“The Bride (Tried by Fire and Bound by God’s Love)”-Alicia R. Shipe
Matthew 14:27-28 – But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid.” 28 And Peter answered Him and said, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.”
Notice that Peter said, “…command me to come…”.
To me, that in itself is a bold move to command Lord Jesus to command. Jesus’ reply was “Come.”
How many times have we read the words in the Bible, tried our hardest to apply what we read, went up after Sunday service for prayer (either for helps, confirmation, or affirmation) only to come back home or get back to our routine and forget everything we just encountered? How many times have we been so taken over and overwhelmed by Holy Spirit to be used for the one vs. the ninety-nine only to be stopped by the flesh (either our own or another’s)? We know what happened to Peter in this scene. He almost drowned because his doubt in withstanding the winds came forth. Jesus reached out His Hand after Peter cried out, “…save me…”. Continue reading
November 21, 2018
RIP Cousin Sharon. See you on the other side when I get there.
Rose of Sharon
This past Thursday, November 15, 2018, my family laid a member to rest. She was a cousin, a mother, a grandmother, an aunt, a sister, a daughter, a friend, a defender/protector, a partner, and much more. She passed October 31st peacefully and quietly in her sleep sometime in the twilight before dawn. You may not know her but she is famous because she is a daughter of the Most High God (as we all are famous in His eyes). Her name is (yes IS) Sharon. I cannot speak about Sharon without also speaking about the rock of our family, Roseanne, my Great Grandmother (Grandma Rosie) who passed this plane of existence many years ago. That is why I titled this writing “Rose of Sharon”. Although this is a semi-tribute to our family, it is so much more than that. It is for the glory and honor of our Father God of Heaven and Earth and to every soul God uses this to reach. Without Him nothing else matters because He is THE Beginning and THE End. Everything is made through Him and NOTHING (no thing) was made without Him. (read John 1:1-4 and Isaiah 45:6-7) Continue reading
Hello readers. Today I wish to introduce you to something different (but not really) for me. This is a catalyst (or propulsion) of a deep transformation that has been taking place. I am hoping and praying I follow through with everything that has been planted by our Creator. If you are a praying individual, please, I deeply desire them to keep me on track. The atmosphere is shifting and Holy Spirit is telling each of us it is time to step it up. We are created to not only be inspired by the things of God and each other (which includes everything and anything but checks and balances with the Holy Trinity must be a part of the equation) but to also be inspiring to ourselves and others. So…