Month: February 2016

DREAMS ARE NOT TO BIG FOR GOD

Many of us spend a lifetime chasing after dreams only to find emptiness in their accomplishment. Others never really make it to their dreams and leave themselves to failure. Dream chasing is only relevant when it is rooted in God’s calling in your life. When God triggers a dream in your heart, you will not be able to let it go – you will chase it until God’s purpose has been fulfilled. 

Dreams are considered to be goals and visions that fire your heart and saturates your soul with joy at the very thought of them, in the eyes of the God. Your destiny and reason for living is wrapped up tightly in your dreams and desires. Your dream is that vision for your life that burns inside of you which can’t top down or ignore for long. It keeps coming back because it is a part who you are.
God designed every member of the human race to have dreams. They are a way of finding fulfilment. The Bible says, “If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done” (Ecclesiastes 11:4).
If you wait for perfect conditions to follow your calling, you’ll never get started. Things won’t settle down. Wait until you get out of debt before tithing, and you’ll never get back on your feet financially.
“Now may the God of peace…equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work us what is pleasing to him” (Hebrews 13:20-21)
David was far from the comforts of his home and the king’s palace when he was on the run. He had to learn how to his way through treacherous territories and the Lord always provided a place for David to hide. He was provided food and provisions through Abigail, his future wife. When Saul was close to capturing David, the Lord provided the distraction with the Philistines in battle. God knows what we need and when we it when we are making our way towards our dreams. (1 Samuel 22:5, 25:18)
A dream cannot be built on ego. It cannot be built on tradition–because the company expects it or your family expects it. None of these foundations will support your dream.
You must build your dreams on something that will last. Only two things in the entire world will last forever: truth and people. Heaven and earth will pass away, but God’s Word will never pass away. You have to build your dream on that never-changing foundation.
David wasn’t perfect before, during, or after he was crowned king; however the Scriptures support that he was a man after God’s own heart (Acts 13:22) David was faithful tending the sheep when God planted the seed of purpose in his heart. We can be faithfully going about our daily business when God suddenly awakens our hearts to a greater purpose. The chasing of dreams will be filled with moments of joy and distress; yet it will be worth it when we receive the crown of life from our father.

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SERVANT OF GOD

How can I be a better servant to God?
Thousands of books are published about leadership but a few about servant-hood. Everybody want to lead and nobody wants to be a servant. In today’s world, we find it very hard to avail ourselves for God at any given time. We have busy schedules and plans we don’t want to be messed up without showing resentment. 
But this exactly what servant-hood is about; not being able to choose when and where we want to serve and giving up the right to control our schedules and allowing God to interrupt them when He needs to.  
Are you a called soldier who is tangled up in the affairs of everyday life and your actions displeasing to the one who called you? Then the time has come to consider the following guides that will help you to become a better servant.
Adopt Paul’s personality
Paul thought of himself as a ‘servant of Christ’. In everything he was subordinate and subject to Christ, and that Master set the parameters of his obedience. Paul understood that God didn’t call him to be creative but obedient, not innovative but faithful. For Paul, success in the ministry depended upon pleasing God. To proof his faithfulness to God Paul says; “For am I now seeking the favour of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a bond-servant of Christ.” (Galatians 1:10)
Pay attention to needs
As a servant, you should always be on the lookout for ways to help others. When you see a need, seize the moment to meet it, just as the Bible commands us, ‘whenever you have an opportunity, we have to do what is good for everyone, especially for the family of believers. (Galatians 6:10) When you are part of a congregation, you should always find an opportunity to serve. If not in the service of others, then how can we serve God who is in need of nothing?
We miss many occasions for serving because we lack sensitivity and spontaneity. Great opportunities to serve never last long so take advantage when the moment comes.  
Be faithful to the ministry. 
Faithfulness has always been rare quality posed by human beings. Most people don’t know the meaning of commitment. Are you also counted this list? Well you can change this behaviour by refraining from making commitments casually and then break them for the slightest reason without any hesitation, remorse or regret. Be a person that people can always count on, keep promises you need to keep, vows you need to fulfil and honour your commitments. God has promised to reward your faithfulness in eternity. 
Be Humble
As much as we are always applauded for our selfless and generous behaviour, we have to be careful not to develop and overinflated sense of self-importance. No matter how far along we get in the walk with the Lord, there is never a time when there is nothing we need from other believer. God has intentionally designed it this way. We don’t all have the same function in the Body of Christ and we all need each other. 
Be thankful
As a devoted servant of the Lord you will be sure to take thetime to thank God, regardless of your schedule and your own sense of urgency for the task at hand. Before you ask for another thing from God or present anything else to his people, Paul ensures that he gives thanks to the Provider of all things. The frequent giving of thanks in the life of a believer is and often repeated, highly important practice in all of Paul’s teachings (see Phil. 4:6; Col 3:15; 1 Tim 2:1)
Learn to detach yourself from the false identity that your ego has fabricated for you and connect to your true self, being of higher divinity. 


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MY BFF

See I felt such strong and change that my blog post was going to be an outfit of the day post to day. However I decided to do a special blog post dedicated to my only female best friend as well as kill two birds with one stone and do my homework assignment for my armor bearers class. 

Anywho, the last female best friend I had was when I was like 5, the only reason why were are not friends any more is because I moved around so many times growing up that I lost contact with her. With that said I literally have not had a female best friend since then. Reason for me not having a female best friend is because I have found it so ridiculously hard to have female friends that I can legitimately trust with out feeling like they are going to do something shady to me behind my back, use me, try to take my boyfriends, or they just don’t understand me at all. 
With all of this said someone who has taken my heart and ran with it , has loved me back to life in times that I needed real love, times when I wanted to kill myself, times when I was not sure if this was the right decision that I wanted to make. She’s been through 2 major break ups with me has helped me get back into amazing status. With her I have found my new found love of God. A love that has me feeling like someone that is alive which is a feeling that I have not felt in years. A feeling that I do not want to disappear at all. Do not get me wrong I have some friends that I consider to be like family to me, but she got the title of BFF.
This best friend is Lillian Lightbourn, she says she is inspired by me but I am inspired by her and her love of God. I love her drive and admire her God driven career in modeling. She is beautiful and kind and because of her I love coffee and creamer. lol. I miss her so much as she is away in London doing her thing modeling and I give her everything and commend her for everything that she has done and is about to do. So I love you lilli and I hope this answers my homework question in more than just a paragraph! 
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FIND THE JESUS IN YOU!

Finding yourself in Christ means a lot more than it appears.  God has created every one of us for a purpose to be fulfilled here on earth and until we begin to live the way God wants us to, we will never find that purpose. Jesus told us that “you have to lose yourself in other to find yourself.” This could seem paradoxical to your ears but have you sat down to think and meditate on what He meant by this statement.
[Matthew 10:39] He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it.”

Hence, Jesus is telling us that to be like him, we must lose our pride and be submitted to Him in all our ways. The Bible makes us understand that pride is a great sin. Satan had pride and made him misbehave in heaven which resulted to chasing him down. We have many other personalities that fell for pride in the Bible. Let us take Goliath and David in the Old Testament as case study. 
Goliath was so confident in his strength and valor, he forgot he was a creature created by a Creator and he underrated the God of Israel when David challenged him in the Bible. David casted away every pride and challenged Goliath in God’s name. 
[I Samuel 17:45] “Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied.”
We all know how God gave David flawless victory over the arrogant giant (Goliath) because David casted his pride away and relied on God to do fight the battle. He was able to find his true self as a victorious warrior. After the battle with Goliath and victories over philistine, the people of Israel praised and acknowledged David, even more than King Saul.
[I Samuel 18:7] “And the women sang to one another as they made merry, “Saul has slain his thousands and David his ten thousands.”
Hence, it is important to cast away your pride and submit yourself into His hands. You will even serve and understand him better when you do these.

Another important step to take after submitting yourself to Christ is to look for evidence, as you study, that you are a child of God. Also look for evidence that God is; Creator,  holy, good, righteous, loving, and not capable of any evil. Look for writings that projects God’s love for his children, an everlasting love that mirrors and transcends a parent’s love for a child. This will provide you with the theoretical knowledge to believe Jesus died for you so as to redeem and give you an everlasting place in his kingdom. Knowing that your true self is connected to the fact that God created you and loves you, even though you are a sinner, provides true confidence to find yourself in Christ and you will know that you are truly loved unconditionally. 




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WHY SO SALTY?



It is seriously funny how the first time I heard the phrase salty it was a term used to roast your friends and make jokes but these jokes are usually not very good to some effect. I know this because a lot of people that did not make it into my life this year would use this word behind my back on Facebook. 


Some friends right!

However after being in church at the Rock church for a few months the term salty has a new meaning to me. It has this positive uplifting meaning. Go be salty and spread yourself to the world to be fruitful and salty in someone else’s life. You can never go bad with to much salt but you can go bad with out any salt at all. 



Matthew 5:13








“You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet.



What is salt? By definition it is: A substance used for seasoning certain kinds of food, and for the preservation of meat.
For what purpose was it made?
To season: To render palatable, or to give a higher relish to, by the addition or mixture of another substance more pungent or pleasant; as, to season meat with salt.
To preserve: To save from decay. Salt is used to preserve meat.
To cure: To dry; to prepare for preservation; as, to prepare by salt, or in any manner, so as to prevent speedy purification.

We are to salt the world with are presence that is why it is so important that we are doing what we are supposed to do as christians if we do not how can someone be saved from their demons out there. We need to be the ones that cure this world of sin. 
We are to speak well-seasoned or salted words. (1 Corinthians 13:1) “Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.” We are to speak with love.

Stop complaining over what is wrong in your life, and start speaking life over your life. How can you help people if you keep complaining about what is going on in your life it is not fair to the person you are trying to save and help. 

All in all BE SALTY IN A POSITIVE WAY! 


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HAPPY VALENTINES DAY

You know sometimes we give our love to the wrong people. Love is something special and the greatest love was given to us from Jesus. However, he is usually the first to be forgotten. We are so quick to give our love and affection to the people of the world that we lose sight of the real person who needs our love. Jesus just wants our love that’s it. It is no hard but society makes it hard and it should not be this way. 
With today being Valentine’s Day I thought I would do a special post for Jesus and write him a letter, not just any letter but a deep and devotional letter filled with prophecies in it that will be filled. It is already as they said besides it is the year of the harvest and nothing comes close to giving my Jesus love than writing him a letter this year. I am single and the only boyfriend, best friend , husband I need is my Jesus. 
Dear Jesus,
Let me just start off by saying I don’t praise you enough the way that I should, I don’t read my bible as much as I should, I don’t ask for what I want as much as I do. But yet even though I don’t ask for the smallest things you still manage to give it all to me. You still give me grace knowing that I am not perfect and I still make mistakes. This is a new process for me surrendering to you myself and all of my flaws to be worked in and out Its not easy to work with me because sometimes I feel like I am stuck in my old ways but I know you got me.
I just want to be taken cleaned up and made brand new.  I want to thank you for everything you have done and everything you are doing in my life and thank you for you taking me out of situations that I didn’t deserve or ask to be in. You give us grace even when we don’t deserve it. I need to ask for more things that I want so that you can help me work on these things,

A free gym membership would be nice lol 
Time management I need help with that 
Guide me in the right direction 
My blog
My career my success is all in you 
My patience needs some work but you know this
A vocal and acting coach 
More people on my team to help me expand my business! 
Organization skills
Camera 
Jesus, when you are with me nothing seems difficult; but when I forget you everything is a mess and I can not forgive myself. 
your voice to me is the most precious sound in existence. I need your voice to speak to me with comfort to get me through my day. 
 “The Master is come, and he calls for you” (John 11:28). 
I would be a fool to not put you first in all that I do. I can not go into any situation without having you on my mind Jesus. I can not want anything else if it is not for you Jesus. The world without you is just that a world lost and needs to be found again. To be without you is hell on earth; being with you Jesus is like sweet Candy land. As long as you are with me no enemy can hurt me. 
Finding you the only treasure that I want to find. The best thing in life is you. I know that I am blessed to have blessings, I do not want to know poverty. 
I want to know how to have a conversation with you like no other speak to me how you want to speak to me. I want your mind and want to live life so gracefully. Give me peace and the ability to please you.  
Lord, heal my heart so that I can have you with me at all times.  
God you made us to be your friend in you, that is why we exist but we have a purpose beyond that. It is to fulfill your vision and your work. I don’t want to drive you away and lose your. What would I do if this happens! You were my friend when no one else was.  I can deal with having the whole world against me than to lose you. I trust you and what you are doing in my life because I know it is something amazing. 
I love you Jesus! Because I have love for you, I can therefore love others around me. You are as faithful to me as I am to you and have never left me even in my worst times. you are God and there is no one like you! Jesus , my prayer  is that you would be in me and in every person who calls on you.
I just ask for everything abundantly and for your grace!
Happy Valentine’s Day 

Love,
your daughter
 Sheila J 


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DEMONS

Everyone has a demon or two. I have had my fair share of them. I have battled a lot of things and I have decided that maybe it might be time to share things with the world. I was always afraid and always felt sheltered. I always thought that I should keep things to myself, because I do not want to come across as weak. However, recently I have decided that telling the world what I have faced might just be what I need to do to set myself a part from all of the rest.




In more ways than one being a model is not so cracked up to be. Being told that you need to slim down is not exactly what I wanted to hear. With in reason I developed an eating disorder. I would eat a lot and than throw it up. No one really knew that this is what I was doing, and trust me I reaped the consequences of this. I learned my lesson though, I should not have to do this to be accepted. I should just be me and call it a day.

Dealing with demons that no one knows about is really difficult. I have wanted to commit suicide at least 5 times, being admitted to the hosiptal is not very fun at all. When you feel like your world is crashing down on you because you do not feel stable in a home it can be a bit much. When you feel like your own mother put her boyfriend or men in general before you, it has a mental effect on you.

They say for you to let go of these thing which I have to say that I am not in the same place that I was when all of these things happened. However I am in a place where I feel like I am me and I perfectly fine with that. I have to pave my own way, if I can get your attention that way I will do something different and get your attention in another way. Its not easy to overcome demons but when you pray and have faith and get out of the darkness your light will shine bright. I hope that me writing this helps someone reading this.

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URBAN LOVE

When I met you I didn’t think anything of it. Barely even looked at you. Now I am here and your all I think about. This urban love what right and wrong. I speak into existence and you know me better than I know myself. His eyes are like passage ways to his soul only problem is soul is tainted by all the wrong that’s been done. Not used to someone caring the way I do because truth is no one else never did it right. Baby put your pride a side let me show you how real this urban love is cause I’ll do for you as you do for me.

 I treat you as my king deserves to be treated just as long as my king does right by me. I couldn’t have found better words to express this feeling without not saying to much. This urban love got me up all night, wanting to spend the rest of my life with you. You breathe into my ear and whisper my name, my world changes because your slowly becoming my world. Sleep baby sleep but don’t sleep our love away this love is strong doesn’t matter if it hasn’t been long. I know  it seems as if I am trying to be a poet but I am just expressing myself in a way that I am not really used to. trust!  I trust like no other which is why I am giving you my heart but babe please don’t break it I wouldn’t know what to do. Maybe it’s just me but this urban love feels real and I don’t want it to end. You just want the doctors prescribed Your my sick love addiction, the needle, the pills and the gun to my black and white love story.


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ORGANIZATION

I never realized how much of my life needed to be organized until, god has been reminding like everyday to organize. Which I have to say is not the easiest thing in the world to do. I have had to go through the procress of eliminating things that should not exist to me. When god tells you to do this you do it because he wants to bless you with amazing things to show forth.  I have tired many different ways of getting organized but nothing works for me. So I end up giving up on it and not wanting to deal with it. However, what is a better way to be organized than by organized by god.


But this thing I did command them: Listen to and obey My voice, and I will be your God and you will be My people; and walk in the whole way that I command you, that it may be well with you (Jeremiah 7:23).


I made my schedule, and I can change it. So I will Pray about my day, my week, and my life goals to find out what God wants me to do, and what He doesn’t want me to do. If I am not doing what god is telling me to do, I am missing out on a lot of things and allow for others to control my life. If I do what God tells me to do, He will bless me with joy, peace, rest, and wonderful relationships.That which is desired in a man is loyalty and kindness [and his glory and delight are his giving] (Proverbs 19:22).

For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it? Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish.’ 

There has to be some type of my organziation with out it, how are you supposed to get anything done in life? 


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JOURNAL

My blog is like my journal, my journal to God, my journal about my journey. It is my uniqueness and the way that I can freely express myself. Writing I feel like frees the soul, and you become one with your self and others. It’s amazing what a little writing will do to give you peace mind and clarity. All I have ever wanted was clarity and I seem to always look to writing to get it. No matter what is I can have unspoken feelings about something, and feel some type of way about not being able to get things off my chest. So I look to writing of course. It’s like a manuscript of my life, a personal reaction to what others say is not relevant. 
I’m just at a different point in my life, a point at which I am ready to grow. Grow more than ever, be an inspiration and lighthouse for other people. I am just at this place where I finally feel at peace with myself. A weight has lifted off me and it has never been better.  I have a feeling of self love, a feeling of confidence like never before. 
Things are different now i guess you just have to see where I am going from here.

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