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“He’s an Intelligent God!”

It is very easy to become frustrated and overwhelmed by what would appear to be the injustices of life. When things happen that we do not understand or agree with; even the strongest of Christians can begin to question the allowance of our God. After all, if He is omniscient, WHY would he sit back and allow things to transpire that He already knows is going to cause us inconvenience/ and or pain?  These are questions that I have been mulling over for some time.

As my tradition, I placed my answer on the altar of prayer and patiently waited for God to provide me with a satisfactory explanation. Well He answered me alright, but as His tradition, he did not respond to me in the fashion that I was expecting. His answer came to me in a form of rebuke. He said to me, “STOP INSULTING MY INTELLIGIENCE.”  WOW!

Like, the prophet Isaiah I experienced a “Woe Is Me!!” moment (See Isaiah 6:5). I suddenly realized how miniscule my opinion is in the sight of God. I realized that when I question God’s authority and sovereignty I inadvertently insult His intelligence.

Saints, amidst all of the chaos in our world, God knows what He is doing. He is not blind-sided or taken off guard by ANYTHING or ANYONE. Jesus wasn’t even blinded sided by Judas. He knew all along that Judas wasn’t trust worthy and would eventually betray him; yet his Father allowed him to experience the hurt and humiliation of being betrayed by someone he once called friend. (See Matthew 26:23). God allowed Jesus to experience much sorrow and grief for the greater good of His divine plan.

Rest easy my friend. Do not resign, withdraw, or sink into hopelessness because of what is taking place in our land or in your personal life.  Be encouraged and remember this:

“God has spoken plainly, and I have heard it many times: Power, O God, belongs to you”; (Psalms 62:11 NLT)
Do not become guilty of insulting God’s intelligence by arguing with or refusing to accept God’s plan for your life. He knows what He is doing. Just trust Him and LIVE!

 

Sherabim J. Curvin
www.soarwithsheri.com
Author of “Heart of A Woman: Motherhood, Marriage, Ministry, and Money”

 

 

 

“A Cause Worth Fighting For”

img_4664A Cause Worth Fighting For

 

A few weeks ago, I had to minister to a  woman who was distraught because her teen aged daughter had been engaged in an altercation that resulted in her arrest and  conviction of aggravated assault.  The young lady had been trying to defend herself, however, the judge that presided over her case was merciless and initially refused to consider a plea bargain of any type to reduce the harshness of the sentencing.  The mother and daughter were both devastated as this was the first offense ever committed by the child.  As any caring parent would do, the mom requested an appeal to the ruling and a new date was set to review the case.  The mother believed that her daughter’s future was a cause worth fighting for.

 

As  a mother myself, my heart was immediately filled with compassion for this woman and I agreed that I would go into intercession on behalf of the daughter.  The retrial was set for a Thursday morning. I went into prayer a few days before and then the Thursday of the court day. In my prayer time, the Lord spoke to me pray against the “Unjust Judge”(see Luke 18:1-5) and intercede that on the day of the trial the young lady would stand before a “Just Judge.” I texted the mom, to tell her to pray the same thing before they went to court.

 

At 1:08 pm , Thursday afternoon, the mom texted me these words “From your mouth to God’s ear she went before a just judge and received no jail time; just probation for 1 year.”  You cannot tell me that the God that I serve is not real and does not answer prayer! How awesome is MY God!!

 

The Lord began to speak to me after I read the text message. So many times in life, we are denied fairness and favor because we are dealing with unjust people who lack compassion and empathy. We accept there “NO” and their judgment, not realizing that we serve a God who has the final say and ruling over every aspect of our lives. Just because they say “NO;” doesn’t mean that God does.

 

Is your cause worth fighting for? If you are experiencing injustice in your life, I encourage  you to not accept the verdict that has been rendered by the unjust one. Connect with a prayer partner and plead your case before the “Just Judge, Jesus Christ, our advocate(I John 2:1). He is able to move people out of the way, redirect the thoughts of man, turn hearts that were against us towards, and replace those who are unwillingly to comply with His terms. Just as God ordered a new ruling with a  just judge for this woman and her daughter; He can order a new ruling over your life’s situation.

 

 

Remember, this, God has spoken once, Twice I have heard this: That power belongs to God” (Psalms 62:11)

 

Stay blessed, and remain encouraged.

Sheri Allen-Curvin

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“Jesus Christ To The Rescue!”

Matthew 14:22-29
Jesus Christ To The Rescue

“A short story”

Today’s nuggets of empowerment will be in short story form:

 

The bluimagestery winds taunted them with its chilling howl and banshee like shrieks, as they struggled to maintain their stance within the violently rocking vessel.  Fear of their fishing boat capsizing gripped their heart, and “the end” appeared imminent.

As the rippling waves of the sea, so were the feelings of abandonment and betrayal that engulfed their being as they remembered that their Lord insisted that they take this journey. How could He allow this to happen to them? Had they not obeyed His commandment to journey to the other side? Did He suddenly lose His omniscient ability to foresee the trial that they were destined to face? How could the man that they had forsaken all for now forsake them?

Exhausted from their futile attempt to survive the storm without their Master’s presence all seemed hopeless. Hopeless, that is, until peering through the thick darkness of the night, they beheld a mystique figure leisurely strolling upon the salty sea waves as casually as one walking in the park on a cool summer day . Fear had now progressed to sheer and unparalleled trepidation as the figure continued to glide towards them. As they braced themselves for an encounter with this unknown, a soothing and reassuring voice, like that of a mother, calling to her terror-stricken child, subdued the wailing wind with these eight simple words: “Don’t be afraid,” he said. “Take courage. I am here!

 

 Life Application:

You word today…whatever you have been going through Jesus Christ is coming to your rescue!  Know this:

  • You DID not hear God wrong! Yes, he told you to venture out and take the journey of faith that you are on!

 

  • Though it may appear that your obedience to God has yielded nothing but friction and has propelled you into a storm be reassured that it was orchestrated to show you another level of His Omnipotence.

 

  • Don’t attempt to survive the storm without Christ; it will leave you listless.

 

  • Take courage. He knew what you were going to endure this BEFORE He sent you out….and  He is going to show up for you and prove to YOU that He was with you all along!

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“Take a Step Back”

1 Corinthians 9:26-27

“So I run with purpose in evimg_4659ery step. I am not just shadowboxing. I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should. Otherwise, I fear that after preaching to others I myself might be disqualified”.

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, as we endeavor to encourage to inspire, to motivate, to empower, to minister & to bless others; it is important that we remember our own human frailties.  Yes, we should absolutely pursue ministry & fulfilling our life’s purpose, but our main objective should always be ensuring that we are in right standing with God. How sad would it be for us to become inundated with ministry tasks such as preaching, praying for others, building & expanding, giving, visiting the sick, and such the like, and we ourselves end up missing the Promised Land? Oh,Yes!…. It can happen…just ask Moses (see: Numbers 20:9-12).

The Apostle Paul was cognoscente of the dangers of becoming so consumed with ministry tasks that it jeopardized his spiritual health. He realized that just as an athlete must keep physically fit in order to qualify to win at his sport; he too had to stay spiritually fit in order to qualify to win the crown of life that was promised to those of us who endure to the end. (See: James 1:12)

Brothers and Sisters, there comes a time when we must slow down, and simply spend time in the presence of the Lord fasting, praying, worshiping, praising, and reading the Word of God. This may mean not accepting all invitations and appointments that are offered to us. It may also mean reevaluating our calendar and shifting and canceling engagements to free us up to allow time for our own spiritual renewal.

Jesus, our Lord and Savior, also understood the need to take a break from the business of life and ministry in order to refresh himself in the presence of the Lord.. Luke 4:22 states, “and he was withdrawn from them about a stone’s cast, and kneeled down, and prayed,

Returning to the basics of relationship with God, and truly allowing him to reign as King in our hearts, will help us to remain spiritually healthy and focused. Today, I challenge you to reevaluate your schedule and determine whether or not you have left God out of it. If you have, then I encourage you to do as Christ did, withdraw yourself from it temporarily, get a stone’s cast away, kneel down, pray, and refresh yourself in God’s presence. Taking a step back will allow you to be more effective in the Kingdom.

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