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Stand Still

Stand still for a moment to regroup and go in the direction that is best suited for God's mission.

Photograph Taken by: Tony Moore at the Ross Barnett Reservoir (Madison County, MS)

Over the last several months, I haven't posted many new posts to my blog. Sometimes, we have to stand still and seek God's guidance and direction. At times, I find myself wanting to orchestrate events the way I want them to occur, but one of the lessons I've been taught by the Spirit over the last few months is that God's timing is not ours and some times, I have to stand still and let God have His way. 
Yes, His ways are higher than my own ways. It takes a degree of submission and obedience to remain where God wants you to be, even it means distancing yourself from some things and people. I was just thinking that although things don't work out the way we would have liked for them to, God knows best! Having faith means I'm going to do what is required even if I can't see the r…

Steps to Walking this Christian Journey

Now that it has been established that we believe in a higher power, how do we walk this Christian journey? How do we develop this personal relationship with Jesus? There are some practical tools that we can use to help keep us on the journey that we are called to walk according to God's grace.
1) Keep God First - There must be a strong foundation to build a structure with longevity. The taller the building is constructed, the deeper the foundation. Deuteronomy 6:14-15 instructs us to , 13 Fear the Lord your God, serve him only and take your oaths in his name. 14 Do not follow other gods, the gods of the peoples around you; 15 for the Lord your God , who is among you, is a jealous God.... As you draw near to God, He will draw near to you, James 4:8. 2) Choose the Narrow Path - We are directed to seek and enter the narrow gate. According to Matthew 7:13-14, we are to 13 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many ente…

Trusting in Him

As I reflect upon the last few months of studying the Word of God and thinking about certain turn of events, I decided to trust God to help me make the decisions that He wants me to make, the connections He orchestrates, the conversations He wants me to partake in, the missions He wants me to pursue. Sometimes people tend to look at the outer persona and cast opinions, speculations, and even misconceptions based on their own perspective. God told me to stay humble and trust Him to work things out for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose.

Sure, the flesh is wrestling with the spiritual persona everyday, and if I don't carefully watch it, the flesh may get an edge over the spiritual persona. Now, I'm understanding that I must worship Him in spirit and in truth. Truth is what God stood for, taught, and even sacrificed so that you and I are free from darkness and can walk in the light. It's available to us! Will we recognize the truth when it …