open doors for you. What may have been a burden will become effortless when you trust and depend on him to order your steps. You can’t build the steps or purchase them. They have to be ordered by the Lord.

Don’t run from it. If he chose you, he chose you. There is nothing you can do about it.

In God’s eyes, you are worthy. In his eyes you are more than qualified because it’s not based on deeds, education, family  or the right social connections. It’s based on who he chooses. If that’s you, just accept it and live your best life in HIM.

Don’t be intimidated by the “eyeballs” watching you.

Don’t look at them or better yet, just close your eyes !