This is a old post but relevant
This week I have been eating tuna a lot it has really help me lose a lot of belly fat and I work overnight so I like to eat really light while at work. So one night I made some tuna to bring with me to work. It was so good and I loved it just enough to make me feel satisfied. Well when I got off work that morning I was extremely tired. I drop my bags in my closet changed clothes and went to sleep. Upon waking up later I decided to get my bags together because I just dropped them in my closet. But I forgot about the bag which I carried my tuna, crackers and my fleece. The next two days went by and I notice a very fishy smell and I was like “oh no! what’s that!!!! ” The smell was so horrible!! I noticed that I forgot the bag with my tuna which was sealed in a container , but only a little juice seeped out from me most likely not closing it right. It was such a loud smell.
Then God spoke to me about little seeps in my life and to make sure everything is sealed and protected. When we have a little seeps in our life it goes by unnoticed it so tiny you would never notice. That little tiny hole gives a foothold to the enemy.
So stop telling lies. Let us tell our neighbors the truth, for we are all parts of the same body. And “don’t sin by letting anger control you.” Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry, If you are a thief, quit stealing. Instead, use your hands for good hard work, and then give generously to others in need. Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them. And do not bring sorrow to God’s Holy Spirit by the way you live. Remember, he has identified you as his own, guaranteeing that you will be saved on the day of redemption. Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior. Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you. (Ephesians 4:25, 26, 28-32 NLT)
Recently I have had stuff stolen from me and I have no clue on who it could be ,but I became so angry with the person speaking death and not life. I was so upset, furious you might say. I wasn’t aware that I was allowing the enemy free range into my life. Instead of praying for them to receive the convictionof the Holy Spirit I instead said some really mean things. (Again not even knowing who the person is). Now let’s not confuse conviction with persecution. The Holy Spirit convicts our heart when we are doing things that isn’t pleasing to God. He just gently say “hey now you know thats wrong” or ” Hey you shouldn’t say that” or even just as he did with me show me a example through life (tuna). He doesn’t bash us over the head and say “Hey stupid you know that’s wrong” or “you so dumb why would you say that” no my friend that isn’t the Holy Spirit. He is so kind and gentle , like a mother with her child. Not forceful like a raging bull.
The Holy Spirit really showed me through this that I should pray for that person and speak life into their life. also he show me that I was allowing the enemy a foothold into my life by speaking words of death into theirs. The words we use are so powerful The Bible says that death and life is in the power of the tongue. By the words we say we allow the enemy to use us. Not even knowing. When I received this I quickly change my response to the situation. I quickly asked God to help that person to show them what they’re doing wrong. Sometimes in life we go through things that can make us bitter, use harsh words, or make us real angry. In those times we have to remember to quickly forgive. And not hold onto it because we hold onto it just like I did with that tuna. It becomes so bad that it starts to stink. Then everyone would begin to notice. Things can start off so tiny but it can become so big if not dealt with right away. When we don’t deal with those situations right away in our hearts. That’s when we then allow the enemy a foothold into our lives.
So I asked you today is there anything that you maybe allowing the enemy a foothold into your life by. Ask the Holy Spirit to Search your heart and show you if there’s anything in there. He will show you. Love you guys!!
That’s my lesson from tuna!!
Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit. (Proverbs 18:21 NKJV)
Thank you for reading! Until next time Tons of Love and Hugs!
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People are always asking me why did I attend bible college well here you go. I have broken down the reason why I have attended and here is Part one!
To do this I must go back to 2009 when God placed a calling on my life while I was very much in sin. It was October 2009 and I was in my first year in college at Delgado. I remember being there and feeling so out of place , like I was not where I was suppose to be. I didn’t belong. I was so far away from God and I knew it, at night I use to cry out to God to help me stop sinning and telling him I was so sorry for not getting it right. There was this one night when it change my view on everything. I was in my bed just randomly watching a movie when I had the sudden urge to pray. I felt like my life was spinning out of control. I was doing things that I once said I would never do. So I began to pray “Our father…..” and as I began to pray God gave me this vision where I was preaching to a crowd of people and telling them that there is hope, and that they should rebel against the world and stand up for Christ. There was more that I said but I only remember that part. I remember my mom opening the door of my room peeking in because I was so loud. I remember looking at her and thinking to myself I can’t control this. I kept going until it stopped and I began to tell God ” I can’t do this I’m not living right how am I suppose to tell someone about Jesus!”
From that day I desperately tried to live right, But I failed horribly.
Speeding up to March 26, 2010 where I was invited to the best church in the world City Church of New Orleans! Then on March 28,2010 day I gave my life to Jesus and I never turned back! I came to church every Sunday and left so many old bad influences, but it wasn’t until May 2010 where God told me something that really started everything. God told me ” Go to the bible college” those words I kept secret for a little then I told someone at the church and then I told my mom and Oh Boy! Well it didn’t matter what my mom said even though it did, but I knew I heard the voice of God telling me to go so no going back!
My family was against me going but I went anyway!
So that whole summer I tried to raise money for my tuition. I got a job at Hollister and things were looking up. I sold brownies in front of stores all over the city and on the bus! August rolled around quick and I only had 70 dollars saved and the part time job at Hollister barely gave me any hours. It was crunch time and I had not even the down payment. I remember getting that text message from Deacon Atiya ( who is now Elder Atiya) ” How are things coming along with your payments” all I could say was that “I only have 70 dollars and that I wasn’t going to attend this year I was going o just sit out go back to Delgado and come next fall.” I immediately received a phone call from her and she prayed with me right there on the phone and I felt a RELEASE! Once I got off the phone with her I began praising God like I just got a check in the mail for 1 million dollars! I listened to “Turn it around” by Israel Houghton.
But God proved himself faithful!
My pastor was preaching a series called “Temple Prayer” and he called special days of prayer. Well there was this one day that I wanted to be there so bad. I spoke with Deacon Atiya that day and she tried so hard to get me a ride there. It seemed as if nothing was coming through , but then at the last moment she texted that a girl named Tessalyn was going to come and get me. I immediately texted her step by step directions to my house. We finally made it there a little late and the chapel was packed! People were standing along the wall and out of all that there was one seat available and I wasn’t going to sit there, because maybe they went to the restroom. Then the Holy Spirit told me to sit there. The Spirit of God was so in that place! As we where praying the lady sitting next to me leaned over with tears flooding her eyes and she asked me ” What was holding me back” and then the words “My Finances” rolled out of my mouth with tears flowing down my face. The lady then told me” God is telling me to sponsor you for IBI” I began to cry more and she cried more and we hugged! She paid half of my first year tuition! My Uncle who supported me paid my down payment! God is a faithful God!
I came that year because God told me to and He proved Himself so faithful! If I called you to it I will bring you through it. I overcame so much that summer. I knew God as my father but He became my faithful father that summer!
If today you are struggling with the commitment of giving yourself more to God I’m here to encourage you to step out and do it! God is so faithful! People may come against you and turn their backs on you, but I promise you that God will always be there! Follow His leading and you will never be lead wrong.
“God is looking for people who will step out and go out for him”
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Last Saturday I help out with the flood relief and meet some amazing people it was beyond awesome God really begin to speak to me as we begin to help people gut and clean out their once filled homes and God being showing me that’s how he wants us to be as Christians He wants us to be so empty of everything everything that we held on all relationships and you know just old things that just was not working anymore and God wants us to be empty ,empty of everything ! As I watch everyone clean out their houses and empty their houses of literally everything that once was. God said its because I want to fill your home your temple with new things that I am doing I want you to be so empty that you can’t help but to receive all of that I am about to do in your life so today if you feel like there’s just things that you need to let go let them go because God wants to fill you with him with more of him with blessings that and vision that you can’t even think that will come but it’s once we allow ourselves to be empty then God can fill us !
I believe this is a message to the body of Christ that we not only need to be empty and allow God to fill us but we also need to tell people about a The Love of God so that they can be filled it’s time for the church to ARISE.
Living a life of purity isn’t just in terms of saving sex for marriage. Living a life of purity is living a life pleasing to God in the way we go out about everyday life.
When you live a life of purity you want to be the special utensils God uses not the utensils for common daily living. We must watch the way we live, talk, dress. Does our lives reflect Jesus?
“In a wealthy home some utensils are made of gold and silver, and some are made of wood and clay. The expensive utensils are used for special occasions, and the cheap ones are for everyday use. If you keep yourself pure, you will be a special utensil for honorable use. Your life will be clean, and you will be ready for the Master to use you for every good work. Run from anything that stimulates youthful lusts. Instead, pursue righteous living, faithfulness, love, and peace. Enjoy the companionship of those who call on the Lord with pure hearts. Again I say, don’t get involved in foolish, ignorant arguments that only start fights. A servant of the Lord must not quarrel but must be kind to everyone, be able to teach, and be patient with difficult people.”
2 Timothy 2:20-24 NLT