Category Archives: Pastor Desmond

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.

I’m Working For Approval

The question I have on my heart this morning, who am I working to please? We must know that our lives are not given to us by accident. Today we log into social media and we post something in hopes of receiving a like. We polish our profiles, we look busy or like we have the best of times and sometimes even the worst but we get those likes. Leaving us with the idea that maybe just maybe, they like me

Everyone has the inherent desire to feel safe and secure, and human behavior revolves around the need to garner that sense of physical and emotional security. “On a deep emotional level, feeling approved of makes us feel secure with yourself as a person. There is a huge degree of inner peace and security connected to feeling good about who we are.”.  When we aren’t met with approval, we no longer feel safe and protected. “When we meet ridicule or rejection, it can undermine our view of ourselves, “If we internalize this kind of negative feedback, we can begin to doubt our personal worth. This threatens our sense of security and disrupts our inner harmony.” while leading to potential compulsive behaviors.

God has created each and everyone of us to fulfill His purpose for our lives but only we can choose to do so. Many of us want to hear on that Great Day, well done thy good and faithful servant. However, the question to ask is, are we in pursuit of fulfilling His purpose for our lives, so that we can hear those wonderful words? We must know that we are not working for approval from man, but we are working for approval and to be pleasing unto God. When Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist, as he came up out of the water the Holy Spirit descended upon him in the form of a dove and the Father spoke from heaven and said, this is my beloved son, in whom I am well pleased. The question that I ask myself: Can God say the same about me?

I will be the first to tell you that I have had to deal with life’s demands and have, as well,  fallen short. Let me tell you don’t wallow in the guilt or the shame of your past.  Human nature (Flesh) leads us at times to the point of paralyzing shame, but don’t stay there keep pressing until you get to a stage of confession.

What good comes from confession?

Confession brings both humility and spiritual growth which  is essential for your God-given emotional well being.

Understand this, you are forgiven and then seek comfort and support. Remember we are joint heirs with Jesus Christ, we have been washed and cleansed in the blood of Jesus. We’ve been given every opportunity to walk pleasing in the sight of God. I don’t know about you but I am going to make a declaration today, to work for His approval.

Pastor Desmond


Overcoming and Pressing Forward

18 “Do not remember the former things,Or ponder the things of the past.19  “Listen carefully, I am about to do a new thing,Now it will spring forth; Will you not be aware of it?I will even put a road in the wilderness, Rivers in the desert. Isaiah 43:18-19 (AMP)

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!