Fight, Lay Down, or Die?

Good morning warriors,

Hope you’re well my friends. I hope you guys had a blessed weekend.  I had this on my heart this morning and I just couldn’t keep it to myself!  Consider this: The Lord shall go forth as a mighty man, he shall stir up jealousy like a man of war: he shall cry, yea, roar; he shall prevail against his enemies (Isaiah 42:13, KJV).  Yes there’s a warrior within you and I.  My goal is to remind you and I of just that.  We were created in God’s image right? And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.  So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them (Genesis 1 26-27, KJV).

Do you think the “fight” is against the person you look at in the mirror everyday, the person you’re married to, or your boss?  Or you may even believe it’s all of the things that you are seeing on the news. For the Bible says this: For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places (Ephesians 6:12, KJV). We must know and understand that there’s a real battle going on in the spiritual (unseen) realm vs. the natural (This world) realm.

If you’re going to be engaged in a battle, there’s two main things (among many) to consider:  being prepared, and your weapons. Prayer and the Word of God is what you need to mitigate the forces of darkness.  Our relationship with God is not that we pick up on where we left off when we feel like it.  If you’re in a marriage, how would you feel if your husband/wife dealt with you when it’s convenient for them?  Pay attention and catch this principal I’m trying to show us here.  Don’t be rocked to sleep my brothers and sisters with the cares of this world or the media!  Time is of the essence and Jesus is on His way back a lot sooner than we think.  Will you be ready?  Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour (1 Peter 5:8, KJV).  Until we meet again….I love you all to life!

xoxo,

The Risen Warrior

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Tell it Like it Is or Nah?

Dear Beloved,

I pray this brief missive finds you well today.  What are your plans for the weekend?  Are you planning to spend time with family or friends?  Well friend I hope that whatever you do you squeeze in some quiet time for yourself.  Invite yourself into the presence of the most High God.  He’s always willing and waiting to hear from you.

I usually have a topic to expand from when I post to this blog.  For some reason I don’t today.  I just wanted to come on and tell my friends hello.  Will you allow me to share what I have learned recently? Transparency is powerful guys.  I was blessed to share a brief portion of my testimony unashamed.  I realized that everything that I have gone through was not in vain.  God used my a portion of my past in that brief moment to help set someone else free.  What a feeling of joy that was inexpressible!

Trust the process!  Allow yourself to cry, scream, whatever you need to do to release yourself from your past.  We all come from a past that we would rather not expose. You know the things that you and I have told ourselves that only God above and you will know?  Am I the only one? Beloved, our experiences in this life are there to teach us not TORMENT us.

If you are struggling with something, I want to encourage you to allow Jesus to set you free.  Afterwards, walk in your freedom.  You must own it!  You and I have gone through things in order to help others like “us” along the way.  Use your pit, problem, or circumstance to your advantage.

Until we meet again…I love you to life!

Xoxo,

The Risen Warrior

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Take your Rest

Dear Beloved,

Hope all is well. Renew, refresh, and restore, are only a few words that I can think of when it comes down to being weary, suffering with brokenness, and pain in our spirits. Why don’t we retreat when necessary? We must not get so busy that we neglect feeding our spirits the word of God. The word of God is like a cool refreshing drink to our depleted, worn, and thirsty souls.

Take a moment and look at your calendar. Why is that we can intentionally plan meetings, weddings, parties, or vacations but can’t take a few minutes to spend quality time with God? It’s so easy to become busy, yet not be productive. Many of us live life full spend ahead and don’t leave time to refresh ourselves in God’s presence.

Remember not to become so busy that you ignore those gentle nudges from God to enter into his presence. He created us and knows what we need before we ask Him.  God is so good.  The Bible says, “He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak, (Isaiah 40:29, NIV). I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint (Jeremiah 31: 25, NIV). The good news is that Jesus walked the Earth for a period of time and understands how easy it is to become depleted and worn out from life. He says, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30, NIV)

Until we meet again…I love you to life!

Xoxo,

The Risen Warrior

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Take Action Now!

Beloved,

Good day to you all!  Please see below….

  1. Do remain positive and relinquish things that are beyond your control. Also remember to encourage yourself and others.
  2. Do forgive and release those people/places/circumstances that have hindered your progress in life.
  3. Do remember that you are a winner always!
  4. Do exercise discipline and self-control in your exercising, eating habits, and other things that you know you should do and are not doing.  (You must figure out what will work for you and won’t work for you.)
  5. Do prepare, plan, and remain consistent in all that you do throughout this process of life. Celebrate each and every milestone in your journey!
  6. Do allow yourself to fall, get back up, and keep on moving.  Set reasonable goals, and allow yourself to accomplish it.  Don’t be surprised at how this will spill over into other areas of your life.
  7. Do pray, meditate, study, and pursue peace with God and others!

Until we meet again…I love you all to life!

xoxo,

The Risen Warrior

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Don’t You Do It!

Dearly Beloved,

Hope all is well and pray that your 2015 is off to a great start.  Here’s a list that I have pulled together for us all to remember:

  1. Don’t be negative.
  2. Don’t complain.
  3. Don’t rely on others for your success.   
  4. Don’t try to tell others what they should/shouldn’t be doing if they don’t solicit your feedback.  Focus on yourself and the rest will follow.
  5. Don’t quit.  You are worth it!
  6. Don’t ALLOW anything or anyone to serve as a hindrance or distraction in your meeting/exceeding your goals.
  7. Don’t forget to always remain in humility.  Apart from Jesus you can do nothing.  John 15:5

Until we meet again….I love you to life!

xoxo,

The Risen Warrior

 

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Greetings Warriors,

Beloved, I pray that all is well with you and you are basking in the prosperous life God has for you.  Do me a favor and don’t you give up! Don’t you cave in! I’m rooting for you.  Keep rocking with me and I thank you for your patience and full support.  Keep your girl in your prayers and I will do the same for you guys.  Follow me as I continue to follow HIM! Until we meet again… I love you to life!  Tell at least one person about this site!  Ready. Set. Grow.

xoxo,

The Risen Warrior

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The Prosperous Life: Part 2

Dearly Beloved,

Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Welcome to “The Warriors Corner”! Today, I will continue the discussion on “The Prosperous Life.”  Please read “The Prosperous Life-Part 1 if you haven’t done so already.  https://talithacumi3.wordpress.com/2014/11/03/the-prosperous-life-part-1/ Beloved, my prayer is that you understand that you must collaborate with God in order to manifest his glory in every area of your life.  You must believe in the finished works of Jesus, thank him for what he has already done, and walk through the door of faith.

Beloved, consider the following adaptation from Mrs. Gloria Copeland’s article: “True Prosperity.” In order to prosper, you must first have a prosperous soul. That’s the beginning of the prosperous life. But how do you get there? My journey to the prosperous life began years ago when I read Matthew 6:33 in a Bible Ken’s mother had given him: “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” In The Amplified Bible it says to seek “His way of doing and being right.” That’s the foundation of God’s prosperity. When I found that verse, I was ready to try God’s way since I needed a lot of things and my way wasn’t working.

I discovered that God’s prosperity isn’t just financial blessings. It also includes healing, protection, favor, wisdom, success, well-being and every good thing you could possibly need—all the good things Jesus paid for you to have. He took our place and bore the curse of our sin so we can live in the blessing. “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ.” (Galatians 3:13-14). Isaiah 53:5 says, “The chastisement [needful to obtain] peace and well-being for us was upon Him, and with the stripes [that wounded] Him we are healed and made whole” (The Amplified Bible). The Hebrew word for peace in this scripture is shalom. It basically means “nothing missing, nothing broken,” or wholeness in every area of your life—spirit, soul and body.  That kind of prosperous life doesn’t just happen. And it doesn’t happen overnight. But the foundation for true prosperity begins with these seven steps:  Walking in truth, Faithfulness, Diligence, Tithing, Sowing, Believing, and Saying. (Copeland, Gloria 2009.)

Friends, will you answer the clarion call to follow Matthew 6:33, and collaborate with God to cultivate your prosperous life?  Let’s all make the commitment to become better in every facet of our lives.  Until we meet again warriors… I love you to life!

Xoxo,

The Risen Warrior

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