Tuesday, March 19, 2013

YOU'RE NOT A PIECE IN THAT PUZZLE!

     I am writing this to encourage those of you that may feel like you do not "fit in", or are not accepted by people. (Lately, I have been hearing this from people directly and indirectly),whether it's at work, with family, or in the church. Many of you may feel rejected, left out, ignored and disliked, even misunderstood...although you strive to love and help others, minister to the need of others, intercede for  them, and are in place as a confidant, and even a friend! But your efforts and desires to be accepted, just don't seem to work out, no matter how hard you try!


     I'm talking to those of you that sit back and see others group together, work together, and socialize together, and from the outside, it all looks so wonderful! Which causes you to want to become a part of what you see. So you make an effort to "fit in"...But, when it does not work out, you begin to doubt who you are, you begin to loose focus on your gifts and talents...and even your Call! The enemy starts to make you ask questions like, "What's wrong with me?", "Am I good enough?" or "Why don't people like me!?" Does this sound familiar? It is very familiar to me! Because I have felt the same way...and honestly, sometimes the enemy still brings this feeling my way!

     This is what the Lord said to deliver me, and give me the strength to overthrow those thoughts and feelings:
 
YOU'RE NOT A PIECE IN THAT PUZZLE!
 
     That puzzle being what the enemy is using to distract, discourage, and destroy you! All because he knows, without a doubt, who you are in GOD! The Lord showed me this...
A puzzle is something that confuses or test ingenuity. And, ingenuity is the quality of being cleverly inventive or resourceful. It also  means skill in planning. It means nobility, and being noble means, "illustrious (brilliantly outstanding), aristocratic (upper class), and stately (having impressive dignity). It means of outstanding character."
 
     The reason you don't "fit in" is because where you are trying to fit, is a puzzle created by the enemy, to STOP you from being and walking in the GOD GIVEN ABILITY, which is the ANOINTING to be INVENTIVE AND RESOURCEFUL!  The puzzle is designed to STOP you from being SKILLED to work your Ministries,  Business, or even Lead, all because of poor planning...YOU CAN'T HEAR FROM GOD, BECAUSE OF WHERE YOUR FOCUS IS, fitting in! The enemy wants to keep you from being ILLUSTRIOUS (especially in your own eyes), And he makes you feel like you are BENEATH INSTEAD OF ABOVE ONLY...And... he wants you to LOSE THE IMPRESSIVE DIGNITY YOU HAVE BECAUSE YOU BELONG TO THE KING OF KINGS!
 
     But today, your mind is going to be renewed...if you let it! Because God said,
 
YOU'RE NOT A PIECE IN THAT PUZZLE!
 
     This is who you are: 1 PETER 2:9, "BUT YE ARE A CHOSEN GENERATION, A ROYAL PRIESTHOOD, AN HOLY NATION, A PECULIAR PEOPLE; THAT YE SHOULD SHOW FORTH THE PRAISES OF HIM WHO HATH CALLED YOU OUT OF DARKNESS INTO HIS MARVELLOUS LIGHT..."

You are DIFFERENT, child of God! That means you are Distinct! Unusual! Not alike in quality or character of another!
 
You are PECULIAR! Which means, STRANGE AND UNCOMMON TO THE WORLD! And especially remember this part of the definition...YOU BELONG EXCLUSIVELY TO A "PERSON", OR GROUP! Meaning you belong to "THE PERSON, GOD ALMIGHTY!" AND YOU ARE IN A GROUP THAT HAS BEEN BLOOD WASHED!
 
So when you don't fit in, don't be discouraged and stop trying! It is for a reason...

 
YOU'RE NOT A PIECE IN THAT PUZZLE!

But you ARE a piece of GOD'S HEART, and in HIS PERFECT PLAN! Find YOUR place, and stay there.
 





Tuesday, October 9, 2012

HAVE YOU SEEN THESE TWO DANGEROUS SPIRITS?

     Earlier today, the Lord spoke the word "PESSIMISTIC" to me! I immediately looked it up, to be sure I had the correct understanding of the word. Right away, the Lord began to minister to me.

     The word Pessimism means, "Inclination to expect the worst. The tendency to see, anticipate or emphasize only bad or undesirable outcomes, results, conditions, problems, etc.

     He showed me that when a you have a pessimistic spirit, it is accomplied by the spirit of fear. Fear is the spirit that invites pessimism into your life, and the two then becomes one. The door was opened to fear, when you experience years of bad, hurtful, disappointing, frightening, horrible things in your life. To the point that you expect things to go badly, even when they appear to be, and are truly good. This can even be true in the life of a Believer, who does not recognize the spirit of fear in their life, because of the ability of the enemy to deceive!
 
 

     I want to let you know what the Lord said to me:
 "YOU CAN NOT SAY YOU WALK IN FAITH, AND RECIEVE MY BLESSINGS IF YOU ARE PESSIMISTIC. YOU CAN NOT BE FULL OF MY SPIRIT, AND HAVE THE SPIRIT OF FEAR, TOO. FOR MY WORD  TELLS  YOU, GOD HATH NOT GIVEN YOU THE SPIRIT OF FEAR; BUT OF POWER, AND OF LOVE, AND OF A SOUND MIND.

     WHEN YOU LIVE WITH FEAR AND PESSIMISM, YOU HINDER MY BLESSINGS FROM FLOWING FREELY IN YOUR LIFE! IT SAYS TO ME THAT YOU DO NOT TRUST ME, MY WORD AND THE PROMISES I HAVE SPOKEN TO YOU, BECAUSE YOU ARE HOLDING ON TO THE YOKES I HAVE BROKEN OFF OF YOUR LIFE FROM YOUR PAST...WHICH PREVENTS ME FROM DESTROYING THEM!

     AS YOU HEAR MY VOICE, AND REPENT, I AM DESTROYING THE SPIRITS OF FEAR AND PESSIMISIM OFF OF YOUR LIFE!! NOW, YOU ARE FREE TO RECIEVE AND ENJOY ALL THE PROMISES I HAVE SPOKEN OVER YOUR LIFE! THE PLACES THAT THOSE DANGEROUS SPIRITS ONCE OCCUPIED, ARE NOW FILLED WITH MY SPIRIT!! YOU ARE FREE...INDEED!

All I can say is THANK YOU LORD!!! This is how the Holy Spirit told me to pray today...to only give thanks to God for EVERYTHING He has done and for what He is doing...so I did just that! Not knowing that My Father was going to show me an area of my life that needed to be addressed to release an outpouring of blessings!!!!! Chains have been broken, yokes have been destroyed, and blessings have been released, TODAY! Look at yourself in the mirror and tell the enemy...
 
 
     You may ask why I'm sharing this with you...I'm sharing this with all of you, because the Lord said, this is an issue for MANY in the body of Christ!! These spirits ARE DANGEROUS to the Believer, and have no respect of persons...These spirits are HINDERING SPIRITS, THAT NEED TO BE CAST OUT OF THE LIVES OF GOD'S PEOPLE!! And if you are thinking, "How can this be happening in the lives of believers!"... GO BACK TO THE BEGINNING OF THIS POST AND READ IT SLOWLY. These are spirits sent by the enemy, and YOU MAY HAVE SEEN THEM, TOO! If so, you can be free! Just allow the Lord to work in your heart and in your life!!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

THE TIME FOR BREAKTHROUGH, IS NOW!!!

     Have you noticed that, sometimes we talk about God moving in our live as if He has to prepare Himself to deliver us, or figure out what we need and when we need it, and even how to do it?! We say things like, "I'm waiting on my deliverance", or "I really need a breakthrough!" Forgetting all the promises in the Word of God that address everything we need and can possibly go through in this life!

     Today, the Lord spoke to my heart concerning "Breakthrough." and I want you to know, THE TIME FOR BREAKTHROUGH, IS NOW!! All we have to do is PRAY, BELIEVE, AND ASK IN THE NAME OF JESUS!

MAT. 21:22 SAYS, "AND ALL THINGS, WHATSOEVER YE SHALL ASK IN PRAYER, BELIEVING, YE SHALL RECEIVE."
JOHN 14:13-14 SAYS, "AND WHATSOEVER YE SHALL ASK IN MY NAME, THAT WILL I DO, THAT THE FATHER MAY BE GLORIFIED IN THE SON.
14- IF YE SHALL ASK ANYTHING IN MY NAME, I WILL DO IT."
     So we are clear about what "Breakthrough" is, here is the definition: Breakthrough is an act or instance of removing or surpassing an obstruction or restriction. It is any significant or SUDDEN advance, development, or achievement or increase that removes a barrier to progress. This is what God want for us, RIGHT NOW!!

     THE TIME FOR BREAKTHROUGH, IS NOW!! We must BELIEVE God can, will, and desires to give us a breakthrough in every area it is needed! HE'S WAITING ON US! So ...lets do what we have to do, to get what we need from the Lord, NOW!! LET'S PRAY, BELIEVE, AND ASK IN THE NAME OF JESUS!

LORD, IN THE NAME OF JESUS, ANOINT ME FOR BREAKTHROUGH!! (IS.61). LET ME EXPERIENCE BREAKTHROUGH IN EVERY AREA IN MY LIFE!
LET EVERY OBSTACLE, RESTRICTION, BARRIER, MOUNTAIN, STUMBLING BLOCK, WALL, AND EVERY HINDERING SPIRIT, BE REMOVED, NOW, IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST THE LORD, SO THAT I WILL ADVANCE, DEVELOP, INCREASE, PROGRESS, AND ACHIEVE YOUR WILL FOR MY LIFE!
I DECLARE, ACCORDING TO MICAH 2:13, THAT THE LORD MY BREAKER GOES BEFORE ME! SO IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST THE LORD, I PRAY AND BELIEVE THAT YOU WILL CAUSE ME TO BREAK THROUGH IN:
MY FINANCES, MY HEALTH AND HEALING, MY RELATIONSHIPS, MY MINISTRIES, MY ANOINTING AND CALLINGS, MY PRAISE AND WORSHIP, MY GIVING, MY CAREER, MY MARRIAGE, MY PRAYER LIFE, MY OBEDIENCE, MY SERVICE, MY EMOTIONS, MY FAITH, AND FAITHFULNESS, AND IN THE POWER OF THE HOLY GHOST!!
BY FAITH I PRAY THIS PRAYER! I BELIEVE YOUR WORD, AND HEBREWS 11:30 SAYS, "IT WAS BY FAITH THAT THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL MARCHED AROUND JERICHO SEVEN DAYS, AND THE WALLS CAME CRASHING DOWN." (NLT).
I BELIEVE, THE TIME FOR BREAKTHROUGH, IS NOW!! IN THE NAME OF JESUS, AMEN!!




Thursday, August 30, 2012

LEARNING TO LOVE...

     This post is not about what you may think, after reading the title. It not a teaching on how to love love your husband, wife, or children. Nor is about how we as Godly people are suppose to love one another, Jesus told us very explictly how to do that, we just have to read the Word. What this post is really about, is LOVING YOURSELF! Ahhh! Got your attention, huh?

    I began to think about this subject when I began to feel insecure about myself and who God called and made me to be. I asked my self a question: "Just who are you?" And when I began to think about it, I found I had a hard time thinking and saying who I really am! My next thought was: "How do you feel about yourself? "(and yes, sometimes it's good to talk to yourself!...you know you do it, too!) It was at that time I realized...I Didn't Love Myself! I had never really taken the time to! This was a real eye-opener.

    I had to start facing some facts about me. The first thing I faced is the fact that I have never taken the time to invest in myself, to devote time to what I really wanted out of life. I realized that I had to search for things about myself that I loved, while being able to say many negative things about myself. I realized that all of the beautiful gifts and talents I have, are buried deep inside, while I strive fervently to pull the gifts and talents of others, out of them, while pushing, and encouraging them into their destiny, with so much love, I am often overwhelmed with concern, and sometimes worry concerning them!

     I am beginning to realize that all this must change! I realize that not knowing who I am, and loving who I am, is a hinderance to my walking into my destiny! It keeps me from allowing myself to operate at my full potential,which was Divinely given to me by God! I began to wonder if my not truly loving myself, could hinder me from truly loving others in the capacity my God desires me to? Is this causing me to worry about what others feel, about who I am? Is this causing me to be concerned about being rejected and not accepted?! It is my next thought that moved me to address this matter...THIS IS NOT THE WILL OF GOD FOR ME! So, I decided that I needed to learn to love myself! I put all of my heart into loving and caring about, and caring for others, and now I'm Learning to LOVE...MYSELF!



    But after all of that, don't you know I began to think,  am I being selfish!? It was then that the Lord stepped into my crazy little mind and said: "If you do not love yourself, it's like saying you are not thankful for who, and what  I have made you. It is like saying that I made something that was not good. It is like you are taking the light that I have made you and hiding it under a bushel! It is like saying that My Spirit, which lives inside of you, has not made you the Beautiful, Wonderful, Righteous, Anointed person you are, especially in My eyes! Remember my Word...the same Word you and your husband taught your son since he was a baby...

Psalm 139:14, "I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well."
Verse 17, "How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!" Learn to see yourself through My eyes...with all of the Love I have for you, which was demonstrated by the death of My Son, Jesus Christ! Learn to think of what My Word says I think of you...Jeremiah 29:11, "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end." Learn, now, to Love yourself! Then you will see an even greater work that I will do through you towards others, and My Kingdom!"
    
 

       After that, all I could do was rejoice and say THANK YOU LORD!!! You might say, "Why is Pastor telling all of this?" Well...IT'S TO ENCOURAGE YOU! Not loving "me", and who God made me, along with the gifts and talents He gave me, even caused me to stop writing my blog! The lack of love for myself and who God made me, cause me to worry about the blog not being supported by some of the people I know, which include some family and friends. But the Lord brought to my attention the last blog I wrote. In one day, there were 1,518 pageviews for just that post alone, from people I DON'T KNOW! GLORY TO GOD! So, This is for YOU! Learn to love yourself and the God in you, and place your life and the things He has called you to do in HIS HANDS! Someone out there is feeling the same way I did! Someone may face this later on in their life. Or, you may know someone who my be going through this. Whatever the case may be, we all should find ourselves, if you don't already...LEARNING TO LOVE...YOURSELF! Because Someone Greater than you made you to be who you are! It make take a minute, but look forward to the day you can say...

                                                  

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Hear MY Voice!

    This morning, I began to cry out to the Lord about some thing that are happening within the Church, (the Body of Christ). I was praying about things that I desire to see for my church, and for things that the people need and desire in their lives. I was praying about souls being added to the Church, and also about my personal place in Him. This is what the LORD said, and told me to share:




"Lead the Church back to Me. Return to your first Love! Fast, pray, and seek My face!


The Body of Christ has left Me for the things she deems important! For those who will say, "I haven't left you Lord!", "I am doing all you told me to do." My response to you is, can the arm say I am well, when the leg is lame? Can the heart say I am well, when the head is sick? No! When one part is sick, the whole body is effected.


Return to ME! Prepare for My coming! Lift your eyes unto the Hills, That is where your Salvation is! That is where your Deliverance is! That is where your Healing is! That is where your Protection is! That is where your Provision is! That is where your Expected End is...IN ME! Not in the things of the world, where you are focused.

Return to ME! Cry out for MY Help! Cry out for MY Help! Cry out for forgiveness! Cry out in repentance!


I am fast approaching! Prepare yourselves, focus! Get rid of the distractions! Get rid of your religious practices and turn your lives in MY direction! Hurry! Do it now! Repent! Come back to ME! Come up higher! Out of the mire you allowed yourselves to fall in!


I am waiting with open arms! And I will receive those who make their way back to ME!


But know this, time is running out for MY grace and mercy on acts of disobedience, unfaithfulness, and idolatry! Return! Return! Change focus--Do it now!


If not, you will see MY Hand in ways you have not seen it before! Sin shall not go unpunished ----All disobedience is sin. TURN YOUR FOCUS TO ME! I AM YOUR LORD!"





Before the Lord began to speak those words to me, He told me to read Psalm 74. This Psalm is a prayer that God's punishment will not last forever. This prayer is a warning that God's grace, mercy, and patience will not put up with sin indefinitely. And I say, especially in The Body of Christ. Eventually, sorrow, trouble and destruction will come...(I'm now thinking...We have already begun to see these things in churches all over the world!). I know the Lord sent this Word, so that we will not have to pray this "Plea for relief." My soul says YES LORD! What about you? How do you feel about the Word of the Lord and its warnings? Let's  RUN to be engulfed in the Power and Presence of our LORD! Let us be a people after GOD'S own Heart, and be SAVED!



Pastor Sheila M. Miller




Thursday, July 12, 2012

I'm Jesus Christ STRONG!!

This is a pretty short and simple post that was placed in my spirit today. And I think it is because the Lord has been listening and feeling how I ...and probably many of you, have been talking,   thinking, and feeling. Many times the things we face in life causes us to feel tired, broken, and possibly WEAK...physically, mentally, emotionally, and even spiritually!  We've all heard the words of advice we get when we tell someone what's really going on with us. But let me encourage you a little differently today:

JOB 3:10 SAYS, "...LET THE WEAK SAY, I AM STRONG."

STRONG meaning: Capable of exerting great force or of withstanding stress or violence ~ Healthy, zealous.

Hear are Synonyms of STRONG: Mighty, sturdy, brawny, hardy, muscular, stout, potent, capable and efficient, valiant, brave, bold and intense, persuasive, impressive, conclusive, steady, firm, secure, unwavering, resolute, vehement, stark and sharp, brilliant and vivid.


Ok... so you get the picture so far? Let take it Higher:



NOTHING DESCRIBES STRONG LIKE HIM!

EPHESIANS 6:10 SAYS, "FINALLY, MY BRETHEREN, BE STRONG IN THE LORD, AND IN THE POWER OF HIS MIGHT."

SO...SUIT UP! PUT ON YOUR TRUTH, RIGHTEOUSNESS, GOSPEL OF PEACE, SHIELD OF FAITH, HELMET OF SALVATION, AND TAKE OUT YOUR SWORD OF THE SPIRIT, THE WORD OF GOD!  AND USE IT!! WE BELONG TO A MIGHTY, STRONG GOD! AND, WE WERE CREATED IN HIS IMAGE!

I imagine him like this...
                                             

NOTHING CAN HOLD HIM DOWN!!
NOT THE CROSS, AND NOT EVEN THE GRAVE!!
 AND NOW, HE LIVES IN ME AND YOU!

And by the way, the Antonym for STRONG IS ONLY ONE WORD...
weak

NOT YOU, AND CERTAINLY NOT ME!


BLESSINGS!