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Part of the Plan

Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.- Proverbs 19:21 NIV

Isn’t it funny how sometimes we think that we are the plan or that we have it all figured out.  I’ve come to know that:

  1. The plan isn’t mine.
  2. The plan isn’t what others have penned for me.
  3. I am not the plan.
  4. I am part of the plan.

Yes, I said it , it is through the grace of God that He has allowed me to be apart of his big picture of purpose.  God “hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling…according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began” (2 Tim. 1:9). God “hath chosen us in (Christ) before the foundation of the world…having predestinated us…according to the good pleasure of His will” (Eph. 1:4,5).

I Dare you to trust Him!

A Prayer for This School Year!

Heavenly Father,

Touch the hearts and minds of every teacher,administrator, support worker and substitute. God we ask that you continue to work in their lives as they sow seeds into our children. Lord you know each everyone of them, our prayer is that you meet them where they are. Every storm we ask that you calm so that they can function in a level that is pleasing to you. 

Dear God open the  minds of the students, bring things to their memory as they perform tasks.  Distribute the emotions of teachers and students so that they know how to respond regardless of what is taking place. Bridle tongues this year, dear God as you know that they are powerful tools.

Lord lead us to respond in love and with listening ear. Touch our parents with a measure of inquisitiveness, compassion, and concern. Connect our family units and our communities, lead us in putting our children first. Give us a measure of strength that when its tough we stand strong. 

In Jesus Name Amen

Confession Leads to Possession

Proverbs 18:21King James Version (KJV)
21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

Have I ever stopped to think that maybe what I am possessing is the result of what I am confessing. Although it may not look good, it works together for the good especially if you love the Lord there is purpose in each day. I must not allow my words to hold hostage the assignment and purpose of God to be fulfilled in every moment of my life. Just take a moment to stop and speak by faith in the atmosphere.

Even in the midst of negativity and difficult situations take this time to confess God’s Word and speak positive. What kind of investment are you making what are you possess.
I’m a speak by faith over my: marriage, family, relationships, job, finances, purpose, life, health, and etc.

The enemy is a liar so stop speaking as well as believing in his lies, and speak what we know is the truth.


Learning, Leading, Following, and Serving

You only get out of something, what you put into it.

It ain’t over ’till It’s Over 

It ain’t over till it’s over!

They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. Psalms 126:5

I can  vividly remember being in a pool.  I had ventured off into the deep and before I knew it I went under fighting with all that I had.  Something led me to know that if I didn’t get a hold of myself I was going to drown. There wasn’t a lifeguard in sight.  I went under again and somehow my mind went into survival mode and well, apparently I made it !  Thank God, I had some fight left in me to want to live, thank God he had work for me to do.

How many times in life have we been drowning in our issues? …in our bills with no apparent help in sight but some kind of way you can look back and say that I made it!

Keep fighting it ain’t over!


I woke up this morning with faith on my mind. Regardless of your situation don’t lose hope.

Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see. 2 Through their faith, the people in days of old earned a good reputation. By faith we understand that the entire universe was formed at God’s command, that what we now see did not come from anything that can be seen. Hebrews 11:1-3 NLT

The question is : Do I represent unto God and others a life of faith?

Don’t lose hope. You have been hoping for it keep believing that it shall come to pass!

-Pastor Desmond

Why Do I Feel Like I’m losing this fight?

Ephesians 6:12 New Living Translation (NLT) 12 For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places (NLT).

The fight really isn’t against a political party, a human being, a particular denomination, religious belief, nationality, gender, race, or anything temporal . The reason that we may be losing the fight is because we have declared war on and toward the wrong target. People of God, we have not been called to fight a physical fight with physical weapons. We must put down our guns, we must put down our knives, we must put down any physical weapon that does not have the capacity to tap into an address the real force at hand.  What is this force at hand? The force at hand is spiritual. The power behind the force is simply the adversary. The adversary is the enemy of which no physical weapon of warfare can even contend with. John 10:10 declares that the enemy comes to kill, to steal, and to destroy. He has been destroyed because we have chosen to bring a knife (physical warfare weapons), to a gunfight (spiritual warfare). When I look at the woes and the injustices in society, I cannot see a race, gender, nationality, political party, or anything tangible issue but I must know that a spiritual fight is at hand. However, II Corinthians 10:4-5 (NLT) says,4 [a]We use God’s mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments. 5 We destroy every proud obstacle that keeps people from knowing God. We capture their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ (NLT).

Stop bringing a stick to a gunfight!

We are in a spiritual warfare. The reason we continue to lose the fight is because we are addressing spiritual warfare with physical weapons. When we really look at the defeat we are experiencing in our lives, the cruelty in our society, ranging from in our homes to worldwide,it is impossible to see that we are facing a real adversary with real opposition. However, God has equipped us with necessary weapons to tear the adversaries BEHIND, every moment, just read Ephesians 6:10-18. You are not weak, you’ve just got to equip yourself with the right weapons.   You have the power to defeat the enemy and reclaim your: family, job, child, health, society, life, victory, peace, hope, joy, mind, church, and whatever it may be. You have been given the spiritual weapons of warfare.

We must stop focusing our time and resources on fighting a person or thing but must build a culture as well as society who is able to discern the true opposition at hand. Throw your stick down and receive God’s Spirit, get some Word in you, and stand up on the promises God. No Weapon formed against you, in whatever capacity, shall prosper……….. Stay tuned…. 

-Pastor Desmond

Just Pump!

In the mist of your purpose walk God still is priming you.  This morning I’m encouraged because as you get primed some things get easier. Have you ever had to put oil on your bicycle chain? It’s something about when that chain is oiled it’s easier to ride. It almost feels like a new bike-  that process used to make me want to ride my bike. The zeal increased because of my need for speed, my need for wanting to get to my next destination. This kind of feeling reminds me of how it is when we get saved, full of zeal and there is no mountain high enough that will stop us from wanting to please God and save everybody.

On memory lane: back to this well oiled bicycle that I was riding fast because you all know that’s how it used to be. You know what, when I approached an incline something happened intuitively? I just stood up and I didn’t even have to think about it. God is priming you, oiling your chain and although you may face your incline, your trial, or your challenge. God just is expecting you to do what you know how to do stand up and keep pumping: in righteousness, stand up in faith because you have been primed for this!


TGIF! Take a moment and realize that in order to get you to today God made so many ways for you. Praise God that blesses even me!- to know that He took time and made great provision to get me to the point of today to function in intended Purpose. God has been GOOD and I can’t help but Thank Him!!