Monday, October 29, 2007

More Love!!!

Action speak louder than words always... God didn't just tell us He loved us -- He showed us... Love is an action word. I truly am thankful to my father in law and mother in law for their presence at the Elevation Ceremony on 10/20/2007. They are always so supportive of everything Justin and me do. They are truly a blessing to us. It is a blessing to have people in your life that is willing to do whatever they can for you. We are blessed!!!

I am thankful for my friend of 12 years in the black and brown. She was there to show some love and support as well. Thank you, Marsha. You have helped to make that day -- one I will not forget. It was a very special and extremely memorable day.

Thanks to everyone who was there... You should be getting something from me in the mail soon if you did not already received it. Love you all with the love of God.
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Showing Some Love!

I am truly thankful to the Martins who were present at my recent Elevation Ceremony as well. It was truly a blessing to have them there. I thank God for people who love me just because... It is truly a blessing!!! Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Martin, Tasha and Elijah. You have helped to make that day one that I will never forget. Thank you for taking the time to spend time with me -- I truly appreciate it. I love you guys.

To my aunt in the brown and cousin in the white -- you both are such a blessing to me and I love you both so much. Thank you for taking the time to celebrate what God is doing in my life. Love you all so much!
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My beautiful mother!


This is a picture of me (left) and my mother(right). I thank God for my mom. She is such a blessing to me and I thank God for her. She was especially a blessing to me when she came to support me at my a recent elevation service for me to become publicly acknowledged as a minister. I thank God so much for her presence it was truly a blessing to me -- more than words could express... Yes there is more to the story than what I am mentioning here but I will leave it at this for now. I just know that God answered my prayers and this is victory right here. I truly thank God for his goodness and this Woman of God -- my Mother. Thank you, Jesus!!!
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Sunday, October 14, 2007

Facts you may not know about me...






1. I was born and raised in Jamaica until 10 years old.



2. I have been back to Jamaica to visit my family and friends about 3 maybe 4 times.






3. I have been living in the United States of America for 17 years on the seventeenth of this month.

4. I am proud to be a naturalized citizen of the U.S.A. for 8 almost 9 years.

5. I met my husband in church. My husband was born in America.

6. My life was never the same after we entered into a relationship with each other.







7. I am a teacher -- I am currently teaching 3rd grade.

8. My husband is a Pastor/Teacher. He has a very strong gift for teaching.

9. We have a Bible Institute where working adult students attend to earn an Associates degree or Bachelors degree. We are also currently collecting books for our library.


10. I love to praise and worship God with my all especially through interpretative dance/praise dancing.






11. I like to take pictures of many things.


12. I love scrapbooking. I was once a Creative Memories consultant. I really miss it.




13. I am currently a Mary Kay consultant but not an aggressive one. I have products for family, friends and anyone who inquires. However I don't aggressively pursue it because that is not my passion/purpose in life. I have a passion to see women and children made free by the Word of God and the power of the Holy Spirit.



14. I am not a sales type person. I don't like being in people's faces always trying to sell them something.

15. I would much rather give people hope, encouragement, godly advice, godly counsel, and godly wisdom than to try and sell them something.

16. I am a God's servant to His people. I am a child of the Most High God.



17. I love the Lord with all my heart, mind, soul and strength. I owe Him everything. He has been EVERYTHING to me and so much more.

18. I am currently moving into my God given destiny. There is so much peace in living life in God's purpose.

19. Between my mom and dad -- I have about 9 sisters and two brothers.

20. My husband is an only child – he has no siblings. :-)






Monday, October 08, 2007

~~~Wisdom Keys~~~

The following quotes came directly from this handsome man of God. Doesn't he look good!!! Yep that is my terrific husband and the love of my life. God is using Him to do awesome things in His Kingdom...


"God speaks to one to deliver many, He never speaks to many to deliver one."
"Oppression cannot continue unless ignorance is maintained."

Saturday, October 06, 2007

I Love Roses!

My wonderful husband gave these roses to me and I am so thankful for them. I love to take pictures of roses as well. They are so beautiful. Not only did my husband get me roses but they are pink and pink is one of my favorite colors. I love pink because it is a cheerful (happy) color and I am a cheerful person. Thank you Lord for blessing me with such a sweet husband and thank you Lord for creating roses.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Wisdom Pearl

What you may think is rejection maybe God's protection pointing you in a new direction.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

True Biblical Prosperity

I just wanted to share this article that was written by my husband Pastor Justin Cohen and printed in the Philadelphia Daily News.


 

Printed in the Philadelphia Daily News 2003

 
 

Beloved, I pray that you prosper and be in health even as your soul prospers." III John 2 (NKJV).

 
 

An often quoted scripture, but often improperly.

The "Prosperity Gospel" as it is sometimes referred to, has used this one scripture out of context and used it as a pretext to teach an unbalanced view of the Kingdom of God and created an entire faction within Christianity that is focused on money and selfishness.

 
 

The Bible warns us that there will be those who are "…men of corrupt minds destitute of the truth who suppose that godliness is a means of gain. From such withdraw yourself." I Timothy 6:5 (NKJV)

 
 

So what is true Biblical prosperity?

 
 

The answer to that question lies in the correct understanding of the word "prosperity" and the correct explanation of the phraseology of the verse.

The word "prosper" in the original Greek means to "have help along the way" or to "aid in reaching".

This of course presupposes that there is a destiny in mind and a method of getting there.

 
 

In Christianity, our destiny is godliness, not as a means of gain, but in our character.

The method by which we get there is called discipleship.

 
 

Notice the phrase in the verse "even as". This means to the same extent or to the same degree as. So the level of our prosperity in all areas of our life is dependent upon and directly proportionate to the degree that we prosper in our soul.

 
 

What is the soul and how do we prosper in it?

Our soul is our mind, our will, and our emotions, in other words our thoughts, desires and feelings.

We will prosper in our minds through learning the Word of God and having our mind renewed.

We will prosper in our will as we pray, praise and worship Jesus allowing Him to transform and conform our will to His.

We will prosper in our emotions as a natural result of the prospering in our mind and will.

If our thinking is right and our desires are right, we will feel right.

 
 

This must also be in conjunction with a disciplined lifestyle that includes diet and exercise (notice the scripture prosper AND be in health).

In summary, true Biblical prosperity is the result of prospering in our soul which is the direct result of the process of discipleship.

 
 

Prosperity is not just financial. It is to permeate every area of our life.

We need to remember that God "…as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness…"

 
 

The goal is godliness, not money. If we commit ourselves to godliness of character through discipleship we will have everything that we need to succeed in life.

 
 

Finally, the Bible warns us "…the prosperity of fools will destroy them." Proverbs 1:32 (KJV)

So don't be fool – be a disciple – and prosper!

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Yes It Is!!!

Did you know that your obedience is directly connected to your love!!!


Just think about...


The deeper our love is for an individual the more we want to and the more we yield ourselves over into doing the things that pleases that individual. Children are notorious for this. They will often do anything to please the adults in their lives especially their parents because they have such a pure, unconditional love for them.


How about when you first start falling in love with that special someone --- weren't you willing to do just about anything for that person because you loved them so much. Well you may be wondering where I am going with this ... Ok, here it is!


We ought to love God so much that it's not a problem or issue when it comes to obeying Him. We know that everything that God has ever wanted us to do is always for our own good -- never for "bad". God is a good, Father. He will never lead us astray. He made us, He will never tell us to do something that will cause us to be separated from Him eternally. In His Word it says if you love me, keep(obey) my commandments. You know that God never ask us to do something that He did not do. He told us that He loved us so much and then He showed us... How? By the dying of His only begotten Son, Jesus, on the cross for the sins of you and I. Can you imagine someone who never did anything wrong coming to take the punishment of your sins which was eternal death ( separation from God-- forever) and eternal torment. He did that for us and He did not have to do it. Hallelujah!!! I know that I know that God loves me and He will never require of us what He has required of His Son. It is already done!!! Amen! All we have to do is die to our flesh (selfish and self-centered desires and ways) daily so that Christ will be made manifested through us. So that God can get the Glory which He sooooo deserves......
Won't you ask God by His Holy Spirit today to fill your heart with a longing and a desire to grow deeper in love with Him so that you can live a life of obedience to His Word and will for your life.
He deserves our complete love, devotion and obedience to Him.
Prayer:
Father fill us up with more, more of your love, word, and desires. So that we can love You completely and obey completely with no hesitations. Father remove every fear, doubt, distractions, or reservations that would be an hindrance to your love and will being made perfect in us. Lord teach us more about You by Your Spirit so that we may grow more in understanding and deeper in love with you every day. In the name of Jesus I pray, Amen!