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Sunday, March 23, 2014

Your words come from the heart

Photo by: Chelle
Read 15: 8-18

But those things which proceed out of the mouth come from the heart and they defile a man. Matthew 15:18

Let no corrupt talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. Ephesians 4:29

The words you say

Do you understand the words that come from your mouth?  Do you ever listen to the words you speak to family, friends, and co-workers? Parents, do you think before you speak to your children?

  • “You are lazy”
  • “You are a failure”
  • “You are no good”
  • “You are just like your father”

Your words come from the heart

In today’s text Jesus reminds us that defilement comes from within. Your words come from the heart. It is not what we put in our mouth that defiles us it is what comes out! Sticks and stones may break your bones but words cut deep like a knife into the spirit.

This communication is twofold – what you speak to others as well as to self. Do you comprehend the word you speak about yourself? 

  • “I am too fat”
  • “I am too skinny”
  • “My nose makes me look ugly”
  • “I don’t like the way that I look”

This language is spoken daily, intentionally and unintentionally.
And these words are powerful and they do have recourse – negative or positive, the bible tells us so. 

Matthew 15:18-19 - those things which proceed out of the mouth come from the heart defiles a man. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts…

Denied Destiny

Many years ago I worked with young man who had a thirst for knowledge. Based on conversation, a person could tell this young man was very intelligent  and he should have pursued his educational dreams. In my opinion, through our conversations, his destiny was cut short based on his childhood experiences.

Though his parent’s intentions were well it was the corrupt words spoken which caused this man to drop out of school.  “No matter what I did they never saw the best in me.”  It was defiled and harmful words which prompted the boy to give up – “Dummy, lazy, crazy, and stupid.” Followed by “might as well drop out of school you are not going to amount to nothing.” After years of verbal abuse the boy gave up.

Toxic words poison the mind

Family, words can be toxic.They can poison the mind; tear down self-esteem and confidence in a person.  I encourage you to start thinking before speaking especially in anger, a fit of rage, or when disciplining a loved one. Think before you speak and use words that are persuasive.

  • Empower
  • Encourage
  • Uplift
  • Love

Think before you speak

When we verbalize negative words it tears down what God wants to build up! It destroys the Gifts that God has given, never allowing them to manifest. It negates God’s purpose.

Meditate today and think of times you have spoke negative towards a loved one, friend, or coworker. Seek forgiveness and become more aware of the words you speak. It is not what you put in your mouth that defiles a person it is what comes out – do you understand the words that are coming from my mouth…?


Father God in Heaven,

Words I speak are manifested. They can encourage and uplift or defile and destroy.  Lord, help me to become more aware of the words I speak. May they be words of encouragement not negative words.  Expressions that will uplift not break down.  Rekindle the fire in my heart to see the goodness in everything and everyone. May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart always be expectable in thy sight.  Amen.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Find your purpose when Laughing out loud at yourself

Photo by: jdurham - Morgue File
Read:  Matthew 9:9-13

As Jesus went on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax collector’s booth. “Follow me,” and Matthew got up and followed him. Matthew 9:9

laugh out loud 

Sometimes we need to stop and laugh out loud at ourselves. After many years of searching I finally found my purpose. Before the revelation came there was emotional turmoil which dictated the outcome of my situation. Now I can laugh because all along it was right under my nose I just did want to believe it.

It is in my opinion there is a direct correlation between the things people love to do and how God can use them as a purpose driven life for him. He can use anyone for his work. It does not matter your background, education, your appearance or past.  

Take for example the disciples. There was a wide array of professions: Fishermen, Tax Collectors, Farmers and so one.  It is safe to assume these men were the best in their profession. Their skills which I’m sure provided a comfortable life style. But after meeting Jesus they found their true purpose in life. Following Jesus allowed them to increase even more. When teaming up with the Lord you will find your purpose.

Purpose driven life

All my life people prophesied that I would be a preacher but I never saw it. “If God want me to preach he will tell me” was my usual response. The thought would cross my mind as years passed and I even asked God “if this is what you want me to do tell me I will do it.” Never once did he respond. 

I ran from my purpose – writing – opposed to embracing it. In my mind’s eye it was too small, insignificant, and not impressive enough. The exact thing I ran from God was trying to get my attention.  He was speaking to me all along but I tuned him out for years. The Holy Spirit had reviled to me what my purpose was but I could not receive it.

The changes or miracles you are looking for don’t just happen. It takes an effort from you first.  Once you implement by taking a step God will begin the process.   As hard as it was for me to begin writing again God opened doors, and fed my spirit with subject matter.  From that one step God has now allowed The Souls Remedy Ministry to grow and touch people worldwide. Wow, what I saw as insignificant has now manifested into something larger than I ever imagined!

After finally becoming obedient by writing, God disclosed the next phase of my purpose – accept the call into ministry.  Does that mean I preach, become a pastor? At this juncture of the journey I have to say no.  But it is clear that I have to begin this process to find out.

Running from your purpose

Loved ones what are you running from? Evaluate yourself what are your passions? What things come to you effortlessly? I suggest you focus in these areas first.  The desires you think you want may not be the things you really need. Evaluate whatever is pulling at your heart strings that is where you will find your passion. In the process, edify God with it and that is when the purpose will become plain to see. As with me, once I begin the process, God provided the instructions. I received them through His word, prayer and people.

There is something God want to birth in you. Many of you may already know what it is but you keep running from it like I did “this can’t be it, my purpose is bigger than this.”  Take time today start meditating with God so you to can stop and laugh out loud at our self on the goodness you have missed.


Sovereign Father in Heaven, You created me with a purpose.  Today I ask for clarity in my life. Clear my mind and spirit so I can begin fulfilling my purpose to glory and honor you.. Align with your purpose  for me and I pray that I will edify you in everything that I do. Amen  

Monday, March 10, 2014

Love is so far away

Courtesy: Morgue Files

Love is so far away

In a person’s eyes you see no love – just pain, sorrow, and a distant gaze. Their actions are self-centered. Eager to attack when betrayed but never willing to forgive.

I’m so in to you but love is still in need of love today.  Bitterness and vindictiveness plagues the mind.

Selfishness, pride, and ego invade Love’s place in the heart and it Edges God Out.

Love is far away.

Practice Love

In Corinthians Paul speaks of Love and how the church [we the people] should practice love. It is patient, kind, enduring and not boastful.  Contrary to the bible’s blueprint, society is selfish and self-centered – me, myself and I.  

On Main Street America, a tattered homeless person can cause heads to drop or people change their direction. Tears shed when disaster is broadcasted on the airwaves yet people find excuses why not to help.  Where is the Love?

Afraid to share love

Why are people afraid to share love? God’s word tells us to have compassion. Love your neighbor as yourself. But how can we when no one knows their neighbors?  Love is so far away. Love is in need of love today.

There is self inflecting hate among people making it almost impossible to love a neighbor let alone yourself. As Christians, when love is expressed by its true meaning it can ease the pain of whatever you are encountering. It bears, believes, hopes, and endures all things. Love never fails. It conquers all – literally. 

 Love Traits

In order to become more like Christ, we need to practice these “Love Traits.”

  • Love: is kind
  • Love: does not envy
  • Love: is not puffed up
  • Love: is not rude
  • Love: does not seek its own
  • Love: does not rejoice in iniquity

So this is the message: Love one another. Anyone who cannot love remains in death. Brothers and sister let us not just love with words or speech make sure you love with action and truth because love is still so far away.


Dear God, your son Jesus Christ is the perfect love. He loved us so much he laid his life down and died for us.  Father fill this vessel with your unconditional love. Teach me your truths and lead me to perfect love in Jesus name.  Amen.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Good Morning! - when fear strikes

Good Morning! 

Fear strikes cause your eyes are on the problem 

and not on God. 

Why wait until you are afraid 

before you trust in God...

Sunday, March 2, 2014

The Gift of Darkness

Read Matthew 5:13-16

Let your light so shine before man that they may see your good works and glorify your father which is in heaven. Matthew 5:16

The Gift of Darkness

There once was a light that burned bright. It could be seen near and far. That light came from heaven above – God.  Its glow raged with fury in the souls of man. It immolated tranquility – peace – love – hope for all to see. It produced a savory flavor that pleased all.

Today, the light is faint. Chaos covers the world. Wavered hope, dismantled dreams, and doubt have smothered this internal light. Wretchedness has trampled out the flavor of life.  Senseless crime roams the earth like a lion seeking to kill steal and destroy. The Gift of Darkness is no fairy tale it is reality.

The Salt and Light of the world

God’s word described the light as his anointing – The Holy Spirit. In Matthew chapter five, Jesus reminded his followers of the importance of Salt and Light. He claimed we are the salt of the earth and when the flavor is lost we are good for nothing. Also, we are the light of the world. We are like a city on a hill which cannot be hid. We are suppose to let our light so shine before man that they may see our good works and glorify our father which is in heaven.

Though The Gospel has been spoken, many of us have lost our savor and our light has diminished. Making it hard for others to see the good words or God in us. Over time people Edge God Out by seeking their understanding. These actions lead a person further from the eternal flame – the source of God.

Reignite the light

What can be done to reignite this gift from God?

  • Repent from sins
  • Humbly ask forgiveness
  • Reestablish relationship with God
  • Seek God’s guidance
  • Ask to refresh the Holy Spirit in you

Sincerely implementing these steps will rekindle the eternal flame within. It will bring back hope to the hopeless, joy to the joyless and comfort to the sorrowful. Walk in the light, the beautiful light so that man can see God’s light which burns bright within.


Abba Father, Thank you for your Holy Spirit, the eternal flame. Refresh in me a new light so that it will shine bright like a diamond for all to see. May your light shine that others can see your goodness in me. Amen.


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