Stay Planted. Don’t Move…

Good morning, Family:

Today is a day of rejoicing. Yes, I know what the world looks like right now, but my joy comes from the Lord. I am nourished and full, from being fed straight from God’s hand. I encourage you, as much as you may want to move or shift, do not move unless the Lord goes before you to prepare a way. Stay planted. I love you and I am continually praying for your strength and faithfulness in the Lord.

Psalm 1:1-3

Amplified Bible

Book One

The Righteous and the Wicked Contrasted.

[a]Blessed [fortunate, prosperous, and favored by God] is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked [following their advice and example],
Nor stand in the path of sinners,
Nor sit [down to rest] in the seat of [b]scoffers (ridiculers).

But his delight is in the law of the Lord,
And on His law [His precepts and teachings] he [habitually] meditates day and night.

And he will be like a tree firmly planted [and fed] by streams of water,
Which yields its fruit in its season;
Its leaf does not wither;
And in whatever he does, he prospers [and comes to maturity].

Our Prayer

Spirit of the Living God,

Let us be so saturated in YOU that when its time for our appointed season we would bear GOOD FRUIT. Let us be so saturated in your Word, your Will, and your Way that our FRUIT has no choice but to prosper.

Let it be, according to your WORD, in Jesus name we do pray. Amen.

Rev. Marcia Davis

Timely Throwback of Encouragement…

Good morning, Family:

Every once in a while, I will share past posts that are still timely and true. Today’s particular post is from 2015. Before I started this blog, I would share my heart on Facebook. Many years have past, but the eternal truth of who God Is – is timeless. God bless you all.

Be Encouraged

No one said the Christian lifestyle was easy.
Some days, my flesh wants one thing and my spirit wants another.

Some days, I have a spiritual temper-tantrum, because I want MY WAY.

However, I always remember the abundant peace that is waiting for me, when I surrender my will to God’s way.

Truthfully, some days I cry, but I count it ALL JOY.

God has proven Himself/Itself to be faithful to my heart’s cry.

Usually, when my flesh is craving something, its because there is an area of my life that I have not placed on the “ALTAR”.

Once I give up the struggle and take my hands off, GOD gives me more in return than what my heart longed for initially.

His way comes wrapped in perfect timing and perfect peace.

Be still and wait on the Lord…
He knows ALL ABOUT IT!!!
Be Encouraged. Dont Give Up.

Our Prayer

Heaven Father,

We love you and lift you higher than anyone or anything in our lives. We know that your timing and your ways are perfect. We pray for a heart like yours, so that we can be in tune with your precious Holy Spirit. Grant us patience, as we wait in worship and service, for your perfect will to be done. We lift this prayer to you, in the name of your most beautiful Gift, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Rev. Marcia Davis

I Cannot Stop…

Good morning, Family:

This morning, I woke up and began to have my prayer time. I opened my mouth to pray and I could not stop saying, “Thank you, Lord” over and over again. The flood gates of joy swept over me. I began to get overwhelmed with emotion when each “thank you” seemed to lift me off the ground, in the Spirit. What a precious way to start the morning. Family, we serve an amazing and perfect God. Be sure to give thanks as often as you remember.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

New International Version

16 Rejoice always,(A) 17 pray continually,(B) 18 give thanks in all circumstances;(C) for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

Thank You Lord

Our Prayer

Father God,

We lift high and bless your holy and matchless name. There is none like you, Lord, in all the earth, above the earth, or under the Lord. You alone deserve the glory, honor and praise. Father, we say, “Thank You,” this morning. You have covered and protected us from dangers, seen and unseen, that we didn’t even know about. We say, “Thank You.” You gave us favor, even when we were not the most qualified. We say, “Thank you.” Your love for us is never-ending, because you see us through the blood of your Son Jesus Christ. It is in His name that we lift up this Prayer of Thanksgiving to you. Amen, Amen and Amen.

Rev. Marcia Davis

I Am Persuaded…

Romans 8:38-39

King James Version

38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,

39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Our Prayer

Precious Lord,

We lift your name up higher than any other. You held the gates of death, hell, and grave away from us. You set a standard for us to follow, in love and in life. I am persuaded every day that you will not allow evil to endure past its ordained time. This morning, I open my mouth to glorify and bless your name. I am a willing prisoner of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I am persuaded to love you with all of my heart, my soul and my whole being. Thank you for your faithfulness toward your people. Thank you for hearing our cries and our prayers. Be with our leaders, Lord, as they seek not their will, but your will Lord. May their eyes be ever on You. In Jesus’s holy name, I pray. Amen.

Rev. Marcia Davis

Daring to Dream…

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Good morning, Family:

Today, across America, we celebrate the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Originally born Michael, Dr. King’s name was changed to Martin Luther King, after his father learned about the work and message of Catholic monk, Martin Luther. Martin Luther was the father of the Protestant Reformation. His nailing of the 95 Thesis changed the way many believed and consequently gave birth to the Lutheran denomination.

Today, our nation looks back on the work and life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King dared to dream that life could be different. He believed that one day a person’s character would be more important than their color. He believed in the equality of all human beings. He, like so many others that tried to make positive change, gave his life as the ultimate sacrifice to the vision of love he believed in. Today, we lift up the good work he began and we carry the torch on that is burning inside each of us. Make today an amazing day, as you give honor to the legacy and dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jrq.

Our Prayer

Our Father,

We bless you and lift up your glorious name. Continue to help our nation walk in love. Continue to not let our hearts be comfortable around injustice and hate. As your children, we have been called to be ambassadors of love and unity. Let us not grow weary of the journey, on the road to hope. Allow each of our lives to be keenly aware of the calling we have before us. Let us not give up, as we continue to dare to dream. Taken from the lines of the song we proudly love to Lift Every Voice and Sing, “Let us march on till victory is won.” In the matches and perfect name of your only begotten Son and our Holy Redeemer, Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

Rev. Marcia Davis

Where Were You?

Good morning, Precious Family:

I tossed and turned about this post, because I always want it to be uplifting and inspirational. The Lord instructed me to write it yesterday, but I just couldn’t. He mentioned it again last night and I just couldn’t. This morning it was on my heart again so I must share and be obedient to Holy Spirit.

As a minister, my first responsibility is to God. As one who has been given the gifting of being an empath, I am sensitive to your feelings and emotions. I also have the spiritual gifting of edification and prophecy. Sometimes those giftings clash with each other and the result is my truly battling with the words to share. With all of that said, this is the word I was given to share.

To the people who have grieved the heart of God:

In the Garden, I gave you dominion over every beast of the field, air, land, and sea. I never once gave you dominion over another human being that I created. I have watched your hearts grow bold, hard, and evil, as you believed your authority and power were greater than mine. You believed your wisdom was more vast than mine. I will ask you the same question I asked my servant Job (Job 38), who I dearly loved. Where were you when I created everything there is? Did I consult with you about how to place the stars? Did I wait for your answer when I placed the oceans? Did I consult you when placed the earth on its axis? Who are you to believe that this land belongs only to one group of people. My creations were all fearfully and wonderfully made. Who are you to claim what is not yours? I did not give this land to just one group of people. I inspired men to write, “One nation under God,” you didn’t. Do not try to take my place. You do not know my thoughts nor my ways. I see the evil that you plan in secret. It will not prevail. Honor the people of this land, both indigenous and foreign, of which you are one. You must learn to honor this land that I created. I created you to worship Me only, not each other.

Israel Houghton

Our Prayer

To the Alpha and Omega,

Cover us and protect us from the attacks of the enemy, who uses men and women to carry out evil. Open their eyes and remove the scales of deception placed by the enemy. We come against the arrows, weapons, tricks and tools of the enemy. We plead the blood of Jesus over our families, our government and our land. Heal our land, Lord. Purify and purge our hearts, so that we can obey your Word and your voice. Let your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Forgive us Lord, for the sins of omission and commission that we have committed. We do give you the glory and honor, forever and ever, in Jesus name. Amen.

Rev. Marcia Davis

But What About You?

Matthew 16:13-20

New International Version

Peter Declares That Jesus Is the Messiah(A)

13 When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?”

14 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist;(B) others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”(C)

15 But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?”

16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”(D)

17 Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood,(E) but by my Father in heaven.(F) 18 And I tell you that you are Peter,[a](G) and on this rock I will build my church,(H) and the gates of Hades[b] will not overcome it. 19 I will give you the keys(I) of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be[c] bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be[d] loosed in heaven.”(J) 20 Then he ordered his disciples not to tell anyone(K) that he was the Messiah.

Our Prayer

Heavenly Father,

We thank you for your amazing love for us. You loved us past all of our faults, sins, and imperfections. You gave to us the most precious gift of your Son, who dwelt with us and gave us an example of how to live and how to love. Jesus is the cornerstone of our faith and whom we stand on firmly. We say that no matter what is happening around us, Jesus you are Lord. Use us in this world to help make the world a better place. Let us always boldly proclaim the TRUTH of who you are, Lord. Use us for your glory. In Jesus name, Amen. Rev. Marcia Davis

Walk with Me…

#Peace, #Patience, #Love, #Understanding, #Acceptance, #Unity, #Family, #Brotherhood, #Family #UnitedStatesofAmerica

1 Corinthians 13:1-7

Living Bible

13 If I had the gift of being able to speak in other languages without learning them and could speak in every language there is in all of heaven and earth, but didn’t love others, I would only be making noise. If I had the gift of prophecy and knew all about what is going to happen in the future, knew everything about everything, but didn’t love others, what good would it do? Even if I had the gift of faith so that I could speak to a mountain and make it move, I would still be worth nothing at all without love. If I gave everything I have to poor people, and if I were burned alive for preaching the Gospel but didn’t love others, it would be of no value whatever.

Love is very patient and kind, never jealous or envious, never boastful or proud, never haughty or selfish or rude. Love does not demand its own way. It is not irritable or touchy. It does not hold grudges and will hardly even notice when others do it wrong. It is never glad about injustice, but rejoices whenever truth wins out. If you love someone, you will be loyal to him no matter what the cost. You will always believe in him, always expect the best of him, and always stand your ground in defending him.

Our Prayer

Walk with us, Lord. Help us to remember that we are the UNITED States of America. Help us to see our brothers and sisters as equal citizens of heaven and earth. Father, cover our new panel of leadership that is posed to take office later this month. Let all three branches of our government work in perfect unity and respect with each other. In the name of Jesus I pray. Rev. Marcia Davis

Preparing a Place…

John 14:3

New International Version

And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.

Today’s Thoughts

When Jesus tells us that he is going ahead of us to prepare a place for us, we have to understand the deeper meaning of what is being said.

The “place” does not always mean heaven. Your “place” may be a new job, a new state, or a new season. Our job, as the body of Christ, is to be so sensitive to the Lord’s voice and timing, that when he whispers, “The place I have prepared is ready for you now,” we are ready to shift.

The Prayer…

Gracious Father,

We long for more of you. We know that as we draw closer to you, your will for our lives becomes more clear. As we run after your voice, your presence, your will, purify our heart’s desire for more intimate worship with you. We hunger for you, not because of what we can get, but because of who you are, Lord God. Cleanse our hands, as they rise to heaven in worship. Purify our mouth, so that we can be worthy vessels for your Spirit. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen. Rev. Marcia Davis

Inside and Outside

Welcome 2021!!!! We are thrilled you are here. One of the best lessons I learned years ago is that outside stuff cannot fix inside problems. Issues of the heart, mind, spirit and soul requires mostly inside work to get at the core issues.

Problems of hatred almost never are solved by buying a boat. Problems with anger are almost never solved by drowning feelings in alcohol, drugs or any other substance. Inside problems require inside work. Sitting with our issues or “stuff” is never fun, but it is always necessary in facing the truth.

Cry out to God for help. The Lord may lead you to get help through therapy, support groups, or growing in a deeper spiritual relationship. The biggest lesson is to remember is that you are not alone. Let us make 2021 a year of transformation on the inside.

Dear Heavenly Father,

We come to you with love, gratitude and gratefulness for loving us enough not to leave us the way you found us. Our prayer is for you to be glorified and lifted high through our lives. Do whatever work needs to be done on the inside of us. Have your way, Lord. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

Rev. Marcia Davis