Woman, do you ever feel like a dead tree, even though you know God has filled you with living water and knowledge/wisdom that needs to be shared? Well, be encouraged. Do what's necessary to go from feeling like a dead tree to BEing/sharing the fruitful, flowering tree that God has made you and wants to contiue to make you.
Isaiah 61"For the Spirit of the Lord God is upon me;.." https://www.biblegateway.com/audio/mclean/kjv/Isa.61
Jan - Job's Wife
Feb - Cast Away
Feb - Don't!
Feb - Stand
May - 'Pay" Yourself
June - For By One Man's Obedience
June - Mary Sat. Jesus Let Her.
July - TPM It's Not Dead (aired 2006)
July - MOVE! (2002)
July - In The Presence of My Enemies
August - Broken. Humble. Stewardship of Your Gift.
Sept - Who's Doing The Talking?
October - Do We Really Want An Apology?
October - Two Faces.
October- Come Here
October- God Can Make Your Situation So Unique
October- It's Not A Miracle, We Just Decided...
November - Move To The Front Of The Line
November - Glad to Have Nerves
November - Prayer
July - Boundaries
June - Resumes'
Jan - Bits N Pieces
Nov - Links to TPM Wearables for purchase.
Oct - Mistaken for the side piece.
July - I Cor 7:34 - An Observation, not a Command.
May - Women, we change the atmosphere.
March - Women's History:
Black Women Preachers;
No More Smallin' Up of Me; Our Greatest Fear.
February - Valentines...daily!
January - Random thoughts.
Dec - Christmas...don't get too deep.
Nov - Happy Thanksgiving!
October - That's not worship.
August - The devil is a liar!
July - Where do you f-i-t?
June - "No" instead of "Go".
April - Let them "kill" you.
March -Woman, You are good
February - What ministry is calling you?
January - Woman, Go!
November - Don't be a Jonah.
October - It's Time for a new
September - Youth, here is something you can conquer.
July - Passive/Aggressive Leaders.
June - It's hard to leave.
June - YOU ARE STILL RESPONSIBLE.
(aka How Women Might Miss God.)
May - Woman, why are you
April - Passive/Aggressive people.
March - God will give you His
own special pulpit
Feb - Rejection can be a blessing.
January - Snakes in your life.
Inclusion or Not? Which one are you?
August - Move!/Sometimes You Gotta
Leave Home To Be Blessed
January - So what?
August - But I Wrought For My Names Sake
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When someone steps out to do what God told them to do, whether their experience turns as what we humans label as 'good' or 'bad", don't say "I told you so" or "God didn't tell you to do that." If it's legal, not immoral and the person believes it is their vision for life or for God, don't try to stop them. Most importantly, don't bash them when they return with less-than-spectacular results. They learned something, which is the bottom line. God worked.
Job's life was torn apart. Loss of family, inventory/livestock, and health. All of the happenings were still God's work. God allowed satan to do the work for a reason. So when people do something whether it turns out to not look so good, don't insist that you were right to try to stop them, or try to make them feel bad about stepping out. It was their process. God was there. God did, didn't do or allowed the experiences - good or bad. It was God work. Don't dare act like you can hear God better about their life than they can. You expect them to run their life but at the same time, when they make a decision you don't like, all of a sudden you're taking their life back from then and trying to run it. Suddenly, you want to tell them they can't hear from God about their life as well as you can. You expect them to hear God enough to run their life IF they run it the way you want it to be ran. Shut up!
When they return 'successful' and blessed, apologize for trying to stop them.
When they return 'unsuccessful' with more losses than wins, be glad to see them...and that's all. Don't call them 'prodigal'. They didn't leave wrong. They left to do what God called them to do at that point in God's process for their life. Definitely don't wait until later and slip in an "I told you so'. Receive them, not as prodigal, but the way the biblical Prodigal was received when he returned home. Period.
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