‘Tis YOUR season to be jolly…

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‘Tis the season to be jolly… Fa la la la la la la la la!!! Have you ever thought about what that song means? Well it hit me yesterday while listening to my pastor that speaking about the Christmas season. I thought about my life and how much it has changed within the past year. I can’t believe that it has been a year since I moved back to Houston. God has used me in ways that I would have never imagined.

A thought came to me as ’tis your season (Candyce) to be jolly. Meaning it is hard to accept the seasons of life that you’re in especially when it’s not what you imagined or planned for. But rejoicing in the current season that you are in will produce that joy that only God can give. My life is far from perfect and no  where I thought I wanted to be but I thank God it’s where I need to be. He has shown me so much favor and I will be forever grateful. God has shown me that so many  people need to be exposed to who He is and how He uses me and so many other wonderful Christians to share His love. Even though I will never fully grasp how deep His love is for me, I experience it and I love passing it on. I challenge you to do the same

Now it’s your turn to rejoice in your season whether it’s storming in your life or sunny skies… Learn to be content and full of joy wherever you are. This current season of Celebrating Jesus is more than enough to bring joy to your life.

Matthew 1:23AMP Behold, the virgin shall become pregnant and give birth to a Son, and they shall call His name Emmanuel–which, when translated, means, God with us. [Isa. 7:14.]

God is always with us even when we feel alone. Look at the positives in your life and not your mistakes. Remember mistakes are proof that you’re trying. Keep your head held high and connected to the only source of your life… GOD!!

WISHING YOU AND YOUR FAMILY A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS 🎄🎄🎄

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‘TIL NEXT TIME MY LOVES!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Are you wearing GOD-GGLES?

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Have you ever wondered how it really looks to show love to others? Over the past few years I have discovered how to love everyone like God commands us to. Trust me when I tell you that it is not an easy task. When you look at them through the eyes of God, your whole outlook changes. That is when the compassion steps in and softening of  your heart steps in. Again this is no easy task that you can do on your own, keep God on your mind and practice showing this love to the world. ❤️🌍🌎❤️

Helpful tools and benefits to help with wearing your God-ggles:
1. Remember the love that God has for you.

2. Recall the non loving things that you have done and said to people. Remember how they still love you inspite of your faults.

3. Your outlook on life will be a much lighter and cheerful one.

4. Fun to be around due to your loving nature.

5. Patience level will increase.

6. Discernment will be sole dictator of your existence due to the wisdom that you gain from God.

7. You will truly understand God’s love and be able to show it.

8. You will be able to spot distractions and be able to fight temptations.

These are just some benefits to wearing your God-ggles. You will have better than 20/20 vision!!!

Don’t leave home without your God-ggles each day 👓 🏠 you need them to go along with your full armor of God.

Ephesians 6:10-18New American Standard Bible (NASB)

The Armor of God
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. 12 For our struggle is not against [a]flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. 14 Stand firm therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 [b]in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
18 [c]With all prayer and petition [d]pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, [e]be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints,

‘TIL NEXT TIME MY LOVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Where is the source of your it is well statement?

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Some of the struggles that I face as a blogger who’s mission is to share the word of God, is allowing the spirit to guide me with the topics/post that are needed to help others. I have experiences in each of my post and that’s why I make sure I listen to God and how to bring it to you. This past week has been a struggle for me write one that because I truly allow God to lead my blog and that includes waiting on Him to share His wisdom with me in order to break it down to you. In between my post I ask God to reveal what my next post should be and I study the Bible and spend a lot of time with Him. Quite a bit of different topics crossed my mind but nothing pricked my heart like this topic. I’m not sure about you guys but whenever you try and share God’s word, the enemy tries to feed you distractions that are meant to block what is truly needed. When experiencing the closeness to God, that will allow you to hear His voice and trust only what He is saying to you. That is the source of my blog!

In my family I have challenged some (including myself) to really search our hearts and line it up with our speech/actions. For me the real results actually reaffirmed me and the path that I am on NOW. Years ago (not too long ago) my heart and actions were actually on complete opposite sides of each other. My heart was not right which led to a lot of my actions that went against the Word of God. I did not truly understand how much God loved me and what that actually looked like. The feeling that God punishes every time you mess up and no good things will happen when you do those things basically calling you a failure is what I held onto. I didn’t understand that in the midst of your sin, God’s love will never fail and because He loves you… He will never leave you. The enemy wants to keep your sinful identity and call you by your sin which makes you feel like you’re a failure and not worthy of Our Father’s Love. I fell victim to that lie for the longest time and I know that a lot of you are struggling with that as well. Don’t allow others to tell you that God can’t love you because you did XYZ. We all have a redemption story and it is worth sharing to help someone that is truly struggling with guilt, shame, pride and/or depression etc.

It. Is. Well. When you say that where does your confidence if any come from? Does it come from the security of your job making a certain amount of money? Does it come from just repeating it because you love to sing that beautiful song? Does it come from someone else telling you that everything is taken care of? Does it come from just reading it somewhere and able to recite it? OR does it come from in your heart of hearts that God has given you the confidence through Him that reassures you that in the midst of your trials and tribulations that IT. IS. WELL? Does it come from knowing truly what the L❤️VE actually looks and feels like in your life? Living it out and not just SAYING those “Jesus” phrases because that is what Christians should do. That mentality is very dangerous and before you know it, you are blinded by yourself and not understanding the whole word of God. That makes for a surface type of relationship with God which really means no relationship if you are honest with yourself. That ties back into your heart and what you believe about God’s love. That song is actually one of my favorite hymnals to sing and to be transparent and honest with you guys, all of those above questions about what the it is well statement means was my way of thinking and no thought or feelings of God’s love and security in Him was present. I praise God for the transformation of my way of thinking that flows from my heart and the identity and true love that I know exist. So in the midst of your test and trials, is your heart at peace knowing that God’s love for you will never fail? Believing that He has your back and that you can look your trial in the face and with the confidence of God and say IT.IS.WELL!!!

Do a heart ❤️ check and allow God to show you the true source of your IT IS WELL with my soul statement. IS IT FLOWING FROM YOUR HEART OR AN OUTSIDE SOURCE?

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‘TIL NEXT TIME MY LOVES!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mushroom production time 🍄🍄🍄

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Those individuals that really know me, know that I am allergic to mushrooms aka fungi. So this post is rather interesting and I thought about this yesterday after seeing some small mushrooms sprouting in the front yard. If you know the science and significance of these fungi, you can begin to see where I’m going with this.

In our lives there’s a lot of things that are happening on the inside of us that no one can see at first. That’s the “birthing” phase of something great that God has planted inside of us to show the world. 🌍 The more we water and fertilize our life with God, the more our lives/inside will begin to produce mushrooms. Mushrooms are products of a healthy fertile soil and perfect environment. Are you producing any mushrooms 🍄🍄? Look for those areas of growth and transformation and those my friend are your MUSHROOMS!!!!

Some examples of evidence of mushrooms:
*better attitude
*grateful attitude
*witnessing to others
*blessings and Gods favor
*new positions and promotions
*joy in the midst of a storm

Keep producing them and showing them to the world so that man will glorify our Father in heaven. The perfect Scripture that ties in with this is Matthew 5:16 NIV

In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

Mushrooms need the perfect amount of light in order to grow. We are Christians use our light source which is Jesus to glorify God. So continue to work on your soil so that you can produce more of those intriguing mushrooms!!! If you aren’t producing mushrooms, try fertilizing your soul with the perfect amount of Son light and picking those choking weeds aka sinful lifestyles out.

So I guess I’m not allergic to this type of mushroom LOL!

‘TIL NEXT TIME MY LOVES!!!!!!!!!!!

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Do you see it? Take a closer look…

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Do others people see it in me? 🙈🙉
Do I see something different in myself? 👀
Am I allowing God to be the head of my life?

Well these are some questions that you should ask yourself when you start to question how far you have come on your journey with God. The IT that I am referring to is change in you that has taken place because you are allowing God to shine through your life. At times we get down on ourselves because we start to feel like we aren’t growing at a certain pace that we “feel” that we should be keeping with. I encourage you to stop ✋, take a deep breath and exhale those feelings. Those are those subtle attack 👊 methods that the enemy will make you believe. You will start to feel like you are going backwards instead of forward, you will be reminded of your past mistakes, you will start to compare yourself to others around you and look at their life, things will trigger old habits and thoughts that once kept you captive to your sin. Please be clear that these will come up when you are trying to grow. The enemy is not going to attack and fight if there’s no real competition to keep God’s Kingdom growing instead of his.

My dear brothers and sisters please look to God and be reminded of your journey thus far. Look at the change that has taken place whether it has brought you closer to God or sin has continued to keep you in bondage. Always look at the positive first and use that to motivate you to keep growing spiritually. Our sin should not keep us from reaching the full potential that God has placed in us. Take my word for it, it’s not worth it! We are all sinners BUT sin should not control our lives. Encourage others to see the positive change in their lives as well because we are called to be the light of the world! Sin = darkness

Matthew 5:14-16 MSG
“Here’s another way to put it: You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I’m putting you on a light stand. Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you’ll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven.

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‘TIL NEXT TIME MY LOVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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When Sunday comes!!!!!

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There’s a gospel song that came to my mind called When Sunday comes . That song talks about how Jesus rose on the 3rd day with all power in His hands. No this isn’t a post about Easter Sunday, just incase you were wondering LoL.
Answer these few questions:

1. How do you feel physically, spiritually and emotionally on Sundays?
2. Do you have the same excited feeling on Sundays as you do on other days of the week?
3. What significance do you think Sundays play in your life?
4. Does Sunday have a special place in your heart?

Those are some questions that I want you to be honest with yourself so that you will start to understand the significance of Sundays.

Now back to the title of the song When Sunday comes ,that was such a powerful day that spoke volumes about the power of God. Jesus was sent to save mankind from sin and to make more disciples. So when that Sunday came, it caused such an uproar and feelings of comfort for those who already followed him. I said all of that and asked those questions to help you reexamine your life as a believer and disciple. Do you get that same feeling of excitement and power when you arise everyday about God’s glory? Do you treat each day as a powerful gift that God has blessed you with? Do you take time to read His word and apply it to your life so that you will live a glorious life? Are you growing through your tough times and being challenged by what you are reading in the bible? There will never be any real growth if you aren’t challenged and learning more. I encourage you to grow your faith and if you have backed away from God, I pray that you go back to church to be among other believers. He created church buildings for a reason and they are there to gather along with other Christians that are on the same journey that you are on to help encourage you. Don’t forget that you are the church and are called to assemble with other like minded believers.

Sunday is a GLORIOUS day… we will have another “Sunday” when Jesus returns and that my friends will be GLORIOUS!!! View everyday as that Glorious Sunday when Christ arose. What a marvelous and powerful message day that was!!!!

TIL NEXT TIME MY LOVES!!!!!!!

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Stay in the will of God

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Romans 8:26-28 are the perfect explanations on what being filled with the Holy Spirit looks like. Even when we don’t know what to say, the Spirit intercedes on our behalf. Meaning all of the feelings and hurts that we experience are interpreted to God and in return God grants us His comfort and unfailing love. Have you ever been so hurt and let down that it hurt you to your core? Personal experiences like that were hard to go through all on my own. I remember one particular situation that I faced, I was so full of emotions and didn’t know how to express my feelings, I said a quick prayer “Jesus I need you” and it was like a sense of so much comfort and love that calmed my tears and hurt in the very moment. That was the Holy Spirit working on my behalf to stay close to God during my darkest and lowest times.

When you are in sync with the Spirit, you have to be in fellowship (confessed sins) I John 1:9. Honestly if you ask me having the Trinity (God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit) apart of your life is the best feeling ever!! They all work as one and the purpose is to carry out the will of God. What do you think the will of God is? Think about that for a few minutes and are you living it out?

Being in the will of God: this is just a very short list of what being in the will of God looks like

  • Produces peace even when the world/man says you should be doing more or something else with your time.
  • Shows the world that anything is possible through Christ.
  • Provides a comfort that no man could ever provide
  • Fills voids that no man can fill.
  • Creates a way out of no way.
  • Blesses your life and protects you from the enemy.
  • Allows you to experience the joy only God can give.
  • Guides you while walking in your purpose on Earth
  • ETERNAL LIFE WITH HIM

Be encouraged and stay in His will for your life so that you can experience God on a whole other level! Trust me when I tell you that NOTHING and I repeat NOTHING is worth jeopardizing walking in your purpose. So whatever sin(s) is/are holding you back, get healing from God. God did not send His son to be used for our continual sins that we don’t want to give up. He sent him to help us get right and He does not grant us grace so that we can continue to enjoy our sins. At some point there has to be a feeling of remorse for walking wayward. I know that it will take some time but start by crying out to God to help break those stronghold chains that are holding you up from growing spiritually and walking in your purpose.

I am very passionate about God and helping others grow in Him! I am nowhere near perfect by any means and I am still growing. I have experienced deliverance from strongholds so I know that it is possible and I encourage you to reach out to our Father for help. LOVE YOOOOOUUUUUUUUUUUU
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TIL NEXT TIME MY LOVES!!!!!!!!!

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Holy Spirit Self-Check!!!

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The Holy Spirit Self-Check List!!!

Have you ever wondered if and when the Holy Spirit dwells in you? Well I have and I just had an Ahh HAAA moment. Just recently I shared with you guys about my experience with the Pathway to hope family camp and how God had been preparing me for that journey. Well it never occurred to me that along with my studying and obedience, He had my better half aka The Holy Spirit working as well. I don’t know why I didn’t put 2 and 2 together then, but He revealed the secret Self-Check List. The easiest way to know if the Holy Spirit is dwelling inside of you is to simply check your heart. Is it full of Love, Joy, Patience, Kindness, Gentleness, Goodness, Self-control, Faithfulness and Peace? If you are full of those 9, then you are filled with the Holy Spirit. Notice that it is NOT called the FRUITS of the Spirit. It is singular FRUIT meaning they are all one and can be shown at one time. Jesus was a walking fruit basket in this sense, we should be one too!!!
🍌🍎🍊🍋🍇🍍🍓🍐🍉= Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit will not be present where sin is present. Make sure you confess those sins using 1 John 1:9 that states But if we confess our sins, He will be both faithful and just to forgive us of our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Galatians 5:22-24 MSG But what happens when we live God’s way? He brings gifts into our lives, much the same way that fruit appears in an orchard—things like affection for others, exuberance about life, serenity. We develop a willingness to stick with things, a sense of compassion in the heart, and a conviction that a basic holiness permeates things and people. We find ourselves involved in loyal commitments, not needing to force our way in life, able to marshal and direct our energies wisely. Legalism is helpless in bringing this about; it only gets in the way. Among those who belong to Christ, everything connected with getting our own way and mindlessly responding to what everyone else calls necessities is killed off for good—crucified.

The Message bible explains the fruit of the spirit very well within the context. Make sure that you have the holy spirit dwelling inside of you. There are certain areas in our lives that we could have show a little more of a particular fruit. I know the type of person that I am, which is not very patient and kind at times. I thank God for granting me with the right spirit that allows me to keep shining the Light/Jesus that is within me. I am so grateful for God’s continual guidance, grace and mercy!!

TIL NEXT TIME MY LOVES!!!!
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Is the Jesus in you shining brightly?

Choose the Light!!!!

                          Choose the Light!!!!

For the longest time I use to wonder why some people would be drawn to me when they meet me. Thinking that it was JUST my fun and loving personality, caused me to depend on myself and how others interacted with me determined my self-worth. There are several scriptures that talk about being the light of the world and what that means.

The one that really spoke to my heart was John 8:12 ESV Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life. Jesus is the light to this dark sin infested world. When we accept Christ into our lives, we take on the role as some form of light to illuminate the world. Sometimes it is just a small glow stick illumination that we give off. The significance of the glow stick is that it must be broken first in order to present light. Its true color/beauty and potential are then presented and appreciated once placed in a dark location. Please don’t get discouraged if you aren’t where you think you should be. God calls you to learn and grow and if that means being broken right now, embrace it and trust that God will bring you into a place of being a lighthouse on a hill. We all start somewhere and don’t have it all figured out. Make the choice to shine more daily and that means to show Jesus where ever you go.

So back to my earlier statement about wondering why some people are drawn to me, they are drawn to the light aka Jesus that is in me. The more I grow in him, the more I show him and His presence is felt when I come around. You will notice that it becomes contagious sometimes for example more people will be drawn to you on your job, school and church etc. All because you are choosing to let the Jesus shine in your life! This process did not happen over night and I’m still growing to make sure I show Him more and more. So please make sure you choose to shine!!!!

Matthew 5:16 ESV

In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

Please understand that Satan=darkness and anytime that there is light/Jesus on sin strongholds, he is not happy! Turmoil may arise and it will cause confusion and depression but remain focused on the light/Jesus to make it all better.

TIL NEXT TIME MY LOVES!!!
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