Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Banana In The Tailpipe!

This week on one of my favorite shows #Iyanla Fix My Life, they discussed the infidelity of a Pastor and its effect on the wife, children and parishioners.  This story affected me greatly because it shows that although people are called to a position, the flesh is weak and if we don't die daily, those with greater responsibility will face (and may fall to) greater temptation.

However, I also began to reflect upon times in my life when I let my guard down because of position and promise not realizing the true identity and "mess" in the message.  For example, when I would begin to talk to a man  as a potential "suitor" back in the day, I could recognize "game" instantly.  If he gave me his cell and was vague on the phone and call only during the work hours, I would understand that there is probably another relationship or something he is hiding from me.  I would then discontinue conversations because I did not have time for mess. 

On the other hand when a man from church approaches with the same actions and untruths, I  may let him pass, because he is a "Good Man".  Very similar to the wife in the television scenario, I realized because a man is deemed "of God", attends church, knows the word, and may even preach very well, we, as women, give them extra "grace" or "bonus points" because of their potential. We figure that if he knows God, then he can't be all that bad, and if there is a problem God can fix it, right?

I can admit, I have even had a man in leadership tell me abstinence is Old Testament and we are now under grace! I knew it was wrong, but the man was good looking and had a word in him, so I kept the conversation going.  I began to envision all of the perks (as the wife mentioned on #IFML) of dating this man and ignored the signs! Although I never followed up on "that discussion", I now realize I fell for the banana in the tailpipe in effort to link up with potential instead of recognizing the mess! 

The Bible tells us in Romans 16: 17-18 to watch out for those who cause divisions and put obstacles in your way that are contrary to the teaching you have learned. Keep away from them. For such people are not serving our Lord Christ, but their own appetites. By smooth talk and flattery they deceive the minds of naive people.

I thank God for growth and the ability to recognize flattery and deceit in effort to move us away from our Purpose! 

Be strong sisters, He hears us and will soon send the one He kept for us!


Lady A-TFM

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A Prophetic Ministry and The Soundtrack of My Life!

I’m In This Place Kim Stratton-A Prophetic Ministry-Yet the current Soundtrack of My LIFE!!

Scriptural References:
  1. Luke 17: 21 KJV-Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you. 
  2. I Corinthians 6: 19-20 KJV- What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's 
We have been anointed and appointed for such a time as this! The Glory of the Lord shines both around and within us as we were selected to do a good work in the Kingdom. Prior to our delivery in this world, God decided and planned our destiny and path in life. Once we were birthed into our earthen vessels, we were then allowed to live freely on this Earth, deciding to stay or stray from the path of righteousness. As believers, we know that the same God who raised Jesus from the dead is alive and dwells within us. Thus, I believe that God has instilled in us His glory, majesty and power, and when we are to do a good work on this Earth we have the power to see it to fruition. Likewise, because we are His children and heirs to the throne, if we are ever unable to tap into the power that dwells within us, we have the ability to call our Daddy for assistance. When we seek His face and his presence, our Father will come to comfort and calm us. When we are weak He gives us the strength to endure and restores us.

I chose this song because this year showed me that not only does God hide us from tumultuous circumstances, but He also comes to us in the midst of our trials to show us that He loves us and is never too far away. Sometimes, we get so “bogged down” with the cares of the world that we have to stop and realize He is there, standing right beside us holding our hands. He is right in that very place where we have diligently sought to see His face. Although we can’t always feel it or recognize when we have entered into His presence, He sees and knows what we are going through. Similarly, God continuously guides us and protects us so while we are in the fire we can come out unscathed. I needed to know this during these past few months. Although I know God permissively allows certain circumstances to occur in our lives as a pruning process, there are times when I just become overwhelmed. This song ministers to my spirit as it constantly reminds me that God comes to give us Spiritual Prosperity! For this our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us (Romans 8:18). Because He dwells within me, I continuously tap into that inner faith and power to move forward victoriously. He is in this place-my heart, my mind, and my soul! I can trust, lean and cast my cares upon Him, because He has already taken care of it all!

Have You Tapped Into That Power That Works Within YOU? Do you realize God is in This Place?

Love you!

Lady A-The FM

Monday, October 22, 2012

What Is In A Name?? Proverb 23

Proverbs 22:1-4

1 A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, Loving favor rather than silver and gold. 2 The rich and the poor have this in common, The Lord is the maker of them all. 3 A prudent man foresees evil and hides himself, But the simple pass on and are punished. 4 By humility and the fear of the Lord Are riches and honor and life.

What is in a Name? Yes we were all born and given a name, and as we grow up we decided whether to shorten it, hyphenate it, or change it altogether.  In  a worldly sense, we adapt our name based upon our current circumstances and settings, so that it is acceptable.   For example, as a teen I was Angie, as driving teen I became Baby G, as an adult I prefer Angela.  Yes, as I changed my name changed, yet the purpose and plan for my life remained the same.  People that know the transitioning Angie, Baby G, Angela can link behaviors and ideas to each and every name.  Yet, all the names fit the same purpose and although linked to trouble, at times, overall remained blemish free.  Angela means the Heavenly Messenger, and although I don't believe my parents knew this, I feel it was divinely ordered. It was a good name for me, but what I do with the name, purpose, and plan for my life is up to me.  If I tarnish this "good name" with acts of evil, backbiting  slander, lying, stealing, cheating, and others, I have chosen to move myself out of my purpose and from this God ordained realm of favor, as He freely gives it to all.

I shall Praise the Lord At All Times
The Good News is- if we confess our sins-we have a forgiving God that is faithful and just, and allows us to again walk in our "good name". That name is sometimes all we have, remember Ike and Tina "but only if you let me keep my name". Even if the name is tied to too much iniquity, God will change our "good name" (e.g. Saul) and allows us back into His loving favor, with the ability to move forward, in our purpose, without hindrance from our past.

What is your "good name"?

Sunday, October 21, 2012

God Knows Your Heart: Proverbs 21-31 Day Challenge

This is one of my postings from the 31 Days of Proverbs Challenge....There is power in a group of praying women! Join Us.

You may think that everything you do is right, but remember that the LORD judges your motives.
 Do what is right and fair; that pleases the LORD more than bringing him sacrifices.
 Wicked people are controlled by their conceit and arrogance, and this is sinful.
 Plan carefully and you will have plenty; if you act too quickly, you will never have enough. (Proverbs 21:2-5 GNT)

Motivated Mothers and Daughters-

As we wake each day let us begin in the spirit of worship. Waking early and giving God our attention and our praise shifts us into a realm of clarity. When we tell Him how good he is then he turns around and shares with us who we are! This clarity prevents self promoting, deceptive, and unruly motives which ultimately lead to destruction.  Go before God early and ask Him to order your steps as the steps of the righteous are ordered.  Declare and decree that your day will follow God's plan for your life without hinderance or disturbance from others.  This declaration and worship not only sets the tone for your day, but also prepares you to go forth victoriously and receive the "plenty" God has for you!

Love ya-

Lady A-TFM

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

KLOV Concert 2012, Prayer and Bible Study

This has been an AWESOME week filled with mind blowing Prayer, online bible study and concerts!!  Not only did we interview Worship Leader, Pastor, Writer extraordinaire, Sheryl Brady, but I finally finished the BOOK!! Pastor Brady has authored You Have It in You, and although I had to stop for praise breaks, I  finished reading it!  I received so many messages from God during this time..Destiny delivered in increments..I will detail you later.

I have also received daily blessings from devotional pages on Facebook! First, Bishop TD Jakes has been tweeting his daily pecking orders, as a result of his message at #WTAL.

The second Facebook devotional/bible study l is a group of  Women reading and discussing Proverbs over the course of 31 days!  If you have never read Proverbs, it is a must.  This challenge is pushing us to endure through tough times. We must go through tough pruning seasons, so we are able to grow stronger/tougher fruit!  I know God is trying to do something in me because Proverbs can cut deep.  Today we were given an additional challenge:

Proverbs 31 Challengers: All of you will read this post at different times and on different days. So, after you read it, I submit to you, during your 15 minute daily prayer time, to PRAY FOR THE NEXT 3 CONSECUTIVE DAYS for these intangible seeds that will yield a righteous and holy harvest. Seek ye first the KINGDOM OF GOD and HIS righteousness, everything else that you need WILL BE ADDED TO YOU. 
If your accountability partner is not on FB, please relay this post to them as well. Please take these request to heart: 

1.Pray to posses the Joy of the Lord, The Peace of God, and The Love of God.
2.Pray for a submitted will to GOD'S PERFECT WILL.
3.Pray to study to be quiet.
4.Pray for A TAMED tongue(binding the desire to always have the last word)
5.Pray to fight with prayer NOT with words or manipulation.
6.Pray for a pleasant personality and disposition ALWAYS!
7.Pray to ALWAYS tell the truth.
8.Pray for a DESIRE TO pray.
9.Pray for a DESIRE to study God's word AND for divine revelation.
10. Pray for Supernatural Wisdom BEYOND your years AND experience.
11. Pray for the COURAGE to LIVE UP to the woman that God has ALREADY CALLED you to be IN EVERY AREA IF YOUR LIFE!

 Do you want to join the challenge?  Do you think you can do it? For more information CLICK HERE

choir concert 2012
Kenny Lewis and One Voice Concert 2012

This week, I was also privileged to attend the Kenny Lewis and One Voice concert at St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church!  Wow, the Spirit was so heavy, we had plenty of praise breaks!!  I am excited about their new release and local artists gracing the stage that evening.  Those Turner Sisters...Whooo! They did an acapella song that left us all hungry for more. Look out for a new release from them soon.

Last but not least, I have been invited to join Mr. Ty Melody on the Melody of Praise Radio show hosted on   WCSU radio, an I Heart Radio Station !! This show features Gospel artists locally and abroad, Pastors and special guests with information for the Worship community.

The Jewish New Year (remember Jesus was a Jew) began in September. This new year 5773 is also known as Ayin Gimel.  During Ayin Gimel, the Lord will demonstrate faithfulness to the one who counts Him as faithful.  The Lord our God will elevate our vision and source of provision!  The Camels of provision are Coming!!

I am so excited about all that God is doing in my life, and I know He is doing big things in yours as well.  Share how God is moving in your life! Leave a comment or tweet me @FystyMama . I look forward to sharing with you soon!

God Bless-

Fysty Mama also known as Lady A :-)

Thursday, October 11, 2012

I'm So Full-but I'm Stretching For Increase!!

There are times in your life when you feel like God is just moving and shaking every fiber of your being! I have had such a pouring into of my spirit, not only by attending the Woman Thou Art Loosed Conference, but also by the teachings of my Pastor, EITI Eagles preparation, and the daily communication with God.

On yesterday, my Pastor had an anointing service (applying of oil and prayer-in case you didn't know) and the spirit was so strong, we knew we were in for a blessing!!! All I could do was lay in the presence of the Lord! I know He is doing a new thing in me and I am ready for it.  Side note-I believe I know what this new thing is God is working out of me, but ....We will discuss more later.

Prior to attending the anointing service DD said "Mommy please don't embarrass me" as she was afraid and embarrassed about worship.  After a long discussion, she forgot about me and was ready to get her worship on.  My child was excited to have the anointing poured for her...Ain't he good.  

Pastor Sheryl Brady Book Signing
Pastor Cheryl Brady @ Book signing
Pastor worship leader Preaching
Pastor Brady at Apostolic Faith Church
Finally tonight I had to go see Pastor Sheryl Brady again!! She's in Chicago for the FaithWorks conference at Apostolic Faith Church, where Bishop Horace Smith is the Pastor.  Pastor Brady's got an anointing and a fresh word is shared every time I see her.  Again....Filled to the brim! Just know: a renewed mind allows you to change in all other areas of your life! I want to be pliable and adaptable so when God Pours Into Me...I will not burst.  I am renewing my Mind to stretch because OLD (stuck/religious/dead) MINDS  CAN'T HOLD NEW BLESSINGS!


OMG!!! I must share how AWESOME it was to be surprised by one of the "King's Men", Isreal Houghton.  He ushered the Spirit of Worship a little higher in preparation for the message. He made us Take The Limits OFF! How appropriate....

No Limits

No Boundaries
I see increase 
All around me
Stretch forth
Break forth
Release me
Enlarge my territory

Isreal Houghton @ FaithWorks 2012



Tuesday, October 9, 2012

I'm A Chick That Wants Loose #wtal

I just can't contain it!! I am a chick that wants out. This years Woman Thou Art Loosed Conference was on time and on point for me!!! The word that went forth in that arena, in the words of Tasha Cobbs, broke every chain!!

Of course you know I love Pastor TD Jakes and First Lady Sarita, but I have to mention Pastor Sheryl Brady!!! Her story is so powerful, and her new book "You Have It In You" was the theme of the conference.  I will discuss more of that later.

When I tell you the anointing was so heavy in that place, at times all I wanted to do was fall on the floor!!! I got my run in a few times, but literally I was Slain in the Spirit!!

On a carnal note :-), the shoe game of these ladies, especially Sarah Jakes, made me step up my shoe game for Church on Sunday!
Black Louboutin
My Favorite Christian Louboutin

This WTAL conference (and shoe ministry, LOL) told me to step

 it up in all areas and even when it hurts, 

there's a blessing in the end!!


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