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

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Don't Try Me! - Romans 8:33-34

Posted on June 17, 2012 at 7:08 AM Comments comments (0)

Don’t TRY Me!
Romans 8:33-34
Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died —more than that, who was raised to life —is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.


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Greetings!
BlogFam, when it is time to move on, you will not move forward without some opposition.  Now it is possible for the opposition against this move to face you directly or to initiate an attack upon those who support your move or those who have instigated this move in order to attempt to delay or outright deny your progress.  So whether you must deal with opposition directly or indirectly, when it is time to move on, charges will be brought against you and condemnation will be spoken over you.  BUT if you are being led of the Spirit, you have an advocate who is above all things and sees all things.  So, do not worry.  You WILL be justified.  You will NOT be condemned.
 

Friends, I am no stranger to opposition and more than likely, neither are you.  It is so unfortunate that there would be those who would do whatever they can do within their power to block your progress in life and in your service to the Kingdom of God.  It is sad but true that there are some people who will do whatever they can to prevent your promotions, your raises, your benefits, your blessings, your favor, your gifts, your vision, your rewards, your brains and your beauty.  It is so ridiculous that there would be those who would do whatever they can to attempt to keep you from being the recipient of all the GOOD that our God has in store for you.  So consider yourself forewarned and it has been said, to be forewarned is to be forearmed!  In other words, since you already know that this is the case, prepare yourself in advance to face the opposition as you are led by the Spirit of God.

 
PLEASE BE CLEAR: The opposition that you are facing is NOT unique to you or your situation.  You are not the only one and you are not the first or the last one to deal with it.  For as long as people allow the enemy to work through their weaknesses, their jealousy, their egos, their sense of entitlement, you WILL face opposition.  There are several reasons why people will oppose this next move of God in your life.  They do not understand it.  They do not like it.  They just do not want to see you with it.  They are not ready for it.  They had another person in mind for it.  They applied for it.  They were prevented from it.  And sometimes the bottom line is that - They want it.  Whatever this next move of God is in your life, there are those who will oppose it, hate on it, be in conflict with it, and will bring charges against it.


Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen?  Different people for different reasons, BUT it is God who justifies.  They will bring it on.  And when they do, those charges will be dropped because God will justify your move.  God will defend your move.  God will uphold your move.  God will declare you innocent in this move and will absolve whatever guilt you had or felt as a result of this move.  So, when the opposition rises, LET GOD BE GOD!  It is GOD who justifies.
 

There will also be those who will take their opposition of your move to another level.  They will not only bring charges but will actually attempt to declare a guilty verdict against you.  In other words, your opposition will publicly and privately express unfavorable judgments upon you, indicate their strong disapproval of you, pronounce you unfit for use or service, and will be actively engaged in constructing suitable punishment for you.  Your opposition does NOT like that you are moving on.  BE CLEAR.  PLEASE BE CLEAR that there are some people who do NOT want to see God moving in your life and they do not want to see your life moving in God.  AND so your response to these attacks must be in line with the behavior becoming of one who is led by the Spirit of God.  Furthermore, the Scripture declares that there is one who has stepped in and who will continue to step in on our behalf.  It is

Jesus who DIED —more than that, who was RAISED to life —Jesus is at the right hand of God and is also INTERCEDING for us.
 
Who then is the one who condemns? No one.


And to ANY one or ANY force that tries to oppose your move in obedience to the Most High, you can boldly speak the word of the Lord: DON’T TRY ME! OK. So that’s not exactly in the Bible but those words certainly will make your opposition reconsider their next move against you and whether it be to charge you or condemn you, you are already justified by God and your  Savior has not missed one moment to intercede for you at the throne of God!
 
Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died —more than that, who was raised to life —is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.


God Loves You and I do too!
Delesslyn
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YOU were createrd for THIS, THIS was created for YOU! - Romans 8:32

Posted on June 16, 2012 at 12:50 PM Comments comments (0)

YOU were created for THIS, THIS was created for YOU
Romans 8:32
He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?


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Greetings!
BlogFam, when it is time to move on, you must never forget the ONE who has created you for this opportunity and created this opportunity for you.   I know that you are probably thinking, well, DUH! Delesslyn, I know I am created by God and I also believe that God set up this opportunity. And friends, I do think you know at least that much; however, today, I want to remind you that having a great appreciation for both of these truths is paramount.


YOU were crested for THIS.  Most of the time when we think about or use this statement, we are already in the midst of the thing.  But as you approach these new people, this new place, this new thing, I want you to know that YOU were created for THIS.  I really want you to think about everything you have been through.  Take a moment and truly reflect on the good and the bad, the happy and the sad.  Think about the lessons learned and the times you were burned.  Think about the mistakes, the regrets, the successes, and the corrections.  YOU were created for THIS.  And your formation began in your mother’s womb but LIFE has also formed you in ways such that this new opportunity craves for all that YOU can offer to it.  Now is NOT the time to doubt God’s wisdom in setting before you His best.  Now is NOT the time for you to turn your back, you must believe more, now than ever, that you are indeed, on the right track.  Now is NOT the time to hide your face, downplay your gifts, disguise your voice, or camouflage your appearance.  We have been waiting for YOU.  We have been praying for YOU.  We have been preparing for YOU. YOU were created for THIS and now that IT is here, YOU must walk into your new season by faith and with the Godly confidence that:

He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?
 
This is YOUR moment! 
Seize YOUR moment!


Secondly, this opportunity was created for YOU.  There is a reason why this move could NOT take place some time ago, a little while ago, or immediately.  Do you not realize that there were some people that had to move away, attitudes that needed to shift, ideas that needed to change, and procedures that need to be done away with so that when you arrived, it was at the right time? Do not get distracted by how long it has taken or how quickly you must now move, our God does ALL things well and this opportunity had to be formed for you.  This place, these people had to undergo some adjustments so that you would fit into the place that our God had before ordained just for YOU. And now that YOU are ready, and the place is ready for YOU, YOU must walk into your new season by faith and with the Godly confidence that:

He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?


BlogFam, when it is time to move on, you must never forget the ONE who has created you for this opportunity and created this opportunity for you.   God is the ONE who put all of this together.  God is the ONE who orchestrated all things – who, what, when, where, why, and how.  God is the ONE who created YOU for this and this for YOU.  God did this not only for your new job, your new school, your new husband or wife, or your new address.  God did this for those things but more importantly, God did this for your redemption.  God created YOU to LOVE you and God has created opportunities to show God’s love for YOU - and through you.


The greatest act of love was done over two thousand years ago when:
 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all.

For GOD so loved the world that GOD gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. [John 3:16]
 
My sistas and brothas, GOD has set all things in order for this next move in your life and all you have to do is believe God.  God gave His very BEST so that your life would be covered in love and in this moment, God is choosing to manifest God’s love for you through this next move.  This is YOUR moment.  YOU were created for this and this was created for YOU.  And since God has already given God’s best in sending His one and only Son to die for us,
—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us ALL things?

For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
    the Lord bestows favor and honor;
NO GOOD THING does he withhold
    from those whose walk is blameless.
[Psalm 84:11, NIV]

 
For the Lord God is a Sun and Shield; the Lord bestows [present] grace and favor and [future] glory (honor, splendor, and heavenly bliss)! NO GOOD THING will He withhold from those who walk uprightly. [AMPL]
 
BlogFam, when it is time to move on, you must never forget the ONE who has created you for this opportunity and created this opportunity for you. And NOW it is YOUR time! 
 
YOU were created for THIS, THIS was created for YOU...
TGBTG!


God Loves You and I do too!
Delesslyn
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I Have Nothing MORE to Say! - Romans 8:31

Posted on June 15, 2012 at 11:01 AM Comments comments (0)
I have nothing MORE to say!
Romans 8:31
What, then, shall we say in response to these things?
If God is for us, who can be against us?

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Greetings!
BlogFam, when it is time for you to move on, there are some conversations that must cease and certain conversation partners whose season has come to an end.

 
This is one area that I have been tested and tried in over and over again.  I have learned to appreciate the reality that as I move forward toward fulfilling God’s purpose for my life, I have to watch my mouth!  And not only do I have to watch my own mouth, but I also have to be mindful of the mouths I allow into my space.  I have grown to the place where there are certain conversations that will NOT happen on topics that are not up for discussion and with people whose ideas and opinions do not deserve my attention.  This is a hard lesson to learn. 


It is not easy to look yourself in the mirror or to hear the Spirit nudging you to JUST BE QUIET!  The instruction in James to STUDY to BE QUIET is such an invaluable word of wisdom and instruction and so many times we dismiss it.  We do not want to be quiet about certain things.  We want to tell people about the great moves of God in our lives!  We want to testify about the miracles and blessings that are flowing.  We might even want to solicit the saints for prayer, to touch and agree with us for personal challenges we might be facing.  But let me be the one to inform or at least remind you that the TRUTH is this: when it is time for you to move on, there are some conversations that must cease and certain conversation partners whose season has come to an end.
 

Friends, at the very beginning of this series, we read: Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.  AND when you are making any positive changes in your life, you will encounter condemnation in the form of insults, opinions, criticisms, undermined attacks disguised as words of wisdom, and jealous rants disguised as fervent prayer.  Now some of the words may sound positive, congratulatory, supportive, helpful, and affirming.  But LISTENERS BEWARE!!!  Do NOT get caught up in the accolades and the pomp and circumstance that certain people lavish upon you because some of those same people will turn to their neighbor and speak all manner of evil against you.  Do NOT get caught up in the rhetoric of admiration or the speeches of congratulations because some of those same people will launch a verbal attack against your future destination.  Do NOT get caught up in hearing the articulation of people singing your praises because those same people are sometimes waiting for your quick descent from this point of elevation.   My sistas and brothas, when it is time for you to move on, there are some conversations that must cease and certain conversation partners whose season has come to an end.
 

Now everybody is NOT like this.  There are some people who are genuinely excited about this next move in your life but others, well, not so much.  AND you know what, you do not need to feel obligated to dignify their attempts to condemn or condone your move with a response…
What, then, shall we say in response to these things?
If God is for us, who can be against us?
 

What more do you NEED to say? 


What shall YOU say in response to the many conversations
you will have about this next move? 


Have you set the parameters around what you will and will not discuss? 


Are there certain people that you have intentionally excluded
from this chapter in your life? 


Are there certain things that you will keep between you and the Good Lord
[and maybe your closest and most trustworthy inner circle]?


These are questions upon which we must all reflect and be clear about our own answers.  AND until you are clear and even once you do receive the clarity you need, this holds TRUE: If God is for us, who can be against us?  Friends, the best response to all conversations that push you to your limits, invade your space, shut down your dreams, steal your joy is GOD.  In this next move in your life, you must be ready to respond with a God-filled answer.  There are no exceptions.  Your God-filled answer may demand your silence or it may demand that you speak out your truth but whatever it is, PLEASE be led by the Spirit and do NOT jeopardize God’s move in your life by having conversations with people who could care less or who might vindictively care too much about you or your business. 
 

BlogFam, YOU can do this!  YOU are ready!  It is YOUR time!  And the words of others that contradict what God has already ordained have come to steal, kill, and destroy your momentum, your focus, your excitement, and your confidence. So YOU must be PRO-ACTIVE in PRE-determining your response. For  when it is time for you to move on, there are some conversations that must cease and certain conversation partners whose season has come to an end. AND If God is for YOU, who can be against YOU?  Let GOD guide your every conversation and let God determine the status of every conversation partner.  God is for You but you must surrender your will and your conversation to ONLY what God is for.  YOU can do this!  YOU are ready!  It is YOUR time!  Just keep your mouth in check and YOU will be fine!
 
BlogFam, I have nothing more to say. PEACE.



God Loves You and I do too!
Delesslyn
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Godly GOOD for those who LOVE

Posted on June 14, 2012 at 9:05 AM Comments comments (0)
Godly Good for those who LOVE
Romans 8:28-30
  28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[i] have been called according to his purpose. 29 For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. 30 And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.
 
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Greetings!
BlogFam, when it is time for you to move on, God will work in all things for your good.  I know that we all look for signs and signals, hints and clues to confirm for us whether or not it is time to move.  We talk to people, we read our bibles, we pray to God, we listen to the preacher, and we pay attention, at times to the most inconsequential details when we want the assurance that it is time for us to shift.  We just want to get it right.  I believe that, on some level, we all want to make the right decision about this next move.  And because most of us do not see into the future in the most vivid details, if at all, we look for signs that confirm for us that the direction we are going is congruent with the path we were created to take. 
 

It is not that we do not necessarily trust the Lord with all of our heart, but we really want to make sure that we are NOT leaning unto our own understanding.  This move is such a leap of faith and after taking such a leap, we want to land in the place where we are supposed to land.  This is one reason why I appreciate our scripture for today because I know that in my own life, I have taken leaps of faith and I knew that I was supposed to take the leap, when I was supposed to take the leap, how I was supposed to take the leap BUT the place where I would land, was not always clear. There are moments when all I knew was that the Spirit was leading me to take a leap of faith and to TRUST that I would land exactly where God wanted me to be.  Friends, God works for the GOOD of those who love Him AND those who love Him have already been called according to His purpose. It is at this point that I want to suggest a different way of understanding this passage of scripture.  It has often been quoted using the King James Version of the Bible -

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.


The way this verse reads and the way we most often apply this verse is to assure us that if we love God, everything that is going on in our lives will at some point turn out for our good, work together for our good, in our favor.

AND I have often stated it exactly this way myself; but today, I want us to re-read this same verse from the New International Version.

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
 

Friends, I have a new appreciation for this verse because I now can see in the phrasing of this second version that it is not just that the things are working together but that GOD is working in all things, on behalf of those who love Him.  Now I know you might say this is a minor nuance but it is one to be noted because of how often we have applied this verse using the King James Version.  Friends, I do believe that all things do work together for our good AND I also believe that God is working good in all things on my behalf.  Do you see this slight difference?  In other words, today, we must rest assured that because God is working in every situation of our lives, including this next move, IT will be good.  We will have a safe landing after we take our leap of faith. 

 
Furthermore, in both verses, we also see that this promise is most relevant to those who LOVE GOD.  For it is when you love God that all things will work together and God will work in all things for your good.

 
The next two verses, verses 29-30, are possibly best understood by reading them first and then re-reading verse 28.  Let me explain.  Before you get caught up in the theology of predestination, which I will not give a thorough explanation of in this blog post, just know that there is at least ONE thing that I believe that the Creator intended for all of creation to do and that is: to be conformed to the image of his Son.  In other words, God foreknew all of us because God created all of us in God’s image and I believe that God predestined all people to live a life of love – loving God, loving ourselves, and loving our neighbor.  This is not only the greatest commandment, but this is also our highest purpose.  We are predestined to love God.  God predetermined and predisposed our hearts to love Him first.  To love God is the number one priority of all of our lives AND God has and will call us, justify us, and glorify us.  However, the key to God working good in all things on our behalf is that we love God first.  So,


(29) For those God foreknew – those that God knew since the moment of conception - God also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son – to love God with all of their heart, soul, mind, and strength... (30) And those – all of humanity – whom he predestined to love God first, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.  (28) AND all of the good – creating us, calling us, justifying us, glorifying us – that God works for our good is further manifested by our loving God first. God’s work is complete in our lives and when we love God first, Godly good is manifested in tangible and intangible ways in our lives here on earth.

 
BlogFam, when it is time for you to move on, God will work in all things for your good.  This is not simply about the time, date, or place of your next move.  This is not only about the people who will be involved or who will be left behind in this next move.  This is not even about the signs and signals or the hints and clues that we all look for in order to confirm our next move.  This is ALL about having faith that simply because you love God, God will work in all things for your good.  Period. God has created YOU, called YOU, justified YOU, and glorified YOU and YOU are the good thing that our God is working good in YOU, around YOU, for YOU, and in spite of YOU.  AND in this next move, God’s goodness to us is working on our behalf in the love that we now show to God first, to ourselves and to our neighbors.


God Loves You and I do too!
Delesslyn
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When You Do NOT Know What to Say... Romans 8:26-27

Posted on June 13, 2012 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (0)

When I do NOT know what to Say…
Romans 8:26-27
In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.

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Greetings!
BlogFam, when it is time to move on, you will have moments when you will find yourself speechless and the Great Intercessor will whisper words of life and love into your spirit and on your behalf at the throne of God.  This is one of the countless benefits of being a child of God, a son or a daughter of Zion, one who is led by the spirit, and waiting on the redemption of their body.  There are so many things we want to receive from God.  We want this and we want that.  We think we need this or think we need that.  But when is the last time you asked the Spirit to pray in you or through you?  When is the last time you asked the Holy Spirit to go to heaven on your behalf?  When is the last time you said THANK YOU LORD for understanding our weakness and knowing that there would be moments that would leave us speechless – moments when we do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit intercedes for us?

 
The Spirit helps us in our weakness. And it does not matter what our weakness is.  This truth does not exclude any form of spiritual, physical, emotional, financial, or intellectual weakness.  There are no limits to the weaknesses that we might experience and there are no limits to the help that the Spirit will give us in those moments.  For even as you prepare to move on, you may have moments of weakness.  Moments when you doubt, question, proceed with caution in the direction that the Lord has already confirmed for you to go.  And in those moments, we have already received as much advice as anyone can receive from others.  We have already prayed the prayers we thought would open heaven to pour out a blessed assurance that everything is going to be alright.  We have already testified about it, named it and claimed it, and written our name on it.  And yet, NOW, we do not know what to say.  We are speechless.  We are unsure of our godly confidence and we need the Spirit, more than we will ever really know, to help us in our weakness.
 

Then there is a rumbling in our souls, an awakening of a part of ourselves that has remained still until now.  And the key to this movement now, is our weakness.  When we have said and done ALL that we could say or do.  We must remember, as Paul testifies in 1 Corinthians12:9-11:

Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.


My friends, God’s grace is sufficient for YOU and God’s power is made perfect in your weakness!  Thus, when we surrender our weakness to God, the Holy Spirit that lives inside of us will then speak for us, interceding for us in wordless groans. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God. In other words, in the midst of our weakness, we can experience some of our greatest miracles. 


I do not know about you, but, BlogFam, I am excited to know that the Spirit is so intimately acquainted with me that the Spirit can pray for me when I do not know what to pray for myself.  I am elated that when it feels like I am all prayed out and am at the point of being tired of waiting, the Spirit inside of me groans with such conviction begging heaven to save me from myself.  I am ecstatic that my weakness does not rule out my ability to cast my cares upon Him, because since he already cares for them all, God allows the part of God’s self that lives within me to speak for me.

 
And when the Spirit speaks, it IS the will of God.  It is the WILL of God that the Spirit speaks. This is a phenomenal gift to all of those who are led by the Spirit.  For as we prepare to walk into the next chapter of our lives, moving from one degree of grace to another, we all need to be reminded that we are covered even in our weakness.  In our weakness, there is a power that rests inside of us that will proclaim good news, healing, deliverance, prosperity, peace, and power on our behalf.  Those around us may speak about us and against us to insult us or intimidate us because we are having a moment of weakness.  BUT my friends, THIS TOO, SHALL PASS.  And when those around us may take advantage of our weakness, speaking words that will only benefit them; there is a life force inside of us interceding on our behalf using words that they do not understand, in sounds that confound the enemy to rescue the INNER-ME.  And what the spirit speaks is life and peace, love and joy and everything we need that will be in line with the will of the Almighty.
 
And so, BlogFam, when it is time to move on, you will have moments when you will find yourself speechless and the Great Intercessor will whisper words of life and love into your spirit and on your behalf at the throne of God.  So, let us trust the Spirit to pray in and through us now when we are strong but most especially when we become weak somehow knowing that when we are weak, we are strong. For God’s grace is sufficient for YOU and God’s power is made perfect in your weakness!  This IS the will of God concerning YOU.  This is a wonderful miracle!



God Loves You and I do too!
Delesslyn
Twitter - @AudraSunshine; @SpiritedConcept

















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The World is GROANING because of YOU, God!

Posted on June 12, 2012 at 10:21 AM Comments comments (0)

The World is GROANING because of YOU, God!

Romans 8:22-25
We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption to sonship, the redemption of our bodies. For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have? But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.

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Greetings!
BlogFam, When it is time to move on, we must rely on the enduring hope that an even greater move is to come and the move in this present day is preparing us for that greater move that we will see one day.  In other words, as one of my best friends would say to an excited preacher rushing to a close, HOLD YOUR HOPE!  The best, YOUR best, God’s best is yet to come.


Thus far, we have discussed the consequences of waiting to move and the frustration that comes as a result of the wait; and on today, the scripture has led us to the place of recognizing our intense desire for something more, something greater, something beyond ourselves, something that has not yet come to fruition.  This desire is so intense, so desperately yearned for, that We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption to sonship, the redemption of our bodies.

To groan is to utter a deep, mournful sound expressive of pain or grief.

To groan is to make a deep, inarticulate sound expressive of derision, disapproval, desire, etc.

To groan is to be overburdened or overloaded.

To groan is to suffer greatly or lamentably.
 
We know that the whole creation has been GROANING as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, GROAN inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption to sonship, the redemption of our bodies.


This is a serious moment because creation is waiting for us and we, who are led by the Spirit of God, are waiting on God. EVERYBODY is waiting and we have moved beyond our initial awareness that a move is necessary.  We have moved beyond the state where we are frustrated that a move has not yet taken place.  We have moved into a deep, mournful state.  We are all groaning because we are ALL suffering greatly.  AND creation groans because they are desperate to be quickened by the Spirit of the Living God, desperately searching for a move that will transform their lives and bring them into a loving relationship with the Living God.  Yet, because of creation’s rejection of the invitation to be saved from sin, creation stresses and strains as a woman in labor whose contractions signify that it is time for something to move but whose pushing is to no avail.  AND at the same time, those who are in a loving relationship with the Holy One, who believe in the promise of eternal life and a heaven with no more crying, are overburdened by the reality that that day has not yet come.  Our hearts have been redeemed but our bodies are still here.  AND EVERYBODY is groaning because we are all longing for a move that will radically transform life as we know it in this present day.
 

My sistas and brothas, HOLD YOUR HOPE! For in this hope, the HOPE that our bodies will be redeemed, we were saved.  In this hope, as we hear the groanings of those who need salvation and as we face the realities of our own life’s circumstances, we are sustained.  In this hope, which is beyond the satisfaction that anything on this earth could give, we are settled.  But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have? Creation hopes for a move of salvation and we, who are saved, hope for the redemption of our bodies.  Our hopes have not yet been met by the move of God, the Spirit’s knock on the door of that sinner’s heart or the eternal rest from one’s earthly labor.  We groan and we hope for what we do not have.  But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.
 

Friends, When it is time to move on, we must rely on the enduring hope that an even greater move is to come and the move in this present day is preparing us for that greater move that we will see one day.  And until that day, we wait patiently for it.  We may be frustrated.  We may groan.  We may disapprove.  We may feel overburdened or overloaded.  But until God moves in our hearts and in our lives or in the lives of those around us, we must WAIT patiently on God. We must wait on God to move.  And there is NO move like when God moves in us, around us, through us, in spite of us. 


We must wait on God to move and our hope lies in the truth that God WILL move.  I do not know how or when but God will move.  THIS is our hope.  Our hope is that GOD WILL MOVE!  God will move in the hearts of sinners to compel them to be in a loving relationship with Him and one day, God will move those who are led by the Spirit into the land of eternal rest.  God will redeem our bodies and the waiting, the frustration, the groaning of this present day, will rush to an end.  But until that day, HOLD YOUR HOPE, BlogFam, and wait patiently for it.  The best, YOUR best, God’s best is yet to come…
 

God Loves You and I do too!
Delesslyn
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The World is FRUSTRATED because of You! - Romans 8:20-21

Posted on June 11, 2012 at 8:42 AM Comments comments (0)
The World is FRUSTRATED because of YOU!
Romans 8:20-21
For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God.
 
Philippians 4:8-9
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.

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Greetings!
BlogFam, when it is time to move, you will encounter frustration by those from whom you are separating, but most especially by those to whom you will be going.  Please allow me to explain.  The reality is this. When it is time for you to move, those to whom you are currently connected will experience the frustration of having to adjust their lives void of your presence. You will no longer be available to them in the same ways you were before this time of transition.  This does not mean that you must halt your transition to accommodate the frustrations of those whose season has come to an end in your life.  This does not mean that you are still responsible for attending to their comfort and security while you are now trying to move into the new possibilities of your Eighth Day.  This does not mean that you must feel compelled to bring your past and your future together in this moment of transition.  Friends, when it is time to move on, the people of your past, in particular those who are inconsequential to your future, can no longer be given permission to dictate the details of this new season.  And believe me, they will be so frustrated – dissatisfied and disappointed – because you have changed and now they must change too. 


Furthermore, those who have been waiting, whether you know it or not, are frustrated because they have been waiting on YOU to say YES, by faith. Do you not realize that YOU are the answer to somebody’s prayers and when you delay the moves of God in your life because you are scared or because your current relationships do not agree with your move or because your lack of faith in God’s ability to do God’s work through you, that you, are frustrating the hope of those whose change has been a long time coming? BlogFam, I know that you might feel the tug of war within, but when it is time to move on, I pray that you would choose to allow the frustrated people or situations of your past that are not connected to your future destiny to be met by someone else.  I pray that you would move in the direction of the Spirit of God so that you are set in a position to alleviate the frustrations of those to whom you have been called.
 
For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God.

 
In other words, my sistas and brothas, just as you feel the deep frustrations – dissatisfaction and disappointment -  of hopes halted, dreams deferred, purpose postponed, so do those who have been waiting on you.  YOU were created to show others in your next move the freedom and the glory of the children of God.  AND until you make your transition, they will be subjected to frustration.  Until you make your transition, there will be men and women, boys and girls who will live in bondage to their own decay until you come as a willing vessel and an answer to their prayers. 

 
This is the testimony of our Lord. God sent Jesus as the answer to creation for the purpose of liberating all of creation from its bondage to the decay of sin and because of Jesus move from heaven to earth, we all have been brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God.  At the appointed time, Jesus moved and at our appointed time, so must we.
 

Friends, the world – or at least the corner of the world to which you are called – is FRUSTRATED because you have not arrived.  So, what are you waiting on?  I recognize that you may not be aware of everything that is connected to this one move.  I know that you are still trying to figure out how you will fit in this new space, even though deep down you already know that you will fit.  And I acknowledge that your own personal frustrations may seem overwhelming because you feel like you may not have a clear explanation for why you must make this move at this time.  But all I have to say is this – Give your frustrations to God! 

Have a little talk with Jesus. 
Tell him all about your troubles.
He will hear your faintest cry. 
He will answer by and by….
Have a little talk with Jesus, He’ll make it right.
 

Lastly, if you are not sure exactly how you will handle the frustrations of those you will encounter as a result of your next move, well, keep it simple.   AND –

…Brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me [those who are led by the Spirit of God], or seen in me [those who are led by the Spirit of God]—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you…..
in the midst of and beyond all frustrations.


God Loves You and I do too!
Delesslyn
Twitter - @AudraSunshine; @SpiritedConcept




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The World is WAITING on YOU! - Romans 8:19

Posted on June 10, 2012 at 9:41 AM Comments comments (0)

The World is WAITING on YOU!
Romans 8:19

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Greetings!

BlogFam, We are already in the midst of a series entitled: ON THE EIGHTH DAY: Spiritual Keys to Moving ON.  I pray that this series has been a blessing to you.  We have been focused on Romans 8 and on today, I just wanted to say that the next few verses, actually Romans 8:19-25, are connected in such a way that I sense that over the next few days we will do a series within the overarching series.  So, pray with me and all of our BlogFam as we journey through this passage of scripture and glean all that we can get from it in this season. And so we begin…again…

The World is WAITING on YOU!
[Romans 8:19]
For the creation WAITS in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed.


Friends, when it is time for you to move on, the world will be watching to see and waiting to hear your witness as one who moves on as a child of God.  In other words, there should be something different about your move, about this move when compared to the other moves in your past and the moves of those who do not have a relationship with the Almighty, those who are not being led by the Spirit of God.  This move should be different.  It MUST be different.   This move must bear witness that you are a child of God, led by the Spirit of God to obey the word of God, know the will of God, and do the work of God. 


This is a different move because it comes as a result of prayerful discernment for even if it seems to be an all of a sudden decision, you know that for some time now, our God has been preparing you for this moment. 


This is a different move because in so many ways it does not make sense on paper logically, with your bank account financially, to your family and friends socially.  Nor does it make sense when you look back at the other moves you have made in your life.  BUT the overwhelming sense of peace that surpasses all understanding compels you to keep moving forward. 


This is a different move because in this season, you KNOW that this move is connected to your divine destiny, your principle purpose, your awe-inspiring aspirations, and this move WILL bring glory to God.
 

This is where we are, BlogFam!  As children of God, we do not move simply because it feels good.  We do not move because things are rough and tough.  We do not move because it is the most popular, prestigious, friendly, or familiar thing to do.  NO!  As children of God, in everything, we MOVE because in everything we are to be witnesses that we are, indeed, children of God.  AND the world is WAITING for the children of God to bear witness of the Light of Christ in every MOVE, no matter how great or small.

For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed.
 

And you actually had the audacity to think, even if for a quick moment, that this MOVE was all about you!?!?!  Really?  No Sir and No Ma’am!  You are a vessel who has chosen to surrender yourself to the will of the Most High and in obedience, you are moving, you are taking the next step, going in a different direction, or returning to that familiar space.  YOU are surrendering your mind, body and spirit to the ONE who knows where your total self can be used as a witness on behalf of the Kingdom of God. 
 

And do NOT get it twisted.  You MUST remember the REAL reason why this shift is happening and will be sustained in your life.  It is NOT simply because you deserve some kind of promotion in the Body of Christ; but because there are men and women, boys and girls who are waiting to hear about the goodness of the Lord!  There are people who are waiting to hear about the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  There are people who are waiting to hear and to see -
“The Spirit of the Lord is on me/YOU,
    because he has anointed me/YOU
    to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me/YOU to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
    and recovery of sight for the blind,
to set the oppressed free,
    to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.
[Luke 4:18-19]

 
AND YES, the Lord God will use your gifts and graces, your talents and your experiences in this next move BUT not because you are so great BUT because there is so much more that NEEDS to accomplish through you for the sake of the Kingdom of God and THIS is what people are waiting on.  Please let me help you understand – and burst your bubble if I need to – This move is NOT all about YOU!   BlogFam, when it is time for you to move, the world will be watching to see and waiting to hear your witness as one who moves on as a child of God.
 
For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed.
 

BlogFam, this is NOT the time for you to be ashamed of the assurance of your faith or cowardly in your conviction about Christ or shy about your salvation story!  NOW is the time for you to witness, worship, and work as the child of God that you are and to speak and show, in every move that you make, that you are, indeed, a child of God –

For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed.

BlogFam, The world is WAITING on YOU!


God Loves You and I do too!
Delesslyn
Twitter - @AudraSunshine; @SpiritedConcept




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PIT STOPS – The One Question You MUST ask Yourself! - Romans 8:18

Posted on June 9, 2012 at 11:42 AM Comments comments (0)

PIT STOPS – The One Question You MUST ask Yourself!
Romans 8:18
I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing
with the glory that will be revealed in us.

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Greetings!

BlogFam, when it is time to move on, there will be brief moments along your journey forward when you will ask yourself is IT worth it?  This is such a common question.  You are not alone in asking this question.  And it is a very important question for YOU to have the answer to.  Anytime that any one of us makes a decision to do something different or out of the ordinary or unlike anything we have ever done before, we will have moments when we interrogate ourselves.  We question ourselves because we want to be sure that this move is the next right step for us and we also question ourselves because we might know that perhaps we moved too quickly.  Either way, we need affirmation within to do what we need to do in order to keep moving forward or to run back to where we first began.

 
Most of the time, these kinds of questions arise AFTER we have taken at least one step in the direction of what we believe is our next destination.  Perhaps, we have hit a bump in the road, ran into a stop sign, faced with an unforeseen choice between two paths, or maybe we are just lonely, scared, and nervous.  Perhaps we might even think that it all just seems too good to be true!  Whatever we face or however we may be feeling, it is time for a quick pit stop AND I do mean a quick pit stop so that you can get the affirmation and the confirmation you need to keep on moving on! 
 

Friends, do not linger in this place or in this mental space for too long.  If you linger for longer than necessary to get the answer you need, you will get stuck betwixt and between your former and your latter glory.  This is NOT a good place to be.  It might feel safe and secure at first because having only taken one step, much of what you see and hear is very familiar.  But not long after you begin to recognize how what is so familiar spawned your desire to move on in the first place, you will have a quick minute to decide – will you stay?  OR will you leave?
 

BlogFam, I have been in this place on more than one occasion in my life.  I have had many quick pit stops.  I have had stops that lasted just enough time for me to regroup and keep moving on and I have also had stops that lasted far too long which caused a delay in the progress toward the next step – and I might even venture to admit that I probably missed out on some things because of my delay.  People will move on without you.  Opportunities will pass over you.  Time will not wait on you. This is YOUR pit stop.  NOTHING and NOBODY is required to stop because of you.  So, you need to make a decision – will you stay? OR will you leave? And move on.  For either way, you will move on.  You will move on – forward, backward, sideward, upward, downward, around the wayward – you will move on.
 

But on today, BE ENCOURAGED, BlogFam, because the wisdom of our text applies to this quick moment of decision:

I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with
the glory that WILL be revealed in us.
 

In your current or at your next pit stop, keep this verse in mind and while you are asking yourself a bunch of questions, ask yourself this ONE question:

Do I consider that my present sufferings are not worth comparing with the GLORY that WILL be revealed in me?
 
The answer is YES or NO. 
 

My sistas and brothas, do not let your pit stop be in vain.  Learn what you need to learn.  Gain what you need to gain.  Drop off who or what you need to drop off.  And by all means, make the decision to MOVE ON toward the glory of God that will be revealed in you!   Do not allow yourself to get stuck in a place that was only supposed to last for only so long.  Do not allow others to hold you back because they feel more comfortable with you hanging around at the expense of your peace of mind and unspeakable joy.  Do not be afraid to break free from what has held you back or to forego what is familiar in order to walk confidently into your purpose!  
 
BlogFam, when it is time to move on, there will be brief moments along your journey forward when you will ask yourself is IT worth it? Do I consider that my present sufferings are not worth comparing with the GLORY that WILL be revealed in me?  The answer is YES or NO.  And I pray that you would say YES because I cannot wait to see you in your future glory!



God Loves You and I do too!
Delesslyn
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OBLIGATION and IDENTIFICATION in times of TRANSITION - Romans 8:12-17

Posted on June 8, 2012 at 1:44 PM Comments comments (0)
OBLIGATION and IDENTIFICATION in times of Transition…
Who are you and what you need to do when it is time to move on

Romans 8:12-17
Therefore, brothers and sisters, we have an obligation—but it is not to the flesh, to live according to it. For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live.
For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs —heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.
 

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Greetings!
BlogFam, when it is time to move on, we must be convincingly clear with ourselves and with others about our primary obligation and identification at this time of transition.  The truth is that when it is time for you to move on, some people will challenge your decision with their doubt, their questions, their insults, their bullying, their selfish wisdom, and their ungodly criticism.  Therefore, you must be equipped to stand strong even if the only assurance you have is a word from the Lord! 

 
Friends, I am encouraged by our scripture passage for today because when it is time to take that step forward, walking into the glory of your Eighth Day, you will need the blessed assurance of the words for today to keep you focused and void of faking and faltering conviction about the move you believe the Lord is directing in your life.  When it is time for you to separate from whomever and whatever in order to fulfill the perfect will of God for YOUR life, you must be able to know that you know that you know – even if you know that you know what you know way deep down inside -  that this is exactly what you are supposed to do.  AND this passage of scripture reminds us that in every move, transition, change, acquisition, shift, and separation, we have ONE obligation and ONE true identification.

 
Therefore, brothers and sisters, we have an obligation—but it is not to the flesh, to live according to it. For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live.


BlogFam, our ONE obligation is to be led by the Spirit of God….not what is convenient or popular or traditional or innovative.  Our ONE obligation in any move is to be led by the Spirit of God or we will die – possibly emotionally, relationally, financially, socially, but definitely spiritually.

For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.

Furthermore, our obligation is an indication of our identification as sons and daughters of the Most High.  This is a, if not the most critical tool for your moving on successfully.  You MUST know, understand, appreciate, and give high regard to your identification as a child of God.


The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.
YOU are a child of God! 
Please say this with me…
I AM A CHILD OF GOD!
I AM A CHILD OF GOD!
I AM A CHILD OF GOD!


This truth must be so apart of you that nobody can steal, kill, or destroy this part of you, including you.  In times of transition, it is so important to KNOW who you are and to know WHOSE you are.  If you do not hold on to this truth, you will falter in your conviction to proceed with the separation necessary for you to be fully compliant with how and where your heavenly Mother and Father is leading you.  You cannot guess about this.  You cannot be scared of this.  You cannot be ashamed of this.  YOU ARE A CHILD OF GOD and because this is your primary mode of identification, your highest obligation above everyone and everything is to be led by the Spirit of God.
 

Friends, when it is time to move on, we must be convincingly clear with ourselves and with others about our primary obligation and identification at this time of separation/transition. 
You are a child of God and you must be led by the Spirit of God.  And being led by the Spirit of God is LIFE and PEACE. 


I know that this can be a hard stance.  So many people – including other children of God – do not understand, will not understand, do not want to understand what it means to be led by the Spirit of God without pre-determined boundaries within their own minds about how far they are willing to go when it is time to move. BlogFam, I do not want you to fall into the trap of coming short of the glory of God because you have placed limits on what you expect and what you allow our God to do in and through you. Friends, I pray that you will be so focused on your primary obligation as a child of God that whomever or whatever comes as a diversion to your destiny is readily identified and quickly pulverized with the whole armor of God.  You are full of life and peace IN THE NAME OF JESUS and in this time of separation/transition from anyone or anything that has not been ordained to enter into this next season will receive the appropriate benediction and last rites, if needed.
 

And before you get too excited, let us remain balanced and grounded in the scripture.  Paul continues to say…

 Now if we are children, then we are heirs —heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.
 

In other words, YES, I believe that the good will outweigh the bad but do not be naïve to assume that your identification and obligation will prevent all suffering.  We are children of God and we are co-heirs of the glory of God but we will also share in the sufferings of Christ.  But the KEY to this reality is that we already know that in the midst of, and at the end of Christ suffering was VICTORY and so shall it be for you and for me.
 

Thus, my sistas and brothas, I am praying for you on today.  I pray that you would KNOW who you are and whose you are.  I pray that you would walk in the godly confidence that you are indeed a CHILD OF GOD and that you would make it your highest priority to be led by the Spirit of God!  I pray that on the days and nights of frustration, heartache and pain, you would remember that you are sharing with Christ.  I pray that on the days and nights of celebration, life and peace, you would remember you are also sharing with Christ.  I pray that you would stand strong in your conviction to follow God beyond the boundaries you have set for yourself or that others have set for you. And I pray that when it is time to move on, you ARE convincingly clear with yourself and with others about your primary obligation and identification at this time of transition. 

IN JESUS NAME…
 

God Loves You and I do too!
Delesslyn
Twitter - @AudraSunshine; @SpiritedConcept




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