Identity Declaration

This is a Declaration of Worth and Identity in Jesus Christ!! I want to challenge you to speak it out loud daily over yourself in Authority, Declare it, and BELIEVE IT!!

I am a Daughter of THE KING!

I am Chosen!

I am a Ruby (Precious and Rare)!

I am a child of God!

I am the Head and not the tail!

I am MORE than a conqueror!

I am a Mother!

I am a Sister!

I am a Wife!

I am a strong woman of God!

I am HEALED of ALL sickness and infirmities, in Jesus’ Name!

I am a Lender and not a borrower

I am the righteousness of God!

I am Blessed to be a blessing!

I am VICTORIOUS!

I am BOLD in Jesus Christ!

I am SET APART!

I am Protected by the Blood of Jesus Christ!

I am under Jehovah Jireh’s supernatural Provision!

I am at PEACE in Jesus Christ!

I am BEAUTIFUL!

I am a Temple of the Holy Spirit!

I am ALL that GOD says I am!!!!

But most of ALL… I am Nothing without JESUS CHRIST!!!!

Jesus loves us, and we must love ourselves! We must believe who God created us to be!

You Are Loved

God bless!

 

 

Patience, My Friend

Tonight, as I was preparing to cook some hamburgers for my family, I realized that I did not take the meat out to unthaw before I left for evening service. Had I done that, I could have came home and started right in on seasoning and cooking. After taking the meat out of the freezer, I pulled out my mom’s trusty “Super Defrosting Tray”. That thing will have meat unthawed in half the time!… well usually. Tonight however, 10 minutes went by… 30 minutes passed… 35 minutes passed… Still. Frozen. Out of impatience, I read the pack and saw that microwaving to unthaw was allowed, so guess what I did… Yep!! I placed those bad boys on a plate and proceeded to put them in the microwave… but then I felt a conviction.

In that moment, I heard the Holy Spirit say, “Why are you rushing the process?”

Right then, as the microwave was going, I pressed “stop”, and stood there a moment. Wow… I had become so impatient with the natural unthawing process of the burgers, that I resorted to a route that could actually do more harm to the meat than good. (How many of us have ever been there before, right?) *raises both hands*

In society, we have become so accustomed to “quick fixes”, and shorter routes, that we often forget the crucial necessity of waiting. My mom said it best when she walked into the kitchen seconds later, and confirmed the Holy Spirit by saying, “Don’t rush, Charra, take your time and do it right.” How often do we find ourselves trying to take alternative routes, but expecting the same originally intended results? The truth is, unless we follow the direct instructions given to us with the assignment, or in this case, “the burgers”, and let the natural process run its course, things may not end as beautiful, tasty, powerful, or effective as they were originally intended to.

So I want to encourage you, as I was also encouraged and quite convicted by this lesson on patience, to let the process run it’s course. Although it may seem as though things are taking too long, and the envisioned end result is causing you to want to rush, don’t. Ecclesiastes 3:11 says, “He has made everything beautiful in it’s time.” As we go through our “process” whatever that may personally be, God is doing a specific work in us, one that is necessary for the overall plan He has for us. So that when the time has come, and the process is complete, we will be ready, prepared, and equipped for what’s next!

So, my friend, whatever your “hamburger” may be, I want to encourage you to take your time and let it unthaw properly. I can promise you, the ending result will be delicious!

God Bless! ❤

No Barriers, Just Love

Sometimes, it is easier to hide behind a smile. That way, no one has to really know the matters of your heart. It’s easier to just say “I’m Fine”, but those who truly know you can read between those lines. Most importantly, God can. For many years, I’ve put up these walls; barriers to keep others from getting too close. Because when I love, I love hard, when I care, I care deeply, and sometimes, if not careful, that can be taken for granted.

But despite every barrier and mask, there’s always one who can see past it; way deep into the depths of our hearts… His name is Jesus Christ. He knows our pain, our past, and our true intentions. He knows that even though we may “try” to pretend that everything is ok, something is wrong. Jesus knows all and sees all, so our brick walls mean nothing to him. However, He is a total gentleman, so instead of barging in, He desires for us to choose. Will we let Him in?

Will we invite Him into the depths of our hearts, to knock down the barriers we’ve so quickly built due to pain from the past, heartache, or dismantled trust? Will we allow him to remove the masks from our faces in order to reveal the real issues that we’ve attempted to bury and hide? Will we allow Jesus Christ to be The Redeemer that He came to be for us during His powerful death, burial, and resurrection? He came to redeem our souls from sin, to rescue us from the lies and bondage of the enemy, and to heal our tattered hearts.

This journey was not meant for just one, but two; you and God. Let Him in, allow Him to lead the journey, and live forever in His love.

– God Bless ❤

Anxiety’s Eviction

Anxiety:

Noun: a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease; typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome.

When faced with adversity, or overwhelming situations and circumstances where we are unsure of how things will turn out, if we are not careful, we can become targets for the enemy to cause our minds to stress out! Anxiety, fear, doubt… they are all one and the same. Each are evil fiery darts sent on an assignment by satan to destroy us and keep us from living a life of peace and faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

If I can be transparent, anxiety is something I used to severely struggle with. I used to suffer from anxiety attacks about almost everything. Instead of trusting in the Lord, (as I was heavily taught to growing up in a home of ministry) I became an easy target for the enemy to toy with and mentally abuse. I specifically remember one of the attacks that happened my 10th grade year. I was preparing to leave town to represent my school nationally at a Vocal Music/Arts/Science competition in Kansas City, Missouri. I was always that child who was overly worried about things that a child should not be concerned with. I would literally out stressed about circumstances/situations that were not my place, nor my burden to bear. At the time, money was stretched thin, and I knew that my parents had other expenses that took precedence over the trip. While the trip was “all-expenses paid”, for some reason, I totally discounted the fact that meals would be included… so what did I do?? I PANICKED! I remember sitting in the passenger seat next to my mom, and as I began to silently contemplate these things in my mind, I started to stress, worry, and become overwhelmed with thoughts of not eating, or being able to shop… I was allowing satan to bully my mind with anxiety and thoughts of fear about all the wrong things! Out of nowhere, I began to cry hysterically, my nose started to tingle and grow numb, and I could not control my breathing. After my mom was able to calm me down, she asked me what was wrong and when I told her, she looked me in the eyes, held my hands firmly in hers, and told me, “Don’t you EVER worry about something like that… It’s not for you to worry about… it is already taken care of!” 

It was already taken care of!! Wow… I was panicking for no good reason at all! When anxiety tries to hit us concerning financial need, family needs, healing needs, etc., we should not become anxious or worried because, with our Heavenly Abba Father in control! It is already worked out and taken care of! One of my favorite verses, Philippians 4:6-7 says:

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made know to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

In the midst of adversity, we aren’t suppose to worry; we are to take it to God in prayer, with a heart of thanksgiving, and in exchange He will give us a peace that surpasses all human comprehension! This peace is what will guard our our hearts and minds from fear, worry, and doubt, through Christ Jesus!! Isn’t this GOOD GOOD NEWS?? We were not made to carry this load on our own, we must rely in total dependency on Jesus Christ. He has the answer, and He knows the outcome, way before we can even think that there is a need! “It is already taken care of”, we just have to walk in a mindset of faith, according to God’s Word, and trust in Him.

On this journey, we will be faced with many trials and tests of faith. It’s not easy, but it is to bring us back to a place of humility and dependency on Jesus Christ. To remind us that WE NEED HIM. The enemy will come to tempt us with his thoughts of worry, but we must remember that although we don’t know the outcome, we have a Heavenly Father on our side, and Holy Spirit living inside of us that does! Thanks be to God that if He is for us, than we have absolutely nothing to worry about.

No more anxiety, Just faith and dependency on Jesus Christ. Remember sis…

“It’s already taken care of.”

– God bless!

“One tall glass of REST, Please!”

As I sat in my comfy chair yesterday, resting after a beautiful Sunday of worship, I was bombarded with many thoughts of things that need to be done. “The first load of laundry needs to be removed from the dryer so that the next load can be added… my closet needs to be cleaned and organized… what is on this week’s agenda?… remember that amazing idea you had last week??… you need to contact him/her, oh and don’t forget to send that email to confirm x,y, and z!” Tasks, decisions, upcoming events, “to-do” and “to-now” lists… ummmm relaxationnnn… where did you go??

There are so many things clamoring for our immediate attention; whether tasks, obligations, planning, decisions, there’s always something “needing to be done”. However, what happened to that moment of rest that you originally intended on having? I know personally, if I sit too long (normally not long enough), feelings of guilt try to creep in. “Girl, you need to be working!” “You know x,y,z needs to get done… rest another time!!” But, is that really healthy? Now of course productivity is important, as time is precious, but how productive can one truly be on an empty tank? Eventually, the car will stop, and have to be pushed or towed to a gas station. I don’t know about you, but I would definitely rather take the time and fill up my tank to have what I need, instead of running out and having to be forced to get what I should have stopped to get in the beginning…

Rest is essential, especially resting in the Lord. If we are not careful, we will work, bleed, and tire ourselves out because of the world’s definition of success. We’ll work 5 jobs, while participating in 6 organizations in order to gain money and prestige; but in reality, our families, and essentially God, are left with the crumbs of our time. There comes a point where we simply need to sit down and rest.

I am reminded of a time in my life when I was on the go at all times! During my first three years of college, I was the definition of “busy”. I held three executive board positions in 3 organizations, was in 3 music ensembles, doing hair on the side, and had an extremely demanding major. Not to mention I had the nerve to want a job on top of it all! My friends tell me now that looking back, they wouldn’t even bother to text or call me much because they knew I was too busy to hang, or would have to end it early in order to be on time for my next org meeting. While at the time, I looked important and thought I was achieving success, I was actually stressed and burned out from living an extremely hectic life. But this did not really dawn on me until a friend of mine bluntly asked me, “Are you really achieving anything?… or are you just always busy?”…That was my wake-up call.

I share this to say  that we have to make sure that our ambitions and schedules are actually in alignment with what is of true importance, our purpose. Having an extremely full plate may sound or look good, but if we aren’t careful, it could all be a huge distraction; deterring our focus from where God originally intended it to be. It is only in the moments of solitude and intimacy with God that we truly find out what our assignment is. God may be speaking to us, but have we stopped or slowed down enough to hear Him? Are we in-tune with the Holy Spirit to know what doors to walk through, which ones to avoid, and when to sit down somewhere and listen. This was and (still is sometimes) a VERY hard lesson for me to learn because of pressure to be great, and to make those I love proud. But in the end, God had to show me that if He wasn’t proud… none of it even mattered.

James 4:8 says, “Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.” 

So beloved, take the time you need to sit the tasks to the side, silence the phone for a little while, and rest in quite time with your Heavenly Father. We have to spend time with Him in order properly operate in the day that He has given us. In order for us to properly pour out, we must be filled. Take that extra time to sit at His feet, pray, read His Word, and allow the Holy Spirit to minister to your heart and thoughts. We must take time to fill up spiritually in order to pour out supernaturally! Jesus loves you, and awaits to refresh and fill you with all you need, for the purpose He has for you to accomplish.

A Warm Welcome!

Hello everyone!! Welcome, Welcome, Welcome to “A Daughter’s Crown”!! I write this warm greeting with such eager excitement to share this adventurous, beautiful journey with you! I truly believe that the time has come for us to walk in Spiritual confidence and surety of who we truly are… Daughters of the King! Not Just any king, but THE King of kings and Lord of Lords, Jesus Christ! Each and every one of us was created with great intention and a special purpose.

With that in mind, this one is for my girls… my little sisters in middle or high school who are struggling with their identities because of the glamorous figures they see portrayed in the spotlight on television, Facebook, or on their Instagram feeds. Those little sisters of mine who may be suffering from low self-esteem because of rejection or simply because they don’t feel “pretty”. I want you to know that you ARE enough, and Jesus loves you!!

To my older sisters/women, I sincerely welcome you! Those who may have had broken hearts, trust issues, and countless tears shared between only you and God. Maybe the pain and trauma from your past has kept you in a repetitive cycle of identity crisis, that has hindered you from living a life of True freedom… Freedom in Jesus Christ.

I know what that feels like. I’ve been there; but even in the midst of it all, GOD’S LOVE IS UNFAILING and constantly pursues us! He is our Heavenly Father and we are His daughters! Isn’t that Amazing?! He loves you and I so much that He would send His only Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross for our sins, in our place! (John 3:16) Now THAT’S Love!

So Daughter, it is time to rise up! Rise from the ashes, rise from the pain, and walk forward! It’s time to dust off that crown and walk in the authority over satan that God has given you! You ARE accepted, You ARE Beautiful, and sister, You are ROYALTY!!

Welcome beloved, to “A Daughter’s Crown”