Bear Fruit While You Wait!



As we wait on GOD to make things right in our lives, answer our prayers and give us the desire of our hearts -- we should ponder the things we think are important during this time.

Even while waiting on a move of God, a Healing, Restoration, or anything else, we are still able and required to bear positive fruit in our lives just as in any other season.

We might be struggling with something that hinders us from growth, or we may need to uproot some of the negative habits, thoughts, and people as we continue to grow.

God will make all things beautiful in His time ...(Ecclesiastes 3:11)

The best thing we can do in this situation is to tell GOD about it. He already knows, so why not verbalize what is already in our hearts?GOD honors our honesty and when we confess our sins and shortcomings.

  • Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge (Psalms 62:8) 
  • If we confess our sins then He is faithful and just to forgive us and cleanse us of all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9). 
Confess to The Lord that secret thing no one knows but consistently causes us to stumble. We can always be assured of His forgiveness when we ask Him, but we must be sure to forgive ourselves and not believe the lies of Satan.

We cannot allow any season in our lives to be like the fig tree that bore no fruit. Every circumstance and situation was already known to be in our lives by GOD, The Creator of all things - Jesus Christ. That is not to say HE orchestrated it or was the cause, our decisions and free will lead us down the paths we walk.

But bear fruit anyway. Don't allow the enemy to steal anything from you, even when he seems to have won the battle!
GOD bless everyone on this Thanksgiving - if you're reading this, you have something to be thankful for!
Sin places a limit on our annointing. We must hate wickedness & love righteousness in our actions to abound in our annointing.
Our annointing is for mission. If we're not doing anything, were not annointed. Righteousness is a must for annointing! ~Creflo Dollar
For every tree is known by his own fruit. #SelfExplanatory
For a good tree brings not forth corrupt fruit; neither does a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Luke 6:43
Luke 5:39 No man also having drunk old wine straightway desires new; he says the old is better. -- Thank you GOD for making me new..
But the more they afflicted them, the more they grew. Exodus 1:12 ~ GOD wants us to grow inspite of trial; helps us handle the blessings to come!
To obtain spiritual growth we must experience carnal death. Death to those things which sow to the flesh. #Truth
Make a commitment to feeding your spirit by reading a Psalm a day. It offers encouragement & wisdom. Psalm 68-70 is a great place to begin!
By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, honor, and life. Proverbs 22:4
Man's steps are of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way? Proverbs 20:24
Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty; open thin eyes, and thou shalt be satisfied with bread. Proverbs 20:13
How much or how often should you forgive when you profess the name of Christ? Seventy times Seven (70 x 7) ~ a day. Forgive so you may be forgiven.
Judge not, and ye shall not be judged. Condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned. Forgive and ye shall be forgiven. Luke 6:37
A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. Proverbs 15:1
Hatred stirs up strife, but Love covers all sins. Proverbs 10:12
Blessed is the name of the LORD on high, always. Praise to your promise with full confidence that GOD watches over HIS word to perform it. #PraiseHim
What a comfort it is to have HIM knowing even but a small amount of what is to come. If you don't know HIM ~ get to know HIM.
aved as a child or delivered from a life of sin, your salvation is a precious thing. Never remain silent about your witness.
Let the redeemed of the Lord say so! #Jesus never intended for us to hide our light under a bushel. We are saved & that in itself is a miracle. Whether s

Wisdom and Sense that's NOT so common..

King Solomon was the main contributor towards the books of Proverbs. Accurately known as the wisest man to ever live, GOD tells HIM in 1 Kings 3 "...Because thou has asked this thing, and hast not asked for thyself long life; nor riches or the lives of your enemies; but has asked for understanding and to discern judgment; Behold I have done according to thy words: I have given thee a wise and understanding heart. So that there was none like you before and neither shall any arise after thee."


But it gets better! Because of Solomon's prayer that requested wisdom only,  GOD also blessed him with riches and honor. King Solomon was further instructed that if He obeyed GOD's laws and commands, HE would "lengthen his days."

**Is this not just like Ephesians 3:20 where Paul references GOD's prayer answering tendencies as: "...unto Him that is able to do exceedingly abundantly above that we ask or think..."?**

These are Words of Wisdom from Proverbs Chapter 19:

8. He that gets wisdom loves his own soul: he that keeps understanding shall find good.

9. A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaks lies shall perish.

11. The discretion of a man defers his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.

15. Slothfulness (Laziness) casts into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.

17. He that has pity upon the poor lends unto the Lord; and that which he has given will he pay him again.


These are some powerful instructions here! We know that false witnesses are liars - those that refuse to tell the truth. The WORD says they will not go unpunished and a person who speaks lies will perish. GOD is merciful but HIS laws are commands are real. What HE says is final. Lazy people who waste time and are not productive in their lives any way will be casts into a deep sleep or what I refer to as spiritual darkness. And all those who consider the poor and give of their time and resources - GOD sees. Not only can HE see, HE says that you've paid HIM and HE will pay you again.

My favorite proverb in chapter 19 is verse 28: "...reprove one that has understanding and he will understand knowledge." A wise person can accept criticism and apply it to their lives as an improvement; it is knowledge NOT a put-down. If you aspire to be wise, seek the LORD with your whole heart and read the book of Proverbs.

Chrissy

Scheduled Posts

My blogging will be scheduled for Wednesdays. Expect to see updates here Wednesdays or Sundays as the Spirit leads. God is never silent; we need to be still so we can hear.

Chrissy

Jesus the Foundation

The following verses are so important to our walk with Christ. Meditate on these verses & read them for yourselves.

1 Corinthians 3:11-15

11: For other foundations can no man lay than that is laid, which is of Jesus Christ.
12. Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;
13. Every man's work shall be made manifest; for the day shall declare it because it will be revealed by fire. And the fire shall try every man's work..
14. If any man's work endures, he shall receive a reward.
15. If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as through fire.

Pray on these scriptures and ask God to reveal its application to your life.

God Bless,
Chrissy

GOOD MORNING :)

The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases, HIS mercies never come to an end. They are new every morning, new every morning. Great is thy faithfulness -- Oh LORD...Great is thy faithfulness.

Such a beautiful and true song on this AM. Find some reason to give HIM praise and do it often. Let HIS praises continually stay in your mouth.

Chrissy

True Freedom

Are you free? How do you know if you are? If you're not, how can you be?

John 8:36
36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

As a believer of Christ, our freedom depends on different things than those who are not believers. What does this mean? It simply means that because we "walk by faith and not by sight (2 COR 5:7)," we don't have the same definition of freedom as some others would. Freedom as a believer involves the freedom from bondage, strongholds, sickness, diseases, and sin!

Paul gives an excellent explanation about the struggle between man and sin and bondage in the book of Romans and throughout his letters to the churches. But most importantly, he explains our freedom in Christ. Our ability, unlike before, to overcome and flee sin. But if we don't feed our spirits with the WORD and all we do is concentrate on the sin -- whatever it may be -- we can never be free.

ROMANS 6:11-13

11. Likewise, reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
12. Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.
13. Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God.

***I always use the KJV as it is the most close translation to the Hebrew text and often other translations don't convey the entire message.***

Clearly, we can see that Paul tells us first to regard ourselves as dead to sin. After we have realized through Christ we are not alive to sin, then we make a choice to either allow sin to "reign" in our lives/bodies or not. We all will sin at some point but when we succumb to it and allow it to overtake us, we are not free.

If you are not free, Romans 10:9-10 is an EXCELLENT place to start.

Blessings,
Chrissy

Testing 1..

Trials and tribulations are what I call "rites of passages" on this Earth. As a follower of Christ, you will automatically have to withstand trials and things that are unpleasant -- for the purpose of trying your faith. Our reactions during trials are what set us apart. Many people come to Christ but as soon as the trials come, they leave His side. This is no mystery -- not all are worthy of the inheritance set aside for Christ's children. Plain and simple. 

In the book of 1st Samuel we see that David endured trial after trial -- almost continuously. King David was an adulterer, a murderer, and he did not always act like a great representative of the Most High. Yet, God calls Him a "friend of God." When Saul disobeyed God's commands, the anointing placed on him when he was crowned king left. Our disobedience can & does separate us from the anointing that God has for our lives. As a follower of Christ, you have a ministry and a gift that you can only fulfill through Christ. But continuing to dabble in the things of the flesh can cause you to lose your anointing.

Another issue of importance is that God allowed all the things to come on David to test him and see if he could handle the throne. Could he obey God? Would he be different than Saul? Saul had a habit of half-obeying God's commands which is equivalent to disobeying God. But during David's affliction, he only praised and thanked God -- not understanding or knowing the purposes behind everything. The books of Samuel have to read in conjunction with Psalm because Psalm shows the agony David endured and the times He cried out to God. The common theme is that GOD ALWAYS DELIVERS. God is not going to test you without the deliverance already in place! The test is to keep the faith and endure. Paul says to "Count is as JOY" when we are tried. Because we know that this trying is necessary to show ourselves if we really believe what God has to say and are we willing to make a commitment to Him for now, for a while, or forever?

David was no perfect man BUT God was with him and knew his heart. God also punished him for his errors but David never esteemed himself better than God. The difference between Saul and David was their hearts -- not necessarily how they acted. David feared God -- even when he sinned and most importantly, David acknowledged and repented of sin. Saul did not. 

In your tests in life, as a believer, it is paramount to stay in the Word so you will not lose faith. God will try you like gold in the fire! It's not fun, it's not always quick either. But should you pass -- you gain far more than you ever think you lost. The WORD says that He is the Deliverer of those who put their trust in Him; a Counselor; a Fortress; a Strong Tower.

David's kingdom was established with God forever...even Jesus Christ was a descendant of the line of David.

Will be back soon!!

Moving, organizing, finals (not Lakers, haha), and life altering changes have taken some of my time but I promise to be back soon with the WORD. For only the WORD has gotten me through these tough times and only the WORD can sustain me for what is ahead. God bless and be with you!

Chris

Alive in Christ

On this Memorial Day I am reminded of the countless men and women who serve, have served, and will serve. Inevitably we will lose some of our heroes to conflicts. That is a part of life and one we cannot escape. May God bless all the troops, their families, children, and countless loved ones and friends who miss them while they serve.

I want to discuss being alive and dead. What does it mean to be dead to the flesh and alive in Christ. And most importantly, is it even possible? After all, our spirits are encased in flesh and we won't shed this flesh until we die. That is a fact. Of course, we must start in the Word as that is where life began.

The entire book of Romans is an excellent place to start when you are looking for victory over your flesh. We all have issues that must be overcome, some more obvious than others, nonetheless they exist in us all. Romans 6:6-23 give us SPECIFIC instruction on the Christian Life.

The entire chapter 6 gives us a synopsis as to what it is like to be dead to the flesh. This means it has no power of you any longer. Before Christ we may have been subject to sin feeling powerless against its stronghold. Sin is not always what you think it is either and "forms of godliness" will allow you to overlook sin and continue in it. But Paul tells us that when we accept Christ, we died with Him on the cross - crucifying our flesh. This is important because when Adam fell, the only way to reconcile man to God was through the law, then through Jesus. But we still have to die! "For the wages of sin is death" (Romans 6:23).

When Jesus died on the cross, it was a symbolic of us crucifying the flesh so we can live SPIRITUALLY. Did it feel good for Jesus to die on the cross? Or be criticized because of His claim of being a Messiah? The same applies to us. No, it is not easy to lead a Christian Life - not going to church, not reading a verse on certain days, not being a "nice" or "good" person, none of these outward acts fool the Lord because He knows our hearts.

Meditate on this if it applies to you because it is something every Christian must deal with throughout their journey. People will make you mad, hurt your feelings, falsely accuse you, envy you, and wish evil on you - that will NOT change. They did it to Christ, and they will do it to you. But what MUST change when you make a decision to follow Christ is your response and walk. People are looking for Christ in you. They want to see if you really believe what you say you believe. When the lady at the nail shop rolls her eyes at you, you may be inclined to "put her in her place," but how is Christ shining through that? Would Christ respond to meanness with meanness? See, sin is not always *obvious* and we cannot always see when we're veering down the wrong path. "For wide is the way to destruction, but narrow is the road to righteousness."

It is not your job to be Jesus, but it is your job as a follower of Christ to FOLLOW Him - for real. Do what He would do, react how He would react, and pray as much as He did. For prayer and the Word are the only things that will keep your flesh under and your spirit alive. Do not be discouraged either because a righteous man fall seven times...and gets back up!

My prayer is that all those who truly seek the Lord will be encouraged and edified. That is the the purpose of this blog.

God Bless you all,
Chrissy

Check yourself!

I want to write a little about our intentions / desires / and goals.

Have you ever had a dream or desire that was so awesome, you just knew it came from the Lord? After all His Word does say that He would give His children the desires of their hearts. So why is it not happening? What are you doing wrong? What can you do to make it better?

Matthew 6:33 says:
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.


The previous verse (Matthew 6:32) says that God already knows your needs before you ask Him. And the following verse says we are to take no thought about tomorrow, it has its own issues.

Psalm 37:4 says:
Delight thyself also in the Lord; and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart.


So what do we know so far:
  • God knows the desires of our hearts
  • God knows our needs before we ask
So what keeps us from attaining our desires or goals? Our focus, our hearts, our goals - for what purpose do they serve in the lives of others, the kingdom of God, and even ourselves? God loves us so much that He gave us the answers to all the test questions before the test even began. His Word is where you should begin when embarking on anything if you consider yourself a Christian.

See, going to church, singing in the choir, being nice and smiling all the time is NOT what makes your salvation sure or your resting place in Heaven. In fact, studying the Word tells us that wide is the way to destruction and narrow the way to righteousness. Which road are you on? The road full of people OR the road less traveled?

Are you seeking God first? Are you seeking His will for your life? (Not after you have a plan or after you put a deposit down on your office space, BEFORE). He is saying that if you do this, you will have the desires of your heart and your needs met. This is a topic that I will revisit many times as there is much to say. 

As Christian men and women who are commissioned to be the light to a dark world, how can we be just as greedy, materialistic, self-absorbed, and selfish as the world? How can we be more concerned about our wardrobe than needs of others?

Do you want to own your own business? How can you give God the glory in that venture? We must all check our intentions, our hearts, and minds. God knows our hearts and if you are not seeking Him first in all you do, you are only hurting yourself. You may prosper, you may succeed, but at what cost? Disobedience to God's commands is what brought death into the world from day one. Trying to find a shortcut to getting His promises without obeying His commands is futile and may God have mercy on us as we have all been guilty of this!

To GOD be the glory for the things He has done! Don't think we can get God's blessings without following His laws. That is a trick of the enemy! Seek God's kingdom and not His hand...you will be given much more than you could ever ask or think. Check yourselves saints, the time is short.

Go ALL the way, or don't waste your time..

Christianity is not a religion as much as it is a walk.

GOD never instructed us to be religious, rather to obey his statutes and accept His son, our Savior, Jesus Christ. Thank GOD for mercy, grace, and His Holy Ghost to guide us into all truth.

  1. Is it more important what you wear to church than going? 
  2. Is it more important that you attend your denominational assembly or that you hear His Word?
  3. Do you read His Word? Meditate on it day & night?
  4. Do you Praise God? Even when you think you have no reason to?
  5. How important is your relationship with Jesus to you?
These are some hard questions that may have you re-evaluating yourself. That is the point. If you are not going to serve God with your whole heart, whole mind, and whole BODY...don't waste your time. Half obedience is disobedience. You should be aware that God is not in the business of condemning His children, rather correcting them in love for their benefit. Every good thing and every "bad" thing in your life is for your benefit. Take hold to God's promises and know your rights as His child. Rebuke the enemy, plead the blood over yourself and your children, and walk in victory. 

Start in His Word.

God Bless, 
Chrissy

Happy Mother's Day!







It is on holidays like this that Gods love, mercy, and grace overwhelm me! I am the mother to the most amazing son a mother could ask for, and were it not for God's infinite wisdom, I would not know what I was missing out on.

I grew up the eldest of my siblings and always taking on a motherly role as my mother was sick a lot with Lupus. I honestly resolved that I had done enough mothering for a lifetime and would not want children of my own. Thank God He did not listen to me, right?!

After being married almost 2 years and using birth control, I found out at 11 weeks that I was pregnant...not my idea of good news...But God is so awesome because I had the most wonderful pregnancy and birth story :) My The day arrived for my son to enter the world and I have never been the same. God transformed the most self absorbed, arrogant, selfish woman into a mother. I am forever grateful and humbled for His gift.

I won't go into my birth story, honestly people hardly ever believe it. But I had no contractions, no pain, and absolutely no discomfort when I had my son, none. I literally went to the hospital pregnant (40 wks & 1 day), and came out with a 8lb 15.3 oz baby boy. God is awesome. Mother's Day is a constant reminder of how far God has brought me and I am excited to continue on the journey..












God Bless ALL the mothers and those who aspire to be one day, children are blessings from the Lord - always.

<3 Christian

Learning from Mistakes

There is no shame in making a mistake. The shame is when you continue to make the same mistake, having not learned anything from it. Let me start by saying this: just because you have seen no immediate lessons to be learned and / or repercussions to mistakes made does NOT mean you don't need to take notice. God is good and merciful, this is true. But we must also do our part, remembering that "God chastises the ones He loves."

Does God love you? Absolutely. "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ.." We are all loved by God and that is proven each day we wake up and can draw breath in to sustain our lives. But for myself, I have been hard-headed, hard to understand, and hard to teach. I have been wrong, of course, but not THAT wrong, right? Wrong.

Every day is an opportunity to search yourselves. Proverbs tells us many differences between the wise man and the foolish one. One distinct difference is that a wise man changes his ways many times, while a fool never changes. Have you been foolish about something or someone in your life? Perhaps you have never really asked God to show you yourself. Let me warn you that when you ask God to show you yourself, it may not come quickly or all at once. In fact, it may take some while for Him to peel back your layers and expose your wrong attitudes or behaviors. And it may be ugly.

I know that I used to believe that because I had a relationship with Him, a personal one, I couldn't be that off in my behaviors, ways of thinkings, or words. You can be saved, sanctified, and filled with the Holy Ghost and be wrong. You are human, you make mistakes, and the only tragedy is if you never learn anything from your mistakes to apply to your life or share with others.

If you have never asked the Lord to expose the ugly parts of you, I would suggest that you first pray for a desire to read His Word. When you begin to see the things within yourself that need alteration, instead of everything wrong with everyone else, you will need His Word. God is a gentle teacher and the Holy Ghost is gentle but sometimes we see things that are just ugly. His Word will sustain, comfort, and lift you up! I could never stress the importance of reading His Word enough. It is like the food you eat to sustain your living body. After starving so long and not being fed, your spirit becomes weak. 


  • Feed your spirit
  • Ask God to expose yourself to yourself
  • Ask God for the lessons to be learned from your mistakes
  • Read His Word as it will lead you and guide you into ALL truth
  • Don't be discouraged because what Satan means for evil, God can turn around for your good
  • Most importantly, don't be a fool. Everyone makes mistakes...including you.

Learn from your mistakes.

Blessings to you all,
Christian

We must watch our words

I remember when I first prayed for God to grant me a desire to study His word, I was only interested in the New Testament. We are no longer under the law and why should I read about the law? Oh, how wrong I was, and in His mercy, I began to desire to read about the pre-Jesus era. There are many hidden treasures within the Old Testament and what I call "shortcuts and insights" into the ways and actions of God.

If you are reading this and do not have a foundation of believing every word within the Word, what I will write will shock and possibly appall you. But don't fret because "Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God!" The more you hear His words, faith will begin to take root. When this happens, WATCH OUT! Faith is what pleases God..

Genesis 1:1-3 gives us a picture of what the beginning was like. We know that God created heaven and earth and everything within...but it tells us much more :-)

Verse 3: And God said "Let there be light," and there was light. Verse 27: So God created human beings in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.

So far we know that God created us in His image and that He said "Let there be light." What is the connection? Why is this important? Whats the application to our lives as believers?

We are created in God's image people, His very image. God spoke everything into existence. Throughout the Word of God we are given explicit instructions to model ourselves after the Lord. So why do we insist on saying things that defeat and CONTRADICT the Word of God?

Example:
"I've been praying for that job BUT I know I won't get it."
"My kids are bad"
"My life sucks"

See, these may all be accurate descriptions of your current situation. But Hebrews 11:1 states that faith is being sure of what we HOPE for and CERTAIN of what we do not see (NLT). "Now faith is the SUBSTANCE of things hoped for and the EVIDENCE of things unseen." So how much faith do you really have if all you speak is what you see? 2 Corinthians 5:7 states that we WALK (action) by faith, not by sight."

By faith, speak what you HOPE for and not what you see. If we are made in God's very image and we see countless times throughout the Bible how powerful His words are -- we can only conclude how powerful our words are. I could give you many more scripture to back up what I am saying but this would be a novel, not a blog :-)

Be Blessed,
Christian

Welcome~

Hello everyone and thank you for visiting my blog. I really have no time for a blog but I feel compelled to share with the world the Grace, Mercy, and Love that God has to share with everyone who accepts Him and His son, Jesus Christ. This is not your typical Christian blog as I do not debate or argue the Bible (Romans 14:1). I also do not give my opinion, only His Word.

You will also find excerpts of personal experiences to encourage you and demonstrate the power of God. May God bless and keep you until His return.

Christian