Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Haman's are being exposed

After a time of praise and worship this morning, the word of the Lord came forth. I heard clearly that the Haman's were being exposed during this time.  As the word began to spring forth, I found myself rejoicing for those who will be vindicated by God. It's really something to go through a trial at the hands of another only to find out that this same accuser would end up facing the same demise which had been so secretly set to attempt to destroy. There is one word of caution that goes along with this word and that is when you see your Haman exposed, don't taunt, ridicule or even make them feel bad; continue to walk in your integrity and operate as a child of the King would. Remember in all things that it is not the person that you see who is your real enemy, but it is the spirit operating within them.

May you find peace, encouragement and strength in the scripture passages below to move forward in the things of God.

Arnita L. Fields

Haman Hanged ( Read Esther 7)

1 So the king and Haman went to dine with Queen Esther, 2 and as they were drinking wine on that second day, the king again asked, “Queen Esther, what is your petition? It will be given you. What is your request? Even up to half the kingdom, it will be granted.”3 Then Queen Esther answered, “If I have found favor with you, O king, and if it pleases your majesty, grant me my life—this is my petition. And spare my people—this is my request. 4 For I and my people have been sold for destruction and slaughter and annihilation. If we had merely been sold as male and female slaves, I would have kept quiet, because no such distress would justify disturbing the king.5 King Xerxes asked Queen Esther, “Who is he? Where is the man who has dared to do such a thing?”6 Esther said, “The adversary and enemy is this vile Haman.”

Then Haman was terrified before the king and queen. 7 The king got up in a rage, left his wine and went out into the palace garden. But Haman, realizing that the king had already decided his fate, stayed behind to beg Queen Esther for his life.8 Just as the king returned from the palace garden to the banquet hall, Haman was falling on the couch where Esther was reclining.The king exclaimed, “Will he even molest the queen while she is with me in the house?”As soon as the word left the king’s mouth, they covered Haman’s face. 9 Then Harbona, one of the eunuchs attending the king, said, “A gallows seventy-five feet high stands by Haman’s house. He had it made for Mordecai, who spoke up to help the king.”The king said, “Hang him on it!” 10 So they hanged Haman on the gallows he had prepared for Mordecai. Then the king’s fury subsided.


 Prayer of Salvation

If after reading this devotional and you have a desire to know Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior, please pray the following prayer:

I repent of all of my sins and right now I do confess that Jesus is the Son of God and that He died for the remission of my sins. I believe that Jesus died and was buried and rose again, and is now seated at the right hand of God in Heaven. I receive Him now as Lord of my life and I now commit to serve him for the rest of my days.
It’s in Jesus name I do pray, Amen

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Are you connected to the Body of Christ?

A clique (pronounced /ˈkliːk/, also /ˈklɪk/ (U.S.)) is an exclusive group of people who share common interests, views, purposes, patterns of behavior, or ethnicity.[1] A clique as a reference group can be either normative or comparative. Membership in a clique is typically exclusive, and qualifications for membership may be social or essential to the nature of the clique. (Info taken from Wikipedia)

On yesterday evening Father placed within my heart to pray & intercede for every person who has ever been rejected, separated, pushed aside or discounted by people who said that they had no value when it  came to ministry in the Kingdom of God. As I prayed my heart went back to all of the times when I have personally been cast out so to speak from people who rejected me because I did not fit into their mold or way of doing things because I was seen as different or peculiar. This past Sunday my Apostle and Pastor taught an awesome message  about people who have been thrown into a pit by other people. I rejoiced because I had been there in that place many times before, too many to even name.

Looking back over the 30 years that I have worked in ministry (from singing in the youth choir at age 15 to serving at a local Nashville nursing home) I have seen many cliques formed. When cliques are in full operation, you will begin to see an increase in wounded and rejected people within the church because the sole purpose of a clique is separation.  If you are part of a ministry group and you begin to notice that mini-sub groups are being formed within that ministry where only a select few are offered admittance than you are seeing a clique in action. Mind you, I am not talking about cell groups or ministry within a church setting, because these are bilibical (see Acts 2) What is on the heart of the Father today is concern for those who operate or participate in the gathering of cliques within the Body of Christ. These are not biblical nor do they serve or benefit a  kingdom purpose.

The Body of Christ was officially established in the book of Acts chapter 2 when those assembled in the upper room were together in one place and on one accord. In Acts 2: 42-47, it details how the body of believers operated. "They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved." They were blessed beyond measure because they were connected to the Body of Christ.

So if you find yourself connected to a sub-group within the body of Christ and it's sole purpose is to scatter and not gather then you are operating contrary to true kingdom purpose. The word of God in Luke 11:23 says "He who is not with me is against me, and he who does not gather with me, scatters."

Know that God loves each and every one of his children and He is not a respector of persons. His desire to have relationship and fellowship with all of His children including the ones who have been cast to the side and rejected. Ask the Lord to forgive, heal and restore you on today if you have taken part in any cliques, know that He is waiting with out stretched loving arms to receive you back into the fold.


Arnita L. Fields

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Don't prematurely jump off the Potter's Wheel

Isaiah 64:8

Yet you, LORD, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.

Never underestimate where you are even at this present moment in life. Each of us are exactly where we need to be as GOD continues to refine us and smooth out the rough edges in every area of our lives. He is making us ready for the new divine assignments which will help to usher in not only a greater depth of His glory but the huge harvest of souls awaiting His touch through our obedience.

GOD has a plan, but are we willing to see it through to the end? God is making us all ready, so you are not alone. All around you is a room full of harden clay awaiting their turn on the Potter's wheel so that they too can be properly & uniquely prepared for every good work. So relax, reach up and grab hold of the Potter's hand, let Him shape and mold you into that very special vessel He has purposed you to be.


Arnita L. Fields 

Prayer of Salvation

If after reading this devotional and you have a desire to know Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior, please pray the following prayer:

I repent of all of my sins and right now I do confess that Jesus is the Son of God and that He died for the remission of my sins. I believe that Jesus died and was buried and rose again, and is now seated at the right hand of God in Heaven. I receive Him now as Lord of my life and I now commit to serve him for the rest of my days.

It’s in Jesus name I do pray, Amen

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Monday, August 22, 2011

Keeping up with the Joneses or staying in step with the Holy Spirit

For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. Galations 6:8

Growing up as a child, I often heard stories from my maternal grandmother about people she knew who were only concerned about keeping up with what others had or what others did and how they would work to compete to see who had better in the end.  Time after time they would come to her porch and call out for Mama Vie, telling her that they needed to talk with her about something. Many times, I would hear her on the phone telling them not to get caught up in buying this or that and not being able to afford it all in the end.  Still there were many times that many would come to ask her for money to help them pay bills and she would give it to them with a stern warning for them to be more discerning the next time.

Growing up in a family with six children, did not afford me the opportunity to have all of the latest fashions of the 70’s. But I always had clean clothes and freshly braided hair. My parents made sure that we had a roof over our heads, clothes on our backs and shoes on our feet even if they were the buddies from the community J. L. Marcus stores. 

What I learned back then was the value and importance of family. Like spending time playing with my younger siblings and dreaming about our future. Or what we did as a family on Saturday mornings, by getting up cleaning up the house and then sitting down for a family meeting before we watched our Saturday afternoon movies. I remember my mama would facilitate our meetings and ask us if we had any issues or concerns that we wanted to discuss with her or to solve an issue with another sibling.  She was teaching us back then how to keep a clear line of communication open with family as well as others. She taught us values and how to use our life and talents for good. Mama was also teaching us also that putting in quality time with family was most precious than anything that money could ever buy. She was teaching us things that would help to bless our lives in the long run.

These childhood experiences both taught me something and that is how the scripture above ties in with this devotional. On one hand, I can spend my whole life working to spend everything I have on trying to live a life to impress people by keeping up with the Joneses. Or on the other hand, I can use the available resources and gifts that I have by pouring into others those things which will help them to mature and grow to become who God created and purposed for them to be in Him. 

Body of Christ, we have a choice to make today, will we continue to keep up with the Joneses or will we make the leap of faith to stay in step with the Holy Spirit? Which one of these roads would you chose?  The one that leads to destruction or the one that leads to eternal life?  Make the choice to truly live life today; and we 'll leave a light on for you.

 Prayer of Salvation

If after reading this devotional you have a desire to know Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior, please pray the following prayer:
I repent of all of my sins and right now I do confess that Jesus is the Son of God and that He died for the remission of my sins. I believe that Jesus died and was buried and rose again, and is now seated at the right hand of God in Heaven. I receive Him now as Lord of my life and I now commit to serve him for the rest of my days. It’s in Jesus name I do pray, Amen

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Memphis, TN 38175

Thursday, August 11, 2011


Release all of the things you have carried over the last seven months of this year. God is ready to perform His word concerning your life if only you release, let go and relinquish your control. God is a God of freedom and liberty and His desire is for His children to be free from all that hinders them. Open your hand, relax your hold and release it completely to God. Then you will see the miraculous, then you will see the evidence, then you will see your victory when you release everything to God.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

New, New, New!

Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. Isaiah 43:19

As I sit here at my desk closing out old writing projects from seasons past, I know in my spirit that God is ready to bring forth something new into my life. As in previous years, whenever I am led to closeout writing projects or to clean and organize my desk files or boxes that the old must go in order for the new to come forth.

The seventh month of 2011 is officially coming to a close in less than 18 hours and already my mind has become focused on the second half of this year. There is a mighty huge harvest coming not only for my own household but also for those within the household of faith.

In this last season of “just enough” I have been a good steward over the monies earned through my job, as well as tithing and sowing seed off of every book sale made. But despite having just enough to do the necessary minimal, God has yet to continue to provide and to meet every basic need of my household.

As this fresh new season begins to spring forth, bringing with it all that God has purposed, my spirit begins to leap for joy because the old is now past and has been dealt with in so many ways, from physically to emotionally. The time has now come for me to open my arms wide to embrace and receive all of the new that has come. May you also embrace the new, new, new that God is making available for you too.

In closing, I would like to share with you a poem I wrote in the spring of 2000 upon waking up on the morning of a brand new season for my life.  The poem is entitled, It’s Morning.”

Enjoy, Blessings!

It’s Morning

It’s Morning! It’s Morning! Oh the new mercies I see.
It’s Morning! It’s Morning! A brand new day for me.
It’s Morning! It’s Morning! Oh how bright the sun does shine.
It’s Morning! It’s Morning! I have a renewed peace of mind.
It’s Morning! It’s Morning! I will praise the Lord.
It’s Morning! It’s Morning! In Him I adore.
It’s Morning! It’s Morning! He has set me free.
It’s Morning! It’s Morning! From the hand of the enemy.
It’s Morning! It’s Morning!

© Arnita L. Fields 2000 (from the poetry book, Rescued, Restored, Renewed & Revived, published in 2006)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011


And then God answered: "Write this.
Write what you see.
Write it out in big block letters
so that it can be read on the run.
This vision-message is a witness
pointing to what's coming.
It aches for the coming—it can hardly wait!
And it doesn't lie.
If it seems slow in coming, wait.
It's on its way. It will come right on time.

Habakkuk 2
(The Message Bible)

During my time of intercession and prayer this morning, I began to pray over and cover the Godly visions (marriage, home, business & ministry) which God has given my husband and me over the 14 years we have been married. Although, we pray for God’s divine will for our lives daily, we had not prayed over the written visions daily. Today, as the written visions were brought to the forefront, I began to pray and to speak forth those things which the spirit led me to speak, I soon found myself truly visualizing what God has already planned to do in and through us. Next, I then began to lift up the written visions of others, some I have met and others I have yet to meet. I began to rejoice with joy because many of these visions will soon be coming to pass.

There has been a stirring in the spirit today concerning previously written God inspired visions and I am led to share with you that if you have a written vision the Father God has given you over the years, now is the time for you to take it off the shelf and go before the Lord in a time of prayer and intercession to pray as the spirit leads you. Whatever God has promised you, it is He who will bring it to pass because He is definitely well able to bless you in and at the appointed time.

Above all, I pray that your faith is renewed and increased as you take your God inspired vision and began to run with it again.


Thursday, June 23, 2011

Relief from Spiritual Constipation

Galatians 5:1

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.

Constipation usually occurs when there is not enough fiber in the diet or not enough water being taken in to soften the waste which needs to pass through the body. The use of certain medications and certain illnesses may also contribute to people becoming constipated.

Many may question how being spiritually constipated correlates with being constipated in the natural. But as you will see in a moment, what we experience in the natural (our bodies) very much parallel what we go through in the spirit.

If you have ever found yourself seriously constipated, you know how uncomfortable this feeling can be. Being constipated can sometimes cause abdominal pain, unexplained weight loss and even make you feel nauseous. When this happens an individual knows that it is way past time for them to seek relief. Being spiritual constipation works the same way, when your spirit is stopped up and you are unable to get a full release, you become stagnant in your spirit or dry so to speak. You may begin to experience pain down in your soul but can’t pinpoint the source of your discomfort. You will also find that you are unable to move forward because your stomach is so bloated that you are unable to move freely as you once were able to do. Lastly, you find yourself experiencing cramps which tend come and go even at some of the most inconvenient times.

So how do you spell relief? D-E-L-I-V-E-R-E-N-C-E!

Wondering what steps should you take to gaining deliverance from spiritual constipation and dryness? In the next few moments I will share with you the steps which Father God led me through as I personally gained freedom from a season of spiritual constipation.

1. First, ask the Holy Sprit to search your heart for any residue of unforgiveness from past hurts and or offences lingering down in the cracks and crevices.

2. Secondly, write down the names of those whom the Holy Spirit brings to your remembrance and then go down your list one name at a time to forgive and then release the person(s) completely.

3. Once you have completed your list, tear up or burn.

4. Next, take a moment to release God from anything negative you may feel in your heart towards Him.

5. Then spend some time in meditation and in study of the word.

6. Next, allow for the washing of the water of the word to rejuvenate your spirit through and through.

7. Set aside an appointed time to fellowship with the Father in worship and prayer.

8. Next, spend time listening for God’s wisdom/guidance on how you will need to proceed in your restored/refreshed state.

9. Spend some time in consecration weekly to maintain your new found deliverance.

10. Change your diet by adding in more fruits & vegetables. This is not only naturally but spiritually nourishing and it will help to keep your digestive tract clean.

What are some of the benefits from obtaining relief from spiritual constipation?

1. New found liberty in the spirit.

2. Closer fellowship with the Father, God.

3. More strategic prayer life.

4. Stronger foundation built upon the word of God.

5. Intensified Love walk.

6. Increased desire to walk in obedience to God’s commands.

7. Overflow of joy, peace & happiness.

Prayerfully this information has been of some benefit and you will now prayerfully consider taking what you have learned and make application to your life. Best wishes as you embark on your journey to gaining relief from spiritual constipation.

If you are in need of Jesus the Savior, you are welcome to pray the following prayer.

Prayer of Salvation

I repent of all of my sins and right now I do confess that Jesus is the Son of God and that He died for the remission of my sins. I believe that Jesus died and was buried and rose again, and is now seated at the right hand of God in Heaven. I receive Him now as Lord of my life and I now commit to serve him for the rest of my days.

It’s in Jesus’ name I do pray, Amen.

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Friday, June 17, 2011

My Father's Voice

For my father, Walter L. Smith, Sr.

I can still remember my father’s voice as a little girl calling me by my nickname, Ne-Ne. Then suddenly as if on wings like an eagle I would make haste to see what he wanted and then sit listening to hear what he would have to say to me.

Now that the process of time has caught up with the both of us, still at the age of forty-four when I hear my father’s voice calling my name while talking on the phone with him, I began to quiet down and then listen intently so that I am able to hear all that he would have to say to me.

When I hear the voice of Father God, my Abba Father, calling my name, I make it a point to immediately run and jump into His loving arms. Then I wait in anticipation, quietly listening to hear what He would have to say to me.

Learning to recognize and cherish the voice of my natural Father helped to prepare me to hear the voice of my heavenly Father.

Today, if you hear His voice, harden not your heart, but open up your ears to hear and receive that which is on the heart of your Heavenly Father.

© 2011 by Arnita L. Fields

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

“Tell My people that there is NO monopoly on My Holy Spirit.”

I am typing this word of the Lord as fast as it is flowing out of my spirit. Only moments after a time of prayer and intercession, I ask God what was specifically on His heart for this moment. As my spirit began to weep on the inside, I heard these words; “Tell My people that there is NO monopoly on My Holy Spirit.” As I continued to press in I heard again, “You, Tell My people that there is No monopoly on My Holy Spirit.”

People of God, as many of you already know from the word of God as written in the book of Acts, that the Holy Spirit did not pick and choose who it fell on that day but touched all who were assembled. The scripture in Acts 2:1-4 reads, “When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.”

How many times have you in sat church and thought to yourself, I have the true power of God on inside of me and this person, or that person has nothing. See look, they can’t even sing, dance or even pray like me or those in my circle because we got it going on. Or maybe you said something like this even while a person was praying and pouring out their heart to God, I don’t feel the anointing or the power of God on them like I do when sister or brother so and so prays. How can we and I include myself in this equation, sit up in the midst of God’s presence and lift ourselves up in pride to say, who does and who does not have the Spirit of God dwelling on the inside of them? Why are we even judging our brothers and sisters and treating them as inferior or less than us because we think we have a monopoly on the Holy Spirit because we went to this or that school to get training or we sat at the feet of a master mentor? People of God, seriously before we can go any further or deeper into the things of God; we have some spiritual spring cleaning to do.

Today, Father is making this issue known and exposing it so we who are spiritual can truly stand in unity as they did on the day of Pentecost. The word states that they were all on one accord, standing as one. This means that they were undivided and not separated into clicks, levels or groups; but truly united in heart and spirit so the presence of God; the true Spirit of God was able to come in with might and power.

People of God, this is on the heart of the Father today and we need to search our hearts individually and collectively to see ourselves and what we have contributed to this issue and then we are admonished to repent for thinking that we alone have a monopoly on the Holy Spirit of God.

I have repented for taking part in this prideful act; will you?

Monday, May 9, 2011


There is a new sound coming forth and it is moving quite rapidly. It is a sound that is not like the sounds of our past, but a sound that has been strategically set for this day and time. This sound will precede the new thing that God is doing within the earth. This sound; although made available for all to hear, will only be heard by those who desire to move forth into the deeper things of God.

There is now coming forth a changing of the guard. Just as the seasons change and there is a visual picture of what that particular season is to the natural eye. This changing of the guard first began in the spirit and is now connecting and manifesting in the natural. Many will not be able to see the change because they are not concerned with the things of the spirit, but caught up in the things of the world. The changing of the guard has come to help propel the church into its next place in God.

There is no need to be afraid or alarmed at what you see because God is well aware of the change, for He is orchestrating it. This new sound will arise and move forth through those chosen for this time and season. Those who have been hidden and covered by the hand of God will began to arise and go forth with what has already been preordained by the Lord. Prophets, Prophetic Scribes, Minstrels, Poets, Writers, and Dancers will come out of hiding to take their place in this changing of the guard. The anointing of God will flow forth freely as these chosen vessels will go forth with confidence, holy boldness and determination to complete the work that has been given unto their hands to do.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Stay in your Lane: Keys for your assigned race

Hebrews 12

1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

Learning how to stay in your own lane especially in your divine assignments can take some time when learning how to balance at first, but ultimately as you mature as a runner; you are able to succeed at what was once the impossible by incorporating a few key steps into your regimen along the way. These keys are practical so they can fit any area you may need help in whether spiritually, relationally or even physically

1. Stay within your set boundaries
Going outside the white lines in a race will cause you to be disqualified. Pay attention to your own inside lines.

2. Be willing to bend as your go around the curve
Issues in relation to your assignment may arise, but you will have to learn how to just go with the flow. Remain Flexible.

3. Keep your pace
Don’t try to use all of your energy up at the beginning of the race. Pace yourself in the Holy Spirit.

4. Stay Focused
Set your face as flint on the task at hand. Remain faithful to God in your assignment. He will tell you when the assignment is completed.

5. Push forward when directed
At the leading of the Holy Spirit press into prayer and fasting when you are led to to do so. This will give you strength when you feel you are at your weakest.

6. Celebrate those who cross the finish line before you do
Rejoice and celebrate with others who are promoted or blessed before you are. What God has done for others can serve as motivation for you.

7. Keep a good attitude
Don’t try to overshadow someone else’s victory with a bad attitude. A victory for one in Christ is always a victory for the whole body of believers. We are on the same team.

Prayerfully, these simple keys will help you along your journey as you keep pace in the race that has been set before you. May you always feel the love, joy and faithfulness of those who are assigned to cheer you on daily. A runner always performs much better when they have positive people cheering them on. Blessings.

Monday, April 18, 2011

"A Poetic View" 2011 National Poetry Month Spotlight for this week: Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou born Marguerite Ann Johnson on April 4, 1928, is an author, writer and poet who writes poetry with a flair of color and a whole lot of jazz. Angelou recited her poem "On the Pulse of Morning" at President Bill Clinton's inauguration in 1993, she is only the 2nd poet to have recited poetry during a presidential inauguration in our nation's history. Angelou one of our nation's most recognized poet's has also worn many hats throughout her life & career including those of a civil rights activist, dancer, film producer, television producer, playwright, film director, author, actress and professor.

Dr. Angelou has received over 30 honorary degrees and is Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University. On February 15, 2011, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom the nation's highest civilian honor for contributions to society.

The Lesson

I keep on dying again.
Veins collapse, opening like the
Small fists of sleeping
Memory of old tombs,
Rotting flesh and worms do
Not convince me against
The challenge. The years
And cold defeat live deep in
Lines along my face.
They dull my eyes, yet
I keep on dying,
Because I love to live.

Maya Angelou

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

"A Poetic View" 2011 National Poetry Month Spotlight for this week: James Mercer Langston Hughes

James Mercer Langston Hughes (February 1, 1902 – May 22, 1967) was an American poet, novelist, playwright, and columnist. He was one of the earliest innovators of the new literary art form jazz poetry. Hughes is best-known for his work during the Harlem Renaissance. He famously wrote about the period that "Harlem was in vogue".

The Negro Speaks of Rivers

I've known rivers:
I've known rivers ancient as the world and older than the
flow of human blood in human veins.
My soul has grown deep like the rivers.
I bathed in the Euphrates when dawns were young.
I danced in the Nile when I was old
I built my hut near the Congo and it lulled me to sleep.
I looked upon the Nile and raised the pyramids above it.
I heard the singing of the Mississippi when Abe Lincoln
went down to New Orleans, and I've seen its muddy
bosom turn all golden in the sunset.

I've known rivers:
Ancient, dusky rivers.
My soul has grown deep like the rivers.

The Negro Speaks of Rivers" (1920)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Woman in the Mirror

Who are you to yourself?

Who have you become since you first gave your whole heart to God? When people interact with you on a day to day basis who do they really see? How do you view yourself as a woman of God? Jesus asked his disciples a question in Mark 8:27-29 “Who do men say that I? When he listened to their comments about whom the people thought that He was, he then changed the direction of the question to make it become more personal. In verse 29, He asked them “Who do you say that I am?” and then Peter said to him, “You are the Christ.”

Now that the disciples finally knew who Jesus was, He was then able to explain to them what His divine purpose in life was and the reason why He came to save the lost. What have you been showing people around you about you? Is there anyone who really knows what God has purposed for you to do as a part of the body of Christ? Do you even know? Join me for the next few moments as we look into God’s mirror.

For people to even understand your purpose as a woman of God, you would first need to know who you are. Sometimes we can make the mistake of placing our identity into the hands of people whom we love and interact with daily. This is not the safest or the best thing to do because people can sometimes treat what is holy as something common. You dear sister are special and you are a royal daughter, part of a royal priesthood. You are indeed one of God’s most prized possessions, so why not do yourself a favor and allow these words to rest in your spirit today, because you are one of the Father’s very special jewels.

Secondly, when you look at yourself from this day forward, step back from the mirrors of society and truly see yourself differently. You are no longer the woman who was born into sin and shaped in iniquity; you have been purchased for a price because you have been redeemed by the blood of the Lamb of God. Yes, I know and believe me when I say this that we have all done things in our past in which we may not be proud of, but God sent His beloved Son into the world so that the person we used to be would now be washed in the blood of Jesus. So, if you still need just a bit of reassuring about what God says about you let’s go straight to the word of God, which should always be the measuring rod you use when you are dealing with any of the cares and issues of life.

1. 2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold all things have become new.

2. 2 Corinthians 5:21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

3. Psalm 8:4-5 What is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you visit him? For you have made him a little lower than the angels, and you have crowned him with glory and honor.

4. Psalm 139:14 I will praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.

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

6. John 16 You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain.

7. Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.

When you see what the word of God says about you and the fact that He has redeemed you and now sees you as righteous because of His Son, well what possibly could stop you now? Sister, know that you are loved and are a tremendously blessed and highly favored woman of God. He has called you for a specific purpose just as He has called you to make a difference in the lives of those around you. When you know whose and who you are, you’ll have all the confidence to walk forth into your divine purpose. Now let’s go back to your mirror, now tell me what do you see?

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Quenching your thirst for Life

Psalm 42:7-8 “Deep calls unto deep at the noise of your waterfalls; all your waves and billows have gone over me.”

Since our bodies contain up to 60% of water, it is extremely important that we replenish it to ensure that it operates according to God's original design, purpose and plan. Can you remember the times that you have been so thirsty that it took more than an eight ounce glass of water to satisfy your thirst? Then you promised yourself that you would never again forget to drink water because the lack of it made you feel all tired and depleted.

The poet in this psalm wrote how they desired and longed deeply for the presence of God during a time of uncertainty and waiting on God. Sometimes in life we can become wrapped up in so many things at once that we can become dry and parched not only in our natural bodies but within our spirits. When this happens our spirit will begin to long for the very thing which help to keep it well watered and that is the presence of the living God. As the deep part of us (our spirit man) calls out unto deep (the presence of God) our once dry and parched spirit is then watered as we receive what is needed for our natural body to be replenished.

Now that we have entered into a new year, as well as a new decade, it is essential that we take the necessary steps to ensure that we keep a continual connection to our divine water source. The water which we receive from God is not only used to quench our thirsty spirits but it is also used to help quench the parched souls of those connected to us who may not know God.

So how do we keep a continual connection?

1. Give all your cares and concerns to God.

2. Ask God to reveal to you His divine purpose for your life.

3. Cut from your life those things or activities which have caused your spirit to become dry and parched.

4. Spend time daily meditating on the word of God.

5. Spend time in fellowship and prayer with God

6. Keep a song of praise and thanksgiving upon your lips.

As the living rivers in you stay connected to its true water source, God the Father, the living waters which flow up from out of your belly will never run dry and you will have overflow to help water others.

Arnita L. Fields

If you would like to know Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior, please pray the following prayer:

I repent of all of my sins and right now I do confess that Jesus is the Son of God and that He died for the remission of my sins. I believe that Jesus died and was buried and rose again, and is now seated at the right hand of God in Heaven. I receive Him now as Lord of my life and now I commit to serve him for the rest of my days. It’s in Jesus’ name I do pray, Amen.

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