#Spiritual Sunday’s: I Need A Break….

I Need A Break

Scriptures:

Luke 22:42-46 and Matthew 26:36-46

Have you ever gotten to the place where you’ve just cried out to God and said; Lord I need a break?

People need a break from so many things!

People

Places

Things

Responsibilities

Life

Trials & Tribulations

Need I go on?

As a single mom we often need time from being the only one holding up the family and making sure everything is working as it should!

We have multiple responsibilities and it’s not a walk in the park! Many times; we get stuck and lost in the wilderness and need a hand to reach in and pull us out!

We are always sacrificing ourselves and our needs to make sure our child or children have and the household isn’t lacking! Society always wants to slide in and let us know that we cant be a dad because were not male; and I ask the question; if not us then who? I need a break!

Just like single moms needing a break and a chance to catch our breath.

Jesus often times required breaks from his disciplines to get his mind right and have His quiet time with God. Some of you may be asking what did Jesus need a break from?

Jesus not only had the weight of the world on his shoulders, but He had to deal with so much and still train and prepare his disciples to take over when he left them!

He had to endure the pain that 1 of his own would be the one to deceive him and become tempted and sell him out for a few coins! Can you imagine what that felt like?

Just imagine for a moment that the very ones that you sought out to go on the most empowering journey of a lifetime; stabbed you in the back! They sought out temporary desires instead of lifetime blessings! They sought out those things that can be here one minute and gone the next and forgot that only God can give the things that are everlasting!

 

Where would you be if God granted Jesus what He was asking? Where would you be if God took that weight of off Jesus’ shoulders?

 

Is not easy to serve God! I’m going to say this again so that the people in the back can here me! It’s Not Easy to Serve God! If it was easy; everyone would be doing it! Do you know how many people have walked away from God because of people? Church hurt? Because they haven’t studied the word for themselves and someone told them it was going to be easy!

He is going to bless you with cars, clothes and money but what many don’t know is that you have to lay down that old life and walk into a new one with Jesus and the Holy Spirit on each side and God front and center leading the way!

 

Acknowledging and serving God is two very different things! Anyone can say that they believe in God! But are you living right?

Are you following his commandments? Leviticus 22:31 “Therefore you shall keep My commandments and perform them: I am the Lord.” This isn’t about being perfect either; it’s about being determined and believing that God wants the best for you; that you will have to make some sacrifices to press through. Philippians 3:14 says this: “I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” When the enemy seeks to take you out and sift you like wheat! You are going to have to know how to stand tall!

You will have to be strong and courageous! Joshua 1:7 “Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go.” (NKJV)

 

When the journey looks rough and you feel a break on the way; pray…

Father God I want my life back! I’m tired of living a defeated life! I’m tired of feeling like I’m alone and not loved! I want the enemy to release his hold on my Mind, my Body, my Soul and my Spirit! Right now I want my past to be the past! I want all my thoughts and my emotions from years before to be released in the atmosphere and set free! I no longer want to live in bondage! I want to be free. In Jesus Mighty Name; Amen!!

Written and published by Tamara McCarthy

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Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read this post; it is greatly appreciated!

The Power of God: #SpiritualSundays

The Power of God: Written by Tamara D. McCarthy

The following scriptures will provide a more in-depth understanding of the Power of God:

1 Corinthians 1:18

2 Corinthians 12:9

Romans 1:16

Romans 15:13

Ephesians 3:16

2 Timothy 1:8

2 Peter 1:3

Ephesians 1:19

Acts 10:38

1 Corinthians 2:5

Isaiah 40:29-31

 

Many of us are still not fully grasping the power that we receive from God!

We are still walking around like we don’t know who we are and whose we are!

 

Many of us release our power and hand it over to the enemy because we don’t believe that we are worthy of it!

 

We are still giving the enemy full access into our lives and believing the lies that he whispers in our ears, and therefore relinquishing our rights to the power of God!

 

You must’ve forgotten that the enemy; your enemy and mine only comes to steal, kill and destroy!!

 

Our Heavenly Father has given you the Authority (Luke 10-19) to crush serpents (snakes) and scorpions (predators) and you’re out here given away that authority to partner with the enemy; because he somehow promised you the world!

 

We found out in Matthew 4:1-11 that the enemy tried his hardest to tempt Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ but he got shot down!! (Jesus had been fasting for 40 days and 40 nights and he appeared weak and the enemy decided to make his move, but guess what Jesus was still ready and equipped to take him on!)

 

Do you remember how Jesus shot him down? With the word of God…that’s your number #1 weapon against the enemy!! Your Bible; each and every time he comes to you with his lies you tell him what the Bible says!! What God says! What Jesus says!!

 

How many of us fall, victim, when we’re at our lowest points in life? I’ve come to remind you to Be on guard because the enemy is near and waiting to see who he can devour!

 

Men and women of God be on guard be aware of your surroundings and of those that are creeping their way into your inner circles! Your friend zone! They come too you smiling and calling you friend, their woman, their man and all the while silently plotting to take you out!! They seek to get you far away from God and the purpose He has placed in you! The Power to be the woman or man He has called you to be!!

 

God has placed something in you that only you can deliver! Only you can bring to life and that’s the very thing that the enemy wants to get access to so he can use it for himself or bury it where you won’t be able to recover it! Take back your Power and shut the enemy down once and for all…

 

How many of you are ready to take your Power back?

 

 

Many men or grown boys are blaming women for their downfalls in life!! You have that Adam spirit!! The woman did this! The woman did that! Start taking responsibility for “your” actions and what you failed to do and correct it!! It’s time to realize your power and take it back!! You are supposed to be the head and not the tail!! Stop allowing the enemy full access into your life!! Put your foot down and crush that serpent once and for all!!

 

Listen to the audio here; https://anchor.fm/tamara06/episodes/The-Power-of-God—–1-Corinthians-118-e2qqv1

 

Written and published by Tamara McCarthy

©2019 Copyrighted Tamara McCarthy Enterprises

Check me out on Instagram: http://instagram.com/singlemomofpurpose and http://instagram.com/author_tamaramccarthy

Check out my books on Amazon: https://bit.ly/author_tamara

Podcast: https://anchor.fm/tamara06

And, if this is your first time on my blog let me introduce myself.

I wear many hats! I am a Kingdom Gal! I am a Jesus Chic! I am an Author, Writer, Motivator, Single Mom and Certified Life and Empowerment Coach! I am earning my Ph.D. in Christian Counseling; so that I can continue my passion and purpose to inspire, motivate, empower and encourage young ladies and women to live a better life!

 

Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read this post; it is greatly appreciated!

 

 

 

#SpiritualSundays: Guest Blogger Evangelist Angie Bee

Let Us Resolve to Go, Speak, Do and be Used in 2019

I was trying to go back to bed this morning, after waking up at 5:00 am. While I was awake, I checked my email (on my phone) and responded to some notifications (on Facebook, on my phone) and I watched the 7:00 am broadcast of a TV show that I shot, edited and produced. My agency was honored to create four programs for a dynamic Prophetess, and they debuted in December on WACX in Orlando Florida. Working on that show was a blessing because it reminded me of the gifts and talents God bestowed upon me, many years ago. Thank you Jesus! I started a load of laundry and put a ham bone in the crock pot, to prepare for soup (Proverbs 31:10 woman) and I sat an read a few pages of the Essence magazine… the one with Former First Lady Michelle Obama on the cover.

By 9:00 am, I had crept back in the bedroom, trying not to disturb my hubby’s blissful snoring. I slid in the bed, tucked the covers over us both and snuggled up to hold him, and go back to sleep. As I was drifting off, I heard a voice in my head say “What about me?” “Yes, Lord! Was my response. I am honored to spend time with you”.

My priorities this morning may have been a bit off, but my resolve to do better is strong and focused. As a result of my willingness to pray and serve Him, I now have this inspirational message to share with each of you.

First: It is time to go. Have you been waiting for the perfect time to move in to a new home, to leave a relationship or go back to school? It is time to go! Not just because it is New Years and folks are making New Years Resolutions, but it is time to go! You have been praying for a breakthrough and waiting for a change, so now be inspired to get up and GO!

Second: Let somebody use you. No, I don’t mean to let someone take advantage of you or abuse you. What I mean is to do something for someone else. Cut the widow’s lawn or take her a plate of food. Shovel the single mother’s snow or meet them at the park for a play-date. Volunteer at your church or the community center and let that toddler paint your fingernails. Let them enjoy your time, for a change.

Third: Speak to someone else. That relative got on your nerves over the holidays. He came to your home with a date, and took home a giant “To-Go” plate. Your aunt gossiped about everyone and complained about the food and your son announced that he was moving back home, with his girlfriend (and they are expecting!). Lord help! You grinned and bore it all, and now it is time to speak to them. Take a deep breath and write a letter. Not an email, use a pen and paper. Write out what you see their problem is, offer a solution based upon your experience and/or training and give them an ultimatum. Let the letter sit for a day or two, re-read it, edit it, re-write it and mail it to them.

Fourth: It is time to do something that scares you. Ask her to marry you. Say “Yes” to him and say “No” to them. Stop avoiding the doctor visit and schedule that surgery. Tell your spouse how you feel and what you want to see change and step out on faith to launch that ministry, that book, that business or even that friendship. There is no reason for your fear and the pressure has been building. My husband always says “Pressure can burst a pipe” and I don’t want you to burst! I was watching an episode of #TalkStoop, and the guest on the show said “Pressure creates Diamonds”. Use that pressure to create something new in your life and don’t delay another moment.

Now, let’s pull all this inspiration into spiritual terms. As an ordained, prophetic evangelist, my foundation scripture is found in Isaiah 6:8 which says “Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!” I ask the Lord to “send me”. To “speak through me” and to “Use Me”, and, at times, I am scared. I never know where His path will take me or even how I will get there… but my willingness to serve HIM makes my ability stronger than my fears. I serve the Lord with gladness and I use the gifts and talents that He has anointed me with to go where He leads me, to speak to whom He directs me to speak to and to do what He instructs me to do. I go, I speak, I do and I am used, by God.

How can you apply this to your life if you are NOT in ministry, like I am.

Forward this message to someone that needs to learn this message. Use it in your letter that you are writing, or place it on your Vision Board, to inspire your transition. Study 1 Corinthians 12:5-6 which teaches us “5 There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. 6 There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work”. I am not telling you to attend seminary school and become a missionary, but I am telling you that Our Father has His hand upon every step you take and every move you make. He is the one that is responsible for your waking moments, your peaceful rest and that food upon your plate. If He can take care of the animals in your yard, won’t He take care of you? (“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? 28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? – Matthew 6).

Ask Him to lead you and guide you, and don’t move until you hear HIS voice. Strive to study His word and strive to make HIM proud of you. Live for God on the job, in your home, at school and in your community. Take care of your body (His temple) and don’t put ANYTHING or ANYONE ELSE in front of caring for yourself. Be still, and know that HE is your God and keep the faith in knowing that if He brought you out of 2018, then He can do something miraculous for you in 2019. (Isaiah 30:21 English Standard Version (ESV)

21 And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left).

It is time to resolve!

Amen.

Come and join us in Orlando Florida on Saturday, February 23, 2019.

Join us in Atlanta Georgia in April.

Invite us to bring our concert, workshops book signings or to speak at your event by sending an email to AngieBEEandBartee@gmail.com or visit http://www.Facebook.com/AngieBEEandBarteeProductions

Send me, Lord

Use me

Speak through me

Guide me

Amen

Used with permission ©️ 2019 Tamara McCarthy Enterprises

The Power of God…

These scriptures lay down the foundation as it applies to the Power of God….

You have to be equipped if your going to be on guard! Reading the word is one of the steps in the process..

1 Corinthians 1:18

2 Corinthians 12:9

Romans 1:16

Romans 15:13

Ephesians 3:16

2 Timothy 1:8

2 Peter 1:3

Ephesians 1:19

Acts 10:38

1 Corinthians 2:5

Isaiah 40:29-31

Many of us are still not fully grasping the power that we receive from God!

We are still walking around like we don’t know who we are and whose we are!

Many of us release our power and hand it over to the enemy because we don’t believe that we are worthy of it!

We are still giving the enemy full access into our lives and believing the lies that he whispers in our ears; and therefore relinquishing our rights to the power of God!

You must’ve forgotten that the enemy; your enemy and mine only comes to steal, kill and destroy!!

Our Heavenly Father has given you the Authority (Luke 10-19) to crush serpents (snakes) and scorpions (predators) and you’re out here given away that authority to partner with the enemy; because he somehow promised you the world!

We found out in Matthew 4:1-11 that the enemy tried his hardest to tempt Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ but he got shot down!! (Jesus had been fasting for 40 days and 40 nights and he appeared weak and the enemy decided to make his move; but guess what Jesus was still ready and equipped to take him on!)

Do you remember how Jesus shot him down? With the word of God…that’s your number #1 weapon against the enemy!! Your Bible; each and every time he comes to you with his lies you tell him what the Bible says!! What God says! What Jesus says!!

How many of us fall victim when were at our lowest points in life? I’ve come to remind you to Be on guard because the enemy is near and waiting to see who he can devour!

Men and women of God be on guard be aware of your surroundings and of those that are creeping their way into your inner circles! Your friend zone! They come too you smiling and calling you friend, their woman, their man and all the while silently plotting to take you out!! They seek to get you far away from God and the purpose He has placed in you! The Power to be the woman or man He has called you to be!!

God has placed something in you that only you can deliver! Only you can bring to life and that’s the very thing that the enemy wants to get access to so he can use it for himself or bury it where you won’t be able to recover it! Take back your Power and shut the enemy down once and for all…

How many of you are ready to take your Power back?

This message is also available on podcast; https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/single-mom-of-purpose/id1446968952?mt=2

Or by clicking here: https://anchor.fm/tamara06

Written and published by Tamara McCarthy

©2018 Copyrighted Tamara McCarthy Enterprises

Check me out on Instagram: http://instagram.com/singlemomofpurpose and http://instagram.com/author_tamaramccarthy

Check out my books on Amazon: https://bit.ly/author_tamara

And, if this is your first time on my blog let me introduce myself.

I wear many hats! I am a Kingdom Gal! I am a Jesus Chic! I am an Author, Writer, Motivator, Single Mom and Certified Life and Empowerment Coach! I am earning my Phd in Christian Counseling; so that I can continue my passion and purpose to inspire, motivate, empower and encourage young ladies and women to live a better life!

Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read this post; it is greatly appreciated!

#SpiritualSundays: What Do You See?

By Tarsha L. Campbell

 

I once heard a preacher say, You have to see it before you see it. What he was basically talking about was the importance of having a vision when pursuing any thing in your life. I personally think having a vision cant be underestimated. It is one of the foundational building blocks when creating the life you want and the life God has prepared for you. 

 

Along with being a coach, Im also a graphic designer. In college one of the first things we were trained and conditioned to do was cultivate our vision. No matter how creative and gifted we thought we were, we couldnt just jump into a project before we took time to draw out some sketches. The sketches helped us map out what we wanted to produce and create.  In essence, we were envisioning the end result of what we wanted or could possibly create. I cant begin to tell you how valuable this small step has been, and continues to be in my businesses, ministry and personal life. Tapping into the power of vision helps me draw out whats in the Spirit realm. I have come to realize that as I utilize the power of vision, and move forward to create what I have seen, the divine forces of creativity comes along side me to make my vision a reality in the Earth realm. This is a powerful principle! Powerful!

 

Being able to envision a thing is apart of our spiritual DNA. Its one of the things that make us like God. When vision is coupled with divine creativity (creativity is another thing that makes us like God), the sky is the limit on what we can do and accomplish! I want to encourage you to cultivate the power of vision in you. Spend time with God and ask Him to show you what He envisions for your life. Then ask Him to activate His creative power in you to make your vision a reality.

 

Your Next Step Coaching Moment:

 

•  How much do you utilize the power of vision in your life?

 What do you see in your future?
 What steps have you taken to make it your reality?

 

Empowerment Resource: 

 

Need help cultivating the power of vision in your life? Check out this resource: My Next Step Vision Board Dream Journal & Planner. For more information and watch the video found at this link: www.MyNextStepVisionBoardJournal.com

 

 

2018 © Tarsha L. Campbell, All Rights Reserved, Used with permission

#SpiritualSundays: Do You Want to be Made Well?

Do you want to be made well?

God isn’t looking for “perfect people” He is seeking out and raising up individuals that aren’t afraid to “change”…

Read John 5:1-15 this will make more sense; after you read that scripture!!

You have to want it!

You have to be willing?

You have to become renewed!

Your mindset has to change!

Many of us go through life like we have all this time to make a change!

To be the change we so what to see in the world!

We continue to run with the same crowds that we’ve been warned to part from!

We continue as women and men to continue to allow those in our beds that have no desire to make the commitment for life; all for a mere few seconds of pleasure!

We continue to look others up and down and curse the ground they walk on because we assume they are doing better than us; they have more than us!

We continue to straddle the fence between good and evil because even though we know God; we still like to be tempted by Satan!

We continue to allow tv’s,video games and the streets to raise our kids because we haven’t made the full responsibility of really being a parent!

We continue to allow society to call the shots when God has actually given us the power to change the very things that society wants pushed aside.

We continue to sit silently while our young boys, fathers, grandfathers and even our sisters, mothers, grandmothers be shot down like dogs in the street by those that are supposed to protect and serve!

Many of us look away because we are privileged to not know the struggle of so many and refuse to be apart of the change that needs to take place!

How many of us are waiting around for someone else to come and save us? To help us change? To help us reach that next level?

That man waited 38 years for someone to help him!! Don’t be like him! Jesus came to his rescue but he eventually had to be obedient! Take up your mat and walk!! Take up your life and walk!! Take back your power and walk! Find your voice and use it to be the light in someone’s darkness!

So I ask you again “Do You Want To Be Made Well?”

Written and published by Tamara McCarthy

©2018 Copyrighted Tamara McCarthy Enterprises

Check me out on Instagram: http://instagram.com/singlemomofpurpose and http://instagram.com/author_tamaramccarthy

Check out my books on Amazon: https://bit.ly/author_tamara

And, if this is your first time on my blog let me introduce myself.

I wear many hats! I am a Kingdom Gal! I am a Jesus Chic! I am an Author, Writer, Motivator, Single Mom and Certified Life and Empowerment Coach! I am earning my Phd in Christian Counseling; so that I can continue my passion and purpose to inspire, motivate, empower and encourage young ladies and women to live a better life!

Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read this post; it is greatly appreciated!

I’m starting a new podcast! Check out the very first episode here:

https://anchor.fm/tamara06

Stay tuned; there is more to come.

#SpiritualSundays: We All Are Created In His Image…

Not too many will take out the time and read this; for those that will thank you. Thank you for not just scrolling by; because the title may not move you.

How many know that titles don’t really give you the full picture? Titles set you up for what’s to come. It’s going to give you something to think about and have you curious to what’s next.

In this world of social media many are only seeking for amusement, entertainment, cheap temporary pleasure, new dance challenges; etc.

What happened to seeking out those things that will change your life or the lives of those around you? What happened to being a change agent? Finding out truth to share with others; making a difference in someone else’s life? This world and many of those in it; have become selfish and only seeking personal gain; personal satisfaction!

While the title says: We are all created in His image; many have strayed away. They don’t embody what it means to be friendly, neighborly, loving, caring, compassionate, understanding, etc.

“So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.” Genesis 1:27

“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10

While they possess human form their speech, thoughts, actions and reactions mimic those of pure evil.

“But if your heart turns away so that you do not hear, and are drawn away, and worship other gods and serve them, I announce to you today that you shall surely perish; you shall not prolong your days in the land which you cross over the Jordan to go in and possess.” Deuteronomy 30:17-18

Many don’t worry about what takes place in the world today because it hasn’t affected them. It hasn’t come knocking at their door. Why should they care what happens to others; they are just out here living their best life.

Speaking up about what is plaguing this world and the lives of many; takes heart, courage and unselfishness!

Jesus came to the world for everyone; not just a certain group of people. He came so that everyone can have a better; more fulfilling life. He didn’t come so that some can bamboozle their way through life and make it harder for others to have access to resources to live their lives.

Today in church my Pastor said something that I will repeat: “We have to look in the mirror”, when was the last time you looked in the mirror? Do you like the person you see? Are you a change agent? Do you advocate for others? Are you an unselfish person? Do you believe we all should be able to live a life of abundance? Do you believe we are all created in His image?

Scripture references can be found at http://www.biblegateway.com

Written and published by Tamara McCarthy

©2018 Copyrighted Tamara McCarthy Enterprises

Check me out on Instagram: http://instagram.com/singlemomofpurpose and http://instagram.com/author_tamaramccarthy

Check out my books on Amazon: https://bit.ly/author_tamara

And, if this is your first time on my blog let me introduce myself. 

I wear many hats! I am a Kingdom Gal! I am a Jesus Chic! I am an Author, Writer, Motivator, Single Mom and Certified Life and Empowerment Coach! I am earning my Phd in Christian Counseling; so that I can continue my passion and purpose to inspire, motivate, empower and encourage young ladies and women to live a better life! 

Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read this post; it is greatly appreciated!