When evening had come, He sat down with the twelve. Now as they were eating, He said, “Assuredly, I say to you, one of you will betray Me.” And they were exceedingly sorrowful, and each of them began to say to Him, “Lord, is it I? ”He answered and said, “He who dipped his hand with Me in
the dish will betray Me. The Son of Man indeed goes just as it is written of Him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been good for that man if he had not
been born. ”Then Judas, who was betraying Him, answered and said, “Rabbi, is it I? “He said to him, “You have said it.” (Matthew 26:17-30)
This scripture is SO powerful to me. Here of late, God has been showing people to me that are
jealous, envious and those who just want information not really caring about me at all. My mind has been wondering why, but my heart feels different. I don’t dislike/hate anyone because of it-my journey hasn’t been an easy one(and I honestly didn’t expect it to be) but I still Praise God
for what HE’s doing. I choose to Step Aside and let God handle every single one of my battles. I try my hardest to encourage, edify, strengthen and build each person that I come in contact with. I don’t pretend to be more than what I am, however; I do aspire to be better. I will NOT
compromise Devita, anymore. If you want a lie, I’m not the one to talk too. I will not say things to get you to like me, or to be popular. I know that with this journey, there will be a lot of ppl
who will pretend to love/care about me-but in the blink of an eye will betray me
when I don’t do what they expect me to do. I’m OK with it, it’s not about
Everything happens for a reason, with the intent to fulfill a purpose! Have a GREAT day on purpose!
#believer #newadventureSAMEjourney #FaithHopeLove
I've fallen off a little bit with updating my daily inspiration, blog and classwork etc., partly
because i've been working on my book and just focusing more on my family. Re-establishing and fostering better relationships, with my husband, children,God appointed children as well as my nieces and nephews. I've been noticing that this is the season that is necessary for me to be in.Early this morning at 2:16, God woke me up and spoke these words to me. "Less of you, more of me". I thought to myself, have I been neglecting God? Have I been consumed with life, that I've been neglecting my quiet time? I pray(maybe not a lot of words, but I do pray) I worship and definitely
preach/teach HIS word to all who will listen. I was quickly reminded that "To whom much is given, much is required" I needed to focus more on the bigger picture. When I exercise that is usually my time with God. That is my time to regroup, recharge and refocus when the daily happenings of life tend to drain me. I can hear HIM more clearly during this time. I reflected on last week and how I was SO excited about the kids leaving for the weekend that I failed to ask God was it a good idea. I failed to invite HIM into my decision. I failed to exercise and I filled myself up with junk and was extremely lazy. On Saturday, my baby boy spent the night with his grandparents. He was so excited
and happy to spend time with them. As I've mentioned before in past posts, my children mean the world to me. My MIL text asking me to call him, I responded immediately with a phone call. As soon as she told him that I was on the phone he began to weep and tell me how much loved and missed me. We knew he was extremely tired from their jammed packed, fun filled weekend. While I was
comforting Dante, God began to speak to me. HE said Devita, he's crying because he(Dante) has no idea what it means to be away from the person who brings him so much joy and vice versa. He's crying because you didn't explain nor did you ask how he would feel about going tohis grandparents house. Devita, I need to be centered in ALL that you do. My grace is required not only for you, but for them as well. The reason why you feel heavy with burden and feel you need a break is because you continue to add more to your life without my approval. Yes, your moving in the right direction for my kingdom, but I need you to remember that I have to provide you with grace for EVERYTHING!
I have to remember this for every area of my life. I've taken on tasks, business opportunities
etc., and failed to ask for grace and mercy.
Less of me, more of HIM! I get it, and will keep this in the forefront moving forward.
#faithhopelove #believer #newadventureSAMEjourney
As I was walking
home, God returned my mind to todays daily inspiration. HE told me to tell the
story to further explain STEP ASIDE!
When I asked God to change my husband, HE told me that I needed to reach the root of the problem. The problem, was we were both trying to change who we were instead of asking HIM to create in each other the heart HE needed us to have for HIM, to extend toward each other.
See by doing that, we learned how to keep our
wants/desires separate from what HE desired for us. We had to STEP ASIDE so that
HE could do his work in us and through
Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this:
I looked up the definition to see what it meant to Step Aside. To Step Aside means to
to move out of someone's way. Interesting enough. In my quiet
time(which is often) My heavenly father and I talked about being taken higher
and higher. Where I am now in my life, doesn't hold a candle to what's to
come. Don't get me wrong, it is definitely necessary for me to be where I
am now-so that I can truly flourish in my ministry. In order to be taken
higher, I have to remember that I have to step aside and allow God to do his
work. Often times, we think we are helping our situation by putting our
hands on things that is intended for us to let go of. For example- I had a
bad habit of asking God to change my husband(boyfriend) at the time. I would
ask, and the minute I began to see a change, I would put my hands on it
thinking if only I could speed up the process. Each and everytime I did
it, I caused more of a problem. One day, God came and spoke to
me-while I was walking through my house. He asked me to step aside.
He explained that HE couldn't move the way he wanted to because I was in the
way. The only thing he needed me to do to help him, was to
believe. What are you believing God for? Are you in his way? Has he asked you to step aside? Step Aside, allow God to take control of your life. Allow him to show you, who HE is. Allow him to work in your life like never before. TRUST HIM and Step Aside.
Heavenly Father, I'm stepping aside. I'm taking my hands off of everything. I ask that
you have your way Lord, empty me of me and fill me up with you. Show me
the way that I am to go in this season. I know you want whats best for
me.. And I do too. I'm stepping aside, I'm giving it all to you I am ready
to receive what you have for me. In Jesus Name.
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