My prayer: Lord I thank you for this day! I thank you for your presence in my life today! I thank you for this word you have given me... As we see the world has nothing.. stocks has failed us, man has failed us, our jobs have failed us, But I AM the GREAT I AM has not failed us.. he will never fail us! This world has nothing for us ... choose to follow Christ! AMEN KD
Posted by Keisha_Dan on Wed 16 Sep 2009 11:41:23 pm | no comments
I got this in an email from a dear co-worker.. it's cute!
Four Boyfriends THIS TURNED OUT TO BE SO DIFFERENsT FROM WHAT I THOUGHT IT WAS GOING TO BE.. IT IS A WONDERFUL WONDERFUL MESSAGE!! ENJOY Once upon a time there was a girl who had four boyfriends.
She loved the fourth boyfriend the most and adorned him with rich robes and treated him to the finest of delicacies. She gave him nothing but the best.
She also loved the third boyfriend very much and was always showing him off to neighboring kingdoms.. However, she feared that one day he would leave her for another.
She also loved her second boyfriend. He was her confidant and was always kind, considerate and patient with her. Whenever this girl faced a problem, she could confide in him, and he would help her get through the difficult times.
The girl's first boyfriend was a very loyal partner and had made great contributions in maintaining her wealth and kingdom. However, she did not love the first boyfriend Although he loved her deeply, she hardly took notice of him!
One day, the girl fell ill and she knew her time was short. She thought of her luxurious life and wondered, 'I now have four boyfriends with me, but when I die, will I be a alone.'
Thus, she asked the fourth boyfriend, 'I loved you the most, endowed you with the finest clothing and showered great care over you. Now that I'm dying, will you follow me and keep me company?
'No way!', replied the fourth boyfriend, and he walked away without another word.
His answer cut like a sharp knife right into her heart.
The sad girl then asked the third boyfriend, 'I loved you all my life. Now that I'm dying, will you follow me and keep me company?' 'No!', replied the third boyfriend. 'Life is too good! When you die, I'm going to marry someone else!' Her heart sank and turned cold
She then asked the second boyfriend, 'I have always turned to you for help and you've always been there for me. When I die, will you follow me and keep me company?'
'I'm sorry, I can't help you out this time!', replied the second boyfriend. 'At the very most, I can only walk with you to your grave.'
His answer struck her like a bolt of lightning, and the girl was devastated.
Then a voice called out: 'I'll go with you. I'll follow you no matter where you go.' The girl looked up, and there was her first boyfriend. He was very skinny as he suffered from malnutrition and neglect.
Greatly grieved, the girl said, 'I should have taken much better care of you when I had the chance!'
In truth, you have four boyfriends in your lives:
Your fourth boyfriend is your body. ! No matter how much time and effort you lavish in making it look good, it will leave you when you die.
Your third boyfriend is your possessions, status and wealth.When you die, it will all go to others.
Your second boyfriend is your family and friends. No matter how much they have been there for you, the furthest they can stay by you is up to the grave.
And your first boyfriend is your soul. Often neglected in pursuit of wealth, power and pleasures of the world.
However, your soul is the only thing that will follow you whereever you go. Cultivate, strengthen and cherish it now, for it is the only part of you that will follow you to the throne of God and continue with you throughout Eternity. In essence, it's the REAL you......
Thought for the day: Remember, when the world pushes you to your knees, you're in the perfect position to pray.
Posted by Keisha_Dan on Sun 30 Aug 2009 6:23:34 pm | no comments
My prayer... that the body of Christ..grab a hold of the power prayer! That everytime a prayer meeting is formed.. the room is over filled with prayer warriors! It' not just one man or one woman's job to pray! It's the BODY of CHRIST duty to pray! Lord ..... raise up warriors to pray for the nation this city and state! Lord don't let us be overtaken by distractions! Let us rise up and take back our land! In Jesus Name AMEN!
Posted by Keisha_Dan on Sun 16 Aug 2009 11:26:13 pm | no comments
My best friend and I were talking one night .. I know she was led by the Holy Spirit .. to tell me to start cleaning out my drawers, closet and rooms (Thanks Tonya) ! God had been dealing with me about this for quite a while... getting rid of old stuff... spiritually and in my life... to include.. shoes, socks, books, papers, pants, shirts, scrubs these were not sinfully but they are clutter.... things I don't use , things I dont wear. things that I have moved from place to place and really never used in years, things that were holding space causing clutter and stress! Things that were holding me back.... causing excessive weight and I want to be light, ready to move when God says move! ......... So tonight I am happy to say... I have started the process... and I emptied one drawer in my bed room and threw out 5 items I have not worn in years! And it felt Good!
My Prayer..... God... I am ready to be free of clutter... in the physcial and spiritual areas of my life! I am expecting that as I clutter free my life ... you will fill the empty spaces with the things I need! As I let go of old things... you make all things new! Lord I want to be ready to move when you say move.... whether it's to the east side of town or the east part of the states... I want to be ready... I dont want to be held back! On ward and forward in Jesus Name AMEN!
Posted by Keisha_Dan on Sat 15 Aug 2009 12:57:53 am | 1 comments
I had the pleasure to attend the Women's conference at Victory this past Saturday! Very powerful conference... I am planning to attend next year!
I guess what I got out of this weekend was.... God redeems even when it's my fault! It's never his fault! I can want to blame him …but really it's NOT his fault!But…my problem lies with blaming myself. I was not smart enough, I am a slower learner. I miss hearing God,God must want me to learn a lesson from this pain. I have taken the blame for many things in my life… blame for what others have done, I blame myself.. I am use tothe “blame game” it usually involves the same 4 players…me , myself and I and the enemy!As Pastor Anderson stated this weekend it’s time to stop playing the blame game!
So being a visual person…. I have gotten up from the table. I have stated I am done! Yes, I have done things to hurt myself, I have allow others to hurt me and I have take the blame for many things….. But now Glory to God…..I am no longer a part of the game! I am forgiven and I have been forgiven ! Satan is sitting at the table alone. And as he sits and tries to whoo me back.. in walks the Greatest Player of all… my savior!He sits at the table, yeah Satan’s scared but being the cheater he is … he puts on his poker face and tries to call us bluff !Then my Jesus motions me to come forward….. and I declare…… Let the high praises of God be in my mouth ( let the blame and shame of the enemy be bind and cast in to the pit of hell never to return) and let the two –edged sword be in my hand (PS- 149:6).I lift up my sword…and the enemy flees! Yea he will return .. but I will remember I am “Equipped to Conquer”! Greater is he who is in me…(that is my Jesus who is blameless and shameless and he who is great)… than the accuser! Amen
It was just a great day to spend time with women who are on fire for God! Every woman had a story there…. every woman was dealing with something but most importantly every woman there was Trusting God, believing God, crying out to God, loving God…… they were all about God!
God that every woman that was at this weekend's conference remember that you are our Redeemer who lives inside of us! That even when we fail you.. you still love us! I pray that we keep in our hearts and minds that you are in control but you are not to blame for our mistakes! I pray Lord that each of us remember that as you forgave us .. we are to forgive ourselves!Let us remember we are Equipped to conquer! In Jesus Name AMEN!
Posted by Keisha_Dan on Mon 3 Aug 2009 10:31:38 am | no comments
Today I am completing a book call " Left at the Altar" A story of hope and healing for every woman who has felt the heartbreak of rejection!
It's really been an "eye opener" it's brought some healing, and hope to me over that last month or so.
This book has really help me personally and helped me to be able to minister to some young women I work with and worked with in the past!
So praise God that Kimberley Kennedy was moved by God to share her story to minister to us women who are dealing with heartbreak, recovering from heartbreak and rejection!
A man may reject you, break your heart, leave you at he alter, cheat on you, or show no interest in you... but never forget God is there protecting you and loving you and trying to draw you close to him if you just let him! Put no man before God.... God should be first in your life!
Lord God... I thank you that you are the healer of the broken hearted, that you give hope to the hopeless! As I and women around this world open up to you and allow you to fill us with your love... we thank you for your protection. We thank you for your gudiance, we thank you that you are in control! A man's rejection is not a reflection of who we are... we are not trash but we are women made in the image of Jesus! As Jer. 31: 13 states you will turn our mourning into gladness, you will give us comfort and joy instead of sorrow! And father I know that not only women go through heart ache but men as well... heal my brothers in Christ as well! In Jesus Name AMEN!
I would like to end with a quote..... from Abraham Joshua Heschel
In the darkest night to be certain of the dawn... to go through hell and to continue to trust in the goodnes of God-------- that is the challange and the way!
Posted by Keisha_Dan on Fri 31 Jul 2009 2:29:12 pm | no comments
When God called Abraham and told him that he was going to multiply and bless him abundantly the first thing He told him was to move. God told him to move from his family and go to a place that He would show him. God told Abraham to move for two reasons:
(1) It would remove him from the pagan influences of his family and society, and
(2) to make room for the blessing that He had planned to give him.
My prayer: God I thank you that you will show me the place to move to just as you did Abraham and In that place I will be blessed! My prayer to you O Lord in the acceptable time, you will release me to move to the place you have destined me to go ! I will rest and wait patiently for You! And Lord I pray for anyone who may be considering a move may it be from the state of Arizona, to another church, to another job, to another city or house, car, relationship.... what ever the case I pray that they wait upon you for your ways are pure, your ways are perfect and your way leads to the blessings you have in store for us! Give us strenght to wait! In Jesus Name AMEN
Posted by Keisha_Dan on Sat 4 Jul 2009 12:27:47 pm | no comments
I found this in a book I am reading and shared it with a couple of close girl-friends who are going through some healing from a heartbreak........
Love is not synonymous with pain….
But, therein lies the paradox.
The intricate pattern of emotions
That lies within on big word….Vulnerability!
Not so big after all, But then again not so small
For there lies the secret …
Ah yes the thing that brings you the most joy, bears the potential of bringing you the most pain….
Haven’t we heard time and time again…. Love hurts?
(A gross miscalculation)
But nevertheless a fair explanation of man’s quest for pain...
In which he finds everything but that which he seeks.
For love is joy
Love is life
Love is God
Love is selfless
And in selflessness there is no pain….
Only death to everything within, except the power to give.
Which could explain our pain, our anger, our response to what we feel are violated rights.
(Why wasn’t my love returned?)
Our self pity our search for an excuse for the reason why….. (Maybe it was me)
Our depression, the aftermath, the exhaustion of the inward fight (I am too tired to care anymore!)
Our hopelessness, the rebellion, the refusal to regain strength, (why should this time be different)
But we live and in spite of ourselves, we learn, we stumble, we fall, we are propelled onward
Until we grow into the knowledge that only the painful thing about love is
Our misplaced expectations……
For love is soft and warm
Love is tough and strong
Love is ender and enduring
Love just is…… but love is not synonymous with pain
**** taken for Michelle McKinney Hammond bookRelease the pain, embrace the joy.
My Prayer: Lord I thank you that you are LOVE and that you are kind, you are joy and you are faithful.In the midst of a broken heart it’s hard to see you standing there with you arms wide open. But I know you have the situation in your hands and you are in control.You are the healer of the broken hearted.You are love, your love is greater than what any man or woman can ever offer!As we focus on keeping you first we thank you for your promises of love, joy, healing, and peace!In JESUS Name AMEN
Posted by Keisha_Dan on Sat 27 Jun 2009 6:56:32 pm | no comments