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Rev. Dr. Delesslyn A. Kennebrew, J.D., M.Div.

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Let's Get IT ALL Out in the OPEN! Proverbs 28:13, 1 John 1:9

Posted on June 2, 2012 at 10:16 AM Comments comments (0)
Let’s Get IT All Out in the OPEN!

Proverbs 28:13
Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper,
but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy.

1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins
and purify us from all unrighteousness.
 

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Greetings!

BlogFam, It is not a great mystery why any of us would want to conceal our sin.  We, as human beings, have literally been doing so since the dawn of creation when Adam and Eve hid in the garden after eating from the tree of knowledge from which they were instructed not to eat.  Nobody wants to get caught doing wrong.  We do wrong in the dark, with masks on, hopefully when nobody is watching or listening, and in places, with people, such that those most familiar with us would likely never guess.  When we do the wrong thing or say the wrong thing, unless we are just hardened in our minds by sin, we do not broadcast our wrongdoings, or our ill will, or our obvious manipulation of others.  We do not call or text our friends with our latest downfall.  We do not give a shout out to those who helped us to accomplish that which was contrary to the will of God.  We most likely will not start a small group or have a bible study or confess to our pastors around the last week’s personal sins.  All of this is against our nature.  If there is something we know how to do, we ALL know how to keep quiet when what we have said or done would ruin our reputation, diminish our character, or cast a shadow on our pristine image.  That is the truth, whether we acknowledge it or not. We all know how to conceal our sin and we all know how to resist the wisdom of confession.

 
To confess means to own or admit as true.  To confess means to declare or acknowledge in order to obtain absolution [which is defined as freeing from blame or guilt, release from consequences, obligations, or penalties].  Confession of sin is unfortunately, yet not surprisingly, NOT on the top of our list of daily priorities.  We will carry and cover our sins for days, weeks, months and even for years.  We too often choose to live burdened by the secret of our wrong rather than own or admit the truth of our brokenness.  We would rather choose to live under the bondage of what we have done in our past rather than acknowledge what we have done in order to obtain the liberation that comes when we confess our sins to the one who is faithful and just to forgive.

 
Friends, why?  Why have you kept that secret so long?  How has it benefited you to be held captive by your past?  In what ways, have you hurt yourself or others because you are not free from sin? 

 
It is the pleasure of the enemy and ALL others who secretly want to see you less than successful, to watch you run around in circles because you cannot move forward because of un-confessed sin.  It is the pleasure of the enemy, and some of those who did the dirt with you, to hear of your downfall because what you have done in the dark has come to the light.  It is the pleasure of the enemy, and those who are jealous of your gifts, talents, abilities, and opportunities, to know that you are stuck because you made ONE bad decision from which it does not appear you will ever recover. 

 
My sistas and brothas, those of you who really want to live your life surrendered to the Most High, do not be deceived by the enemy to think that YOU are not being tricked by the enemy into keeping your sins to yourself! PLEASE BE CLEAR: YOU are NOT exempt from the enemy’s desire to steal, kill, and destroy.  In fact, you are a prime target when you choose to conceal your sin because this secret gives the enemy an inroad to destroy your purpose and your prosperity.  For the enemy knows that there will be some places you will not go, relationships you will not build, things you will not do that are connected your destiny simply because you have not confessed your sin.  And the enemy will therefore seize the opportunity to plant seeds of guilt, doubt, low self-esteem,  and anything else that will keep you from being the very best that you can be.

 
BlogFam, the TRUTH is this: YOU DO NOT HAVE TO LIVE THAT WAY!  YOU DO NOT HAVE TO STAY IN SIN!  YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE HELD IN BONDAGE BY THE SINS OF YOUR PAST! For the Word of the Lord declares:

Proverbs 28:13
Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper,
BUT the one who CONFESSES and renounces them finds mercy.

AND

1 John 1:9
If we CONFESS our sins, God is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins
and purify us from all unrighteousness.
 

Friends, THIS is GOOD NEWS!  Our God knew that we would mess up and that we would make decisions that would draw us away from His presence.  Yet, in God’s infinite love and mercy, God has already provided a way for us to be restored into right relationship with Him through the act of confession.  AND God has PROMISED that our confessions will not be in vain.  We will be forgiven by God.  Now, I also want you to know that God’s forgiveness does not necessarily exempt us from the consequences of our sins.  Adam and Eve still had to leave the Garden of Eden.  But our God will extend the grace to help us to face and endure the consequences of our actions and because we have confessed our sins to God, we will not have to do so alone.

 
BlogFam, let’s get it ALL out in the open!!!  Open up your mouth and CONFESS your sins to the one who knows all about them anyway.  CONFESS your sins so that you can experience the mercy, the faithfulness, the justice, the forgiveness, and the purification of the Holy One.  You WILL be made righteous through your confession and the freedom from the spiritual bondage of that sin will be yours.  When you CONFESS your sins to God, the enemy will try to bring them to your remembrance in order to keep you stuck in your past and there will be people who will never forget and who may never forgive, BUT when you CONFESS to God, you can walk in freedom from the guilt and shame of those dark deeds.  You are FREE!  And your testimony can inspire others to do the same.
 

BlogFam, Let’s Get It ALL Out in the Open! God can handle it!  You need to confess it!  The enemy will hate it! But your life’s purpose and prosperity is depending on it!  So let’s just do it!


God Loves You and I do too!
Delesslyn
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The One Secret I Will NOT Keep! - Psalm 40:10

Posted on June 1, 2012 at 7:43 PM Comments comments (0)
The One Secret I Will NOT Keep! 


Psalm 40:10 NIV
I do not hide your righteousness in my heart;
I speak of your faithfulness and your saving help.
I do not conceal your love and your faithfulness
from the great assembly.


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BlogFam,

In this age when we are bombarded with the sights and sounds of news headlines, Facebook statuses, and Twitter updates, that so rarely have anything to do with fulfilling the purpose for which we were created, we too often get confused about the things that really do matter.  We get confused into thinking that we need to know and have access to news, information, or just good ol’ gossip, that we hesitate to filter the good from the bad.  We do not want to miss out on whatever, whoever says is the latest and the greatest and the best next person, place, or thing!  This information overload clouds our judgment, shuffles our priorities, and shifts our focus away from what really matters.  Actually, it might be a great time to pause and ask you what does REALLY matter to you?  WHO really matters to you?  And WHY?
 
Friends, today, I simply want to encourage you to keep the main thing, the main thing.  When we get caught up in all that is accessible to us, we can also get trapped in a web of non-beneficial words and works that keep us from fulfilling our tasks, our responsibilities, our purpose in a timely manner.  I know you like being in the know.  I feel you.  But what is it truly costing you?  AND have you sacrificed your own personal significance in order to promote anyone or anything that refuses to propel you into your destiny? 
 
This can be a hard question.  We do not usually want to take the time to evaluate and re-evaluate the people, places, or things in our lives and subsequently face the truth that something needs to change.  I have been there.  I have done that.  And I will have to do it all over again and again and again.

Friends, I hope and pray that our verse for today would give all of us the wake up call that we all need…

I do not hide your righteousness in my heart;
I speak of your faithfulness and your saving help.
I do not conceal your love and your faithfulness
from the great assembly.

 
Now, I know a few of you are thinking – WHAT in the world does this have to do with all that you just said?  I am glad you asked.  My sistas and brothas, this verse, has EVERYTHING to do with what I just shared with you.  The reason why so many of us delay our destiny and procrastinate on whatever we need to do to work toward our purpose, is because we live by the exact opposite of what the Psalmist declares.  We hide God’s righteousness in our hearts.  We are silent when it comes to speaking of God’s faithfulness and saving help.  We conceal God’s love and faithfulness from others.  In other words, we do not have a vocal or a public proclamation of our love for God.
And one way that we can begin to evaluate and re-evaluate the people, places, or things in our lives is to honestly consider how each of those things empower us to be righteous, faithful, helpful, and loving – just as our God has been to us. Though we will never be able to match God’s generosity towards us, anyone or anything that would cause us to hide, be silent or conceal all that God is to us, will certainly give us an undeniable clue about whether that person, place, or thing deserves the attention we have obviously given.
BlogFam, I MUST admit to you that there is ONE secret that NO ONE can ask or expect me to keep and it totally has to do with the righteousness, the faithfulness, the helpfulness, and the love of God!  For, like the Psalmist,

I do not hide your righteousness in my heart;
I speak of your faithfulness and your saving help.
I do not conceal your love and your faithfulness
from the great assembly.

 
God has been so AMAZINGLY good to me and it is not right or fair for me to deny God ALL the glory that God deserves.  Whenever we allow external circumstances, physical challenges, social injustices, racial prejudices, economic disparities, internal feelings of inadequacies to dictate the glory that we give to our God, then we are keeping a secret that should NEVER be kept!  Friends, we must be determined, just as this Psalmist, to NOT hide God’s righteousness, to SPEAK of God’s faithfulness and saving help; and to NOT conceal God’s love and faithfulness.  AND we must be even more determined when what we hear, see, touch, taste, or feel is the complete opposite of who and what we KNOW our God to be and do.  
 
BlogFam, PLEASE take this word to heart on today but do NOT leave it there.  I pray that you will NEVER keep God’s goodness a secret.  I pray that you would not hide the righteous work our God is doing through you.  I pray that you would not be afraid to speak of your faithfulness to the Kingdom or of the help you are able to provide to others because of God’s goodness flowing through you.  I also pray that you will have an audience of 1 or 100 or 1000 or more to proclaim the love and faithfulness of our God.  And lastly, I pray that as live your life in the midst of the sights and sounds of this life, gathering and even celebrating what this world has deemed to be ‘right’ or popular or the next best thing, I pray that you would filter it all through what you know about the Holy One and never allow anyone or anything to displace or disregard or disrespect your purpose, your value, your significance to the Kingdom of God.


God Loves You and I do too!
Delesslyn
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Are You A FOOL? Proverbs 10:18

Posted on May 30, 2012 at 7:49 PM Comments comments (0)
Are You a FOOL? Click or Copy and Paste to LISTEN NOW!!! http://cinch.fm/spiritedconcept/485248. Proverbs 10:18 NIV Whoever conceals hatred with lying lips and spreads slander is a fool. Greetings! BlogFam, A Fool is... a silly or stupid person; a weak minded or idiotic person; a person who lacks judgment or sense. Are you a fool? Now I have no doubt that most of you read this definition and then answered this question in the negative. No, I am NOT a fool! And I totally understand why you would respond in such a way. I do not know of one person who boasts that they are silly or stupid. I am not familiar with anyone who would brag about themselves as weak minded or idiotic. I cannot name anyone who would pat themselves on the back for lacking judgment or sense. Are you a fool? And while we all might quickly say NO upon first hearing this question, I invite you all to step back for a few minutes in order to reconsider our NO based on the scripture for today: Proverbs 10:18 NIV Whoever conceals hatred with lying lips and spreads slander is a fool. So maybe now i should ask a few different questions. How would you answer the following questions? Have you ever covered up your dislike for someone with a lie? YES or NO. Have you ever spoken words against anyone's character to someone else? YES or NO. If you have answered yes to one or both of these questions, then you might want to reconsider your answer to our original question. Are you a fool? But do not answer too quickly because the word says.... Proverbs 10:18 NIV Whoever conceals hatred with lying lips and spreads slander IS a fool. WOW! Well, I think we all just need to pause and pray.... Lord, please forgive us/me for being foolish. Forgive us for lying to ourselves and others about our hatred, dislike, disappointment, disgust, displeasure, aggravation, frustration, contempt, grudges, envy, malice, aversion and bitterness toward another person. Lord, forgive us for spreading any malicious, false, or defamatory statement. Lord forgive US for being foolish, for acting as fools , and for being in denial about our foolishness. Lord, forgive us and correct us so that your love for us would be free to flow through us. Help us to love our neighbor as we love ourselves and to resist the temptation and the urge to lie or to slander or to be fools.... IN JESUS NAME.... PS... I am still blogging on the go... More details in due season... Thanks for your patience!!! God loves You and I do Too!!! Delesslyn [email protected] Kids Korner Radio Program Listen ONLINE every Sunday at 5:15 est - www.wigoam.com Purchase my books... STEP OUT OF THE BOAT THE POWER TO BE PERFECT www.amazon.com www.barnesandnoble.com www.booksamillion.com I WRITE BY FAITH AND NOT BY SIGHT!!!

Keeping It To God's Self!

Posted on May 30, 2012 at 7:33 PM Comments comments (0)
Keeping It To God’s Self! Click or Copy and Paste Link to LISTEN NOW!!! http://cinch.fm/spiritedconcept/485242 Proverbs 25:2 NIV It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings. Greetings! BlogFam, I do not know about you, but I am so very glad that there are things that God knows about me that God keeps to God’s self! Can I get a witness? I have had thoughts and ideas, words and conversations, actions and reactions that have been held in confidence by the Almighty and I am glad about that. There are some things about me that are FOR GOD’S EYES AND EARS ONLY! And YES that sentiment includes the things I have had to repent for as well. Friends, this is my truth and there is no shame. I just want you to know that our God is choosing to cover up some of our stuff for His Glory and that is good news! Proverbs 25:2 NIV It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings. I know that some of you have NO clue how what you said or did escaped the eyes and ears of the people you know, the people you love, or just some random people who have no special priority in your life..... BUT GOD in God's infinite Grace and Mercy concealed and sealed your secret as safe with Him. I cannot tell you exactly why our God would choose to keep your secret so close but God does so and God is the best secret keeper you will ever know. Now this does not give any of us permission to live our lives beneath God's standard of holiness. This verse does not permit us to frustrate the Grace of God by enjoying the pleasures of sin and relying on God to keep it hush hush. No sir and no ma'am, we do not now all of a sudden get to do our own thing and this is partly because that is not the meaning of this verse. But it is also because of the warning we receive in the B-clause of our verse ... to search out a matter is the glory of kings. In other words, this proverb forewarns and forearms by disclosing a strategy of kings and queens, jokers and paupers, who intentionally seek to expose your secrets for their glory and your shame. Friends, please be clear: There are people in your life who get excited to learn anything about you that will bring you down. There are friends, neighbors, co-workers, more friends, and sometimes even family members who will poke and prod, hunt and prowl just to get a glimpse of the skeletons in your closet. BlogFam, I know you have heard this before or something similar to it, but EVERYBODY DOES NOT HAVE YOUR BEST INTEREST IN MIND! So be prayerful, be mindful, be discerning, be decisive, and trust God. Proverbs 25:2 NIV It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings. Now there may be legitimate times when others investigating your business is for your good and out of genuine concern for your well being. However, trust God in and through it all so that the Holy Spirit can lead and guide you, protecting you from dangerous people seen and unseen. Furthermore, the matters that God conceals are not limited to the things of your past and present, but these matters extend beyond your knowledge. The matters that our God conceals also include what we do not need to know about others and what we are not ready to know about ourselves, our futures. BlogFam, It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings. And today, I pray that you would keep these words of wisdom in mind. I pray that you would be grateful to God for all that God chooses to conceal. I pray that you would have a heightened sense of discernment when it comes to the matters of your life that ill intentioned individuals would seek out. And I pray that you would not glory in the exposition of anothers concealed matters. For as God Keeps IT To God's Self for me, I pray you will be confident that God will do the same for you. PS... I am still blogging on the go... More details in due season... Thanks for your patience!!! God loves You and I do Too!!! Delesslyn [email protected] Kids Korner Radio Program Listen ONLINE every Sunday at 5:15 est - www.wigoam.com Purchase my books... STEP OUT OF THE BOAT THE POWER TO BE PERFECT www.amazon.com www.barnesandnoble.com www.booksamillion.com I WRITE BY FAITH AND NOT BY SIGHT!!!

HIDE AND GO SEEK Part 2 - Jeremiah 16:17

Posted on May 27, 2012 at 2:58 PM Comments comments (0)
HIDE and GO SEEK - Part 2 Click or Copy and Paste Link to LISTEN NOW!!! http://cinch.fm/spiritedconcept/482302 Jeremiah 16:17 NIV My eyes are on all their ways; they are not hidden from me, nor is their sin concealed from my eyes. Greetings! BlogFam, Have you ever tried to hide? To hide means to conceal from sight, to prevent from being seen or discovered; to obstruct from the view of; to cover up; to conceal from knowledge or exposure. The truth is that we all have tried to hide someone or something. We might never admit it but we have all lived this very definition. We all have experienced being the one who was actively hiding someone or something, including ourselves. AND I am very sure that we have all experienced someone or something being hidden from us. For a countless number of reasons we hide and we keep people, places, and things hidden. There are just some things we believe should not be exposed to others and some things about ourselves that we believe is nobody else's business. Period. (FYI -I am not at all standing in judgment because when I use the term "all" I do mean to include myself.) In order to maintain the cover up, we do our best to make sure certain things are in place. We make promises. We sneak around. We label as confidential. We set passwords. We identify undisclosed places. We keep certain names out of our conversations and so much more, including threaten, blackmail, and run away all to conceal whomever or whatever we have decided deserves to be hidden. Actually, we can go through a lot in order to prevent someone or something from being seen or discovered. And the question we must all ask ourselves at some point is this: IS IT WORTH IT? Your answer may be yes. Your answer may be no. You may not be able to answer this question right now. But at some point, you must answer this question in your immediate response now or in hindsight review later. IS IT WORTH IT? And as I continue to reflect on our scripture, I am hopefully and dreadfully reminded that NOTHING is ever completely hidden. Jeremiah 16:17 NIV My eyes are on all their ways; they are not hidden from me, nor is their sin concealed from my eyes. Now this verse gives me hope because it reinforces God's power and supernatural capacity to know the intimate details of our lives and of the universe. This verse also stirs feelings of dread for the exact same reasons especially since the Lord God has declared that our unrighteous relationships and activities, our sins, are no secret to God as well. So while others must make an effort to seek out that which is hidden. God already knows. God already knows EVERYTHING. Again, My eyes are on all their ways; they are not hidden from me, nor is their sin concealed from my eyes. Friends, God already knows the good, the bad, and the ugly. God already knows about who or what you are trying to hide. AND for one reason alone, God does not look away from what we have hidden. GOD LOVES US!!! I do not want you to think that your secrets will remain hidden simply because God loves you. For it is God's prerogative whether your secret will remain hidden or if it should be exposed. You cannot dictate the prerogative of God and whatever God allows in this regard, all things will work together for the good of those who love Him and are the called according to His purpose. My sistas and brothas, God does NOT have to seek for whomever or whatever we are hiding. God already knows and God still LOVES you! And out of His abundant love for each of us , God will not abandon us while we hide... the someone, the something, or ourselves. Instead, God will use our cover up to convict us, to correct us, to carry us, to companion beside us, to clarify God's purpose to us, to caress us, to create new opportunities for us, to call us, to comfort us, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness....simply because He loves us more than we will ever know. So STOP trying to hide from God!!! And START allowing God to use whomever or whatever in hiding for His Glory!!! PS... I am still blogging on the go... More details in due season... Thanks for your patience!!! God loves You and I do Too!!! Delesslyn [email protected] Kids Korner Radio Program Listen ONLINE every Sunday at 5:15 est - www.wigoam.com Purchase my books... STEP OUT OF THE BOAT THE POWER TO BE PERFECT www.amazon.com www.barnesandnoble.com www.booksamillion.com I WRITE BY FAITH AND NOT BY SIGHT!!!

HIDE AND GO SEEK Part 1

Posted on May 26, 2012 at 2:36 PM Comments comments (0)
HIDE & GO SEEK Click or Copy and Paste Link to LISTEN NOW http://cinch.fm/spiritedconcept/481738 IT READ NOW www.spiritedconcepts.net!!! Jeremiah 16:17 NIV My eyes are on all their ways; they are not hidden from me, nor is their sin concealed from my eyes. Greetings! BlogFam, I am amazed at the boldness of people to live their lives as if no one is watching. And I just literally paused to shake my head, reread that sentence and lift up a quick prayer before i could move on. I am amazed because at a young age my parents made it abundantly clear that they had help of the supernatural kind that never slumbered or slept. As a child i had a healthy respect for the omnipresence of God Almighty. I knew then and I know now that nothing I have ever said or done escaped, avoided, or was ever hidden from the Lord. Now this does NOT at all mean that I led a perfect life or that i have never done or said anything that I wished missed Gods awareness. It just simply means that I knew then and I know now that God is a merciful and a forgiving God and over and over again I have had to ask the Lord to make me over again, to create in me a clean heart Oh God and renew a right spirit within me. Friends, the word of the Lord is true...... Jeremiah 16:17 NIV My eyes are on all their ways; they are not hidden from me, nor is their sin concealed from my eyes. This holy declaration as recorded by the prophet Jeremiah is not just true for the people of his day but it still holds true on today. There is ONE who knows your every move and God does not know simply because God is nosy or disrespectful of your boundaries or has nothing better to do than to be all up in your business. God knows because God’s LOVE ,which is so far beyond our ability to comprehend, cares enough to ensure that goodness and mercy follows us everyday of our lives! So, God's eyes are on all of your ways, their ways, our ways; you,they, we are not hidden from God nor is your sin , their sin , our sin concealed from God's eyes. In other words, the hide and seek game we played as children does NOT apply with God! In the game of Hide and Seek, one person is "IT" and while that person closes their eyes to count, the other players run and hide. At the end of the count, the one who is "IT" begins his or her mission to find those who are hidden. Well, on the contrary, God's eyes are not closed and God is not in the background counting or marking time, we cannot scatter ourselves or any part of our thoughts or activity and hide out, as if waiting to be found out by God. For we can be confident that... My eyes are on all their ways; they are not hidden from me, nor is their sin concealed from my eyes. God's eyes are on all of your ways, their ways, our ways; you,they, we are not hidden from God nor is your sin , their sin , our sin concealed from God's eyes. PS... I am still blogging on the go... More details in due season... Thanks for your patience!!! God loves You and I do Too!!! Delesslyn [email protected] Kids Korner Radio Program Listen ONLINE every Sunday at 5:15 est - www.wigoam.com Purchase my books... STEP OUT OF THE BOAT THE POWER TO BE PERFECT www.amazon.com www.barnesandnoble.com www.booksamillion.com I WRITE BY FAITH AND NOT BY SIGHT!!!

Can You Keep A Secret? Luke 12:3

Posted on May 25, 2012 at 12:06 PM Comments comments (0)
CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET? Click or Copy and Paste Link to LISTEN NOW: http://cinch.fm/spiritedconcept/479850. Luke 12:3 NIV What you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight, and what you have whispered in the ear in the inner rooms will be proclaimed from the roofs. Greetings! BlogFam, I have a very important question that i need to ask you. CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET? The answer is YES or NO. Excluding secrets where someone's life is in danger, then I think we all give ourselves permission to break confidences, CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET? Has anyone ever trusted you to keep what they told you to yourself? Did you hold on to what someone considered to be classified information as if it was just as special to you? Friends, can you keep a secret? AND what kind of secrets do you keep? Whose secrets do you keep? How long can someone entrust their secret with you? Under what other circumstances would you give yourself permission to reveal another person's secret? Do you have any "secret keeping" guidelines? These are very important questions to consider for yourself and in the relationships you have. Far too often we assume that those with whom we share our secrets are on the same page with us regarding the height of security around our expressions to them. Sistas and brothas, it is not safe to assume this with anyone. It is wise to evaluate and reevaluate the trustworthiness of those with whom you bear your souls. Besides the real truth is that if you want to ensure the safety of your secret, then keep it to yourself AND if you do not want to be responsible for keeping certain information confidential, then BE HONEST and inform the other person that either you cannot be trusted or you just really do not want to keep their secret. I recognize that these might be difficult conversations to have. We do not went to offend people or expose our sense of untrustworthiness toward them. We also do not want to miss out on some juicy information that only we will be privileged to carry or admit that what the other person wanted to share is just not that serious to us. So we carry on sharing and receiving, keeping and even revealing what we may or may not think should have cover up status. My sistas and brothas, there is really only ONE secret keeper that all of us can place our trust in and His name is Jesus. We can truly take our burdens to the Lord and leave them there. You can name your favorite secret carrier and I can guarantee you that he or she will NOT match the security the Lord is ready, willing, and able to provide. For the word is true: Luke 12:3 NIV What you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight, and what you have whispered in the ear in the inner rooms will be proclaimed from the roofs. So again I ask, CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET? Well I do not know if you can or not but I am going to share with you one secret that has been told and retold for hundreds, actually thousands of years. I pray that your first instinct would be to do the same...tell and retell that THE SECRET weapon and source of life, hope, strength, joy, peace, faith, love, patience, forgiveness, purpose, and EVERYTHING you need to live a life that is pleasing to God and void of secrets from the dark side is JESUS!!! Jesus has been the best kept and best exposed secret of all time for so many reasons but now is time for ALL of us to tell it ALL. If there is anything that you do not need to keep to yourself, it is JESUS! If there is any highly classified information that must be disclosed without any hesitation, it should be ANYTHING about the goodness of the Lord. There are secrets that we tend to keep that really should not be kept and the name of JESUS is one them! And today I want you to break confidence and disregard the cover up surrounding the name of the Most High. I pray that your personal boundaries and barriers regarding your secret relationship with Jesus would be torn down and trampled over. I pray that your fears about shading your faith in Jesus would fade. AND I pray that this scripture would also be true in your life about the Gospel of Jesus Christ... What you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight, and what you have whispered in the ear in the inner rooms will be proclaimed from the roofs. BlogFam, DO NOT KEEP JESUS A SECRET!!! PS... I am still blogging on the go... More details in due season... Thanks for your patience!!! God loves You and I do Too!!! Delesslyn [email protected] Kids Korner Radio Program Listen ONLINE every Sunday at 5:15 est - www.wigoam.com Purchase my books... STEP OUT OF THE BOAT THE POWER TO BE PERFECT www.amazon.com www.barnesandnoble.com www.booksamillion.com I WRITE BY FAITH AND NOT BY SIGHT!!!

YEAST INFECTIONS - Luke 12:1-3

Posted on May 23, 2012 at 8:58 PM Comments comments (0)
Yeast Infections Click or Copy and Paste Link to LISTEN NOW!!! http://cinch.fm/spiritedconcept/479398. Luke 12:1-3 NIV Meanwhile, when a crowd of many thousands had gathered, so that they were trampling on one another, Jesus began to speak first to his disciples, saying: "Be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known. What you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight, and what you have whispered in the ear in the inner rooms will be proclaimed from the roofs. Greetings!!! BlogFam, I do acknowledge that the title of today's blog post may not have immediately conjured up very positive or pleasant thoughts in your mind. Actually, I cannot think of one person who would hear the phrase YEAST INFECTION and turn cartwheels or give their neighbor a high five! Nope! Not one! And i do not blame you. The idea of bacteria growing on the surface or underneath one's skin is actually pretty gross. So my attention to Jesus reference to the Pharisees hypocrisy as yeast is befitting! Now to all of my Bible scholar blog followers, YES, I know that the Lord is more than likely referring to the yeast used to make bread. I am very aware of this detail; however, when is the last time you thought about making bread? When Jesus uses illustrations, He superbly relates spiritual principles to the common vocabulary of His day. And because most of us buy our bread from our local grocer, reading this passage from a 21st century perspective and incorporating the term yeast infection to paint a picture of Jesus lesson does not seem to be that much of a stretch. Candidiasis is an infection caused by a group of yeast. There are more than 20 species of Candida, the most common being Candida albicans. These fungi live on all surfaces of our bodies. Under certain conditions, they can become so numerous they cause infections, particularly in warm and moist areas. Usually the skin effectively blocks yeast, but any breakdown or cuts in the skin may allow this organism to penetrate. Rarely, the yeast infection may spread throughout the body. In systemic candidal disease, up to 75% of people may die. Even common mouth and vaginal yeast infections can cause critical illness and can be more resistant to normal treatment. Yeast infections that return may be a sign of more serious diseases such as diabetes, leukemia, or AIDS. Yeast Infections are no joke! And equally as critical for us to consider on today are the yeast infections of the soul. The bacteria of sin that feasts and festers in the secret places that we work so hard to cover up. And instead of seeking the Lord for the healing balm that we need, we live like the Pharisees, we live as hypocrites - unbecoming of children of the Most High God . Luke 12:1-3 NIV Meanwhile, when a crowd of many thousands had gathered, so that they were trampling on one another, Jesus began to speak first to his disciples, saying: "Be on your guard against the YEAST INFECTIONS of the Pharisees OR PEOPLE YOU KNOW , which is hypocrisy. For some reason they choose to ignore the most obvious symptoms of their sinful condition and its growing in certain areas of their lives that are ripe and ready to host their multiplication. And while one might just be able to cover up the physical manifestation of bacteria growing on or underneath the skins surface, regarding spiritual bacteria, Jesus declares, as recorded by Luke, There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known. What you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight, and what you have whispered in the ear in the inner rooms will be proclaimed from the roofs. Friends, it is time to acknowledge the infections of sin in our lives. It is time to confess our sins to the one who will forgive our sins and cut off the source of all bacteria at the root. We become hypocrites when we knowingly allow sin to feast and fester in our lives with no regard to our witness on behalf of Christ in the earth. When we do so, and serve as if we are not broken or condemn others as if we are not in need of Gods Grace and Mercy, the bacteria of sin will spread throughout the body.... the body of Christ, causing critical illness, disease, and even death. YEAST INFECTIONS ARE NO JOKE!!! AND NOW is the time for all of us to be examined by the Holy Spirit so that the Spirit may expose and extract whatever bacteria of sin is not of God. Sistas and brothas, get rid of your Yeast Infections and let us strive for holy perfection in God. And though you may not want to face or deal with the realities of your heart's condition, PLEASE know that when you surrender it all to Jesus, you can trust that you will indeed get the best treatment possible! WEB ADDRESS http://www.m.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/candidiasis-yeast-infection PS... I am still blogging on the go... More details in due season... Thanks for your patience!!! God loves You and I do Too!!! Delesslyn [email protected] Kids Korner Radio Program Listen ONLINE every Sunday at 5:15 est - www.wigoam.com Purchase my books... STEP OUT OF THE BOAT THE POWER TO BE PERFECT www.amazon.com www.barnesandnoble.com www.booksamillion.com I WRITE BY FAITH AND NOT BY SIGHT!!!

THE DARK WILL COME TO THE LIGHT!

Posted on May 22, 2012 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)
THE DARK WILL COME TO LIGHT! Click or Copy and Paste Link to LISTEN NOW! http://cinch.fm/spiritedconcept/477998 Greetings! BlogFam, we are at the beginning of a new series entitled, COVER UP! When I was a child, my mother used to give us a word of wisdom and warning all the time and I had no clue it was in the Bible when she shared it with us. She used to always say "What's done in the dark, will come out in the light! " She said it then and I remember it until this day. I not only remember it but I have seen and experienced its truth in my own life and have observed it in the lives of others. My mama's saying carries even greater weight because it reflects the words of Jesus in the Gospel of Luke. Luke 12:1-3 NIV Meanwhile, when a crowd of many thousands had gathered, so that they were trampling on one another, Jesus began to speak first to his disciples, saying: "Be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known. What you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight, and what you have whispered in the ear in the inner rooms will be proclaimed from the roofs. WOW! Mama was right on it! But I, l like so many of you hesitate or outright refuse to believe the truth when we first hear it . Or if you do believe it , you live as if it does not apply to you! Blog Fam, you know I like to keep it real in this space and during or time together and we will continue to do so. And the REAL TRUTH that we all must face is just what my mama said: "What's done in the dark, will come out in the light. " OR as Jesus said breaks it down in Luke: There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known. What you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight, and what you have whispered in the ear in the inner rooms will be proclaimed from the roofs. Friends, it does not matter what or how much you think that you have gotten away with in the dark, behind closed doors, with the curtains pulled tight, on your private profile, with your closest friends, in the darkest alley, in deserted houses or stairwells, in empty elevators, behind password protected files or phones, JESUS and my mama said: There is NOTHING concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known. What you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight, and what you have whispered in the ear in the inner rooms will be proclaimed from the roofs. Friends I pray that we will all repent to God for the many ways we have diminished our witness, dimmed our light, and disregarded God's word when we found ourselves in the dark. I pray that the Lord would forgive us for the kinds of secrets we carry with us, the skeletons in our closets that we pray will never come out, and the shame we have brought to ourselves, our families, our friends, our churches, and most of all to the Kingdom of God. Lord, forgive us all and we ask for the courage to LIVE RIGHT IN THE DARK so that You will be pleased and we do not have to keep trying to play Cover Up! PS... I am still blogging on the go... More details in due season... Thanks for your patience!!! God loves You and I do Too!!! Delesslyn [email protected] Kids Korner Radio Program Listen ONLINE every Sunday at 5:15 est - www.wigoam.com Purchase my books... STEP OUT OF THE BOAT THE POWER TO BE PERFECT www.amazon.com www.barnesandnoble.com www.booksamillion.com I WRITE BY FAITH AND NOT BY SIGHT!!!

Cover Up Introduction

Posted on May 22, 2012 at 2:15 AM Comments comments (0)
Cover Up Introduction Greetings!!! BlogFam, I have never written a blog this late. I have been traveling for the balance of the day and my flesh is weak but my spirit is strong. I have made a commitment to maintain the Salvation and Stilettos blog on a daily basis until further notice and so on tonight I find myself drawing upon the strength of the Holy Spirit to provide a daily spirited concept....even if it is late and may be abbreviated. On today we begin a new series entitled Cover Up! And as midst of our blog adventures I am so excited to see where we will be led for however long the Lord sees fit. So thank you so much for trusting the God in me to speak to all of us through our daily spirited concept. So let us begin... Cover Up! Luke 12:2-3 NIV There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known. What you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight, and what you have whispered in the ear in the inner rooms will be proclaimed from the roofs. BlogFam, I do not believe that this series is for the faint at heart. I will tell you now that the Lord will expose you and the things concerning you, not necessarily publicly, but whether publicly or privately, you will find the grace of God. This is awesome!!!!!! There is no one who can cover and expose with the grace and wisdom our Lord will use. Thus I pray that you are open and that your soul will find delight in spending time with the Lord as we venture on our new journey. So thank you for your patience and let's talk about Cover Up! PS... I am still blogging on the go... More details in due season... Thanks for your patience!!! God loves You and I do Too!!! Delesslyn [email protected] Kids Korner Radio Program Listen ONLINE every Sunday at 5:15 est - www.wigoam.com Purchase my books... STEP OUT OF THE BOAT THE POWER TO BE PERFECT www.amazon.com www.barnesandnoble.com www.booksamillion.com I WRITE BY FAITH AND NOT BY SIGHT!!!