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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Beautiful Timing!

Dearly Beloved,

Hope all well.  Thanks for your patience and continued support! I’ve realized that there are definitely levels to this beautiful thing called “selfless service to others.”  God is still able and I can’t get ahead of HIM.  One day at a time, one day at a time, is what I keep telling myself.

In the word of God there’s a verse that’s comes to my heart and it simply says that,” Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end.” (Ecclesiastes 3:11, NIV)  Be careful not to get caught up in what’s not happening fast enough and miss the beauty in God’s divine order and timing.  The world has its way of doing things but God has His way of how he wants the plan for your life to be revealed.

We all have to learn to flow confidently into the divine assignment (s) that God has for each of us.  In the midst of what appears to be sheer “ugliness”, God is doing His perfect work in and around you. Warriors, we must be careful that we don’t allow fear to come and tap us on the shoulders.  Don’t miss what God has for you because you are having a hard time letting go of what was.  Breathe. Pray. Meditate. Focus. Forgive. Rest. Love. Let IT Go. Let THEM Go.  Don’t look back you will remain stuck!  God has you in the palm of His hand and will never leave you nor forsake you. ((Virtual Hug))

Now for all of my dreamers, and visionaries don’t allow unfavorable problems, pits, or circumstances distort what God have shown you.  In today’s society, nobody wants to go through the process.  I mentioned about their being levels to greatness to service.  Instead of being lost and stressing out about the future, learn to enjoy where you are now.  Frustration, lack of joy, and peace, etc. settles when you intentionally create your own path and expect God to follow your lead.   Be content where you are in your journey and allow God to build your character.  Until we meet again…I love you 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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Be Still and Quiet on Purpose!

Dearly Beloved,

Hope all is well with you. Today, focus on nothing but God.   Allow yourself to escape into His arms of safety.  Be careful beloved, as there are many things that will pull for your attention.  Don’t allow yourself to be seduced into nothingness followed by sheer foolery.  I’m telling you this is a waste of your precious time.  As we continue on our journey together on living a prosperous life, we have to learn to be still and quiet in the presence of the Lord.

My heart is not proud, O Lord, my eyes are not haughty; I do not concern myself with great matters or things too wonderful for me.  But I have still and quieted my soul; like a weaned child with its mother like a weaned child is my soul within me.  O Israel, put your hope in the Lord both now and forevermore. Psalm 131, (NIV)

Many of us need to learn to mind our own business, and stop including ourselves into certain conversations, situations, or circumstances.  Friends, allow the Holy Spirit to lead and guide you into all truth.  Go to a safe quiet place, be still, and allow the Lord to speak to you.  Lay at His feet, and allow Him to love on you.  Your walk with Him will be so much sweeter!  Come on He’s waiting on you.  Until we meet again warriors….I love you to life!

Xoxo,

The Risen Warrior

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Yes it’s Possible!

Dearly Beloved,

Hope this missive finds you well.  Welcome back to “The Warriors Corner”!  Have you made the complete exit to “The Prosperous Life” with me? Warriors, this means that you can’t move forward in your journey while looking to the side or behind you. If you look anywhere but straight ahead, you are destined to crash.  The lack of focus on your God-given path will cause to be mediocre or stagnant.

Beloved, don’t allow yourself to become wrapped up in a “business as usual” type of lifestyle.  Frustration is bound to set in.  I want to encourage you to stretch your faith in the direction of your purpose.  You are not waiting on God.  God is waiting on you.  Take small faith steps and watch Him meet you where you are.  Walk through those faith doors and watch your manifestations come to fruition!

Always remember that you have options.  The greatest collaboration that you will ever have is with God. Luke 18:27, (NIV) says: “What is impossible with man, is possible with God.” Isn’t it exciting to know that with God we can transform our impossibilities into possibilities? Have faith and only believe warriors. Until we meet again….I love you to life!

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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Ascend to Thankfulness!

Dearly Beloved,

Peace, favor, blessings, and God’s love rest on each of you now, and forever.  Don’t allow this month of November, to just be a time of good eating, visiting family, and to be thankful for the tangible things.  I want to encourage us all to be thankful to God for being who He is.  If we all look around we can clearly see that God has been good to us individually, and collectively.  Friends, power is released when we are thankful on purpose.  It takes faith to thank God for the things that are not tangible, and have yet to manifest.

Be cheerful no matter what; pray all the time; thank God no matter what happens. This is the way God wants you who belong to Christ Jesus to live. 1 Thessalonians 5:18, (MSG)  God desires that we remain thankful, and in constant prayer always.  Don’t allow the forces of darkness to seduce you into a pit of fear, doubt, unbelief, the desire not to pray, or to complain about everything.

Beloved, shift your mind, body, heart, soul, and spirit to pure praise and worship to God for who He is.  As a reminder, Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. Matthew 6:8, (NIV)  From now on warriors, take a moment daily to thank God just for who He is and the unseen. In this season, JUST TRUST GOD no matter what you may think, feel, or see. Until we meet again warriors….I love you to life!

xoxo,

The Risen Warrior

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True Love Waits…

Dearly Beloved,

Hope this missive finds you well. May I speak to all the single women on today?  Queen, God wants you to know that you are loved, honored, cherished, valued, and protected by Him. Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death? Romans 8:35, (NLT) There’s absolutely nothing that can ever separate you from the love Christ has for you.  No matter where you are or what you are doing you must realize this and change your mindset.  You are not alone, and God loves you more than you will ever know.  Ladies, you must begin to examine your mind, body, heart, soul, and spirit.  Prepare for your King to arrive and find you.  He who finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor from the Lord. Proverbs 18:22, (NKJV) The scripture NEVER said, “She” who finds a husband finds a good thing, and obtains favor from the Lord. When truth speaks, rise to do better queen.  Wait and allow God to bring who He has in mind for you.

BREAK THE SOUL TIES now queens.  Stop giving your mind, body, soul, money, to people who are not your husbands!  Consider this: Oh, let me warn you, sisters in Jerusalem: Don’t excite love, don’t stir it up, until the time is ripe—and you’re ready. Solomon 8:4, (MSG) Keep God first in all things! For thou shalt worship no other god: for the Lord, whose name is Jealous is a jealous God, Exodus 34:14 (KJV). Beloved, please understand that God can’t and won’t be replaced.  Don’t make the mistake of replacing God with your boyfriend, significant other, and lose sight of who sustains you daily.  God always wins in the end! God desires that you live your best life and wants to bless you always.  Next step…make a decision to declutter and disconnect from toxic relationships that steals, kills, and destroy your being.  Until we meet again warriors….I love you to life!

xoxo,

The Risen Warrior

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