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It seems so long ago that I decided to give my life to Christ and spend the rest of my life pursuing Him. With that came a lot of pains, trials, and seasons of complete despair and confusion. But one thing remained…I was an Overcomer through Christ. A ministry (and many other things ) was birthed through this and […]

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Have Compassion…

  

 We talk about having compassion often. Especially in a world plagued with the sin, violence, and sickness we observe on a daily basis; we can’t help but be moved, to feel “something”, right?  
But is that compassion? The Word says His compassion/love never fails, but how often does ours?

 2 things God spoke in my spirit on this evening about compassion that I want to share. First of all , compassion is for EVERYONE. We have a tendency to love the underdog. To care about the one that’s crying the loudest. The one that shows the most pain. The one wearing battle scars and war wounds on their sleeve. (not saying we shouldn’t show them compassion, please don’t misunderstand what I am saying) But God is an all inclusive God. Any one who excepts Christ is His child, but we are called to BE COMPASSIONATE TO ALL. The strong need compassion as well. Those too intelligent in their minds to see the glory in being dependent on God need compassion as well. Our flesh seeks out the weak to help because they are the easiest to see visible outcomes in. But what about the quiet person battling inner struggles, do we not show them compassion because they seem to be handling it well? Brokenness does not have a color,gender,or an age. It cannot be easily identified in a world accustomed to hiding. Wholeness is not determined by our outward success, so why should hurt, hopelessness and the need for deliverance be determined by our outward manifestations of pain? We need to show compassion to ALL! 

 
The second thing God showed me is COMPASSION IS AN ACTION WORD! It is showing the love of Christ we all profess to have, in action. Sitting back and pitying someone’s situation is not compassion. Verbally stating how bad you feel, is not action. We must show love in deed!  We tend to show love to those suffering through things we identify with. Example: I overcome having an absent father, so I have compassion and help those with absent fathers. That’s ministry. You need compassion to do ministry, but you don’t have to have a ministry to be compassionate!  Compassion is an outward expression of an inward heart characteristic. I don’t have to have walked in the same shoes to extend love to you. Jesus died for all WE had done. He showed compassion to ALL OF US, no differences. God loved us so much that He showed action and sent His Son to dies for us. How’s that for compassion/love in action? 
  
Let’s start walking in compassion. Let’s love everyone and show them in the way the Holy Spirit leads us. 

Prayer: Please Lord give me a compassion for your people like Christ had for the church. Move in me Holy Spirit that I not just see ailments in the natural, but You awaken discernment in me to see in the supernatural. Allow my heart to be filled with love that leads to action. Love that leads to more prayer with You in order to seek God given solutions. Teach me and guide me , Lord so I can BE FULL of COMPASSION !

BeMadeWhole! ~asb

Being Quiet….

  
I have entered into this amazing place with God called rest. It was needed and accepted as the world and its inhabitants daily tried to engage me in petty situations. I love that God allows the Holy Spirit to give us exactly what we seek and that’s an opportunity to get closer to Him. 

A calm has come over me; a peace that passes anything I can articulate with words. All I can say is , I am so in love with this feeling……

  
….. it came because I allowed myself to be in obedience and be quiet. I am hearing Him like never before! 

Be patient and rest, Be quiet, and 

BE MADE WHOLE! 

~asb 

Be Fearless…

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As I lay here, consumed with many thoughts, I try to understand why am I struggling with sleep tonight. There are so many changes going on currently, I can’t even keep track of what I should be concerned with. But one thing I am sure of…CHANGE WILL HAPPEN!…I have realized tonight (that deep in the heart revelation) God’s plan is elaborate, yet deliberate!
Yes, a lot of changes are taking place. Relationships are shifting. Roles are being defined differently. Spirituality is being heightened! All to prepare the body of Christ to minister to this lost world.
I courageously accept with faith, my future in Christ. Who I am in Him is secure.
We may not know what will happen daily when we wake up, but the important thing is, He graciously allows us TO wake up. For that I am grateful!
I will deliberately go to sleep with confidence, and be prepared to start my day unafraid of what He has planned for my future.
To know Him is to Trust In Him…stop being concerned with what is to come and exist for His glory!!!
Be strong,daring,FEARLESS….

Be Blessed And Be Made Whole! ~ ASB

Walk with purpose…

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Let this moment be the beginning of something new…
We are living in times of trials, tests, temptations, and turmoil, but as Christians, we serve a LIVING GOD who does things ON PURPOSE!
What we go through doesn’t always feel good, but it works for our good! Learn while you are going through…allow God to transform that pain into PURPOSE!
Be purposeful

Be Blessed And Be Made Whole! ~ ASB

STAND FIRM….

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We are living in perilous times. These are the last days. If you are a Christian and have studied the Word (esp Revelations)at all,  nothing that is taking place in this nation should be extremely surprising. Sadly, neither should people’s reactions to it….
Now like never before, we must stand on the Word of God and not compromise or “water down” and weaken the Word to make it comfortable for people. God is the same yesterday, today and forever and we as Christians should not change our stance based on the way the world operates!
Love covers a multitude of sins, and yes, we are commanded to love everyone… but love doesn’t agree with sin. Love doesn’t sit quiet and accept things that are sinful. We must stand on the Word of God that says we should be holy, for God is holy, And abstain from sin that separates us from being in an intimate relationship with our Creator! That goes for ALL sins…not just what WE don’t agree with!
We have to be aware of the  deceivers among us and get in the Word for ourselves.

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We don’t have any other options. The Word is real to those who believe!!! So believe it all, Don’t compromise on anything: lying, cheating, stealing, sexual immorality, gossiping, backbiting, anger, being unforgiving, hatred and wrath in you, adultery, fornication, deception, love of money or idolatry, control, manipulation, just to name a few things….
Jesus died for us to be free from those things, and we by faith, believe that and everything else the Word stays.
So stand firm in your beliefs,
Be steadfast, unmovable….

Be Blessed And Be Made Whole! ~ ASB

BE GLAD!!!

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Well, Amen! I made it. Today marks 1 year since I have stepped out by faith in what God told me to do.

Psalm 118:24
This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

Everyday is a gift, and we must learn to embrace them. But the days which hold those milestones God has blessed us with are especially sweet.

This blog was birthed from alot of pain and rejection and a journey to Be Made Whole in spite of.

Psalm 31:7
I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy: for thou hast considered my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities

See, even when I was suffering and losing everything, God still loved me and kept me. His love was always with me and for that I learned to rejoice in Him ALWAYS!…

I lost a job, house, car, relationship and church home all in the span of 2 years! I had failed at this blog numberous time before I was able to continue. But God still saw me as blessed and chosen.  HOW AMAZING IS THAT!
Rejoice and be glad today regardless of your situation! God knows you and has a purpose for all He allows to take place in our lives. Trust Him, BE GLAD AND……
BE MADE WHOLE !!!

*** Thank you to all of you that have commented, liked, and or shared ANYTHING I have posted! Some of you have been rocking with me since day 1 and I couldn’t be more humbled by it. I love you ALL WITH THE LOVE OF CHRIST! (probably wouldn’t die for you though, I haven’t reached that level of agape love!!..lol)

Be Blessed And Be Made Whole! ~ ASB