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May 2012

Are You A FOOL? Proverbs 10:18

Are You a FOOL? Click or Copy and Paste to LISTEN NOW!!! http://cinch.fm/spiritedconcept/485248. Proverbs 10:18 NIV Whoever conceals hatred with lying lips and spreads slander is a fool. Greetings! BlogFam, A Fool is... a silly or stupid person; a weak minded or idiotic person; a person who lacks judgment or sense. Are you a fool? Now I have no doubt that most of you read this definition and then answered this question in the negative. No, I am NOT a fool! And I totally understand why you would respond in such a way. I do not know of one person who boasts that they are silly or stupid. I am not familiar with anyone who would brag about themselves as weak minded or idiotic. I cannot name anyone who would pat themselves on the back for lacking judgment or sense. Are you a fool? And while we all might quickly say NO upon first hearing this question, I invite you all to step back for a few minutes in order to reconsider our NO based on the scripture for today: Proverbs 10:18 NIV Whoever conceals hatred with lying lips and spreads slander is a fool. So maybe now i should ask a few different questions. How would you answer the following questions? Have you ever covered up your dislike for someone with a lie? YES or NO. Have you ever spoken words against anyone's character to someone else? YES or NO. If you have answered yes to one or both of these questions, then you might want to reconsider your answer to our original question. Are you a fool? But do not answer too quickly because the word says.... Proverbs 10:18 NIV Whoever conceals hatred with lying lips and spreads slander IS a fool. WOW! Well, I think we all just need to pause and pray.... Lord, please forgive us/me for being foolish. Forgive us for lying to ourselves and others about our hatred, dislike, disappointment, disgust, displeasure, aggravation, frustration, contempt, grudges, envy, malice, aversion and bitterness toward another person. Lord, forgive us for spreading any malicious, false, or defamatory statement. Lord forgive US for being foolish, for acting as fools , and for being in denial about our foolishness. Lord, forgive us and correct us so that your love for us would be free to flow through us. Help us to love our neighbor as we love ourselves and to resist the temptation and the urge to lie or to slander or to be fools.... IN JESUS NAME.... PS... I am still blogging on the go... More details in due season... Thanks for your patience!!! God loves You and I do Too!!! Delesslyn Delesslyn@spiritedconcepts.net Kids Korner Radio Program Listen ONLINE every Sunday at 5:15 est - www.wigoam.com Purchase my books... STEP OUT OF THE BOAT THE POWER TO BE PERFECT www.amazon.com www.barnesandnoble.com www.booksamillion.com I WRITE BY FAITH AND NOT BY SIGHT!!!

Keeping It To God's Self!

Keeping It To God’s Self! Click or Copy and Paste Link to LISTEN NOW!!! http://cinch.fm/spiritedconcept/485242 Proverbs 25:2 NIV It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings. Greetings! BlogFam, I do not know about you, but I am so very glad that there are things that God knows about me that God keeps to God’s self! Can I get a witness? I have had thoughts and ideas, words and conversations, actions and reactions that have been held in confidence by the Almighty and I am glad about that. There are some things about me that are FOR GOD’S EYES AND EARS ONLY! And YES that sentiment includes the things I have had to repent for as well. Friends, this is my truth and there is no shame. I just want you to know that our God is choosing to cover up some of our stuff for His Glory and that is good news! Proverbs 25:2 NIV It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings. I know that some of you have NO clue how what you said or did escaped the eyes and ears of the people you know, the people you love, or just some random people who have no special priority in your life..... BUT GOD in God's infinite Grace and Mercy concealed and sealed your secret as safe with Him. I cannot tell you exactly why our God would choose to keep your secret so close but God does so and God is the best secret keeper you will ever know. Now this does not give any of us permission to live our lives beneath God's standard of holiness. This verse does not permit us to frustrate the Grace of God by enjoying the pleasures of sin and relying on God to keep it hush hush. No sir and no ma'am, we do not now all of a sudden get to do our own thing and this is partly because that is not the meaning of this verse. But it is also because of the warning we receive in the B-clause of our verse ... to search out a matter is the glory of kings. In other words, this proverb forewarns and forearms by disclosing a strategy of kings and queens, jokers and paupers, who intentionally seek to expose your secrets for their glory and your shame. Friends, please be clear: There are people in your life who get excited to learn anything about you that will bring you down. There are friends, neighbors, co-workers, more friends, and sometimes even family members who will poke and prod, hunt and prowl just to get a glimpse of the skeletons in your closet. BlogFam, I know you have heard this before or something similar to it, but EVERYBODY DOES NOT HAVE YOUR BEST INTEREST IN MIND! So be prayerful, be mindful, be discerning, be decisive, and trust God. Proverbs 25:2 NIV It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings. Now there may be legitimate times when others investigating your business is for your good and out of genuine concern for your well being. However, trust God in and through it all so that the Holy Spirit can lead and guide you, protecting you from dangerous people seen and unseen. Furthermore, the matters that God conceals are not limited to the things of your past and present, but these matters extend beyond your knowledge. The matters that our God conceals also include what we do not need to know about others and what we are not ready to know about ourselves, our futures. BlogFam, It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings. And today, I pray that you would keep these words of wisdom in mind. I pray that you would be grateful to God for all that God chooses to conceal. I pray that you would have a heightened sense of discernment when it comes to the matters of your life that ill intentioned individuals would seek out. And I pray that you would not glory in the exposition of anothers concealed matters. For as God Keeps IT To God's Self for me, I pray you will be confident that God will do the same for you. PS... I am still blogging on the go... More details in due season... Thanks for your patience!!! God loves You and I do Too!!! Delesslyn Delesslyn@spiritedconcepts.net Kids Korner Radio Program Listen ONLINE every Sunday at 5:15 est - www.wigoam.com Purchase my books... STEP OUT OF THE BOAT THE POWER TO BE PERFECT www.amazon.com www.barnesandnoble.com www.booksamillion.com I WRITE BY FAITH AND NOT BY SIGHT!!!

HIDE AND GO SEEK Part 2 - Jeremiah 16:17

HIDE and GO SEEK - Part 2 Click or Copy and Paste Link to LISTEN NOW!!! http://cinch.fm/spiritedconcept/482302 Jeremiah 16:17 NIV My eyes are on all their ways; they are not hidden from me, nor is their sin concealed from my eyes. Greetings! BlogFam, Have you ever tried to hide? To hide means to conceal from sight, to prevent from being seen or discovered; to obstruct from the view of; to cover up; to conceal from knowledge or exposure. The truth is that we all have tried to hide someone or something. We might never admit it but we have all lived this very definition. We all have experienced being the one who was actively hiding someone or something, including ourselves. AND I am very sure that we have all experienced someone or something being hidden from us. For a countless number of reasons we hide and we keep people, places, and things hidden. There are just some things we believe should not be exposed to others and some things about ourselves that we believe is nobody else's business. Period. (FYI -I am not at all standing in judgment because when I use the term "all" I do mean to include myself.) In order to maintain the cover up, we do our best to make sure certain things are in place. We make promises. We sneak around. We label as confidential. We set passwords. We identify undisclosed places. We keep certain names out of our conversations and so much more, including threaten, blackmail, and run away all to conceal whomever or whatever we have decided deserves to be hidden. Actually, we can go through a lot in order to prevent someone or something from being seen or discovered. And the question we must all ask ourselves at some point is this: IS IT WORTH IT? Your answer may be yes. Your answer may be no. You may not be able to answer this question right now. But at some point, you must answer this question in your immediate response now or in hindsight review later. IS IT WORTH IT? And as I continue to reflect on our scripture, I am hopefully and dreadfully reminded that NOTHING is ever completely hidden. Jeremiah 16:17 NIV My eyes are on all their ways; they are not hidden from me, nor is their sin concealed from my eyes. Now this verse gives me hope because it reinforces God's power and supernatural capacity to know the intimate details of our lives and of the universe. This verse also stirs feelings of dread for the exact same reasons especially since the Lord God has declared that our unrighteous relationships and activities, our sins, are no secret to God as well. So while others must make an effort to seek out that which is hidden. God already knows. God already knows EVERYTHING. Again, My eyes are on all their ways; they are not hidden from me, nor is their sin concealed from my eyes. Friends, God already knows the good, the bad, and the ugly. God already knows about who or what you are trying to hide. AND for one reason alone, God does not look away from what we have hidden. GOD LOVES US!!! I do not want you to think that your secrets will remain hidden simply because God loves you. For it is God's prerogative whether your secret will remain hidden or if it should be exposed. You cannot dictate the prerogative of God and whatever God allows in this regard, all things will work together for the good of those who love Him and are the called according to His purpose. My sistas and brothas, God does NOT have to seek for whomever or whatever we are hiding. God already knows and God still LOVES you! And out of His abundant love for each of us , God will not abandon us while we hide... the someone, the something, or ourselves. Instead, God will use our cover up to convict us, to correct us, to carry us, to companion beside us, to clarify God's purpose to us, to caress us, to create new opportunities for us, to call us, to comfort us, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness....simply because He loves us more than we will ever know. So STOP trying to hide from God!!! And START allowing God to use whomever or whatever in hiding for His Glory!!! PS... I am still blogging on the go... More details in due season... Thanks for your patience!!! God loves You and I do Too!!! Delesslyn Delesslyn@spiritedconcepts.net Kids Korner Radio Program Listen ONLINE every Sunday at 5:15 est - www.wigoam.com Purchase my books... STEP OUT OF THE BOAT THE POWER TO BE PERFECT www.amazon.com www.barnesandnoble.com www.booksamillion.com I WRITE BY FAITH AND NOT BY SIGHT!!!

HIDE AND GO SEEK Part 1

HIDE & GO SEEK Click or Copy and Paste Link to LISTEN NOW http://cinch.fm/spiritedconcept/481738 IT READ NOW www.spiritedconcepts.net!!! Jeremiah 16:17 NIV My eyes are on all their ways; they are not hidden from me, nor is their sin concealed from my eyes. Greetings! BlogFam, I am amazed at the boldness of people to live their lives as if no one is watching. And I just literally paused to shake my head, reread that sentence and lift up a quick prayer before i could move on. I am amazed because at a young age my parents made it abundantly clear that they had help of the supernatural kind that never slumbered or slept. As a child i had a healthy respect for the omnipresence of God Almighty. I knew then and I know now that nothing I have ever said or done escaped, avoided, or was ever hidden from the Lord. Now this does NOT at all mean that I led a perfect life or that i have never done or said anything that I wished missed Gods awareness. It just simply means that I knew then and I know now that God is a merciful and a forgiving God and over and over again I have had to ask the Lord to make me over again, to create in me a clean heart Oh God and renew a right spirit within me. Friends, the word of the Lord is true...... Jeremiah 16:17 NIV My eyes are on all their ways; they are not hidden from me, nor is their sin concealed from my eyes. This holy declaration as recorded by the prophet Jeremiah is not just true for the people of his day but it still holds true on today. There is ONE who knows your every move and God does not know simply because God is nosy or disrespectful of your boundaries or has nothing better to do than to be all up in your business. God knows because God’s LOVE ,which is so far beyond our ability to comprehend, cares enough to ensure that goodness and mercy follows us everyday of our lives! So, God's eyes are on all of your ways, their ways, our ways; you,they, we are not hidden from God nor is your sin , their sin , our sin concealed from God's eyes. In other words, the hide and seek game we played as children does NOT apply with God! In the game of Hide and Seek, one person is "IT" and while that person closes their eyes to count, the other players run and hide. At the end of the count, the one who is "IT" begins his or her mission to find those who are hidden. Well, on the contrary, God's eyes are not closed and God is not in the background counting or marking time, we cannot scatter ourselves or any part of our thoughts or activity and hide out, as if waiting to be found out by God. For we can be confident that... My eyes are on all their ways; they are not hidden from me, nor is their sin concealed from my eyes. God's eyes are on all of your ways, their ways, our ways; you,they, we are not hidden from God nor is your sin , their sin , our sin concealed from God's eyes. PS... I am still blogging on the go... More details in due season... Thanks for your patience!!! God loves You and I do Too!!! Delesslyn Delesslyn@spiritedconcepts.net Kids Korner Radio Program Listen ONLINE every Sunday at 5:15 est - www.wigoam.com Purchase my books... STEP OUT OF THE BOAT THE POWER TO BE PERFECT www.amazon.com www.barnesandnoble.com www.booksamillion.com I WRITE BY FAITH AND NOT BY SIGHT!!!

Can You Keep A Secret? Luke 12:3

CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET? Click or Copy and Paste Link to LISTEN NOW: http://cinch.fm/spiritedconcept/479850. Luke 12:3 NIV What you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight, and what you have whispered in the ear in the inner rooms will be proclaimed from the roofs. Greetings! BlogFam, I have a very important question that i need to ask you. CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET? The answer is YES or NO. Excluding secrets where someone's life is in danger, then I think we all give ourselves permission to break confidences, CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET? Has anyone ever trusted you to keep what they told you to yourself? Did you hold on to what someone considered to be classified information as if it was just as special to you? Friends, can you keep a secret? AND what kind of secrets do you keep? Whose secrets do you keep? How long can someone entrust their secret with you? Under what other circumstances would you give yourself permission to reveal another person's secret? Do you have any "secret keeping" guidelines? These are very important questions to consider for yourself and in the relationships you have. Far too often we assume that those with whom we share our secrets are on the same page with us regarding the height of security around our expressions to them. Sistas and brothas, it is not safe to assume this with anyone. It is wise to evaluate and reevaluate the trustworthiness of those with whom you bear your souls. Besides the real truth is that if you want to ensure the safety of your secret, then keep it to yourself AND if you do not want to be responsible for keeping certain information confidential, then BE HONEST and inform the other person that either you cannot be trusted or you just really do not want to keep their secret. I recognize that these might be difficult conversations to have. We do not went to offend people or expose our sense of untrustworthiness toward them. We also do not want to miss out on some juicy information that only we will be privileged to carry or admit that what the other person wanted to share is just not that serious to us. So we carry on sharing and receiving, keeping and even revealing what we may or may not think should have cover up status. My sistas and brothas, there is really only ONE secret keeper that all of us can place our trust in and His name is Jesus. We can truly take our burdens to the Lord and leave them there. You can name your favorite secret carrier and I can guarantee you that he or she will NOT match the security the Lord is ready, willing, and able to provide. For the word is true: Luke 12:3 NIV What you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight, and what you have whispered in the ear in the inner rooms will be proclaimed from the roofs. So again I ask, CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET? Well I do not know if you can or not but I am going to share with you one secret that has been told and retold for hundreds, actually thousands of years. I pray that your first instinct would be to do the same...tell and retell that THE SECRET weapon and source of life, hope, strength, joy, peace, faith, love, patience, forgiveness, purpose, and EVERYTHING you need to live a life that is pleasing to God and void of secrets from the dark side is JESUS!!! Jesus has been the best kept and best exposed secret of all time for so many reasons but now is time for ALL of us to tell it ALL. If there is anything that you do not need to keep to yourself, it is JESUS! If there is any highly classified information that must be disclosed without any hesitation, it should be ANYTHING about the goodness of the Lord. There are secrets that we tend to keep that really should not be kept and the name of JESUS is one them! And today I want you to break confidence and disregard the cover up surrounding the name of the Most High. I pray that your personal boundaries and barriers regarding your secret relationship with Jesus would be torn down and trampled over. I pray that your fears about shading your faith in Jesus would fade. AND I pray that this scripture would also be true in your life about the Gospel of Jesus Christ... What you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight, and what you have whispered in the ear in the inner rooms will be proclaimed from the roofs. BlogFam, DO NOT KEEP JESUS A SECRET!!! PS... I am still blogging on the go... More details in due season... Thanks for your patience!!! God loves You and I do Too!!! Delesslyn Delesslyn@spiritedconcepts.net Kids Korner Radio Program Listen ONLINE every Sunday at 5:15 est - www.wigoam.com Purchase my books... STEP OUT OF THE BOAT THE POWER TO BE PERFECT www.amazon.com www.barnesandnoble.com www.booksamillion.com I WRITE BY FAITH AND NOT BY SIGHT!!!
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