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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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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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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The Prosperous Life: Part 1

Dearly Beloved,

Hope all is well with you.  Today we are going to focus on manifestation of God’s glory in every area of your life.  Do you want to become all that God has created you to be?  Do you have the desire to be whole mind, body, soul, and spirit?  Do you have the desire to be prosperous financially? God certainly does. Consider one of the many scriptures that He has to say about it.  Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. 3 John 1:2, (KJV) If you have the desire to go to another dimension in God you must be willing to increase your faith to another level.

Many of us are waiting, hoping, and wondering when a visible change is going to come in the deficient areas of our lives. Beloved, you must believe that whatever you need has already been done! When Jesus had tasted it, he said, “It is finished!” Then he bowed his head and released his spirit. John 19:30, (NLT) Friends, please understand that everything you need or desire has already been provided for over 2000 years ago!  What does it take to manifest God’s glory in our lives under the new covenant of grace through Jesus Christ our Lord?  Simply: “I believe I receive ______, in the name of Jesus and thank you Lord for what you have done.”

Don’t allow another day to go by thinking that whatever you desire will fall into your lap.  No!  We must work with God and actively use our faith to manifest his glory in our lives!  Please understand that this goes for every area of your life.  For example:  Does it make sense to believe God and manifest His glory for every other area in your life with the exception of your finances?  NO! Oh my warriors, I can write on and on about this but I must bid you farewell for now…until we meet again I love you to life!

xoxo,

The Risen Warrior

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Yes! Your Hair Too!

Beloved,

Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! We all come to a trace in our life where we rely on our own strength.  In Judges 16: 17-22 we see the relationship between Samson and the strength of his hair. Samson’s hair served as his strength and caused him to see many victories throughout his path.  If you explore the text further, you will find that with his hair shaved there’s no room for him to walk in sweat less victories.

As we fast forward today, the natural hair arena is taking the world by storm. Many men/women such as myself, have returned back to their natural hair that God has gifted them. 1 Corinthians 11:15 demonstrates the connection between a woman and her hair. “But if a woman has long hair, it is a glory to her; for her hair is given to her for a covering. Our hair is a glory to us which simply means that it is a source of honor, fame, or admiration, a distinguished ornament or object of pride.

Many men/women are novices with their own hair and chose to not embrace it fully. Situations, circumstances, life events, or destructive patterns can lead to a road of frustration and a host of other things if we don’t become spiritually rooted and grounded in The Lord concerning our hair. Believe it or not our God desires to be included in every fabric of our lives.   The Lord recently revealed this truth to me: As I rely on Him for other areas of my life, I must include him in my natural hair journey as well. Am I speaking to you right now?  It’s okay because we all need a little push to return back to the center. The Truth.  Beloved, nothing less than the word of God.

Warriors, you must know that as you rely on your food to provide you nourishment, and a host of other things,  be encouraged to know that The Living Word has the answer as well. Ladies and gentlemen I submit to you that The Word still works! Are you having trouble growing your hair or breakage? Anything opposite of progress? Take joy in the fact that there’s nothing but space and opportunity to retract and start fresh. RISE to the occasion. Happy growing! To be continued….

Xoxo,

The Risen Warrior

 

 

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