To my Daughter of Promise

To my daughter of Promise….

This had to be written, said, …..spoken over you my beloved.
I want you to know that your origin was in the invisible God….in His thought, in His breath delivered to me as a promise (a writting–a drawing on a wall at plain elementary school) which I accepted by faith..
He chose you. In His amazing orchestrated wisdom and redeeming plan, God put your father and I from unlikely backgrounds to be your covering here on earth, your home. The love I have for your father stems from the love that His maker and Hisloverhas for him. I am reminded that God’s handy prints are all over him, his likeness. I want you to remember that the verybreath that is in your lungs is God’s and all are on borrowed breath until it returns for Him. It is He who spoke you into existance and your father and I are stewards of that gift.

Dear daughter of the Most High God
Remember the following:
The Lord God is your Maker;
The Lord God is your Lover;
The Lord God is your Husband;
The Lord God is your Provider;
The Lord God is your Healer;
The Lord God is your Protector;
The Lord God is your defender;
You are fearfully and wonderfully made in His image.
Praise Be His Holy name

Dear daughter should you hear anything contrary than the above reality please search for God’s truth in His holy wordso that He may guide you in holy truth. If any name, person, or authority exalts itself above God’s name and authority speak the truth and stand on unshaking and firm ground. Do not waiver. God has got your back.
Should accusations and condemnations arise regarding you gender, color, race,age, or your worth know that they come from the mouth of the accuser of the brethren, Satan himself. Remember that you are the reflection of the Master, your maker God. It is He who has chosen your parents, He who has chosen your birthplace, He who has chosen your birth year, He who has chosen your race, and He who has chosen your habitation, He who has chosen the length of your days here on earth, and He who chosen your spouse for you (because He is about generational blessing and salvation). Dwell in God’s truth and reject the enemy’s lies.

You are a promise in the making and I cant wait to meet you and stand as a testimony of the Most High God and His
wonderful deeds to me. Though you are but just a seed I have prayed over you and blessed you with heavenly blessings. You are His. I bless your spoken word and life giving spirit. I submit to the purpose of heaven and gladly raise my hands in Praise. Standing and waiting by faith,

your loving Mother Mimi Ayele

From His Mouth to My Ears

“You are empowered in the dynamic of God’s strength; HIS MIND IS MADE UP ABOUT YOU! He enables you to be strong in endurance and steadfastness with joy.” Colossians 1:11 (Mirror Word Bible)

I love Jesus, the Father and the Holy Spirit. My love comes from knowing His love and learning from Him. He is the true judge, yet looks upon me with compassion and sympathy; He is omniscient, yet stoops low to hear my thoughts and prayers; He is Self-Sufficient, yet is after me with relentless pursuit screaming: BELOVED, MY MIND IS MADE UP ABOUT YOU. MY AFFECTIONS ARE SET UPON YOU drowning my doubts. It is not earned, but only freely given. He is irresistible, inescapable, undeniable, and charming. He brings the twinkle in my eyes and clothes me anew with innocence in our oneness, where peace abounds. I am smitten, taken, and not afraid to be shaken by the storm of His violent, yet tender love. Be gentle with me Lord! I will remember your very words to me from not long ago “In Surrender, is your strength”. I am in good hands.
My soul exalts My Savior and My God, My Wealth! My Love!

Independence

Art Thou my seal of a Journeyed man (woman),

My survivalist trade;

Or Art Thou A surge of Hallow Egocentrism,

An Idolized Oblivion?

Could Thou just be an Icono-clast of emotional debt,

A Crustaceous breath of a blind navigator

My Hideout!

I love finding things I have written from a decade ago…or from long ago and I am happy to report that the debate is no longer ongoing. I am totally dependent on my Maker….I don’t make sense without Him.

 

 

I AM: GAME CHANGER, JADE SHIFTER

Your first thought in reading this might be: “okay ‘baller’ spill.”
As catchy as the title sounds, it is packed with riches your soul has longed to hear.
In Exodus 2 and 3, when Moses encountered the Living God through the Burning Bush, his life was never the same. Moses (meaning I drew him out of water) was born of a Levite family (God‘s chosen servants), but rescued and raised at three months of age by Pharaoh until the time he killed an Egyptian defending a Hebrew slave. Now an enemy of Pharaoh, he fled to the land of Midian when Reuel (a Priest) took him in and gave him his daughter Zipporah in marriage for rescuing his other daughters from shepherds at a well. Moses, now an alien and a shepherd, was out tending his father-in-law’s sheep on the mountain Horeb (The moutain of God) when he came face to face with the angel of the Lord (The Pre-incarnate Christ).

God who has heard the cry of the Hebrews and seen their oppression was concerned about them and had picked His messenger of deliverance: Moses. “So now go, I am sending you  to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt” was the command bestowed upon him in Exodus 3:10. Up to now, Moses had not known the God who entered his life as the God of his father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, the God of Jacob which propelled him to hide his face out of fear to look at God. I could imagine the thought sequence in Moses’s mind: first , a burning bush which was not really burning; second, the announcement/introduction of his heritage as a Hebrew and now definitely an enemy of Pharaoh; and third, an order to return to hostile territory and ask the unthinkable: Let God’s people go. Are you kidding me? Okay God, “Suppose” I go to the Israelites and they ask me who sent me. What shall I tell them? What shall I say by whose “authority” or “name” I come to them? “God said to Moses, ‘I AM WHO I AM.’ This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I AM has sent you.’”in Exodus 3:14. The minute God opened his mouth and spoke, the words that proceeded out from His mouth had already accomplished and achieved the purpose for which He has sent it: The Hebrews were free, but God chose to display His Power and Might to Pharaoh and make Himself known to the Israelites by His name: the LORD (Exodus 5:22-6:8). In His kindness, He also told Moses how this was going to unfold in Exodus 3:19-20: “But I KNOW that the King (Pharaoh) will not let you go unless a mighty hand compels him. So I will stretch out my hand and strike the Egyptians with all the wonders I will perform among them. After that, he will let you go.”

He is a God who created everything out of nothing. He is a God who spoke and whose words accomplished the purpose for which He sent them. He knows the beginning, the end, and everything in between of every human story. The Psalmist has written it perfectly in Psalm 139:16: “All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” He has also determined in advance our habitation and boundaries as found in Acts 17:26: “From one man, He made every nation of men that they should inhabit the whole earth; and He determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live.” There are no surprises with God, He knows everything in advance. The story of Moses started in the days of Abram. When God made a covenant with Abram (now Abraham), He told him of the fate of his descendants and His promised deliverance as found in Genesis 15:13-14: “Then the Lord said to him (Abram), ‘KNOW FOR CERTAIN that your descendants will be strangers in a country not their own and they will be enslaved and mistreated for four hundred years. But I will punish the nation they serve as slaves, and afterwards they will come out with great possessions.” This was no new news for God, but that He remembered His covenant with Abram and fulfilled it. Friends, God is not a man that He should lie nor the son of man that He should change His mind. Does He speak and not act? Does He promise and not fulfill? (Numbers 23:19). He Always does in His perfect timing.

My very last thoughts on this matter is that when “I AM”, who knows beginning to end, steps in or makes Himself known into a situation, He changes the course of History (Game Changer) and transforms souls (Jade Shifter).  You and I, who are living/breathing tabernacle of the Living God, His Ark of the New Covenant, are daily  changing games and shifting jaded beings wherever He has purposefully planted us. He is present and sovereign over all things even when He is silent.  Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably  more than we ask or imagine to the glory of His name. Forever and Amen. GOD’S WORD IS AS GOOD AS DONE

This writing is based on Isaiah 55:10-11: “As the rain and snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, SO IS MY WORD THAT GOES OUT OF MY MOUTH: IT WILL NOT RETURN TO ME EMPTY, BUT IT WILL ACCOMPLISH WHAT I DESIRE and ACHIEVE THE PURPOSE FOR WHICH I SENT IT.

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HE IS MORE, MUCH MORE

He is More than my perfect thought,

More than Kindness shown,

More than Love displayed,

More that Glory beheld.

 

He is More than Sacrifice made,

More than Justice rendered,

More than Peace imparted,

More than Favor out-poured.

 

He is more than Prayers answered,

More than Storms calmed,

More than Enemies defeated,

More than Honor restored.

 

He is More, IMMEASURABLY MORE.

 
“As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways HIGHER that your ways and my thoughts HIGHER than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:9

A NEW KIND OF LOVE

A NEW KIND OF LOVE

“For your maker is your husband,
The Lord Almighty is His name,
The Holy One of Israel is your redeemer,
He is called the God of all the earth.”
Isaiah 54:5

“The Lord appeared to us in the past saying:
‘I have loved you with an everlasting love,
I have drawn you with loving-kindness.”
Jeremiah 31:3

I have been taken by it. I have relished knowing God through His Son Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior, my Father, my friend, and His many other attributes. But now I am faced with the area of intimate love: Christ as my husband, my lover, and I His bride “The church“.

“My beloved is mine, and I am His.” Song of Solomon 2:16

This is indeed a venture of “No ordinary”, but  extravagant love of utmost intimacy of heart. A journey to understand a love of unquenchable fire in Christ’s eyes for her.  A love who is jealous for her, her heart, her mind, her affections, her soul. A love who wants to satisfy the deepest desires and longings of her heart.  A love who knows her, her hurt, her distress, her pain, her woes and who has also given her dreams, desires, and promises. A love who wants to take her into spiritual heights with Him so that she might conquer her fears and enter His rest.

“God is sprang by you, Mimi!” were a friend’s words to me on one of my most distressful days arresting and disarming me completely. “Mimi, when you are anxious, fearful, or unhappy, He is a love who hurts for you (His bride) and would pursue you until you find your calm, your horizon, your rest in Him.”  In that moment I remembered his tender whispers throughout the day to “Be still and know that He is God”, but I would only take heed for a moment then revert back to my own strength, hence my exhaustion.  I am learning that He is a love who avenges me, breathes in me , cries for me, defends my honor, laughs with me, lays His life for me (already has), rejoices about me, speaks to me, sings over me, and tied to me in eternal blood covenant.  He is a love who has written love songs to me (The Bible), so I am reminded whose I am and to whom I belong, my covering, my inheritance. Love letters of tender words assuring me that He will fulfill His promises to me , washing me pure and blameless both now and in eternity.

This song has a whole new meaning to me now:  “How He Loves Us” by David Crowder  (I love Kim Walker’s Version). Enjoy!!

Prayer: Lord Jesus, may you tenderly walk us through the depth of your immeasurable/bottomless love and may we not miss you. Your nearness is our good. Amen

I LOVE IT WHEN HE TIES AND INTERWEAVES STORIES TOGETHER

I LOVE IT WHEN HE TIES AND INTERWEAVES STORIES TOGETHER

“The Sovereign Lord is my Strength
He makes my feet life the feet of a deer
He enables me to go on the heights.”
Psalm 18:33 and Habakkuk 3:19

There is no greater joy to me than to sit at my mini notebook and let my fingers dance over the keyboard and let Him flow as the jumbled up words in my head start forming coherent thoughts. My only goal is to find Him and in Him sum up all that I have acquired/learned with all my five senses and let my heart, my mind, and my position change accordingly, while I stand on His written promises. If my desire is to find God in every place, every situation, and every interaction: He will be found by me according to His words in Jeremiah 29:13-14a: “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you” declares the Lord. So here I go….

There are no coincidences with God and as He trains my senses to be sensitive to His purposeful little nudges, I find myself in a world full of signs, miracles, an ongoing sense of adventure of what’s to come while filling me with childlike wonder. There is no greater joy than finding Him. Imagine all they must have felt: Abram at the Tree of Mamre, Moses at the burning bush, and Isaiah in the Throne Room of God. What was going through their minds when they were faced with their particular experiences and in that moment realized they were standing on Holy Ground in the presence of Holiness, and their respective responses because of what they had seen or heard. Abram turned into a servant soaring with faith that Isaac will be born this time next year, Moses took off His sandals and gingerly headed to Egypt to Deliver God‘s people from Pharaoh, and Isaiah uttered words of unworthiness “Woe to me, I am a man of unclean lips, living among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty.” and was fully open to be sent wherever God led Him.  An Encounter that would change the course of their lives and all that they have known or been familiar and comfortable with. And sometimes, God enters our world with everlasting love expressed by loving-kindness so patient so other it leaves us breathless, humbled, overwhelmed, and makes one wrestle in one’s minds whatever He ever saw in us in the first place.  I have read the book “Hinds Feet in High Places” and in my lifetime, it will be the third book next to the bible and the Valley of Vision I would recommend that every Christian read,but for now David and Jonathan.

The Story of David and Jonathan, son of King Saul.

It is a story of a friendship, a brotherhood like none other tested by the continued hatred, life threats posed by King Saul towards David, and one which had withstood it all.  Such is its legacy: a love that would lay its own life down on the line for the other bonded by a blood covenant that only death could separate, but even then strengthened by oath and promise.

1 Samuel 20:12-15:
“Then Jonathan said to David: ’By the Lord, the God of Israel, I will surely sound out my father by this time the day after tomorrow! If he is favorably disposed toward you will I not send you word and let you know? But if my father is inclined to harm you, may the Lord deal with me, be it so severely, if I do not let you know and send you away safely. May the Lord be with you as He has been with my father. BUT SHOW ME UNFAILING KINDNESS LIKE THAT OF THE LORD AS LONG AS I LIVE, SO THAT I MAY NO BE KILLED, AND DO NOT EVER CUT OFF YOUR KINDNESS FROM MY FAMILY–NOT EVEN WHEN THE LORD HAS CUT OFF EVERY ONE OF DAVID’S ENEMIES FROM THE FACE OF THE EARTH.”

And as prophesized by the prophet Samuel, the Lord would destroy all of David’s enemies including King Saul, his army, even Jonathan. David would lament for Saul, but especially for Jonathan upon hearing of his death crying: “How the mighty have fallen in battle! Jonathan lies slain on your heights. I grieve for you Jonathan, my brother, you were very dear to me. Your love for me was wonderful, more wonderful than that of women.” in 2 Samuel 1:25-26. David was shortly after anointed King over Judah and after many years would remembered His oath to Jonathan, his friend. So David inquired:

2 Samuel 9:1-13:
“David asked, ‘Is there anyone still left of the house of Saul whom I can show KINDNESS for Jonathan’s sake?

He was informed by Ziba, a servant of Saul’s household, that Mephibosheth, son of Jonathan, lived in Lo Debar (meaning No Pasture) in the house of Makir son of Ammiel. He was crippled in both feet. He had him brought to him and the first words out of David’s mouth were: “Don’t be afraid” appeasing any anxious thoughts or fear that might have been brewing in Mephibosheth‘s mind . He then assured Mephibosheth that He will surely show him kindness because of Jonathan, restore all the land that belonged to his family, ordered the house of Ziba to work the land, and gave Mephibosheth an invitation to ALWAYS dine at the King’s table.

Verse 8: “Mephibosheth bowed down and said ‘what is your servant that you should notice a dead dog like me?’”

It is so overwhelming to see the parallelism of David’s kindness towards Mephibosheth and God’s kindness towards us, we who were dead in our transgressions, spiritual cripples .The words of David found in Psalm 8:4: “What is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him?” echo that of Mephibosheth who now sits redeemed as expressed by David in Psalm 103:4-6: Praise the Lord O my soul……who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.” 365 times, our Lord has said “fear not” in the bible, the very words spoken to Mephibosheth upon his appearance before David, comforting and reassuring his soul. Mephibosheth was also invited to eat at the King’s table which made me think of the passage in the Song of Solomon 2:4: “He has taken me to the banquet hall, and His banner over me is love.” and Revelation 19:9: “Then the angel said to me, ‘Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the lamb!” Mephibosheth was restored and lived safely in Jerusalem under the covering of David with his son Mica.

The story of Mephibosheth made me think of “Much Afraid” from “Hinds Feet in High Places” who was invited in the service of the Great Shepherd.  Here is a short excerpt of her story. I pray this wets your appetite to read the entire book. You will gain much from this Allegory. I am praying that in the end you will be able to utter the very words inscribed by Habakkuk and David at the beginning of this writing as well as possess many altar stones in remembrance of who He is:
“The Sovereign Lord is my Strength
He makes my feet life the feet of a deer
He enables me to go on the heights.”
Psalm 18:33 and Habakkuk 3:19

Chapter 1
Invitation to the High Places

“This is the story of how Much-Afraid escaped
from her Fearing relatives and went with the
Shepherd to the High Places where “perfect love
casteth out fear.”

For several years Much-Afraid had been in the
service of the Chief Shepherd, whose great flocks
were pastured down in the Valley of Humiliation.
She lived with her friends and fellow workers Mercy
and Peace in a tranquil little white cottage in the
village of Much-Trembling. She loved her work and
desired intensely to please the Chief Shepherd, but
happy as she was in most ways, she was conscious of
several things which hindered her in her work and
caused her much secret distress and shame.
In the first place she was a cripple, with feet
so crooked that they often caused her to limp and
stumble as she went about her work. She had also
the very unsightly blemish of a crooked mouth which
greatly disfigured both expression and speech and was
sadly conscious that these ugly blemishes must be a
cause of astonishment and offense to many who knew
that she was in the service of the great Shepherd.
Most earnestly she longed to be completely
delivered from these shortcomings and to be made
beautiful, gracious, and strong as were so many
of the Shepherd’s other workers, and above all to
be made like the Chief Shepherd himself. But she
feared that there could be no deliverance from these
two crippling disfigurements and that they must
continue to mar her service always.
There was, however, another and even greater
trouble in her life. She was a member of the Family
of Fearings, and her relatives were scattered all over
the valley, so that she could never really escape from
them. An orphan, she had been brought up in the
home of her aunt, poor Mrs. Dismal Forebodings,
with her two cousins Gloomy and Spiteful and their
brother Craven Fear, a great bully who habitually tormented
and persecuted her in a really dreadful way.”
HAPPY READING!!!

This writing is based on the sermon on Goodness and Kindness preached on 7/08/2012 by Matt Cassidy. Check out http://www.grace360.org