Faith vs. Fear

Dearly Beloved,

It’s a wonderful Tuesday afternoon and I pray you guys are off to a joyous start.  Fear is under surveillance today.  Fear is the conglomerate of being afraid of (something or someone), to expect or worry about (something bad or unpleasant), or to be afraid or worried (Merriam-Webster, 2014). Fear is also the opposite of faith.  Faith is having strong belief in someone or something (Merriam-Webster, 2014).  Warriors, why do we put total confidence in ourselves, and people and not in God the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit?

The question of the day is this:  How can we move from fear to uncompromising trust and total confidence in God?  My purpose is to awaken us to consciousness today.  Many of us are guilty on pondering or meditating on things that will never happen.  Always remember, that ultimately you become what you read, think, watch, hear, or eat.  The forces of darkness are always on the prowl seeking to devour every fabric of your being. Warriors guard your heart and be mindful of what and who you are allowing in your space. Beloved, what you actively seek will find you!  Fear gifts you death, sickness, disease, dread, stagnation, mediocrity, etc.

Consider this: Have you ever wondered why you started out your day joyous and by the afternoon you’re acting completely weird?  Do you know why?  It’s because you allowed your guard over your heart to come down.  You have also relinquished faith and moved into fear. Friends, embrace things that add to you and not deplete you. The fear of man brings a snare: but whoso puts his trust in the LORD shall be safe. (Proverbs 29:25) For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. (2 Timothy 1:7) Here’s a call to action: drop fear, embrace faith, and actively fuel your faith with the inspired word of God daily.  Until we meet again…I love you to life!

Xoxo,

The Risen Warrior

 

 

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Can You be Trusted?

Dearly Beloved,

Hope and pray this missive finds you well, brings peace, and clarity for anything may be facing warrior. Integrity is under the microscope today guys.  Integrity is not a real popular topic these days, but I want to bring it forward to our conscience. Integrity’s makeup is simply this: the quality of being honest and fair and the state of being complete or whole (Merriam Webster, 2014). Integrity is the ability to do the right thing even when you believe or think nobody is paying attention.

If you haven’t done so already please read the letter called, “Exposing the Small Foxes”, October 14, 2014.  Beloved, many of us have dreams, visions, and desires that we would like to see manifested.  My question to you is: Can God trust you with an enlarged territory?  Are you willing to put aside those small foxes in order to really experience the abundant life God has in store for you?   For example, a few small foxes could be work related such as: arriving to work late every day and leaving early, lifting office supplies, taking extended break (s), etc. No judgment zone, here friends but only God above and you knows what you need to stop doing so He can bless you real good!

Beloved, God passionately wants to see your heart’s desires come to pass. Delight yourself in the Lord; And He will give you the desires of your heart. (Psalm 37:4, NASB) To delight yourself means to take an active interest in the Lord and in return He will give you the desires of your heart. Friends, examine your desires and ensure that God’s glory will be manifested in the Earth.  He won’t honor what will hurt you in the long run, just in case you were wondering why some things haven’t happened for yet. The ability to be and remain integral has to be on purpose.  It’s then and only then will God elevate you and promote you into your next dimension.  Until we meet again…I love you to life!

Xoxo,

The Risen Warrior

 

 

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He’s Moved On: Will You?

Dearly Beloved,

Forgive. Love Again. Hurt Again. Betrayed. Forgive. Love Again. Hurt Again. Lied On. Forgive. Love Again. Friends, this is the frequent order that those life patterns occur. The aforementioned appears to be common for many of us.  One moment you’re up, and the next moment you’re down.  God never told us that we would be without life happening to us.  In this journey, you are going to experience various trials and tribulations.  My question for you would be:  Are you going to go another day without saying what needs to be said to that individual, person, or for some forgiving yourself?

As I mentioned this morning, don’t allow unresolved issues to fester.  Go to your brother or sister in peace and come to a complete resolve.  It’s not always easy but it allows you to free yourself of dis-ease. When we allow unforgiveness to wreak havoc in our soul, what once flowed freely will be clogged and restricted.  Hence, this would be the reason why some of our prayers are not being answered.  Many of us love God, however we are not receiving the full abundance that He has for us simply because we refuse to forgive that person who wronged us.

Beloved, I am urging you to receive God’s grace and mercy, to forgive yourself so you can freely love and forgive others quickly.  Warriors, I believe a lot of sickness will be cured if we allowed God to heal our hurts and release those we have imprisoned within our mental space. God moved on when he gave his only begotten Son up for ransom and called everything paid in full!  As you can clearly see, God has Moved On.  Will You?  Until we meet again… I love you to life!

xoxo,

The Risen Warrior

 

 

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Who Me? Yes You!

Dearly Beloved,

Communication is so important between yourself, God the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit.  Don’t ever resolve not to remain in constant and consistent prayer.  The roadmap to your success is critical to the aforementioned.  As you remain under the careful watch and provision of God know that you can work together with Him to release the vision that is laid in front of you.  The word of God is the anchor to keep you rooted and grounded on the path set.

The temptation to veer from your destiny can and will happen.  The kingdom assignment that God has for you to complete can be scary, overwhelming and seemingly impossible to manifest.  Take heart warriors because God has promised that he will never leave you nor forsake you.  Have you ever realized that you were actually in a position where you were either walking out your purpose or experiencing it in phases?  Warrior, many may have counted you out but that’s okay. Rejoice and celebrate because you are still here! God has shown himself as a strong and constant presence in your life.

Who Me? Yes You!  You have been set apart for such a time as this.  Team up with the Master Creator and make your dreams come true.  Stuck is not where you are.  The next time you are discouraged, take a look around you.  God is at work the most in your life even when it appears there’s “nothing” happening. Faith is what moves God, because without it its impossible to please Him.  Until we meet again warriors, I love you to life!

xoxo,

The Risen Warrior

 

 

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It’s All in Your Attitude!

Dearly Beloved,

Hope this missive finds you well.  Today, I want to focus on attitude.  Attitude is the way you feel, think, and feel about someone or something, a feeling or way of thinking that affects a person’s behavior, or a way of thinking and behaving that people regard as unfriendly, rude, etc. (Merriam Webster, 2014).  Friends, we all have dealt with attitude in a positive or negative way.  Who knows?  You may have attitude as you reading this letter.  Stick around because I guarantee you that you will be smiling before you finish reading this post.

Attitude sets the course for your day, determines your self-interaction, and the people around you.  Friends, the sewing and reaping principal works in more way than one.  It’s what you put out in the universe (positive or negative) that comes back to you.  The solution is simple: sew exactly what you want returned back to you.  Warriors always remain cognizant of your atmosphere and the people around you.  My goodness guys we have worn out “feeling some type of way” and that can trigger all kinds of emotions.  The results are sometimes favorable, some not so favorable.

Beloved, now I want to call you to action.  Always remember to look at yourself first before you attempt to point out others’ shortcomings.  Check how you’re thinking or feeling that’s affecting your behavior. Does it drive your secretive addictive behaviors?   How are your perceived as a person or your daily interactions with other people?  Your attitude can (positive or negative) can either bless your life or curse your life.  Your attitude can affect you mentally, physically, spiritually, socially, emotionally, and financially.

Guess what?  You are more powerful than you think you are.  Examine these scriptures in your quiet time and catch the first part and marinate on it for a while.  Proverbs 23:7(NASB) says: For as he thinks within himself, so he is. He says to you, “Eat and drink!” But his heart is not with you.   Look at how God used Paul to remind us of how powerful as human beings we really are.  Acts 26: 1-3 (ASV), 1 And Agrippa said unto Paul, Thou art permitted to speak for thyself. Then Paul stretched forth his hand, and made his defence: 2 I think myself happy, king Agrippa, that I am to make my defense before thee this day touching all the things whereof I am accused by the Jews: 3 especially because thou art expert in all customs and questions which are among the Jews: wherefore I beseech thee to hear me patiently. I better let this go you guys.  I feel my help coming on! JESUS.  Until we meet again….

Xoxo,

The Risen Warrior

 

 

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Hurry Up and Transition Already!

Dearly Beloved,

Greetings and Salutations. Today, I want to expand on transition.  Are you currently experiencing transition or “feel” like you are ready to make a transition?  Transition is the passage from one state, stage, subject, or place to another.  (Merriam, Webster, 2014) Transition is a fancy way of saying: CHANGE. Don’t fear it, welcome it and accelerate forward. Warriors I have great news for you.  You are only one decision away from it.  First, you must pray and seek God and His infinite wisdom in His written word concerning your transition.  Next, obedience and full submission to the last request that He made of you will surely catapult you into your next dimension.  Last but not least, Rest in God’s promises, and blessings that He’s always willing, ready, and able to release to you.  Beloved, I submit to you that you can’t bring your past into your new place.  Why contaminate it?

Warriors, all of the above sounds easy right? I’m here to say that it’s not.  You must be willing to completely remove yourself, your thoughts, and how you feel out of the equation. Humble Yourself! As a reminder, there’s a scripture that says this,  “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, and your ways are not My ways.” [This is] the Lord’s declaration. “For as heaven is higher than earth, so My ways are higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.”—Isaiah 55:8–9.

Let Go, and allow God to bless you warrior. I don’t care if you have to cry, sacrifice, and keep falling down.  Get up.  Keep Going. Don’t cave in. Don’t quit.  Think it about it like this:  What if Jesus decided to drop the cross and say, “Never mind, I quit.  God, they can save themselves.” Imagine that.  Where would we be? You can’t stop “folk” from talking and pointing their fingers.  Stop focusing on others and do you Warrior! Ascend from where you are and soar. Be bold and fearless in all of your pursuits.  Transition is not a bad place to be in. How you perceive where you are now is the key to progression.  Stop trying to predict or assume what God is going to do next in your life.  I guarantee you will miss the mark.  Welcome to your new place! Now rest in God and walk it out in faith!  Until we meet again….

Xoxo,

The Risen Warrior

 

 

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Cheers to You!

Dearly Beloved,

Have you ever had a moment in your life, where you felt the need to celebrate? Today, I challenge you to do just that.  Let’s reflect for just a moment. Think about where you were this time last year.  Do you recognize a substantial change within or is it about the same?  If it’s the latter, take heart because that mean’s it’s time to wake up, RISE, and smell the coffee!  Refuse to accept the same, monotonous routine every day.  Most of the time we are so deep in our mess, we don’t even realize that we have allowed our self-induced foolery to become our norm.  Warriors, there one thing I have learned is that change is constant and willing to infiltrate your “business as usual” type of day.

Cheers to you for God allowing you to see this 15th day of October 2014!  Heaven is celebrating right now that you are alive, well, and most of all ready to make an impact on the world around you.  Don’t you give up on God, and most of all give up on yourself.  You matter!  You are loved! You are valued!  Do you know why because God says so and HE sent me to you as a reminder!  A good friend of mine once said “What has happened has already happened there’s nothing you can do to change that.”  Friends, always remember there’s a party that you’re always invited to…and its call PITY!  Guess what?  You don’t have to show up!

Celebrate God for who HE is and not just for what HIS hand automatically does because He’s so gracious. Celebrate HIS darling son Jesus Christ.  Ignore the forces of darkness, negative voices, and most of all negative people! I also want you to take inventory of who you allow to speak into your life and the things that you allow to infiltrate your mind, eyes, ears, and heart.  Never forget that what you constantly meditate on manifests itself always.  Friends, that’s all for now…until we “meet” again….

Xoxo,

The Risen Warrior

 

 

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Exposing the Small Foxes

Dearly Beloved,
Overcoming is the key to moving past stumbling blocks and hindrances. Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vineyards; for our vineyards are in blossom. (Song of Solomon 2:15, ERV) What are small foxes?  Small foxes are life patterns that rob us of the abundant life that we are entitled to.  It’s those “little” things that we do that keeps us separated from God.  Trust your gut instinct that says it’s okay that your small foxes are exposed. A wave of negative energy that flows outwardly is vital to push past obstacles. If you need to cry, it’s okay because it’s those tears shed that cleanse your soul. Friends realize what worked back then can’t work now.
Like David, you have the power to cast stones at every giant in your life. May I speak to all of my warriors for a minute?  Warriors we must have the spiritual maturity and strength to be transparent.  The way to connect to our fellow brother or sister is through being authentic.  What if your uncomfortable?  It’s good to be uncomfortable simply because you are called to grow. The epitome of being out of your comfort zone is what Jesus experienced.
He was summoned to the Earth realm to embark on the human experience.  Beloved, he was away from home.  Our Heavenly father shared the gift of his Son in order to bring us back to himself.  God loves us that much.  I’m so happy to be an heir to the throne. Are you?
xoxo,
The Risen Warrior

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Marriage is Not a Disease: It’s a Blessing

Dearly Beloved,

Hope all is well.  My heart was led to write to you guys about marriage today.  In society, marriage has been devalued to being some “common” practice.  Let’s take a closer look at what marriage is and what it’s not.  Marriage is a holy, divine, sacred covenant that God ordained between a man and a woman.  A couple may choose to demonstrate their covenant commitment before God and men in a large ceremony or a small private ceremony.  The latter is not important.  The importance is that two people have decided to come together as one to honor God by glorying his name in the Earth.  God’s purpose for marriage is to reflect God’s person, reproduce children in God’s likeness, and reign in the Earth.

The platform of marriage also represents a glorious picture of the relationship between Jesus Christ, his Bride, and the Church. Marriage is also a spiritual reflection of our divine relationship with God.  Marriage is NOT to be taken lightly.  In my thirty-two years, I have seen and heard a lot of distorted views about marriage.  Marriage is NOT prison, the ball/chain, or a DISEASE! Marriage is also a beautiful, intimate close union between husband and wife until death due them part.  Until we meet again…may peace and favor rest on you and your family.

xoxo,

The Risen Warrior

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TO BE OR NOT TO BE: ADDICTED? PART 2

Dearly Beloved,

Welcome back to “The Warrior’s Corner” once again!  I pray that this weekend has been a blessing to you thus far.  Did you ascend to the last request that I made of you guys?  If you are following us on Facebook, you will see that I tried rock climbing over the weekend and it was absolutely fun.   Have you had the opportunity to try something new?  Let’s face it “routines” are boring.  Evolution always involves a process of slow change and development; so I encourage us to take each day one at a time.

The propensity to face yourself can be a difficult task.  Isn’t it amazing how we already have the solutions for everyone else’s problems but not our own?  As a fellow warrior, you have the privilege to fight in the every day battles that life may toss your way.  Can we take it a step further?  In your warrior posture, God will always give you the strength and courage needed to engage in whatever your fight is.   Beloved, that includes any addictions that keeps you in bondage.  I’m confident that you have had the opportunity to ponder the questions from yesterday’s post.  Please review To Be or Not to Be Addicted? Part 1, if you haven’t done so already.  The questions were:  What I am the slave to?  What am I allowing to master me?  Is it food, drugs, sex, alcohol (excessive use), pornography, social media, cell phones, technology, etc.?

Great news!  There’s only eighty days left in the year 2014, and you don’t have to remain the same for the rest of your life.  It’s time for us destroy the yolks of bondage, fear, doubt, and unbelief.  Right now, you can take heart that the chains, traps, distractions, that once held you down has been broken in Jesus’s name.  Friends, you were created to have dominion over ALL things. Guys, that includes all of those aforementioned as well.

Guess what?  You won’t be able to say I didn’t tell you so.  It’s my pleasure to serve you on this platform daily, and challenge you to ascend above where you are today.  Now, go in peace and bask in your freedom.  You are free from your past, guilt, and shame. Warriors, you can’t walk boldy in your newness, carrying the same old garbage that you have always wrestled with.  The moment you are tempted to go backwards, remind yourself of the promise mentioned in Isaiah 61:3 (ESV).  Beloved, sometimes we have to encourage ourself as David did.  Remind yourself that you have exchanged all of the foolery for peace.

Isaiah 61:3 (ESV), God promises to grant to those who mourn in Zion-to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit; that they may be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he may be glorified.  Until we meet again…

xoxo,

The Risen Warrior

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