31-Day Devotional

Hello Everyone! I know it’s been a while but I’ve been preparing something that is beyond my wildest dreams. I have created my very own 31-day devotional called, The S(on)s Summer Affection. I would love for you all to complete it throughout the month of May.

God has blessed me tremendously to be able to do this, and trust when I say it’s none of me but all of Him. I pray that He truly shines through this devotional and that you see the pureness of Him in every word. God wants to do something amazing going into this upcoming season and in order to receive it, we must be in position.

I love you all. Be blessed!

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Devotional 03/12/2017

“so that we ourselves boast of you among the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that you endure, which is manifest evidence of the righteous judgment of God, that you may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you also suffer;”
‭‭II Thessalonians‬ ‭1:4-5‬ ‭NKJV

The current suffering and tribulation of this time is not to be counted as a lost, or even a time to cower from the Word of God. You see, your patience and faith may be tried and tested but assuredly the perseverance and endurance built during this time shall be stronger than it was before. The Bible tells us that we go from glory to glory, faith to faith. Paul says that they boasted to other churches about endurance of the believers at Thessalonica. The Thessalonians kept their faith through the testing of trials. They were even said to be of the poorest Christian converts during that time.

Yes, suffering hurts! Yes, trials seem unbearable at times! However, it’s about the glory that God will receive! Enduring until the end, justly, we shall see the righteous right hand of God! He counts your sufferings as righteous and He repays you for it. Whether you see it in this life, the next or both, you shall see it. I’m a firm believer that Christ is an unbelievably loving and gracious Lord. You never have to worry about what it looks like because He promised to never leave us nor forsake us!

Remember that the teacher is sometimes quiet during the test. Not that they don’t care we may be struggling, but it’s a test for a reason. Keep your eyes stayed on Jesus and I promise He will soon reveal His glory through your suffering!

Devotional 02/10/2017

“Cast me not away from Your presence and take not Your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of Your salvation and uphold me with a willing spirit. Then will I teach transgressors Your ways, and sinners shall be converted and return to You.” Psalm‬ ‭51:11-13‬

When God looks at your current lifestyle does He say, “well done” or “I am well pleased”? These are questions we must ask ourselves when we consider the salvation of the Lord and what it took to truly have salvation through Him! Not for a moment must we take for granted the willing spirit of God to uphold us with His righteous right hand!

Don’t mistaken this as me claiming to be the perfect or ideal Christian, however, I am in constant evaluation of myself. Sometimes to the point where God has to intervene by letting me know He’s still working on me and there are things within me He’s still revealing. 

This is why we should be in the presence of God daily, seeking out His face! Why, because He’s who makes this thing we call life possible! We have to be repentant and delivered from our transgressions so that we, the restored, can reach back and help others. Trust me when I say there was someone praying for you and I in our sin, someone planting seeds, someone simply loving us without judgment. This is how we win people over. Not with hate and judgment, but love and truth! 

First we must let the Lord do a good work within us, so that He may do a good work through us! Although, God is still doing a good work within me, I believe He’s still able to do a good work through me. 

This is true for you too. Let the Holy Spirit be your guide and voice of reason. Don’t live a life filled with iniquity drawing you further away from God, as He cannot dwell in the same place as darkness. 

Today, choose to be the light in the darkness, choose to be the restored. You never know who’s watching you or who can be delivered through your obedience. 

Praise God! “I am restored! I am redeemed! I am healed!”

Devotional 02/07/2017

Please take a couple of minutes out your day to read today’s devotional from Daughters of the King called, Frame your world. It’s important to remind ourselves who we are as God has declared. We are the very utterances of our mouths and life and death are in the power of the tongue! Speak life, speak victory! The Lord has given us the ability to trample over serpents and scorpions and no harm shall come to us. SPEAK with AUTHORITY! You are who God says you are!

Devotional 01/21/2017

“So David inquired of the LORD, saying, “Shall I pursue this troop? Shall I overtake them?” And He answered him, “Pursue, for you shall surely overtake them and without fail recover all. ””‭‭I Samuel‬ ‭30:8‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

First off, it you haven’t read the book of Samuel, I’d advise you to start ASAP! It’s one of my favorite books of the Bible. 

However, the context of this verse today requires a little background. David and his troops were away when the Phillistines came and overthrew their camp. They took wives, children, valuables, animals, you name it. When David and his troops return they realize all has been taken. The men are heavy hearted and looking to their leader, David, for next steps.

In the Bible, David is said to be a man after God’s own heart. He desired God so much so that his very nature led men to see that he was different. David often sought God on the many issues of life. 

So fast forward to our scripture, David is asking God should he go recover what he deems rightfully his, and the Lord replies saying he should go recover what is his and while doing so, he overtake the Phillistines without failing.

Wow, how awesome is God! I think someone of us should look at this scripture as our guide to overcoming and making decisions in regards to things we’ve lost and the things we want to pursue. Before making any decisions, the first thing David did was go to God; regardless of feelings and what others said. Let me ask you this, did you seek God void of what you think He ought to say and do? Did you ask Him before you asked anyone else? 

He’s the first one we should seek in all things! He’s not only a restorer as we see here in the scripture but he’s a giver! Giver of life, joy, dreams and goals. 

Pursue God in all things. Let your heart be made pure and realize that whatever God’s answer, his name goes beyond what the confines of our minds can perceive. Don’t worry about what you lost, He’s already declared that you shall recover it all.

Devotional 01/19/2017

“You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.”
‭‭I John‬ ‭4:4‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

If you read the the beginning of this chapter you would see that John tells us to test the spirit of those that claim to be of God. By doing this it will provide clarity on whether or not they are of God! 

But as we look into the context of our verse, it says that those of us who are of God, have overcome or prevailed over these false witnesses because He (The Holy Spirit) that is in us is greater or more powerful than he (the enemy) who is in the world.

This is so important for us to take in because sometimes we feel defeated and overpowered, not realizing that the one who is all powerful, all sovereign, lives within us! There is no way we could ever lose. You have to start activating the power that resides within you. Don’t be overcome but yet you are the overcomer. The Lord has already declared that you are the head and not the tail. Begin to speak life and authority over your life, your situation. The enemy knows the power that resides in us, which is why he tries his hardest to make us feel overcome and defeated.

Be assured in knowing that God is your rock and you’ve already been declared a conqueror. 

Devotional 01/17/2017

My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. James 1:2-4

Have you ever been in a predicament and you’re like God why me, why this time in particular?  You even feel like God isn’t listening to you nor has he considered your prayers or how you may feel. Well, as we see in the verse above, count it all joy! Patience is a virtue that many of us lack in significant areas of our life. Simply put, we want things in our timing. We forget God’s timing is perfect and that He’s all knowing in when exactly we need something.

Don’t get weary during trials and let your faith begin to diminish. Trials are a testing of your faith, whereby your faith is expected to grow stronger. During this time not only is your faith being reinforced but you’re learning patience. Patience you’ve never had and clearly patience you’re in need of. The Bible tells us to let it have its perfect work, meaning a flawless work that we may be refined and in lack of nothing.

This can only be done through the working of Christ. This can’ be done in your own will. You can’t build your own patience because if you could, you wouldn’t be worrying God for what you thing you need and want right now. Trust what He’s doing in and through you. Let that perfect patience be manifest in your life.

Love you all!

Devotional 01/04/2017

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“And Peter answered Him, Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water. He said, Come! So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water, and he came toward Jesus. But when he perceived and felt the strong wind, he was frightened, and as he began to sink, he cried out, Lord, save me [from death]! Instantly Jesus reached out His hand and caught and held him, saying to him, O you of little faith, why did you doubt? And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased.”‭‭Matthew‬ ‭14:28-32‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

Don’t get distracted by the winds of the roaring sea! Instead, keep your gaze on Jesus! His grace remains yet faithful even when we find ourselves wavering in faith.