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A piece of advice I give my friends often, so I put it in my notes so I could just copy and paste it to them! Lol

“You can never separate God’s spirit from His faith. Ever. The enemy will do anything to convince you that God’s spirit has left you, that He is far from you. Especially when we sin, it’s easy for us to believe God is absent. Or like we can’t “feel” God like we used to. The devil knows what you are capable of through FAITH, bc remember you can’t seperate His spirit from His faith. So he will try to convince you that God has left you when he has not, he doesn’t want you to know that through faith, Gods spirit is always w you, he doesn’t want you to know how mighty you are and can be with the faith of God! He will never leave you Nor forsake you, so don’t believe the lie that God is not there.”

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motives.

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walking the Christian walk isn’t all about “what God can do for me”. Why don’t we boast about how we loved someone so hard that it made us feel uncomfortable. or when God dared to challenge us & push outside of our comfort zone in order to save someone else. where we went the extra mile to pray for someone who we didn’t even know. or the work that is required of us in the Kingdom where we gain NOTHING. yes this is a blessed life, but glitz and glamour is not the prize, & it never was.

More than Conquerors

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what if God was to sit you down w a box like a box that toys come in. On the top of that box is a list of everything that He equipped you with. On that list are things that you’ve never seen in yourself, things that you think you are incapable of, & some things that just simply scare you to death. But here it is God, your Heavenly Father laying it all out for you, & then He looks at you when He’s done & says “Wow, do I have some great things in store for you”.

Even when you don’t see it in yourself, you are capable of loving like He loves. Even when you think you aren’t equipped to forgive that person, you are. Even when the environment you’ve been placed in scares you to death, God has given you the victory. Even when you think your dream that keeps you up late at night is beyond your imagination, God knows He has equipped you to accomplish it w a snap of a finger.

Don’t be afraid of the power that’s inside of you w Christ Jesus, but embrace it, claim it, move mountains, & accept the victory that is already yours! you’re more than a conqueror. 💕 have a great day!

For what is seen is temporary..

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2 Cor 4:18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

1 Peter 4:16 However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name.

For me, being a Christian is the easy choice. Romans 8:28 tells us that, “we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” So choosing this lifestyle was the better choice. I wanted things to work for good, and I also wanted to accept God’s plan for my life (Jeremiah 29:11). However, there will be some sort of suffering, some kind of trial and tribulation, and in one or another you may be persecuted for what you believe. The scripture in the above picture (2 Cor 6:10) is one of my favorites because it captures one of my favorite things about being Christian. There are times when we grow tired or we lack in some area of our life, but the reality is that we possess something much greater than what we can see, hear, or touch. You can call these things spiritual blessings or inheritances, or just simply having inner peace and a relationship with the Heavenly Father. If you are truly operating in the spirit of thanksgiving, it becomes hard to even acknowledge, or even focus, on the things of this world. The words people may curse you with, the rolled eyes, smacked lips, and the wandering minds seem to roll of your shoulder as you embrace them with love. My favorite part of that specific scripture is when it says, “We own nothing, yet we have everything.” WOW.

A relationship with Christ, inner peace, true forgiveness, everlasting love, fruits of the spirit, healing, content heart, overflow of the Holy Spirit, experiencing the presence of God, freedom in your spirit, an open mind, biblical knowledge & application, a lifestyle of worship, fellowship with other believers, covenant with Jesus Christ, ministering in spiritual gifts, the armor of God, a spirit of excellence, continual renewal of your mind, soul, body & heart, your “new man” = EVERYTHING

Set your gaze on Jesus, and you will never have the desire to look back.
Be blessed.

Loving again..

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It’s very easy to cut off people, to shut them out of our lives (I am guilty of this). It’s very easy to say “you are in conflict with my purpose & I’m sorry but you just have too many problems & I don’t need your issues in my life”. There is a such thing as watching the company you keep, yes. There is a such thing as someone being a dream-killer, yes. There are certain people who hold no place in your life, yes. For these people, there is wisdom. There is also a Heavenly Father. Me being honest with myself, I have put the burden of relationships on my Heavenly Father, meaning that I say to Him, “God I trust that you will send the right people into my life, and if needed, you will remove the wrong people. Please give me wisdom as well to distinguish between the two”. My topic is loving again, so back to that. It’s easy to put people off as critics, haters, and drag-a-longs… but if they have not made an exit out of your life, and you are still present in theirs, why are you not trying to love them? No more of this, “You aren’t on my level, so you need to get it together before you can hang with me”, NO. Is this the type of God we serve? Is that what Jesus told people? Jesus says, you don’t need to be at this level for me to work with you, Jesus says, I will come to wherever YOU ARE & I will build you up. God is not limited to “where we are”. He will meet you where you are & deal with you there! Then proceed to build you up to the height He has for you! I’m really radical when I get to my “Gotta Get Back To Love” beliefs; so you’re saying love people even though they aren’t as “Christian” as me (whatever that means)? YES. You’re saying love people even if they’re not ready to walk fully as a Christian? YES. You’re saying show love to someone who may later be my enemy? YES. And even if they become an enemy, YES.
Me personally, I’m guilty of doing this to people who are close to me. One day God dealt with me on this. I had just finished ministering to someone, just a prayer & I gave them some scriptures to study, and God came to me like SMACK. And I said well hello Heavenly Father just doing your work, taking numbers, getting dates, kingdom living, blasé, blasé. And in just an instant, the Holy Spirit revealed to me what was going on. It was clear as day, “Taylor how can you love one person that doesn’t have everything together with such an immense love & pure heart, but here is someone who may have been in your life longer, have a little bit more history with you, and love is nowhere in your heart. You speak the same language to this person, almost. Because with this person you are little spiteful, a little hurt. Deal with that”. We must be careful to not just throw away everyone. Yes, Jesus came to divide, but not throw away. Many times it may be easier to show love to people you don’t know because they have not hurt you! But as Christians, we must learn to love people on ALL levels, the SAME way. We must actually love MORE. People may have hurt you in the past, you may have had some horrible arguments so show them something different! Show them your new spirit! You ARE a new creature, out with the old, in with the new, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that everyone in our lives belongs in the trash. If your parents were Christian people, taught you about God, you go get saved & then you come to them well I’m a new creature & God is dealing with me so I must do away with you, they will look at you like you’re crazy! LOL. Like I said before, this does not mean everyone must stay in your life, and you can hang with the same people you used to, but if you’re as strong in Christ as you say you are, you will be able to love with a greater love. This is how I look at it for certain individuals such as family members, close friends, etc I say, for whatever reason, you are in my life. And if you are ever to leave, I don’t want you to leave without feeling the love of God from me. I don’t want you to leave without hearing me talk about the gospel. I don’t want you to say you KNEW me and did NOT feel love, you did NOT hear a scripture. Because then I would have failed you, not the other way around.

One last thing, if nothing else convinces you to love even more than ever, think on this.. you may be the only person that they come into contact with in their lifetime that has the gospel memorized by heart, and that has God, Jesus, & the Holy Spirit on speed dial.. so if you can’t love them, how will the receive the very thing they NEED?

I know there are many ways to look at this, many ways to interpret, and a lot of varieties of people. I can hear it now, “well what about this? And what about him, he ain’t nothing like this? And her, she nawh, she NEED to leave my life, it’s her fault? And she came from the devil himself I know it!! God will send somebody else cause I can’t help him!!” etc etc etc. You discern your situation lined up with what I said, and if you still aren’t sure how this person fits into the scheme of things, pray about it. Christians love saying Pray about it, but YES PRAY ABOUT IT! Let God orchestrate your relationships, no one ever thought of that! Divine connections, righteous relationships! Ask God for wisdom on how to love if a person is unlovable! If you have wisdom, but can’t love then what good is that? “Suppose I speak in the languages of human beings & of angels. If I don’t have love, I am only a loud gong or a noisy cymbal. Suppose I have the gift of prophecy. Suppose I can understand all the secret things of God & know everything about him. & suppose I have enough faith to move mountains. If I don’t have love, I am nothing at all. Suppose I give everything I have to poor people. & suppose I give my body to be burned. If I don’t have love, I get nothing at all” (1 Cor 13:1-3). The message is simple, although we complicate things & try to tailor it to our own likings, but it’s simple. LOVE. “But the greatest of these is love (1 Cor 13:13)

Luke 6:31 Do to others as you would have them do to you.
Ephesians 4:2 Be completely humble & gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.
1 John 4:7 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God & knows God.
Proverbs 17:17 A friend loves at all times, & a brother is born for adversity.
1 John 4:8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.
Luke 6:35 But love your enemies, do good to them, & lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, & you will be sons of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful & wicked.

All You Need is 1 Experience

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it’s hard to explain God, it’s almost impossible with human words, thoughts, & concepts. the best way to explain is through experience. bc no one can take an experience from u; no one can copy, imitate, or discredit your personal experience with God. that’s why i pray that people experience what God can do for them, bc I can witness/preach all day, but it can never ever compare to the impact that u feel on your life when God touches u. bc when He truly touches your life, there will be nothing left to say. no more questions, no more doubts, no more hurt & pain, just constantly seeking your greater purpose & showing the love that was shown to u.

How much do u really love God?

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People are so quick to say that they love God. I don’t live right, but I love God. I don’t love others, but I love God. I may party all day & night, but I love God. I may disrespect my temple, but I love God. What God do u serve? And as far as those who say, I don’t go to church, but I love God, then what are you doing instead of church? Are you praying, meditating, reading His word, or following any of his commands or standards of living? Or are you still living like the others that I just mentioned?
My God is holy. My God is righteous.
My God does not accept the lesser, and never has. Jesus said if you love me you will obey my commandments (John 14:15). Now Jesus knows that we will sin, that’s where grace comes in, but I would think the more love God shows you (in your transgressions), then the more change we will have in our lifestyles. We accept allllllllday from God. Bless me God, bless me God, but don’t let God try to take away your sin! Nooooo, that’s off limits! How much sense does that make?
I’m not trying to be harsh or bash anyone that has said these things, let’s just be upfront about this okay? Let’s keep it real. And let’s REALLY get to know our God. No one is perfect, I’m not perfect, but I do know the God I serve. The good thing about Gods love is that it’s not dependent on us (thank God). His love is the same no matter how many times we shame it or reject it. There is love. There is grace. There is mercy. But let’s be clear, God stands for the same things He has always stood for. He is the same from beginning to end. The same God yesterday, today, & tomorrow. When I hear people talk the way they do about how much they love God, there is a scripture that comes to mind where God is saying that there will be many who will claim they love Him, and you know what His answer is going to be? His answer will be “I never knew you”, because they lived as slaves to their sin. You won’t be able to say, I lived life how I wanted but I do love you God! His reply will be “I never knew you” (Matthew 7:21-23). Oh you think this is harsh, imagine hearing that from GOD. No more of this lukewarm Christianity! No more of this loose Christianity! Don’t take advantage of grace & mercy in order to use them as an excuse to continue to live life foolishly & without regard to God. God will go above & beyond, without the blink of an eye, giving us His best every single time, but we choose to give Him the lesser, the facade (as if He doesn’t see right through it). It’s not about our actions to “earn” what God gives & we are no longer under the law, but God still has standards! Morals! No, He is not accepting foolishness, worldliness, and harlotry now! LOL. Don’t just talk about it, be about it.

Matthew 7:21-23 21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven. Only those who do what my Father in heaven wants will enter. Many will say to me on that day, “Lord! Lord! Didn’t we prophesy in your name? Didn’t we drive out demons in your name? Didn’t we do many miracles in your name?” Then I will tell them clearly, ‘I never knew you. Get away from me, you who do evil!’