Monday, April 15, 2013

" A Man of Sacrifice"

Matthew 4:2, "And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterward He was hungry."

Fellas, if you expect to be truly successful in this season of your life, you're going to have to become comfortable with sacrificing. Every man that God has ever had to use biblically and now all had to go through something to grow out of it and they had to sacrifice something meaningful to God, whether it was a child, a job, a woman, or even their time. Many of you are enduring some tough times and others are transitioning from one season to another. Anytime you find yourself going through a test or you can't think nor hear God's voice clearly, fast and pray. Fasting simply means you take a special appointed time to not eat or drink as a sacrifice to God to pray and commune with Him for directives and breakthroughs for your life. The Bible makes it clear, some things will only come through prayer and fasting. For those who have health conditions, God is very much aware of that and many sacrifice in other ways besides food during their fasting times. Whether it be friends, relationships, certain foods you crave, etc...the bigger part is the sacrifice and doing it from your heart. Have a blessed week!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

"Father Knows Best"

Matthew 6:8, "Your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him."

Fellas, in this season of your life, you're going to have to lean and depend totally on our Father. The blessing in knowing your Heavenly Father is He anticipates your every need, desire and pain before you ask. Many haven't been able to experience the love of an earthly father ,but don't allow that to hinder you from loving your family and future household for those who are single. God has a way of turning everything that didn't work out work together for your good! God knows things are tough and the economy is rough, but He honors His Sons and He alone will supply all of your needs if you stay in His Will and do what is righteous in a wrong world. Stay focused, God remembers all and hasn't forgotten you!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

" Men Need Love"

Genesis 2:18, "And the Lord God said, "It is not good that man should be alone..."

Our society has created this image of strength for men that has become impossible for some to maintain in their personal lives. No matter where you are and where you stand, don't ever feel that you have to be strong all the time and never allow people to discredit your feelings. You are not a robot. Men struggle with the same issues and circumstances that women do and most suffer silently because they are afraid to have people perceive them as weakness. There is such an honor that comes with a man who is able to convey his feelings and needs in a healthy manner. Don't worry about what other men or women think about you, focus on God's thoughts toward you. God made it very clear in His Word that it is not good for a man to be alone, in laymen's terms, it's not healthy for a man to endure the struggles of life without having a vessel to help him carry the weight. If you have a wife, embrace the gifts of God in her and allow her to listen to the issues of your heart in love. For those who are still waiting, keep you some people in your circle who will hold you accountable in love and who don't mind telling you what thus says the Lord. Stay focused, God is with you.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

"A Maintained Man"

Genesis 2:15, "Then the Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend it and keep it."

In this season of your life, every man is going to have to seek God on why He has taken you from one place and positioned you in another. What you're going through may feel BAD, but it's a GOD thing. God isn't like man, He doesn't play games nor jokes around when it comes to your life. If God has put you somewhere, He wants you to grow from the experience. Many men haven't been taught how to maintain what they have and honor God for their blessings, if you are one of them, it's not too late to get back on track. Adam was formed in the IMAGE of God and given INSTRUCTIONS. Every man has his own special set of instructions for life, but you have to be patient and seek God on what they are. Anything God has blessed you with, He expects for you to tend it and keep it, whether it be a new job, home, your finances, marriage, fatherhood, etc... You may not feel at your BEST on today, but you are BLESSED!

Monday, April 1, 2013

"The Foundation of Manhood"

Genesis 2:8, "The Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden, and there He put the man whom He formed."

Fellas, God has given each of you an equal playing field to establish your foundation. Don't get it twisted, a man has been given authority and dominion to build a life and foundation with God. Just as God allotted Adam a garden, He is giving each of you an opportunity to build your foundation with Him as the architect of your destiny. Some of you may not have been born into the family or feel you have not been afforded the opportunities as your counterparts and that's okay! Every man's life is different and difficult in one aspect or another, but God promises to never leave you nor forsake you. God has given every man a foundation to build and create whatever you desire, just be ever so careful to cultivate your "garden" and all that abides therein. God doesn't put nor place you anywhere "just because." Seek Him on the plans He has for your life and always remember that if He brought you to it, He'll bring you through it. Stay focused!

Friday, March 29, 2013

"This Is A Man's World"

Genesis 2:7, "And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being."

Fellas, don't ever be mistaken, this is a man's world and God established this in the beginning. Women who truly understand order won't have a problem with a man being the Priest of his home. Somewhere along the way, society has attempted to take man's authority and place it on other segments of society, but it is by no means biblically correct. God is seeking some real men of God who are willing to take back their positions in their homes and raise their children in the fear and admonition of God. God formed you out of His likeness and breathed the breath of life into you. God gives every man freewill and it is up to you to decide what you plan to do with each breath you take. Our nation, communities, and households desperately need for every man to be who and what God has called you each to be. Life can be very challenging and difficult for you to try to be a man, meet the needs of your home, spend time with your children and above all of the stress, try to maintain a job. Don't grow discouraged, God will give you strength to go and grow through your process and He will provide from His Hands to your hands.  

Thursday, March 28, 2013

" A Man After God's Own Heart"

Acts 13:22, "And when He had removed him, He raised up for them David as king, to whom also He gave testimony and said, "I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after My own heart, who will do all My will."

Fellas, many of you have been seeking God on your calling, gifts, and how to simply be a Man After His Own Heart. Many men go through life confused and some are unsure if they qualify to have the honor of being called "A Man of God." What I love about God is that He looks beyond a man's faults and examines their heart. God can use you exactly where you are if you are willing to be used by Him. King David did everything under the sun and in the dark,including taking another man's wife, he cheated, killed, and even his own father didn't believe God could use him in the way He did. No matter what you have gone and grown through, God can use you! In this season of your life, you can't be concerned about what your friends, co-workers, homeboys, nor your family will have to say about you developing a healthy relationship with God, you've got to focus on saving your soul and not your swag. God isn't concerned about your SWAG, He is focused on your SOUL. God loves you and He will remove anybody that comes against you to raise up the king inside of you if you will commit to doing His Will and not your Way.
 Be Blessed Brothers!