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Saturday, November 24 2018

He Already Know What He’s Going To Do

It is interesting how we sometimes plan the course of our days, schedule vacations and mini get-a-ways…and don’t forget about those pretty, important birthdays of the ones we love! Yet, it still remains that we don’t plan for those unexpected events. Big or small, they somehow seem to slightly throw a perfectly planned day off! Have you ever experienced yourself having an “Oh No!” or an “I totally forgot!” moment?  Yep, me too.

It happens to the best of us! While, we may have been caught off guard or hadn’t planned for the unexpected event, I’m reminded of the time when Jesus was teaching the 5000 folks that had gathered together.  As the day progressed, this multitude of people had become so engulfed and captivated by the Supernatural workings of God and revelation that was going forth, that no one, I mean no one left! Oh how I love those moments when the presence of God becomes soo overwhelming that no one can leave, nor desire to leave. Well, the moment had been soo right and soo breathtaking that time had just escaped the large crowd. The teaching was just too good to pull away from.

I can almost imagine that moment was like when you’re watching a good movie or reading a good book that its soo hard to put it down or take a break! The disciples themselves were just overtaken by Jesus’ teaching, they had absolutely no idea about what was about to happen next. As time had grown late, the disciples summoned Jesus that he should tell the people to leave so they could return to their homes and eat.  Taken aback and caught off guard, the disciples NEVER expected or probably would have imagined the response that was on the cuff of their statement---- Jesus telling them to feed the people. Jesus observing the massive following of people turned to Philip and unexpectedly asked him, “Where will we buy bread for these people to eat?”  John chapter 6:6 tells us that, Jesus was testing Philip, “because He knew what He was about to do.” 

Even when we experience road blocks and unexpected turns in our lives, the Father already know what He’s going to do! It’s in those times where we must remain at ease, undisturbed, and completely rely on our confidence in God’s ability to come to our rescue!  In such a fatherly and comforting manner, he reminds us that He will never leave or forsake us and that He is with until the end of the world.  In fact, it’s in times like these where our Father expects us to gives these kinds of situations to him…for him to demonstrate his MIRACULOUS POWER! 

Are you willing to believe the report of the Lord that He is able to create a way, when it appears that no other ways are possible? Are you willing to trust that the Father can add to what you have in the bank to pay that bill? Can you see him reversing negative scenarios that are currently playing out, and working the entire ordeal for your good? You’ve got to know and be fully persuaded, contrary to what you may see or have heard that the Father already knows and he can NEVER BE TAKEN BY SURPRISE! Your faith is being tested, but as long as you stand on what you know--- TRUTH OF GOD”S WORD---There is no situation, bad circumstance, crisis, or unexpected event that God cannot overturn! Hang in there, rest in him and know that God has your best interest at heart. I am praying for you and believing that you are well on your way to a victorious outcome! Why? Because, the Father already knows what He is going to do for you!

 Dr. Amichia

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Saturday, November 17 2018

 Are you getting in the way of God's plans?

How often do you think about the plan of God for your life?  Do you know exactly what you are supposed to be doing in this season of your life as it relates to the things of God?  We often hear and quote the scripture of Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the thoughts (and plans) that I think toward you thoughts of peace and not of evil, (plans to prosper you) to give you an expected end.” And with a celebrant burst of excitement, we conclude that we have it all figured out and know exactly how God is going to use us and what He’s going to do.

On the other side of this, how often do we sometimes interfere with God's plans? I was prompted earlier this morning to meditate this scripture and decided that I would venture over into transparency land and share my heart with you. For the last two and a half weeks, I had been looking into a particular program of study that had peaked my interest. This program of study would definitely give me the extra letters behind my name,  it will give me extra credentials to support my professional career and it could do things such as put me into a higher environment with other powerhouses or influential people. Here I am, just rambling on and on in my mind about the possibilities of what could potentially become. “With a little bit of sacrifice and dedication over the incoming year, I could be well on my way. After all, I deserve it, I’ve put some personal goals on the reserve shelf years back to attend to important matters in my life, why certainly this is a good time for me now!” You know how we sometimes do, justifying and rationalizing thoughts to make what we want to do work out.

 Nevertheless, I was kindly and ever so quietly jolted by the Spirit of God. He is so precious at how he does things to get our attention. His soft, non-chastising nudge just left me profound as he said to me, “Is this something that could interfere with the plans that I have for you?” B-O-O-M!!!!!

 I want to leave that same question with you today!  Could it be that there are interests and desires and goals that we tend to look into or perhaps want to pursue but yet have completely nothing to do….. I mean absolutely nothing to do with God's plan? You see, some of us have already spent or exhausted a lot of time and invested a lot of our energy and effort into things that have nothing to do with God's plan.  Have you asked God? Did you seek him first? In no means am I coming down on you… trust me, Holy Spirit dealt with ya girl first! If you go back and read my ponderings, it wouldn’t take you long to notice all of the ‘me’ and the ‘I’ phrases. Not for one moment did I consider God! This is exactly why I am soooo grateful for the Holy Ghost, because he will quickly check you in a kind and loving way to bring you back down into the truth of Matthew 6:33, “Seek first the Kingdom of God…..”

We can no longer afford to pursue after endeavors that benefit or appease our flesh, nor can we do another project that’s going to interfere with and delay the plans of God. We can’t, we just can’t.  One thing about this old flesh, it ALWAYS seeks to be gratified and you can never do enough to meet its desire. We have to draw back to the purpose of the Father. Our mission is to fulfill endeavors that God want us to do in this Earth, for his Kingdom. Sometimes we allow our personal desires and will to get in the way because we're trying to get something that will benefit us …but it doesn't necessarily benefit the Kingdom of God or God’s plan. By any means, I am not encouraging you to not have plans for yourself. What I am encouraging you to do however, is make sure that you ask God first.  Prov. 16:9 states, “ A man’s heart devises his way (plans): but the Lord directs his steps.” Ask yourself this: “Is God getting the glory out of this or am I getting the glory?”  As a reminder, we are no longer our own, but we have been brought with a price. Therefore, we must be intentional in our daily activities that we are not involved in, tied down to, or locked in to things that are interfering with God and what He want to do through you, in you , and for you. My conclusion to my ponderings is this- I have got to be in God’s will. If this is something that is not in his plan for me, then I cannot be a part of it. It’ just that simple. Period. I’ve wasted too much time, chasing after things that were never in his plans for me and I paid for it in the long run.

 So I just want to leave that thought with you to day--- God has a plan to prosper you and part of his plan is to bring you to an expected end. So let's get back in the place of seeking God for his plans and seeking God for the things that he desire for us to do.  I love you. I'm praying for you continually. Be encouraged and have a beautiful Thanksgiving holiday ~ Dr. Amichia

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