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June 2018

Heaven on Earth : Devotional

“Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”

Matthew 6:9-10


A few months ago, I posted an excerpt from a devotional that I found on the Bible app. It is called “Living for Heaven“. 😇

I am still finding time to complete the devotional. As I read another day of it, I knew I could not keep it to myself & wanted to share it to my readers as well!! 🙌 if you have the app, please check out this devotional/bible plan!!!

We always hear people compare things of the world to “Heaven on Earth” but do they realize the extent of such a comparison? What if we, as children of God, truly brought the experience of Heaven on earth?! ❤️


In Matthew 6:9-13 Jesus taught us to pray:

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

To seek God’s kingdom coming to earth is to declare our great need for God’s presence, provision, love, and redemption. We have been given a mandate of the highest importance from our King of kings. We are to carry the kingdom of God with us everywhere we go and release this kingdom through everything we do. We are called by Jesus to bring heaven to earth.

In Matthew 16:19 Jesus tells his disciples, “I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”

  • What would it look like for the people of God to release the kingdom of heaven everywhere they go?
  • What would it look like for even just a few of us to truly say yes to the calling of God on our lives to live for more than just worldly pleasure and comfort, to step outside of ourselves and live with an eternal perspective?

You are made to make an eternal impact far greater than you can imagine.

God has placed within you keys to the doors of heaven, and he longs to use you to release his love, grace, peace, mercy, and redemption to others in desperate need of him.

He longs to call you out from the daily grind of life into a higher pursuit of seeing the earth transformed by his goodness.

Seeing heaven come to earth all starts with declaring your need of God. It all starts with drawing a circle around yourself and allowing God to transform you from the inside out. You are not called to minister to others in your own strength. You are not called to figure out how to best love people. You aren’t even called to muster up a desire to bring God’s kingdom to earth. All the weight of eternal impact rests on the shoulders of your heavenly Father. All that is required of you is to take time to let God love you, fill you with the desires of his heart, and follow his leadership into the fulfillment of those desires.

God wants to take your five loaves of bread and two fish and multiply it to feed the souls of thousands. Say yes to partnering with the Holy Spirit, and allow God to use you to change the world by bringing his kingdom to earth through simple acts of love and obedience. Take time in guided prayer to allow God’s word and his Spirit to teach you, empower you, and release you into the calling of bringing heaven to earth today.


Guided Prayer:

  • Meditate on the calling to bring God’s kingdom to earth. Allow Scripture to lay a foundation for powerful works of God’s Spirit to pour out through your life.

“I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” Matthew 16:19

“In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 5:16

  • What keys has God given you to release his kingdom?
  • What spiritual gifts has he given you?
  • What ways do you best love people?
  • How has he used you in the past to reveal his love?
  1. Ask the Holy Spirit to teach you how to bring heaven to earth today.
  2. Ask him to fill you up that you might pour out.
  3. Ask him to tear down any walls that would keep you from loving him and others well.

Being used by God to bring heaven to earth is meant to be a part of the normal, daily Christian life.

We are called to more than simply working a job, going to school, hanging out with friends, and trying to enjoy life.

No matter what job you work, God wants to bring the kingdom to earth through you.

No matter who your friends are or where you find yourself, God wants to bring the kingdom to earth everywhere around you.

If you will say yes every day to the adventure of being used by God, your life will begin to take on a whole new purpose so much more fulfilling than anything you’ve previously experienced.

May you live to see God’s kingdom come to earth through your life today.

Extended Reading: Luke 9

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Let Us Go Boldly To The Throne

Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

Hebrews 4:16 KJV


May we all go to the throne today with no hesitation. Whatever is on our shoulders, stumbling within our minds… may it all be given freely to The Lord. Knowing that He is above all of our worries, our problems and most certainly this world.

Have a blessed day readers!!! Be in peace my friends. ❤️❤️

Happy Juneteenth 2018!

Today is June 19th, 2018 and it is “Juneteenth“. Which is an annual festival and should be a national holiday!

It is celebrated by many African Americans in the United States. This day is an anniversary for when slaves (especially in Texas.. my home state) we’re emancipated.

It’s truly a reminder for myself that this is not “old” history but it is still apart of our present time and future. African Americans are now “free” to dine + share bathrooms + go to school with non-people of color but the way our society thinks can keep us in bondage… if we let it.

We are now in a day of age where we have to stress to our kids and family members to be more aware of others being afraid of us.

Cops are killing innocent people of color without thinking twice while white mass shooters & school shooters are being taken under custody ALIVE. How is that so?

It is evident that the U.S. government and legal system are not for minorities.

Nothing new.

I don’t know much about my ancestors but I am grateful to God that I am free and unshackled. Whatever my ancestors went through, I know it was not easy. I couldn’t imagine living through what they did!!

I will be pondering on this day of gratitude. Praying for our country because we still have a long way to go. Especially now that Trump is in office, a lot of hatred and anguish is being thrown at minorities left and right. Because he condones it with open arms, others think it is okay to follow the lead. The progress that our country seemed to make is disintegrating.

Our government is now tearing families apart who have lived in this country longer than I have. Throwing children into cages like they are animals in maximum prison. Making them sleep on the concrete while being watched by heavily armored guards.

Furthermore, releasing these children back to the cartel which forces children + women into becoming sex slaves until their “debt” is “paid off”. Which usually never happens. If you are a male, the other forced choice is to become a mule into the drug game.

Which isn’t a game at all. It is survival of life and death.

The only good thing Trump has yet to do is put the US Embassy in Jerusalem on behalf of Israel. Other than that, his actions are completely beside me.

He may be a good business man but running a country should take more than having money and connections. But look at us now. 🤦🏾‍♀️

Let me say this…. if you are a 100% supporter of Trump and a child of Christ. How does your spirit feel knowing that you support one who is not a true advocate of our Lord & Savior? And who has purposely caused harm to others with no remorse? Who has ultimately reactivated a race war within our country?

Just food for thought. 🤷🏾‍♀️

(Side note: I was not 100% pro-Obama either. He did a lot of stuff I also disagreed with.)

All in all, we in the United States have it so much better than some around the world. There is a lot to be grateful for. It is an anniversary of my people being free from their slavemasters but now we face another challenge.

Together we can make a difference. It starts with us!!!

If you have privilege that others do not have, please use it for the common good. Fighting and taking a stand for people who can not.

God is love! ❤️❤️❤️

Enjoy your dayeveryone!!!

Verse of the Day + Harvest America ‘18

“And not only this, but [with joy] let us exult in our sufferings and rejoice in our hardships, knowing that hardship (distress, pressure, trouble) produces patient endurance; and endurance, proven character (spiritual maturity); and proven character, hope and confident assurance [of eternal salvation].

ROMANS 5:3-4 AMP


What truth in this verse!!!! tribulations are never easy but they surely provide an extra “umphh” into our spiritual maturity.

The MAIN question I ask The Lord during my time of trouble is:

  1. What do you want me to learn from this situation Lord?

There is a reason behind it all.


Ultimately, I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend! Whether you spent it with family or kicked back and soaked it all in! ❤️

Yesterday, there was an Christian Event called “Harvest America”! My family and I went a few years back and it was a blast!

It was a free Christian event at the cowboys stadium inviting all types of people and backgrounds to join together for Christ.

They had a list of Christian artists perform at the event.

  • Trip Lee
  • KB
  • Tedashii
  • Phil Wickham
  • Switchfoot
  • Crowder
  • And Chris Tomlin.

I’ve seen all of them perform before and it never gets old! They have such an thriving spirit that gets yours ready to move!

After the concert, Greg Laurie preached on the hot topic of suicide and the correlation that money does not bring happiness.

It was such a good word and one that many others needed to hear!!!!!

Jesus is the answer.

Before the end of the service, Greg Laurie invited those who have not received Christ to walk down onto the field to commit their lives unto Him at that time.

Out of love. No fear. Just love! ❤️

Last year, over 35,000 people gave their lives to The Lord from this event.

I do not know the numbers from last night but the field was extremely full! Hallelujah!!!

My heart is full and I am very thankful to be apart of #HarvestAmerica!!

Although I’m not too thrilled about going to work this morning, nothing will stop the joy that The Lord has so graciously provided me this morning!!!!!

Don’t let the devil stop you either! Rejoice and enjoy the day my friends!!!!

Mental Health : America

This world is continuing to spiral down a path where spiritual revival is more than crucial. As time goes on, we are seeing more & more people reject The Lord and follow their own fleshly ways.

Hate and anguish are being slurred & spilled glad-fully.

Openly.

Without a second thought of question or concern.


Two topics that have been the touchiest lately are:

  • Guns/Gun Control
  • Mental Health/Illness

Mental health is a serious topic but no one ever wants to put Jesus in the picture. There are demons/evil spirits that lurk around this earth. But without the armor of God to stand against such things.. people are more prone to listening to these dark spirits.

Allowing these spirits to take them to treacherous depths in the mind… resulting in taking others lives or their own. Failing to realize that it will solve nothing!

WE HAVE TO MAKE THAT CLEAR TO OTHERS!!!!!

If they believe or not… the fact is people are killing themselves and guns are not necessarily the reason to blame.

I used to want to be a psychiatrist growing up and I pursued it in college as well. I left that pathway because I did not agree with the ways of psych. Of course science + spiritual values do not correspond with each other.

When people are mentally going through something, psychs rather prescribe a medication that will do more damage/harm than anything.

See… I believe that demonic spirits do try to attach to people and are successful of that attachment.

Living in torment.

Pills + toxic medication that the government fabricated does not hold the keys of freedom for the mind/body/spirit.

As believers these are the days where we must take a stand for The Kingdom. Ministering to those who have fallen away or simply do not know Christ.

We must be an example to those people. Showing them The Light.

This does not mean to “jump down anyone’s throats” or force anyone to believe what we do. As we talk and walk… our demeanor should speak for itself.

  • Walking without fear of the future.
  • Steadily being patient and kind even when others do ya wrong.
  • Putting our lives in God’s hands and living out His will.
  • LOVE!!! Showing great extents of love towards others.

The list goes on.

Such ways will naturally make others question “How does she/he have it so good? Why are they never stressing out like I am? What are they doing differently?

The topic of gun control….

We have had guns for centuries now and this day in age it is a problematic subject.

America has a DARK history that proved being bullied at school is not a valid reason to shoot up a school, church.. etc.

African Americans were spit at, teases, killed, …etc as they progressively stood up for equality in the educational system.

Every day they faced hate right in the eyes and behaved theirselves in the best manner possible.

We could talk all day along about this. We could remove guns altogether but people who are purposely trying to cause harm to others will do it in another form if the other isn’t available.

Homemade bombs + knives.. etc.

Please take a moment to pray for this world we live in and for others to be drawn to the light of Christ.

These prayers are desperately needed and the world is only going to get worse. We as believers need to keep on Amor of Christ fastened for the ride.

Have a blessed day everyone!

Verse of The Day: Exodus 14:14

Hold on to God’s peace and just stay calm! What a verse to end the week with.

Simplistic words right there.

BE CALM.

The Lord WILL Fight For You! 🙏

This type of serenity can only be given directly by the Holy Spirit. There’s no form of peace that naturally comes from our flesh or this world that we live in.

Only from The Lord. ✨

I will walk into this weekend with my head held high and knowing that our God has everything under control. He will fight on my behalf and yours as well! Stay in faith my friends. ❤️

Please check out my post from last night. It withholds an life changing announcement!!!! 😍😍😍

Post: Today Was For Me

God bless you all! Happy Friday 😇✨

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