|Posted by Rev. Michele on January 24, 2014 at 7:10 AM||comments (51)|
Good morning to everyone. It's a blessed morning! God allowed us to see the rising of the sun and the start of a new day. We are encouraged to go forth in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Whatever your day has in store for you, it is all good. All things are working together for the good of those who love the Lord and are called according to his purpose. That means that no matter what today may bring, it's all for the good, and for your benefit.
God knows the plans he has for us, which are to prosper us. That being a biblical truth, we can trust that the plans he has for us Today are to prosper us. Not only in our finances (which is where most of us think prosperity lies), but in our natural life's journey and in our spiritual journey. He would have us to prosper (naturally) as our soul prospers. I like to call that a "double blessing."
So in this glorious day, go forth and prosper.
|Posted by Rev. Michele on November 4, 2012 at 7:40 AM||comments (5)|
Whatever you can do, DO! Maybe it's a $10 donation to the Red Cross, or funds to your local charity involved in the relief and recovery process. Maybe it's donating clothing and supplies to a local distribution center. Perhaps it's bringing a bag of food and water to a neighbor, or a total stranger. Whatever comes to your mind to do...Do It! Every little bit helps.
We're in this for the long haul, so think long-term. People will still need your help next week, and the weeks to come. Think about what you can do next week if you're not able to do anything this week. Think about making a difference in "one" person/family's life if thinking about the masses is just too much and too painful. Minister to the "One." Bring your focus in to the "One." As the lyracists reminds us, "If I can help 'somebody'...then my living shall not be in vain."
A kind word, a compassionate hug, and a sincere smile are all "little things" we all can do. Be generous with hugs, love and smiles. And continue to pray. Prayer works. God is still listening. He hears, and He will answer.
Stay encouraged, share a blessing (material and verbal) and keep the faith.
Executive Director, CJM
|Posted by Rev. Michele on December 25, 2011 at 8:00 AM||comments (9)|
This the season to be Jolly!
What a wonderful lyric of a wonderful song. Christmas is truly the seaon to be filled with joy and mirth. To celebrate the birth of our savior, Jesus Christ, is truly a time of rejoicing.
From all of us at Comfort and Joy Ministries, Inc., to all of you...wherever you may be, God bless you on this glorious Christmas Day. May your holidays be filled with all the love, peace and happiness that you've longed for and deserve.
Always remember that Jesus is the Reason for the Season. Without him, we would be lost. With him, we have life eternal.
Thank you, Jesus, for chosing to enter this world of human frailty in order to reconcile us back to our heavenly Father.
Joy to the world, the Lord has come. Let earth receive her king!
|Posted by Rev. Michele on November 6, 2011 at 7:10 AM||comments (5)|
Greetings friends and members,
It's been a long year filled with wonderful blessings and many challenges.
As we enter this season of thanksgiving, let us prepare our hearts to give. Another word for "give" is "share." Let us share the goodness of the Lord, share our abundant blessings, share our wealth, share our talents and skills, share our love.
Be quick to give with a heart of thanksgiving. As we release, God will replenish and restore.
With a heart of thanksgiving, we can change the way we view events that occur in our daily lives;and in doung so, change the lives of others. Are we not change agents for Christ? Yes...so let's graciously change the world by effectively changing the lives of those whose live we touch and are touched by.
Give thanks to our heavely father who loves us.
Give thanks for good friends, fmaily and loved ones.
Give thanks for every challenge we've come through by God's grace.
Give thanks for life and life more abundantly.
Give thanks for peace.
Give thanks for Comfot and Joy.
God bless you,
Rev. Michele, Founder
|Posted by Rev. Michele on August 13, 2010 at 10:31 AM||comments (9)|
Good morning everyone,
I want to share a Facebook post from my deat friend and sister in Christ, Marilyn Hunte. Marilyn is also a member of Comfort and Joy Online Prayer Ministries. Thanks, Marilyn, for the post and permission to re-post it on the C & J website. Blessings
Yesterday there was an earthquake in Ecuador - 6.9 on the Richter scale. A long, strong quake but minimal damage as it occured deep in the earth. Ecuador is blessed & so are we. Praise God for the earthquakes (emotional & spiritual) that we've survived; the tsunamis of oppression & depression; dangers seen & unseen.... God is good & His mercy endureth forever. Have a blessed day & weekend, Fam!
Host's Note: If you are experiencing emotional and spiritual earthquakes, and tsunamis of oppression and depression...dangers seen and unseen...call on Jesus. He's right there to cover you as you go through...and to deliver you. No matter what you're going through, He is able to keep you. His goodness and mercy is eternal.
|Posted by Rev. Michele on August 10, 2010 at 8:54 AM||comments (8)|
Good morning and God bless you all. It's the middle of August and I'm wondering how your summer's coming along. The heat has been overwhelming and draining energy...even spiritual energy. I encourage you today that if you're feeling the least bit drained spiritually, you are not alone. We all have these moments. But, we can re-energize our spirit with a good does of prayer, praise, thanksgiving and fellowship.
And let's not forget a good dose of God's Word. Ephesians and Colossians are good new testament books to encourage you and keep you going.
Spend time each day for the next three days giving God thanks for any and everything you can think of. By day four, you'll feel the difference in your spirit. Let that be the start of your refreshment and personal revival over the next few weeks.
Also, remember to stay hydrated. Water is the best natural refresher there is. Now, for the spirit, take a drink of the living water - the Holy Spirit. Prayer will invite the Holy Spirit into your soul for spiritual refreshment. How wonderful you will feel when the Holy Spirit invigorates you. You'll feel like going on...like you can make it through another hot day. And I don't mean just the weather. But HOT days when things are absolutely crazy, frustrating, agrivating and intense. Breathe slowly and ask the Holy Spirit to refresh your thoughts, your mind and your feelings. I hear a testimony in the making!
Enjoy the rest of your summer and be refreshed with God's Word, prayer, praise and fellowship!
|Posted by Rev. Michele on May 31, 2010 at 8:21 AM||comments (7)|
Lord, when you come into your kingdom, remember me.
It's Memorial Day here in the US. Many are spending the day at a BBQ, visiting family, sharing good times and remembering loved one gone on. Particularly those brave men and women who have fought and died for our rights to freedom.
So today, I ask that while you are enjoying the delicious grilled feasts, the company of friends and family, the glorious splender of the warm sun beating down on your skin, take time to say a prayer for the families of fallen soldiers. And while you're at it, please take time to pray for the men and women on the battle field for The Lord.
God's army is marching forward into the kingdom of Satan in order to conquer the mountains of unforgiveness, religion, entetainment, government, education, family, business, poverty, immorality, sickness, spiritual weakness and so much more.
In your prayers today, please keep in mind the thief that hung on the cross next to our Savior. He recognized that in his brokenness, there was a man who preached about the Kingdom of God. This man, was without sin and didn't deserve to die...as the thief did. But this thier believed that at the end of his life, there might possibly be life in the Kingdom of God. the Kingdom of which Christ preached. So he uttered these simple words, Lord when you come into your kingdom, remembe me.
Today I share these same words as a memorial. Wherever you are and whatever you're doing, you can ask for forgiveness. You can acknowledge Christ as the king of Kings and Lord of Lords. You can ask the Savior to remember you and receive the same response as the thief on the cross...Today, thou shalt be with me in paradise.
Today, you can share a prayer of intercession for the worriers on the fields of Iraq, Afganistan, Somalia, and so many other countries that US soldiers are stationed. You can share a prayer of intercession for the worriers of God's army who are on the fields of many lands fighting spiritual battles as well as physical battles for the right to believe in Christ. Today, you can ask God to REMEMBER his promises to every believer. Today, you can ask God to REMEMBER ME as you travel through life's journey into the Kingdom of God.
Grace and peace be multiplied.
|Posted by Rev. Michele on April 8, 2010 at 9:58 PM||comments (0)|
For Christ I live, and Christ I die.
When I think about the fact that it's because Christ died that I live, I'm reminded that it's for Christ that I must die. Not physically, but to my flesh, to my old ways of thinking, to my pre-conceived notions, to my insecurities, to my fears and to my unhealathy habits.
If I am to live in Christ as he lives in me, then I must live holy.
During this season of remembrance of Christ's death, burial, resurrection and ascention, let us renew our commitment to die to sin, daily, burry the guilt and shame of comes along with it, rise up and accept the challenge of holy living and ascend into the realm of victory.
Father God, we praise and bless you. You gave us your son so that we could have everlasting life; and, your son gave his life to redeem us. We're so grateful that you love us so much.
Today, we surrender ourselves to you; some of us for the first time, and others, again. We commit ourselves to a life of holiness because you called us to be holiness. We commit ourselves to die to self, and to live for you.
Thank you, Lord. We love you so much. Thank you!
This season, we will be renewed in you.
|Posted by Rev. Michele on January 9, 2010 at 1:09 PM||comments (11)|
The New Year comes with many shouts of joy for the things left behind, and the anticipated things to come. We look forward to the refreshing of the Holy Spirit, and the elevation of ministries.
Comfort and Joy Online Ministries is also going to a new level. The Lord instructed me to incorporate the ministry as a non-for-profit organization. It is a non-traditional ministry of helps. The process of incorporation is all new to me, but I declare that the Holy Spirit will lead me in what and how I must do what needs to be done.
I'm also anticipating the expansion of the ministry through radio and internet media. God has a plan! I'm just going to go along with what He already has in place.
This is the year to say, "YES, LORD." So say "YES."
Also, in the works are several publishing pieces. I plan to complete "Blackberry's Wine" (an inspirational romance novel), and a 31-day devotional for CJ Ministries. I'm excited!!!
We're going to stay in prayer about these new projects and hope that you will too.
Let God arise in your life today.
Please join me in intercession for the following, and anyone or cause you want to add to the list.
1) Sister Pash (True Caribbean Radio, Host)
2) Shantrese (bereavement)
3) Charmaine (spiritual direction)
4) Thomas Jones
5) My Barbados Connection
6) Upper Room Tabernacle of Joy
7) Bishop Del P. Shields
The Military Families
9) Our young men and women fighting overseas
10) Young girls caught up in gangs, and young men who run to gangs for acceptance
11) Churches around the world that proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ.
12) Debt restoration and financial freedom
13) Salvation and restoration
14) Rev. Hanif and the Get Over It Ministry
15) Children of Blended Families
|Posted by Rev. Michele on November 28, 2009 at 8:59 PM||comments (5)|
December 16, 2009, marks the anniversary of my spiritual birthday (30 years in the Lord).
I'm excited, as well as reflective. It's hard to believe that I accepted Christ as my Lord and Savior 30 years ago. Can I tell you that I'm so very grateful. To say it's been easy is a far cry from the truth and reality. However, it has become easier in some ways and more difficult in other ways.
I've learned that God is a keeper! He will keep you in His tender loving care. The seal of His Holy Ghost (Holy Spirit) signifies that we are His eternally. The Lord promised that He would never leave us or forsake us...even until death. Christ died for us and sent the Comforter...the Holy Spirit...to keep us. With this, I declare, He's kept me for 30 years.
To celebrate, I commit myself to a 16-day consecration, beginning December 1st, and I invite you to join me. Pray and ask the Father to direct you in this endeavor. He will guide you as to what the consecration means to you and how to go about it. I am deliberately not setting the fast time or what you can and cannot consume. Let the Holy Spirit speak to your heart and guide you, as I believe he will also guide me.
I pray that this consecration will be a spiritual journey for you, as I believe it will be for me. Prepare a list of whatever things, issues, concerns, habits, petitions, thanksgiving, etc., that you want to lay on the altar and present them to the Father Day 1 (December 1). From there, follow the leading of the Lord. Surrender your will to His will, and your heart to His heart. I truly believe that you will experience an awesome transformation in your spiritual life, see some mircales in your personal life, and strengthen your relationship with the Father.
At the close of day 16, we will celebrate with shared testimonies and shouts of victory. (But you don't have to wait for day 16. you can get your praise on right now...and any and every day along the way.)
You are welcome to Blog your comments, scripture readings, prayers and praise to this entry.
The Lord bless you and keep you in perfect peace.