Saturday, January 31, 2015

I Know Who I Am ~ DeVonne Reed

I am confident, because of my faith in Jesus Christ and WHO HE IS!

"I know who I am, and I own it." ~ DjR

We all have a past and we all have a future!
Even though I was raised in a Godly home, my Daddy and my Mother, made sure, that I was instructed in the Word of God, everyday! They covered me with their prayers. They taught me about Jesus. But, I didn't really know HIM, I only knew about HIM.

I have made many mistakes and many poor choices in my life. These decisions took me in a different direction, the wrong one! Thank God it was only a short season of wasted time.  However, experience is truly the best teacher.  How can I truly help someone, if I have never been there or done that? It is impossible,  to give something away that does not belong to me!

My circumstances and situations only left me empty and void, with a beggars mentality. I was looking for and desiring anything that would satisfy me.There I was, like a wild beast, with ravenous cravings, desiring something that would quench the hunger and thirst of my soul. Longing to be satisfied, being hungry made me take desperate measures to find satisfaction, and left me finding none. I was still empty, and held as a prisoner, confined within this house of flesh, a captive, trapped behind these bars of bone. I was shackled, in the chains of my chosen bondages. Constantly, I looked for an escape... I needed to find a way out. But, my way of searching, only left me pulled down deeper, in the dungeon, the dark caverns of my mind.

Until...
I changed my way of thinking.
Remembering, what I heard all of my life...that God is faithful and just, He forgives and HE forgets! The moment, that I came to myself,  I arose, I came to HIM, I confessed, I had sinned against HIM and I wasn't worthy to be called HIS daughter. But, HE saw me, wallowing in my sin. Yes, HE saw me afar off...HE had compassion on me...HE loved me anyway...when I ran to HIM, HE RAN TO ME, and HE kissed me! HE took me into HIS HOUSE. HE gave me a brand new start! He changed my filthy clothes. HE gave me brand new clothes, HE  put a ring on my finger and shoes on my feet. HE had a party, a feast just for me, celebrating my choice to come to HIM.

There I was...I found myself!
I was changed, sitting at HIS feet, clothed and in my right mind. Now, I'm living in the pages of Gods Word. Thank God, no more "stinking thinking."
"A changed mind, is a changed heart."
Philippians 2:5.
5. Let this mind be IN YOU, which was also in Christ Jesus.

2 Corinthians 10:5-6.
5. Casting down imaginations, and every high THING that exalteth itself against the knowledge of GOD, and BRINGING INTO CAPTIVITY EVERY THOUGHT to the OBEDIENCE OF CHRIST;
6. And having IN A READINESS TO REVENGE ALL DISOBEDIENCE,
WHEN YOUR OBEDIENCE IS FULFILLED.

John 8:36.
IF the SON therefore SHALL MAKE YOU FREE, YE SHALL BE FREE INDEED.

Praise God, I am free! The best decision I ever made, was to stop allowing anything from my past to haunt me or to have control over my life any longer.
Oh yes, I'm living in the pages, because it is here, I found my place. A place of complete freedom.

1 Corinthians 13:11. When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

I am responsible for myself, I am no longer a child. I love myself enough to stay free. Yes, it has taken many years, for me to be able to say this! But, I LOVE MYSELF, because YOU first loved me. I know...it is ALL because of who YOU are, Jesus!
I KNOW who I am!
D'sHeart



Friday, January 30, 2015

COVENANT ~ DeVonne Reed

A COVENANT RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD, MEANS CHOOSING, TO SERVE THE LORD, TOTALLY!
SEEKING HIM DILIGENTLY, LISTENING TO HIS VOICE, OBSERVING AND BEING OBEDIENT TO DO, ALL THAT HE ASK US TO DO!
IT IS THEN, THAT THE LORD OUR GOD, WILL BRING BLESSINGS, THAT WILL OVERTAKE US!

Deuteronomy 28 : 1-2, 15 KJV
1. And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt HEARKEN DILIGENTLY unto the voice of the LORD THY GOD, to OBSERVE and TO DO ALL his commandments which I command thee this day, that the Lord thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth:
2. And ALL these BLESSINGS shall come on thee, and OVERTAKE thee, if thou shalt HEARKEN unto the voice of the LORD THY GOD.

I Continued reading the verses in between.

15. But it SHALL come to pass, if thou wilt NOT HEARKEN unto the voice of the LORD THY GOD, to observe to do ALL HIS commandments and HIS statutes which I command thee this day; that ALL these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee...

I Continued reading to the end of the chapter.

1 Samuel 15 : 22 KJV
22. And Samuel said, Hath the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to OBEY is better than SACRIFICE, and to hearken than the fat of rams.

Isaiah 1 : 19-20 KJV
19. If ye be WILLING and OBEDIENT, ye shall eat the good of the land:
20. But if ye REFUSE and REBEL, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the MOUTH of the LORD hath SPOKEN it .

Joshua 24 : 15 KJV
IF it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD,

CHOOSE YOU THIS DAY

whom you will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell:
BUT AS FOR ME and MY HOUSE, WE WILL SERVE THE LORD.

Joshua 24 : 24. KJV
And the PEOPLE SAID unto Joshua,
THE LORD OUR GOD WILL WE SERVE, AND HIS VOICE WILL WE OBEY.

#MYCHOICE
#OURCHOICE

#TOSERVEORNOTTOSERVETHATISTHEQUESTION

#OBEY
#BLESSINGS

#REFUSEandREBEL
#CURSINGS

CHOOSE BLESSINGS!
D'sHeart

CHANGE / SHIFTING ~ DeVonne Reed

D'sHeart 1/30/2015
9:00 am

CHANGE:
1. ALTERATION, MODIFICATION an EVENT that OCCURS when something
PASSES from ONE STATE or PHASE to ANOTHER.

2. A THING that is DIFFERENT.


SHIFTING:
1. DISPLACEMENT.

Me: (HA! GET OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE!)

2. The ACT of CHANGING one thing or POSITION for ANOTHER.

3. MOVING from one PLACE to ANOTHER.


4. A CRACK IN THE EARTH'S CRUST RESULTING FROM THE DISPLACEMENT OF ONE SIDE WITH RESPECT TO THE OTHER.

^^^^^^^^
I LOVE THIS ONE!
SPIRITUALLY SPEAKING!
Yes Lord, break up this old girl. This earthen tabernacle, displace me, move me, let this shifting, take me from this present state into the new phase, YOU have orchestrated for my life. Father, I ask you, sincerely, let this alteration occur within me, Have Thine own way, LORD!
I AM READY FOR MY SEASON TO CHANGE!

GET READY! I FEEL A STRRING IN THE ATMOSPHERE!

SEASONS OF CHANGE

As sure as the seasons change, the times and the events of our lives change daily, minute by minute! ~ DJR

Galatians 6:9 KJV
And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

Weary: lose heart or faint. Don't become weary, don't lose heart, don't faint!
You're standing on the brink of being accelerated into your new season.A season is a period of time in which only certain types of events happen.
Are you ready for yours? I'm ready for mine!
Daniel 2:21 KJV
And HE changeth the times and the seasons HE removeth kings and setteth up kings HE giveth wisdom unto the wise and knowledge to them that know understanding.
James 1:5 KJV
If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of GOD, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
I can have wisdom and knowledge, but what good will they do me if
I don't have the understanding to help me?
When I'm in doubt, not being sure how to obtain and sustain, HIS wisdom, knowledge and the understanding,
I go to the instruction manual, the BIBLE, I read it for myself.
When all else fails, read the instructions!
The Bible has the answers, to all of my questions!
B = Basic I = Instruction B = Before L = Leaving E = Earth
I have the Word of GOD, to lead, to guide and to direct me. Helping me stay on the right path. The path HE has prepared for me to walk. I'm going to keep on, keeping on! Walking straight ahead, straight into my new season, the "ripened season" with "purpose"!
Ripened: (1) fully developed; mature (2) fully prepared; ready (3) sufficiently advanced: opportune.
Purpose: (1) an aim or goal (2) a result or effect that is intended or desired: intention. (3) determination: resolution to intend or resolve to perform or accomplish. ~Idiom. on purpose. Intentionally; deliberately.
Seasons result from "revolution" of the earth (ME) around the sun (SON).
Seasons are "marked" by the changes in the "intensity" of sunlight (SONLIGHT) that reaches the earths surface (ME). Intensity: exceptionally great concentration, power, or force. (2) degree; strength. (3) Phys. the amount or degree of strength of electricity, light, heat, or sound per unit area or volume.
I have access, the right to get as close to the SON, as I like. He is indescribably delicious! The more I taste, and the more I see, the more I want! I can have as much of HIM, I want.
Psalms 34:8
O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in HIM.
Sitting in the natural sunlight, the longer I stay out there in the heat of the day, the hotter and more intense the sun gets. If I stay too long, my skin will burn, it hurts my flesh to be sunburned, my skin usually peels. However, within a few days the soreness and redness will be gone, the color of my skin will change, I'll even look different, the skin that was hurt, red, and peeling, now has the glow of a tan.
Sitting in the spiritual SONLIGHT, the closer I get to Jesus, the more I'm in HIS presence, HIS LIGHT intensifies as HE is shining HIS LIGHT toward me, if I will allow HIM to do so, HE will burn out and remove off of me, my old flesh man. It may take being peeled off layer by layer, or chipped off piece by piece, little by little, but I'm in HIS hands, HE is the potter and I am HIS clay, HE is reshaping me, molding my life, and changing me, into HIS image. Allowing HIM to show me how HE truly sees me, I humble myself in the sight of GOD, asking in earnest prayer that He will be my helper, as I rid myself of all of the things that I have allowed in my life that have brought turmoil, the constantly warring between my spirit and my flesh. I found a secret place, "HIS presence"! In HIS presence there isn't any room for me to remain the same! He will CHANGE me, from the inside, out!

I have walked through many dry places in my life, but I thank God, that in the valley HE has restored my soul. The dry places were only allowed for a short season. He was giving me time, letting me see how much I needed to be in His presence. While in the valley, I was searching for something that would satisfy the dryness of my soul. HE came to me, offering me a drink, now I never have to thirst because, there is a well of fresh water, HE is the fountain of life! This water that HE gives freely, is life sustaining, LIVING water!
The dew will fall and be enough to keep me alive, but I want more that just the dew, I don't want just enough to survive...I want to be alive and thrive!
I've tasted and felt the mist from the rain, but it no longer satisfies my thirst. I need the rain! I want it! I must have it! I want to get completely soaked, standing in HIS RAIN! The former and the latter rain, let it fall, let your holy rain come down, fill me to overflowing! Holy Ghost rain, fall down, fall down on me.
In the garden of my life, I'm responsible for what ever seeds I plant, whether they are good seeds or bad seeds. I have the choice either to plant seeds of life or death, seeds of bitterness or sweet words, peaceful or angry actions. The things I've chosen to plant today, the fruit will come forth and ripen, my reaping the harvest is sure.
I will choose life and living and being peaceable with all men! Speaking sweet words, for surely they will taste better, if I ever have to eat them, again!
I observe the daily events that come. I realize they are sent to me as an opportunity, to be seized! Also being sent to build my character, shaping my life. I'm accepting the fact that seasons will come and go, and my seasons are constantly changing.
This is the season..... God is changing my season!

God is the source of blessing in true ministers.
1 Corinthians 3: 5-8.
5.) Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the LORD gave to every man?
6.) I have planted, Apollos watered; but GOD gave the increase.
7.) So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but GOD that giveth the increase.
Ministers are merely laborers together with GOD.
8.) Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour.Your SEASON will CHANGE! L@@k for it, because it is coming!
GOD Bless you! Love, DeVonne

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Meet In The Middle

Good afternoon everyone!
This is my first time to write a blog.
But, here I go.

Remembering, an old song from the 70's, "Stuck In The Middle With You."
Thinking about how many times I have been caught up, in the middle of stuff, and not really knowing how I got there to begin with. Whew! I'm thankful, I didn't have to remain there.

I looked up the word "meet."
Definition.
Meet: run into, encounter, run across, come across, see, come together.

Examples:
"How nice to you see you again."
"The lines converge (come together) at this point."

We meet, run into, encounter, run across, and see people everyday.
Some we would like to keep close and others not so much.
Don't look at me like that you know it is true!

We come across and meet circumstances constantly, head-on and on a daily basis.
Life happens.
It is our choice, whether or not we allow people or things to continually be a master over us.
There are days when I am overwhelmed, and I don't understand a lot of things that happen.
Questioning myself. I pray for wisdom knowledge and the understanding.
I still remember these words from Charles Swindoll.

"The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life."
"Attitude, to me, is more important than the past, than education, than money,
than circumstances,  than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill.
It will make or break a company...a church...a home.
The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.
We cannot change our past...we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the on string we have, and that is our ATTITUDE...
I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it."


Although, I have been deeply effected, by my choices, whether it is people or my circumstances, most of them, I chose them. I have allowed them in my life. The sooner, I realize that everything that happens to me is not ALL of Satan doings. I see, because, I did it!  I own it! Taking responsibility, for my actions and as soon as I realize, that it was my choices, that cause me so much pain, the better off I am. When I look in my mirror, I see clearly! I see on whom I can place all of the blame. Me, myself and I.

I am grateful I can run to Jesus. I am quick to confess. Yes, I repent!
Oh, how I love HIM!  HE FORGIVES!  IS FAITHFUL AND JUST to FORGIVE me. I am thankful that, HE IS unlike people or things, HE IS UNCHANGING.
Yes, HE remains the same yesterday, today and forever!

What I am trying to say is, that we all choose our own battles! Speaking from experience I recommend, that you choose wisely.
My life lessons have taught me well. I  got  it!  I  have  learned!
Today more than ever before I am  totally convinced, it is 10% of what happens to me and 90% how I react!

In my time of reading and study this morning, my eyes met with a very familiar scripture.
This one I have heard all of my life. Perhaps, it is because, this was one of my Dad's
favorites and he quoted it often.

Psalm 85:10.
Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.


I choose to stand right here in the middle of this scripture. I've called a MEETING !  With Mercy Truth, Righteousness and Peace. Four of my best friends!
~D's Heart