How to give your life to Christ

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Moving on from your mistakes!

 

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Does your old life and the mistakes you made tend to knock on the door of your memory to come in? How often do you press replay on your mistakes? Many of us miss out on all that God has to offer because we can’t move pass the mistakes we’ve made in thepast. Granted, some mistakes are hard to forget…. escpically if you’re still living with the consequences today. BUT I must ask… How long are you going to condemn yourself over the things God has already forgiven you for?!?

When I was of this world I conducted myself as such. I lived the way I wanted with absolutely no reverence to God. When I found Christ I was made into a new person. Therefore, the old Miracle died. I had to renew my mind so that I could be like Christ. You can’t enter your new way of life still holding on to your mistakes. You have to cast every bit of your old life at the feet of our heavenly Father.

Romans 8:1 says that there is no condemnation for those that are in Christ Jesus…. annnnddd since you’re born again and a new creature (2 Corinthians 5:17)…. Why are you condemning yourself? Why do you allow yourself to waddle in self pity about all of the what would have, should have, and could have happened?

The mistakes are done, the decisions have been made, and it’s over and done with. Why keep playing it over and over in your mind as if replaying it will bring about a change? Set yourself free and stop taunting yourself. There’s a whole new life out there waiting on you but will you receive what God has to offer or will you continue playing tug a war with Him???

Now the Holy Spirit that lives within us convicts us which SHOULD cause us to repent, turn from that sin, and live better. Often times we will condemn ourselves, waddle in that sin and remain stuck there for days, weeks, months, sometimes even years.

Conviction and condemnation is two totally different things.

We are convicted when we become mindful of how much our sin dishonors God. The Holy Spirit not only convicts us of sin, but He also brings us to repentance. The Holy Spirit brings to light our relationship to God. The convicting power of the Holy Spirit should open our blinded eyes to our sin and help our hearts to be able to receive His saving grace.

Condemnation comes from Satan and is meant to tear us down. Condemnation always points out what a failure we are, and how many mistakes we’ve made. Condemnation will always show us the problem, but will never get us to the solution which is REPENTANCE!

It’s Satan job to try and kill and destroy everything that brings God glory.  Since your a follower of Christ that means YOU! The number 1 thing he wants to attack is your character so that you won’t believe God’s truth. So he reminds you of your past failures and short comings. That way, not only will you not think God loves you but you won’t ever think he forgives you. So, there you are condemning yourself ashamed to even go into the presence of God. Which is exactly what Satan wants. John 10:10 says that “The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.” So, anytime you feel consumed with depression and the agonizing memories of your past know that it comes from the enemy… he wants you to feel unworthy of God’s love to make it impossible to receive. Cast those thoughts down and make them obedient to Christ(2 Corinthians 10:5). You don’t belong to Satan so he has no power over you unless you give it to him. RESIST HIM AND HIS TACTICS AND HE WILL FLEE FROM YOU ( James 4:7).

I want to tell you this… You are not your past! You are not your mistakes! You don’t have to suffer all your life! You can forgive yourself! You are more than who you USE to be! You dont have to accept the lies of the enemy! You dont have to allow him to speak to You! You belong to God and you are EVERYTHING He says that you are. Receive God’s truth about you and have faith that it is so.

I love you and I pray you continue striving to be all that God wants you to be. Repent and let go of those mistakes! Christ died so that you may be set free. He payed the ransom so you wouldn’t have to. Receive it by faith!!!

I love you,

– Miracle!

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It’s not you, it’s me!

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In this season of my life I really feel like I’m in a season of separation. Have you ever felt that way? The friends you used to have hour conversations with now seems forced. The relationship you’re in used to be filled with love, laughter, and spontaneous things to create new memories… now the relationship is sinking and you’re using all your might to save it. Gosh, it’s so not a good feeling, right?!? We try so hard to hang on to things that God is trying to remove… But my questions is why? Do you feel a certain obligation to carry these people with you because of the promises you’ve made to never leave their side? Do you feel as if your image and who you are is wrapped up into this person because you’ve been codependent for years? What’s keeping you attached to dead weight?

I’m learning that at some point we have to stop playing tug a war with God, release the rope, and let Him have His way in our lives.

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So, if you find yourself having a hard time letting go of toxic people, wrong relationships, and friendships that are being a hinderance to your walk with God simply ask God for help. I’ve struggled greatly with letting go of friendships that had ran it’s course and I couldn’t seem to let those pointless relationships go either.  I found myself using the cliche statement “it’s not you, it’s me!” To get other people to cut me off so I wouldn’t have to do it myself.

Cliche I know but it was sooo true. It had nothing to do with them but EVERYTHING to do with who God was calling me to be and where He was trying to take me. I felt a sense of guilt walking away from people.  I had someone tell me once. You can’t take everyone, where God is trying to take you.

WHEW!!! Sooooo true!!!

I will say that everyone you have to separate yourself from isn’t bad…. and it isn’t always permanent. Sometimes you just have to take time away from everyone and really get what God is trying to do in your life. TRUE friends will understand, not say “you’ve changed”, or think you trying to be better than them. TRUE friends will push you into your purpose and intercede on your behalf. Not everyone is privileged to have that divine connection with someone so if you have it… make sure you communicate with that person, tell them you feel God tugging at your spirit, and that you may be a little distant for a season but its not them its you and that it’s vital that you reveive what the Lord is doing in your life.

YOU CAN MISS OUT ON HANGING OUT SIS… BUT YOU CAN’T AFFORD TO MISS GOD!!!

I’m not sure why God may be pulling you from people but I know for me it was because I was very codependent on others. I was an emotional wreck, insecure, and was looking for love. I wanted those close to me to validate me as a person, to make me feel good about myself, and I even got so comfortable being who I was in my sinful nature that as long as I was around the same people I ran the streets with, partied with, and chased after these little randoms with I would NEVER change.

Now I know some of you reading this may be thinking “gosh Miracle, how rude.” I’m sorry but it’s the truth. Like I said before it has absolutely NOTHING  to do with others but EVERYTHING to do with what God wants to do in YOUR life. When God changes you, He changes YOU! You can’t force your whole circle to change ( pray that the Lord softens their heart, yes!) But you can’t force them to change and make your convictions their convictions. So the best thing you can do for yourself is pray and ask God to remove and help you release anyone that may stand in the way of your growth and I can assure you… you’ll begin to see those that’s not best for you dropping like flies. IT’S NOT THEM, IT’S YOU!! Your destiny requires it. IT’S APART OF THE PROCESS. Allow it, embrace it, go THROUGH IT!!!Screenshot_20170612-183247.jpg

It won’t even be forced. The places you used to go will no longer be enjoyable, the conversations you used to have will no longer tickle your fancy because God is creating a NEW thing in you so IF people start saying “oh you’ve changed” “oh so you acting brand new now??” (I got this often😔😒) don’t get upset. Yes you’ve changed and you are indeed a new person.

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Don’t be afraid to separate yourself from people. Whether it be permantely or for a season. It has nothing to do with them and everything to do with you. If God is speaking to you concerning someone. LISTEN & ACT! Delayed OBEDIENCE is still disobedience. GOD will never remove anything or anyone for you to feel lack. He has a divine purpose and plan for EVERYTHING! If you’re catching a lot of tension for pulling away just simply tell them. “It’s not you, it’s me!”

I love you all so much!

Keep your faith strong, the light of your lives shinning bright, and keep inspiring souls wherever you go.

Thanks for reading this blog and i.pray you come back so we can all keep growing TOGETHER!!!

LOVE, MIRACLE!

 

Loving the unlovable

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Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ 31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’There is no commandment greater than these.”  Mark 12:30-31

As seen in the word of God, we are to FIRST  love the Lord our God with everything in us…. we are also to love our neighbors as our self. This can be very hard to do at times. In life, we meet some pretty “unlovable” people… annnndd at times, those “unlovable” people can be family, friends, spouse, and if we can really be honest sometimes the unlovable person is the one in the mirror staring back at us.

As children of God we are to be His hands here on earth. Are you extending Gods love, patience, kindness, compassion, and long suffering to others? Or Are you short tempered and never understanding with your peers?

God gives us new grace and mercies each and every day and every time we humble ourselves and repent He is so faithful to forgive us even when we don’t deserve it.

So, if our Father in Heaven forgives us of our sins, shortcomings, and disobedience… why can’t we do the same for others? We tend to place ourselves so high and think we deserve to be forgiven and loved by God. It doesn’t matter how many times we disappoint and crucify Jesus (with our sinful lives) He is faithful and just to extend His love repeatedly. As followers of Jesus Christ we are called to extend that same grace to others but instead we suddenly catch amnesia and grow hateful, impatient, and resentful to others forgetting that sooner than later we will need that same grace and forgiveness.

I’m reminded of Jacob and his twin brother Esau story in the bible (you can read about it starting in Genesis chapter 27). While Isaac (their father) was old in age and sight was going bad…. Jacob with the help from his mother Rebekah tricked Issac and stole his brother blessings that their father Issac vowed to give to Esau. As you can imagine this caused some major problems between the brothers. Jacob flees because of his brother desire oi kill him because of what he had done (which was probably for the best). Come on you’ve have people steal, lie on you, persecute you, and much more and I’m sure you were angry to the point of wanting to fight. So you can understand why Jacob fled to live with his uncle Laban.

What’s beautiful to me about this story is how 20 years passed and Jacob comes face to face with his twin Esau. Jacob is scared of coming face to face with his brother but to his surprise the reunion is a warm one. This tells me that Esau forgave Jacob.

Now most of us in our lives hold grudges, harbor unforgiveness, and still walk around hating people who hurt us years ago. We have to learn to forgive and love others even if they are “unlovable”.  It’s something that God requires of us and if you consider yourself a follower of Christ and a believer it’s something that should come natural to you. If it doesn’t then I suggest you sit at Jesus feet and ask Him o teach you how. He is faithful and just to do it.

Today, I encourage you to be intentional about extending the love of God not only to those that you find it easy to love (family , friends, spouse,)  but extend that same grace and love to the “unlovable” so that they will see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. Remember, this life isn’t about you. We are to be a living sacrifice ready and ALWAYS willing to do and be whatever God instructs us to be.

I love you all so much, Miracle!

 

 

How can I go on??

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Many times in life we expierence difficult situations that causes us to become broken hearted and downcast in our spirit. It can be a death of a love one, heartbreak, end of a friendship, lost of a job…. It’s so many things that can cause us to lose heart.

When you go through things and find yourself growing weary, remind yourself of what Psalm 34:18 say. God is close to those that are broken hearted and crushed in spirit. When we go through things a lot of times we pull away from loved ones…. and at times we even pull away from the One that can truly put the life back into us. GOD!!

I want to encourage you today if you find yourself in the middle of a wilderness season. Don’t isolate or allow yourself to grow depressed. I always say… Think yourself happy!!! If you focus on your troubles long enough I can assure you.. you’ll grow stressed and depressed.

Sis, it won’t last always…. Better days are ahead! While going through…. Allow it to prune, transform, and mold you into a stronger, wiser, and  more mature believer in Christ.

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Stay at the foot of the throne casting ALL of your cares unto the Lord. He will lift you up and deliver you at the appointed time. We must remain in prayer, CONSTANTLY asking the Lord to guide and strengthen us. When we are weak… HE is strong for us.

As you go through your day…. find things to be grateful for, pour into someone else life, and be intentional in shining your light for others to see. It’s ok to have your moment but dont unpack there. Shake the dust under your feet and KEEP GOING!

Keep pressing! God has not forgotten about you!

Love, Miracle!

Think myself happy

As I rolled out of bed this morning.. tears begin to roll down my face. Back pain, migraine, on top of growing impatient in waiting for direction from God….. I found my soul becoming more and more saddened and distressed.

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Psalm 42:11 dropped in my spirit. I had to press a reset button on my spirit. Yes my body is hurting, yes I need God to speak to me concerning a matter, yes my heart had grown weary….. YET, I will praise my God!!

I had to literally think myself happy. If you’re feeling the same way, I encourage you to do the same. I’m reminded by all the people who are going through things that my situation can’t compare to…. I’m reminded by the people whose home had become under a loud busy bridge. I’m reminded by those that have to dig out of a garbage in order to eat.

If you’re feeling down, I pray that you find hope in the Lord. I pray that you choose to think yourself happy despite what you’re going through at the moment….. because that’s all that it is. A MOMENT THAT WILL SOON PAST AWAY.

Love, Miracle!