Grow Where You’ve Been Planted


I find my inspiration for this from a notorious preacher/ evangelist, Bro. Cody Marks. He recently visited our Church, and when he did, he preached an amazing sermon. I’m going to try to briefly describe what he preached about. Some things may be added from my thoughts, and taken away simply from lack of perfect memory. As Geoffrey Chaucer put it,

He who repeats a tale after a man, Is bound to say as nearly as he can, Each single word, if he remembers it……

We’ve all been through awful things. Some of us have really been through it. It seems everytime were “okay” again, it all come crashing down upon us. 

Some of us have been or is depressed. Some of us have been mentally and/or physically abused. Some of us have been through just a lot…..

We now have a choice to make.

Are we gonna lay down and die, and be defeated? Or Are we going to stand up, fight, and be overcomers? 

All these horrible things we’ve endured have not been in vain. If you overcome the things you’ve been through, you will grow to be a better person! I am who I am today because I took the bad things that happend to me, became stronger, and grew closer to God. 

We have to grow where we’ve been planted. Plants go through this thing called the “Scarification Process.” Without it, it cannot grow properly! 

We have scars, but a scar is a reminder that we went through something and are healed from it!! 

Grow where you have been planted! Like a flower in a sidewalk, best the odds, and grow!! 

Be a Soul Winnerย 


We really never know someone’s story. We make accusations on someone based solely on appearance, and rumors. We think that just because we sat down with a “reliable” source, and found out all about the character of the hour’s life story, that we know them. We think we have the right to judge them. 

As Christians, we are supposed to be examples of Christ. We’re supposed to show his love. 

The very people you walk past in a restaurant after Church Sunday, are the very people who need God in their life. 

Your hair is rolled to perfection. Each pin was placed with care. In your freshly ironed clothes, and your brand new heels, you walk by them like your better than them. 

You look at the single mom with piercings, and tattoos, and you judge them. Your sin is just as bad as theirs in Gods eyes. 

While you quickly forget their existence, God is saddened. That single mom needed you to tell her about to Love of God. That pregnant teenager needed you to give her a ride to Church. That man outside with holes in his clothes doesn’t need you to stare at him. How bout help him! Your but a sinner too. 

Go out and reach the lost. There are dying and starving souls in need of salvation! Your not the only one who deserves to be saved! This is for everyone. 

Go out of your comfort zone. If you get spit on, or vulgar words throne at you, brush the dust off your feet, and go on to the next one. Do your part. 

Be a soul winner! You were once where they are now. Don’t you ever forget it either. 

Go out and reach the lost. Stop staying in your comfort zones! Get out the box! 

Help someone in need of you can. Whether it be a $1 burger, or a $10 pair of shoes. But if you don’t give them anything at all, give them a Bible Study. Give them a Church card. Get them a ride to Church. 

Let’s be soul winners. 

Let’s Keep it Real

So today is Sunday, and usually our social media is filled with pictures of happy Church goers. Well over 90% of them won’t attend a night service for whatever reason. Maybe they don’t feel good, or maybe they have to travel somewhere. Maybe they just wanted to stay home and watch some football. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not perfect at all. I’m just as bad a sinner as everyone, but let’s keep this Christian thing real. 

What I mean by that is this. 

If you wake up on Sunday, scream and spit out vulgarity all the way to Church. Go inside, fall asleep, or barely pay attention, take a selfie, put John 3:16 under it, and go home to have a beer or whatever else, well your being fake. 

Your trying to make everyone think your right with God. Your trying to make everyone think you have it all together. You may deceive some, but one things for sure…… God knows the truth. 

He’s sees you. He knows what your doing. He watches you, and it breaks his heart everytime we sin.

If your going to a Church that dismisses service to watch the Super Bowl….. I’m sorry, but your attending the wrong Church. 

Now God saw what you did on Saturday night. Now you might come Sunday Morning with a fervent spirit, and conviction in your heart, and wanting to change, but if you continually do that every Saturday. Well….. your fake. 

We are not perfect. I know that, but just beacause we’re not, doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t strive to be. 

If God came back right now, would you be scared of being left, or would you have peace about being raptured? 

It takes more than believing in God to go to Heaven. See, even satan believes in God. Look where he is. It takes more. 

We have to follow Gods will and his ways. We have to strive to be more like him. Not to be him, but to be like him, which means to leave the sinfulness things of this world behind us. They asked Peter in Acts 2 “What Shall we do.”

Acts 2:37-39 KJV

[37] Now when they heard this , they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? [38] Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. [39] For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.

1.Repent 

2. Be baptized in Jesus Name.

3. Revive Holy Ghost (evidence: Speaking in tongues.) 
Remember not only on Sundays, but every day of the week…. Lets Keep It Real.

God knows all, and sees all.  

Have a blessed Sunday!! 

Congr……

It was one of those days. The sun was shining, but it was quiet. The light wasn’t as loud as usual. The traffic was indeed lacking, and there was only straight road ahead to the desired destination. 

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Of course the old saying goes, “Curiosity Kills the Cat.” This statement was fairly true. 

Now the operator of this automobile, was young. She was a Sophomore in college, and had her whole life ahead of her. She was extrodinarily talented in more subjects than one. 

Now as being told her entire life, the dangers and risks of texting while driving, she usually embraced the rule and was obiedent to follow it. However; things this day were different. 

She ignored it once, and then another time. She had been expecting a text message from her college advisor, depicting whether or not she had been accepted into the physical therapy program. 

Now the third time her phone set off the alarm, she pondered on whether to go ahead and find out her results. 

With her hands gripped strongly on her steering wheel, and her eyes set firm on the road, she picked up her device…………………..
About nine hours later, the wreckage scene was fairly pure. Everything seemed normal except the tree on the left side of the curb. Disturbed…. damaged. However; it wasn’t alone. This Sophomores family we’re in the most excruciating agony they could ever bear. 

Later, her phone was rescued in the wreckage, and returned properly to her family for the memories is contained. 

Most recent message: 

          It is our honor and privilege to inform you that you have been selected out of the few students to be enrolled in our Physical Therapy Program. Congratulations Ms. Tucker. Your acceptance information will be mailed immediately to the address that was provided at the beginning of your Sophomore year. You have a bright future ahead of you. Thank you, and have a great day! 


We CAN Change The World

The depth of this statement is so much more than five short words combined into a sentence. From the very first word, we understand that not just me, you, your pastor, your friend, but “WE” CAN. See it doesn’t say can’t. If we couldn’t then God wouldn’t have created us. We CAN Change. Change is a word this is not appreciated enough, because when something changes it takes a complete 360, and it is different than the way it was before. It’s not like it used to be. We CAN Change The. Now of course “The” is a simple word, we often ignore, and simply place in a sentence to make it sound correct, but without the word “The” we might have gotten confused and said “some of the”, or “most of the”, world. However, the word is being used singular, so we know that we CAN Change ALL of the world. Not just some of it. We have the power to change all of it, and don’t believe you can’t, because you CAN do anything the Lord allows! We CAN Change the WORLD. The World is a vast word. The World isn’t just a small town. It isn’t implying just your cousin, or your backslidden friends. It is implying that YOU CAN Change the entire World. Go out of your comfort and reach as many people as you can. Remember to allow God to speak through you, because your words WILL surely fail you. More of him and less of us. Don’t let anyone tell you that you CANT, because you CAN! You was put on this Earth for a reason. You wasn’t created just to add to the total population count in your city! Your more than a number, and once you understand your ability and how important you are to the Kingdom of God, you will spread your wings and soar! Trust in him! Don’t give up. You are important! You have purpose! 

I Thought I Had Timeย 


The Sky is dark, Yet ever so bright. The stars shine in Gods delight. Though time is scarce it’s time for thinking. Before you know it night will be as swift as your blinking.

Time is fast. Time is swift. Time is something you don’t want to miss. Cause once it’s gone, you won’t get it back. Once it’s gone you better hope your on the right track…..

Keep telling yourself your only thinking. Your only lying to yourself and continually shrinking. 

The end time is near. The end time is here, and I hope the time doesn’t come…. When your still thinking. 

Because if your thinking about giving up and your thinking about Church and just not showing up, you’ll be greatly saddened! Oh such dispair! 

Oh God help me!!! Why am I here….

Why am I here and not with you and the Angels? I missed the rapture? Oh….. It was far from a fable.

My pastor preached to me, my parents taught it to me, my friends warned me, and my siblings prayed for me…

How did this happen?? I want to go back!! How did this happen? How did I get off the right track? 

Oh God….. Save me!! I’m sorry for a lack of trying. I was super off on my timing.

Maybe if I close my eyes snd hope for the best the rapture wouldn’t have really just happened and I’m not really in this big mess!

I thought it was a while away. I just wanted to go play! My compromising got me In a hole, and now I’m stuck…. And it’s my new home. 

I thought I had time. I was only thinking! I thought I had time, but you knew my intentions.

But….. I thought I had time….

I would have came back. I promise I would, but I know I should have stayed where I already should!

Have you no mercy? Oh what am I thinking!! This isn’t your fault! It’s only mine…. For thinking….

We both know I wasn’t only thinking. We both know my heart was racing…

To backslide as fast as I could. To leave my blessed life… For what? To go live in the hood?……

Oh!! Why am I so stupid? Why am I so dumb? 

I wanted to be an adult. I wanted to run my own life, but now I’m lying here sucking my thumb..

As if I were a baby!! I wish I was because babies are in Heaven& they didn’t have to worry with time! 

I should have worried more! I should have preserved my time and used it wisely! Oh how I wasted it….

Now I know what’s next… Oh God help me!!!!

I thought I had enough time! 

If only I had another hour. If only I had another minute….

I wouldn’t be thinking….. I’d be repenting! 

Oh save me from this!! 

Help!!!! Help me!!! I’m so scared!! I’m terrified! I’m so horrified!! I’m out of time& this is my doom……

The sand fell to the bottom. The last grain found its way..

Oh time has slipped away from me… But I mean…… 

I guess my thoughts were louder than a trumpets call.

I guess my worldly desires companies well with my final fall…

But I mean of course this is all satan wanted! Right?? He wanted to get in my brain, waste my time, tell me this is all a game! How dumb can I be? 

He’s the father of all lies, how could I believe him to the point where I die? 

Oh time is precious! I should have preserved it Well. Time is precious. Why am I stuck in this cell….. 

I knew the truth! I used to live the way! How did this happen? Why did I start? 

Every message, every cry, every prayer…. Is floating freely in my mind.

I wanted time to think… Well now I’ve got it!! 

I went from no more time to all the time…. Stuck here thinking….

Thinking about all the rallies, conferences, camps I attended.

I went to them excited. Nah… I only pretended…..

I hear and see a mothers plea! Oh God please help me!! 

The pain is unimaginable. I’m speechless at best…….. 

I’ll spend all of this horrid time wallowing in my man made mess! 

Oh………. I really thought I had enough time!

We are ALL precious in his sight!ย 

With all the recent Controversy over Sterling, and all this black lives matter uproar, I think we’ve seem to have forgotten that all lives matter. Not just black people, not Just white people, not just yellow, or red people. All lives matter. Red and yellow, black and white we are precious in his sight! ๐ŸŽถโค๏ธ๐Ÿ™Œ๐ŸผEach of us has a soul. Each of us are supposed to follow Gods will and live for him and love him and one another! This situation was horrible! It was awful that he lost his life. It was horrible he lost his life in those circumstances that he shouldn’t have put himself in. It was awful that officer had to do what he did to defend himself and others. It is devastating more lives were lost in riots, and protests! It’s sickening! It’s disturbing! It’s gruesome to hear about people getting together to kill our police officers! Men and women who wake up everyday and face horrible battles they shouldn’t have to face, but they do it to protect us. To protect the very people who want to kill them! People wanting to target specific races in general. It’s so sad! Sterling shouldn’t have been in that situation, and shouldn’t have tried to pull a gun on them. This situation is completely devastating. For all who has lost their life in this, it’s heartbreaking! Instead of fighting and pulling a race card, we need to come together, and pray. This world is getting worse by the day. It’s the end times and it’s truly showing more and more. Let’s pray for our officers. Pray for our country, other countries. Pray for lost souls! Reach the lost. Let’s please use our intelligence and understand all lives matter because Jesus gave ALL lives a purpose! Instead of trying to kill people you don’t agree with, let’s pray for people. Let’s show people Gods love! Let’s love everyone. Just a thought for the day!  Love y’all! God bless!  ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผโค๏ธ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ‘ฑ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‘ฑ๐Ÿป #redandyellowblackandwhite #alllivesmatter #pray #letspray #allarepreciousinhissight

Rich or Poor?

In today’s society, poor is a simple word to describe people who don’t have money, or more expensive luxuries. You walk around the grocery store and you see all kinds of people. You see old people, and young people. You see Black people, White people, Mexican people, Chinese people, etc. You see the people with an MK purse on their arm, and an Apple Watch clinging to thier wrist, fully accompanied by high dollar attire, and then you see the people with the only pair of shoes they own that have holes in them, and stained t-shirts, walking with the loose chain jingling in their pockets. 

We smile and wave at the people dressed nicely and grimace at those who don’t have expensive things. 

So who do we call rich? Who do we call poor? Well, automatically, we label the women with an MK purse, and Apple Watch “rich,” and label the man with stained clothing “poor.” 

Although society may agree the term “poor” means less fortunate, and the term “rich” means more fortunate, society, as always, is wrong. Poor means someone who isn’t happy. Poor means someone unblessed. Poor means not having happiness. 

No matter how much money is in your bank account, you can be rich! Rich means being blessed! Rich means being happy! To the women with more expensive things, and to the man with less expensive things, you are both rich! It doesn’t matter if you have a million dollars, or no money at all! God woke you up this morning! It’s completely up to you to decide whether your “rich,” or whether your “poor.” 

There’s some people with more luxurious things who give with all their heart and love people and help others, and thanks God for the blessings they have. They are rich! 

There are people who has nothing but the shirt on their backs, and take it off and give it to someone else with a smile on their face! They are rich!

The people who complain about not having the newest phone and those who always have a complaint, are poor! 

See, “poor,” and “rich,” are simply attitudes. Determining whether your poor or rich is based on how you act, and look at life! 

Wake up knowing that you are blessed. Wake up and see that God gave you another day! He breathed life into you. If your body is well, be thankful! If you have clothes at all, cherish that blessing. If your belly is full, praise him for it! Stay in Gods will and know the truth, because that’s the greatest blessing of all!

I am rich! I may not have a lot of money, but I have a loving family! I have the wonderful gift of the Holy Ghost! I have an education. I have clothes on my back and food on my table. I have a roof over my head. I know the truth and I live it! I am so rich! I have the hope of Heaven! I’m rich! 

No matter who you are or where you come from, you are rich! Black, White, old,or young, were rich! 

Turn the negative things in your life into positives. There’s something to be happy about and smile about each day! We’re all rich, we just have to think so too! You determine whether your rich or poor! 

 

Today’s Population

Throughout my life I’ve always heard how my generation is a fallen generation, and how we are lazy. This is true about most of my generation. I am 17 years old. I was born 9-12-98. I was raised by my Holy Ghost filled momma, and was taught the one truth! I was taught manners, and respect. I was taught to help those in need, and don’t get me wrong. I am far from perfect, but by the grace of God, I do know my manners, etc. 

Today, I see my generation, whose first phones are now in a museum, and first toy was a rainbow bright, and favorite chair was a see through pink plastic recliner, whine over the newest iPhone, and throw fits over a hover board. 

My generation, who was so content with “Ouch” Bubble gum, pogs, view masters, and Polly pockets, are now literally killing others to get $300 pair of boots for $50 on Black Friday, tramping over their elders to look “cool,” and disrespecting thier teachers because they don’t want to be there.

What happened to respect your elders? What happened to shaking a vets hand in Walmart? What happened to holding the door for the old, the crippled, or even your loved one? What happened to picking up after yourself. 

Today, our generation stomps on theAmerican  Flag, changes the Values of America, our ancestors fought for! Like freedom of speech! Freedom of religion! Today, our generation has taken everything and made it, “only if your not Christian.” Freedom for you unless your a Christian. 

This is what is wrong with our generation. 

The homosexual, and the muslim don’t have to serve a Christian, but a Christian better serve a homosexual or a muslim, or they will lose their job, be sent to jail! They will be mocked, persecuted,killed, abused, etc. Our generation allowing strange men to use the bathroom with little girls, because that’s what they “self identify” with! 

The more I think about it, it’s not just my generation, it’s Today’s population! My generation didn’t pick up bad manners out the womb, No! They watched other people. The problem in this world today, is all of the population. 90 year olds being busted for prostitution, and stealing. 60 year olds robbing banks, and killing people, along with the 40 year old who abuse thier rights, and persecute others. The 20 year old who drink and drive, and kill, along with the teenagers, who sell themselves and drop out of school to join gangs. The children, Yes Children! Being taught to cuss, smoke, steal, cheat, and lie. 

We are in the last days, and people need to wake up and understand that he’s coming! God is coming quickly! We need to start, not just my generation, but the population, to hold more doors, and shake more hands. We need to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, and remember which side your Right hand goes on while doing so! We need to support our troops, and support, and pray for Israel daily! 

The few in today’s population that have the Holy Ghost, and are in Gods will, and do sustain the basic manners, rise up! Come on Pentecostal Chilren of God! Go out and reach the lost! Preach the gospel! Be a soul winner! Show others Gods love! Let them see him through you! 

Scars Of Sin

At PEAK 2014; Thursday Morning, Bro. Mark Copeland preached a message that changed my life forever entitled, “The Scars Of Sin.” 

Bro. Copeland preached about how our sins effect us. He talked about a man who got out of Church and fell into sin. Later he got into Church, fell in love with a Holy Ghost filled women, and they had a baby. He got sick, and they drew some blood and he had AIDS……. 

His wife and his baby were affected they died over something he did in the past. Sure God forgave him! He repented. He was full of the Holy Ghost now, but he had a scar from sin! A scar that stuck with him! 

A man who was drunk got into a wreck with his little boy in the car with him. 

Years later, guests come over, looking at picture they say who’s that, and the man hangs his head in shame and hurt! It’s his son who is bound to a wheelchair, and is a vegetable, because he had a scar…….

  
Sin is awful! Scars are permanent, and yes! If you repent, with a truly sorry heart….. God will forgive you, but you’ll have a scar……… It’s not Gods fault. He didn’t make you sin. He forgave you and loved you with open arms, when you came crawling back for mercy. God loved us enough to die for us and rise again! He endured what he endured for us because he didn’t want us to go to hell!!!! 

Scars of Sin………….