The aim of “Smoke Free Blessing” is to encourage believers in that, as we endure the fires of life circumstances, God is with us and He is why we do not and should not carry the residue of what we’ve been through.
We know fire is dangerous; but the greatest risk to our minds, our bodies and our possessions — is smoke.
The Knew You — Our self esteem is also improperly connected to our abilities. I don’t care how empowering and encouraging it sounds, when you tell your baby, “You can be whatever you choose to be,” you are not telling her the truth. When the reality hits them, they’re disappointed AND they’re still in search of the truth — that you can’t be “anything you want to be.” Your only bet is to be everything God wants you to be, which is better than anything you could ever be!
Your worth to GOD was calculated before you were even conceived. You were birthed in the mind of GOD before you were birthed from your mother’s womb. You were a pre-meditated masterpiece before the world began. You are a product of GOD’s creativity and a reflection of His love.
And while our situation on earth may change, our looks my change, our jobs may change, our abilities may change — GOD is our Daddy and that is something that cannot change and, more importantly, we cannot lose.
GOD knew Jeremiah and GOD knew you, too. Translation: He CHOSE you and that is where our worth can be and should be found. Brothers and sisters, it’s time to live in the KNEW you. In order to do that effectively, we need to have an ACCURATE VIEW OF THE KNEW YOU.
The purpose of this message is to encourage those who are battling a giant in their lives by deconstructing/changing the perception of our adversary; while reaffirming that the promise of God, the gift of salvation through Jesus Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit guarantees victory over any and every challenge we encounter.
The giant is going to die.
It doesn’t matter if you grew up going to church every Sunday or if you have never set foot in a sanctuary chances are you have at least heard of the story of David and Goliath. It is the classic tale of “little guy vs. big guy”with the little guy winning in the end. This is where our culture gets its love of “rooting for the underdog” – where a small-sized boy can face and triumph over a bigger, badder and more ferocious giant.
On January 26, 2014 I delivered my first message from a pulpit. My pastor doesn’t call it a “trial sermon,” but a “first sermon” — signifying that it will be the first of many.
Despite decades as a public speaker, corporate executive and performing musician – rightly dividing the Word of Truth is not of me and totally of God; thus, as I began His ministry on this day, I was called to enter with humility.