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Coincidence

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Making my way through the fogs of life.

Acting like I had everything mapped out right.

But as I trodded along I stumbled upon You.

Was it a coincidence?

Absolutely not!

All the while You orchestrated my every step.

Until I came to the place where we met.

I must confess I have never been the same,

As You turned all my pain into gain.

You traded my sorrow for joy

Weakness for strength

I gave You my pieces, and You gave peace.

You provided refreshing and restoration as the need arise.

Coincidence?

I say not.

09/27/2017 Dr.R.A.

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Stay Focused

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At the onset of pursuing our dreams, we are usually very spunked. However, as time progress we tend to lose the initial level of enthusiasm as we may not have accurately calculated the cost of pursuit.  Less and less effort is exerted to accomplish something that once consumed every waking thought.  Nevertheless, to achieve the desired outcome then we need to get back on track. Our goals need to be realigned to the center of our focal point.

It is the plan and work of the enemy to prevent us from accomplishing our goals through various forms of distractions (loss of loved ones, ridicule, discomfort, shame, poverty, discouragement, sickness, challenges, obstacles, etc.). Nevertheless, I dare say, STAY FOCUSED! Stay focus on the prize and not the pain. Focus on the pleasure to gain not the injury. Shut out the negative voices that echo with cynical remarks as it pertains to your abilities. Remember no one knows your true potential except God. Let your dreams be anchored in Him. Do not get caught up in focusing on your current environmental conditions. Where you are now is not where you will be forever. Storms don’t last always. Seasons will change. Mornings will come after every night season. And in case you forget joy is a by-product of the mornings.

Pull up your bootstraps and press on. Put blinders on if you must, so that you can stay focused.

09/26/2017 Dr. R.A.

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Mighty

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Who is mighty like our King?

Who is great like our God?

There is none whose power or strength can be compared

Great and Omnipotent is He

He is from everlasting to everlasting

Gracious, faithful and loving

He is bigger than any box our minds can construct

There is power in His name

The righteous runs in and they are safe

His name is a strong tower

He has all protective power

He is the God of all gods

He is indeed mighty.

 

09/21/2017 Dr.R.A.

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Blessing in the Crumbs

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We are often of the persuasion that to be blessed then we have to receive all of that which we desire.  However, this concept is extremely twisted and needs realignment. Quite contrary to the popular belief even a crumb can be a can be a huge blessing.

A story was told in the Bible of a woman who was in need of her daughter being healed.  She was not of the fold of Israel and knew that going to ask Jesus for healing was a huge risk. Nevertheless, she did not allow her fears or the consequences of her actions to dissuade her from obtaining her goal.

After mustering up the courage she went to ask Jesus to heal her daughter. To her surprise, after being ignored she was slapped with a seemingly insulting comment (“it is not meat to take the children’s bread and give to dogs”). Although her instincts told her to forget about what she desired she brushed them aside, swallowed her pride and continued to press for that which she desired the most. Her response was quite alarming to Jesus. She said, “true Lord but even the dogs feed on the crumbs that fall from their master’s table”.  He, in turn, granted her request.

This shows that there is a blessing in the crumb. You may not always receive a whole loaf of the bread that you desire, but if you can shift your mindset to accept the crumbs, you will realize that the crumb is and has always been more than sufficient to satisfy your need. Never forget that there is a blessing in the crumbs.

09/20/2017 Dr. R.A.

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Tentative

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Decisively I place my feet

In the footsteps that You have engraved

Along the pathway, You have laid

I am now clearly aware that I am the called

Therefore, I no longer give tentative efforts

As without a doubt, I know there is a prize to be gained

I no longer focus on the strenuosity of each trail

Because I now know there are really strength revealers

Therefore, I steadfastly push against the winds

Until I come before Your glorious presence

Beholding Your beautiful face

Awakening and realizing that I have been transformed

Into an exquisite reflection of Your image.

09/19/2017 Dr. R.A.

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Glorious

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Amidst the doom and gloom

There comes a ray of hope

Shining so bright

Extinguishing the vehement flames of darkness

It emphatically declares without words

That glorious victory is ahead

This is because the Lord of Host

The God of the Angel Armies is fighting on your behalf

So stand still and see His salvation

Knowing He is an undefeated champion

Yes, your battle has been extremely hot

The flames you have been thrown in has been turned up seven times  hotter

But don’t be alarmed only remember

The hotter the battle, the sweeter the victory

You are frontline to a spectacular view of victory

09/18/2017 Dr.R.A.

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Elevate

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Elevation begins with your mind being transformed

Allowing your eyes to be realigned to the true source

It will not be by might or power

But only by the spirit of God

It is not your earthly connections that will do it

But rather your connection with the Spirit

Your mind may be playing tricks on you

Causing you to think that it will not happen for you

But let the shift begin with knowing who you serve

Knowing that there is nothing impossible for the all powerful

Promotion will not come from the east or west

It is God who raises one and puts down another

Don’t focus on the obstacles before

Put on blinders if you must so your vision will be focused on Him

Speak His promises aloud so that your faith can increase

And as you believe you will see that the omniscient One is on your side

Working behind the scenes to elevate you beyond your wildest dreams.

09/05/2017 Dr. R.A.

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Inhabit

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Let my life be a house of praise

An environment where  you can inhabit

Regardless of the circumstance that prevails

Let my lips continuously utter praise

May my life or praise never conform to being a vacation spot

Let me never become twisted by life’s affairs that my praise becomes just a resort or hotel

Instead, let my life be a place where Your majestic presence can permanently dwell.

08/25/2017 Dr. R.A.

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Unfurl

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As the petals unfurl

Your beauty is revealed

One by one they spread

Depicting order and majesty

Your magnetic force pulls admires

Animals and humans alike

You do not compete with others

Because you know that your splendor is divine and unique

So with humility, you continue to unfurl

Until your grandeur cannot be unnoticed

Bring joy to those who behold the beauty you display in this world

08/18/2017 Dr. R.A.

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Solitary

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Sometimes life has a way of eroding things that seem to have been connected to us

This result is us feeling like we have been sentenced to solitary confinement.

We feel like we have been transported to a sea-stack surrounded  by water

At the onset, we loose sight of the fact that we have been positioned for greatness because of the isolation that is felt.

But I dare you to take another look.

You have been “isolated for intimacy with the Creator

The water you are surrounded by is His word

Take a dive,

Emerge yourself in His word

Allow Him to develop the greatness inside in this alone time

Cause in the fullness of time the treasure that is on the inside will be revealed for all to see.

08/18/2017 Dr.R.A.

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