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Posts that inspire and encourage a person spiritually and mentally. Posts that help one to change their mindset.

That Time Again

Yes, it’s the time of year that I love most; Fall/Winter.  I don’t know if its because of what it represents, hibernation of nature and renewing itself for the warmer months that are sure to come back, or if it’s because of the changing of colors of the trees, to start anyway, and then the snow that makes everything so beautiful when it first falls.

This time of year does represent something spiritual for me.  I remember a long time ago that somebody told me that the colors that the leaves change to are always there, they just don’t appear until it’s their season, their time.  For some reason this struck me as information straight from God.  I thought to myself, “that’s just like the people of God.”  You know that God has a work for all of us to do, but the timing and release for us to walk in that work isn’t always when we think or desire.  While we are waiting for God to release us, we are molded, cultivated, pruned, trimmed, plucked, planted, fed, and watered.  All those things keep us “green” while the Lord perfects us and when our “season” comes, He releases us and our “colors” come through.

Then when it comes to the snow, it puts me in the mindset of the Blood of Jesus and how he covered, but rather took away our sin.  The snow when it first falls is so white and untouched.  God looks at us through the blood of Jesus and the finished work of the cross, so when the snow falls it always gives me a gentle reminder of what The Father has done for me.

The colors of Fall are so rich and warming. Sometimes I can even detect a hint of Fall fragrance in the air when I see certain colors, just warms me right up on the inside.  Then we have the Christmas season of winter, with the decorations and lights, and festive colors.  It keeps me in a festive, yet creative mood and mindset throughout the whole season.  I love to go to different cities where there are different cultures to see how they decorate and celebrate.

The food, the movies, cartoons, clothes, getting together with friends from near and far, taking silly photos, hugs, kisses, Hot cocoa, sweet potato pie, and a host of other things that just give me a warm fuzzy feeling at this time of year.  Sometimes I wish that I could bottle or box it all up, and open it up to pour out in the middle of summer because for some reason people are more loving, more caring, and more considerate of others at this time of year.  If we could get that going all year, the world would be a better place, but that’s wishful thinking.

Thank you for taking the time to read my thoughts.  I hope you have an Amazing Day!

 
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Posted by on November 10, 2012 in General, Spiritual Encouragement

 

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Behold, I Shall Do A New Thing!

Hello Everybody!

It’s been a while since I’ve written anything and I’ve really been going back and forth in my head as to what to write about, whether it be what’s new with Fragrance Cafe’ or my personal life adventures 🙂 or, my spiritual journey.

Well, many of you can probably tell that I’ve chose the Spiritual Journey.

To fill you in a little; my hubby and I joined ourselves to a new ministry after being loyal members of another ministry for about 12 years.  This happened after God began to show some things that He wanted us to know concerning His Kingdom, Kingdom Living, and the true function of a ministry.

As He began to reveal some things to us, it became evident, although not comfortable, that it was time for us to get ready to leave this particular ministry.  We stayed before God concerning this matter because after all, I was spiritually born in this particular ministry.

OK, fast forward, at the beginning of this year The Father began to speak through His prophets concerning His Will for us and what it is that He has in store for us as well as what He wants to do through us.  All year long He confirmed and reconfirmed all that He started speaking at the beginning of the year, and now He is speaking some things to me that are new.

It’s funny how when you receive a word from the Lord through one of His Prophets, you get that feeling of “uh oh, so, that is God and I’m not crazy”  or some may call it a feeling of confirmation.  At the beginning of the year The Lord began to tell my husband and I that He is going to restore us.  Then He said it again, and again, and again for a total of six times.  I’m thinking to myself, “when God tells you something concerning your life, you feel honored that He would speak to you. After all I’m speaking of The Creator of The Universe.”  The fact that God would send 6 different people who don’t know each other, or me and husband, to say “I’m going to restore you” you tend to not only be convinced, but if there is any gratitude in you at all worship should flow from your lips like a fountain.

Then one day a lady came to me and said “yes, you are a prophetic psalmist.”  I was like oh God, please don’t do this…why is it that we always feel unworthy, when God has deemed us worthy?….She began to tell me how God knows that I’ve been holding back and that He didn’t want me to hold back anymore.  She said “Apostle already knows, he’s just waiting for you to come to him so, you need to be obedient and go.”  So, I did, I went to my Apostle and told him what had been said to me and he said “yes, I knew it the first day you took the pulpit, I’m just sad that it hasn’t been cultivated before now, but its there and don’t worry, we’re watching and we’re with you.”

Since the first time the prophetic word was spoken about me moving in the realm of the prophetic, God continues to confirm over and over that this is what He wants for me.  I’m so honored and in awe of God right now.  I continue to say “yes Lord, be it unto me as You have spoken, I accept the call.”  I continue to ask God to bind my ear to His voice.  I continue to worship Him with my life, and learn and study how I can be a blessing to others.  Just when you think you’ve got it all down, God says “Behold, I shall do a new thing!”

 
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Posted by on October 29, 2012 in Spiritual Encouragement

 

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Being——-Human

So many times we are referred to, and it is true, as human beings.
Lately though, I have found myself existing as a “human DOING.”
Doing this, doing that, planning for this, finishing up that, looking at this, finding that…just always moving and/or doing.

Even in my quiet time with God this morning I found myself struggling to bring my mind in and concentrate on Him. I’m normally able to just zero right in with Him and get my refreshing for the day. I found myself thinking of what I needed to do as I came out of my time with Him and really having to pull myself back in. I just wanted quiet. For about the last week, and especially the last few days, I have been looking for quietness. Stillness. Nothingness. No conversation. No plans. No list. No needs. No wants….Just longing for a place within myself of still and quiet.
The phone rings, and I glance at it as though it is a literal enemy. “I don’t wanna talk to anybody” I say to myself. “I don’t want any reports, whether they are good, bad, mediocre or otherwise. I’m feeling really good on the inside. I have a spirit of great expectation, but I still just want Quiet, Nothing, Stillness.

I know that as the day progresses I’ll have to come out of my little cocoon I’ve created in the morning to bring a balance to myself, but if I could just have it a little longer, and a little more often.

What do you do to bring your balance back with the world seems too loud around you?

 
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Posted by on July 22, 2012 in General, Spiritual Encouragement

 

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Right Out of The Box!!!

I had an experience last week!  I was invited to go to the ASD Las Vegas Retail Trade Show.

I had been invited a couple of times over the last month leading up to the event and kept saying, maybe next time.  Well, apparently for me, according to God, this was my next time….My next time to step out of my “box” and into something that I’ve never done or even thought of doing before.

The first thing was that for years I’ve had a fear of a few things, and flying on an airplane was one of them.  I’ve never had a desire to fly and anytime anyone mentioned flying an automatic NO jumped out of my spirit and straight out of my mouth without a thought, LOL!   This opportunity was starring me in the face, an opportunity for me to expand my thinking, my faith, and my business all at once. 

I’ve had a business for 4 years operating out of my comfy home with products that I create myself.  I’ve been looking for the past 2 years to expand and carry other products, made by other people or companies, but mostly I was just looking to expand to create another source of income within this business.

Then it happened. One night I was asked again, “do you wanna go,” and my response was the same, “maybe next time.” The next day I find out that I already have a flight ticket and room reservations to Vegas for the ASD Las Vegas Retail Trade Show.  I was so excited and with my mind racing about what to pack, what to take, where’s my Sales Tax License copy that the fact that I had a fear of flying not even crossed my mind.

When I did stop and think about the fact that I would be flying clean across the country to the West Coast all I could do was smile.  There was no fear…where did it go…I don’t know and I don’t care, LOL!  I thought about how my life has changed so much over the past 3 months and where God has brought me from and brought me to and I couldn’t say anything but HalleluYAH! and I said it a few times.

When I got to the airport I thought, “I’m actually about to board a plane.”  When the time came to board I did it without any hestitation, it was like getting on a long amusement park ride to me.  The sound of the jet engines didn’t freak me out as I’ve heard it does some people, and I think that’s because my hubby and I are drag racing fans so, being that close to one was actually thrilling to me.

I have never been that far away from home and never that far away from my husband, but the experience was something that I will appreciate for the rest of my life.  I’m thankful for the people that God has placed in my life and that they are people that are go getters with a plan for their lives that they implement daily.  I have prayed for people of like passions, and like faith that my hubby and I could be friends with and the relationship be mutually beneficial.  God has answered my prayer….I have jumped Right Out of The Box!!!! and I must say that the view from here is just great….looking forward to more adventure this year, God said He was going to do some amazing things for us this year….I believe just what He said.

 
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Posted by on April 2, 2012 in General, Spiritual Encouragement

 

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Strategic Prayer

The Bible says in Matthew 24:10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. 11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. 12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
 
We see that iniquity is abounding and the love (common compassion) of many is waxing cold. Let us begin to truly seek the Face of The Father to shield and protect our loved ones and even those that we don’t know.
 
I am requesting that you not only pray the prayer with me, but send it to other prayer warriors that you KNOW will PRAY.
 
Father, we come humbly before your throne seeking grace to help in the time of need.  We remind You of Your Word that states if any two agree as touching anything, whatsoever we ask will be done.  So we come in the Mighty name of Jesus Father on behalf of the City of Detroit, the State of Michigan and this Nation.  Father, we rebuke the spirit of violence, rage, murder, rape, molestation, lasciviousness, hatred, destruction and decay, lies and deceit in the name of Jesus.  We come against every evil assignment and bind the hands of the strongman assigned to the region of Detroit, the State of Michigan and this nation. We loose him from his assignment in the name of Jesus, we Plead the blood of Jesus over every citizen, over every home and business,  we rebuke every spirit of fear and drawback in the name of Jesus.  We rebuke the spirit that comes to dishonor Fathers, and Mothers, and the elderly in the name of Jesus.  Father, we continue to ask that You return the heart of the fathers, and mothers back to the children in the name of Jesus.  We stand in unity Father praying for restoration of everything that has been broken down, destroyed, and decayed and we thank You for doing it even now Father in the name of Jesus.  Cause intercessors from all over the world to pick up this prayer in the spirit realm and began to prayer to strengthen the stand of righteousness in the name of Jesus.  Cause the saints everywhere Father to be Sober and Vigilant, and to stand and fight against the enemy that is on the prowl and seeking to destroy. 
 
In the name of Jesus Father, we ask that you would send the same anointing that You sent to the burning bush that burned before Moses, but was not consumed, send that anointing of fire Father to burn in the city of Detroit, the State of Michigan and this Nation, and to sanctify the ground and make it Holy. Send revival Father and turn back that hearts of the people to You in the name of Jesus.  Help the saints of God to redeem the time Father, catch us up in the spirit realm to do the work that You have set us in this Earth to do in the name of Jesus.  We thank You Lord for answering our prayer in the name of Jesus.  This is the confidence that we have, that You hear us, and if we know that You hear us, we know that whatever we ask according to Your will You will do it.  We know that Your will is to bring redemption to every soul and we decree and declare it to be so in the name of Jesus. Amen.
 
BE ON YOUR POSTS WARRIORS! THIS IS SERIOUS BUSINESS!!!
 
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Posted by on March 12, 2012 in General, Spiritual Encouragement

 

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What Discovery?!

Let the scientists tell it they’re always discovering some “new” planet or galaxy or whatever they want to call it….The fact of the matter is….It’s not new because God created it, it’s just newly discovered to them. We know that the human eye cannot behold all that God has created at once, and certainly will not discover all that He’s created in our lifetime.
Let us look at Hebrews 11:3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.

Then take a look at Romans 11:33-36 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out! 34 For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counselor? 35 Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again? 36 For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory forever. Amen.

To me all of this says that Our God, which is the Creator of all things has created things that our eyes haven’t seen, but from time to time He uncovers things for the human eyes to see.

Thank you for reading. I look forward to your comments.

 
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Posted by on February 29, 2012 in Spiritual Encouragement

 

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This Is Where We Come In!!!

There has been an outbreak of violence involving children and teens everywhere in the last couple weeks.  Please join me in the following prayer and go so far as to send it to others that you know will pray.

 
Father, we come to you united and standing in agreement for the deliverance of our children.  We come against the assignment of the enemy against every child and teenager in the name of Jesus.  We plead the blood of Jesus over our children and call them out of every snare that has and seeks to entrap them in the name of Jesus.  We rebuke the spirit of rage, anger, murder, violence, rejection, depression, wickedness, and every other spirit assigned to them as individuals and as a generation in the name of Jesus.  We speak to these spirits and command that they be loosed from children and teenagers everywhere, we rebuke every generational curse and every word curse spoken over our children in the name of Jesus.  We call these spirits to be plucked up by the root and cast into the depths of the sea in the name of Jesus.  We decree and declare deliverance for our children and we say that they are people of integrity and character that honor their fathers and mothers and others in authority in the name of Jesus.  Our children are blessed and mighty in this earth with a kingdom influence in this earth in the name of Jesus. Father, we ask that You heal every hurt in our children, mend every broken place in the name of Jesus.  Open their eyes Father that they may see the error of their ways and be turned around in the name of Jesus.  Move every obstacle Father that stands in their way of getting to you in the name of Jesus.  We decree and declare that our children shall influence this nation in a greater way to turn people’s hearts back to you, they shall live and not die and they shall declare and do the work of the Lord in every place in the name of Jesus.  We thank You Father for deliverance for our children in the name of Jesus.  Send peace, healing, understanding, love, and acceptance to our children Father, cause people of mighty, positive, and powerful influence to them to get them back on track.  Father, every parent that is not in their place in their children’s lives Father cause them to come forth and be and do what You have called them to be to the children of this nation and children everywhere in the name of Jesus.  Father, turn the hearts of the fathers back to the children and the children back to the fathers in the name of Jesus.  We give you thanks and praise for the deliverance of our children Father, we decree that it is so in the name of Jesus. Amen.
 
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Posted by on February 29, 2012 in General, Spiritual Encouragement

 

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