|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 February 28, 2010 at 8:48 AM||comments (0)|
Recent global events have a spawned serious need for prayer: The earthquake in Haiti that left hundreds of thousands of casualties, homeless and hungry; the tragic death of an animal trainer at Sea World Orlando Florida when the killer Orca whale mistook the trainer's ponytail for a toy and pulled her under; the earthquake in Chile just this weekend and the tsunami watch from Russia to Hawaii; power outages, loss of heat, and property damage due to severe weather conditions across the counrty; child sacrifice in Uganda (acts of witchcraft and vodoo with the belief that sacrificing a child will bring good fortune...exploitation of beliefs systems for financial gain) ... just to name a few events.
Some of us have also experienced personal tragedies as a result of these global events, or localized events...the unexpected death of a loved one; the three-month old child alleged to have been thrown off a bridge by her parent; financial loss, foreclosure, unemployment...all due to the economic crisis.
When I review theses events in my mind, I'm almost at a loss for words, but my heart and spirit cry out..."Lord, help us!" then I heard a still voice reminding me the Jesus is coming soon. We have lived to see the scriptures fulfilled: earthquakes in divers places, wars and rumors of wars, children turning on their parents, parents turning on their children, the shortening of the day... When we seen these things, look up.
No one knows the day or the hour that the Lord will come, but we DO KNOW that he will come. The signs suggest that he's coming sooner than later, and we must prepare for his coming. In the meantime, as we observe the signs of the times and live through them, we must continue to pray. Pray for mercy, compassion, intercession, miracles of healing, increased faith...adding to our faith virtue, knowledge, temperance, patience, godliness and righteousness. We must prayer for answers and our acceptance of the answers. We must pray for souls seeking salvation and those who don't even care about their soul. We must pray for recovery: recovery from tragedy - post traumatic stress, mental illness, physical injuries, spiritual injuries, and emotional injuries.
We must pray for unity in the Body of Christ, especially as the spirit of the anti-christ roams through the earth seeking whom he can devour. We must pray for strength and courage to uphold a standard of holiness and righteousness, and to endure hard times. We must pray...
Today (whatever day you read this post), take a moment to pray. Speak the words of healing of nations recovering from natural tragedies. Speak words of healing and deliverance for individual and personal tragedies...some of which you know and have experienced, and some you haven't. Speak words of faith, hope and charity . God is listening...He hears, and He will answer.
He hears...and He will answer
|Posted by Rev. Michele on January 25, 2010 at 9:53 PM||comments (5)|
I received this prayer request via e-mail. Please consider brother Phil. Please feel free to pray for him in the Comments, or sends words of comfort. Thank you. God bless.
Please pray GOD gives me all the desires of my heart that are righteous in GODs eyes In JESUS Name...Pray GOD sends me on the mission He has for me now In JESUS Name...Pray GOD raises me a mile above Satan and those used by Satan to glorify GOD In JESUS Name...Pray GOD Blesses me financially now and always In JESUS Name...Pray GOD heals my body completely In JESUS Name.Pray GOD brings me my soulmate if its meant for me to be married,if its not meant for me to be married Pray GOD takes away all desires to be with any woman In JESUS Name ...............Please give this prayer request to your Prayer Warriors,church staff or do whatever you want with this prayer request...Pray if there are any Demons blocking this Prayer Request,Pray GOD will remove them from blocking this Prayer Request...Phil from California USA.
|Posted by Rev. Michele on January 9, 2010 at 7:56 PM||comments (5)|
A special shout out to my cousins Samuel T., Cosondra W. and Andre W.
The Lord performed a miracle. I'm so grateful to hear of how God is healing Sandi.
Keep the faith and don't give up. God love is ever present in your lives.
You are continually in our prayers.
Much luv and blessings.
|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.
|Posted by Rev. Michele on November 26, 2009 at 10:16 PM||comments (5)|
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.
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
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
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
|Posted by Rev. Michele on September 23, 2009 at 5:20 AM||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?
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.
1) Victoria's son
2) Pop Taylor
3) Deborah R.
4) Marcus W.
5) Bill W.
6) Rev. Justine
7) Brother Cliff
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
|Posted by revmichele on August 11, 2009 at 10:03 PM||comments (0)|
Praise the Lord,
I know it's been some time since I've last posted. No excuse! But the prayers have continued to be placed on the altar.
God is so very good to all of us, and our day-to-day testimonies tell of his goodness.
This week I'm asking you to please pray for the following people:
1) Randy - who is on dialasys
2) Valerie Taylor Parker - for wisdom and direction as the Lord develops her ministry of encouragement
3) The Watkins family - continued healing
4) Stewart McCleary - suffered a stroke (and pray for the family)
5) Shawn Blair - a mother's request for her son
6) Michele Barron - in ICU
7) Jerome Clifton - in hospital
Bishop Shields - continued healing
9) Overseas Ministries, local ministries, new ministries
10) Young Professionals in ministry
11) College students
12) Comfort and Joy Ministries
Your prayers are always needed and appreciated.
God bless you!
|Posted by revmichele on June 1, 2009 at 9:32 PM||comments (0)|
The Lord bless you and keep you today and every day.
This week we are adding to the prayer list the following people and situations:
1) Jasmine Brown Mitchell ( Baby Epiphany was taken home to be with the Lord)
2) Alice H. God grant her peace and happiness in the days to come. Work out every financial situation and give her direction on how to handle her business. Protect her as she travels to and from work and on the highways to her various destinations. Bless her daughters and provide for their every need.
3) Mother Beverly. Lord, it's not always easy to take a stand for what we believe is right. Please give her thecourage to stand. Allow her eyes to see the results of her prayers and to know that her labor is not in vain.
4)The girls. Lord you know how the adversary attacked the financial system concerning the girls. Please intervene and restore that which was destroyed by the canker worm. What the deveil meant for evil, you are able to turn it for their good. Turn it around, Lord, and show your mighty hand.
5) Our brothers and sisters in the Episcopal church visited in the Bahamas. We pray your blessings on the body of Christ in the Bahamas. Father, please provide for their ministry so that they can continue to minister to your people. Thank you for their labor in the field. Encourage them and send in willing workers who will go into the community seeking those in need of salvation. Build the ministry and strengthen the leaders.
6) Bless the various men's fellowships that have recently emerged. Strengthen our men and give them the boldness to stand up for righteousness and evangelize. Save our men and teach them to work diligently in the kingdom of God, to be good husbands and fathers, providers and caregivers, leaders and mentors.
Father, please consider the prayers that have gone forth for the many people whose names are not mentioned. Send healing to the spirit of the backslider and restore their relationship with you. Encourage the lonely and tender hearted so that they can gain strength. Anoint the pastors and keep them focused on your divine plan for YOUR people. Not their will, but Yours.
Bless the hands of every doctor who performs surgery this week, every nurse who provides assistance and bed-side care, every attendent, orderly and administrator. Bless the medical providers and insurance companies with a mind to be honest and fair in all of their dealings and administrations. Cause them to show compassion when they would rather not.
Lord we thank you. We praise you and adore you. Forgive us of our sins and help us to overcome our weaknesses. We ar depending on you, Father. Please hear our prayer and help us to accept your divine will for our lives and in the matters specified in this prayer. Thank you Jesus. Amen.