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Today

Posted by Rev. Michele on January 24, 2014 at 7:10 AM Comments comments (0)

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.

Blessings,

Rev. Michele.

Little Things - Super Storm Sandy

Posted by Rev. Michele on November 4, 2012 at 7:40 AM Comments comments (0)

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.

 

Blessings,

Rev. Michele

Executive Director, CJM

 

A Time of Thanksgiving

Posted by Rev. Michele on November 6, 2011 at 7:10 AM Comments comments (0)

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

Spiritual Earthquakes.

Posted by Rev. Michele on August 13, 2010 at 10:31 AM Comments comments (0)

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.

Summer Refreshment

Posted by Rev. Michele on August 10, 2010 at 8:54 AM Comments comments (0)

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!

Blessings...Rev Michele

Live

Posted by Rev. Michele on April 8, 2010 at 9:58 PM Comments 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.

New Year Blessings

Posted by Rev. Michele on January 9, 2010 at 1:09 PM Comments comments (0)

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

8) 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

 

Thanksgiving

Posted by Rev. Michele on November 26, 2009 at 10:16 PM Comments comments (0)

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.

 

It's 10:17 pm EST. My day was filled with moments of reflection and spontaneous praise. God has been so good to me, and I know He's been good to you, too.  So on this Thanksgiving, I wanted to share with you a few things i'm thankful for. Please feel at liberty to add your comment s and express your own Thanksgiving.  I'm also mindful of the many people and situations that we want to present to God in prayer and supplication. Please add the names of those you are praying for and would like the viewers to lift up to the Lord.  God bless you and continue to give God thanks. He is worthy of all the praise and all the thanksgiving.

 

"I will extol thee, my God, O king; and I will bless thy name for ever and ever.

Every day will I bless the; and I will praise thy name for ever and ever.

Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable.

One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts.

I will speak of the glorious honour of the majesty; and of they wonderous works" (Psalms 145: 1-5)

 

Here's a few things I'm thankful for:

 

1) The Father's continued mercy and lovingkindness.

2) The ability to breathe without the assistance of a respirator.

3) The ability to  think and rationalize, yet depend on the Lord for clarity and direction.

4) The provisions he makes for me every day...that i want for nothing.

5) The love of family and good friends.

6) Knowing that God's got me. I'm his and he's mine.

7) Time that allows the process of healing to ocur.

8) A renewed spirit and regenerated faith.

9) Knowing that I can trust him (God) when I can't trust anyone else...or in anyone else.

10) Good health.

11) The right to choose.

12) The righteousness of God; he's so just and righteous!

13) The ministry and opportunities to share the goodness of God.

14) My testimony(s). Every time I think of the details and realities of my life, I know there's a God.

15) The love of God.

16) The opportunity presented on True Caribbean Radio.

17) All the people I've met over the past few months while ministering.

18) Going to the Bahamas in May with nieces and friends.

19) Spending a week in Florida with my niece and great nephew.

20) Spending time in Barbados and having an opportunity to minister to the seniors.

21) Renewed love.

 

Please pray for:

1) Sandi Watkins and Samuel Watkings, Jr.

2) President Obama and the Whitehouse administrtion

3) Families that are homeless this holiday

4) A renewing of the mind for those who are confused and experiencing mental anguish

5) People who's health is failing because of misdiagnosis or an adverse reaction to medication

6) Anyone considereing suicide this holiday season

7) People who are mourning the loss of loved ones

8) Bishop Shields and his health condition. Strengthen him.

9) The "Get Over It" Conference on December 11th (Rev Justine Hanif)

10) People who have been injured in battle, or because of someone else's carelessness or lack of care

11) A renewed spirit of righteousness in the Body of Christ... Holiness

12) Comfort and Joy Ministries (and the international ministry)

13) Prophet Henry

14) Coach Kim and the ladies of Project Me

15) Widsom

16) Geraldine Thomas and family

17) The Mungo family

18) Thomas Jones and family

19) Peace in our communities

20) The souls of man and the souls God is calling unto salvation

 

 

 

The Protection of God

Posted by Rev. Michele on September 23, 2009 at 5:20 AM Comments comments (0)

"He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler" (Psalm 91:4).

 

So many things are happening in the body of Christ these days. Sometimes its difficult to believe what we're hearing. Yet we know that as the endtime draws near, we are to expect calamity, devastation, uprisings within families, spiritual warfare and an increase of false prophets, teachers and doctrines. God's word lets us know that these things will come upon us. Therefore, we should not be shocked at the hearing or seeing of them.  yet, we are. Our human nature often succombs to the shock and surprise of them.

 

This morning, I share a word of encouragement with you to let you know that even though trouble is happening all around us, and even within our own bodies...sickness may have come...God is our Protector. Paslm 91 is a wonderful reminder of his protection and love for those who choose to believe in him...those who choose to stand under the shadow of his wings of protection.

 

God is our Protector, and he's dispatched a host of angels to protect our soul from the enemies' reach. Even if our bodies experience the natural course of age and deterioration (as the body is merely flesh that is destined to return to dust), God gives us strength and comfort and joy to endure the process. And he keeps our soul in tack for that great day of spiritual resurrection.

 

I encourage you to trust God is everything you are currently confronted with. Every affliction is under the Blood of Jesus. Every mental, emotional, and physical condition is under the Blood of Jesus. Our Lord shed his blood for the healing of nations. We are the nation of believeres that he came to same, love and heal. So be healed...in the name of Jesus. Be delivered...in the name of Jesus. Be free...in the name of Jesus.

 

Let ' keep a prayerful heart for the members of the body of Christ that are enduring afflictions in their body. A few saints have shared with me their issues and prayer requests. Please extend yourself just a little while and pray for them...and anyone else that comes to mind.  Pray that God will strengthen them and their families as they endure.  We know that all things are working gotether for the good of them who love the lord and are called according to his purpose. However, we sometimes get discouraged waiting to see the GOOD that will come out of a bad situation, especially when it comes to our health and well being. But I believe God will do exactly what he says he will do. He will keep us...he will heal us...and he will protect us. Do you believe?

 

INCERCESSARY PRAYER:

 

Lord we come before your presence with humble thanksgiving. We honor you, and we love you. Our hearts go out today for the many brothers and sisters who are enduring afflictions in their body. Some don't understand why, and are having a hard time believing in you. some have been moved to anger because they don't understand why these afflictions have come upon them. Though we don't have the answers, you do. We know that you are working something out within them, but we don't know what. So Lord, if you would, please give them peace of mind in the process, and help them to understand that your ways are not like ours; your wisdom supercedes our own, and your grace, merc and compassion is eternal.

 

Help them to be strong as they endure treatment, or get the doctor's report. Help them to keep the faith and not give up hope, or trust in you. We pray for their strength in spirit, and that you cover them with your wings of protection so that the enemy will not deceive them and attempt to steal their soul, their faith and their joy. We pray for a rally of spiritual support that exemplifies human love, and the love you have for your people. We pray for divine healing, if it be thy will, for your name same sake and your honor and glory. And in all things, we pray your divine will be done...in the name of Jesus. Amen.

 

PRAYER LIST:

 

1) Victoria's son

2) Pop Taylor

3) Deborah R.

4) Marcus W.

5) Bill W.

6) Rev. Justine

7) Brother Cliff

8) Brother Ray

9) Jestine M.

10) Gladys R.

11) Bishop Shields

12) Mother B.

13) Pastors and leaders everywhere

14) Gabby P.

15) Aunt Helen

16) Geraldine T.

17) Nkosi J.

18) Mother Brown

19) Mother T.

20) Donna W.

21) Miriam C.

22) Brian L.

23) Thomas J.

24) Geneva J.

25) Marilyn H.

26) Jared H.

27) Pearl P. 

28) Deborah D & Family

29) Zion Gospel Church

30) All persons added by the viewers of this blog

Prayer for Rev. Calvin Hunt

Posted by revmichele on May 13, 2009 at 7:48 PM Comments comments (0)

Dear Lord,

 

You are our Heavenly Father in whom we trust. You are the God that heals.

Father, we look to you today for healing. Send your healing virtue to Rev. Hunt. Touch his body with your hand of healing, and if it be thy will perform a miracle and disolve the growth.

 

However, Lord, if you choose to send healing through the skilled hands of a surgeon,  I pray that every trace of the growth be removed. Let him have a rapid and thorough recovery.

 

Father, we trust you and know that you do all things well. So we praise you and glorify you right now. We lift our brother up before you and praise you for what you have already done and are about to do. Thank you for encouraging him through your Word and through the support of friends and family. We speak victory in the name of Jesus and anticipate the praise report. Thank you Jesus. Hallelujah and Amen.