#CupcakesForDinner | GirlTalk on Staying Strong For Yourself

You don’t know how strong you are until being strong is your only option. I fight the enemy day in and day out. When I don’t think the enemy is attacking my life He is when I least expect it He does. Continue reading “#CupcakesForDinner | GirlTalk on Staying Strong For Yourself”

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When You Are Convinced That You Belong

Joseph Interprets A Dream

Believe in your Dreams and be clear on what they are. Don’t let nobody tell you what you can’t do. For instance, Isaiah knew what His Dreams were to the point He would visualize every part of them from the time He was five years old living in CA Dreaming of playing in the NBA. Walk in the shoes of your Dreams play out the details clearly and let your vision drive you where you want to be.

Genesis 40:4 “The captain of the guard assigned two men to Joseph, and he attended them”

Have you ever stopped to think God assigned someone to you? You’ll know when someone is assigned to you God will make you aware of that and if not pray for discernment, because there are some people who are ATTACHED to you while others are actually ASSIGNED to you. Know the difference!

8 “We both had Dreams,” they answered, “but there is no one to interpret them.” Then Joseph said to them, “Do not interpretations belong to God? Tell me your Dreams.” Joseph told them their Dreams and the representation as He predicted and instructed the men to mention Him to Pharaoh.

The men forgot all about Joseph and never mentioned Him to Pharaoh. Some of us can relate to this situation in a way we help out others and put them on to bigger and better things, and as soon as they get on top they forget all about you. Does anyone have the answer to that? Like hello did you not help them with their Dreams.

Lesson: When you’re powerless over a situation, commit to God and live a life that is faithful to His plan.

“You can’t make your Dreams a reality until you learn to believe in yourself until you find that moment when you are convinced that you belong” Isaiah Austin, Pro basketball player Isaiah Austin Foundation 

 

I Trusted God And Kept My Focus On The Work In Front Of Me

Dream Again With Isaiah Austin 

Being brought a bad report and still have the hope to Dream Again. Joseph was someone who was loved deeply by everyone. Have you been loved so much the people around you started hating? “Some people only hate you because of the way other people love you” Yes Joseph can relate and sometimes it’s not just by your friends and enemies, in this case, it is His own family. Listen to Joseph’s message.

Genesis 37:5 Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers, they hated him all the more. 6 He said to them, Listen to this dream I had: This is where we tend to mess up at by telling our dreams to those who don’t have us in their best interest at heart. Which give them all the reasons to hate even more? Our positions in life will make those around us feel inferior to our dreams without a doubt and will not want to serve alongside us due to jealousy, so keep that in mind.

No matter how much you want to look out for people stay away from Dream Killers. Before you allow anyone to strip you for all you got rescue yourself, and be delivered from the hands of your enemies.

It’s ok to be torn to pieces the best part is to pick yourself back up and Dream Again. it is tough being comforted at such a time we often refuse comfort when things are not going our way and that’s the end of that, because you don’t want to hear what anyone have to say, so you sit and dwell on a million assumptions, but God is saying don’t worry I got this. God knows the plans he has for our lives plans to prosper us and to give us hope and a future. God plans are better than we can imagine. Never be uncertain about your dreams. Click the picture and go visit Isaiah.

“I did what Joseph from the Bible would’ve done: I trusted God and kept my focus on the work in front of me. I had left it in God’s hands, which meant I had trusted that He would take care of me. I kept my faith and worked through much adversity to get to this moment” Isaiah Austin, Pro basketball player Isaiah Austin Foundation

 

Rebekah’s Life and Legacy

Rebekah Hard-working and generous, her faith was so great that she left her home forever to marry a man she had never seen or met. Yet she played favorites with her sons and failed to trust God fully for the promises he had made.

Rebekah is a very beautiful woman from head to toe at this time who was also a virgin no man has ever slept with her. Rebekah who is loving and kind went to move with a man she didn’t know. As for myself and I’m sure other women who may feel the same way will not allow a strange man we don’t know a room in our home then offer to meet our relatives like we knew them for years, even though times has changed and people are putting more and more trust into “strangers” Where I do see fit for the man who prayed to the Lord for a woman like herself. How can you thank the Lord for answering your prayer in the middle of praying what are the odds this will happen.

Genesis 24:12 Then he prayed, “Lord, God of my master Abraham, make me successful today, and show kindness to my master Abraham. 13 See, I am standing beside this spring, and the daughters of the townspeople are coming out to draw water. 14 May it be that when I say to a young woman, ‘Please let down your jar that I may have a drink,’ and she says, ‘Drink, and I’ll water your camels too’—let her be the one you have chosen for your servant Isaac. By this I will know that you have shown kindness to my master.” 15 Before he had finished praying, Rebekah came out with her jar on her shoulder. She was the daughter of Bethuel son of Milkah, who was the wife of Abraham’s brother Nahor.”

How do you think your family would respond? After being involved and meeting with the person of your dreams. I suggest test out some questions to see what you get.

Genesis 24:67 Isaac brought her into the tent of his mother Sarah, and he married Rebekah. So she became his wife, and he loved her; and Isaac was comforted after his mother’s death.

Sometimes I think about God calling me to move far away from home and away from my immediate family in fact I think about it so much I think he called me when he didn’t. I keep an ear out so I can always hear when God say, Ranisha its time go move with your husband. I definitely want to obey his word and sacrifice to please God.

How can I describe what Isaac and Rebekah’s marriage was like? Parenting crossed my mind when I think of what skills I’ll have vs my husband’s. Genesis 25:28 Isaac, who had a taste for wild game, loved Esau, but Rebekah loved Jacob.

I want my children to know the value of a dollar and the hard work “their” parents had to put in for the food on their table. I don’t want them to think because their parents have the money they can have all the electronics, Jordan’s, and jeans they want, but have failing grades.

What I learned about Rebekah was her favoritism to Jacob and she went along with the tricks and schemes to help him gain a blessing. When I read the full chapter of Genesis 27 I have gain understanding of Genesis 27:46 Rebekah spoke to Isaac, “I’m sick to death of these Hittite women. If Jacob also marries a native Hittite woman, why live?” I am also inspired by her faith to marry a man she didn’t know. How many of us can say God I trust you this is it?

If you know the story feel free to comment below or link me on Twitter to elaborate on Genesis 27:46 and tell me from you’re understanding?

 

WALK HIS WAY

Never lose your way

Have you heard about the good news the good news from the Messiah ‘Walk a Path” only He can guide you. The journey that you are on may be fun or maybe not so fun whatever you do make sure you do it with joy. Our savior came to forgive you for all your sins don’t walk a road of guilt and shame walk a road of victory.

Whether you’re planning to go to the Sea of Galilee in Israel or just Jerusalem always know your map have “Never Ending Spiritual Wisdom” you can always remember this when you think of North, East, South, and West. What path are you going to take to find your way to Heaven? Follow the Holy Messiah Jesus He is the way and be guided by God your destination will be assured. Stay on God’s path.

Isaiah 30:21 Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”

Isaiah 58:11 The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.

Proverb 3:5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6. In all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

The adventure begins here some of you may be starting at Blessed Beach, Serenity Shores, Woods of Worship, The Tree Of Life, or Virtue Valley whatever you do don’t get stuck in The Desert Of Doubt.

Refer back to these scriptures in case you get lost

Proverbs 4:11 I instruct you in the way of wisdom and lead you along straight paths.

Proverbs 27:11 Teach me your way, Lord; lead me in a straight path because of my oppressors.

Psalms 25:4 Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths. 5. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.

Psalms 119:105 Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.

John 14:3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. 4. You know the way to the place where I am going.”

Praying in the Powerful Name of Jesus

I’m fasting and praying today (maybe even tomorrow too). Each of you is included in my prayers.

“Praying in the Powerful Name of Jesus”

Ranisha blessed me with the book, “The Purpose Driven Life” for my B-Day and God is using the WISDOM in that book to transform me.

I’m asking that you look to Him to learn what His purpose is for you.

What I’ve learned so far is that God made you to love you. You exist because he wants to express His love to you.

When you feel motivated to love, to encourage, to help, to relieve, to offer healing and joy, that’s God using you to express His love to other people through you. What an honor.

I also learned that people who think they can abuse you, mistreat you, withhold good things from you, and still think they are okay with God are deceived by the enemy. God gives us relationships and what we do to people reflects our obedience (or disobedience) to God. Unloving behavior is an act of rebellion towards God. It goes both ways: you may have a relationship (past or present) that was unloving on one or both sides, and the only way to rise in love and be set free is to choose to forgive. Trust in God to heal the pain, trust in God to restore your brokenness, trust in God to deliver justice, and stop trying to take care of your wounds by choosing anger, resentment, and bitterness. That’s what the world teaches us to do, but God commands us to forgive and He will handle all the details, and I do mean ALL of the details: He will teach you how to set boundaries with people so that you’re not over-giving, people-pleasing or allowing yourself to be manipulated; and He will show you that love is unconditional, just be the beautiful truth of the God-breathed, God-created person that you are (no matter what) and God will fulfill you. Let God love you. Let Him take care of you. Stop trying to do the impossible, which is being big enough and bad enough to take care of yourself. You can’t even move your own heart. God does that for you too.

Peace,

Dominique