Don’t Forget to Remember!

I’ve heard it stated before, “out of sight, out of mind.” If we are not looking at our notes, or something to remind us of what we are to be doing, we will soon forget. Someone said a person must do a repeated action at least 21 times consecutively for it to become habit. Isn’t it amazing how the mind will quickly forget what it is we’re trying to remember.

Some of us have diffimages-1iculty remembering our age, the names of our children and even what we did two hours ago. If we aren’t careful, we will forget to remember birthdays, anniversaries, bills to pay, people to call and other things we are to do. There are even times when we will forget that certain loved ones are gone and how we should cherish times we have with family and friends, now!

Every now and then, we need to refer back to the notes on our hearts to remember life is too short, too fragile and too uncertain for us to forget how blessed and fortunate we are. We must remember to stop and smell the roses. We must remember to appreciate the music of the birds, the wind which brings relief to the heat and the water that refreshes our natural and spiritual man. We must remember to love those who are with us and cherish those who have gone on before.

imag0279When you began to remember, you will reflect.  Whatever you began to reflect upon, it is then those feelings you then attract into existence!  Remembering that space heater you grew up with and the appreciation you have now for how it kept you warm, attracts greater feelings of appreciation.  Remembering your first love allows you to reflect on how you have grown so much since then.  As you reflect on that first love you then value the lessons learned from that momentous relationship, which then allows you to attract greater love for who you are now and those that share your love now!

I encourage you today to remember those memories that ignites the feelings of joy, passion, forgiveness and even love.  Remember anything and anyone that makes you feel GOOD and I guarantee, you will then attract GOD!


Get Off of Me!


The LORD will make you the head, not the tail. If you pay attention to the commands of the LORD your God that I give you this day and carefully follow them, you will always be at the top, never at the bottom. (Deuteronomy 28:13 NIV)

Saturday nights at my Granny’s house were filled with the sounds of a loud television and my Uncle Earl rooting for his favorite wrestler. Sitting beside him as a child, I was always mesmerized when one wrestler pinned the other down to the platform. It was obvious the heavy weighted opponent would use his strength to subdue or oppress his seemingly helpless victim. Yet, sometimes, before the referee would count to ten, signifying the end of the match, the oppressed wrestler regains strength and performs some tricky move, causing him to become the victor.

I can imagine the seemingly oppressed wrestler’s thoughts during the few seconds on the ground: “if I’m going to win, I must get this heavyweight off of me.” If we as Christian believers are to be victorious in every area of our lives, we must get this heavy weighted opponent of poverty off us. For as long as we are pinned down, our dreams and goals are pinned down. We must regain our strength in prayer and faith and make poverty get off.2015-01-18 23.05.22

Today is a good day to reflect on the many challenges you have had and overcome in your life. Realize God never made you to be defeated (on the bottom) but has created and expects you to always be on top and in control. The first step in getting off the bottom is thinking you can!

Is God Ever Happy?

(Warning, this may be a little strong for some, but truthful for all!)

In the years I’ve spent worshipping God in church, I’ve always heard men and women of God preach how God is so displeased with His children. On any given Sunday morning service or midweek service, one was sure to hear a message about what we, as the Body of Christ, were doing wrong and how God wasn’t happy with us.

We were instructed about how God hated sin. In fact, we were taught more about the hatred of sin, than anything else. Many people understood sin to be certain activities one could engage in that supposedly displeased God, like watching television, wearing the color red, listening to jazz, drinking a glass of wine, even playing games like dominoes and cards.

Distraction of God

However, I must inform you that sin is not your action, but your distraction. Sin is your distraction from the will of God for your life! What is the will of God? John 6:29 declares, “Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.” Therefore, the work or will of God is to believe on Him. Sin is any distraction, which takes one away from the belief in God, like fear and doubt.

Majority of the time, I was taught to believe our God is an angry God, sitting in judgment, waiting for the failure of His child that He may strike them down. Who really wants to serve a God like that? God doesn’t want you to live in fear of Him, but in love with Him! Many of us are in a relationship with God equivalent to that of an abusive relationship or marriage.

Are you in an abusive relationship with the Father?

In an abusive relationship, the victim tends not to live life for themselves, but rather live life to the approval of their mate. You lose sight of your dreams and goals. The victim tends to be on edge and on guard, knowing at any given time an abusive attack can happen, depending on the mood of their mate. The victim is made to feel subservient, not good enough, and always unqualified. Is this the way our God makes us feel or is this the way we have been taught to feel?

Many have carried this bitter portrayal of a relationship into the relationships of our family, children and jobs. Our children are more afraid of us, than loving towards us. People will have a tendency to avoid us, for fear they can never please us.

We have been taught, according to Isaiah 64:6, that all of our good deeds are as “filthy rags” unto God. This scripture has been taught in error! First, this is not the sentiments of God; this is Israel responding to God about how remorseful they feel about turning away from God in doubt. Israel don’t feel worthy of the blessings of God, but God never stated that He felt their good was as filthy rags.

According to this erroneous teaching, one could never please God, therefore it appears to be no use in trying. It would appear that loving your neighbor, believing God and having faith would be considered nothing more than a feminine hygiene product that has been soiled and ready to be trashed. This is what Israel is literally referring to when stating “filthy rags.” Therefore, we’ve been taught all of our good is just as unappealing to God as a used tampon or maxi pad! That’s WRONG!

Just being human, I wouldn’t want my children, wife and friends to think, that the very best they have and could have done for me, was worth nothing more than a soiled tampon. According to Psalms 8, God considers man just as much as His angels.

Psalm 8:4-9

 4What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?

 5For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.

 6Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet:

 7All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field;

 8The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.

9O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!

To me, that seems to be a lot of power, benefits and care given to someone whose works appear to worth that of a filthy rag or a used maxi pad. It just doesn’t seem a good business move to dominion and authority to someone who’s best job performance is nothing more than a soiled tampon.  I know that’s not a good image in the mind, neither is that how God thinks of us!

In spending time with God, I believe you will realize there are times when God becomes Happy! I find it hard to believe God will favor you and can never be happy with you. I find it hard to believe God will give to you and can never be happy with you. I find it almost humanly impossible to love someone and never be happy with them.

Fun is Essential for 2015

Being known as a Prophet and Spiritual Teacher, I remember receiving a phone call on January 2, asking me what was the message God was giving for this new year.  I quickly shifted the caller to another topic of conversation, because I just didn’t think the message that I heard at that moment, when the question was asked, was correct.  However, at that moment I heard a message in my intuitive ear for 2015 and that is “this year is to be a year each person must create FUN!”

The Universal Year Number for 2015 is EIGHT, simply add 2+0+1+5=8.  Numerically, the number eight is a number of Money, Power and more importantly, BALANCE!  When one looks at the figure 8, one can see two circles on top of each other.  How is it possible to have two circles on top of each other?  The answer is BALANCE!  The EIGHT only stays upright when it is balanced!

All of us must achieve balance in our lives in 2015.  The church and religious training has certainly taught us how to pray, but very few have taught how to relax, play and have fun.  This will be a year to ensure balance on all levels of life and all categories. One will have to achieve balance in Spirituality, Children, Money, Marriage, Sex, Job, Career, etc. One can’t do more of one than the other to maintain a healthy and satisfying life. If one is going to pray 21 days straight, one may then need to play 21 days straight thereafter.

images2015, THE YEAR OF FUN!

Being that last year, 2014, was a universal number of SEVEN, meaning revelation and completion, there was so much that was revealed even to the point of great stress and hurt.  Several forms of racial injustice was revealed in 2014, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, Eric Garner and, of course, Alfred Wright, my brother in-law of Jasper, TX. According to CNN, these persons “have become symbols of a raging national conversation about police brutality and racial injustice.”

These afore-mentioned cases revealed so much that was not necessarily hidden, but suppressed, being prejudices and hurts. For many of us, the year 2014 revealed deep secrets, fears and even joys of our hearts, which goes beyond our salvation, marriage vows, education into our beliefs, whether those beliefs are truths or lies.

Because of all the tragedies and hurts revealed in our nation, our country is now out of balanced. Even many of our personal lives are out balanced. There are more and more people upset, on edge and tensed with feelings of anger, hatred, disrespect and disgust. In order to get our country and our lives back into balanced it’s going to require the element of FUN. This is why God is speaking and encouraging this year is to be a year of FUN!

When one is having FUN, they can’t be depressed. When one is having FUN, they can’t be worried. Having FUN is a sign of having FAITH, the assurance that all is well. If one is assured of the prayers being answered or the prophecy being fulfillDaddy and Mikaylaed, the only thing left to do is to have FUN. Some would say, that you are to praise God, but isn’t it FUN praising God?

Another prayer meeting is not the answer. Another fast is not the answer. Anything that is causing you to focus and feel the hindrances and pains of the problem is not the answer.

Isaiah 12:2, 3

Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid.  The Lord, the Lord himself, is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation.” With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.

It is with JOY or FUN we are going to draw water (refreshment, answers, solutions) from the wells of salvation (resources of change). It is through FUN, our lives are going to get better along with our country.

The Encourager