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GO YE THEREFORE!!! [A Reflection on My Recent Career/Ministry Transition]

Greetings! 

 BlogFam, I have survived many transitions throughout my life but there is simply nothing like a church transition. Now at this point, many of you are wondering the direction my "ponderings" [lol] will go. And to be honest with you there are a few I could explore based on my own personal experience. I am not at all ashamed of any of the experiences I have lived through. Honestly, I thank God that I had the courage to take every leap of faith from one church door to the next.

#ONEWord - DEATH

#ONEWord - DEATH 

2 Kings 20: 1-6

In those days Hezekiah became ill and was at the point of death. The prophet Isaiah son of Amoz went to him and said, “This is what the Lord says: Put your house in order, because you are going to die; you will not recover.”
2 Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the Lord, 3 “Remember, Lord, how I have walked before you faithfully and with wholehearted devotion and have done what is good in your eyes.” And Hezekiah wept bitterly.

Today is a Brand NEW Day!!! My Birthday Reflection

Today is a Brand NEW Day: My Birthday Reflection #bloggingontheGO Copy and Paste Link to LISTEN NOW... http://cinch.fm/spiritedconcept/550526 Revelation 21:1-5 GREETINGS!!! BlogFam, On yesterday, August 10th, I celebrated another birthday! And I do not know how you feel about your birthdays but to me, and I expect to my immediate family, my birthday is a National holiday which I anticipate will be remembered and honored accordingly! Some of you may not make a big deal about your date of birth and some of you could care less if anyone, family or friends, would tell you Happy Birthday, but that is NOT my testimony! Anyone who knows me, knows that I love to celebrate the date I was born. Ever since I was a little girl, my parents have made it a big deal that my birth, and the birth of my siblings thereafter, was a blessing to them. I grew up having birthday parties and receiving gifts and their joy about my life has greatly influenced the joy I have about my own life and gratefulness for the day I was born. And this year was no different. OK. So I did not have a party with invited guests, party hats, balloons, or loads of gifts or cards. I actually took full advantage of technology and appreciated every well wish I received via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram AND I bought my own gifts. I had a web party with loads of Birthday songs of all kinds and everybody connected to me online was invited. I also received phone calls and texts from many who are near and dear to my heart. Furthermore, a new friend organized and treated me to dinner with two other new sister friends. I had a GREAT day! I told a few friends and I posted on Facebook as well as tweeted that I truly believe that God knows how much I love to celebrate this day and He made it so very sweet for me on yesterday! While I was at dinner with a few new friends, one sista asked me.... So, Delesslyn, what do you want to do differently this year? What do you want to do that is new? Very interesting questions at this juncture in my life and I quickly answered them. As many of you know from previous posts, I have gone through a few major transitions since my last birthday so I welcomed her questions. I said.... EVERYTHING in my life is already different. EVERYTHING IS NEW! This is my truth in this season. BlogFam, every year that I celebrate the date of my birth is significant and so very special to me but this year is different because everything is so new. I am in a new state, new city, new address, new job, new friends, new opportunities... EVERYTHING IS NEW! We do not get very many moments like this in our lives. It is a rare gift to be in a position when the Lord makes ALL things new in your life here on earth. We may get new things here and there. We may have new opportunities here and there. We might meet new people here and there but to have EVERYTHING in your life to be brand new at once is rare in this life and I can truly say that I am tremendously blessed for having such a testimony.... and just around my birthday! :-) Friends, in the Book of The Revelation, John has a vision of a time in the future of the universe and all of creation, heaven and earth, when ALL things will be made NEW... Revelation 21:1-5 NIV Then I saw "a new heaven and a new earth," for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "Look! God's dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. 'He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death' or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away." He who was seated on the throne said, "I am making everything new!" Then he said, "Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true." BlogFam, YES these words are trustworthy and true, God IS making everything new!!! And though we cannot yet see what shall be, our GOD who transcends all time past, present, and future, has already completed that which we have yet to see and experience as NEW. In this life, we toil with all those things seen and unseen that would make us tire of the same old things. In this life, we live our lives looking for something new, something different, something better than this...whatever your this is and today we are reminded and encouraged by the truth that GOD'S WORDS ARE TRUSTWORTHY AND TRUE.... GOD IS MAKING ALL THINGS NEW!!! And I just happen to believe that we do not have to wait until heaven to begin to see and experience divine newness in our lives. As the old or the former things pass away in your life as you know it, please know that this must happen so that you may always walk in the newness of God's light and love. My sisters and brothers do not be alarmed or afraid when anyone or anything in your life is no more. This is the only way that we can begin to see and experience what it means to live in the now of GOD. To live in the now of GOD means that there will be some thing's in our lives that must come to an end. Everything and everyone will NOT be a carryover from the last season. Such is life in the NOW OF GOD!!! In this life, GOD is able to make all things new and different and now. This is where I am. This is where we are. This is where GOD will always be....new and different and now. And unless and until you surrender your vision of what you think new looks like, the former will be your now and that which our GOD desires for you to pass through and come to an end in your life will be suspended in your present until such time you allow the Alpha and Omega to be your beginning AND your end in this life. God has heaven covered and set and in order. Heaven already is..... BUT our God, in the process of making all things new... now... wants us to embrace that which seems so far removed from us in time and space...now. And as we release our hold onto people, places, and things that are destined to be former people, places, and things in our lives, we become privileged recipients of what God has already made new....right now!!! So, LET GO!!! LET GOD!!! And walk in the prophetic now of what already is in God. For what GOD is making new, already is...now. Embrace it!!! Celebrate it!!! Walk in it!!! And live the amazing and abundant life you were created to live but very few actually see and experience because they refuse to accept God's word as trustworthy and true for them and because they refuse to let the former people, places, and things remain in their rightful position as passed away. GOD LOVES YOU AND I DO TOO!!! Blessings, Delesslyn FOLLOW on Twitter @AudraSunshine or @Spiritedconcept SUBSCRIBE to get regular blog emailed updates and LISTEN to Kids Korner ONLINE every Sunday evening 4:15C/5:15E at www.wigoam.com P.S. - Moving forward, my NEW writing goal will be 3-5 days per week, most likely not to include Sundays! So SUBSCRIBE so you do not miss any posts and SHARE the blog with somebody else!!!

Today is a Brand NEW Day!!!

Today is a Brand NEW Day!!! #bloggingonthegobclaptopdead Copy & Paste Link to LISTEN NOW: http://cinch.fm/spiritedconcept/540756 Isaiah 43:18-19 NIV "Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a NEW thing! NOW it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland." GREETINGS!!! BlogFam, oh how I have missed you but you know that in this space we do our very best to flow in the Spirit. I have learned to be still and let God have God's own way. So, yes, I had to cut the Benediction Series shorter than I had planned and I believe that, as in all transitions in life, there had to be a clear separation between those posts and those that will follow on the days, weeks, and months to come. Perhaps, we too often rush into our next assignment without taking the time to reflect and regroup so that we can truly enter our next assignment with our very best selves. BlogFam, many of you know me personally and many of you are getting to know me through my writing. So, I will not prolong the suspense or delay the answers to your questions about my own next assignment. For as I said goodbye just eight months ago, today I say HELLO! (CHECK OUT THE BLOGPOST SAYING GOODBYE) BlogFam, I am writing this blog post from a NEW place spiritually and physically. I will begin with the latter. Just a few weeks ago, the Lord saw fit for me to enlarge my territory by opening an AMAZING opportunity in full time ministry in Memphis, TN! AND before you frown or dismiss the city for whatever you might think about it, let me just say this: When the Lord enlarges YOUR territory, do not cut the favor of the Lord upon your own life because of any negative thoughts you might have in comparison to where you are. In other words, I have had to be very clear with some of the saints that my move to Memphis, TN from the energy and excitement of the city of Atlanta, GA was a GOD choice. My friends, in other words, do NOT allow people to speak negatively about the place where GOD is sending you. For YOU, this is a NEW place FULL of PROMISE, POSSIBILITY, POTENTIAL, and PURPOSE!!! So you walk on into your NEW place... AND "Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a NEW thing! NOW it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland." AND I was very clear that with my new assignment in this new location, there would be those whose opinions would not be solicited or considered and if they were offered, my BEST answer to them was and is... THIS IS THE LORD'S DOING AND IT IS MARVELOUS IN MY EYES!!! My new physical location was precipitated by my new place spiritually. I do not advise anyone to make any major moves without FIRST seeking the Lord in prayer AND fasting. When you are sensing or seeking a change in your life to take you out of your current situation or to help you to better handle your current situation, then you MUST PRAY and FAST. You must not shortchange your devotional life in these critical times. You must not neglect your praise and worship during this time. You must continue to do those things, ALL things that please the Lord so that whenever the Lord speaks to you, however the Lord chooses to do so, you will be in a position to hear whatever the Lord has to say to you. And when the Lord speaks, his words will CHANGE YOUR LIFE! I'm a witness!!!!! And I am so clear that in this next assignment at the MISSISSIPPI BOULEVARD CHRISTIAN CHURCH in MEMPHIS, TN, I am being called to... "Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a NEW thing! NOW it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland." So BlogFam, this is a NEW day and while I am excited about this next assignment in this NEW place, don't lock me in here because you just never know where the Lord will send Delesslyn as she strives to love and please the Lord FIRST and with her all!!! LORD, HERE I AM. SEND ME. Is this your hearts prayer? GOD LOVES YOU AND I DO TOO!!! Blessings, Delesslyn FOLLOW @AudraSunshine & @SpiritedConcept P.S.- NEW SERIES WILL BEGIN TOMORROW... We will focus on the Parable of the Good Samaritan... I am soooo excited!!! SPREAD THE WORD!!!

Missing Link to Your JOY & PEACE

Missing Link to YOUR Joy & Peace #BloggingontheGO Romans 15:13 NIV May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Greetings! BlogFam, There is a reason why you are moping and restless devoid of joy and longing for peace. Its not all in your mind. Its not all somebody else's fault. And its not just because x, y, or z happened to you. Its time for a moment of deep reflection because your joy and peace are fruits of the Holy Spirit that should abound regardless of your situations or circumstances. Your joy and your peace grow out of your soul's connection to the divine and if you are feeling as if your joy and your peace are nonexistent or at least waning, then perhaps today is a great day to just check your connection to the divine. For as you TRUST in God, the God of hope will fill you with all joy and peace. This is what we read on today. May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. So, my friends, how is your connection? Seriously, do you have joy unspeakable and a peace that surpasses all understanding? Or has this time in your life felt like the complete opposite of what Paul prays for the church in this verse? If you are struggling in this area of your life, you are not alone! And I do not mean to belittle your feelings or to say anything to keep you in that head space. I do want to encourage you by saying that there are other brothers and sisters whose connection to the divine seems to be out of range. You are not the only one who may be feeling out of sync in prayer, praise, worship, or fellowship. You are not the only one; but more than the reality that there are others in our BlogFam, in your small group, at your church, and other places who are experiencing similar feelings, there is a solution. There is hope from the God of all hope that this too shall pass and you can pass over, pass through, without passing out over this. The God of hope, possibility, revival, and renewal will indeed fill you with all joy and peace AS YOU TRUST IN GOD. Friends, God is available and willing to help you through this and pull you out of this. You are not alone because our God loves you and is present with you and if you choose to trust God, I also pray.... May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. And because of your connection to the God of hope you will also overflow with hope. Wow! Have you ever thought about what it means to live your life overflowing with hope? Hope is the feeling that what is wanted can be had and that everything will turn out for the best. BlogFam, by the power of the Holy Spirit, you can OVERFLOW with hope. You can be filled with all joy and peace and overflow with hope. You can be the one who is positive, optimistic, passionate, and inspiring. You can be the one who is the bright light in a gloomy crowd. You can be the one who dispels the negative energy and declare that YES the glass is half full! BlogFam, TRUST IN GOD! Your trust in the most reliable source of good and perfect gifts is indeed the key to your joy, your peace, and your hope. So if the supply of these gifts within you is fading or nearly undetectable or just gone, then check your connection! And TRUST IN GOD!!! May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. God LOVES You and I Do Too!!! Delesslyn FOLLOW @AudraSunshine or @Spiritedconcept
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