The Secret Place

How are you feeling today? Has your day gotten off to a good start? Are you feeling fresh, brisk, on top of the world, like you can conquer anything that comes your way? Or, you may be feeling the very opposite today…dull, tired, wanting to crawl under the covers and not come out for a few days because the world seems to be on top of you, to where it has you all heavy and burdened down. You know, feelings can be tricky and deceiving, and we do have to get to the point where we’re not moved and governed by our different emotions. A lot of times, this can be easier said than done. Some days are better than others right? Hey, we’re all growing and learning here.

One thing I know for sure is, when it seems as if my emotions are trying to get the best of me, I have a secret place where I can go and vent, pray, scream, yell, cry, laugh, sing and give praise. It’s a place where I can be free to express my inner most thoughts to the One Who cares the most. I have found that God is the best One to turn to with any questions, doubts or concerns I may have at any given point in time. He understands way better than the next person. He knows where it hurts the most. He knows where I’m the most vulnerable and when I really need His overwhelming comfort and presence. There’s nothing like knowing I can always run to Him when I’m feeling as if the weight of the world is on my shoulders. He is always there, waiting to lift the load and carry it for me.

I want to encourage you, right now, wherever you may be, at this very moment. Let this scripture flood your soul, and read it out loud, so that you hear it, the enemy hears it, and it will sink deep in your heart. Ready let’s read:

“He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust” (Psalm 91:1-2).

Friends, when you’re feeling overtaken by your emotions and it seems as if all is lost or that you have nowhere to turn, hear me when I say, turn to that secret place of the Most High. When you can’t get a grasp of what’s taking place all around you, run to The One Who knows exactly what and why things are transpiring the way they are, and He will give you a peace like no other. Go ahead, call on Him. Say, “God, I need You. Help me! Save me! I can’t do this on my own. I need Your guidance and direction. Help me to focus and keep my eyes on You, knowing that You will come to my rescue. Where you lead me, I will follow.”
Now trust Him with what You’ve just released and given over to Him. Whatever it is, it’s already done. God has taken care of it. Your job now is to rest and abide in The Secret Place. It’s already alright! Hold your head up and just begin to give Him praise. He’s got you my friends. Be blessed today!

Love ya!

God’s “Now” Time

Have you ever felt as if your life were going in circles, or as if you were getting nowhere with any of the things your heart so desired? I have. Have you ever heard yourself asking God questions like, “When is it my time”, “God where are You”, “Do you even hear me”, “When will I experience breakthrough”? Oh how I have mentally wrestled with these questions, time and time again, however I heard something in my spirit today which I would like to declare over your life. I drove into the drive-thru of one of my favorite coffee shops, and on the menu, there was a category that said, “A Bounty of Seasonal Flavors”. Well, immediately, I saw and heard it different in my spirit, from God, that this will be “A Bounty of Seasonal FAVORS”!!

God was letting me know that His timing is EVERYTHING, and there’s nothing like moving in sync with his “NOW” time. When the wait seemed like forever, and that I would never see any kind of manifestation of my visions or dreams, I had, and still have to realize, that I’m operating on God’s time clock, and that He’s bringing all the right pieces together. The things is, while we’re waiting in what seems like a really dry period of wandering in the wilderness, we must look at and understand it as a time of preparation. Oh yes that wilderness experience can consist of a time of whaling, moaning and groanings in our spirit, and a time of trying to come to grasp with what God is doing. But, I say to you, GET READY AND BE READY, for you are entering into God’s appointed “NOW” time. The season is NOW! Say it with me, “My season is NOW”! When you get that revelation in your inner man, you must begin to take faith actions and steps that are “NOW”! What does that mean? It means, you’re actively cooperating with God in knowing that this is your “NOW” season. God has said “NOW”, so we agree and actively walk in it. We make moves that are aligned with what He’s saying the purpose is for this “NOW” season.

Friends, when God has given you the go ahead, the approval, the permission to move out in your “Bounty of Seasonal FAVORS”, the question then becomes… “What are you going to do”? May I make a suggestion? “WALK IN IT”! Here’s an idea of how that WALK should look:

-Welcome and receive this “Now” season with gladness
-Activiate steps that are ordered by God
-Launch out into the deep, with the confidence and the ability of God
-Keep eyes focused on God and His plans

I’m excited about what God has planned for your “NOW” season! Let’s WALK in and through it together, shall we? Let’s keep this scripture in mind while we’re WALKing, that “in all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths” (Proverbs 3:6 KJV). Be encouraged today, and boldly WALK into God’s abundant blessings and favors for this season of purpose…and do it “NOW”!

Love ya!

Just Start Thanking Him

I went to my kitchen the other day, and felt like having a snack, so I grabbed one of those little zebra snack cakes. (Ummm so good) I walked in my bedroom ,where my 1 yr old, Brayden, was sitting in the middle of my bed. Well don’t you know he caught a quick glimpse of what I had in my hand, his eyes lit up, and he immediately started saying, with high expectation….”TANK OUUUU, TANK OUUUU”. 🙂 LORD, that word dropped immediately in my spirit…”Just begin to thank Me, and see won’t I pour out a blessing you won’t have room to receive”! Don’t you know I couldn’t resist giving him a piece of that cake? He was so confident that he was getting something of what I had in my hand. I freely and lovingly gave him,not only one, but probably two or three pieces of that cake. Guess what he did after that…a bouncing happy dance!! Lol!!

Somebody betta catch your word, right there….just start thanking Him!! God is ready to pour out humongous blessings into our lives. More than we could ever ask or think! Just remember to remain in that state of my sweet little Bray…once you catch a glimpse of what you want, get in high expectation of it, and with great confidence, start thanking Him for it!

Love ya!!

A Prayer from My Soul

You said You’d never leave me nor forsake me. I’m standing on that God! You said You’d provide for my every need. I’m standing on that God! You said seek first the Kingdom of God, and all these things would be added unto me. I’m standing on that God!! I put You in remembrance of Your word and Your promises, and Your word cannot lie! I am Your child, a joint heir with Christ. You own the cattle on a thousand hills. The earth is Yours, and the fullness thereof. I have joint ownership with You Lord. I know that You know what I have need of, even before I ask. I know that you don’t want me to be anxious for anything, but to yield to You in prayer and make every fiber of my being to trust completely in You.

So that’s what I do….I trust You! My soul waits on You! You said if I exhalt You, The Word, then You would promote me. I understand that promotion comes from You, and You alone. I stand on Your Word, I stand on Your promises! I will not faint, for I know I will reap, in due season. I believe the season is near, but help me endure these light afflictions, for I know you will deliver me out of them all! I will see manifestation of my heart’s desire! In the midst of my everyday goings and busyness, I’m acknowledging and seeking You for direction. Speak to me. I incline my ear to hear what the Spirit is saying to me. So I settle my spirit, so that I may accurately hear. Thank you now, for Your overwhelming peace that floods my soul. Where You lead me, I will follow.

Love ya!

A Thoughtful Reminder

I was driving down the road, taking a stroll in a bit of a slight rain shower, and a little melody popped in my head, you may know it…”Singing in the rain, just singing in the rain”. Then immediately I was reminded, “Veronica, even when you’re in the midst of rain and facing stormy weather in your life, you must keep singing, keep praising”! I can’t allow the enemy to steal my song to The Lord. Oh yes, he tries in every way possible, to quiet the voice that will magnify and glorify God. But during that drive in my car, I decided to sing! I sang and I sang, all while remembering Who blessed me to be able to lift my voice in praise. Who created me to sing songs that would lead others to lift their voices in adoration to Him? Who gave me a voice that would usher in God’s presence and create an atmosphere of worship, love and healing? In that small space and time, I remembered, God made me to sing to Him and declare His glory. I chose to open my mouth, while driving in the rain, and sing songs that would lift my spirit towards Him.

Upon ending my singing stroll of solitude, I stopped at a traffic light, right before turning on the road that leads home. There was a car in front of me, and the most beautiful words of remembrance were inscribed along the border of the car tags, which, thoughtfully, settled so sweetly on my heart…”YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN”. Tears filled my eyes as I opened my mouth and softly whispered, “thank You Lord”. In that drive, because I chose to lift my voice in remembrance to Him, He turned right back around to say that He notices and He sees me.

Dear friends, let me remind you today that, “you are not forgotten”. God is watching, and has been, from the very beginning. Your steps are being ordered by Him. Open your heart and allow Him to guide you even more, even through the rain, remember Him. Sing songs that give praise to Him, and I promise you, He will hear and will prove to you, like only He can, that He’s always listening, seeing and noticing your every move. You are the apple of His eye, and He remembers you.

Love ya!

Pray and Release

Prayer has such a way of providing relief. I realized the other day, how I got so up in arms about a thing, so caught up in what I thought should happen and how something should take place, and even went as far as rehearsing how a thing should carry out. But, that was me, in the natural, trying to fight, figure and force something, in my own strength. Now, all of that, when I was finished, truthfully, left me frustrated and flustered! However, thankfully, it didn’t end there. Guess what happened when I made a conscious decision to surrender everything in prayer? I felt such a release come over me. The thought of “why didn’t I just do this in the first place or even rest in the fact that I had done this already”? Well, that’s just it, I didn’t REST or completely give it over to God the first time. I still tried to have my hand in it. So, the second time I prayed, I turned it up a notch and went into complete “warfare” mode. Ya’ll don’t know about that “binding and loosing”! 🙂 No but seriously, Jesus says, “Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. (‭Matthew‬ ‭18‬:‭18‬ KJV)

So what I did instead, was to go to battle using my spiritual weapon of prayer! It provided the release I needed. I took my hands off of it and put it in the Master’s hands! What better hands right? 🙂 Say this with me, “pray and release”. Say it again, “pray and release”! We gotta stop trying to play “God” over our situations and concerns, and let “The One and Only God” be God! He don’t need no help!! (I’m talking to myself) Let me rephrase that for some…”He doesn’t need our assistance with anything”! 🙂 God is God all by Himself!

Ok, just one more time, for the sake of settledness and peace…”PRAY AND RELEASE”! 🙂

Love ya!!

You Were Built For This

I knew and formed you in your mother’s womb: you were built for this. Everything you’ve faced and experienced till now, has prepared you for such a time as this. Do not think it is all for naught. For I have and continue to work it for your good, because you love Me and are called according to My purpose. Yes, it is for My purpose. You were created to worship Me, and because I want relationship with you. This, you are facing, apply My instruction I have poured into you throughout this walk. Move forward, and walk it out. Keeping in mind, while you’re walking: you were built for this.

I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. (‭Ephesians‬ ‭4‬:‭1-3‬ KJV)