UPDATE… God uses plain ordinary people to do extraordinary things! 

WoW I can’t believe that it has been a year since I posted about God using us to do extraordinary things. So much has occurred since that post. Please click on link and read it before you proceed to read this post God uses plain ordinary people to do extraordinary things!!!

Ok WELCOME BACK!!! SO.MUCH.HAS.HAPPENED. Well let me get right into it. I was given a vision by God to start up a ministry on September 22,2015. At first I was super excited and ready to spring into action but then the enemy took over. I’m not saying that I turned into this crazy woman but my passion and purpose was attacked and I couldn’t figure out why I stopped pursing my God-given vision. 

After reading Fervent by Priscilla Shirer it was revealed to me why I stopped pursing my purpose. Satan knew that by me walking in my purpose that I would going against his plan. He knew I am a force that will be victorious. Shedding tears of frustration and formulating a battle plan, empowered me to fight for my purpose! So 5 months later I stepped out on faith and presented this ministry to the youth minister at my church. Since then SO MUCH has happened. God has huge things in store for this ministry and I’m so humbled and blessed to be a vessel to carry His vision out. 

My biggest update is that on August 12-13,2016 I will be hosting my very first City- wide sleepover conference. I would have never guessed that in a million years that I would be hosting anything. There are so many emotions that I am experiencing leading up to the sleepover. I am SUPER PUMPED to see what God is going to do. He is definitely working on me and my trust levels. Throughout this year so many mind blowing opportunities have been given to me and I can’t wait to see what happens with them all. You’ll just have to stay tuned in to find out….

I know that I haven’t been blogging as much as I use to, but I will be posting more again. I’ve been extremely busy making moves walking in my purpose. Love you all and thank you for your support. ❤ 

 

 Check out my ministry website Hey! G.I.R.L.

Feel free to leave a comment below on your yearly update. I would love to see how God is working in your lives!!! 
‘TIL NEXT TIME MY LOVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

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This little light of mine….. Part II

Last night as I’m sitting at the stop light waiting for it to change, I was confused by all of the green lights that were shining when my light turned green. The confusion moment that I experienced showed me that even though light was present, it caused confusion to me because I didn’t process the timing of them being synced. At times in our lives, yes our lights are shining but they are off synced with God’s plan and purpose for us. Take time to get back in sync with God and make sure the light is shining with His control panel. I’m not saying that it’s necessarily a bad thing to have the light out of sync because it should caused you to pause and allow that conviction to do its job. Having those convictions were created to steer us back to our Father. Admit that getting out of sync with God caused you to be confused and that you are going to get back on track with him. Another thing that God revealed to me about all of those green lights that I experienced last night, was Him giving me the green light to keep going pursing my dreams and that He has already gone ahead of me to make that happen. I invite you to truly seek God’s will for your life and allow Him to speak to you. It’s all about building that intimacy with Him. His desires will become your desires if you fully let Him in. Invite Him in so He can unpack a become a permanent resident.

SPOTLIGHT VERSE:

But if we are living in the light, as God is in the light, then we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, cleanses us from all sin 1 John1:7

Have you ever wondered why when you meet or are around someone who is full of joy, causes you to feel extremely comfortable around them and happy? That person or persons are living in the light of Christ. The “comfortable” feeling  that they are experiencing is God’s light. When I was living in darkness, I didn’t appreciate and fully understand the meaning of the light. That caused me to try and avoid the light or most times I would just tolerate it and put my shades on to block it out as long as I could. I pray that you understand what I was saying. Are you wearing your sun shades right now or in constant search of some sort of shade? I’m here to tell you that being in the presence of the light and walking in the light is the way that God created us. He created us to be dependent on it and without it, unfortunately we will never live a fruitful purposeful life that He designed us to experience. I don’t know about you, but I want to experience all of the blessings that God has for me on this earth. It’s the only way to live! So be encouraged my friend…It’s not too late to turn towards the light and take off those sun shades.

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I have the light!!!

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Both of these pictures symbolize me living in the light of God. 🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞

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

 

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You can’t stop now!!!

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When God created each of us, He designed us for a purpose. Whatever that purpose is, God’s plan is to bring glory to Him and to serve others. We all have a different story which makes us each unique. Have you ever asked “Why this God?” or “Why me?” I have asked those questions quite a bit and still do at times. When you start to ask those questions, God ALWAYS shows you the answers. As I shared with you guys before, my life was turned upside down in order for my new season purpose that I was designed to live out could be fulfilled. I see how everything that I have gone through has prepared me for this season. Have you felt like giving up or when people try and knock you off track due to their own insecurities/negativity? Cling closer to God so that He can fill you back up when you start to feel empty. Not everyone will understand and appreciate your unique gifts and personalities, but remember it’s not all about them! This season of my life has been the most rewarding season because I have not only grown spiritually but I have seen God’s hand over my life. He has guided me from the path of certainties into the path of uncertainties. For that I am forever grateful. The uncertainty moments in life cause you to become stretched and growing in faith. For some that is not a desired or welcomed location but once you think about it, it is all for the best. God wants us all to grow and we can not stay in our same ol comfort zone. I encourage you to seeks Gods plan for your life and diligently work at your purpose. He does not call us to be negative, selfish with our time, stuck in our ways etc, There is someone out there that needs you to use your purpose!

Now let’s talk about when there is a rejection on our part. That’s when bitterness, complaining, negativity and jealously will start to invade your life. We should be so engaged to God’s purpose for our life that all other things should fall by the wayside. You must first and foremost LOVE GOD WITH ALL OF YOUR HEART ❤️. Don’t forget to keep on your God-ggles to stay focused when people and situations try and knock you off course.

Remember to seek God in all situations and YOU CAN’T GIVE UP NOW!!!! WE NEED YOU TO STAY ON TRACK❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

If I would have stayed knocked down and stuck in my Candyce ways, I would have never met all of the amazing kiddos that God has brought into my life. I have blessed them in ways that I would have never imagined in a million years and vice versa. Continue to watch God happen in your life so that you can live a thriving lifestyle!!! Love y’all 😘

1 Peter 4:10

Each one should use whatever gift He has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.

‘TIL NEXT TIME MY LOVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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growing, Growing, GROWING!!!

Grow in God before growing a relationship!

Grow in God before growing a relationship!

I remember back when I would bounce back and forth between the idea of marriage and if I wanted to be or not. My indecisiveness caused more confusion and my heart to become hardened to the idea. Dating different guys only reassured my heart that I should not. Instead of using those times to prepare my heart for it, I ran from it and took it for granted. Thinking back on alot of those heartbreaking situations that I experience were due to my heart not being pure and focused on God like I should. Throughout my journey I can say that God is still working on me for the day that if it be His will, I will be married.

I know for a fact that everything that I am going and growing through is preparing me for my purpose whether it be married life or single life. Since I am in my season of singleness, it has been full of service and ministry. I thank God for using me and my gifts to serve. If marriage is in the will of God for my life, I will truly understand and appreciate the preparation and lessons that I need. I was very immature in my thinking before on the thoughts of dating and marriage and I thank God for the maturity that I have gained. Marriage is not about selfish gains and to have the perfect wedding and ring. It’s about having a ministry together and working together to help build God’s kingdom. I know for a fact that whomever I marry MUST be a strong man of God full of purpose because he will have to lead our household. My relationship with God is stronger than ever and he will need to have one stronger than mine. Encouraging each other to keep God first and work together will be the core and foundation of our lives.

Now you are probably wondering what that picture is all about. LOL Funny story, a few years ago the family joke was Candyce are you ever going to get a man? So a couple years ago on vacation we stopped in Pensacola beach and went inside a souvenir shop to get some things. So at the counter there were these little grow a boyfriend  toys. I looked at it and laughed and thought well I guess this is about right LoL! Then I was told this will be as close as you will get to having a boyfriend LoL! That picture

Thinking back on my earlier single life that is the thoughts that I really held onto, I am now grateful for my singleness because I would have been a toxic person in any relationship. I had not grown or received the proper healing from my past hurts which would have destroyed them all. I thank God for placing those men in my life to help grow me up because I did meet great men. So if you are struggling with being single or if you’re in a relationship but you don’t feel like it has a ministry that can be carried out, pray to God for His will to be revealed. As Christians single or married, you are called to help build God’s Kingdom. Make sure you’re doing your part. If you notice in the title of this post I show the word growing in 3 different sizes. I showed that as my growth in thinking about God, courting and marriage! That represents how your way of thinking and actions in God should be. No matter how hard or long that you take, it will be worth it in the end. Keep GROWING, keep PRAYING, keep L♡VING and keep SEEKING GOD’S WILL FOR YOUR LIFE! I will leave you with this scripture Proverbs 16:3

Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.
Proverbs 16:3 NIV

TIL NEXT TIME MY LOVES!!!!!!!!
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○●I will add another post about relationships later●○ ☺

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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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Get rid of those weeds!

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Jesus is speaking in John 15:16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit- fruit that will last-and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.

In order to be fruitful like God call us to be, we must get rid of those strongholds of sin so that God can use us. God and sin will never dwell in the same place. The only way for those strongholds to loosen its grip from you is to draw closer to GOD. Apply His word and stay in prayer. Switch your focus from self to God and I guarantee that you will start to experience God on a whole new level. Getting rid of those weeds means getting rid of those sins that are choking you and preventing you from producing healthy produce.

Watch GOD happen throughout this day!!! TIL NEXT TIME MY LOVES…